The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Cardiff region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 44 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.53% 0.59% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.57% 7.69% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £340 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +29.03%
Development Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
56 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.93% 7.69% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 4 7
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%
Visual Studio
South Wales

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
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 27 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) RUP
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) XSLT
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) RUP
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft