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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.46% 0.47% 0.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.24% 3.03% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £475 £273 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.31% -12.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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
49 66 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.08% 15.60% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 30
Median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 August 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 25 (96.15%) .NET
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (96.15%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (92.31%) jQuery
2 24 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 24 (92.31%) HTML
3 21 (80.77%) C#
3 21 (80.77%) BDD
4 20 (76.92%) CSS3
4 20 (76.92%) KnockoutJS
4 20 (76.92%) ATDD
4 20 (76.92%) AngularJS
4 20 (76.92%) TypeScript
4 20 (76.92%) ASP.NET Web API
4 20 (76.92%) DevOps
4 20 (76.92%) CSS
4 20 (76.92%) TDD
4 20 (76.92%) Test-First Development
4 20 (76.92%) NUnit
4 20 (76.92%) MVC
4 20 (76.92%) Web Development
4 20 (76.92%) WCF
4 20 (76.92%) Unit Testing
4 20 (76.92%) MSTest
4 20 (76.92%) HTML5
4 20 (76.92%) MbUnit
5 14 (53.85%) Scrum
6 13 (50.00%) Finance
6 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 13 (50.00%) 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 4 (15.38%) JBoss
1 4 (15.38%) MQSeries
1 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Couchbase
1 7 (26.92%) MongoDB
1 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (76.92%) MbUnit
1 20 (76.92%) MSTest
1 20 (76.92%) NUnit
2 12 (46.15%) Selenium
3 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 8 (30.77%) TeamCity
4 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
4 7 (26.92%) Mercurial
4 7 (26.92%) SpecFlow
5 5 (19.23%) JIRA
5 5 (19.23%) JMeter
6 4 (15.38%) Burp Suite
6 4 (15.38%) DbUnit
6 4 (15.38%) JUnit
6 4 (15.38%) Spock
7 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.85%) LoadUI
7 1 (3.85%) Ranorex
7 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Developer
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Developer
2 13 (50.00%) Senior Agile Developer
2 13 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 7 (26.92%) .NET Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (96.15%) .NET
2 24 (92.31%) HTML
2 24 (92.31%) jQuery
3 20 (76.92%) AngularJS
3 20 (76.92%) ASP.NET Web API
3 20 (76.92%) CSS
3 20 (76.92%) CSS3
3 20 (76.92%) HTML5
3 20 (76.92%) KnockoutJS
3 20 (76.92%) WCF
4 8 (30.77%) Gherkin
5 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
5 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (19.23%) SOAP
7 4 (15.38%) JSTS
7 4 (15.38%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (96.15%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (80.77%) BDD
3 20 (76.92%) ATDD
3 20 (76.92%) DevOps
3 20 (76.92%) MVC
3 20 (76.92%) TDD
3 20 (76.92%) Test-First Development
3 20 (76.92%) Unit Testing
3 20 (76.92%) Web Development
4 14 (53.85%) Scrum
5 13 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 13 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) SDLC
6 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
6 4 (15.38%) V-Model
6 4 (15.38%) Volume Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 21 (80.77%) C#
3 20 (76.92%) TypeScript
4 6 (23.08%) Java
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Atlassian