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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 46 43 56
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.17% 2.28% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.09% 19.12% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Median daily rate £310 £300 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -15.78%  
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 £41.83 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.36% +19.50%  

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 66 68 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 12.87% 11.95% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 51
Median daily rate £400 £300 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -20.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.89 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Glasgow

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

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

1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) MVC
3 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (40.00%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) WCF
6 4 (26.67%) jQuery
6 4 (26.67%) Web Services
7 3 (20.00%) Banking
7 3 (20.00%) HTML5
7 3 (20.00%) CSS3
7 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (20.00%) Kendo UI
7 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
8 2 (13.33%) Linked Data

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 2 (13.33%) CMS
1 2 (13.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) NUnit
2 2 (13.33%) PHPUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Fiddler
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Architect
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Excel Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Report Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) UI Designer
5 1 (6.67%) VBA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) .NET Framework
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (40.00%) CSS
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
4 4 (26.67%) WCF
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 3 (20.00%) CSS3
5 3 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (20.00%) HTML5
5 3 (20.00%) Kendo UI
6 2 (13.33%) Ajax
6 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (13.33%) MDX
6 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (13.33%) XML
7 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Linked Data
2 2 (13.33%) Web 2.0
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (13.33%) RDF
4 2 (13.33%) SEO
4 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) MVVM
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) SPARQL
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.67%) VBA
4 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (13.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) HP