The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 61 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 68 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.45% 1.34% 1.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.18% 12.09% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 13 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £255 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £348 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £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 Scotland region.

Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
321 273 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.55% 11.05% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 131 115
Average daily rate £375 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £255 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £17.30 £26.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Scotland region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Scotland region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +2 23 £375 +36.36% 5
Edinburgh +7 22 £243 -23.01% 3
Aberdeen +8 5 £344 +5.76% 3
West Lothian - 3 £401 -
Highlands - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 70 (73.68%) C#
2 58 (61.05%) .NET
3 56 (58.95%) SQL Server
4 48 (50.53%) SQL
5 42 (44.21%) C++
6 41 (43.16%) Microsoft
7 37 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (29.47%) XML
9 26 (27.37%) Windows
9 26 (27.37%) ASP.NET
10 25 (26.32%) T-SQL
10 25 (26.32%) Unit Testing
11 22 (23.16%) STL
12 21 (22.11%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (21.05%) .NET Framework
14 18 (18.95%) HTTP
14 18 (18.95%) SharePoint
15 17 (17.89%) jQuery
16 16 (16.84%) HTML
16 16 (16.84%) JavaScript
17 15 (15.79%) DCOM
17 15 (15.79%) MVC
17 15 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
18 13 (13.68%) Automated Testing
18 13 (13.68%) COM+
19 12 (12.63%) ATL
19 12 (12.63%) TDD
19 12 (12.63%) Finance
20 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
20 11 (11.58%) Relational Database

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 18 (18.95%) SharePoint
2 15 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (7.37%) MS Project Server
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) CMS
5 1 (1.05%) PegaRULES
5 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.42%) InfoPath
3 7 (7.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.05%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.95%) HTTP
2 2 (2.11%) NAS
2 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
2 2 (2.11%) SAN
2 2 (2.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
3 1 (1.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (58.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (22.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (11.58%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.21%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.05%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 9 (9.47%) GoogleTest
1 9 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.42%) CppUnit
3 5 (5.26%) Subversion
3 5 (5.26%) ReSharper
4 4 (4.21%) NCrunch
5 3 (3.16%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.11%) MSI
6 2 (2.11%) InstallShield
6 2 (2.11%) AdminStudio
7 1 (1.05%) Toad
7 1 (1.05%) PVCS
7 1 (1.05%) NUnit
7 1 (1.05%) CMake
7 1 (1.05%) T4 Templates
7 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Front Office
3 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (75.79%) Developer
2 26 (27.37%) C++ Developer
3 20 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 11 (11.58%) C# Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Programmer
5 9 (9.47%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) C++ Programmer
6 8 (8.42%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.37%) C++/C# Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Senior C++ Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Lead Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Tools Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) DBA
11 3 (3.16%) Applications Developer
11 3 (3.16%) Oracle DBA
11 3 (3.16%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (61.05%) .NET
2 28 (29.47%) XML
3 26 (27.37%) ASP.NET
4 22 (23.16%) STL
5 20 (21.05%) .NET Framework
6 17 (17.89%) jQuery
7 16 (16.84%) HTML
8 15 (15.79%) DCOM
9 13 (13.68%) COM+
10 12 (12.63%) ATL
11 10 (10.53%) Web Services
12 9 (9.47%) OLE DB
12 9 (9.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 8 (8.42%) WCF
14 7 (7.37%) WinForms
14 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (6.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 5 (5.26%) CSS
16 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 4 (4.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Mathematics
1 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.11%) SWIFT
2 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.05%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.05%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.05%) DataPower
3 1 (1.05%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.37%) Windows
2 3 (3.16%) Windows CE
3 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.05%) Linux
3 1 (1.05%) Android
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.32%) Unit Testing
3 15 (15.79%) MVC
4 13 (13.68%) Automated Testing
5 12 (12.63%) TDD
6 8 (8.42%) Web Application Development
6 8 (8.42%) Scrum
6 8 (8.42%) SOA
6 8 (8.42%) OO
7 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.37%) Data Management
8 6 (6.32%) Test Scripting
8 6 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.26%) Change Management
9 5 (5.26%) Project Management
9 5 (5.26%) Workflow
9 5 (5.26%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.26%) Multithreading
10 4 (4.21%) Software Testing
10 4 (4.21%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 70 (73.68%) C#
2 48 (50.53%) SQL
3 42 (44.21%) C++
4 25 (26.32%) T-SQL
5 16 (16.84%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.42%) PowerShell
6 8 (8.42%) VBA
7 3 (3.16%) Embedded C++
8 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.11%) VB
8 2 (2.11%) REXX
8 2 (2.11%) Tcl
9 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) ISEB
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.11%) SCCM
1 2 (2.11%) WSUS
1 2 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.05%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 41 (43.16%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.47%) Oracle
2 9 (9.47%) Google
3 5 (5.26%) Nintex
4 4 (4.21%) Cognos
4 4 (4.21%) IBM
5 3 (3.16%) CA
6 2 (2.11%) Red Gate
6 2 (2.11%) Twitter
6 2 (2.11%) VMware
6 2 (2.11%) HP
6 2 (2.11%) Symantec
7 1 (1.05%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.05%) Apple
7 1 (1.05%) DevExpress
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