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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 108 113 79
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -34
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 0.89% 1.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.83% 7.95% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 37
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £278 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £361 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +4.66%
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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
373 365 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.19% 11.16% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 181 173
Median daily rate £350 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 5
Median hourly rate £23.50 £55.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.27% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £36.43 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +5 8 £313 +13.63% 2
Edinburgh -4 7 £400 +23.07% 7
Dundee - 1 £270 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 45 (84.91%) .NET
2 35 (66.04%) C#
3 30 (56.60%) JavaScript
4 27 (50.94%) Microsoft
5 25 (47.17%) SharePoint
6 24 (45.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (43.40%) SQL Server
8 22 (41.51%) XML
9 20 (37.74%) Migration
9 20 (37.74%) PowerShell
10 18 (33.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (32.08%) CSS
11 17 (32.08%) IIS
11 17 (32.08%) SQL
12 16 (30.19%) MCSE
13 13 (24.53%) HP
13 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (22.64%) Workflow
14 12 (22.64%) jQuery
14 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
14 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET
15 11 (20.75%) HTML
15 11 (20.75%) Windows
15 11 (20.75%) MVC
15 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
16 10 (18.87%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
16 10 (18.87%) .NET Framework
17 9 (16.98%) Degree
17 9 (16.98%) SharePoint 2013

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (47.17%) SharePoint
2 17 (32.08%) IIS
3 10 (18.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (16.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (15.09%) OpenStack
5 8 (15.09%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.89%) Apache
7 1 (1.89%) CMS
7 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) DNS
1 8 (15.09%) SSL
1 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (43.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.66%) MS Access
3 3 (5.66%) MySQL
3 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.77%) SQLite
5 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.89%) Power BI
5 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.89%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 24 (45.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.43%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.89%) Checkstyle
4 1 (1.89%) FindBugs
4 1 (1.89%) MSI
4 1 (1.89%) ReSharper
General
1 5 (9.43%) Banking
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) SharePoint Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) SharePoint Specialist
5 4 (7.55%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) SharePoint Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.77%) Applications Support Specialist
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (84.91%) .NET
2 22 (41.51%) XML
3 17 (32.08%) CSS
4 12 (22.64%) ASP.NET
4 12 (22.64%) jQuery
5 11 (20.75%) HTML
6 10 (18.87%) .NET Framework
7 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (15.09%) XSLT
8 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
8 5 (9.43%) Entity Framework
8 5 (9.43%) Web Services
9 4 (7.55%) CSS3
9 4 (7.55%) HTML5
9 4 (7.55%) Kendo UI
10 2 (3.77%) NHibernate
10 2 (3.77%) WinForms
10 2 (3.77%) WPF
11 1 (1.89%) Ajax
11 1 (1.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Social Media
3 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Migration
2 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (22.64%) Workflow
4 11 (20.75%) MVC
5 8 (15.09%) High Availability
6 6 (11.32%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (11.32%) Records Management
6 6 (11.32%) Test Scripting
7 5 (9.43%) OO
7 5 (9.43%) SDLC
7 5 (9.43%) TDD
7 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.43%) Web Development
8 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Prototyping
9 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.66%) Multithreading
9 3 (5.66%) Scrum
9 3 (5.66%) Security Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (66.04%) C#
2 30 (56.60%) JavaScript
3 20 (37.74%) PowerShell
4 17 (32.08%) SQL
5 4 (7.55%) VB
5 4 (7.55%) VBA
5 4 (7.55%) VBScript
6 3 (5.66%) C++
6 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.77%) C
7 2 (3.77%) Java
7 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.89%) COBOL
8 1 (1.89%) PL/1
8 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (30.19%) MCSE
3 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
4 9 (16.98%) Degree
5 8 (15.09%) MCSD
5 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.89%) MCP
6 1 (1.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.89%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 27 (50.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) HP
3 9 (16.98%) Nintex
4 6 (11.32%) Oracle
5 2 (3.77%) Cognos
5 2 (3.77%) IBM
6 1 (1.89%) Citrix
6 1 (1.89%) Logi Analytics
6 1 (1.89%) Telerik
6 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
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