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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 72 84 78
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 56 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.01% 1.20% 1.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.45% 12.55% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 17
Average daily rate
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£330 £283 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -5.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £191 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £336 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -29.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
321 239 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.52% 9.58% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 107 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Average hourly rate £38.00 £34.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -8 22 £243 -16.37% 8
Glasgow -3 17 £375 +36.36% 13
Aberdeen +4 4 £313 -3.84% 2
West Lothian - 3 £401 - 2
Dundee - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 57 (72.15%) C#
2 49 (62.03%) .NET
3 40 (50.63%) SQL Server
4 36 (45.57%) SQL
5 33 (41.77%) C++
6 32 (40.51%) Microsoft
7 26 (32.91%) Windows
8 23 (29.11%) XML
8 23 (29.11%) ASP.NET
8 23 (29.11%) Unit Testing
9 20 (25.32%) JavaScript
10 19 (24.05%) T-SQL
10 19 (24.05%) .NET Framework
11 18 (22.78%) jQuery
12 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (20.25%) HTML
13 15 (18.99%) STL
14 14 (17.72%) SharePoint
14 14 (17.72%) MVC
14 14 (17.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (16.46%) Web Services
16 12 (15.19%) HTTP
17 11 (13.92%) DCOM
17 11 (13.92%) Finance
17 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (13.92%) SharePoint 2010
18 10 (12.66%) WCF
18 10 (12.66%) TDD
18 10 (12.66%) Automated Testing
18 10 (12.66%) COM+

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 14 (17.72%) SharePoint
2 11 (13.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (3.80%) MS Project Server
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) PegaRULES
6 1 (1.27%) CMS
6 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.06%) InfoPath
3 3 (3.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.27%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.19%) HTTP
2 1 (1.27%) FTP
2 1 (1.27%) SAN
2 1 (1.27%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.27%) NAS
2 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (50.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.39%) Relational Database
4 8 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.27%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.86%) GoogleTest
3 6 (7.59%) CppUnit
3 6 (7.59%) Subversion
4 5 (6.33%) ReSharper
5 4 (5.06%) NCrunch
6 3 (3.80%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.27%) MSI
8 1 (1.27%) InstallShield
8 1 (1.27%) AdminStudio
8 1 (1.27%) NUnit
8 1 (1.27%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.27%) CMake
8 1 (1.27%) CodeRush
8 1 (1.27%) T4 Templates
8 1 (1.27%) FxCop
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 58 (73.42%) Developer
2 18 (22.78%) .NET Developer
3 17 (21.52%) C++ Developer
4 10 (12.66%) C# Developer
5 9 (11.39%) Programmer
6 8 (10.13%) Software Engineer
6 8 (10.13%) C++ Programmer
7 6 (7.59%) C++/C# Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Lead Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Administrator
8 5 (6.33%) Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.80%) C# Software Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) DBA
10 3 (3.80%) Oracle DBA
11 2 (2.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (62.03%) .NET
2 23 (29.11%) XML
2 23 (29.11%) ASP.NET
3 19 (24.05%) .NET Framework
4 18 (22.78%) jQuery
5 16 (20.25%) HTML
6 15 (18.99%) STL
7 13 (16.46%) Web Services
8 11 (13.92%) DCOM
9 10 (12.66%) WCF
9 10 (12.66%) COM+
9 10 (12.66%) ATL
10 8 (10.13%) OLE DB
11 7 (8.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (6.33%) MSMQ
13 5 (6.33%) CSS
13 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 4 (5.06%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Mathematics
1 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.80%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.27%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.27%) Open Source
3 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.27%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Windows
2 3 (3.80%) Windows CE
3 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.27%) Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.27%) Android
3 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) Unit Testing
2 16 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.72%) MVC
4 10 (12.66%) TDD
4 10 (12.66%) Automated Testing
5 9 (11.39%) SOA
6 8 (10.13%) Scrum
6 8 (10.13%) OO
7 7 (8.86%) Data Management
7 7 (8.86%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.86%) Workflow
7 7 (8.86%) Web Application Development
8 6 (7.59%) Test Scripting
8 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.59%) Change Management
9 5 (6.33%) EAI
10 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (5.06%) Software Testing
10 4 (5.06%) OOP
11 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (72.15%) C#
2 36 (45.57%) SQL
3 33 (41.77%) C++
4 20 (25.32%) JavaScript
5 19 (24.05%) T-SQL
6 7 (8.86%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.06%) VBA
8 3 (3.80%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.27%) REXX
9 1 (1.27%) Tcl
9 1 (1.27%) Java
9 1 (1.27%) VB
9 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) ISEB
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.27%) CA LISA
2 1 (1.27%) WSUS
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle
3 7 (8.86%) Google
4 5 (6.33%) Nintex
5 4 (5.06%) Cognos
5 4 (5.06%) IBM
6 2 (2.53%) Red Gate
6 2 (2.53%) Twitter
6 2 (2.53%) CA
7 1 (1.27%) HP
7 1 (1.27%) Apple
7 1 (1.27%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.27%) Symantec
7 1 (1.27%) VMware
7 1 (1.27%) DevExpress
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