The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 31 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.72% 0.26% 1.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% 1.85% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £475 £145 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+227.58% -53.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +8.00%
Visual Studio
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Development Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
56 54 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.05% 13.99% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 41 37
Median daily rate £475 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cardiff region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cardiff region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 37 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (81.82%) .NET
3 34 (77.27%) HTML
3 34 (77.27%) JavaScript
3 34 (77.27%) jQuery
4 32 (72.73%) C#
5 31 (70.45%) AngularJS
6 30 (68.18%) TDD
6 30 (68.18%) Unit Testing
7 28 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (59.09%) WCF
8 26 (59.09%) Scrum
9 24 (54.55%) MVC
9 24 (54.55%) CSS
9 24 (54.55%) Web Development
9 24 (54.55%) HTML5
9 24 (54.55%) BDD
9 24 (54.55%) CSS3
9 24 (54.55%) KnockoutJS
9 24 (54.55%) TypeScript
10 23 (52.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 23 (52.27%) DevOps
10 23 (52.27%) ATDD
10 23 (52.27%) MbUnit
10 23 (52.27%) MSTest
10 23 (52.27%) Test-First Development
10 23 (52.27%) NUnit
11 19 (43.18%) Selenium
12 17 (38.64%) SQL Server
13 16 (36.36%) Finance

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 11 (25.00%) JBoss
2 7 (15.91%) Confluence
2 7 (15.91%) FileNet
2 7 (15.91%) GeoServer
2 7 (15.91%) IIS
2 7 (15.91%) LiveCycle
2 7 (15.91%) Tomcat
3 4 (9.09%) MQSeries
3 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Gliffy
2 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (38.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) Couchbase
2 8 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 8 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 7 (15.91%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database
3 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (15.91%) Oracle9i Database
3 7 (15.91%) RDBMS
3 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (52.27%) MbUnit
1 23 (52.27%) MSTest
1 23 (52.27%) NUnit
2 19 (43.18%) Selenium
3 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
4 12 (27.27%) JIRA
5 11 (25.00%) DbUnit
5 11 (25.00%) JUnit
5 11 (25.00%) Spock
6 8 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 8 (18.18%) TeamCity
7 7 (15.91%) Ant
7 7 (15.91%) Eclipse
7 7 (15.91%) Hudson
7 7 (15.91%) Maven
7 7 (15.91%) Mercurial
7 7 (15.91%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (15.91%) SpecFlow
7 7 (15.91%) Subversion
7 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (86.36%) Developer
2 19 (43.18%) Senior Developer
3 16 (36.36%) Agile Developer
3 16 (36.36%) Senior Agile Developer
4 11 (25.00%) .NET Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Java Developer
6 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Test Automation Specialist
9 2 (4.55%) Test Specialist
10 1 (2.27%) Automation Test Analyst
10 1 (2.27%) SQL Developer
10 1 (2.27%) Test Architect
10 1 (2.27%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (81.82%) .NET
2 34 (77.27%) HTML
2 34 (77.27%) jQuery
3 31 (70.45%) AngularJS
4 26 (59.09%) WCF
5 24 (54.55%) CSS
5 24 (54.55%) CSS3
5 24 (54.55%) HTML5
5 24 (54.55%) KnockoutJS
6 23 (52.27%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (27.27%) SOAP
8 11 (25.00%) JSTS
8 11 (25.00%) XML
9 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
9 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (18.18%) Gherkin
10 7 (15.91%) Dojo
10 7 (15.91%) Entity Framework
10 7 (15.91%) LINQ
10 7 (15.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Replication
2 3 (6.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (84.09%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (68.18%) TDD
2 30 (68.18%) Unit Testing
3 28 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (59.09%) Scrum
5 24 (54.55%) BDD
5 24 (54.55%) MVC
5 24 (54.55%) Web Development
6 23 (52.27%) ATDD
6 23 (52.27%) DevOps
6 23 (52.27%) Test-First Development
7 16 (36.36%) Mentoring
8 13 (29.55%) Test Automation
9 10 (22.73%) Document Management
10 7 (15.91%) OOP
11 6 (13.64%) Dependency Injection
11 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
12 5 (11.36%) SDLC
13 4 (9.09%) Business Analysis
13 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (77.27%) JavaScript
2 32 (72.73%) C#
3 24 (54.55%) TypeScript
4 13 (29.55%) Java
5 12 (27.27%) SQL
6 7 (15.91%) PL/SQL
6 7 (15.91%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) BC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Adobe
1 7 (15.91%) ILOG
1 7 (15.91%) Kofax
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle
1 7 (15.91%) Splunk
2 4 (9.09%) Atlassian