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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 24 61 30
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.77% 0.34% 3.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 26.90% 2.17% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 2 12
Average daily rate
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£415 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% +4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
145 92 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.88% 15.51% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 60 28
Average daily rate £350 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
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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
Newport - 25 £421 - 1
Cardiff +22 14 £400 +17.64%
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 41 (73.21%) .NET
2 36 (64.29%) C#
3 30 (53.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 27 (48.21%) MVC
5 27 (48.21%) Scrum
6 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
7 25 (44.64%) Web Services
8 24 (42.86%) Security Cleared
9 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
10 21 (37.50%) IIS
10 21 (37.50%) CSS
10 21 (37.50%) HTML
10 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
10 21 (37.50%) SC Cleared
10 21 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (33.93%) Unit Testing
11 19 (33.93%) XML
12 18 (32.14%) TDD
13 17 (30.36%) BDD
13 17 (30.36%) REST
14 16 (28.57%) SOAP
15 15 (26.79%) Windows
16 14 (25.00%) jQuery
17 13 (23.21%) HTML5
18 12 (21.43%) SQL
19 11 (19.64%) UML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 21 (37.50%) IIS
2 8 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.79%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.79%) FileNet
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Office 365
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.36%) Intranet
3 1 (1.79%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.57%) Ingres
6 1 (1.79%) MySQL
6 1 (1.79%) MS Access
6 1 (1.79%) InterBase
6 1 (1.79%) Firebird
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 30 (53.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (12.50%) Subversion
3 3 (5.36%) JIRA
3 3 (5.36%) ReSharper
3 3 (5.36%) Selenium
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.36%) JMeter
3 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.36%) MSBuild
3 3 (5.36%) Gradle
3 3 (5.36%) Artifactory
3 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.79%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.79%) NUnit
General
1 5 (8.93%) Publishing
2 3 (5.36%) Back Office
3 2 (3.57%) Finance
4 1 (1.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (82.14%) Developer
2 24 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 5 (8.93%) CRM Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Software Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Senior Developer
4 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) C++ Developer
5 3 (5.36%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (73.21%) .NET
2 28 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 28 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 25 (44.64%) Web Services
4 21 (37.50%) CSS
4 21 (37.50%) HTML
4 21 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (33.93%) XML
6 17 (30.36%) REST
7 16 (28.57%) SOAP
8 14 (25.00%) jQuery
9 13 (23.21%) HTML5
10 11 (19.64%) Entity Framework
11 10 (17.86%) WCF
12 7 (12.50%) CSS3
13 6 (10.71%) Sass
13 6 (10.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 6 (10.71%) Ajax
14 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 4 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) NHS
2 5 (8.93%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Physics
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (48.21%) MVC
2 27 (48.21%) Scrum
3 19 (33.93%) Unit Testing
4 18 (32.14%) TDD
5 17 (30.36%) BDD
6 11 (19.64%) UML
7 7 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.71%) CRM
9 5 (8.93%) Migration
9 5 (8.93%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
11 3 (5.36%) OOP
11 3 (5.36%) Test Strategy
11 3 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
11 3 (5.36%) MVVM
12 2 (3.57%) Customer Insight
12 2 (3.57%) Performance Testing
12 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) C#
2 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 12 (21.43%) SQL
4 8 (14.29%) C++
4 8 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.57%) C
7 1 (1.79%) Delphi
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 21 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) ISEB
3 3 (5.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) vSphere
1 1 (1.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Nagios
1 1 (1.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco
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