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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 23 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.75% 0.85% 3.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 32.39% 5.48% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -1.60%
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 £32.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.89%
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
71 73 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.67% 15.47% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 41 29
Average daily rate £400 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £468 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £90.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Cardiff +15 19 £425 +38.21% 3
Newport - 2 £325 - 2
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 23 (62.16%) HTML
1 23 (62.16%) .NET
2 22 (59.46%) CSS
3 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
4 19 (51.35%) JavaScript
4 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET
4 19 (51.35%) MVC
5 18 (48.65%) C#
5 18 (48.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (45.95%) jQuery
7 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (37.84%) SQL
8 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
9 13 (35.14%) .NET Framework
9 13 (35.14%) HTML5
9 13 (35.14%) CSS3
10 12 (32.43%) Scrum
10 12 (32.43%) SharePoint
11 11 (29.73%) Ajax
11 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (27.03%) Subversion
12 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
13 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
13 9 (24.32%) Java
13 9 (24.32%) Windows
14 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (21.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 7 (18.92%) AngularJS
15 7 (18.92%) Spring
15 7 (18.92%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (32.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.22%) IIS
2 6 (16.22%) JBoss
2 6 (16.22%) Tomcat
3 5 (13.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (10.81%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.70%) FileNet
5 1 (2.70%) LiveCycle
5 1 (2.70%) Confluence
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
4 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) Intranet
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.81%) MS Access
4 2 (5.41%) Ingres
4 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.70%) InterBase
5 1 (2.70%) Firebird
5 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (48.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (27.03%) Subversion
3 7 (18.92%) Eclipse
4 6 (16.22%) JIRA
4 6 (16.22%) Selenium
5 5 (13.51%) ReSharper
5 5 (13.51%) JMeter
5 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
5 5 (13.51%) Gradle
5 5 (13.51%) Artifactory
5 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.11%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (8.11%) NUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Ant
7 1 (2.70%) JUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Maven
7 1 (2.70%) Hudson
7 1 (2.70%) DbUnit
7 1 (2.70%) Spock
General
1 5 (13.51%) Publishing
2 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.51%) CRM Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Software Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) C++ Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (5.41%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (62.16%) HTML
1 23 (62.16%) .NET
2 22 (59.46%) CSS
3 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET
4 17 (45.95%) jQuery
5 13 (35.14%) HTML5
5 13 (35.14%) CSS3
5 13 (35.14%) .NET Framework
6 11 (29.73%) Ajax
6 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (21.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (18.92%) AngularJS
8 7 (18.92%) Spring
9 6 (16.22%) XML
9 6 (16.22%) REST
9 6 (16.22%) WCF
9 6 (16.22%) RESTful
9 6 (16.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (13.51%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) NHS
1 6 (16.22%) Open Source
2 4 (10.81%) User Experience
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) MVC
2 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Scrum
4 7 (18.92%) TDD
5 6 (16.22%) UML
5 6 (16.22%) CRM
5 6 (16.22%) BDD
6 5 (13.51%) Domain-Driven Design
6 5 (13.51%) SOA
6 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
6 5 (13.51%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Coaching
9 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) JavaScript
2 18 (48.65%) C#
3 14 (37.84%) SQL
4 9 (24.32%) Java
5 7 (18.92%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) C
7 1 (2.70%) Delphi
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) ISEB
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) VCP4
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.41%) vCloud
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) Splunk
3 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe
3 1 (2.70%) ILOG
3 1 (2.70%) Kofax
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