The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 16 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 3.70% 1.77% -
As % of the Development Applications category 37.50% 28.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£405 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Development Applications Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.88% 6.19% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) PVCS
2 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (66.67%) Toad
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (16.67%) WPF
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
6 1 (16.67%) OOP
6 1 (16.67%) OO
6 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (16.67%) Perl
6 1 (16.67%) MS Office

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) PVCS
2 4 (66.67%) Toad
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) WPF
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) OOP
1 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle