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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.76% 1.30% 1.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 50.00% 10.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
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£425 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -1.75%
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 £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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
38 40 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.52% 12.99% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 6
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £90.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +5.00%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015, 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 17 (65.38%) HTML
1 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
2 16 (61.54%) .NET
2 16 (61.54%) CSS
3 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
4 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 13 (50.00%) SQL
5 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (46.15%) SharePoint
6 12 (46.15%) MVC
7 11 (42.31%) C#
7 11 (42.31%) jQuery
8 10 (38.46%) Ajax
8 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
10 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (30.77%) HTML5
10 8 (30.77%) CSS3
10 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
11 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
11 7 (26.92%) TDD
11 7 (26.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (26.92%) Scrum
12 6 (23.08%) NHS
12 6 (23.08%) CRM
12 6 (23.08%) IIS
12 6 (23.08%) REST
12 6 (23.08%) AngularJS
12 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 12 (46.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
3 5 (19.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (15.38%) ArcGIS
5 1 (3.85%) FileNet
5 1 (3.85%) LiveCycle
5 1 (3.85%) Confluence
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.85%) JBoss
5 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (19.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Intranet
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) MS Access
4 2 (7.69%) Ingres
4 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) InterBase
5 1 (3.85%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) NUnit
2 3 (11.54%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (3.85%) Hudson
3 1 (3.85%) Spock
3 1 (3.85%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Maven
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) DbUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Ant
3 1 (3.85%) JUnit
3 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (19.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
2 5 (19.23%) CRM Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (65.38%) HTML
2 16 (61.54%) .NET
2 16 (61.54%) CSS
3 13 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (42.31%) jQuery
5 10 (38.46%) Ajax
6 8 (30.77%) HTML5
6 8 (30.77%) CSS3
7 7 (26.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
8 6 (23.08%) REST
8 6 (23.08%) AngularJS
8 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (19.23%) WCF
9 5 (19.23%) XML
10 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 2 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 1 (3.85%) CAML
12 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) NHS
2 4 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) MVC
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) TDD
3 7 (26.92%) Scrum
4 6 (23.08%) CRM
5 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (15.38%) BDD
7 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.69%) UML
8 2 (7.69%) RUP
9 1 (3.85%) Document Management
9 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.85%) Analytics
9 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
2 13 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (42.31%) C#
4 3 (11.54%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) Delphi
6 1 (3.85%) C
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) ISEB
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) VCP4
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe
2 1 (3.85%) ILOG
2 1 (3.85%) Kofax
2 1 (3.85%) Splunk
2 1 (3.85%) Business Objects