Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 100 111
Rank change year-on-year -22 +11 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 12 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.86% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.65% 4.90% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £385 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +25.00% +31.96%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £251
90th Percentile £405 £450 £378
Scotland median daily rate £370 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +13.85% +1.56% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 453 367 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 15.46% 17.47% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 210 217
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £272 £262 £263
90th Percentile £553 £489 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £43.39 £46.13 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.93% +14.23% -4.99%
Scotland median hourly rate £42.45 £43.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year -1.29% +6.49% +6.26%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (33.33%) WinForms
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) OO
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) CRM
6 3 (25.00%) OOD
6 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) Ajax
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) IaaS
2 2 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Redis
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Developer
3 3 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Development Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Development Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Development Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
2 5 (41.67%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) WinForms
4 3 (25.00%) Ajax
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Core
5 2 (16.67%) ADO.NET
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 2 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (16.67%) REST
5 2 (16.67%) RESTful
5 2 (16.67%) SignalR
5 2 (16.67%) SOAP
5 2 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (16.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Blog
3 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
4 3 (25.00%) OOD
4 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) B2B
5 2 (16.67%) B2C
5 2 (16.67%) Complex Event Processing
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (16.67%) XPath
6 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) MCSD
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Avaya