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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 68 76 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.79% 1.00% 1.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.55% 8.46% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 11
Median daily rate £369 £325 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% +34.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £362 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.66%
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
176 201 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.43% 11.80% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 107 95
Median daily rate £400 £363 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £278 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £47.25 £40.38 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.01% -4.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 9 (56.25%) MVC
4 8 (50.00%) HTML
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
5 7 (43.75%) jQuery
5 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (43.75%) C#
5 7 (43.75%) CSS
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 6 (37.50%) Scrum
6 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
7 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (31.25%) Workflow
7 5 (31.25%) Oracle
8 4 (25.00%) Web Services
8 4 (25.00%) TDD
8 4 (25.00%) RESTful
8 4 (25.00%) HTML5
8 4 (25.00%) CSS3
8 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (25.00%) User Experience
8 4 (25.00%) Jasmine

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) MS Access
2 3 (18.75%) MySQL
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) SQLite
4 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (6.25%) Power BI
4 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (25.00%) Jasmine
3 1 (6.25%) Checkstyle
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) FindBugs
3 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (25.00%) UI Developer
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) HTML CSS Developer
3 3 (18.75%) HTML Developer
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior JavaScript Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior UI Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) VBA Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) CMS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (50.00%) HTML
4 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
4 7 (43.75%) CSS
4 7 (43.75%) jQuery
5 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
6 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (25.00%) CSS3
7 4 (25.00%) HTML5
7 4 (25.00%) RESTful
7 4 (25.00%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
9 2 (12.50%) XML
10 1 (6.25%) Ajax
10 1 (6.25%) SOAP
10 1 (6.25%) WinForms
10 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Social Media
3 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) MVC
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Workflow
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) SDLC
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Multithreading
6 3 (18.75%) Prototyping
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
8 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
8 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 3 (18.75%) VBA
3 3 (18.75%) VBScript
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Fortify
1 1 (6.25%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Cognos
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Nintex
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Logi Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Telerik
4 1 (6.25%) TIBCO