The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 52 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.31% 2.52% 2.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.21% 14.50% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £395 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +27.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £350 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.75% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.63 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Development Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
159 131 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.49% 17.37% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 86 37
Average daily rate £365 £350 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
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 Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio across the Wales region.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Visual Studio
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Visual Studio Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Visual Studio
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio across the Wales region.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 5 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
South Wales +1 14 £400 +2.56% 5
West Wales -3 3 £325 -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 50 (78.13%) .NET
2 47 (73.44%) C#
3 44 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (65.63%) SQL Server
5 39 (60.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 38 (59.38%) .NET Framework
7 37 (57.81%) Web Services
7 37 (57.81%) Scrum
8 36 (56.25%) MVC
8 36 (56.25%) ASP.NET
9 33 (51.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (48.44%) IIS
11 30 (46.88%) BDD
12 28 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (43.75%) REST
12 28 (43.75%) XML
12 28 (43.75%) Security Cleared
12 28 (43.75%) TDD
13 27 (42.19%) Unit Testing
13 27 (42.19%) SOAP
14 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
15 23 (35.94%) SC Cleared
16 20 (31.25%) SQL
17 19 (29.69%) HTML
17 19 (29.69%) CSS
18 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
19 14 (21.88%) HTML5
19 14 (21.88%) jQuery
20 13 (20.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET Web API

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 31 (48.44%) IIS
2 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.69%) FileNet
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.56%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.56%) JBoss
4 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Project
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) VoIP
1 1 (1.56%) SNMP
1 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.56%) SAN
1 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 28 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 39 (60.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.81%) JIRA
3 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.69%) JMeter
4 3 (4.69%) Subversion
4 3 (4.69%) ReSharper
4 3 (4.69%) Selenium
4 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.69%) MSBuild
4 3 (4.69%) Gradle
4 3 (4.69%) Artifactory
4 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.56%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.56%) NUnit
5 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.56%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (15.63%) Back Office
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (81.25%) Developer
2 37 (57.81%) .NET Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) SQL Developer
5 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.69%) CRM Developer
6 2 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Administrator
6 2 (3.13%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.56%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (1.56%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (78.13%) .NET
2 38 (59.38%) .NET Framework
3 37 (57.81%) Web Services
4 36 (56.25%) ASP.NET
5 33 (51.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (43.75%) REST
6 28 (43.75%) XML
7 27 (42.19%) SOAP
8 19 (29.69%) HTML
8 19 (29.69%) CSS
9 14 (21.88%) jQuery
9 14 (21.88%) HTML5
10 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (17.19%) Entity Framework
12 8 (12.50%) Sass
13 7 (10.94%) WCF
14 6 (9.38%) CSS3
15 4 (6.25%) LINQ
15 4 (6.25%) WinForms
16 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) User Experience
2 7 (10.94%) NHS
3 2 (3.13%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) Linux
2 5 (7.81%) UNIX
3 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (57.81%) Scrum
3 36 (56.25%) MVC
4 30 (46.88%) BDD
5 28 (43.75%) TDD
6 27 (42.19%) Unit Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Migration
8 6 (9.38%) UML
8 6 (9.38%) Integration Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Test Strategy
8 6 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Data Migration
9 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.81%) RUP
9 5 (7.81%) CRM
9 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.81%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (73.44%) C#
2 20 (31.25%) SQL
3 16 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.38%) Java
5 3 (4.69%) C
5 3 (4.69%) C++
5 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 23 (35.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) Degree
4 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.69%) ISEB
6 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) vSphere
1 1 (1.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Nagios
1 1 (1.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco
3 1 (1.56%) Sage
3 1 (1.56%) Coverity
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