The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Glasgow region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 69 58
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.28% 0.88% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.63% 6.40% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate £325 £349 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +29.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £280 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £381 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
118 125 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 16.79% 13.69% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 69 64
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £267 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
Scotland

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Glasgow region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Glasgow region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 16 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (93.75%) .NET
3 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET
4 12 (75.00%) jQuery
5 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
5 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
6 10 (62.50%) MVC
7 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 8 (50.00%) HTML
9 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (31.25%) WCF
10 5 (31.25%) TDD
10 5 (31.25%) Scrum
10 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
11 4 (25.00%) CSS
11 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (18.75%) Open Source
12 3 (18.75%) Castle Windsor
12 3 (18.75%) Razor View Engine
12 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (18.75%) Web Development
12 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
12 3 (18.75%) XML
12 3 (18.75%) SQL
12 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
12 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
13 2 (12.50%) Finance
13 2 (12.50%) Oracle
13 2 (12.50%) XSLT

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) NCrunch
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 4 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET
3 12 (75.00%) jQuery
4 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 8 (50.00%) HTML
6 5 (31.25%) WCF
7 4 (25.00%) CSS
8 3 (18.75%) Castle Windsor
8 3 (18.75%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
8 3 (18.75%) XML
9 2 (12.50%) XSLT
9 2 (12.50%) NHibernate
10 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (6.25%) Ajax
10 1 (6.25%) XHTML
10 1 (6.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Open Source
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) XPath
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) XQuery
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle