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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 93 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 36 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 0.91% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.20% 8.36% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 20
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £241 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -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
295 275 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.13% 10.87% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 165 154
Average daily rate £388 £379 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.24% +7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
Average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -12.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £30.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £42.00 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 10 £338 +37.75% 2
Glasgow -4 6 £290 -22.66% 3
Fife - 6 £338 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £450 -
Aberdeen +5 3 £405 -
West Lothian -5 1 £325 +8.33%
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (76.32%) .NET
2 55 (72.37%) C#
3 52 (68.42%) SQL Server
4 43 (56.58%) Microsoft
5 37 (48.68%) SQL
5 37 (48.68%) ASP.NET
6 30 (39.47%) Windows
7 26 (34.21%) JavaScript
7 26 (34.21%) HTML
8 24 (31.58%) XML
9 23 (30.26%) CSS
10 22 (28.95%) .NET Framework
11 20 (26.32%) C++
11 20 (26.32%) SharePoint
12 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (19.74%) MVC
14 13 (17.11%) VB
15 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
15 12 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (14.47%) FIX Protocol
16 11 (14.47%) T-SQL
16 11 (14.47%) STL
16 11 (14.47%) HTTP
17 10 (13.16%) OO
17 10 (13.16%) Content Management
17 10 (13.16%) jQuery
17 10 (13.16%) Unit Testing
18 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
18 9 (11.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (11.84%) OOP

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (6.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (3.95%) MS Project Server
5 3 (3.95%) IIS
6 2 (2.63%) Node.js
7 1 (1.32%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) InfoPath
2 3 (3.95%) MS Project
2 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.63%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.32%) MS Office
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) Firewall
2 2 (2.63%) SAN
2 2 (2.63%) Intranet
2 2 (2.63%) NAS
2 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.95%) EDRMS
7 2 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) CruiseControl
1 6 (7.89%) MSBuild
1 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.95%) PVCS
2 3 (3.95%) Toad
3 2 (2.63%) MSI
3 2 (2.63%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.63%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.63%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.32%) MorphX
4 1 (1.32%) JIRA
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.32%) C++Builder
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 55 (72.37%) Developer
2 12 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 11 (14.47%) C++ Developer
4 9 (11.84%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Senior Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Programmer
6 6 (7.89%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Senior C++ Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Software Programmer
8 3 (3.95%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Administrator
9 2 (2.63%) Applications Support
9 2 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Applications Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (76.32%) .NET
2 37 (48.68%) ASP.NET
3 26 (34.21%) HTML
4 24 (31.58%) XML
5 23 (30.26%) CSS
6 22 (28.95%) .NET Framework
7 11 (14.47%) FIX Protocol
7 11 (14.47%) STL
8 10 (13.16%) jQuery
9 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (9.21%) HTML5
10 7 (9.21%) Entity Framework
11 6 (7.89%) Web Services
11 6 (7.89%) COM+
11 6 (7.89%) OAuth2
11 6 (7.89%) OAuth
11 6 (7.89%) NHibernate
12 5 (6.58%) CSS3
12 5 (6.58%) DCOM
13 4 (5.26%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.63%) Device Driver
2 2 (2.63%) Open Source
2 2 (2.63%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Ubuntu
3 5 (6.58%) Windows CE
4 3 (3.95%) Android
5 2 (2.63%) Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.74%) MVC
3 10 (13.16%) OO
3 10 (13.16%) Content Management
3 10 (13.16%) Unit Testing
4 9 (11.84%) OOP
5 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.89%) Performance Testing
6 6 (7.89%) Web Development
7 5 (6.58%) CRM
8 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.26%) Change Management
8 4 (5.26%) TDD
8 4 (5.26%) Scrum
8 4 (5.26%) Integration Testing
9 3 (3.95%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.95%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (3.95%) UML
Programming Languages
1 55 (72.37%) C#
2 37 (48.68%) SQL
3 26 (34.21%) JavaScript
4 20 (26.32%) C++
5 13 (17.11%) VB
6 11 (14.47%) T-SQL
7 6 (7.89%) VB6
8 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.26%) VBA
10 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.95%) VC++
11 2 (2.63%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.63%) REXX
11 2 (2.63%) Tcl
11 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.32%) X++
12 1 (1.32%) C
12 1 (1.32%) Delphi
12 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.95%) MCSE
5 3 (3.95%) MCSD
6 1 (1.32%) MCTS
6 1 (1.32%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
1 2 (2.63%) WSUS
2 1 (1.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (56.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) VMware
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) HP
4 2 (2.63%) Symantec
4 2 (2.63%) Adobe
4 2 (2.63%) CA
4 2 (2.63%) SAP
4 2 (2.63%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.63%) Tableau
4 2 (2.63%) Nintex
4 2 (2.63%) Veeam
4 2 (2.63%) Google