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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 68 79 85
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 62 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.24% 1.69% 1.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.90% 13.40% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 19 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £248 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £355 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £34.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
328 321 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.85% 12.60% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 169 108
Average daily rate £375 £351 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +9.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £438 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.88 £25.95 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £36.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +4.28%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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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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 -5 19 £375 +25.00% 8
Edinburgh -4 16 £243 -19.30% 4
Aberdeen +11 8 £344 +5.76% 2
West Lothian - 3 £401 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £400 -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 73 (77.66%) C#
2 57 (60.64%) SQL Server
3 54 (57.45%) .NET
4 47 (50.00%) SQL
5 43 (45.74%) C++
6 39 (41.49%) Microsoft
7 32 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (29.79%) XML
9 26 (27.66%) Windows
10 25 (26.60%) ASP.NET
10 25 (26.60%) Unit Testing
11 23 (24.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 23 (24.47%) STL
12 22 (23.40%) T-SQL
13 19 (20.21%) HTTP
14 17 (18.09%) .NET Framework
15 16 (17.02%) SharePoint
15 16 (17.02%) HTML
16 15 (15.96%) JavaScript
16 15 (15.96%) DCOM
17 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
17 14 (14.89%) Automated Testing
18 13 (13.83%) Finance
18 13 (13.83%) TDD
18 13 (13.83%) COM+
18 13 (13.83%) jQuery
18 13 (13.83%) SharePoint 2010
19 12 (12.77%) ATL
20 11 (11.70%) MVC
20 11 (11.70%) MS Project

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 16 (17.02%) SharePoint
2 13 (13.83%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (10.64%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.06%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) CMS
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.06%) PegaRULES
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.70%) MS Project
3 10 (10.64%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.06%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) HTTP
2 2 (2.13%) SAN
2 2 (2.13%) Firewall
2 2 (2.13%) iSCSI
2 2 (2.13%) NAS
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (60.64%) SQL Server
2 23 (24.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.38%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (9.57%) GoogleTest
2 8 (8.51%) CppUnit
3 5 (5.32%) Subversion
4 3 (3.19%) ReSharper
4 3 (3.19%) PVCS
4 3 (3.19%) NCrunch
5 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.13%) Toad
5 2 (2.13%) MSI
5 2 (2.13%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.13%) AdminStudio
5 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.06%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.06%) CodeRush
6 1 (1.06%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.06%) FxCop
6 1 (1.06%) MSTest
6 1 (1.06%) Moq
General
1 13 (13.83%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Advertising
3 1 (1.06%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 76 (80.85%) Developer
2 27 (28.72%) C++ Developer
3 17 (18.09%) .NET Developer
4 14 (14.89%) C# Developer
5 12 (12.77%) Programmer
6 9 (9.57%) Software Engineer
6 9 (9.57%) C++ Programmer
7 8 (8.51%) Senior Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Senior C++ Developer
8 7 (7.45%) C++/C# Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Tools Developer
9 6 (6.38%) Lead Developer
10 5 (5.32%) Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Software Developer
11 4 (4.26%) Test Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
12 3 (3.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 3 (3.19%) DBA
12 3 (3.19%) Applications Developer
12 3 (3.19%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (57.45%) .NET
2 28 (29.79%) XML
3 25 (26.60%) ASP.NET
4 23 (24.47%) STL
5 17 (18.09%) .NET Framework
6 16 (17.02%) HTML
7 15 (15.96%) DCOM
8 13 (13.83%) COM+
8 13 (13.83%) jQuery
9 12 (12.77%) ATL
10 9 (9.57%) OLE DB
10 9 (9.57%) WCF
10 9 (9.57%) Web Services
10 9 (9.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (7.45%) WinForms
13 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 4 (4.26%) MSMQ
15 3 (3.19%) COM
15 3 (3.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.26%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.13%) Open Source
3 2 (2.13%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.06%) DataPower
4 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.66%) Windows
2 3 (3.19%) Windows CE
3 1 (1.06%) Android
3 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.06%) Linux
3 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.60%) Unit Testing
3 14 (14.89%) Automated Testing
4 13 (13.83%) TDD
5 11 (11.70%) MVC
6 8 (8.51%) SOA
6 8 (8.51%) Web Application Development
7 7 (7.45%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.38%) Scrum
8 6 (6.38%) Project Management
9 5 (5.32%) OO
9 5 (5.32%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.32%) Multithreading
9 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.26%) Software Testing
10 4 (4.26%) OOP
10 4 (4.26%) EAI
11 3 (3.19%) Data Management
11 3 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (77.66%) C#
2 47 (50.00%) SQL
3 43 (45.74%) C++
4 22 (23.40%) T-SQL
5 15 (15.96%) JavaScript
6 11 (11.70%) VBA
7 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
8 5 (5.32%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.19%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.13%) REXX
10 2 (2.13%) Tcl
10 2 (2.13%) Java
10 2 (2.13%) VB
10 2 (2.13%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.06%) Perl
11 1 (1.06%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.51%) Degree
2 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
2 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) ISEB
3 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.13%) VMware ESX
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.13%) WSUS
1 2 (2.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.06%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 39 (41.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.57%) Google
3 8 (8.51%) Oracle
4 3 (3.19%) CA
5 2 (2.13%) HP
5 2 (2.13%) Symantec
5 2 (2.13%) VMware
6 1 (1.06%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.06%) Nintex
6 1 (1.06%) Apple
6 1 (1.06%) Bloomberg
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