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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 34 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 11 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.49% 0.89% 1.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.64% 7.14% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£425 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -12.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -6.42%
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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 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.78% 12.50% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 19 16
Average daily rate £468 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.87% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £400 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £90.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 16 (80.00%) .NET
2 15 (75.00%) HTML
3 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (70.00%) CSS
4 13 (65.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (55.00%) MVC
6 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (55.00%) SQL
6 11 (55.00%) C#
6 11 (55.00%) SharePoint
7 10 (50.00%) Ajax
7 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (45.00%) jQuery
9 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (40.00%) HTML5
9 8 (40.00%) CSS3
10 7 (35.00%) Scrum
10 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (35.00%) TDD
11 6 (30.00%) CRM
11 6 (30.00%) XML
11 6 (30.00%) REST
11 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
11 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
11 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
12 5 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (55.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) IIS
3 4 (20.00%) ArcGIS
4 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (5.00%) Confluence
6 1 (5.00%) LiveCycle
6 1 (5.00%) JBoss
6 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (5.00%) FileNet
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (20.00%) MS Access
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Ingres
5 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.00%) InterBase
5 1 (5.00%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) NUnit
2 2 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Hudson
3 1 (5.00%) DbUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Spock
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) Ant
3 1 (5.00%) JUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 3 (15.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) CRM Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) .NET
2 15 (75.00%) HTML
3 14 (70.00%) CSS
4 13 (65.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (50.00%) Ajax
6 9 (45.00%) jQuery
7 8 (40.00%) HTML5
7 8 (40.00%) CSS3
8 6 (30.00%) XML
8 6 (30.00%) REST
8 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
8 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 5 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (20.00%) WCF
11 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 2 (10.00%) XSL
12 2 (10.00%) XSLT
12 2 (10.00%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) NHS
1 4 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) MVC
2 7 (35.00%) Scrum
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) CRM
4 5 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Analytics
7 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (5.00%) Coaching
8 1 (5.00%) UML
8 1 (5.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (5.00%) Delphi
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Splunk
2 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) ILOG
2 1 (5.00%) Kofax
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