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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 113 89 90
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 27 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.85% 1.49% 1.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.54% 13.06% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £414 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +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
358 314 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.22% 11.38% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 174 90
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.13 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 July 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 July 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 +1 9 £290 -22.66% 6
Edinburgh -18 9 £328 +35.05% 2
West Lothian -5 3 £300 -25.09%
Renfrewshire +9 2 £325 -28.77%
Fife - 2 £338 -
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (70.49%) C#
1 43 (70.49%) .NET
2 42 (68.85%) SQL Server
3 36 (59.02%) Microsoft
4 28 (45.90%) HTML
5 27 (44.26%) SQL
6 25 (40.98%) CSS
6 25 (40.98%) Windows
7 24 (39.34%) ASP.NET
7 24 (39.34%) JavaScript
8 23 (37.70%) SharePoint
9 16 (26.23%) .NET Framework
10 15 (24.59%) XML
11 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
12 12 (19.67%) OO
12 12 (19.67%) MVC
12 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (18.03%) Content Management
13 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (16.39%) OOP
15 8 (13.11%) Scrum
15 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
15 8 (13.11%) C++
15 8 (13.11%) VB
15 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
15 8 (13.11%) jQuery
16 7 (11.48%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (37.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.48%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (6.56%) MS Project Server
4 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.28%) Node.js
6 1 (1.64%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.64%) CMS
6 1 (1.64%) ArcSDE
6 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) InfoPath
2 4 (6.56%) MS Project
2 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) SAN
1 2 (3.28%) Firewall
1 2 (3.28%) iSCSI
1 2 (3.28%) NAS
2 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (68.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.92%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.92%) PVCS
2 3 (4.92%) Toad
3 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.28%) MSI
3 2 (3.28%) InstallShield
3 2 (3.28%) AdminStudio
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.64%) WatiN
4 1 (1.64%) Moq
4 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.64%) C++Builder
4 1 (1.64%) Subversion
4 1 (1.64%) Selenium
4 1 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 35 (57.38%) Developer
2 9 (14.75%) Software Developer
2 9 (14.75%) .NET Developer
3 6 (9.84%) SharePoint Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Programmer
4 4 (6.56%) Administrator
4 4 (6.56%) Software Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) SharePoint Administrator
4 4 (6.56%) Software Programmer
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Applications Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Applications Support
5 3 (4.92%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (3.28%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (70.49%) .NET
2 28 (45.90%) HTML
3 25 (40.98%) CSS
4 24 (39.34%) ASP.NET
5 16 (26.23%) .NET Framework
6 15 (24.59%) XML
7 8 (13.11%) jQuery
8 6 (9.84%) HTML5
8 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
9 5 (8.20%) Entity Framework
10 4 (6.56%) CSS3
11 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.92%) Ajax
11 3 (4.92%) NHibernate
12 2 (3.28%) Web Services
12 2 (3.28%) WinForms
12 2 (3.28%) RESTful
12 2 (3.28%) Application Packaging
12 2 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (3.28%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.28%) Mechatronics
4 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.64%) SCADA
5 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.98%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Android
2 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.92%) Windows CE
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) OO
1 12 (19.67%) MVC
1 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.03%) Content Management
3 10 (16.39%) OOP
4 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
4 8 (13.11%) Scrum
5 7 (11.48%) TDD
5 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
6 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.20%) Change Management
7 5 (8.20%) Validation
7 5 (8.20%) Web Development
7 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.56%) Open Source
8 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
8 4 (6.56%) SDLC
8 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (70.49%) C#
2 27 (44.26%) SQL
3 24 (39.34%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.11%) C++
4 8 (13.11%) VB
5 4 (6.56%) VBA
5 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.92%) VC++
6 3 (4.92%) Embedded C++
6 3 (4.92%) C
7 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.28%) REXX
7 2 (3.28%) Tcl
7 2 (3.28%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.64%) XPath
8 1 (1.64%) XQuery
8 1 (1.64%) Delphi
8 1 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) Degree
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.92%) MCSD
5 3 (4.92%) MCSE
6 1 (1.64%) MCTS
6 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (3.28%) WSUS
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (59.02%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.84%) VMware
3 4 (6.56%) HP
3 4 (6.56%) Veeam
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle
4 3 (4.92%) Tableau
4 3 (4.92%) Google
5 2 (3.28%) CA
5 2 (3.28%) Symantec
6 1 (1.64%) ESRI
6 1 (1.64%) Adobe
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