The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Edinburgh 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 65 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.64% 1.18% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.96% 13.48% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 3
Average daily rate
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£243 £290 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.37% +2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £165 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £320 £297
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
162 89 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.69% 8.72% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 37 45
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
Scotland

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 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 26 (86.67%) C#
2 18 (60.00%) .NET
3 16 (53.33%) Windows
4 14 (46.67%) C++
5 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (36.67%) jQuery
7 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 10 (33.33%) HTML
8 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
9 8 (26.67%) SQL
9 8 (26.67%) XML
10 6 (20.00%) MVC
10 6 (20.00%) Web Services
10 6 (20.00%) SOA
10 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
11 5 (16.67%) WCF
11 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
11 5 (16.67%) Subversion
11 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 5 (16.67%) EAI
11 5 (16.67%) Finance
11 5 (16.67%) MSMQ
11 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
12 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
12 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Intranet
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Subversion
2 3 (10.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (6.67%) NCrunch
3 2 (6.67%) ReSharper
3 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (3.33%) Valgrind
4 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
4 1 (3.33%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (3.33%) GoogleTest
4 1 (3.33%) CMake
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) MSTest
4 1 (3.33%) Moq
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Programmer
4 5 (16.67%) C++ Developer
4 5 (16.67%) C++ Programmer
5 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) C++/C# Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) jQuery
3 10 (33.33%) HTML
4 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (26.67%) XML
6 6 (20.00%) Web Services
7 5 (16.67%) MSMQ
7 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 5 (16.67%) WCF
8 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (10.00%) WinForms
9 3 (10.00%) HTML5
9 3 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (10.00%) CSS
10 2 (6.67%) XHTML
10 2 (6.67%) CSS3
10 2 (6.67%) LINQ
10 2 (6.67%) Backbone.js
11 1 (3.33%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 3 (10.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.33%) Windows CE
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (20.00%) SOA
2 6 (20.00%) MVC
3 5 (16.67%) EAI
3 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
4 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) OOP
7 1 (3.33%) OO
7 1 (3.33%) RAD
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.33%) UML
7 1 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) C#
2 14 (46.67%) C++
3 12 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 5 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.33%) VB
7 1 (3.33%) VBA
7 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
7 1 (3.33%) XQuery
7 1 (3.33%) XPath
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Red Gate
2 2 (6.67%) Twitter
3 1 (3.33%) Apple
3 1 (3.33%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.33%) Google
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