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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.75% 1.13% 1.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.48% 9.20% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £376 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
91 87 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 10.59% 12.34% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 38
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 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 14 (70.00%) C#
2 12 (60.00%) C++
2 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (60.00%) STL
2 12 (60.00%) XML
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (55.00%) Unit Testing
4 10 (50.00%) HTTP
4 10 (50.00%) ATL
4 10 (50.00%) COM+
4 10 (50.00%) DCOM
5 9 (45.00%) SQL
6 8 (40.00%) OLE DB
6 8 (40.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (40.00%) TDD
7 7 (35.00%) jQuery
7 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (30.00%) GoogleTest
8 6 (30.00%) CppUnit
8 6 (30.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (30.00%) Finance
8 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (30.00%) Google
9 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (20.00%) MVC
9 4 (20.00%) OOP
9 4 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.00%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) CppUnit
1 6 (30.00%) GoogleTest
2 4 (20.00%) NCrunch
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) CodeRush
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) NUnit
4 1 (5.00%) Subversion
4 1 (5.00%) JIRA
4 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) C++ Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Lead Developer
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) .NET
1 12 (60.00%) STL
1 12 (60.00%) XML
2 10 (50.00%) ATL
2 10 (50.00%) COM+
2 10 (50.00%) DCOM
3 8 (40.00%) OLE DB
3 8 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (35.00%) jQuery
5 6 (30.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 4 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
8 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (10.00%) HTML
9 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Unit Testing
2 8 (40.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (20.00%) OOP
4 4 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) OO
6 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (5.00%) Memory Management
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) C#
2 12 (60.00%) C++
3 9 (45.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) DevExpress
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
University Of Glasgow
Rate: From £27,057 to £30,434 per annum (2 year contract in the first instan
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
University Of Glasgow
Rate: From £33,242 to £37,394 per annum (12 months in the first instance)
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 23 days ago