Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 116 152
Rank change year-on-year -3 +36 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 93 56 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.69% 1.30% 0.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.82% 8.20% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 27
Scotland median daily rate £404 £375 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.67% +16.82% -1.23%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £269
90th Percentile £488 £442 £408
UK median daily rate £411 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.91% +0.64%

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 1,055 683 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.16% 15.81% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 434 438
Scotland median daily rate £400 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £280 £259
90th Percentile £550 £529 £475
UK median daily rate £470 £447 £425
% change year-on-year +5.15% +5.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 8
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £44.20 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.81% +63.69% -14.29%
10th Percentile £32.75 £37.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £195.00 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £42.29
% change year-on-year +1.80% -1.28% +12.77%

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 15 August 2018.

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
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 15 August 2018. 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 -2 36 £350 -9.39% 15
Renfrewshire -16 25 £423 +26.12% 1
Glasgow -15 24 £359 -9.18% 10
Fife -3 2 - -
Aberdeen +5 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £225 -
West Lothian - 1 £350 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 77 (82.80%) C#
1 77 (82.80%) .NET
2 66 (70.97%) SQL Server
2 66 (70.97%) JavaScript
3 57 (61.29%) Microsoft
3 57 (61.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (54.84%) CSS
5 49 (52.69%) jQuery
6 44 (47.31%) XML
7 42 (45.16%) SharePoint
7 42 (45.16%) Office 365
8 40 (43.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 39 (41.94%) PowerShell
10 38 (40.86%) ASP.NET
11 34 (36.56%) Migration
11 34 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (34.41%) Windows
13 31 (33.33%) IIS
14 30 (32.26%) MVC
14 30 (32.26%) Workflow
15 29 (31.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 29 (31.18%) XSLT
15 29 (31.18%) MCSE
15 29 (31.18%) InfoPath
15 29 (31.18%) SharePoint Server
15 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (31.18%) SharePoint 2010
15 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 29 (31.18%) High Availability

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 42 (45.16%) SharePoint
2 40 (43.01%) SharePoint 2013
3 31 (33.33%) IIS
4 29 (31.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 29 (31.18%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (6.45%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.23%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.08%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 29 (31.18%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 42 (45.16%) Office 365
2 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.60%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) Firewall
1 1 (1.08%) Internet
1 1 (1.08%) Skype
1 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (70.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.98%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.75%) RDBMS
4 8 (8.60%) Power BI
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.23%) Flink
6 3 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.15%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 57 (61.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (17.20%) NUnit
3 11 (11.83%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.23%) JUnit
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (3.23%) Selenium
5 2 (2.15%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.15%) ReSharper
5 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.08%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.08%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.08%) Gradle
6 1 (1.08%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.08%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.08%) MSI
6 1 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 16 (17.20%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Advertising
3 2 (2.15%) Avionics
4 1 (1.08%) Games
4 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (58.06%) Developer
2 19 (20.43%) SharePoint Engineer
3 17 (18.28%) .NET Developer
4 11 (11.83%) Design Engineer
4 11 (11.83%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (7.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (7.53%) C# Developer
5 7 (7.53%) CRM Developer
5 7 (7.53%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) SharePoint Support
8 4 (4.30%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (82.80%) .NET
2 51 (54.84%) CSS
3 49 (52.69%) jQuery
4 44 (47.31%) XML
5 38 (40.86%) ASP.NET
6 29 (31.18%) XSLT
7 24 (25.81%) HTML
8 22 (23.66%) .NET Framework
9 19 (20.43%) AngularJS
10 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (17.20%) HTML5
11 14 (15.05%) CSS3
12 12 (12.90%) KnockoutJS
12 12 (12.90%) React
13 8 (8.60%) Web Services
14 7 (7.53%) REST
15 6 (6.45%) Ajax
15 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (6.45%) Entity Framework
16 5 (5.38%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.96%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.75%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.30%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.23%) Derivative
4 3 (3.23%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.15%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.15%) User Experience
6 1 (1.08%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.08%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.41%) Windows
2 29 (31.18%) Windows Server
2 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (36.56%) Migration
2 30 (32.26%) MVC
2 30 (32.26%) Workflow
3 29 (31.18%) High Availability
3 29 (31.18%) Records Management
4 16 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (12.90%) SDLC
6 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.68%) CRM
6 9 (9.68%) Scrum
6 9 (9.68%) Web Development
7 7 (7.53%) Case Management
7 7 (7.53%) OO
7 7 (7.53%) TDD
8 6 (6.45%) Mathematics
9 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.38%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.30%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 77 (82.80%) C#
2 66 (70.97%) JavaScript
3 39 (41.94%) PowerShell
4 26 (27.96%) SQL
5 11 (11.83%) TypeScript
6 6 (6.45%) C++
6 6 (6.45%) Java
6 6 (6.45%) T-SQL
7 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.23%) Python
8 3 (3.23%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.15%) XAML
10 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (31.18%) MCSE
1 29 (31.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (24.73%) Computer Science Degree
2 23 (24.73%) Degree
3 21 (22.58%) Security Cleared
4 19 (20.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 57 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 29 (31.18%) Nintex
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle
4 2 (2.15%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.08%) Lotus
5 1 (1.08%) Telerik