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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 114 85 96
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.71% 1.58% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.77% 12.22% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 27 6
Average daily rate £330 £340 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £306 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £388 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £16.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
312 352 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.24% 12.96% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 211 176
Average daily rate £330 £365 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Average hourly rate £37.75 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.95 £27.60 £14.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.55 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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
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 12 February 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
Edinburgh -19 8 £375 +20.96% 3
Glasgow -10 6 £315 -7.35% 9
Renfrewshire -3 3 £330 -10.81%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 42 (75.00%) C#
2 38 (67.86%) .NET
3 37 (66.07%) SQL Server
4 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (46.43%) ASP.NET
6 23 (41.07%) MVC
7 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
8 20 (35.71%) .NET Framework
9 18 (32.14%) HTML
10 17 (30.36%) CSS
11 16 (28.57%) Web Services
12 15 (26.79%) SQL
12 15 (26.79%) Entity Framework
13 14 (25.00%) TDD
14 12 (21.43%) Web Development
14 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
14 12 (21.43%) Finance
14 12 (21.43%) Unit Testing
15 11 (19.64%) Relational Database
15 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
15 11 (19.64%) Windows
15 11 (19.64%) OO
16 10 (17.86%) XML
16 10 (17.86%) C
16 10 (17.86%) C++
16 10 (17.86%) ISEB
16 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
16 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
17 9 (16.07%) Degree
17 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.79%) RS-232
2 1 (1.79%) RS-485
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (66.07%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.64%) Relational Database
3 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (12.50%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.79%) MySQL
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Eclipse
2 8 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (12.50%) MSI
3 7 (12.50%) Selenium
3 7 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (8.93%) TeamCity
5 4 (7.14%) NUnit
6 3 (5.36%) ReSharper
6 3 (5.36%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.57%) JDeveloper
7 2 (3.57%) Moq
7 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (3.57%) WatiN
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Developer
2 19 (33.93%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.07%) Senior Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Software Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Web Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Software Development Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (67.86%) .NET
2 26 (46.43%) ASP.NET
3 20 (35.71%) .NET Framework
4 18 (32.14%) HTML
5 17 (30.36%) CSS
6 16 (28.57%) Web Services
7 15 (26.79%) Entity Framework
8 10 (17.86%) XML
9 8 (14.29%) NHibernate
10 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (12.50%) WinForms
10 7 (12.50%) WPF
10 7 (12.50%) XSD
11 5 (8.93%) LINQ
11 5 (8.93%) LINQ to SQL
12 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (7.14%) WCF
13 3 (5.36%) jQuery
14 2 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (41.07%) MVC
3 14 (25.00%) TDD
4 12 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 12 (21.43%) Web Development
5 11 (19.64%) OO
6 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
7 9 (16.07%) Change Management
7 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
8 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 7 (12.50%) BDD
8 7 (12.50%) Performance Management
8 7 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 7 (12.50%) Project Management
8 7 (12.50%) Scrum
9 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.71%) SDLC
10 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (75.00%) C#
2 15 (26.79%) SQL
3 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
5 10 (17.86%) C
5 10 (17.86%) C++
6 9 (16.07%) Java
7 7 (12.50%) COBOL
7 7 (12.50%) PL/1
7 7 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 7 (12.50%) VBScript
8 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
9 3 (5.36%) Embedded C
9 3 (5.36%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.79%) VB
10 1 (1.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) ISEB
1 10 (17.86%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.07%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) Oracle
2 8 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (1.79%) Nintex
3 1 (1.79%) Veeam