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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 28 62 29
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -33
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 39 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.22% 0.31% 3.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.78% 2.08% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 0 13
Average daily rate
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£415 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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
164 96 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.37% 15.05% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 66 28
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Newport - 30 £425 - 2
Cardiff +16 7 £358 - 3
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 49 (77.78%) .NET
2 44 (69.84%) C#
3 36 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 36 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (55.56%) MVC
5 34 (53.97%) Scrum
5 34 (53.97%) .NET Framework
6 33 (52.38%) SQL Server
7 31 (49.21%) Web Services
8 29 (46.03%) IIS
8 29 (46.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 27 (42.86%) Security Cleared
10 26 (41.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (41.27%) XML
11 25 (39.68%) TDD
11 25 (39.68%) BDD
12 24 (38.10%) REST
12 24 (38.10%) SC Cleared
12 24 (38.10%) Unit Testing
13 23 (36.51%) SOAP
14 22 (34.92%) CSS
14 22 (34.92%) HTML
14 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
15 21 (33.33%) JavaScript
16 15 (23.81%) jQuery
17 14 (22.22%) SQL
17 14 (22.22%) Windows
17 14 (22.22%) HTML5
18 12 (19.05%) Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 29 (46.03%) IIS
2 8 (12.70%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.17%) FileNet
5 1 (1.59%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.59%) Apache
5 1 (1.59%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.76%) Intranet
3 1 (1.59%) SAN
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 26 (41.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (3.17%) Ingres
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.59%) Firebird
6 1 (1.59%) InterBase
6 1 (1.59%) MS Access
6 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.52%) Subversion
3 4 (6.35%) JIRA
4 3 (4.76%) MSBuild
4 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.76%) Gradle
4 3 (4.76%) Artifactory
4 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.76%) Selenium
4 3 (4.76%) ReSharper
4 3 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.76%) JMeter
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.59%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.59%) NUnit
General
1 7 (11.11%) Back Office
2 5 (7.94%) Publishing
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (85.71%) Developer
2 32 (50.79%) .NET Developer
3 5 (7.94%) CRM Developer
3 5 (7.94%) Software Developer
3 5 (7.94%) Senior Developer
4 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) C# Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (4.76%) C++ Developer
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Administrator
6 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (3.17%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (3.17%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (77.78%) .NET
2 36 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 34 (53.97%) .NET Framework
4 31 (49.21%) Web Services
5 29 (46.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (41.27%) XML
7 24 (38.10%) REST
8 23 (36.51%) SOAP
9 22 (34.92%) CSS
9 22 (34.92%) HTML
10 15 (23.81%) jQuery
11 14 (22.22%) HTML5
12 12 (19.05%) Entity Framework
13 10 (15.87%) WCF
14 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (12.70%) CSS3
16 6 (9.52%) Ajax
16 6 (9.52%) Sass
17 5 (7.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 4 (6.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) User Experience
1 8 (12.70%) NHS
2 2 (3.17%) Human Factors
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.59%) Physics
3 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (55.56%) MVC
2 34 (53.97%) Scrum
3 25 (39.68%) TDD
3 25 (39.68%) BDD
4 24 (38.10%) Unit Testing
5 10 (15.87%) UML
6 6 (9.52%) CRM
6 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 5 (7.94%) Automated Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Migration
8 3 (4.76%) MVVM
8 3 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.76%) OOP
9 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.17%) RUP
9 2 (3.17%) Regression Testing
9 2 (3.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 44 (69.84%) C#
2 21 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.22%) SQL
4 8 (12.70%) Java
5 7 (11.11%) C++
6 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.17%) C
8 1 (1.59%) PHP
8 1 (1.59%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 27 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 24 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) vCloud
1 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) SCOM
1 1 (1.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco
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