Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 6 months to 22 August 2019 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 116 127
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 +25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 58 93 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.31% 1.69% 1.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.30% 8.68% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 32
Scotland median daily rate £340 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.56% +8.67% +17.00%
10th Percentile £298 £325 £310
90th Percentile £500 £488 £444
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £32.38 £43.00 £38.25
90th Percentile £45.78 £43.00 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 795 1,071 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 17.96% 19.46% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 612 435
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £274
90th Percentile £556 £550 £528
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 12
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £44.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.81% +88.06%
10th Percentile £28.73 £32.75 £37.88
90th Percentile £44.58 £43.00 £195.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +0.59%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Scotland

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Scotland

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Scotland

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Scotland

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio in Scotland

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +10 22 £375 +7.14% 8
Glasgow +2 14 £325 -9.41% 4
Renfrewshire +29 11 £331 -21.60% 2
West Lothian +7 4 £325 -7.14%
Fife -5 2 - - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 51 (87.93%) C#
2 42 (72.41%) .NET
3 32 (55.17%) SQL Server
4 27 (46.55%) SQL
5 26 (44.83%) Software Engineering
6 23 (39.66%) Windows
7 18 (31.03%) ASP.NET
7 18 (31.03%) JavaScript
8 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (29.31%) Degree
9 15 (25.86%) Git (software)
9 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
10 14 (24.14%) C++
10 14 (24.14%) Java
11 13 (22.41%) Unit Testing
12 12 (20.69%) WPF
12 12 (20.69%) Robotics
12 12 (20.69%) Software Testing
12 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
12 12 (20.69%) RESTful
12 12 (20.69%) SOAP
12 12 (20.69%) SOA
12 12 (20.69%) Swing
12 12 (20.69%) GIS
12 12 (20.69%) NetBeans
12 12 (20.69%) Big Data
12 12 (20.69%) Numerate Degree
12 12 (20.69%) Innovative Thinking
13 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (18.97%) Integration Testing

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.45%) CMS
2 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Dynamics 365
1 10 (17.24%) Power Platform
2 7 (12.07%) Azure
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Flow
4 3 (5.17%) SaaS
5 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (55.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (20.69%) Big Data
2 12 (20.69%) GIS
3 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (8.62%) Power BI
5 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (6.90%) MS Access
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (25.86%) Git (software)
2 12 (20.69%) NetBeans
3 7 (12.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.62%) TeamCity
5 4 (6.90%) ClearCase
5 4 (6.90%) Subversion
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.45%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (1.72%) Selenium
General
1 5 (8.62%) German Language
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 36 (62.07%) Developer
2 15 (25.86%) Software Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) C# Software Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) Java Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) Java Software Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) Senior C# Software Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) Senior Java Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) Senior Java Software Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 10 (17.24%) .NET Developer
5 9 (15.52%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.90%) C# Programmer
7 4 (6.90%) Programmer
8 3 (5.17%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Manual Tester
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (72.41%) .NET
2 18 (31.03%) ASP.NET
3 12 (20.69%) RESTful
3 12 (20.69%) SOAP
3 12 (20.69%) Swing
3 12 (20.69%) WPF
4 8 (13.79%) .NET Framework
5 7 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (10.34%) CSS
7 5 (8.62%) HTML
7 5 (8.62%) REST
8 4 (6.90%) WCF
9 3 (5.17%) jQuery
9 3 (5.17%) Middleware
9 3 (5.17%) XML
10 2 (3.45%) CSS3
10 2 (3.45%) HTML5
10 2 (3.45%) JSP
10 2 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Robotics
2 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.07%) Derivative
4 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.62%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.72%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Software Engineering
2 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.41%) Unit Testing
4 12 (20.69%) Innovative Thinking
4 12 (20.69%) SOA
4 12 (20.69%) Software Testing
5 11 (18.97%) Integration Testing
6 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
6 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (17.24%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (15.52%) CRM
8 8 (13.79%) MVC
8 8 (13.79%) Project Management
8 8 (13.79%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (13.79%) Use Case
9 7 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (10.34%) Migration
10 6 (10.34%) Scrum
10 6 (10.34%) Time Management
10 6 (10.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (87.93%) C#
2 27 (46.55%) SQL
3 18 (31.03%) JavaScript
4 14 (24.14%) C++
4 14 (24.14%) Java
5 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) Degree
2 12 (20.69%) Numerate Degree
2 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) Data Quality
2 4 (6.90%) GxP
3 1 (1.72%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Nintex
3 1 (1.72%) Sitecore