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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 41 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.84% 2.47% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.96% 20.00% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £265 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -26.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.32% -2.14%
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
67 30 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.55% 12.35% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 20 29
Average daily rate £450 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £233 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.17 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%

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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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 10 (83.33%) C#
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (75.00%) CSS
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 9 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (66.67%) jQuery
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 8 (66.67%) MVC
4 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 7 (58.33%) Ajax
4 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (58.33%) HTML5
4 7 (58.33%) REST
4 7 (58.33%) CSS3
5 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (50.00%) XML
5 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (50.00%) Scrum
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (41.67%) Domain-Driven Design
6 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (41.67%) BDD
7 4 (33.33%) User Experience
7 4 (33.33%) Intranet

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 8 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) ArcGIS
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (8.33%) FileNet
4 1 (8.33%) Confluence
4 1 (8.33%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (33.33%) MS Access
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Ant
3 1 (8.33%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) Hudson
3 1 (8.33%) Spock
3 1 (8.33%) DbUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
1 10 (83.33%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 9 (75.00%) CSS
3 8 (66.67%) jQuery
4 7 (58.33%) Ajax
4 7 (58.33%) HTML5
4 7 (58.33%) REST
4 7 (58.33%) CSS3
5 6 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (50.00%) XML
6 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (16.67%) CAML
8 2 (16.67%) XSL
8 2 (16.67%) XSLT
8 2 (16.67%) SOAP
9 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) MVC
2 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (41.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 5 (41.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) Document Management
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) ILOG
2 1 (8.33%) Kofax
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk
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