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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 46 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 15 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.58% 2.86% 2.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.65% 26.53% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 7
Average daily rate
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£385 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £248 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £385 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
85 49 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 14.60% 10.77% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 33 32
Average daily rate £325 £300 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -12.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.15 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -79.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

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
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 16 September 2014. 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 -2 8 £398 +27.20% 2
Cardiff -8 6 £348 +32.38% 3
Torfaen - 1 £375 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 2
Bridgend - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 17 (94.44%) C#
1 17 (94.44%) .NET
1 17 (94.44%) ASP.NET
2 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (66.67%) MVC
5 10 (55.56%) REST
6 9 (50.00%) BDD
6 9 (50.00%) WCF
6 9 (50.00%) TDD
6 9 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 9 (50.00%) XML
7 8 (44.44%) Web Services
7 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
8 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (38.89%) SQL
8 7 (38.89%) CSS
8 7 (38.89%) SOAP
8 7 (38.89%) HTML
8 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
9 6 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
11 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 4 (22.22%) Scrum

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) ArcGIS
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) MS Access
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) TestNG
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Developer
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Sitecore Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) .NET
1 17 (94.44%) ASP.NET
2 12 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (55.56%) REST
4 9 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 9 (50.00%) WCF
4 9 (50.00%) XML
5 8 (44.44%) Web Services
5 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 7 (38.89%) HTML
6 7 (38.89%) CSS
6 7 (38.89%) SOAP
7 6 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (16.67%) Ajax
8 3 (16.67%) CSS3
8 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (16.67%) HTML5
8 3 (16.67%) jQuery
9 2 (11.11%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) AS400
2 1 (5.56%) iSeries
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) MVC
2 9 (50.00%) TDD
2 9 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) Analytics
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Web Development
7 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) MCSD
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Informatica
2 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) IBM