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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 46 39 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 18 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.27% 3.30% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.36% 17.89% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 2
Average daily rate £450 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
110 95 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.00% 18.45% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 68 33
Average daily rate £363 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £307 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £520 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £66.00 - £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -14 11 £388 +3.33% 2
Newport +2 8 £480 +47.69%
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 64 (88.89%) C#
2 63 (87.50%) .NET
3 60 (83.33%) Scrum
4 56 (77.78%) SQL Server
5 52 (72.22%) TDD
6 51 (70.83%) MVC
7 49 (68.06%) REST
8 48 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 47 (65.28%) jQuery
9 47 (65.28%) Unit Testing
10 45 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 45 (62.50%) .NET Framework
11 43 (59.72%) BDD
12 41 (56.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 41 (56.94%) WCF
13 40 (55.56%) Entity Framework
14 38 (52.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 38 (52.78%) Security Cleared
15 37 (51.39%) SC Cleared
16 36 (50.00%) Selenium
17 35 (48.61%) Git (software)
18 33 (45.83%) SpecFlow
19 31 (43.06%) Ajax
20 27 (37.50%) SOA
20 27 (37.50%) Elasticsearch
21 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
22 23 (31.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 22 (30.56%) JavaScript
23 22 (30.56%) HTML
23 22 (30.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 27 (37.50%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (19.44%) IIS
3 4 (5.56%) Confluence
3 4 (5.56%) FileNet
3 4 (5.56%) JBoss
3 4 (5.56%) LiveCycle
3 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.39%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 48 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (52.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.17%) Couchbase
6 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.39%) MS Access
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (50.00%) Selenium
3 35 (48.61%) Git (software)
4 33 (45.83%) SpecFlow
5 7 (9.72%) Subversion
6 5 (6.94%) Eclipse
6 5 (6.94%) TeamCity
7 4 (5.56%) Ant
7 4 (5.56%) DbUnit
7 4 (5.56%) Hudson
7 4 (5.56%) JIRA
7 4 (5.56%) JUnit
7 4 (5.56%) Maven
7 4 (5.56%) Spock
8 3 (4.17%) CruiseControl
8 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.17%) NUnit
8 3 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (2.78%) StarTeam
General
1 15 (20.83%) Back Office
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 65 (90.28%) Developer
2 52 (72.22%) .NET Developer
3 16 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 12 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (9.72%) Digital Developer
7 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Agile Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
11 2 (2.78%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Cryptography Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Product Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (87.50%) .NET
2 49 (68.06%) REST
3 47 (65.28%) jQuery
4 45 (62.50%) .NET Framework
5 41 (56.94%) ASP.NET Web API
5 41 (56.94%) WCF
6 40 (55.56%) Entity Framework
7 31 (43.06%) Ajax
8 22 (30.56%) HTML
9 19 (26.39%) CSS
10 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET
11 16 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (22.22%) HTML5
12 15 (20.83%) Web Services
13 13 (18.06%) XML
14 11 (15.28%) SOAP
15 9 (12.50%) AngularJS
16 8 (11.11%) Sass
17 5 (6.94%) CSS3
18 4 (5.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) User Experience
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (83.33%) Scrum
2 52 (72.22%) TDD
3 51 (70.83%) MVC
4 47 (65.28%) Unit Testing
5 43 (59.72%) BDD
6 27 (37.50%) SOA
7 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.11%) Web Development
9 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
11 3 (4.17%) Dependency Injection
11 3 (4.17%) Document Management
11 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 3 (4.17%) Software Architecture
11 3 (4.17%) UML
12 2 (2.78%) ATDD
12 2 (2.78%) DevOps
12 2 (2.78%) Process Improvement
12 2 (2.78%) SDLC
12 2 (2.78%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 64 (88.89%) C#
2 22 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 21 (29.17%) SQL
4 7 (9.72%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.56%) Java
6 3 (4.17%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.78%) C
7 2 (2.78%) C++
8 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (52.78%) Security Cleared
2 37 (51.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (31.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (30.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) Adobe
2 4 (5.56%) ILOG
2 4 (5.56%) Kofax
2 4 (5.56%) Splunk
3 2 (2.78%) Coverity
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle
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