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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 65 69 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.10% 0.62% 2.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.32% 4.96% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 11
Average daily rate
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£310 £317 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.20% +33.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £311 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £323 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
Visual Studio
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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 Edinburgh region.

Development Applications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
161 141 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.77% 12.53% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 84 31
Average daily rate £365 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £234 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 23 (82.14%) C#
2 21 (75.00%) .NET
3 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET
5 14 (50.00%) MVC
6 13 (46.43%) SQL
7 12 (42.86%) Windows
8 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
10 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
10 8 (28.57%) WinForms
11 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
11 7 (25.00%) MSBuild
12 6 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
12 6 (21.43%) WCF
12 6 (21.43%) jQuery
12 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
12 6 (21.43%) OAuth
12 6 (21.43%) OAuth2
12 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (21.43%) NHibernate
12 6 (21.43%) CruiseControl
12 6 (21.43%) Ubuntu
12 6 (21.43%) Web Services
13 5 (17.86%) C++
13 5 (17.86%) HTML
14 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
15 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (3.57%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) MS Access
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (21.43%) CruiseControl
3 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.57%) T4 Templates
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) FxCop
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) ReSharper
4 1 (3.57%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (89.29%) Developer
2 13 (46.43%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Programmer
3 4 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 4 (14.29%) C++ Developer
3 4 (14.29%) C++ Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (7.14%) CRM Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.57%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) .NET
2 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (28.57%) WinForms
5 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (21.43%) WCF
6 6 (21.43%) jQuery
6 6 (21.43%) OAuth
6 6 (21.43%) OAuth2
6 6 (21.43%) NHibernate
6 6 (21.43%) Web Services
7 5 (17.86%) HTML
8 3 (10.71%) CSS
9 2 (7.14%) Castle Windsor
9 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
9 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (3.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) DataPower
2 1 (3.57%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.57%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) MVC
3 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Web Application Development
5 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.71%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) TDD
6 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.57%) Coaching
7 1 (3.57%) User Stories
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Testing
7 1 (3.57%) UX Design
7 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
7 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) C#
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Adobe
2 1 (3.57%) CA
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £450 per day + Experience depending
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 days ago