The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 24 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 / Renfrewshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 60 25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire - 1.79% 3.51%
As % of the Development Applications category - 25.81% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £315 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.00%  
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 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 13 31 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 40.63% 6.95% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 13
Median daily rate £406 £295 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.62% -11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £250 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £326 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Renfrewshire