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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 22 41 47
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.80% 4.26% 2.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.10% 20.00% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 10
Median daily rate £415 £475 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.63% +21.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £66.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £39.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +4.66%
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
107 140 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.40% 21.31% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 107 67
Median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £493 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £66.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Newport -10 13 £415 -13.54%
Cardiff +25 6 £475 +74.31% 5
Bridgend - 1 £250 -
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (67.16%) C#
2 41 (61.19%) .NET
3 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (50.75%) TDD
5 33 (49.25%) Security Cleared
6 32 (47.76%) SC Cleared
7 31 (46.27%) HTML
7 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
7 31 (46.27%) BDD
8 30 (44.78%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (44.78%) jQuery
9 27 (40.30%) Test-First Development
9 27 (40.30%) SQL
10 26 (38.81%) CSS
10 26 (38.81%) MVC
10 26 (38.81%) WCF
10 26 (38.81%) HTML5
11 25 (37.31%) CSS3
11 25 (37.31%) KnockoutJS
11 25 (37.31%) AngularJS
11 25 (37.31%) TypeScript
11 25 (37.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 25 (37.31%) Unit Testing
11 25 (37.31%) Scrum
12 22 (32.84%) UML
12 22 (32.84%) OO
12 22 (32.84%) Eclipse
12 22 (32.84%) TCP/IP
12 22 (32.84%) Selenium
12 22 (32.84%) Software Engineering

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 4 (5.97%) JBoss
1 4 (5.97%) MQSeries
1 4 (5.97%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.84%) TCP/IP
2 21 (31.34%) SNMP
2 21 (31.34%) VoIP
3 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (17.91%) Couchbase
2 12 (17.91%) MongoDB
2 12 (17.91%) NoSQL
3 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (16.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (32.84%) Eclipse
1 22 (32.84%) MSTest
1 22 (32.84%) Selenium
2 21 (31.34%) MbUnit
2 21 (31.34%) NUnit
2 21 (31.34%) Rational DOORS
2 21 (31.34%) StarTeam
3 17 (25.37%) SpecFlow
4 15 (22.39%) JMeter
5 11 (16.42%) Cucumber
5 11 (16.42%) WebDriver
6 9 (13.43%) Jenkins
6 9 (13.43%) TeamCity
7 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
7 7 (10.45%) Mercurial
8 5 (7.46%) JIRA
9 4 (5.97%) Burp Suite
9 4 (5.97%) DbUnit
9 4 (5.97%) JUnit
9 4 (5.97%) Spock
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
2 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Developer
2 16 (23.88%) Software Engineer
3 14 (20.90%) Agile Developer
3 14 (20.90%) Senior Agile Developer
3 14 (20.90%) Senior Developer
3 14 (20.90%) Senior Software Engineer
4 13 (19.40%) .NET Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) C# Developer
6 7 (10.45%) Test Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Tester
7 6 (8.96%) C Developer
7 6 (8.96%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (8.96%) C/C++ Developer
7 6 (8.96%) C/C++ Software Developer
7 6 (8.96%) C++ Developer
7 6 (8.96%) C++ Software Developer
7 6 (8.96%) C++/C# Developer
7 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (61.19%) .NET
2 31 (46.27%) HTML
3 30 (44.78%) jQuery
4 26 (38.81%) CSS
4 26 (38.81%) HTML5
4 26 (38.81%) WCF
5 25 (37.31%) AngularJS
5 25 (37.31%) ASP.NET Web API
5 25 (37.31%) CSS3
5 25 (37.31%) KnockoutJS
6 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET
7 9 (13.43%) Gherkin
8 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (7.46%) SOAP
9 5 (7.46%) XML
10 4 (5.97%) JSTS
11 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (58.21%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (50.75%) TDD
3 31 (46.27%) BDD
4 30 (44.78%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (40.30%) Test-First Development
6 26 (38.81%) MVC
7 25 (37.31%) Scrum
7 25 (37.31%) Unit Testing
8 22 (32.84%) OO
8 22 (32.84%) Requirements Management
8 22 (32.84%) Software Engineering
8 22 (32.84%) UML
9 21 (31.34%) ATDD
9 21 (31.34%) OOA/OOD
9 21 (31.34%) Web Development
10 20 (29.85%) DevOps
11 18 (26.87%) Test Automation
12 13 (19.40%) Mentoring
13 10 (14.93%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (11.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 45 (67.16%) C#
2 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
3 27 (40.30%) SQL
4 25 (37.31%) TypeScript
5 19 (28.36%) C++
6 18 (26.87%) C
7 16 (23.88%) Java
8 4 (5.97%) Embedded C++
9 3 (4.48%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.49%) VB
10 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (49.25%) Security Cleared
2 32 (47.76%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.94%) ISEB
4 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.49%) MCP
5 1 (1.49%) MCSD
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.49%) QA
1 1 (1.49%) TickIT
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Coverity
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle