The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 85 67 65
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.99% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.47% 9.03% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Average daily rate £375 £310 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -2.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
Visual Studio
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
179 144 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.54% 10.98% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 85 74
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (54.17%) C#
4 11 (45.83%) Finance
5 10 (41.67%) ISEB
5 10 (41.67%) ISTQB
6 9 (37.50%) SQL
6 9 (37.50%) .NET
7 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (29.17%) HTML
8 7 (29.17%) CSS
8 7 (29.17%) TDD
8 7 (29.17%) Selenium
8 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
8 7 (29.17%) BDD
8 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
9 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (25.00%) Web Services
9 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
10 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
10 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
11 4 (16.67%) SDLC
11 4 (16.67%) Entity Framework
11 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
11 4 (16.67%) Web Development
11 4 (16.67%) MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
1 7 (29.17%) WebDriver
2 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.50%) NUnit
3 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.33%) JDeveloper
4 2 (8.33%) ReSharper
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Automation Engineer
1 7 (29.17%) Test Automation Engineer
1 7 (29.17%) Test Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Financial Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) CSS
2 7 (29.17%) HTML
3 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (25.00%) Web Services
4 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
5 4 (16.67%) Entity Framework
6 3 (12.50%) jQuery
6 3 (12.50%) LINQ
6 3 (12.50%) LINQ to SQL
7 2 (8.33%) Ajax
7 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (8.33%) WCF
7 2 (8.33%) XML
8 1 (4.17%) CSS3
8 1 (4.17%) HTML5
8 1 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
2 7 (29.17%) BDD
2 7 (29.17%) TDD
3 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.67%) MVC
4 4 (16.67%) SDLC
4 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (16.67%) Web Development
5 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Test Management
6 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) C
5 2 (8.33%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) Embedded C
5 2 (8.33%) Embedded C++
5 2 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) ISEB
1 10 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Veeam
2 1 (4.17%) VMware