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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 68 56 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.94% 1.80% 0.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.45% 15.33% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Average daily rate
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£243 £301 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £34.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
142 137 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.11% 11.75% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 73 26
Average daily rate £375 £348 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +8.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £285 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £34.25 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.08% -11.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

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 22 October 2014, 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 29 (87.88%) C#
2 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (54.55%) C++
3 18 (54.55%) .NET
3 18 (54.55%) Windows
4 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 10 (30.30%) Unit Testing
6 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
6 8 (24.24%) Web Application Development
7 7 (21.21%) WCF
7 7 (21.21%) jQuery
7 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
7 7 (21.21%) WinForms
8 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 6 (18.18%) SQL
8 6 (18.18%) HTML
9 5 (15.15%) Web Services
9 5 (15.15%) SOA
9 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
9 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.12%) Mathematics
10 4 (12.12%) Finance
10 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Subversion
10 4 (12.12%) EAI
10 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.12%) XML
10 4 (12.12%) MSMQ
10 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
11 3 (9.09%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 1 (3.03%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) T4 Templates
3 1 (3.03%) NCrunch
3 1 (3.03%) GoogleTest
3 1 (3.03%) CMake
3 1 (3.03%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.03%) Gerrit
3 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.03%) FxCop
3 1 (3.03%) MSTest
3 1 (3.03%) Moq
3 1 (3.03%) Valgrind
3 1 (3.03%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) C++ Programmer
2 9 (27.27%) Programmer
2 9 (27.27%) .NET Developer
2 9 (27.27%) C++ Developer
3 7 (21.21%) C++/C# Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Software Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) C# Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Applications Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Verification Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (54.55%) .NET
2 7 (21.21%) WCF
2 7 (21.21%) jQuery
2 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
2 7 (21.21%) WinForms
3 6 (18.18%) HTML
4 5 (15.15%) Web Services
5 4 (12.12%) XML
5 4 (12.12%) MSMQ
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.06%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (6.06%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
7 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.03%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.03%) WinRT
7 1 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.06%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.03%) DataPower
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.03%) Windows CE
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Unit Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Web Application Development
4 6 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 5 (15.15%) SOA
5 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
5 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.12%) EAI
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) MVC
8 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.06%) Scrum
8 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.03%) Coaching
9 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.03%) Multithreading
9 1 (3.03%) OOP
9 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) C#
2 18 (54.55%) C++
3 8 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) CA
2 1 (3.03%) Apple
2 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
2 1 (3.03%) Google
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