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 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 63 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 5 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.58% 1.46% 0.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.17% 11.58% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Average daily rate
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£290 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Glasgow region.

Development Applications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
81 95 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 9.45% 12.62% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 42 29
Average daily rate £325 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
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 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 3 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 13 (81.25%) C#
1 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (68.75%) .NET
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
5 7 (43.75%) XML
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 5 (31.25%) C++
7 5 (31.25%) HTML
7 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
7 5 (31.25%) HTTP
7 5 (31.25%) CSS
7 5 (31.25%) STL
7 5 (31.25%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (18.75%) Banking
9 3 (18.75%) VB6
9 3 (18.75%) Finance
9 3 (18.75%) VB
9 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
9 3 (18.75%) HTML5
9 3 (18.75%) Content Management
9 3 (18.75%) jQuery
9 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
10 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
10 2 (12.50%) WPF
10 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) ArcGIS
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) ArcSDE
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior C++ Developer
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) GIS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
2 7 (43.75%) XML
3 5 (31.25%) STL
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 5 (31.25%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) SOAP
5 2 (12.50%) COM+
5 2 (12.50%) WPF
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (6.25%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) OLE DB
6 1 (6.25%) Ajax
6 1 (6.25%) DCOM
6 1 (6.25%) ATL
6 1 (6.25%) Classic ASP
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) GIS
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Content Management
1 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (12.50%) SDLC
2 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
3 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (6.25%) MVVM
3 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
4 5 (31.25%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) VB6
5 3 (18.75%) VB
6 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (6.25%) VBA
7 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) ESRI
2 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
2 1 (6.25%) SAP