Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 135 131
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 +12
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 86 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.62% 1.09% 1.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.05% 6.45% 6.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 28 29
Scotland median daily rate £365 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.31% +1.56%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £262
90th Percentile £458 £531 £444
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 1,068 837 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.15% 16.82% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 518 414
Scotland median daily rate £410 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £285 £270 £258
90th Percentile £575 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £43.39 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.34% +0.91% +6.49%
10th Percentile £29.15 £32.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £48.54
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +30 46 £350 -9.09% 13
Glasgow -12 20 £365 +1.39% 6
Renfrewshire -9 7 £415 +23.88% 2
Dundee - 6 £325 - 1
Stirling +4 2 £300 -
Fife -3 2 - -
Midlothian - 2 £425 - 2
West Lothian - 1 £350 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 70 (81.40%) C#
2 64 (74.42%) .NET
3 47 (54.65%) SQL Server
4 46 (53.49%) ASP.NET
4 46 (53.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (51.16%) JavaScript
6 42 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (47.67%) Microsoft
8 34 (39.53%) SQL
9 32 (37.21%) MVC
9 32 (37.21%) .NET Framework
10 26 (30.23%) HTML
10 26 (30.23%) CSS
11 25 (29.07%) jQuery
12 24 (27.91%) Office 365
12 24 (27.91%) Finance
13 23 (26.74%) XML
13 23 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (24.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 21 (24.42%) SharePoint
15 20 (23.26%) AngularJS
15 20 (23.26%) PowerShell
16 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (22.09%) NUnit
17 17 (19.77%) SDLC
18 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
18 16 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
19 15 (17.44%) HTML5
19 15 (17.44%) CSS3
19 15 (17.44%) TypeScript

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 21 (24.42%) SharePoint
1 21 (24.42%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (11.63%) IIS
3 8 (9.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (9.30%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.33%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) InfoPath
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.91%) Office 365
2 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (9.30%) NuGet
4 6 (6.98%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (54.65%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.95%) Relational Database
3 11 (12.79%) RDBMS
4 9 (10.47%) Power BI
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.49%) Flink
6 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.16%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 46 (53.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (22.09%) NUnit
3 16 (18.60%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.81%) Selenium
4 5 (5.81%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.49%) Gradle
5 3 (3.49%) JIRA
5 3 (3.49%) JUnit
5 3 (3.49%) Mercurial
5 3 (3.49%) MSBuild
5 3 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (3.49%) Subversion
5 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 2 (2.33%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.33%) Protractor
7 1 (1.16%) Moq
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.16%) ReSharper
General
1 24 (27.91%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Avionics
4 1 (1.16%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (66.28%) Developer
2 17 (19.77%) .NET Developer
3 13 (15.12%) SharePoint Developer
4 9 (10.47%) C# Developer
5 8 (9.30%) Software Developer
5 8 (9.30%) Software Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Architect
7 4 (4.65%) C++ Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Consultant
7 4 (4.65%) CRM Developer
7 4 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Architect
7 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (3.49%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Programmer
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (74.42%) .NET
2 46 (53.49%) ASP.NET
3 32 (37.21%) .NET Framework
4 26 (30.23%) CSS
4 26 (30.23%) HTML
5 25 (29.07%) jQuery
6 23 (26.74%) XML
7 20 (23.26%) AngularJS
8 19 (22.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (17.44%) CSS3
10 15 (17.44%) HTML5
11 13 (15.12%) KnockoutJS
11 13 (15.12%) React
12 12 (13.95%) REST
13 11 (12.79%) JSON
13 11 (12.79%) Web Services
14 8 (9.30%) Node.js
14 8 (9.30%) SOAP
14 8 (9.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.98%) Virtual Team
3 5 (5.81%) Derivative
3 5 (5.81%) Reference Data
4 4 (4.65%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.33%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) RIA
6 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Windows
2 8 (9.30%) Windows Server
2 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (37.21%) MVC
3 23 (26.74%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (19.77%) SDLC
5 12 (13.95%) Continuous Deployment
6 11 (12.79%) Migration
6 11 (12.79%) Scrum
7 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
7 10 (11.63%) Workflow
8 9 (10.47%) Mathematics
8 9 (10.47%) TDD
9 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (9.30%) High Availability
9 8 (9.30%) Mentoring
9 8 (9.30%) Records Management
9 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.98%) CRM
11 6 (6.98%) Data Modelling
11 6 (6.98%) OO
Programming Languages
1 70 (81.40%) C#
2 44 (51.16%) JavaScript
3 34 (39.53%) SQL
4 20 (23.26%) PowerShell
5 15 (17.44%) TypeScript
6 12 (13.95%) C++
6 12 (13.95%) Java
7 5 (5.81%) Python
8 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.33%) Groovy
10 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) Degree
1 8 (9.30%) MCSE
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) PMO
1 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Ansible
1 4 (4.65%) Puppet
2 2 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (47.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.30%) Nintex
3 2 (2.33%) CA
3 2 (2.33%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.33%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle
4 1 (1.16%) Xamarin