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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
UK / Scotland
Rank 83 113 82
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 18 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.13% 0.70% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.53% 6.02% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 24
Median daily rate £315 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £355 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +25.00%

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
291 299 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.25% 11.55% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 148 214
Median daily rate £375 £330 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Median hourly rate £15.89 £37.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.90% -16.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.40
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +15.38%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +7 11 £310 -1.58% 3
Edinburgh +21 4 £450 - 4
Fife - 3 £320 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 42 (91.30%) .NET
2 30 (65.22%) C#
3 28 (60.87%) MVC
4 27 (58.70%) .NET Framework
5 25 (54.35%) JavaScript
6 24 (52.17%) ASP.NET
7 22 (47.83%) SQL Server
8 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
9 18 (39.13%) CSS
9 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (39.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (36.96%) HTML
11 14 (30.43%) Entity Framework
12 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (28.26%) jQuery
12 13 (28.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (26.09%) WCF
14 10 (21.74%) WPF
14 10 (21.74%) TDD
14 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
15 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
15 9 (19.57%) CSS3
15 9 (19.57%) HTML5
16 8 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (17.39%) AngularJS
16 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (17.39%) Web Services
17 7 (15.22%) SQL
17 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
17 7 (15.22%) Scrum

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 3 (6.52%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.04%) Jasmine
3 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (4.35%) JUnit
5 2 (4.35%) MSI
5 2 (4.35%) NUnit
5 2 (4.35%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.17%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.52%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Developer
2 17 (36.96%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.22%) UI Developer
4 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (13.04%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.04%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.87%) HTML Developer
5 5 (10.87%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (8.70%) HTML CSS Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Senior UI Developer
7 3 (6.52%) C# WPF Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Development Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (91.30%) .NET
2 27 (58.70%) .NET Framework
3 24 (52.17%) ASP.NET
4 18 (39.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (39.13%) CSS
5 17 (36.96%) HTML
6 14 (30.43%) Entity Framework
7 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (28.26%) jQuery
8 12 (26.09%) WCF
9 10 (21.74%) WPF
10 9 (19.57%) CSS3
10 9 (19.57%) HTML5
11 8 (17.39%) AngularJS
11 8 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (17.39%) Web Services
12 7 (15.22%) RESTful
13 5 (10.87%) XML
14 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (6.52%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) User Experience
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.35%) Linked Data
3 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.35%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.17%) Fintech
4 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) MVC
2 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.74%) TDD
4 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (15.22%) Scrum
7 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Web Development
9 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.35%) Change Management
9 2 (4.35%) Data Visualisation
9 2 (4.35%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.35%) MVVM
9 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.35%) Process Improvement
9 2 (4.35%) Prototyping
9 2 (4.35%) RDF
9 2 (4.35%) SEO
9 2 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (65.22%) C#
2 25 (54.35%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.52%) Java
4 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 2 (4.35%) SPARQL
5 2 (4.35%) VB
5 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.35%) VBA
6 1 (2.17%) C
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.35%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe
3 1 (2.17%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.17%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) Perforce
3 1 (2.17%) Telerik
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