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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 102 95 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 20 41 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.92% 1.28% 2.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.28% 10.25% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 40
Median daily rate £325 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £279 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £356 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.66%
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
379 400 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.41% 12.50% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 203 203
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 5
Median hourly rate £43.50 £55.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% +69.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £40.38 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Edinburgh +8 8 £369 +13.46% 4
Glasgow +1 7 £313 -1.18% 4
Aberdeen - 4 £300 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 47 (88.68%) .NET
2 35 (66.04%) C#
3 33 (62.26%) JavaScript
4 24 (45.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
5 22 (41.51%) ASP.NET
6 20 (37.74%) CSS
6 20 (37.74%) SharePoint
7 19 (35.85%) .NET Framework
8 18 (33.96%) MVC
8 18 (33.96%) HTML
8 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
9 17 (32.08%) XML
10 16 (30.19%) SQL
10 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (28.30%) Migration
11 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
13 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
14 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (20.75%) jQuery
15 10 (18.87%) IIS
15 10 (18.87%) MCSE
15 10 (18.87%) Entity Framework
16 9 (16.98%) AngularJS
16 9 (16.98%) TDD
17 8 (15.09%) Workflow
17 8 (15.09%) MCSD
17 8 (15.09%) HP
17 8 (15.09%) SSL

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 20 (37.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (18.87%) IIS
3 5 (9.43%) OpenStack
3 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.77%) CMS
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.89%) Apache
7 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) DNS
1 8 (15.09%) SSL
1 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.66%) HTTP
3 2 (3.77%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.66%) MS Access
3 3 (5.66%) MySQL
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
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%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (45.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.55%) Jasmine
3 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.89%) Checkstyle
4 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.89%) FindBugs
4 1 (1.89%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (7.55%) Banking
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) SharePoint Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Web Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (7.55%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) UI Developer
6 3 (5.66%) HTML CSS Developer
6 3 (5.66%) HTML Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior UI Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (3.77%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Collaboration Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (88.68%) .NET
2 22 (41.51%) ASP.NET
3 20 (37.74%) CSS
4 19 (35.85%) .NET Framework
5 18 (33.96%) HTML
6 17 (32.08%) XML
7 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (20.75%) jQuery
9 10 (18.87%) Entity Framework
10 9 (16.98%) AngularJS
11 8 (15.09%) CSS3
11 8 (15.09%) HTML5
12 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (11.32%) RESTful
13 5 (9.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (7.55%) Kendo UI
14 4 (7.55%) Web Services
15 3 (5.66%) XSLT
16 2 (3.77%) NHibernate
17 1 (1.89%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) User Experience
2 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) Social Media
4 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
2 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) MVC
2 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (28.30%) Migration
4 9 (16.98%) TDD
5 8 (15.09%) Workflow
6 7 (13.21%) Scrum
7 6 (11.32%) Web Development
8 5 (9.43%) SDLC
8 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.55%) High Availability
9 4 (7.55%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (7.55%) OO
10 3 (5.66%) Content Management
10 3 (5.66%) Multithreading
10 3 (5.66%) Prototyping
10 3 (5.66%) Test Scripting
10 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
11 2 (3.77%) Load Testing
11 2 (3.77%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 35 (66.04%) C#
2 33 (62.26%) JavaScript
3 16 (30.19%) SQL
4 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.43%) VB
5 5 (9.43%) VBA
6 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.66%) VBScript
7 2 (3.77%) C++
7 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.89%) C
8 1 (1.89%) Java
8 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.87%) MCSE
3 8 (15.09%) MCSD
4 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) Degree
5 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) MCP
6 1 (1.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) HP Fortify
2 1 (1.89%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) HP
3 5 (9.43%) Nintex
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Cognos
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) Logi Analytics
5 1 (1.89%) Telerik
5 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
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