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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 119 98
Rank change year-on-year +25 -21  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.06% 1.09% 1.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.01% 7.36% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 25
Median daily rate £375 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -1.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £283 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £410 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 328 435 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.15% 14.80% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 242 166
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 14
Median hourly rate £43.39 £40.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.47% +31.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £20.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £41.75 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +22 14 £388 +6.89% 1
Glasgow +1 3 £373 +40.56% 1
Highlands - 2 - -
Fife +3 1 £320 -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 2
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (62.50%) C#
3 23 (57.50%) .NET
4 15 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (30.00%) Scrum
5 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (27.50%) Finance
6 11 (27.50%) .NET Framework
7 10 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 10 (25.00%) SQL
7 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
8 9 (22.50%) MVC
9 7 (17.50%) PL/SQL
9 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
9 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
10 6 (15.00%) SDLC
10 6 (15.00%) OO
10 6 (15.00%) HTML
10 6 (15.00%) Oracle
10 6 (15.00%) WinForms
11 5 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (12.50%) CSS
11 5 (12.50%) WPF
11 5 (12.50%) Selenium
11 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (12.50%) Entity Framework
12 4 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (10.00%) Git (software)

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 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.50%) InfoPath
1 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) GitHub
3 1 (2.50%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.50%) Modbus
2 2 (5.00%) Intranet
3 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.50%) MS Access
5 1 (2.50%) Power BI
5 1 (2.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (12.50%) Selenium
3 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.00%) NUnit
3 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.50%) Subversion
5 2 (5.00%) Fiddler
5 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.00%) JUnit
5 2 (5.00%) MSTest
5 2 (5.00%) PHPUnit
5 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Electronics
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) .NET Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) UI Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior UI Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (57.50%) .NET
2 11 (27.50%) .NET Framework
3 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (15.00%) HTML
4 6 (15.00%) WinForms
5 5 (12.50%) CSS
5 5 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 5 (12.50%) WPF
6 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (10.00%) jQuery
6 4 (10.00%) WCF
6 4 (10.00%) Web Services
7 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.50%) CSS3
7 3 (7.50%) HTML5
8 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
8 2 (5.00%) OpenCV
8 2 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (2.50%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) Fintech
4 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Scrum
3 10 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (22.50%) MVC
5 6 (15.00%) OO
5 6 (15.00%) SDLC
5 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.00%) TDD
7 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.50%) Investment Management
7 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Component Testing
8 2 (5.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (5.00%) Kanban
8 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.00%) MVVM
8 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) C#
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.50%) PL/SQL
5 4 (10.00%) C
6 3 (7.50%) C++
6 3 (7.50%) Java
7 2 (5.00%) Delphi
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) Python
7 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.50%) Ruby
8 1 (2.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) MISRA
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Docker
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Borland
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe
4 1 (2.50%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Perforce
4 1 (2.50%) Sybase
4 1 (2.50%) Tableau
4 1 (2.50%) Telerik
4 1 (2.50%) VMware
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago