Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 120 146
Rank change year-on-year -29 +26 -53
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 37 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.76% 1.25% 0.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.97% 7.37% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 20
Scotland median daily rate £370 £320 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% - -4.83%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £262
90th Percentile £525 £445 £368
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.06 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.14% - +23.08%

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 745 624 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.27% 17.02% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 385 376
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £248
90th Percentile £573 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Scotland median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -19.51% -4.99%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.74 £34.95
90th Percentile £44.68 £47.15 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -33 15 £375 -9.09% 8
Fife +6 7 £500 +58.73% 2
Glasgow -14 7 £360 +16.13% 8
Aberdeen +6 6 £375 +25.00%
Stirling - 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 31 (83.78%) C#
1 31 (83.78%) .NET
2 19 (51.35%) MVC
2 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) .NET Framework
3 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
3 17 (45.95%) HTML
3 17 (45.95%) JavaScript
4 16 (43.24%) CSS
5 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
6 11 (29.73%) SQL
6 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (29.73%) Entity Framework
7 10 (27.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (27.03%) NUnit
8 9 (24.32%) jQuery
8 9 (24.32%) XML
8 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
9 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
9 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
9 8 (21.62%) WCF
9 8 (21.62%) TDD
10 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (18.92%) Web Services
10 7 (18.92%) SDLC
10 7 (18.92%) HTML5

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 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.70%) CMS
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (16.22%) Office 365
3 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (8.11%) PaaS
5 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Intranet
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) CTI
3 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) RDBMS
2 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (8.11%) Redis
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) NUnit
1 10 (27.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.51%) ReSharper
3 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (5.41%) Banking
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (70.27%) Developer
2 14 (37.84%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
3 6 (16.22%) SharePoint Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Tester
6 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Office 365 Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Development Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Development Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (83.78%) .NET
2 19 (51.35%) .NET Framework
2 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET
3 17 (45.95%) HTML
4 16 (43.24%) CSS
5 11 (29.73%) Entity Framework
6 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (24.32%) jQuery
7 9 (24.32%) XML
8 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
8 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (21.62%) WCF
9 7 (18.92%) HTML5
9 7 (18.92%) Web Services
10 6 (16.22%) CSS3
11 5 (13.51%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (13.51%) LINQ
11 5 (13.51%) LINQ to SQL
11 5 (13.51%) React
12 4 (10.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.11%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.41%) Blog
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (51.35%) MVC
2 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
3 8 (21.62%) TDD
4 7 (18.92%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (18.92%) SDLC
4 7 (18.92%) Unit Testing
5 6 (16.22%) SOLID
6 5 (13.51%) Multithreading
7 4 (10.81%) BDD
7 4 (10.81%) Scrum
8 3 (8.11%) Complex Event Processing
8 3 (8.11%) Concurrent Programming
8 3 (8.11%) Resource Management
8 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
9 2 (5.41%) Document Management
9 2 (5.41%) Refactoring
9 2 (5.41%) Use Case
9 2 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (83.78%) C#
2 17 (45.95%) JavaScript
3 11 (29.73%) SQL
4 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
4 6 (16.22%) Python
5 5 (13.51%) TypeScript
6 4 (10.81%) C
7 3 (8.11%) C++
7 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.41%) XPath
9 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) MCSD
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Avaya
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.70%) Telerik
3 1 (2.70%) Xamarin