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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 22 41 27
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.40% 0.91% 2.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 44.44% 6.12% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate
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£305 £340 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
Visual Studio
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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
36 49 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.40% 14.94% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 6
Average daily rate £305 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £299 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £90.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 (64.00%) .NET
2 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 13 (52.00%) HTML
3 13 (52.00%) CSS
3 13 (52.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
5 11 (44.00%) C#
6 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
6 10 (40.00%) MVC
6 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (40.00%) .NET Framework
6 10 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 9 (36.00%) SharePoint
8 8 (32.00%) Windows
8 8 (32.00%) Ajax
8 8 (32.00%) NHS
8 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (32.00%) WCF
8 8 (32.00%) jQuery
9 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (24.00%) CSS3
10 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (24.00%) HTML5
10 6 (24.00%) Scrum
11 5 (20.00%) Publishing
11 5 (20.00%) Migration
11 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (20.00%) MS Excel

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (36.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.00%) IIS
2 5 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
3 2 (8.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Intranet
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (8.00%) MS Access
4 2 (8.00%) Ingres
4 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.00%) InterBase
5 1 (4.00%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (12.00%) NUnit
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (8.00%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) CRM Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (12.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) .NET
2 13 (52.00%) CSS
2 13 (52.00%) HTML
3 10 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 8 (32.00%) WCF
4 8 (32.00%) jQuery
4 8 (32.00%) Ajax
5 6 (24.00%) HTML5
5 6 (24.00%) CSS3
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 3 (12.00%) XML
7 3 (12.00%) WinForms
7 3 (12.00%) REST
7 3 (12.00%) LINQ
7 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (8.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) MVC
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) CRM
4 4 (16.00%) UML
4 4 (16.00%) TDD
5 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.00%) MVVM
6 2 (8.00%) BDD
6 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.00%) OOP
6 2 (8.00%) RUP
6 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 11 (44.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle