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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 91 73
Rank change year-on-year +22 -18  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.06% 0.52% 0.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.02% 3.23% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
Median daily rate £381 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +12.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £298 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £448 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 162 217 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 13.26% 16.07% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 231 196
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +4.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

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 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 28 June 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 15 (71.43%) C#
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) .NET
3 12 (57.14%) Scrum
4 11 (52.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (42.86%) Finance
5 9 (42.86%) SQL
6 7 (33.33%) PL/SQL
7 6 (28.57%) OO
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) Oracle
7 6 (28.57%) WinForms
8 5 (23.81%) MVC
8 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
8 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
8 5 (23.81%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
8 5 (23.81%) SDLC
9 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
9 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
9 4 (19.05%) Selenium
9 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (19.05%) ISEB
9 4 (19.05%) HTML
9 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
10 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
10 3 (14.29%) Subversion
10 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 3 (14.29%) CSS

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 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (19.05%) Selenium
4 3 (14.29%) Subversion
4 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (9.52%) Jasmine
5 2 (9.52%) MSTest
5 2 (9.52%) NUnit
5 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
3 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (9.52%) HTML Developer
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior UI Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) WinForms
3 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
3 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
4 4 (19.05%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) jQuery
6 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (9.52%) CSS3
6 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
6 2 (9.52%) HTML5
6 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.76%) Ajax
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
7 1 (4.76%) Web Services
7 1 (4.76%) WPF
7 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Fintech
2 2 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Scrum
3 6 (28.57%) OO
4 5 (23.81%) MVC
4 5 (23.81%) SDLC
5 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) Investment Management
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (9.52%) Kanban
7 2 (9.52%) OOP
7 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Web Development
8 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.76%) CRM
8 1 (4.76%) Release Management
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Docker
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) DevExpress
2 1 (4.76%) Perforce
2 1 (4.76%) Sybase
2 1 (4.76%) Telerik
2 1 (4.76%) VMware