The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Glasgow region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 64 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.59% 0.65% 1.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.12% 6.25% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Development Applications Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
86 80 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 10.50% 10.38% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 32
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
Scotland

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 30 July 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 15 (71.43%) C#
2 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
3 11 (52.38%) STL
3 11 (52.38%) C++
3 11 (52.38%) XML
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) Unit Testing
5 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (42.86%) HTTP
5 9 (42.86%) SQL
5 9 (42.86%) ATL
5 9 (42.86%) COM+
5 9 (42.86%) DCOM
6 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
6 8 (38.10%) jQuery
7 7 (33.33%) TDD
7 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 7 (33.33%) OLE DB
8 6 (28.57%) MVC
8 6 (28.57%) Finance
8 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Google
8 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 6 (28.57%) CppUnit
8 6 (28.57%) GoogleTest
9 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
10 4 (19.05%) OOP
10 4 (19.05%) JavaScript

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) CppUnit
1 6 (28.57%) GoogleTest
2 4 (19.05%) NCrunch
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) CodeRush
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Lead Developer
2 6 (28.57%) C++ Developer
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 11 (52.38%) STL
2 11 (52.38%) XML
3 9 (42.86%) ATL
3 9 (42.86%) COM+
3 9 (42.86%) DCOM
4 8 (38.10%) .NET Framework
4 8 (38.10%) jQuery
5 7 (33.33%) OLE DB
6 6 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
8 4 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (9.52%) HTML
10 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (4.76%) Castle Windsor
11 1 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
1 2 (9.52%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Unit Testing
2 7 (33.33%) TDD
3 6 (28.57%) MVC
3 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) OOP
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
6 2 (9.52%) OO
6 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.76%) Memory Management
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) C#
2 11 (52.38%) C++
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) DevExpress
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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