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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 32 37 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.52% 1.50% 0.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.67% 9.80% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £431 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +28.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
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
60 51 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.58% 15.32% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 41 42
Median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.04% -2.01%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 36 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (77.27%) .NET
3 31 (70.45%) jQuery
4 30 (68.18%) C#
4 30 (68.18%) HTML
4 30 (68.18%) JavaScript
5 29 (65.91%) Scrum
6 28 (63.64%) Unit Testing
7 27 (61.36%) TDD
7 27 (61.36%) AngularJS
8 24 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (54.55%) WCF
9 22 (50.00%) Web Development
10 21 (47.73%) BDD
10 21 (47.73%) MVC
11 20 (45.45%) CSS
11 20 (45.45%) HTML5
11 20 (45.45%) TypeScript
11 20 (45.45%) CSS3
11 20 (45.45%) KnockoutJS
11 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (43.18%) DevOps
12 19 (43.18%) ATDD
12 19 (43.18%) MbUnit
12 19 (43.18%) MSTest
12 19 (43.18%) Test-First Development
12 19 (43.18%) NUnit
13 16 (36.36%) Finance
13 16 (36.36%) Selenium
13 16 (36.36%) Mentoring

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (25.00%) JBoss
2 7 (15.91%) Confluence
2 7 (15.91%) FileNet
2 7 (15.91%) GeoServer
2 7 (15.91%) IIS
2 7 (15.91%) LiveCycle
2 7 (15.91%) Tomcat
3 4 (9.09%) MQSeries
3 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Gliffy
2 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (18.18%) Oracle9i Database
2 8 (18.18%) RDBMS
2 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 7 (15.91%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.09%) Couchbase
4 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) MbUnit
1 19 (43.18%) MSTest
1 19 (43.18%) NUnit
2 16 (36.36%) Selenium
3 12 (27.27%) JIRA
4 11 (25.00%) DbUnit
4 11 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (25.00%) JUnit
4 11 (25.00%) Spock
5 9 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (15.91%) Ant
7 7 (15.91%) Eclipse
7 7 (15.91%) Hudson
7 7 (15.91%) Maven
7 7 (15.91%) Subversion
8 6 (13.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (11.36%) JMeter
10 4 (9.09%) Burp Suite
10 4 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (81.82%) Developer
2 20 (45.45%) Senior Developer
3 16 (36.36%) Agile Developer
3 16 (36.36%) Senior Agile Developer
4 8 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Java Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Analyst
6 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Software Developer
8 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) Product Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) Product Business Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) Test Automation Specialist
10 2 (4.55%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (77.27%) .NET
2 31 (70.45%) jQuery
3 30 (68.18%) HTML
4 27 (61.36%) AngularJS
5 24 (54.55%) WCF
6 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 20 (45.45%) CSS
6 20 (45.45%) CSS3
6 20 (45.45%) HTML5
6 20 (45.45%) KnockoutJS
7 12 (27.27%) SOAP
8 11 (25.00%) JSTS
8 11 (25.00%) XML
9 9 (20.45%) .NET Framework
9 9 (20.45%) Entity Framework
10 8 (18.18%) LINQ
10 8 (18.18%) REST
10 8 (18.18%) WinForms
11 7 (15.91%) Hibernate
11 7 (15.91%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Replication
2 3 (6.82%) NHS
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (65.91%) Scrum
3 28 (63.64%) Unit Testing
4 27 (61.36%) TDD
5 24 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (50.00%) Web Development
7 21 (47.73%) BDD
7 21 (47.73%) MVC
8 19 (43.18%) ATDD
8 19 (43.18%) DevOps
8 19 (43.18%) Test-First Development
9 16 (36.36%) Mentoring
10 10 (22.73%) Document Management
11 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
12 8 (18.18%) OOP
13 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
13 6 (13.64%) Dependency Injection
13 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
14 5 (11.36%) SDLC
15 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (68.18%) C#
1 30 (68.18%) JavaScript
2 20 (45.45%) TypeScript
3 13 (29.55%) Java
3 13 (29.55%) SQL
4 8 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 7 (15.91%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) BC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 7 (15.91%) Adobe
2 7 (15.91%) ILOG
2 7 (15.91%) Kofax
2 7 (15.91%) Splunk
3 4 (9.09%) Atlassian