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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 32 34 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +28
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 22 33 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.65% 5.73% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.92% 21.43% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 1
Median daily rate £390 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +36.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
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
96 154 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.30% 26.74% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 130 71
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.04% -2.01%

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
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 28 June 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 -1 9 £390 -8.23%
Cardiff +5 7 £431 +7.81% 2
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 54 (66.67%) C#
2 53 (65.43%) .NET
3 49 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (56.79%) Scrum
5 44 (54.32%) TDD
6 40 (49.38%) Security Cleared
7 39 (48.15%) SC Cleared
7 39 (48.15%) jQuery
8 37 (45.68%) BDD
9 36 (44.44%) Unit Testing
10 33 (40.74%) WCF
11 32 (39.51%) Selenium
11 32 (39.51%) HTML
11 32 (39.51%) JavaScript
11 32 (39.51%) SQL
12 30 (37.04%) MVC
13 28 (34.57%) SQL Server
13 28 (34.57%) AngularJS
13 28 (34.57%) ASP.NET Web API
14 26 (32.10%) Test-First Development
15 25 (30.86%) Windows
15 25 (30.86%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (28.40%) Java
16 23 (28.40%) Eclipse
16 23 (28.40%) Web Development
17 22 (27.16%) CSS
18 21 (25.93%) CSS3
18 21 (25.93%) HTML5
18 21 (25.93%) TypeScript
18 21 (25.93%) KnockoutJS

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 (13.58%) JBoss
2 7 (8.64%) Confluence
2 7 (8.64%) FileNet
2 7 (8.64%) GeoServer
2 7 (8.64%) IIS
2 7 (8.64%) LiveCycle
2 7 (8.64%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (4.94%) MQSeries
4 4 (4.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Gliffy
1 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.99%) TCP/IP
2 16 (19.75%) SNMP
2 16 (19.75%) VoIP
3 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (34.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (13.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database
3 8 (9.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (9.88%) Oracle9i Database
3 8 (9.88%) RDBMS
3 8 (9.88%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.64%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.17%) Couchbase
5 5 (6.17%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (39.51%) Selenium
2 23 (28.40%) Eclipse
3 20 (24.69%) MbUnit
3 20 (24.69%) MSTest
3 20 (24.69%) NUnit
3 20 (24.69%) SpecFlow
4 16 (19.75%) Git (software)
4 16 (19.75%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (19.75%) StarTeam
5 15 (18.52%) JMeter
5 15 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (14.81%) JIRA
7 11 (13.58%) Cucumber
7 11 (13.58%) DbUnit
7 11 (13.58%) JUnit
7 11 (13.58%) Spock
7 11 (13.58%) WebDriver
8 8 (9.88%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (9.88%) Subversion
9 7 (8.64%) Maven
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (62.96%) Developer
2 23 (28.40%) Senior Developer
3 17 (20.99%) .NET Developer
3 17 (20.99%) Agile Developer
3 17 (20.99%) Senior Agile Developer
4 11 (13.58%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Software Developer
4 11 (13.58%) Software Engineer
5 10 (12.35%) C# Developer
6 9 (11.11%) Analyst
7 7 (8.64%) Java Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Tester
8 6 (7.41%) C# Software Developer
8 6 (7.41%) C++ Developer
8 6 (7.41%) C++ Software Developer
8 6 (7.41%) C++/C# Developer
8 6 (7.41%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Senior Software Developer
8 6 (7.41%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (65.43%) .NET
2 39 (48.15%) jQuery
3 33 (40.74%) WCF
4 32 (39.51%) HTML
5 28 (34.57%) AngularJS
5 28 (34.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 22 (27.16%) CSS
7 21 (25.93%) CSS3
7 21 (25.93%) HTML5
7 21 (25.93%) KnockoutJS
8 17 (20.99%) .NET Framework
9 16 (19.75%) Entity Framework
10 14 (17.28%) REST
11 12 (14.81%) SOAP
12 11 (13.58%) JSTS
12 11 (13.58%) XML
13 8 (9.88%) LINQ
13 8 (9.88%) WinForms
14 7 (8.64%) Hibernate
14 7 (8.64%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Replication
2 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) NHS
4 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 25 (30.86%) Windows
2 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (60.49%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (56.79%) Scrum
3 44 (54.32%) TDD
4 37 (45.68%) BDD
5 36 (44.44%) Unit Testing
6 30 (37.04%) MVC
7 26 (32.10%) Test-First Development
8 25 (30.86%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (28.40%) Web Development
10 20 (24.69%) ATDD
11 19 (23.46%) DevOps
12 18 (22.22%) UML
13 17 (20.99%) OO
13 17 (20.99%) Software Engineering
14 16 (19.75%) Mentoring
14 16 (19.75%) OOA/OOD
14 16 (19.75%) Requirements Management
15 10 (12.35%) Document Management
15 10 (12.35%) Non-Functional Testing
15 10 (12.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 54 (66.67%) C#
2 32 (39.51%) JavaScript
2 32 (39.51%) SQL
3 23 (28.40%) Java
4 21 (25.93%) TypeScript
5 14 (17.28%) C
5 14 (17.28%) C++
6 8 (9.88%) PL/SQL
7 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.47%) Embedded C
8 2 (2.47%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 40 (49.38%) Security Cleared
2 39 (48.15%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.64%) ISEB
4 6 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) BC Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 5 (6.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.23%) TickIT
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Coverity
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle
3 7 (8.64%) Adobe
3 7 (8.64%) ILOG
3 7 (8.64%) Kofax
3 7 (8.64%) Splunk
4 4 (4.94%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
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