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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 69 66 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.01% 1.57% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.45% 12.42% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 7
Average daily rate
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£330 £245 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.69% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +28.57%
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
131 161 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.86% 12.64% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 106 28
Average daily rate £365 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.75 £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.34% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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
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 3 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 17 (73.91%) .NET
1 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (39.13%) C#
5 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
6 8 (34.78%) SQL
6 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
8 6 (26.09%) MVC
9 5 (21.74%) Scrum
9 5 (21.74%) CSS
9 5 (21.74%) HTML
9 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
10 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (17.39%) Open Source
10 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
10 4 (17.39%) Veeam
10 4 (17.39%) Android
10 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
10 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (17.39%) CRM
10 4 (17.39%) VMware
10 4 (17.39%) Workflow

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (34.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) MSBuild
2 3 (13.04%) CruiseControl
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Administrator
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) UI Developer
5 2 (8.70%) UI Programmer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
3 5 (21.74%) CSS
3 5 (21.74%) HTML
4 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
4 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
5 3 (13.04%) OAuth2
5 3 (13.04%) NHibernate
5 3 (13.04%) jQuery
5 3 (13.04%) OAuth
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.70%) HTML5
6 2 (8.70%) XML
6 2 (8.70%) WinForms
6 2 (8.70%) Ajax
6 2 (8.70%) CSS3
6 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.35%) XSL
7 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Android
2 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
3 3 (13.04%) Ubuntu
3 3 (13.04%) Windows CE
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) MVC
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Open Source
4 4 (17.39%) Workflow
4 4 (17.39%) Validation
4 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.04%) Release Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Management
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
5 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) VC++
5 1 (4.35%) XQuery
5 1 (4.35%) XPath
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
2 4 (17.39%) Veeam
3 3 (13.04%) Tableau
3 3 (13.04%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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