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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.49% 1.85% 1.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.35% 12.77% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £222 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £344 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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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
89 94 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 11.68% 14.46% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 50 46
Average daily rate £375 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £20.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 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 23 (76.67%) XML
1 23 (76.67%) C++
2 22 (73.33%) C#
2 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (73.33%) STL
3 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 20 (66.67%) .NET
4 19 (63.33%) SQL
4 19 (63.33%) HTTP
5 18 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (56.67%) T-SQL
7 15 (50.00%) DCOM
8 13 (43.33%) COM+
9 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
9 12 (40.00%) ATL
9 12 (40.00%) Unit Testing
10 10 (33.33%) TDD
11 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
11 9 (30.00%) OLE DB
12 8 (26.67%) Google
12 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
12 8 (26.67%) Finance
12 8 (26.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 8 (26.67%) CppUnit
12 8 (26.67%) GoogleTest
13 5 (16.67%) Banking
13 5 (16.67%) jQuery
13 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
13 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) RDBMS
3 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) CppUnit
1 8 (26.67%) GoogleTest
2 3 (10.00%) NCrunch
3 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) CodeRush
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) NUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (100.00%) Developer
2 18 (60.00%) C++ Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Senior C++ Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Lead Developer
6 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
7 2 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
8 1 (3.33%) C++ Team Leader
8 1 (3.33%) C++ Applications Developer
8 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) XML
2 22 (73.33%) STL
3 20 (66.67%) .NET
4 15 (50.00%) DCOM
5 13 (43.33%) COM+
6 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 12 (40.00%) ATL
7 9 (30.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (30.00%) OLE DB
8 8 (26.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (16.67%) jQuery
10 3 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (6.67%) COM
11 2 (6.67%) HTML
12 1 (3.33%) Web Services
12 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
12 1 (3.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 10 (33.33%) TDD
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.33%) Multithreading
7 3 (10.00%) OOP
7 3 (10.00%) MVC
8 2 (6.67%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) OO
8 2 (6.67%) Pair Programming
8 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.33%) V-Model
9 1 (3.33%) Domain-Driven Design
9 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.33%) Memory Management
9 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) C++
2 22 (73.33%) C#
3 19 (63.33%) SQL
4 17 (56.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.33%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) Google
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) DevExpress