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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 76 74 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -28
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.79% 0.96% 1.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.24% 9.30% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £240 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £370 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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
119 129 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.54% 10.36% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 81 39
Average daily rate £400 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.75 £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.34% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 May 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 16 (69.57%) .NET
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
3 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (47.83%) C#
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
6 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 9 (39.13%) MVC
7 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
8 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
9 6 (26.09%) HTML
9 6 (26.09%) CSS
9 6 (26.09%) CruiseControl
9 6 (26.09%) Ubuntu
9 6 (26.09%) NHibernate
9 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
9 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
9 6 (26.09%) OAuth
9 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
9 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (26.09%) MSBuild
9 6 (26.09%) OAuth2
10 4 (17.39%) Scrum
10 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
10 4 (17.39%) jQuery
11 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
11 3 (13.04%) HTML5

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) MS Access
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) CruiseControl
1 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
1 6 (26.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Lead Developer
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) UI Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) UI Developer
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
4 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 6 (26.09%) CSS
4 6 (26.09%) NHibernate
4 6 (26.09%) OAuth
4 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
4 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (26.09%) OAuth2
5 4 (17.39%) jQuery
6 3 (13.04%) HTML5
6 3 (13.04%) CSS3
7 2 (8.70%) Ajax
7 2 (8.70%) WinForms
7 2 (8.70%) XML
7 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (4.35%) WCF
8 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Device Driver
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Ubuntu
3 3 (13.04%) Windows CE
4 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.70%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) MVC
3 6 (26.09%) Performance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.04%) CRM
6 2 (8.70%) Data Management
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 2 (8.70%) Workflow
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
6 2 (8.70%) Analytics
6 2 (8.70%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) VC++
6 1 (4.35%) XPath
6 1 (4.35%) XQuery
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Google
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Tableau
2 2 (8.70%) Veeam
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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