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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.70% 1.38% 2.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.47% 8.82% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £260 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £329 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
98 102 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 11.49% 15.60% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 46
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 22 (73.33%) XML
1 22 (73.33%) C#
1 22 (73.33%) C++
2 21 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (70.00%) STL
3 20 (66.67%) .NET
4 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
5 18 (60.00%) HTTP
5 18 (60.00%) SQL
6 16 (53.33%) T-SQL
6 16 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (50.00%) DCOM
8 13 (43.33%) COM+
9 12 (40.00%) ATL
9 12 (40.00%) Unit Testing
10 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET
11 10 (33.33%) .NET Framework
12 9 (30.00%) TDD
12 9 (30.00%) OLE DB
13 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (26.67%) Finance
13 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
13 8 (26.67%) Google
13 8 (26.67%) GoogleTest
13 8 (26.67%) CppUnit
13 8 (26.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (20.00%) jQuery
15 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
16 4 (13.33%) NCrunch

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (13.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) GoogleTest
1 8 (26.67%) CppUnit
2 4 (13.33%) NCrunch
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (3.33%) NUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) CodeRush
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 17 (56.67%) C++ Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C++ Applications Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C++ Team Leader
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (73.33%) XML
2 21 (70.00%) STL
3 20 (66.67%) .NET
4 15 (50.00%) DCOM
5 13 (43.33%) COM+
6 12 (40.00%) ATL
7 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET
8 10 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 9 (30.00%) OLE DB
10 8 (26.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (20.00%) jQuery
12 4 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 2 (6.67%) COM
15 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
15 1 (3.33%) Web Services
15 1 (3.33%) HTML
15 1 (3.33%) OLE
15 1 (3.33%) WCF
15 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 9 (30.00%) TDD
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (13.33%) Multithreading
6 4 (13.33%) MVC
6 4 (13.33%) OOP
7 2 (6.67%) Pair Programming
7 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.67%) OO
8 1 (3.33%) Scrum
8 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (3.33%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (3.33%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) C#
1 22 (73.33%) C++
2 18 (60.00%) SQL
3 16 (53.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) DevExpress
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