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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 63 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.68% 0.71% 1.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.11% 6.17% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£290 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £355 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £395 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.03% -3.57%
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
74 81 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 8.43% 11.47% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 61
Average daily rate £375 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +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 27 May 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 24 (85.71%) C#
2 22 (78.57%) .NET
3 20 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 14 (50.00%) SQL
5 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 13 (46.43%) XML
7 11 (39.29%) HTTP
7 11 (39.29%) C++
7 11 (39.29%) FIX Protocol
7 11 (39.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (35.71%) STL
9 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
10 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
11 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
12 6 (21.43%) COM+
12 6 (21.43%) CSS
12 6 (21.43%) VB
12 6 (21.43%) HTML
12 6 (21.43%) Finance
12 6 (21.43%) VB6
13 5 (17.86%) DCOM
13 5 (17.86%) Web Services
14 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
14 4 (14.29%) jQuery
14 4 (14.29%) Banking
14 4 (14.29%) OLE DB
15 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.57%) Node.js
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.57%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) HTTP
2 2 (7.14%) Intranet
3 1 (3.57%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (39.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (89.29%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) C++ Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Senior C++ Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (78.57%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (46.43%) XML
4 11 (39.29%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (35.71%) STL
6 6 (21.43%) HTML
6 6 (21.43%) COM+
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
7 5 (17.86%) DCOM
7 5 (17.86%) Web Services
8 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 4 (14.29%) OLE DB
8 4 (14.29%) jQuery
9 3 (10.71%) WPF
9 3 (10.71%) HTML5
9 3 (10.71%) ATL
10 2 (7.14%) SOAP
11 1 (3.57%) Classic ASP
11 1 (3.57%) Ajax
11 1 (3.57%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Content Management
3 3 (10.71%) SDLC
4 2 (7.14%) ETL
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 2 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (7.14%) Data Transformation
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Development
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.57%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (3.57%) MVVM
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
5 1 (3.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) C#
2 14 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) C++
4 9 (32.14%) T-SQL
5 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (21.43%) VB6
6 6 (21.43%) VB
7 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
8 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
9 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Nintex