Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 137 130
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 -40
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 54 44 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.07% 1.02% 1.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.35% 6.15% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 28
Scotland median daily rate £365 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% +0.78% -2.27%
10th Percentile £314 £262 £261
90th Percentile £531 £444 £367
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 850 716 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.91% 16.61% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 408 405
Scotland median daily rate £400 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £260
90th Percentile £538 £475 £467
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 20
Scotland median hourly rate £43.39 £43.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.91% +6.49% +6.26%
10th Percentile £31.38 £14.00 £29.25
90th Percentile £195.00 £48.54 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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
Glasgow -8 16 £360 +30.91% 2
Edinburgh -13 12 £385 -3.75% 3
Fife +10 10 £500 +61.29%
Aberdeen -5 8 £350 +16.67% 1
Renfrewshire +38 5 £335 +8.06%
Highlands - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 46 (85.19%) C#
2 43 (79.63%) .NET
3 34 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 18 (33.33%) SQL
5 17 (31.48%) SharePoint
6 16 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (27.78%) Windows
8 14 (25.93%) JavaScript
8 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
9 13 (24.07%) Test Automation
9 13 (24.07%) C++
9 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET
9 13 (24.07%) CSS
9 13 (24.07%) XML
10 11 (20.37%) Web Development
10 11 (20.37%) .NET Framework
11 10 (18.52%) Degree
11 10 (18.52%) jQuery
12 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
12 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
12 9 (16.67%) SOLID
12 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (14.81%) Intranet
13 8 (14.81%) XSLT
13 8 (14.81%) Document Management
13 8 (14.81%) Finance
13 8 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (14.81%) Refactoring

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 17 (31.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.96%) IIS
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (9.26%) OpenStack
4 4 (7.41%) Apache
4 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) assyst
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.96%) Office 365
3 3 (5.56%) PaaS
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.70%) IaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.85%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Intranet
2 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (3.70%) CTI
5 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.85%) HTTP
5 1 (1.85%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.56%) DB2
4 3 (5.56%) Redis
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.70%) Power BI
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.85%) QlikView
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (5.56%) FishEye
6 2 (3.70%) NUnit
6 2 (3.70%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.85%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.85%) Selenium
7 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (61.11%) Developer
2 9 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (14.81%) .NET Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Full Stack Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) SQL Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) SharePoint Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Tester
7 3 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (79.63%) .NET
2 13 (24.07%) ASP.NET
2 13 (24.07%) CSS
2 13 (24.07%) XML
3 11 (20.37%) .NET Framework
4 10 (18.52%) jQuery
5 8 (14.81%) XSLT
6 7 (12.96%) Entity Framework
6 7 (12.96%) HTML
7 6 (11.11%) Web Services
8 5 (9.26%) WCF
9 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (7.41%) JSON
9 4 (7.41%) WinForms
10 3 (5.56%) .NET Core
10 3 (5.56%) Ajax
10 3 (5.56%) REST
10 3 (5.56%) SignalR
10 3 (5.56%) SOAP
10 3 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.96%) PKI
3 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.41%) Algorithms
4 4 (7.41%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.70%) Blog
5 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.70%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.85%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.07%) Test Automation
3 11 (20.37%) Web Development
4 9 (16.67%) SOLID
5 8 (14.81%) Document Management
5 8 (14.81%) Refactoring
6 7 (12.96%) High Availability
6 7 (12.96%) Migration
6 7 (12.96%) Records Management
6 7 (12.96%) Scrum
6 7 (12.96%) Workflow
7 6 (11.11%) Concurrent Programming
7 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (11.11%) Load Testing
7 6 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 6 (11.11%) MVC
7 6 (11.11%) SDLC
7 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (11.11%) TDD
8 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 46 (85.19%) C#
2 18 (33.33%) SQL
3 14 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
4 13 (24.07%) C++
5 7 (12.96%) Java
6 6 (11.11%) C
7 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.41%) Python
7 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.56%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.70%) XAML
9 2 (3.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Degree
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (12.96%) MCSE
5 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) MISRA
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (5.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Netcool
1 6 (11.11%) SCOM
2 4 (7.41%) WMI
3 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) CyberArk
2 7 (12.96%) Nintex
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) HP
3 4 (7.41%) Perforce
3 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.56%) Sybase
5 2 (3.70%) Avaya
6 1 (1.85%) Tableau