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 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Scotland / Renfrewshire
Rank - 36 20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 0 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire - 4.23% 4.95%
As % of the Development Applications category - 17.14% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Median daily rate - £320 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.98%  
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 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 33 35 11
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 44.00% 24.65% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 8
Median daily rate £343 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.16% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £335 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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

Visual Studio
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Prototyping
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) MSI

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MSI
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Development Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Prototyping
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware