Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 124 152
Rank change year-on-year -8 +28 -38
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 70 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.36% 1.09% 1.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.00% 6.95% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 24
Scotland median daily rate £400 £369 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% +15.23% -5.19%
10th Percentile £324 £294 £266
90th Percentile £488 £444 £373
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +21.21%

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 875 561 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.95% 15.67% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 364 392
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £286 £288 £250
90th Percentile £529 £509 £475
UK median daily rate £473 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.18% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.25% +21.21% +4.76%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.74 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.80 £45.14 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year - +0.12% +14.73%

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 May 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 22 May 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 -22 23 £375 -6.25% 11
Renfrewshire - 20 £424 -
Glasgow -19 19 £355 +7.58% 6
Aberdeen +12 5 £375 +15.38%
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (82.86%) .NET
2 56 (80.00%) C#
3 53 (75.71%) JavaScript
4 52 (74.29%) SQL Server
5 45 (64.29%) Microsoft
6 44 (62.86%) CSS
7 39 (55.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (54.29%) jQuery
9 31 (44.29%) SharePoint
9 31 (44.29%) Office 365
10 30 (42.86%) XML
10 30 (42.86%) PowerShell
11 29 (41.43%) ASP.NET
12 28 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 26 (37.14%) MVC
14 25 (35.71%) Migration
14 25 (35.71%) Windows
15 24 (34.29%) IIS
15 24 (34.29%) HTML
15 24 (34.29%) Computer Science
15 24 (34.29%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (32.86%) High Availability
16 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (32.86%) Nintex
16 23 (32.86%) Records Management
16 23 (32.86%) Windows Server
16 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (32.86%) InfoPath
16 23 (32.86%) SharePoint Server
16 23 (32.86%) XSLT

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 31 (44.29%) SharePoint
2 28 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 24 (34.29%) IIS
3 24 (34.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 23 (32.86%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (7.14%) OpenStack
6 4 (5.71%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.43%) CMS
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.43%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (32.86%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (44.29%) Office 365
2 13 (18.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.57%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Skype
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (74.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (8.57%) Power BI
5 3 (4.29%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (55.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.86%) NUnit
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (5.71%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.43%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.43%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.43%) Gradle
5 1 (1.43%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.43%) MSI
5 1 (1.43%) Subversion
5 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (58.57%) Developer
2 18 (25.71%) .NET Developer
3 15 (21.43%) SharePoint Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Design Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.57%) SQL Developer
6 5 (7.14%) CRM Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (5.71%) SharePoint Consultant
7 4 (5.71%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.29%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (82.86%) .NET
2 44 (62.86%) CSS
3 38 (54.29%) jQuery
4 30 (42.86%) XML
5 29 (41.43%) ASP.NET
6 24 (34.29%) HTML
7 23 (32.86%) XSLT
8 21 (30.00%) .NET Framework
9 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (17.14%) HTML5
10 11 (15.71%) Entity Framework
11 10 (14.29%) AngularJS
12 9 (12.86%) CSS3
12 9 (12.86%) Web Services
13 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (8.57%) Ajax
14 6 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
14 6 (8.57%) React
15 5 (7.14%) REST
15 5 (7.14%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (34.29%) Computer Science
2 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.29%) User Experience
4 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.43%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.71%) Windows
2 23 (32.86%) Windows Server
2 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (32.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) MVC
2 25 (35.71%) Migration
3 23 (32.86%) High Availability
3 23 (32.86%) Records Management
3 23 (32.86%) Workflow
4 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.86%) SDLC
6 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.00%) CRM
6 7 (10.00%) Web Development
7 5 (7.14%) Case Management
7 5 (7.14%) OO
7 5 (7.14%) Scrum
7 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.71%) TDD
9 3 (4.29%) User Stories
9 3 (4.29%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.29%) Wireframes
10 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 56 (80.00%) C#
2 53 (75.71%) JavaScript
3 30 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 18 (25.71%) SQL
5 6 (8.57%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.14%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.86%) C
7 2 (2.86%) Python
7 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.86%) XAML
8 1 (1.43%) C++
8 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (32.86%) MCSE
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 20 (28.57%) Degree
2 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 45 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (32.86%) Nintex
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) Telerik
4 2 (2.86%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.43%) Lotus
5 1 (1.43%) Sitecore