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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 36 39 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.20% 4.61% 6.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.88% 20.20% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 11
Median daily rate £334 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £181 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £458 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +24.03%

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
68 99 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.48% 22.81% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 22
Median daily rate £350 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.85 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +16.25%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) NHS
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Ajax
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Couchbase
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 1 (14.29%) MbUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
3 1 (14.29%) MSTest
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Report Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SAP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Lead
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Lead
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) jQuery
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Ajax
3 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (14.29%) Regular Expression
3 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Fintech
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ATDD
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) SAP