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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 61 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.05% 1.59% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.68% 15.12% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Average daily rate
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£290 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +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
93 86 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 10.85% 10.50% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 29
Average daily rate £325 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 2015, 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 12 (92.31%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
3 9 (69.23%) HTML
3 9 (69.23%) CSS
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
6 6 (46.15%) SQL
7 5 (38.46%) MVC
7 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
7 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (30.77%) TDD
8 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
8 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
9 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (23.08%) Scrum
9 3 (23.08%) NHibernate
9 3 (23.08%) jQuery
9 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 3 (23.08%) HTML5
9 3 (23.08%) Content Management
10 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (15.38%) Finance

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Node.js
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) ArcGIS
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) ArcSDE
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (7.69%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (7.69%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.69%) WatiN
2 1 (7.69%) Moq
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) GIS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) HTML
2 9 (69.23%) CSS
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
5 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 3 (23.08%) NHibernate
5 3 (23.08%) HTML5
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) XML
7 1 (7.69%) Ajax
7 1 (7.69%) SOAP
7 1 (7.69%) Classic ASP
7 1 (7.69%) Ninject
7 1 (7.69%) CSS3
7 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) GIS
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) Content Management
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) OOD
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Development
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) ESRI
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