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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 87 93 71
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 42 26 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.50% 1.05% 1.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.60% 7.81% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 25
Average daily rate
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£338 £301 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £292 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £345 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.15% -
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
362 333 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.96% 13.47% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 196 115
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £32.50 £28.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £36.00 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
Glasgow +12 20 £340 +13.80% 9
Edinburgh -13 9 £320 +4.40% 2
Aberdeen +13 3 £300 -7.69% 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £310 - 1
West Lothian +10 1 £275 -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 85 (77.98%) C#
2 73 (66.97%) .NET
3 72 (66.06%) SQL Server
4 62 (56.88%) SQL
5 51 (46.79%) Microsoft
6 40 (36.70%) ASP.NET
7 36 (33.03%) C++
8 31 (28.44%) XML
8 31 (28.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (27.52%) T-SQL
9 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (22.94%) STL
10 25 (22.94%) FIX Protocol
11 24 (22.02%) HTML
12 22 (20.18%) SharePoint
12 22 (20.18%) HTTP
12 22 (20.18%) Unit Testing
13 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
14 19 (17.43%) Windows
14 19 (17.43%) Finance
15 18 (16.51%) jQuery
15 18 (16.51%) .NET Framework
15 18 (16.51%) SharePoint 2010
16 17 (15.60%) DCOM
17 16 (14.68%) Web Services
17 16 (14.68%) MS Excel
17 16 (14.68%) MVC
18 15 (13.76%) COM+
19 14 (12.84%) TDD
20 13 (11.93%) WCF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 22 (20.18%) SharePoint
2 18 (16.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (10.09%) MS Project Server
4 5 (4.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.83%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.92%) CMS
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.92%) PegaRULES
6 1 (0.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (14.68%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.01%) MS Project
3 11 (10.09%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.92%) MS Office
4 1 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.92%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.18%) HTTP
2 3 (2.75%) Intranet
2 3 (2.75%) Extranet
3 2 (1.83%) iSCSI
3 2 (1.83%) NAS
3 2 (1.83%) Firewall
3 2 (1.83%) SAN
4 1 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (66.06%) SQL Server
2 31 (28.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.34%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.67%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (8.26%) GoogleTest
2 8 (7.34%) CppUnit
3 4 (3.67%) Subversion
4 3 (2.75%) PVCS
4 3 (2.75%) ReSharper
5 2 (1.83%) MorphX
5 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.83%) MSI
5 2 (1.83%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.83%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.83%) Toad
6 1 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.92%) Moq
6 1 (0.92%) FxCop
6 1 (0.92%) MSTest
6 1 (0.92%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.92%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.92%) CodeRush
General
1 19 (17.43%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Banking
3 2 (1.83%) Advertising
4 1 (0.92%) Front Office
4 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (85.32%) Developer
2 27 (24.77%) C++ Developer
3 24 (22.02%) .NET Developer
4 14 (12.84%) C# Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Programmer
7 8 (7.34%) Senior C++ Developer
8 7 (6.42%) Tools Developer
9 6 (5.50%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (5.50%) C++ Programmer
9 6 (5.50%) Lead Developer
10 5 (4.59%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.59%) Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.59%) C++/C# Developer
11 4 (3.67%) Applications Developer
12 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (2.75%) Team Leader
12 3 (2.75%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (66.97%) .NET
2 40 (36.70%) ASP.NET
3 31 (28.44%) XML
4 25 (22.94%) STL
4 25 (22.94%) FIX Protocol
5 24 (22.02%) HTML
6 18 (16.51%) jQuery
6 18 (16.51%) .NET Framework
7 17 (15.60%) DCOM
8 16 (14.68%) Web Services
9 15 (13.76%) COM+
10 13 (11.93%) WCF
11 12 (11.01%) ATL
12 11 (10.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (9.17%) OLE DB
14 9 (8.26%) CSS
14 9 (8.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 8 (7.34%) WinForms
16 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 4 (3.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.83%) SWIFT
2 2 (1.83%) Open Source
2 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
3 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.92%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.92%) User Experience
3 1 (0.92%) DataPower
3 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.43%) Windows
2 3 (2.75%) Android
3 1 (0.92%) Linux
3 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.92%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.52%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.18%) Unit Testing
3 16 (14.68%) MVC
4 14 (12.84%) TDD
5 11 (10.09%) Automated Testing
6 8 (7.34%) SOA
7 7 (6.42%) Web Application Development
8 6 (5.50%) Scrum
8 6 (5.50%) Project Management
8 6 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.59%) Migration
9 5 (4.59%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.59%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.59%) Multithreading
10 4 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.67%) EAI
10 4 (3.67%) CRM
10 4 (3.67%) OO
11 3 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 85 (77.98%) C#
2 62 (56.88%) SQL
3 36 (33.03%) C++
4 30 (27.52%) T-SQL
5 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
6 12 (11.01%) VBA
7 7 (6.42%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.50%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.50%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.67%) VB
10 2 (1.83%) X++
10 2 (1.83%) VB6
10 2 (1.83%) Java
10 2 (1.83%) REXX
10 2 (1.83%) Tcl
11 1 (0.92%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) SC Cleared
1 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.59%) Degree
3 1 (0.92%) ISEB
3 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.83%) VMware ESX
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) SCCM
1 2 (1.83%) WSUS
1 2 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.92%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 51 (46.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.26%) Oracle
2 9 (8.26%) Google
3 3 (2.75%) CA
3 3 (2.75%) Nintex
4 2 (1.83%) Symantec
4 2 (1.83%) VMware
4 2 (1.83%) HP
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe
5 1 (0.92%) Apple
5 1 (0.92%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.92%) SAP
5 1 (0.92%) Bloomberg
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