The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 53 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 2 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.36% 3.72% 1.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.60% 26.67% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 1
Average daily rate £340 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
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 £33.75 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
77 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.75% 13.93% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 11
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio
Wales

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
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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -16 2 £340 +4.61% 4
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 27 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
2 2 (50.00%) RUP
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) XSLT
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) RUP
1 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft