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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 71 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -33
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.87% 0.49% 2.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.64% 4.32% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 12
Average daily rate
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£310 £309 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £309 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £322 £348
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 £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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
157 139 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.41% 11.28% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 81 31
Average daily rate £360 £361 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% +7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £180.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 19 (79.17%) C#
1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 14 (58.33%) MVC
4 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (45.83%) Windows
5 11 (45.83%) SQL
6 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
8 7 (29.17%) WinForms
8 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
9 6 (25.00%) Ubuntu
9 6 (25.00%) NHibernate
9 6 (25.00%) jQuery
9 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (25.00%) CruiseControl
9 6 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (25.00%) OAuth
9 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (25.00%) MSBuild
9 6 (25.00%) OAuth2
10 5 (20.83%) WCF
10 5 (20.83%) Web Services
10 5 (20.83%) HTML
11 3 (12.50%) C++
11 3 (12.50%) CSS
11 3 (12.50%) CRM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) MS Access
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) CruiseControl
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (25.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Developer
2 12 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Lead Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C++ Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) .NET
2 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 10 (41.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (29.17%) WinForms
4 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
5 6 (25.00%) jQuery
5 6 (25.00%) OAuth
5 6 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (25.00%) OAuth2
5 6 (25.00%) NHibernate
6 5 (20.83%) WCF
6 5 (20.83%) HTML
6 5 (20.83%) Web Services
7 3 (12.50%) CSS
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (8.33%) Castle Windsor
9 1 (4.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (8.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) MVC
2 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
5 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.17%) User Stories
6 1 (4.17%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.17%) UX Design
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Testing
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C#
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) VBA
6 1 (4.17%) VC++
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + Experience depending
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £153.75 - £192.38 per week
Posted: 15 days ago