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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 73 72 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -32
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.76% 0.79% 2.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.38% 8.00% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 14
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £268 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £33.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -6.89%
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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
149 125 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.31% 9.83% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 75 39
Average daily rate £395 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £239 £210
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 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 28 April 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 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
3 15 (55.56%) Windows
3 15 (55.56%) C#
3 15 (55.56%) MVC
3 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (51.85%) ASP.NET
5 13 (48.15%) SQL
6 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
7 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
10 6 (22.22%) NHibernate
10 6 (22.22%) jQuery
10 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
10 6 (22.22%) OAuth
10 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
10 6 (22.22%) Entity Framework
10 6 (22.22%) MSBuild
10 6 (22.22%) OAuth2
10 6 (22.22%) CruiseControl
10 6 (22.22%) Ubuntu
10 6 (22.22%) HTML
10 6 (22.22%) CSS
11 5 (18.52%) Web Services
11 5 (18.52%) CRM
11 5 (18.52%) WinForms
11 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) MS Access
4 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) CruiseControl
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 6 (22.22%) MSBuild
2 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Lead Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (7.41%) UI Developer
4 2 (7.41%) CRM Developer
4 2 (7.41%) UI Programmer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 14 (51.85%) ASP.NET
3 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
5 6 (22.22%) HTML
5 6 (22.22%) NHibernate
5 6 (22.22%) jQuery
5 6 (22.22%) OAuth
5 6 (22.22%) CSS
5 6 (22.22%) Entity Framework
5 6 (22.22%) OAuth2
6 5 (18.52%) Web Services
6 5 (18.52%) WinForms
7 4 (14.81%) WCF
8 3 (11.11%) HTML5
8 3 (11.11%) CSS3
9 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
9 2 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (7.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Device Driver
2 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Ubuntu
3 3 (11.11%) Windows CE
4 2 (7.41%) Android
4 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) MVC
1 15 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 5 (18.52%) CRM
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
6 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) TDD
6 2 (7.41%) Wealth Management
6 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.41%) Release Management
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) C#
2 13 (48.15%) SQL
3 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
5 3 (11.11%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) VC++
7 1 (3.70%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Veeam
3 1 (3.70%) Tableau
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £335 per day
Posted: 6 days ago