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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 56 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.75% 1.18% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.11% 12.75% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 4
Average daily rate
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£243 £315 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.01% +8.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £255 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £347 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £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
139 102 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.57% 9.26% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 53 33
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 £243 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £422 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 32 (86.49%) C#
2 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (56.76%) .NET
4 20 (54.05%) Windows
5 18 (48.65%) C++
6 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
7 11 (29.73%) jQuery
8 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
8 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
8 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
9 9 (24.32%) SQL
10 8 (21.62%) Web Application Development
10 8 (21.62%) HTML
11 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
11 7 (18.92%) MVC
12 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
12 6 (16.22%) WCF
12 6 (16.22%) WinForms
12 6 (16.22%) Web Services
13 5 (13.51%) XML
13 5 (13.51%) SOA
13 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
13 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
13 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
14 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
14 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
14 4 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (10.81%) Subversion
14 4 (10.81%) EAI
14 4 (10.81%) Finance

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (2.70%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Subversion
2 3 (8.11%) ReSharper
2 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.11%) Mercurial
3 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (5.41%) NCrunch
4 1 (2.70%) Valgrind
4 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.70%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.70%) GoogleTest
4 1 (2.70%) CMake
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) T4 Templates
4 1 (2.70%) FxCop
4 1 (2.70%) MSTest
4 1 (2.70%) Moq
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (75.68%) Developer
2 11 (29.73%) .NET Developer
3 9 (24.32%) C++ Developer
3 9 (24.32%) Programmer
3 9 (24.32%) C++ Programmer
4 7 (18.92%) C++/C# Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Software Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
7 3 (8.11%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Verification Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (56.76%) .NET
2 11 (29.73%) jQuery
3 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
4 8 (21.62%) HTML
5 6 (16.22%) WCF
5 6 (16.22%) WinForms
5 6 (16.22%) Web Services
6 5 (13.51%) XML
6 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
7 4 (10.81%) MSMQ
7 4 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (8.11%) HTML5
8 3 (8.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (5.41%) CSS3
9 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (5.41%) LINQ
9 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (5.41%) Backbone.js
9 2 (5.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.41%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.70%) DataPower
3 1 (2.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (54.05%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.70%) Windows CE
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Unit Testing
3 8 (21.62%) Web Application Development
4 7 (18.92%) MVC
5 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.51%) SOA
7 4 (10.81%) EAI
7 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.11%) TDD
9 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.41%) OOP
9 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
10 1 (2.70%) Embedded Software Development
10 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (2.70%) Coaching
10 1 (2.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (86.49%) C#
2 18 (48.65%) C++
3 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
4 9 (24.32%) SQL
5 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.70%) VBA
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Red Gate
2 2 (5.41%) Twitter
3 1 (2.70%) CA
3 1 (2.70%) Apple
3 1 (2.70%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.70%) Google