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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 45 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 24 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.62% 2.31% 2.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.65% 15.12% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% +35.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £420 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £66.00 - £11.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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
136 86 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.51% 15.28% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 65 34
Average daily rate £375 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £66.00 - £11.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +9 19 £485 +22.01% 1
Cardiff -14 2 £273 -16.15% 7
Monmouthshire - 1 - -
Visual Studio
Wales

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 59 (93.65%) C#
1 59 (93.65%) .NET
2 53 (84.13%) Scrum
3 48 (76.19%) .NET Framework
4 47 (74.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (74.60%) MVC
5 46 (73.02%) SQL Server
6 43 (68.25%) Unit Testing
7 42 (66.67%) TDD
7 42 (66.67%) BDD
7 42 (66.67%) REST
8 41 (65.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (52.38%) Web Services
11 31 (49.21%) ASP.NET
11 31 (49.21%) Security Cleared
11 31 (49.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (44.44%) IIS
13 26 (41.27%) XML
13 26 (41.27%) SC Cleared
13 26 (41.27%) ASP.NET Web API
14 25 (39.68%) SOAP
15 24 (38.10%) Entity Framework
16 23 (36.51%) jQuery
16 23 (36.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 21 (33.33%) WCF
18 20 (31.75%) SQL Server 2012
19 16 (25.40%) Selenium
20 15 (23.81%) SOA
20 15 (23.81%) Back Office

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (44.44%) IIS
2 12 (19.05%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.76%) FileNet
4 1 (1.59%) JBoss
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) VoIP
1 1 (1.59%) SNMP
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.59%) SAN
1 1 (1.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (73.02%) SQL Server
2 41 (65.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (31.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 47 (74.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (25.40%) Selenium
3 14 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 13 (20.63%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.94%) JIRA
6 4 (6.35%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.35%) Subversion
7 3 (4.76%) JMeter
7 3 (4.76%) ReSharper
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.76%) MSBuild
7 3 (4.76%) Gradle
7 3 (4.76%) Artifactory
7 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (23.81%) Back Office
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 61 (96.83%) Developer
2 51 (80.95%) .NET Developer
3 6 (9.52%) SQL Developer
4 3 (4.76%) Agile .NET Developer
4 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 2 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (3.17%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (3.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (1.59%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (1.59%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (1.59%) UX Developer
6 1 (1.59%) Software Engineer
6 1 (1.59%) Analyst
6 1 (1.59%) Test Analyst
6 1 (1.59%) Java Developer
6 1 (1.59%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (93.65%) .NET
2 48 (76.19%) .NET Framework
3 42 (66.67%) REST
4 33 (52.38%) Web Services
5 31 (49.21%) ASP.NET
5 31 (49.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (41.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 26 (41.27%) XML
7 25 (39.68%) SOAP
8 24 (38.10%) Entity Framework
9 23 (36.51%) jQuery
10 21 (33.33%) WCF
11 13 (20.63%) Ajax
12 12 (19.05%) HTML
12 12 (19.05%) CSS
13 11 (17.46%) HTML5
14 6 (9.52%) Sass
15 5 (7.94%) CSS3
15 5 (7.94%) LINQ
16 4 (6.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) User Experience
2 3 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.70%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (84.13%) Scrum
2 47 (74.60%) MVC
3 43 (68.25%) Unit Testing
4 42 (66.67%) BDD
4 42 (66.67%) TDD
5 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (23.81%) SOA
7 5 (7.94%) UML
7 5 (7.94%) Automated Testing
8 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.76%) BPEL
8 3 (4.76%) OOP
8 3 (4.76%) BPMN
8 3 (4.76%) MVVM
9 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.17%) Customer Insight
9 2 (3.17%) CRM
10 1 (1.59%) Workflow
10 1 (1.59%) Migration
10 1 (1.59%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 59 (93.65%) C#
2 13 (20.63%) SQL
3 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.52%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.17%) C++
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (49.21%) Security Cleared
2 26 (41.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (36.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) vSphere
1 1 (1.59%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Nagios
1 1 (1.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco
3 1 (1.59%) Sage
3 1 (1.59%) Coverity
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