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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 38 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.53% 1.78% 1.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.33% 19.23% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
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£348 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.36% +5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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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
45 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.45% 9.25% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 7
Average daily rate £325 £295 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -21.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.70%

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
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 12 September 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (55.56%) HTML
4 5 (55.56%) CSS
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) TDD
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (44.44%) REST
5 4 (44.44%) BDD
6 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 3 (33.33%) CSS3
6 3 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (33.33%) HTML5
6 3 (33.33%) jQuery
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (33.33%) ArcGIS
6 3 (33.33%) Ajax
6 3 (33.33%) XML
6 3 (33.33%) MS Access
6 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (33.33%) User Experience

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) ArcGIS
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (11.11%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) MS Access
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Developer
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (44.44%) REST
4 3 (33.33%) CSS3
4 3 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (33.33%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) Ajax
4 3 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) XSL
5 2 (22.22%) XSLT
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) WCF
5 2 (22.22%) CAML
6 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) V-Model
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Sitecore