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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 65 92 74
Rank change year-on-year +27 -18  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.79% 0.20% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.56% 1.80% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
Median daily rate £394 - £310
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 - £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +19.00%  

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 126 167 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 14.30% 10.98% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 92 102
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £271 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £47.23 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Edinburgh

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (62.50%) C#
3 10 (62.50%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) MVC
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (43.75%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) jQuery
5 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (25.00%) HTML
7 4 (25.00%) CSS
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (25.00%) ISEB
7 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (25.00%) WPF
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (25.00%) HTML5
7 4 (25.00%) CSS3
7 4 (25.00%) Jasmine
7 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
1 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) Subversion
3 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 2 (12.50%) MSTest
4 2 (12.50%) NUnit
4 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) HTML Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (25.00%) UI Developer
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 3 (18.75%) HTML CSS Developer
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior UI Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Lead Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (43.75%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) CSS3
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) HTML5
4 4 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (25.00%) WPF
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (18.75%) WCF
6 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (6.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Fintech
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Scrum
3 8 (50.00%) MVC
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
7 2 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
8 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
8 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 1 (6.25%) Release Management
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) DevExpress
2 1 (6.25%) Perforce
2 1 (6.25%) Sybase
2 1 (6.25%) Telerik
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
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