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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 76 63 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -22
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 1.31% 2.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.64% 9.41% 32.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +14.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £297 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £343 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
194 170 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.27% 13.93% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 105 40
Average daily rate £375 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 2014, 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 27 (90.00%) C#
2 21 (70.00%) .NET
3 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (36.67%) SQL
7 10 (33.33%) Web Services
7 10 (33.33%) Windows
7 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 10 (33.33%) WCF
8 9 (30.00%) jQuery
8 9 (30.00%) C++
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 8 (26.67%) MVC
9 8 (26.67%) WinForms
10 7 (23.33%) Finance
10 7 (23.33%) HTML
10 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
11 6 (20.00%) Web Application Development
11 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
12 5 (16.67%) SOA
13 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (13.33%) EAI
13 4 (13.33%) MSMQ
13 4 (13.33%) XML
13 4 (13.33%) Subversion
14 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
14 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
14 3 (10.00%) TDD
14 3 (10.00%) Banking

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 1 (3.33%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.33%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (3.33%) GoogleTest
3 1 (3.33%) CMake
3 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) Moq
3 1 (3.33%) Valgrind
3 1 (3.33%) Clang
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) T4 Templates
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.33%) FxCop
3 1 (3.33%) MSTest
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Front Office
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (86.67%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Programmer
3 6 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 6 (20.00%) C++ Programmer
4 5 (16.67%) C++/C# Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.67%) CRM Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (33.33%) Web Services
3 10 (33.33%) WCF
4 9 (30.00%) jQuery
5 8 (26.67%) WinForms
6 7 (23.33%) HTML
7 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (13.33%) MSMQ
7 4 (13.33%) XML
8 2 (6.67%) Castle Windsor
8 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
9 1 (3.33%) POSIX
9 1 (3.33%) COM
9 1 (3.33%) CSS
9 1 (3.33%) STL
9 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) MVC
3 7 (23.33%) Unit Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Web Application Development
5 5 (16.67%) SOA
6 4 (13.33%) EAI
7 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.00%) TDD
7 3 (10.00%) CRM
8 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.67%) Wealth Management
8 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.67%) Scrum
9 1 (3.33%) Web Design
9 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
9 1 (3.33%) UML
9 1 (3.33%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 9 (30.00%) C++
5 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe
2 1 (3.33%) CA
2 1 (3.33%) Apple
2 1 (3.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (3.33%) Google
Edinburgh
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago