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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 113 99 105
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 36 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.20% 1.10% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.16% 10.38% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 14
Average daily rate £315 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £39.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +11.42%
Visual Studio
UK

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
393 318 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.14% 10.63% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 187 169
Average daily rate £340 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £26.25 £30.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -3.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £30.35 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.10 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 18 £300 -7.69% 5
Renfrewshire -25 13 £315 -27.58%
Fife +3 2 - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 45 (80.36%) C#
2 42 (75.00%) .NET
3 30 (53.57%) SQL Server
4 28 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 23 (41.07%) XML
5 23 (41.07%) SharePoint
5 23 (41.07%) PowerShell
6 22 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
8 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (30.36%) IIS
9 17 (30.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (28.57%) CSS
10 16 (28.57%) Windows
11 15 (26.79%) MCSE
11 15 (26.79%) Degree
12 14 (25.00%) Migration
12 14 (25.00%) Windows Server
13 13 (23.21%) TDD
13 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
13 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (21.43%) Finance
14 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
14 12 (21.43%) SQL
14 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
15 11 (19.64%) .NET Framework
15 11 (19.64%) HP
16 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
16 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
16 10 (17.86%) MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 23 (41.07%) SharePoint
2 17 (30.36%) IIS
3 9 (16.07%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 8 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.50%) DNS
2 7 (12.50%) SSL
3 2 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) RDBMS
2 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) MySQL
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.50%) Selenium
2 7 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 6 (10.71%) Eclipse
3 6 (10.71%) MSI
4 4 (7.14%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.36%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.79%) Moq
6 1 (1.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.79%) WatiN
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Electronics
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Developer
2 11 (19.64%) SharePoint Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Development Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Tools Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (75.00%) .NET
2 23 (41.07%) XML
3 16 (28.57%) CSS
4 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 11 (19.64%) .NET Framework
6 10 (17.86%) HTML
7 8 (14.29%) Entity Framework
8 7 (12.50%) jQuery
8 7 (12.50%) XSLT
9 6 (10.71%) NHibernate
9 6 (10.71%) WinForms
9 6 (10.71%) WPF
9 6 (10.71%) XSD
10 4 (7.14%) Web Services
11 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
12 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (1.79%) LINQ to SQL
12 1 (1.79%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 14 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Android
5 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) Migration
3 13 (23.21%) TDD
4 12 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 10 (17.86%) MVC
6 9 (16.07%) OO
6 9 (16.07%) Performance Testing
7 8 (14.29%) Change Management
7 8 (14.29%) Web Development
8 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 7 (12.50%) BDD
8 7 (12.50%) High Availability
8 7 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Workflow
9 6 (10.71%) Performance Management
9 6 (10.71%) Project Management
9 6 (10.71%) Records Management
9 6 (10.71%) Scrum
10 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 45 (80.36%) C#
2 23 (41.07%) PowerShell
3 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (21.43%) SQL
5 8 (14.29%) C++
6 7 (12.50%) C
6 7 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 6 (10.71%) COBOL
7 6 (10.71%) Java
7 6 (10.71%) PL/1
7 6 (10.71%) VBScript
8 2 (3.57%) VB
9 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (26.79%) Degree
2 15 (26.79%) MCSE
3 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
4 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.50%) ISEB
5 7 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 7 (12.50%) MCSD
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.79%) MCP
6 1 (1.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.64%) HP
3 7 (12.50%) Nintex
3 7 (12.50%) VMware
4 6 (10.71%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix
5 1 (1.79%) Veeam
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