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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 84 102 85
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.41% 0.70% 1.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.11% 5.59% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 15
Average daily rate
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£335 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.01% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £276 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £356
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 £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
Visual Studio
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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
351 304 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.70% 12.51% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 169 103
Average daily rate £365 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
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 £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 22 £350 +17.64% 5
Edinburgh +2 12 £310 +0.32% 5
Renfrewshire - 1 £370 -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Visual Studio
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 70 (78.65%) C#
2 63 (70.79%) .NET
3 60 (67.42%) SQL Server
4 47 (52.81%) SQL
5 44 (49.44%) Microsoft
6 39 (43.82%) ASP.NET
7 28 (31.46%) C++
8 23 (25.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (24.72%) XML
10 21 (23.60%) HTTP
10 21 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (23.60%) FIX Protocol
11 20 (22.47%) .NET Framework
11 20 (22.47%) Windows
11 20 (22.47%) T-SQL
12 19 (21.35%) STL
13 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
13 16 (17.98%) MVC
14 15 (16.85%) HTML
14 15 (16.85%) SharePoint
15 14 (15.73%) SharePoint 2010
16 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (13.48%) Finance
16 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
17 11 (12.36%) VBA
17 11 (12.36%) MS Project
17 11 (12.36%) jQuery
17 11 (12.36%) Unit Testing
18 10 (11.24%) MS Project Server
18 10 (11.24%) Web Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (16.85%) SharePoint
2 14 (15.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (11.24%) MS Project Server
4 5 (5.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (4.49%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.25%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (13.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.36%) MS Project
3 10 (11.24%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.12%) MS Office
4 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.60%) HTTP
2 3 (3.37%) Intranet
2 3 (3.37%) Extranet
3 1 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (1.12%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.12%) NAS
3 1 (1.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (67.42%) SQL Server
2 23 (25.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.25%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.12%) MS Access
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) CruiseControl
1 6 (6.74%) Git (software)
1 6 (6.74%) MSBuild
2 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.37%) MorphX
2 3 (3.37%) PVCS
3 2 (2.25%) Toad
3 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.12%) GoogleTest
4 1 (1.12%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.12%) MSI
4 1 (1.12%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.12%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.12%) C++Builder
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) Selenium
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (1.12%) CppUnit
General
1 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 78 (87.64%) Developer
2 23 (25.84%) C++ Developer
3 20 (22.47%) .NET Developer
4 14 (15.73%) Senior Developer
5 10 (11.24%) Senior C++ Developer
6 8 (8.99%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.74%) SharePoint Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Tools Developer
9 4 (4.49%) Programmer
9 4 (4.49%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.49%) Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Applications Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (2.25%) Senior .NET Developer
11 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 2 (2.25%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (70.79%) .NET
2 39 (43.82%) ASP.NET
3 22 (24.72%) XML
4 21 (23.60%) FIX Protocol
5 20 (22.47%) .NET Framework
6 19 (21.35%) STL
7 15 (16.85%) HTML
8 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (12.36%) jQuery
10 10 (11.24%) Web Services
10 10 (11.24%) COM+
10 10 (11.24%) DCOM
11 8 (8.99%) CSS
11 8 (8.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (7.87%) OLE DB
12 7 (7.87%) WinForms
13 6 (6.74%) NHibernate
13 6 (6.74%) WCF
13 6 (6.74%) OAuth
13 6 (6.74%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) Open Source
4 1 (1.12%) User Experience
4 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.47%) Windows
2 6 (6.74%) Ubuntu
3 4 (4.49%) Windows CE
4 2 (2.25%) Android
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.98%) MVC
3 11 (12.36%) Unit Testing
4 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (6.74%) Performance Testing
6 5 (5.62%) Migration
6 5 (5.62%) TDD
6 5 (5.62%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.49%) Project Management
7 4 (4.49%) Programme Management
7 4 (4.49%) CRM
8 3 (3.37%) Document Management
8 3 (3.37%) Automated Testing
8 3 (3.37%) Scrum
8 3 (3.37%) Waterfall
8 3 (3.37%) Web Application Development
9 2 (2.25%) Data Transformation
9 2 (2.25%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (2.25%) Wealth Management
9 2 (2.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (78.65%) C#
2 47 (52.81%) SQL
3 28 (31.46%) C++
4 20 (22.47%) T-SQL
5 16 (17.98%) JavaScript
6 11 (12.36%) VBA
7 7 (7.87%) VB
7 7 (7.87%) VB.NET
8 6 (6.74%) PL/SQL
8 6 (6.74%) VB6
9 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.37%) X++
11 2 (2.25%) VC++
11 2 (2.25%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.12%) REXX
12 1 (1.12%) Tcl
12 1 (1.12%) C
12 1 (1.12%) Perl
12 1 (1.12%) Delphi
12 1 (1.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
1 7 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.12%) WSUS
1 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (49.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Oracle
3 2 (2.25%) Business Objects
3 2 (2.25%) SAP
3 2 (2.25%) Nintex
4 1 (1.12%) Adobe
4 1 (1.12%) HP
4 1 (1.12%) CA
4 1 (1.12%) Symantec
4 1 (1.12%) VMware
4 1 (1.12%) Google
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £400 per day + Experience depending
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
QA Limited
Rate: £153.75 - £192.38 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago