The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 23 24 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +41
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 51 40 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.85% 8.02% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 37.50% 27.21% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 2
Median daily rate £388 £415 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% +22.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £333 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.01% +11.42%
Visual Studio
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 South Wales region.

Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
136 147 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 26.25% 29.46% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 109 59
Median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.84% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.04 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -3.79%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales 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 South Wales

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the South Wales region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the South Wales region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 35 £388 +8.39% 1
Newport +5 11 £337 -19.85%
Gwent - 2 £400 -
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 49 (75.38%) .NET
2 47 (72.31%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (70.77%) Scrum
4 42 (64.62%) TDD
5 39 (60.00%) C#
6 36 (55.38%) jQuery
7 34 (52.31%) BDD
8 33 (50.77%) Unit Testing
9 29 (44.62%) Selenium
9 29 (44.62%) WCF
9 29 (44.62%) HTML
9 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
10 27 (41.54%) SQL Server
10 27 (41.54%) MVC
10 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
11 26 (40.00%) SC Cleared
11 26 (40.00%) AngularJS
11 26 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (35.38%) Test-First Development
13 22 (33.85%) Java
13 22 (33.85%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (32.31%) SQL
15 20 (30.77%) Web Development
16 19 (29.23%) CSS
16 19 (29.23%) HTML5
16 19 (29.23%) CSS3
17 18 (27.69%) KnockoutJS
17 18 (27.69%) TypeScript
17 18 (27.69%) .NET Framework
17 18 (27.69%) NUnit

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 11 (16.92%) JBoss
2 7 (10.77%) Confluence
2 7 (10.77%) FileNet
2 7 (10.77%) GeoServer
2 7 (10.77%) IIS
2 7 (10.77%) LiveCycle
2 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
3 6 (9.23%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (6.15%) MQSeries
4 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.54%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Gliffy
1 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.62%) SNMP
2 3 (4.62%) VoIP
3 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (41.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (12.31%) Oracle9i Database
2 8 (12.31%) RDBMS
2 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (12.31%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (10.77%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
4 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (44.62%) Selenium
2 18 (27.69%) NUnit
3 17 (26.15%) MbUnit
3 17 (26.15%) MSTest
3 17 (26.15%) SpecFlow
3 17 (26.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (23.08%) JMeter
5 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
6 12 (18.46%) JIRA
7 11 (16.92%) DbUnit
7 11 (16.92%) JUnit
7 11 (16.92%) Spock
7 11 (16.92%) WebDriver
8 10 (15.38%) Cucumber
9 9 (13.85%) Eclipse
10 8 (12.31%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (12.31%) Subversion
11 7 (10.77%) Ant
11 7 (10.77%) Hudson
11 7 (10.77%) Maven
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Back Office
3 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 44 (67.69%) Developer
2 23 (35.38%) Senior Developer
3 17 (26.15%) Agile Developer
3 17 (26.15%) Senior Agile Developer
4 14 (21.54%) .NET Developer
5 10 (15.38%) Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Java Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Software Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Test Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Tester
7 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared Java Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (7.69%) C# Developer
9 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) Automation Tester
10 3 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (3.08%) C++/C# Developer
11 2 (3.08%) Product Analyst
11 2 (3.08%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (75.38%) .NET
2 36 (55.38%) jQuery
3 29 (44.62%) HTML
3 29 (44.62%) WCF
4 26 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 26 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 19 (29.23%) CSS
5 19 (29.23%) CSS3
5 19 (29.23%) HTML5
6 18 (27.69%) .NET Framework
6 18 (27.69%) KnockoutJS
7 17 (26.15%) Entity Framework
8 15 (23.08%) REST
9 12 (18.46%) SOAP
9 12 (18.46%) XML
10 11 (16.92%) JSTS
11 8 (12.31%) Ajax
11 8 (12.31%) LINQ
11 8 (12.31%) WinForms
12 7 (10.77%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Replication
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.62%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (72.31%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (70.77%) Scrum
3 42 (64.62%) TDD
4 34 (52.31%) BDD
5 33 (50.77%) Unit Testing
6 27 (41.54%) MVC
7 23 (35.38%) Test-First Development
8 22 (33.85%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (30.77%) Web Development
10 17 (26.15%) ATDD
11 16 (24.62%) DevOps
11 16 (24.62%) Mentoring
12 10 (15.38%) Document Management
12 10 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (12.31%) Kanban
13 8 (12.31%) OOP
13 8 (12.31%) Test Scripting
14 6 (9.23%) Dependency Injection
14 6 (9.23%) SDLC
14 6 (9.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (60.00%) C#
2 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
3 22 (33.85%) Java
4 21 (32.31%) SQL
5 18 (27.69%) TypeScript
6 8 (12.31%) PL/SQL
7 7 (10.77%) T-SQL
8 5 (7.69%) C
9 4 (6.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (41.54%) Security Cleared
2 26 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.77%) ISEB
4 6 (9.23%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) BC Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.54%) Degree
6 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) QA
2 5 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.54%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Oracle
2 7 (10.77%) Adobe
2 7 (10.77%) ILOG
2 7 (10.77%) Kofax
2 7 (10.77%) Splunk
3 4 (6.15%) Atlassian
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.62%) Coverity