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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 46 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.11% 4.73% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.68% 31.82% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 2
Average daily rate £388 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.03% -14.00%
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
95 44 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.73% 14.86% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 31 19
Average daily rate £343 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) Scrum
3 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 14 (70.00%) TDD
5 13 (65.00%) HTML
5 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (65.00%) jQuery
6 11 (55.00%) REST
6 11 (55.00%) C#
6 11 (55.00%) .NET
6 11 (55.00%) AngularJS
7 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (45.00%) Selenium
8 9 (45.00%) IIS
8 9 (45.00%) T-SQL
8 9 (45.00%) Subversion
8 9 (45.00%) MVC
9 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
9 8 (40.00%) CSS
9 8 (40.00%) SQL
9 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
9 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (35.00%) BDD
10 7 (35.00%) Entity Framework
10 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (35.00%) WCF
10 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 9 (45.00%) IIS
2 6 (30.00%) Confluence
2 6 (30.00%) FileNet
2 6 (30.00%) JBoss
2 6 (30.00%) LiveCycle
2 6 (30.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (20.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (15.00%) Couchbase
5 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 9 (45.00%) Subversion
3 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (30.00%) Ant
4 6 (30.00%) DbUnit
4 6 (30.00%) Hudson
4 6 (30.00%) JIRA
4 6 (30.00%) JUnit
4 6 (30.00%) Maven
4 6 (30.00%) Spock
5 5 (25.00%) Eclipse
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 4 (20.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (15.00%) CruiseControl
7 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (15.00%) NUnit
7 3 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Developer
4 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Agile .NET Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
5 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Analyst
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Product Analyst
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) HTML
1 13 (65.00%) jQuery
2 11 (55.00%) .NET
2 11 (55.00%) AngularJS
2 11 (55.00%) REST
3 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (35.00%) Entity Framework
4 7 (35.00%) WCF
4 7 (35.00%) XML
5 6 (30.00%) Hibernate
5 6 (30.00%) Java EE
5 6 (30.00%) Java SE
5 6 (30.00%) JRules
5 6 (30.00%) JSF
5 6 (30.00%) SOAP
5 6 (30.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Replication
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) Scrum
3 14 (70.00%) TDD
4 9 (45.00%) MVC
5 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (35.00%) BDD
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (25.00%) Document Management
7 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (25.00%) Web Development
8 4 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (15.00%) Software Architecture
10 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
10 2 (10.00%) DevOps
10 2 (10.00%) OOP
10 2 (10.00%) Product Management
10 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (10.00%) Test-First Development
10 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (55.00%) C#
3 9 (45.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) TypeScript
7 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) BC Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Adobe
1 6 (30.00%) ILOG
1 6 (30.00%) Kofax
1 6 (30.00%) Splunk
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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