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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 25 26 64
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +38
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 38 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.44% 7.41% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 32.77% 23.60% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 1
Median daily rate £388 £408 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.90% +19.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
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
119 161 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.76% 31.38% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 127 67
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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 24 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 24 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 -3 21 £388 +8.39% 1
Newport +9 13 £325 -22.71%
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 48 (69.57%) .NET
2 46 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (65.22%) Scrum
4 42 (60.87%) C#
5 41 (59.42%) TDD
6 35 (50.72%) jQuery
7 33 (47.83%) Unit Testing
7 33 (47.83%) BDD
8 32 (46.38%) Security Cleared
9 31 (44.93%) SC Cleared
10 29 (42.03%) Selenium
10 29 (42.03%) WCF
11 28 (40.58%) HTML
11 28 (40.58%) JavaScript
12 26 (37.68%) SQL Server
12 26 (37.68%) MVC
13 25 (36.23%) SQL
13 25 (36.23%) AngularJS
13 25 (36.23%) ASP.NET Web API
14 23 (33.33%) Test-First Development
15 22 (31.88%) Java
15 22 (31.88%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (28.99%) Web Development
17 18 (26.09%) Finance
17 18 (26.09%) CSS
17 18 (26.09%) Windows
17 18 (26.09%) HTML5
17 18 (26.09%) CSS3
17 18 (26.09%) KnockoutJS
17 18 (26.09%) TypeScript

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 (15.94%) JBoss
2 7 (10.14%) Confluence
2 7 (10.14%) FileNet
2 7 (10.14%) GeoServer
2 7 (10.14%) IIS
2 7 (10.14%) LiveCycle
2 7 (10.14%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (5.80%) MQSeries
4 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Gliffy
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.59%) SNMP
2 8 (11.59%) VoIP
3 1 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (37.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (11.59%) Oracle9i Database
2 8 (11.59%) RDBMS
2 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (10.14%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.90%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (42.03%) Selenium
2 17 (24.64%) MbUnit
2 17 (24.64%) MSTest
2 17 (24.64%) NUnit
2 17 (24.64%) SpecFlow
3 16 (23.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (21.74%) JMeter
5 14 (20.29%) Eclipse
6 13 (18.84%) Git (software)
7 12 (17.39%) JIRA
8 11 (15.94%) DbUnit
8 11 (15.94%) JUnit
8 11 (15.94%) Spock
8 11 (15.94%) WebDriver
9 10 (14.49%) Cucumber
10 8 (11.59%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (11.59%) Rational DOORS
10 8 (11.59%) StarTeam
10 8 (11.59%) Subversion
11 7 (10.14%) Maven
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Back Office
3 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 45 (65.22%) Developer
2 23 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 17 (24.64%) Agile Developer
3 17 (24.64%) Senior Agile Developer
4 13 (18.84%) .NET Developer
5 10 (14.49%) Analyst
6 9 (13.04%) Software Developer
7 7 (10.14%) C# Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Java Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Test Analyst
7 7 (10.14%) Tester
8 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 6 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (7.25%) Software Engineer
10 4 (5.80%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (5.80%) C++ Developer
10 4 (5.80%) C++ Software Developer
10 4 (5.80%) C++/C# Developer
10 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (69.57%) .NET
2 35 (50.72%) jQuery
3 29 (42.03%) WCF
4 28 (40.58%) HTML
5 25 (36.23%) AngularJS
5 25 (36.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 18 (26.09%) CSS
6 18 (26.09%) CSS3
6 18 (26.09%) HTML5
6 18 (26.09%) KnockoutJS
7 17 (24.64%) .NET Framework
8 16 (23.19%) Entity Framework
9 14 (20.29%) REST
10 12 (17.39%) SOAP
10 12 (17.39%) XML
11 11 (15.94%) JSTS
12 8 (11.59%) LINQ
12 8 (11.59%) WinForms
13 7 (10.14%) Hibernate
13 7 (10.14%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Replication
2 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.09%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (65.22%) Scrum
3 41 (59.42%) TDD
4 33 (47.83%) BDD
4 33 (47.83%) Unit Testing
5 26 (37.68%) MVC
6 23 (33.33%) Test-First Development
7 22 (31.88%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (28.99%) Web Development
9 17 (24.64%) ATDD
10 16 (23.19%) DevOps
10 16 (23.19%) Mentoring
11 10 (14.49%) Document Management
11 10 (14.49%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (14.49%) UML
12 9 (13.04%) OO
12 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
13 8 (11.59%) OOA/OOD
13 8 (11.59%) OOP
13 8 (11.59%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (60.87%) C#
2 28 (40.58%) JavaScript
3 25 (36.23%) SQL
4 22 (31.88%) Java
5 18 (26.09%) TypeScript
6 8 (11.59%) C
6 8 (11.59%) PL/SQL
7 7 (10.14%) C++
7 7 (10.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (46.38%) Security Cleared
2 31 (44.93%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.14%) ISEB
4 6 (8.70%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.35%) BC Cleared
5 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) QA
2 5 (7.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.45%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Coverity
1 8 (11.59%) Oracle
2 7 (10.14%) Adobe
2 7 (10.14%) ILOG
2 7 (10.14%) Kofax
2 7 (10.14%) Splunk
3 4 (5.80%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft