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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 55 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.30% 1.73% 2.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.39% 10.19% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £398 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +26.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £356 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +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
113 108 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.59% 17.01% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 76 29
Average daily rate £365 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +8 10 £400 -1.23%
Cardiff -8 1 £145 -53.60% 2
Monmouthshire - 1 - -
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 43 (79.63%) C#
1 43 (79.63%) .NET
2 38 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (66.67%) Scrum
4 35 (64.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (61.11%) .NET Framework
5 33 (61.11%) SQL Server
5 33 (61.11%) Web Services
6 31 (57.41%) ASP.NET
6 31 (57.41%) MVC
7 30 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (51.85%) BDD
8 28 (51.85%) IIS
9 26 (48.15%) XML
9 26 (48.15%) TDD
9 26 (48.15%) Unit Testing
9 26 (48.15%) REST
10 25 (46.30%) Security Cleared
10 25 (46.30%) SOAP
11 24 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (38.89%) SC Cleared
13 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
14 15 (27.78%) CSS
14 15 (27.78%) HTML
15 14 (25.93%) SQL
16 13 (24.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 12 (22.22%) HTML5
17 12 (22.22%) jQuery
17 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
18 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET Web API

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 28 (51.85%) IIS
2 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) FileNet
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.85%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.85%) JBoss
4 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.85%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) SAN
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) VoIP
2 1 (1.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 24 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (64.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.26%) JIRA
3 4 (7.41%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.56%) JMeter
4 3 (5.56%) Subversion
4 3 (5.56%) ReSharper
4 3 (5.56%) Selenium
4 3 (5.56%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.56%) MSBuild
4 3 (5.56%) Gradle
4 3 (5.56%) Artifactory
4 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.85%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.85%) NUnit
5 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.85%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (16.67%) Back Office
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (85.19%) Developer
2 34 (62.96%) .NET Developer
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.70%) C++ Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (1.85%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (1.85%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (1.85%) CRM Developer
7 1 (1.85%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (79.63%) .NET
2 33 (61.11%) Web Services
2 33 (61.11%) .NET Framework
3 31 (57.41%) ASP.NET
4 30 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (48.15%) REST
5 26 (48.15%) XML
6 25 (46.30%) SOAP
7 15 (27.78%) HTML
7 15 (27.78%) CSS
8 12 (22.22%) jQuery
8 12 (22.22%) HTML5
9 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (16.67%) Entity Framework
11 6 (11.11%) CSS3
11 6 (11.11%) Sass
12 5 (9.26%) WCF
13 4 (7.41%) WinForms
13 4 (7.41%) LINQ
14 3 (5.56%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) User Experience
2 5 (9.26%) NHS
3 2 (3.70%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) UNIX
3 2 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (66.67%) Scrum
3 31 (57.41%) MVC
4 28 (51.85%) BDD
5 26 (48.15%) Unit Testing
5 26 (48.15%) TDD
6 7 (12.96%) UML
7 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
8 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.56%) BPMN
9 3 (5.56%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.56%) MVVM
9 3 (5.56%) OOP
9 3 (5.56%) CRM
9 3 (5.56%) SOA
9 3 (5.56%) BPEL
9 3 (5.56%) Migration
10 2 (3.70%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.70%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 43 (79.63%) C#
2 14 (25.93%) SQL
3 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.11%) Java
5 4 (7.41%) C++
6 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (46.30%) Security Cleared
2 21 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 3 (5.56%) ISEB
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) vSphere
1 1 (1.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Nagios
1 1 (1.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco
3 1 (1.85%) Sage
3 1 (1.85%) Coverity