Period
to 7 April 2020

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 7 April 2020 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
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 88 121
Rank change year-on-year -5 +33 -33
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 39 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.75% 1.56% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.14% 8.61% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 7
Median daily rate £361 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.96% +4.67% -10.45%
10th Percentile £274 £344 £308
90th Percentile £511 £456 £393
Scotland median daily rate £393 £364 £408
% change year-on-year +8.04% -10.74% +27.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +50.00% - -

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 314 453 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.05% 18.16% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 260 251
Median daily rate £439 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £296 £324 £320
90th Percentile £613 £575 £600
Scotland median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Median hourly rate £51.50 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.62% - -
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +14.67% +72.41% -28.35%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) C#
3 9 (69.23%) HTML
3 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 9 (69.23%) CSS
4 8 (61.54%) XML
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
4 8 (61.54%) jQuery
5 7 (53.85%) Finance
6 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
6 6 (46.15%) MVC
6 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
6 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
7 5 (38.46%) React
7 5 (38.46%) Office 365
7 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
7 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
8 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
8 4 (30.77%) Oracle
8 4 (30.77%) SDLC
9 3 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
9 3 (23.08%) Node.js
9 3 (23.08%) .NET Core
9 3 (23.08%) Power Platform
9 3 (23.08%) PowerApps

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 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Azure
2 3 (23.08%) Power Platform
2 3 (23.08%) PowerApps
3 2 (15.38%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) NUnit
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Public Sector
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) DBA
2 3 (23.08%) DBA Manager
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) WinForms Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) CSS
2 9 (69.23%) HTML
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 8 (61.54%) jQuery
3 8 (61.54%) XML
4 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 6 (46.15%) AngularJS
5 5 (38.46%) React
6 3 (23.08%) .NET Core
6 3 (23.08%) ADO.NET
6 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
6 3 (23.08%) Node.js
6 3 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (15.38%) CSS3
7 2 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (15.38%) WinForms
7 2 (15.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Grid Computing
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 4 (30.77%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (23.08%) Web Design
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Document Management
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) TypeScript
5 1 (7.69%) VB
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Telerik
3 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (15.38%) Vermilion
4 1 (7.69%) Charles River