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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 45 28
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.70% 0.55% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 32.61% 3.64% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Average daily rate
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£358 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.14% +4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -15.62%
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
46 55 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.49% 15.07% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 4
Average daily rate £350 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 18 (69.23%) .NET
2 14 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (50.00%) C#
3 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
4 12 (46.15%) .NET Framework
5 11 (42.31%) CSS
5 11 (42.31%) SQL
5 11 (42.31%) HTML
5 11 (42.31%) MVC
5 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) WCF
7 9 (34.62%) Entity Framework
8 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
8 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (30.77%) NHS
8 8 (30.77%) IIS
8 8 (30.77%) Windows
8 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
9 7 (26.92%) Scrum
10 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 6 (23.08%) XML
10 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
10 6 (23.08%) jQuery
10 6 (23.08%) Ajax
11 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (30.77%) IIS
1 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.85%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
3 2 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Intranet
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
4 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (7.69%) Ingres
6 1 (3.85%) Firebird
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.85%) InterBase
6 1 (3.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) MSBuild
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (3.85%) NUnit
General
1 5 (19.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (80.77%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 5 (19.23%) CRM Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Software Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (11.54%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 12 (46.15%) .NET Framework
3 11 (42.31%) CSS
3 11 (42.31%) HTML
4 9 (34.62%) WCF
4 9 (34.62%) Entity Framework
5 6 (23.08%) XML
5 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (23.08%) jQuery
5 6 (23.08%) Ajax
6 4 (15.38%) REST
6 4 (15.38%) CSS3
6 4 (15.38%) HTML5
6 4 (15.38%) WinForms
6 4 (15.38%) LINQ
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 3 (11.54%) SOAP
7 3 (11.54%) Web Services
8 2 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) MVC
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Scrum
3 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 5 (19.23%) UML
4 5 (19.23%) Migration
4 5 (19.23%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) CRM
5 4 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 4 (15.38%) BDD
6 3 (11.54%) MVVM
6 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
6 3 (11.54%) OOP
7 2 (7.69%) RUP
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) C#
1 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) Delphi
5 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) ISEB
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle