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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 81 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% 1.48% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.49% 11.66% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 7
Average daily rate
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£328 £243 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.05% -16.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £229 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £314 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +7.14%
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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
164 163 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.17% 12.73% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 99 41
Average daily rate £365 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £245 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 13 (65.00%) .NET
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (30.00%) SQL
7 6 (30.00%) C#
7 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (25.00%) Scrum
9 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) Workflow
9 4 (20.00%) Finance
9 4 (20.00%) Validation
9 4 (20.00%) CRM
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (20.00%) InfoPath
9 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (20.00%) HTML
9 4 (20.00%) CSS
9 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (20.00%) Android
9 4 (20.00%) Veeam
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (20.00%) Open Source
9 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) SharePoint Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) UI Developer
4 2 (10.00%) UI Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) jQuery
4 2 (10.00%) HTML5
4 2 (10.00%) CSS3
4 2 (10.00%) Ajax
4 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) XSL
5 1 (5.00%) XSLT
5 1 (5.00%) WinForms
5 1 (5.00%) STL
5 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Integration
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Android
2 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.00%) Windows CE
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Open Source
4 4 (20.00%) Workflow
4 4 (20.00%) Validation
4 4 (20.00%) CRM
5 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.00%) Service Management
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) MVC
5 3 (15.00%) Data Management
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (15.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VC++
4 2 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.00%) XQuery
5 1 (5.00%) XPath
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Veeam
3 3 (15.00%) Tableau
3 3 (15.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle