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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.25% 1.08% 2.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.75% 8.33% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate
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£145 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.60% +0.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +7.14%
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
57 48 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.43% 13.01% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 32 17
Average daily rate £375 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
3 9 (56.25%) C#
3 9 (56.25%) .NET
3 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Entity Framework
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) WCF
6 5 (31.25%) MVC
6 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
6 5 (31.25%) NHS
7 4 (25.00%) UML
7 4 (25.00%) CSS
7 4 (25.00%) IIS
7 4 (25.00%) XML
7 4 (25.00%) HTML
7 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (25.00%) WinForms
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 4 (25.00%) LINQ
7 4 (25.00%) REST
7 4 (25.00%) BDD
7 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (18.75%) MSBuild
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) CRM Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
1 9 (56.25%) .NET Framework
2 6 (37.50%) Entity Framework
3 5 (31.25%) WCF
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) WinForms
4 4 (25.00%) LINQ
4 4 (25.00%) REST
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) SOAP
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 1 (6.25%) Ajax
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
6 1 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (6.25%) WPF
6 1 (6.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) UML
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) MVVM
5 3 (18.75%) OOP
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) RUP
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle