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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 42 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 20 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.77% 1.16% 1.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.22% 8.97% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 6
Average daily rate
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£340 £299 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.80% -10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £215 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
90 78 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.45% 12.94% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 49
Average daily rate £340 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £416 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 - £23.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 - £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 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 32 (74.42%) .NET
1 32 (74.42%) SQL Server
2 31 (72.09%) C#
3 26 (60.47%) C++
3 26 (60.47%) XML
3 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
4 25 (58.14%) SQL
4 25 (58.14%) FIX Protocol
5 24 (55.81%) STL
6 23 (53.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (51.16%) T-SQL
7 22 (51.16%) HTTP
8 20 (46.51%) ASP.NET
9 17 (39.53%) DCOM
10 15 (34.88%) COM+
11 12 (27.91%) ATL
11 12 (27.91%) Unit Testing
12 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (23.26%) TDD
13 10 (23.26%) OLE DB
13 10 (23.26%) Finance
14 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
15 8 (18.60%) Google
15 8 (18.60%) CppUnit
15 8 (18.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 8 (18.60%) GoogleTest
15 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
16 7 (16.28%) Banking
17 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
18 5 (11.63%) Migration

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
1 5 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 22 (51.16%) HTTP
2 3 (6.98%) Intranet
2 3 (6.98%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (74.42%) SQL Server
2 23 (53.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) CppUnit
1 8 (18.60%) GoogleTest
2 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) CodeRush
3 1 (2.33%) NCrunch
3 1 (2.33%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (95.35%) Developer
2 21 (48.84%) C++ Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Senior Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Senior C++ Developer
5 7 (16.28%) .NET Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Lead Developer
7 5 (11.63%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.65%) Development Team Leader
9 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.65%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) Applications Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Business Systems Analyst
10 1 (2.33%) Analyst Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Systems Developer
10 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (74.42%) .NET
2 26 (60.47%) XML
3 25 (58.14%) FIX Protocol
4 24 (55.81%) STL
5 20 (46.51%) ASP.NET
6 17 (39.53%) DCOM
7 15 (34.88%) COM+
8 12 (27.91%) ATL
9 10 (23.26%) OLE DB
10 9 (20.93%) .NET Framework
11 8 (18.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 5 (11.63%) HTML
12 5 (11.63%) jQuery
13 3 (6.98%) CSS
13 3 (6.98%) Web Services
14 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (4.65%) WCF
14 2 (4.65%) WPF
14 2 (4.65%) Silverlight
14 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Unit Testing
2 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) TDD
4 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.63%) Migration
6 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.30%) Multithreading
8 3 (6.98%) Document Management
8 3 (6.98%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.65%) Data Transformation
9 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.65%) Scrum
10 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.33%) MVC
10 1 (2.33%) Pair Programming
10 1 (2.33%) CRM
10 1 (2.33%) ETL
10 1 (2.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 31 (72.09%) C#
2 26 (60.47%) C++
3 25 (58.14%) SQL
4 22 (51.16%) T-SQL
5 4 (9.30%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.65%) VB
7 2 (4.65%) VB6
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) Google
3 2 (4.65%) Nintex
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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