Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 99 132
Rank change year-on-year +8 +33 -36
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.74% 1.31% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.43% 6.94% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.11% -18.18%
10th Percentile £184 £325 £290
90th Percentile £412 £476 £398
Scotland median daily rate £444 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +18.33% +2.74% +14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 - -

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 316 490 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.74% 18.88% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 284 278
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £300
90th Percentile £588 £609 £575
Scotland median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £51.50 £44.14 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.69% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% +46.67% -7.69%

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 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 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle
4 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (21.43%) jQuery
7 3 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 3 (21.43%) REST
7 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (21.43%) HTML
7 3 (21.43%) CSS
7 3 (21.43%) Web Services
7 3 (21.43%) XML
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (21.43%) CRM
7 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (21.43%) SDLC
7 3 (21.43%) Power BI
7 3 (21.43%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (21.43%) Power Platform
8 2 (14.29%) React
8 2 (14.29%) Vermilion

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 1 (7.14%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (21.43%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Power BI
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
2 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Toad
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) WinForms Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) jQuery
3 3 (21.43%) REST
3 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 3 (21.43%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) React
4 2 (14.29%) WinForms
4 2 (14.29%) XSLT
5 1 (7.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) CRM
2 3 (21.43%) SDLC
2 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
3 2 (14.29%) Document Management
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Case Management
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Docker
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (14.29%) Vermilion
4 1 (7.14%) Charles River