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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 21 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.01% 2.49% 1.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.93% 13.51% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 6
Median daily rate £475 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £288 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-4.32% +3.84%
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
97 111 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.44% 18.44% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 89 71
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +4 12 £403 -2.42% 2
Cardiff +20 8 £475 +74.31% 2
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 63 (69.23%) C#
2 59 (64.84%) .NET
3 51 (56.04%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (56.04%) TDD
4 46 (50.55%) jQuery
5 45 (49.45%) Security Cleared
6 44 (48.35%) SC Cleared
6 44 (48.35%) Scrum
7 42 (46.15%) Unit Testing
8 41 (45.05%) BDD
9 39 (42.86%) WCF
9 39 (42.86%) HTML
9 39 (42.86%) JavaScript
10 37 (40.66%) MVC
11 36 (39.56%) SQL
11 36 (39.56%) Selenium
12 35 (38.46%) SQL Server
12 35 (38.46%) AngularJS
12 35 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (35.16%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (32.97%) Test-First Development
15 29 (31.87%) CSS
15 29 (31.87%) Windows
16 28 (30.77%) Eclipse
16 28 (30.77%) CSS3
16 28 (30.77%) HTML5
16 28 (30.77%) TypeScript
16 28 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
17 26 (28.57%) Web Development
18 24 (26.37%) NUnit

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 11 (12.09%) JBoss
2 7 (7.69%) Confluence
2 7 (7.69%) FileNet
2 7 (7.69%) GeoServer
2 7 (7.69%) IIS
2 7 (7.69%) LiveCycle
2 7 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.59%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.40%) MQSeries
4 4 (4.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Gliffy
1 7 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.18%) TCP/IP
2 21 (23.08%) SNMP
2 21 (23.08%) VoIP
3 1 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (19.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 18 (19.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (13.19%) Couchbase
3 12 (13.19%) MongoDB
3 12 (13.19%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
4 7 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (39.56%) Selenium
2 28 (30.77%) Eclipse
3 24 (26.37%) MbUnit
3 24 (26.37%) MSTest
3 24 (26.37%) NUnit
3 24 (26.37%) SpecFlow
4 21 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
4 21 (23.08%) StarTeam
5 20 (21.98%) Git (software)
6 15 (16.48%) JMeter
7 14 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (13.19%) JIRA
9 11 (12.09%) Cucumber
9 11 (12.09%) DbUnit
9 11 (12.09%) JUnit
9 11 (12.09%) Spock
9 11 (12.09%) WebDriver
10 9 (9.89%) Jenkins
10 9 (9.89%) TeamCity
11 8 (8.79%) Subversion
General
1 18 (19.78%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (64.84%) Developer
2 24 (26.37%) .NET Developer
3 22 (24.18%) Senior Developer
4 17 (18.68%) Agile Developer
4 17 (18.68%) Senior Agile Developer
5 14 (15.38%) Software Engineer
6 12 (13.19%) C# Developer
6 12 (13.19%) Senior Software Engineer
6 12 (13.19%) Software Developer
7 8 (8.79%) Analyst
7 8 (8.79%) C# Software Developer
7 8 (8.79%) C++ Developer
7 8 (8.79%) C++ Software Developer
7 8 (8.79%) C++/C# Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Tester
9 6 (6.59%) C Developer
9 6 (6.59%) C/C++ Developer
9 6 (6.59%) C/C++ Software Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (64.84%) .NET
2 46 (50.55%) jQuery
3 39 (42.86%) HTML
3 39 (42.86%) WCF
4 35 (38.46%) AngularJS
4 35 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
5 29 (31.87%) CSS
6 28 (30.77%) CSS3
6 28 (30.77%) HTML5
6 28 (30.77%) KnockoutJS
7 16 (17.58%) .NET Framework
8 15 (16.48%) Entity Framework
9 14 (15.38%) REST
10 12 (13.19%) ASP.NET
10 12 (13.19%) SOAP
11 11 (12.09%) JSTS
11 11 (12.09%) XML
12 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (8.79%) Gherkin
14 7 (7.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Replication
2 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.30%) NHS
3 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.87%) Windows
2 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.04%) Agile Software Development
1 51 (56.04%) TDD
2 44 (48.35%) Scrum
3 42 (46.15%) Unit Testing
4 41 (45.05%) BDD
5 37 (40.66%) MVC
6 32 (35.16%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (32.97%) Test-First Development
8 26 (28.57%) Web Development
9 24 (26.37%) ATDD
10 23 (25.27%) DevOps
11 22 (24.18%) OO
11 22 (24.18%) Software Engineering
11 22 (24.18%) UML
12 21 (23.08%) OOA/OOD
12 21 (23.08%) Requirements Management
13 17 (18.68%) Test Automation
14 16 (17.58%) Mentoring
15 10 (10.99%) Document Management
15 10 (10.99%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (69.23%) C#
2 39 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 36 (39.56%) SQL
4 28 (30.77%) TypeScript
5 23 (25.27%) Java
6 19 (20.88%) C++
7 18 (19.78%) C
8 7 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 7 (7.69%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.40%) Embedded C++
10 3 (3.30%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 45 (49.45%) Security Cleared
2 44 (48.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.69%) ISEB
4 6 (6.59%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) BC Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.10%) TickIT
Vendors
1 21 (23.08%) Coverity
2 7 (7.69%) Adobe
2 7 (7.69%) ILOG
2 7 (7.69%) Kofax
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle
2 7 (7.69%) Splunk
3 4 (4.40%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft
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