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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Wales / South Wales
Rank 48 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 7 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.30% 5.09% 3.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.14% 23.44% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 16
Median daily rate £325 £400 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £68.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.38 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +25.00%

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
98 128 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.25% 21.73% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 96 46
Median daily rate £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £66.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +103.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +16.02%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +1 4 £334 +11.25%
Newport -10 2 £333 -28.33% 1
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 7 (50.00%) C++
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) MVC
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (21.43%) CSS
5 3 (21.43%) UML
5 3 (21.43%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) jQuery
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Couchbase
6 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium
6 2 (14.29%) WCF

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 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SNMP
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Couchbase
2 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 2 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) StarTeam
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.14%) MbUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
3 1 (7.14%) MSTest
3 1 (7.14%) NUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Report Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (14.29%) CSS3
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (14.29%) WCF
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Ajax
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.14%) OpenGL
4 1 (7.14%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) OO
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 3 (21.43%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (14.29%) Requirements Management
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) MISRA
1 1 (7.14%) MISRA C
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Coverity
3 1 (7.14%) Green Hills
3 1 (7.14%) SAP