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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 106 95 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 26 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 1.25% 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.10% 10.86% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £241 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £413 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +28.57%
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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
321 304 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.72% 11.49% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 176 88
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £255 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 4
Average hourly rate £41.44 £32.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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
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 7 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
Edinburgh -9 12 £330 +34.69% 4
Glasgow -13 5 £290 -22.66% 3
Fife - 4 £338 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £325 -
Visual Studio
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 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 48 (76.19%) SQL Server
2 47 (74.60%) .NET
3 42 (66.67%) C#
4 40 (63.49%) Microsoft
5 30 (47.62%) SQL
6 27 (42.86%) Windows
7 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
7 26 (41.27%) ASP.NET
8 25 (39.68%) HTML
9 23 (36.51%) SharePoint
10 22 (34.92%) CSS
11 20 (31.75%) XML
12 16 (25.40%) .NET Framework
13 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
13 13 (20.63%) C++
14 11 (17.46%) VB
14 11 (17.46%) OO
14 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (17.46%) Content Management
15 10 (15.87%) MVC
15 10 (15.87%) OOP
16 9 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
17 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (12.70%) jQuery
17 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
17 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 7 (11.11%) Finance
18 7 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
18 7 (11.11%) InfoPath

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 (36.51%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (6.35%) MS Project Server
4 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.17%) Node.js
6 1 (1.59%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.59%) CMS
6 1 (1.59%) ArcSDE
6 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) InfoPath
2 4 (6.35%) MS Project
2 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.59%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) HTTP
2 2 (3.17%) SAN
2 2 (3.17%) Firewall
2 2 (3.17%) iSCSI
2 2 (3.17%) NAS
3 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (76.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.76%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.59%) MS Access
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.76%) PVCS
2 3 (4.76%) Toad
3 2 (3.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.17%) MSI
3 2 (3.17%) InstallShield
3 2 (3.17%) AdminStudio
3 2 (3.17%) MSBuild
3 2 (3.17%) CruiseControl
3 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (1.59%) C++Builder
4 1 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (61.90%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) .NET Developer
3 6 (9.52%) Programmer
3 6 (9.52%) Software Developer
3 6 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (7.94%) Senior Developer
4 5 (7.94%) C++ Developer
5 4 (6.35%) Administrator
5 4 (6.35%) SharePoint Administrator
5 4 (6.35%) Software Programmer
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Senior C++ Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (74.60%) .NET
2 26 (41.27%) ASP.NET
3 25 (39.68%) HTML
4 22 (34.92%) CSS
5 20 (31.75%) XML
6 16 (25.40%) .NET Framework
7 8 (12.70%) jQuery
8 6 (9.52%) HTML5
8 6 (9.52%) STL
8 6 (9.52%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.94%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (6.35%) CSS3
10 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.76%) Entity Framework
11 3 (4.76%) WinForms
11 3 (4.76%) Ajax
12 2 (3.17%) NHibernate
12 2 (3.17%) SOAP
12 2 (3.17%) COM+
12 2 (3.17%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.17%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Windows CE
3 4 (6.35%) Android
3 4 (6.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) OO
1 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (17.46%) Content Management
2 10 (15.87%) OOP
2 10 (15.87%) MVC
3 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 6 (9.52%) Web Development
4 5 (7.94%) Test Scripting
4 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
4 5 (7.94%) Integration Testing
4 5 (7.94%) Validation
4 5 (7.94%) Scrum
4 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (7.94%) Change Management
4 5 (7.94%) SDLC
5 4 (6.35%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.35%) CRM
5 4 (6.35%) TDD
5 4 (6.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (66.67%) C#
2 30 (47.62%) SQL
3 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.63%) C++
5 11 (17.46%) VB
6 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
7 5 (7.94%) VBA
8 3 (4.76%) VC++
8 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.76%) VB6
8 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.17%) Embedded C++
9 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.17%) REXX
9 2 (3.17%) Tcl
10 1 (1.59%) XQuery
10 1 (1.59%) Delphi
10 1 (1.59%) Java
10 1 (1.59%) C
10 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) Degree
4 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.76%) MCSD
5 3 (4.76%) MCSE
6 1 (1.59%) MCTS
6 1 (1.59%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (3.17%) WSUS
1 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (63.49%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) VMware
3 4 (6.35%) Veeam
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) HP
4 3 (4.76%) Tableau
4 3 (4.76%) Google
5 2 (3.17%) CA
5 2 (3.17%) Symantec
6 1 (1.59%) ESRI
6 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
6 1 (1.59%) Adobe
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago