The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Aberdeen region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.71% - 1.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 40.00% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.27% 1.94% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
Scotland

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Aberdeen region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Aberdeen region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Visual Studio
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSL
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) CA SiteMinder
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WF
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSL
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft