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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 96 101 89
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 33 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.10% 0.80% 1.08%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.38% 7.35% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £309 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £385 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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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
352 272 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.75% 10.86% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 138 142
Average daily rate £375 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £232 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £432 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £18.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -57.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +6.08%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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
Glasgow -4 11 £350 +16.66% 7
Edinburgh -8 7 £310 +0.32% 4
Aberdeen +2 3 £405 -
Dundee - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 62 (76.54%) C#
2 61 (75.31%) .NET
3 54 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 44 (54.32%) SQL
5 39 (48.15%) ASP.NET
5 39 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 26 (32.10%) Windows
6 26 (32.10%) .NET Framework
7 22 (27.16%) HTML
8 21 (25.93%) C++
8 21 (25.93%) XML
9 19 (23.46%) JavaScript
9 19 (23.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (19.75%) SharePoint
12 15 (18.52%) HTTP
13 14 (17.28%) MVC
13 14 (17.28%) T-SQL
13 14 (17.28%) CSS
13 14 (17.28%) FIX Protocol
14 13 (16.05%) STL
14 13 (16.05%) VB
15 11 (13.58%) Finance
16 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (12.35%) Web Services
16 10 (12.35%) jQuery
16 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (12.35%) SharePoint 2010
17 9 (11.11%) Unit Testing
17 9 (11.11%) Oracle

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 16 (19.75%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (6.17%) MS Project Server
5 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.47%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.41%) MS Project
3 5 (6.17%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.23%) MS Office
4 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) HTTP
2 3 (3.70%) Intranet
2 3 (3.70%) Extranet
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
3 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.47%) NAS
3 2 (2.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (23.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (8.64%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.70%) EDRMS
7 2 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) CruiseControl
1 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 6 (7.41%) MSBuild
2 5 (6.17%) PVCS
3 4 (4.94%) Toad
4 3 (3.70%) MorphX
5 2 (2.47%) MSI
5 2 (2.47%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.47%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.23%) C++Builder
6 1 (1.23%) JIRA
6 1 (1.23%) Selenium
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (1.23%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 63 (77.78%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) .NET Developer
2 15 (18.52%) C++ Developer
3 10 (12.35%) Senior Developer
4 8 (9.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (8.64%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Programmer
6 6 (7.41%) Senior C++ Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Lead Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Applications Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Software Programmer
9 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (2.47%) CRM Developer
9 2 (2.47%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (75.31%) .NET
2 39 (48.15%) ASP.NET
3 26 (32.10%) .NET Framework
4 22 (27.16%) HTML
5 21 (25.93%) XML
6 14 (17.28%) CSS
6 14 (17.28%) FIX Protocol
7 13 (16.05%) STL
8 10 (12.35%) Web Services
8 10 (12.35%) jQuery
8 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (9.88%) Entity Framework
9 8 (9.88%) COM+
10 7 (8.64%) DCOM
11 6 (7.41%) NHibernate
11 6 (7.41%) OLE DB
11 6 (7.41%) OAuth2
11 6 (7.41%) OAuth
12 5 (6.17%) WPF
13 4 (4.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) Open Source
4 1 (1.23%) User Experience
4 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.10%) Windows
2 6 (7.41%) Ubuntu
3 4 (4.94%) Windows CE
4 2 (2.47%) Android
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.99%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.28%) MVC
3 9 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 8 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.64%) OOP
5 7 (8.64%) OO
6 6 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.41%) Performance Testing
7 5 (6.17%) Content Management
7 5 (6.17%) Migration
8 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.94%) CRM
8 4 (4.94%) Programme Management
9 3 (3.70%) Waterfall
9 3 (3.70%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.70%) Document Management
10 2 (2.47%) TDD
10 2 (2.47%) Web Development
10 2 (2.47%) Wealth Management
10 2 (2.47%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (76.54%) C#
2 44 (54.32%) SQL
3 21 (25.93%) C++
4 19 (23.46%) JavaScript
5 14 (17.28%) T-SQL
6 13 (16.05%) VB
7 8 (9.88%) PL/SQL
8 6 (7.41%) VB.NET
8 6 (7.41%) VBA
8 6 (7.41%) VB6
9 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.70%) X++
11 2 (2.47%) VC++
11 2 (2.47%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.47%) REXX
11 2 (2.47%) Tcl
12 1 (1.23%) C
12 1 (1.23%) Perl
12 1 (1.23%) Delphi
12 1 (1.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Degree
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.70%) MCSD
4 3 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) MCTS
5 1 (1.23%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.47%) WSUS
1 2 (2.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 39 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (3.70%) HP
4 2 (2.47%) CA
4 2 (2.47%) Symantec
4 2 (2.47%) VMware
4 2 (2.47%) Nintex
4 2 (2.47%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.47%) SAP
5 1 (1.23%) Adobe
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X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 43 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £325 - £365 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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