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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 112 93
Rank change year-on-year +25 -19  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.08% 0.85% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.99% 7.21% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 21
Median daily rate £323 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £294 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £344 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.93 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +19.78%  

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 272 305 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.46% 11.77% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 169 211
Median daily rate £375 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Median hourly rate £15.89 £26.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.46% -41.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 +27 9 £413 - 3
Glasgow -5 6 £310 +3.33% 1
Fife +1 2 £320 -
Aberdeen - 1 £325 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 37 (82.22%) .NET
2 29 (64.44%) C#
3 23 (51.11%) MVC
4 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
4 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (46.67%) .NET Framework
5 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
7 15 (33.33%) CSS
7 15 (33.33%) HTML
8 14 (31.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (26.67%) WCF
11 11 (24.44%) jQuery
11 11 (24.44%) Entity Framework
12 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (22.22%) WPF
12 10 (22.22%) Scrum
13 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (17.78%) Finance
14 8 (17.78%) Web Services
14 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
14 8 (17.78%) TDD
15 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
15 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (15.56%) SQL
15 7 (15.56%) CSS3
15 7 (15.56%) HTML5
15 7 (15.56%) 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 2 (4.44%) CMS
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.44%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.22%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.89%) Jasmine
3 4 (8.89%) NUnit
3 4 (8.89%) Selenium
4 3 (6.67%) Subversion
4 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.44%) JUnit
5 2 (4.44%) MSI
5 2 (4.44%) MSTest
5 2 (4.44%) PHPUnit
5 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.22%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Developer
2 15 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 5 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) UI Developer
5 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) HTML Developer
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Database Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Lead .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Lead Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (82.22%) .NET
2 21 (46.67%) .NET Framework
3 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 15 (33.33%) CSS
4 15 (33.33%) HTML
5 13 (28.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (26.67%) WCF
7 11 (24.44%) Entity Framework
7 11 (24.44%) jQuery
8 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (22.22%) WPF
9 8 (17.78%) Web Services
10 7 (15.56%) CSS3
10 7 (15.56%) HTML5
11 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
11 6 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (8.89%) RESTful
12 4 (8.89%) XML
13 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (6.67%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) User Experience
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.44%) Fintech
3 2 (4.44%) Linked Data
3 2 (4.44%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.22%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) MVC
2 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.22%) Scrum
4 8 (17.78%) TDD
5 7 (15.56%) Unit Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 4 (8.89%) OO
9 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 2 (4.44%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (4.44%) Integration Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Investment Management
10 2 (4.44%) MVVM
10 2 (4.44%) Prototyping
10 2 (4.44%) SDLC
10 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
10 2 (4.44%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (64.44%) C#
2 21 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.67%) Java
7 2 (4.44%) C
7 2 (4.44%) C++
7 2 (4.44%) Embedded C
7 2 (4.44%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.44%) PHP
7 2 (4.44%) SPARQL
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.22%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) Ruby
8 1 (2.22%) VB
8 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.22%) VBA
8 1 (2.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) ISEB
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe
3 1 (2.22%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) Perforce
3 1 (2.22%) Sybase
3 1 (2.22%) Telerik
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