The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Scotland 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 96 94 85
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 35 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.29% 0.93% 0.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.71% 10.09% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 8
Average daily rate
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£280 £283 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £191 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
Development Applications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
299 228 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.05% 9.22% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 88 104
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% +39.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £24.00 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £34.40 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Edinburgh -14 20 £244 -15.94% 9
Glasgow +6 11 £388 +14.81% 11
Renfrewshire - 1 £456 -
Fife - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 4
Dundee - - - -
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 43 (74.14%) C#
2 37 (63.79%) .NET
3 30 (51.72%) SQL Server
4 22 (37.93%) C++
5 21 (36.21%) Windows
6 20 (34.48%) SQL
6 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
7 19 (32.76%) jQuery
8 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET
8 17 (29.31%) XML
9 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (24.14%) T-SQL
10 14 (24.14%) .NET Framework
11 13 (22.41%) HTML
12 12 (20.69%) MVC
13 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
13 11 (18.97%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (15.52%) Finance
14 9 (15.52%) SharePoint
14 9 (15.52%) WCF
14 9 (15.52%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (15.52%) Relational Database
15 8 (13.79%) Web Services
15 8 (13.79%) OO
15 8 (13.79%) TDD
15 8 (13.79%) Automated Testing
16 7 (12.07%) Scrum
16 7 (12.07%) Workflow
16 7 (12.07%) STL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (15.52%) SharePoint
1 9 (15.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) Apache
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.72%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) HTTP
2 2 (3.45%) Intranet
3 1 (1.72%) Firewall
3 1 (1.72%) SAN
3 1 (1.72%) FTP
3 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (15.52%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.72%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.34%) Subversion
3 4 (6.90%) CppUnit
3 4 (6.90%) GoogleTest
3 4 (6.90%) NCrunch
4 3 (5.17%) Mercurial
4 3 (5.17%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.72%) NUnit
6 1 (1.72%) MSI
6 1 (1.72%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.72%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.72%) MSTest
6 1 (1.72%) Moq
6 1 (1.72%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 42 (72.41%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) .NET Developer
3 10 (17.24%) C++ Developer
4 7 (12.07%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Programmer
4 7 (12.07%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) C++ Programmer
5 5 (8.62%) Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Lead Developer
6 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.17%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.17%) C++/C# Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (63.79%) .NET
2 19 (32.76%) jQuery
3 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET
3 17 (29.31%) XML
4 14 (24.14%) .NET Framework
5 13 (22.41%) HTML
6 9 (15.52%) WCF
7 8 (13.79%) Web Services
8 7 (12.07%) STL
9 6 (10.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (8.62%) MSMQ
10 5 (8.62%) ATL
10 5 (8.62%) COM+
10 5 (8.62%) DCOM
11 4 (6.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (6.90%) CSS
12 3 (5.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Mathematics
1 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.17%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.17%) Open Source
2 3 (5.17%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) MVC
3 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
4 8 (13.79%) OO
4 8 (13.79%) TDD
4 8 (13.79%) Automated Testing
5 7 (12.07%) Scrum
5 7 (12.07%) Workflow
6 6 (10.34%) SOA
6 6 (10.34%) Change Management
6 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.62%) Data Management
7 5 (8.62%) EAI
7 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.90%) Web Application Development
8 4 (6.90%) OOP
8 4 (6.90%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 43 (74.14%) C#
2 22 (37.93%) C++
3 20 (34.48%) SQL
4 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
5 14 (24.14%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.17%) Embedded C++
6 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.45%) VB
8 1 (1.72%) XQuery
8 1 (1.72%) REXX
8 1 (1.72%) Tcl
8 1 (1.72%) VBA
8 1 (1.72%) Java
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) ISEB
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
2 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) Nintex
4 4 (6.90%) Cognos
4 4 (6.90%) IBM
4 4 (6.90%) Google
5 2 (3.45%) Red Gate
5 2 (3.45%) Twitter
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) CA
6 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec
6 1 (1.72%) DevExpress
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