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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 49 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 13 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.13% 2.19% 1.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.75% 21.43% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
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£390 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.60% +20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £261 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £340 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
102 42 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.69% 10.22% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 29 33
Average daily rate £350 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £384 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio
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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 29 July 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
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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 - 8 £398 -
Cardiff -11 4 £313 +0.72% 6
Torfaen - 1 £375 - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Visual Studio
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (93.33%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) C#
2 14 (93.33%) ASP.NET
3 12 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (73.33%) .NET Framework
4 11 (73.33%) WCF
5 10 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (60.00%) MVC
6 9 (60.00%) XML
7 8 (53.33%) Web Services
7 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 7 (46.67%) REST
8 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
8 7 (46.67%) SOAP
9 6 (40.00%) SQL
9 6 (40.00%) TDD
9 6 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (40.00%) BDD
10 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
11 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
12 3 (20.00%) Finance
13 2 (13.33%) Retail
13 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (13.33%) Web Development

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) TestNG
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) .NET
1 14 (93.33%) ASP.NET
2 11 (73.33%) .NET Framework
2 11 (73.33%) WCF
3 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (60.00%) XML
4 8 (53.33%) Web Services
4 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 7 (46.67%) REST
5 7 (46.67%) SOAP
6 6 (40.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (13.33%) HTML
7 2 (13.33%) CSS
7 2 (13.33%) XSLT
7 2 (13.33%) XHTML
8 1 (6.67%) WinForms
8 1 (6.67%) WPF
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) AS400
1 1 (6.67%) iSeries
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) MVC
2 7 (46.67%) Unit Testing
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) V-Model
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCSD
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Informatica
2 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
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