Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 144 129
Rank change year-on-year +27 -15 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 75 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.59% 0.90% 1.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.97% 5.51% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 23 29
Scotland median daily rate £375 £365 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +14.06% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £488 £525 £446
UK median daily rate £440 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +8.64% +8.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.61% +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 941 781 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.96% 16.27% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 494 391
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £292 £290 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £458 £425
% change year-on-year +3.83% +7.65% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -7.69% -19.51%
10th Percentile £29.15 £12.71 £14.64
90th Percentile £45.10 £43.25 £48.70
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.14% +7.32% +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 24 January 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
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 24 January 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 +32 34 £375 +11.11% 14
Glasgow -8 20 £365 +1.39% 12
Renfrewshire -1 11 £450 +32.55% 1
Dundee - 6 £325 -
Stirling +5 2 £300 -
Midlothian - 2 £425 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 52 (69.33%) C#
2 46 (61.33%) SQL Server
3 45 (60.00%) .NET
4 39 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (50.67%) JavaScript
6 37 (49.33%) Microsoft
7 32 (42.67%) ASP.NET
7 32 (42.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (40.00%) SQL
9 29 (38.67%) .NET Framework
10 24 (32.00%) CSS
11 22 (29.33%) HTML
11 22 (29.33%) jQuery
12 21 (28.00%) Office 365
12 21 (28.00%) MVC
13 20 (26.67%) PowerShell
14 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
15 18 (24.00%) XML
15 18 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
15 18 (24.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (21.33%) Git (software)
16 16 (21.33%) Finance
17 15 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (20.00%) SDLC
18 14 (18.67%) AngularJS
18 14 (18.67%) NUnit
18 14 (18.67%) Windows
19 13 (17.33%) Workflow
19 13 (17.33%) Windows Server
20 12 (16.00%) Continuous Deployment

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 19 (25.33%) SharePoint
2 18 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (14.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (14.67%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (6.67%) IIS
5 3 (4.00%) NServiceBus
5 3 (4.00%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.33%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) InfoPath
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.00%) Office 365
2 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.67%) NuGet
4 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.33%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) DHCP
1 7 (9.33%) DNS
2 1 (1.33%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (61.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.67%) Power BI
3 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (10.67%) Relational Database
5 6 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (4.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (2.67%) Flink
8 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.33%) Big Data
9 1 (1.33%) GIS
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 32 (42.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (21.33%) Git (software)
3 14 (18.67%) NUnit
4 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.33%) JIRA
5 4 (5.33%) Selenium
5 4 (5.33%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.00%) Gradle
6 3 (4.00%) Mercurial
6 3 (4.00%) MSBuild
6 3 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (4.00%) Subversion
7 2 (2.67%) JUnit
7 2 (2.67%) MSTest
7 2 (2.67%) Protractor
7 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.33%) Moq
8 1 (1.33%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (60.00%) Developer
2 12 (16.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 8 (10.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (6.67%) SharePoint Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.33%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) SharePoint Architect
7 3 (4.00%) SharePoint Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (2.67%) Release Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (60.00%) .NET
2 32 (42.67%) ASP.NET
3 29 (38.67%) .NET Framework
4 24 (32.00%) CSS
5 22 (29.33%) HTML
5 22 (29.33%) jQuery
6 18 (24.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (24.00%) XML
7 14 (18.67%) AngularJS
8 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (14.67%) XSLT
9 10 (13.33%) CSS3
9 10 (13.33%) HTML5
9 10 (13.33%) JSON
9 10 (13.33%) REST
9 10 (13.33%) Web Services
10 9 (12.00%) SOAP
11 8 (10.67%) Node.js
12 7 (9.33%) Entity Framework
12 7 (9.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Derivative
1 5 (6.67%) Reference Data
1 5 (6.67%) Virtual Team
2 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.33%) Robotics
3 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Windows
2 13 (17.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (28.00%) MVC
3 15 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (20.00%) SDLC
4 13 (17.33%) Workflow
5 12 (16.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 12 (16.00%) Migration
6 11 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (14.67%) High Availability
6 11 (14.67%) Records Management
7 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
8 7 (9.33%) Data Modelling
8 7 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
8 7 (9.33%) Scrum
8 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.00%) DevOps
9 6 (8.00%) Unit Testing
10 5 (6.67%) TDD
10 5 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 52 (69.33%) C#
2 38 (50.67%) JavaScript
3 30 (40.00%) SQL
4 20 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 12 (16.00%) Java
6 11 (14.67%) C++
7 9 (12.00%) TypeScript
8 7 (9.33%) T-SQL
9 5 (6.67%) Python
10 2 (2.67%) Groovy
11 1 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) Degree
1 11 (14.67%) MCSE
1 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) PMO
2 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Puppet
2 4 (5.33%) Ansible
3 2 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (49.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.67%) Nintex
3 2 (2.67%) CA
3 2 (2.67%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (2.67%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle
4 1 (1.33%) Salesforce.com