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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
UK / Scotland
Rank 89 103 74
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 17 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.03% 0.97% 1.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.30% 7.94% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 34
Median daily rate £310 £320 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -4.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
270 315 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.39% 12.18% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 175 208
Median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £264 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.89 £37.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.90% -16.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +6 7 £310 -0.80% 1
Renfrewshire +24 3 £310 -3.12%
Edinburgh +13 3 £500 +66.66% 2
Fife - 3 £310 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 39 (92.86%) .NET
2 28 (66.67%) MVC
3 27 (64.29%) C#
3 27 (64.29%) .NET Framework
4 25 (59.52%) ASP.NET
5 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
6 21 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 19 (45.24%) CSS
7 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (42.86%) HTML
9 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
10 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (33.33%) Entity Framework
12 13 (30.95%) jQuery
13 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (26.19%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (23.81%) HTML5
15 10 (23.81%) CSS3
15 10 (23.81%) WCF
15 10 (23.81%) TDD
15 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
16 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
16 8 (19.05%) AngularJS
16 8 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 7 (16.67%) WPF
17 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (16.67%) RESTful
18 6 (14.29%) Jasmine
18 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
18 6 (14.29%) SQL

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 3 (7.14%) CMS
2 2 (4.76%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (14.29%) Jasmine
3 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (71.43%) Developer
2 16 (38.10%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 6 (14.29%) UI Developer
4 5 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (11.90%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.90%) HTML Developer
4 5 (11.90%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (9.52%) HTML CSS Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior UI Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Development Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) VBA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (92.86%) .NET
2 27 (64.29%) .NET Framework
3 25 (59.52%) ASP.NET
4 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (45.24%) CSS
5 18 (42.86%) HTML
6 14 (33.33%) Entity Framework
7 13 (30.95%) jQuery
8 12 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (23.81%) CSS3
9 10 (23.81%) HTML5
9 10 (23.81%) WCF
10 8 (19.05%) AngularJS
10 8 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (16.67%) RESTful
11 7 (16.67%) WPF
12 6 (14.29%) Web Services
13 5 (11.90%) XML
14 4 (9.52%) Kendo UI
15 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.90%) User Experience
2 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.76%) Linked Data
2 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
2 2 (4.76%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) MVC
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) TDD
4 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (14.29%) Scrum
6 5 (11.90%) Web Development
7 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.76%) Change Management
8 2 (4.76%) Data Visualisation
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.76%) OO
8 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.76%) Prototyping
8 2 (4.76%) RDF
8 2 (4.76%) SEO
9 1 (2.38%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (64.29%) C#
2 24 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.14%) VB
4 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.14%) VBA
5 2 (4.76%) SPARQL
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.38%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) VMware
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