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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 97 110 97
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 33 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.07% 0.79% 1.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.51% 7.19% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 18
Average daily rate
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£345 £350 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +22.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £301 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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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
347 292 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.30% 11.00% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 154 151
Average daily rate £388 £359 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -1.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 £110.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.36% +158.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Edinburgh -2 10 £336 +8.46% 5
Glasgow -7 6 £328 +0.76% 3
Aberdeen +4 3 £405 -
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 63 (75.00%) .NET
2 61 (72.62%) C#
3 55 (65.48%) SQL Server
4 43 (51.19%) Microsoft
5 42 (50.00%) SQL
6 39 (46.43%) ASP.NET
7 30 (35.71%) Windows
8 26 (30.95%) .NET Framework
9 25 (29.76%) JavaScript
10 24 (28.57%) HTML
11 22 (26.19%) C++
11 22 (26.19%) XML
12 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (21.43%) MVC
13 18 (21.43%) CSS
13 18 (21.43%) SharePoint
14 17 (20.24%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (16.67%) HTTP
15 14 (16.67%) T-SQL
16 13 (15.48%) VB
16 13 (15.48%) STL
16 13 (15.48%) FIX Protocol
17 12 (14.29%) jQuery
18 11 (13.10%) Finance
19 10 (11.90%) Web Services
19 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
19 10 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
20 9 (10.71%) Unit Testing
20 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 8 (9.52%) COM+

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (5.95%) MS Project Server
5 4 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.38%) IIS
7 1 (1.19%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.95%) MS Project
2 5 (5.95%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.19%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.19%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.67%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) Intranet
2 3 (3.57%) Extranet
3 2 (2.38%) Firewall
3 2 (2.38%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.38%) NAS
3 2 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (65.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.57%) EDRMS
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.19%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) CruiseControl
1 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.14%) MSBuild
2 4 (4.76%) PVCS
3 3 (3.57%) Toad
3 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.57%) MorphX
4 2 (2.38%) MSI
4 2 (2.38%) InstallShield
4 2 (2.38%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.19%) C++Builder
5 1 (1.19%) JIRA
5 1 (1.19%) Selenium
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (1.19%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (13.10%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 64 (76.19%) Developer
2 17 (20.24%) .NET Developer
3 14 (16.67%) C++ Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 8 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Programmer
7 6 (7.14%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.95%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Senior C++ Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Applications Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Software Programmer
11 2 (2.38%) CRM Developer
11 2 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 2 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (75.00%) .NET
2 39 (46.43%) ASP.NET
3 26 (30.95%) .NET Framework
4 24 (28.57%) HTML
5 22 (26.19%) XML
6 18 (21.43%) CSS
7 13 (15.48%) STL
7 13 (15.48%) FIX Protocol
8 12 (14.29%) jQuery
9 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (11.90%) Web Services
10 8 (9.52%) COM+
11 7 (8.33%) DCOM
11 7 (8.33%) Entity Framework
12 6 (7.14%) NHibernate
12 6 (7.14%) OAuth
12 6 (7.14%) OLE DB
12 6 (7.14%) OAuth2
13 5 (5.95%) WinForms
13 5 (5.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.71%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 5 (5.95%) Windows CE
4 4 (4.76%) Android
5 2 (2.38%) Linux
5 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.43%) MVC
3 9 (10.71%) Unit Testing
4 8 (9.52%) OO
4 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.33%) OOP
5 7 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 5 (5.95%) Content Management
7 5 (5.95%) Migration
8 4 (4.76%) Programme Management
8 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.76%) Change Management
8 4 (4.76%) CRM
8 4 (4.76%) Web Development
8 4 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.76%) Integration Testing
9 3 (3.57%) Web Application Development
9 3 (3.57%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (72.62%) C#
2 42 (50.00%) SQL
3 25 (29.76%) JavaScript
4 22 (26.19%) C++
5 14 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 13 (15.48%) VB
7 6 (7.14%) VBA
7 6 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 6 (7.14%) VB6
8 5 (5.95%) VB.NET
8 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.57%) X++
9 3 (3.57%) VC++
10 2 (2.38%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.38%) REXX
10 2 (2.38%) Tcl
11 1 (1.19%) C
11 1 (1.19%) Delphi
11 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) Degree
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.57%) MCSD
4 3 (3.57%) MCSE
5 1 (1.19%) MCTS
5 1 (1.19%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.38%) WSUS
1 2 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (1.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (51.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) VMware
4 3 (3.57%) HP
5 2 (2.38%) CA
5 2 (2.38%) Symantec
5 2 (2.38%) Veeam
5 2 (2.38%) Nintex
5 2 (2.38%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) Adobe
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