The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 23 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 60 69
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 3 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.45% 1.56% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.56% 7.33% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £373 £265 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.56% -8.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £213 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £317 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 Glasgow with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 117 150 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 17.65% 21.31% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 98 40
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £190.00 - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Glasgow

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) NUnit
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Fiddler
5 2 (22.22%) PHP
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) JUnit
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (22.22%) PHPUnit
5 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
5 2 (22.22%) GitHub
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (22.22%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) GitHub
3 1 (11.11%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Power BI
2 1 (11.11%) QlikView
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Fiddler
2 2 (22.22%) JUnit
2 2 (22.22%) NUnit
2 2 (22.22%) PHPUnit
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Architect
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) UI Designer
3 1 (11.11%) UI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) Kendo UI
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) Swagger
4 1 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Tableau