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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 72 95 83
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 49 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.83% 0.76% 1.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.04% 5.78% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 6 19
Average daily rate
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£338 £299 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £269 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £317 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.87 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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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
349 294 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.02% 13.14% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 170 109
Average daily rate £365 £348 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +14 29 £350 +19.65% 8
Edinburgh +4 15 £310 -2.20% 3
West Lothian +6 2 £275 -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Renfrewshire - - - -
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 81 (79.41%) C#
2 73 (71.57%) .NET
3 67 (65.69%) SQL Server
4 58 (56.86%) SQL
5 49 (48.04%) Microsoft
6 45 (44.12%) ASP.NET
7 32 (31.37%) C++
8 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (25.49%) XML
8 26 (25.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (24.51%) FIX Protocol
10 24 (23.53%) HTTP
11 23 (22.55%) STL
11 23 (22.55%) T-SQL
11 23 (22.55%) .NET Framework
12 20 (19.61%) JavaScript
12 20 (19.61%) Windows
13 19 (18.63%) HTML
13 19 (18.63%) MVC
14 18 (17.65%) SharePoint
15 16 (15.69%) Unit Testing
16 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (14.71%) SharePoint 2010
17 13 (12.75%) Web Services
17 13 (12.75%) DCOM
18 12 (11.76%) MS Project
18 12 (11.76%) VBA
18 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
18 12 (11.76%) COM+
18 12 (11.76%) Finance

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 15 (14.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (10.78%) MS Project Server
4 5 (4.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.96%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.98%) PegaRULES
6 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) MS Project
1 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.78%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.53%) HTTP
2 3 (2.94%) Intranet
2 3 (2.94%) Extranet
3 1 (0.98%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.98%) NAS
3 1 (0.98%) Firewall
3 1 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (65.69%) SQL Server
2 26 (25.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.98%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MSBuild
2 6 (5.88%) CruiseControl
2 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.94%) MorphX
3 3 (2.94%) PVCS
4 2 (1.96%) Toad
4 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.96%) CppUnit
4 2 (1.96%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.98%) T4 Templates
5 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.98%) Selenium
5 1 (0.98%) JIRA
5 1 (0.98%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.98%) FxCop
5 1 (0.98%) MSI
5 1 (0.98%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.98%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (88.24%) Developer
2 28 (27.45%) C++ Developer
3 25 (24.51%) .NET Developer
4 15 (14.71%) Senior Developer
5 11 (10.78%) Senior C++ Developer
5 11 (10.78%) C# Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Tools Developer
7 6 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Programmer
8 5 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) C++ Programmer
9 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 3 (2.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.94%) C++/C# Developer
10 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (71.57%) .NET
2 45 (44.12%) ASP.NET
3 26 (25.49%) XML
4 25 (24.51%) FIX Protocol
5 23 (22.55%) STL
5 23 (22.55%) .NET Framework
6 19 (18.63%) HTML
7 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (12.75%) Web Services
8 13 (12.75%) DCOM
9 12 (11.76%) COM+
9 12 (11.76%) jQuery
10 9 (8.82%) CSS
11 8 (7.84%) OLE DB
11 8 (7.84%) WinForms
11 8 (7.84%) WCF
11 8 (7.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (6.86%) ATL
13 6 (5.88%) OAuth2
13 6 (5.88%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.98%) User Experience
3 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
3 1 (0.98%) DataPower
3 1 (0.98%) Open Source
3 1 (0.98%) Device Driver
3 1 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.61%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.96%) Windows CE
3 2 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.63%) MVC
3 16 (15.69%) Unit Testing
4 7 (6.86%) TDD
4 7 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (5.88%) Project Management
5 6 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 5 (4.90%) Web Application Development
6 5 (4.90%) Migration
7 4 (3.92%) Scrum
7 4 (3.92%) CRM
7 4 (3.92%) Automated Testing
7 4 (3.92%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.94%) Waterfall
8 3 (2.94%) Document Management
8 3 (2.94%) SOA
9 2 (1.96%) ETL
9 2 (1.96%) OO
9 2 (1.96%) Programme Management
9 2 (1.96%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 81 (79.41%) C#
2 58 (56.86%) SQL
3 32 (31.37%) C++
4 23 (22.55%) T-SQL
5 20 (19.61%) JavaScript
6 12 (11.76%) VBA
7 7 (6.86%) VB
7 7 (6.86%) VB.NET
8 6 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.88%) VB6
8 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.94%) X++
10 1 (0.98%) Perl
10 1 (0.98%) Java
10 1 (0.98%) REXX
10 1 (0.98%) Tcl
10 1 (0.98%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) SC Cleared
1 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) Degree
3 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.98%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) CA LISA
1 1 (0.98%) WSUS
1 1 (0.98%) SCCM
1 1 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 49 (48.04%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.84%) Oracle
3 2 (1.96%) CA
3 2 (1.96%) SAP
3 2 (1.96%) Business Objects
3 2 (1.96%) Google
3 2 (1.96%) Nintex
4 1 (0.98%) VMware
4 1 (0.98%) Symantec
4 1 (0.98%) Adobe
4 1 (0.98%) HP
Scotland
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £450 per day + Experience depending
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 24 days ago