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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 101 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 34 60 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.02% 2.14% 1.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.65% 18.52% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £243 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £414 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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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
393 324 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.80% 11.57% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 183 115
Average daily rate £365 £375 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +6.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £456 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 8
Average hourly rate £55.00 £38.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +13.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
Edinburgh -19 14 £325 +34.02%
Glasgow +1 13 £316 -15.66% 5
West Lothian -7 4 £310 -22.59% 1
Renfrewshire +2 2 £323 -2.27%
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 51 (71.83%) .NET
2 50 (70.42%) SQL Server
3 48 (67.61%) C#
4 38 (53.52%) SQL
5 37 (52.11%) Microsoft
6 32 (45.07%) HTML
6 32 (45.07%) ASP.NET
7 30 (42.25%) CSS
8 27 (38.03%) JavaScript
9 24 (33.80%) .NET Framework
10 23 (32.39%) Windows
11 22 (30.99%) SharePoint
12 18 (25.35%) XML
12 18 (25.35%) MVC
12 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (21.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (16.90%) Content Management
14 12 (16.90%) OO
15 11 (15.49%) Finance
15 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
15 11 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (14.08%) Entity Framework
16 10 (14.08%) Scrum
16 10 (14.08%) OOP
17 9 (12.68%) VB
17 9 (12.68%) TDD
17 9 (12.68%) jQuery
17 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
18 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 (30.99%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
3 2 (2.82%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.82%) Node.js
4 1 (1.41%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.82%) MS Project
2 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) SAN
1 2 (2.82%) Firewall
1 2 (2.82%) iSCSI
1 2 (2.82%) NAS
2 1 (1.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (70.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (21.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.23%) EDRMS
4 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.41%) SSDT
6 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.23%) PVCS
2 3 (4.23%) Toad
3 2 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.82%) MSI
3 2 (2.82%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.82%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.82%) Selenium
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.41%) WatiN
4 1 (1.41%) Moq
4 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.41%) Subversion
4 1 (1.41%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
2 3 (4.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (59.15%) Developer
2 18 (25.35%) .NET Developer
3 8 (11.27%) Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Test Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Software Developer
5 6 (8.45%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Programmer
7 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.63%) SharePoint Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.23%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Software Programmer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (71.83%) .NET
2 32 (45.07%) HTML
2 32 (45.07%) ASP.NET
3 30 (42.25%) CSS
4 24 (33.80%) .NET Framework
5 18 (25.35%) XML
6 10 (14.08%) Entity Framework
7 9 (12.68%) jQuery
8 7 (9.86%) NHibernate
9 6 (8.45%) HTML5
9 6 (8.45%) AngularJS
9 6 (8.45%) Web Services
10 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (5.63%) Ajax
11 4 (5.63%) CSS3
12 2 (2.82%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (2.82%) RESTful
12 2 (2.82%) XSLT
12 2 (2.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
1 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.23%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.82%) Mechatronics
4 1 (1.41%) GIS
4 1 (1.41%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.41%) SCADA
4 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.39%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Android
2 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) MVC
1 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (16.90%) Content Management
2 12 (16.90%) OO
3 10 (14.08%) OOP
3 10 (14.08%) Scrum
4 9 (12.68%) TDD
4 9 (12.68%) Test Scripting
5 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.45%) Web Development
6 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.04%) Change Management
7 5 (7.04%) Validation
7 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.04%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.63%) Open Source
8 4 (5.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 48 (67.61%) C#
2 38 (53.52%) SQL
3 27 (38.03%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.68%) VB
5 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.04%) C++
7 4 (5.63%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.82%) VBA
9 2 (2.82%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.82%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.82%) REXX
9 2 (2.82%) Tcl
9 2 (2.82%) C
9 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.41%) XPath
10 1 (1.41%) XQuery
10 1 (1.41%) VC++
10 1 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) Degree
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.23%) MCSD
4 3 (4.23%) MCSE
5 2 (2.82%) ISEB
5 2 (2.82%) MCTS
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.82%) WSUS
1 2 (2.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (52.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) VMware
3 4 (5.63%) Veeam
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
3 4 (5.63%) HP
4 3 (4.23%) Tableau
4 3 (4.23%) Google
5 2 (2.82%) CA
5 2 (2.82%) Symantec
6 1 (1.41%) ESRI
6 1 (1.41%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Adobe
Livingston
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 8 days ago