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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 52 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.47% 1.08% 1.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% 9.52% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£273 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.15% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £315 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £335 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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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
66 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.42% 11.35% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 20
Average daily rate £375 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 7 (77.78%) Unit Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 5 (55.56%) Entity Framework
4 5 (55.56%) LINQ
5 4 (44.44%) WCF
5 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 4 (44.44%) REST
5 4 (44.44%) BDD
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (44.44%) IIS
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) WinForms
5 4 (44.44%) TDD
6 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (33.33%) NHS
6 3 (33.33%) UML
6 3 (33.33%) OOP

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (44.44%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (33.33%) MSBuild
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (11.11%) CruiseControl
3 1 (11.11%) Subversion
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 5 (55.56%) LINQ
2 5 (55.56%) Entity Framework
3 4 (44.44%) REST
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (44.44%) WCF
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) WinForms
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) CSS
5 1 (11.11%) WPF
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Unit Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) BDD
4 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) UML
5 3 (33.33%) OOP
5 3 (33.33%) MVVM
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle