The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 43 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 20 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.87% 1.30% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.73% 9.76% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -4.28%
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 Glasgow region.

Development Applications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
88 82 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.63% 13.29% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 50
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -2.77%

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 21 November 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 26 (72.22%) C++
1 26 (72.22%) SQL Server
1 26 (72.22%) XML
2 25 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 25 (69.44%) C#
2 25 (69.44%) .NET
2 25 (69.44%) FIX Protocol
3 24 (66.67%) STL
4 22 (61.11%) HTTP
5 20 (55.56%) SQL
5 20 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (52.78%) T-SQL
7 17 (47.22%) DCOM
8 15 (41.67%) COM+
8 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET
9 13 (36.11%) ATL
10 12 (33.33%) Unit Testing
11 11 (30.56%) OLE DB
12 10 (27.78%) TDD
12 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
13 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (22.22%) Finance
14 8 (22.22%) Google
14 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
14 8 (22.22%) CppUnit
14 8 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 8 (22.22%) GoogleTest
15 7 (19.44%) Banking
16 5 (13.89%) jQuery
16 5 (13.89%) Mentoring

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 22 (61.11%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) Intranet
2 2 (5.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 20 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) CppUnit
1 8 (22.22%) GoogleTest
2 2 (5.56%) NCrunch
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) CodeRush
3 1 (2.78%) ReSharper
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (100.00%) Developer
2 21 (58.33%) C++ Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Senior C++ Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Lead Developer
6 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
7 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.56%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (2.78%) C++ Applications Developer
9 1 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.78%) C++ Team Leader
9 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (72.22%) XML
2 25 (69.44%) FIX Protocol
2 25 (69.44%) .NET
3 24 (66.67%) STL
4 17 (47.22%) DCOM
5 15 (41.67%) COM+
5 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET
6 13 (36.11%) ATL
7 11 (30.56%) OLE DB
8 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
9 8 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 5 (13.89%) jQuery
11 4 (11.11%) HTML
12 2 (5.56%) CSS
12 2 (5.56%) COM
12 2 (5.56%) ADO.NET
12 2 (5.56%) OLE
12 2 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 10 (27.78%) TDD
3 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
6 4 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Pair Programming
8 2 (5.56%) Document Management
8 2 (5.56%) Migration
8 2 (5.56%) Scrum
8 2 (5.56%) OOP
8 2 (5.56%) OO
8 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.78%) MVC
9 1 (2.78%) V-Model
9 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.78%) Memory Management
9 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (72.22%) C++
2 25 (69.44%) C#
3 20 (55.56%) SQL
4 19 (52.78%) T-SQL
5 4 (11.11%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.78%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Google
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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