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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 92 70 75
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.78% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.99% 9.09% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Median daily rate £350 £338 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +37.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £289 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £368 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £39.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
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
203 121 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.63% 8.61% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 79 82
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.75 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +27.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

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 31 May 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 8 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (75.00%) Selenium
3 6 (75.00%) BDD
3 6 (75.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) WinForms
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Selenium
1 6 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) WinForms
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (75.00%) BDD
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
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