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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 36 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.20% 3.78% 2.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.83% 20.43% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% -3.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.85%
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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
154 93 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.29% 18.49% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 45 40
Average daily rate £450 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £90.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +800.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 17 £325 +18.18% 3
North Wales - - - -
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UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (76.74%) .NET
2 31 (72.09%) HTML
3 30 (69.77%) CSS
4 29 (67.44%) ASP.NET
5 28 (65.12%) MVC
6 26 (60.47%) JavaScript
6 26 (60.47%) SQL Server
7 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
8 21 (48.84%) .NET Framework
9 19 (44.19%) Security Cleared
10 18 (41.86%) C#
11 17 (39.53%) SC Cleared
11 17 (39.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (37.21%) Dynamics CRM
12 16 (37.21%) CRM
12 16 (37.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 15 (34.88%) IIS
13 15 (34.88%) WCF
13 15 (34.88%) jQuery
14 14 (32.56%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (32.56%) Scrum
14 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 13 (30.23%) CSS3
15 13 (30.23%) HTML5
16 12 (27.91%) SQL
17 11 (25.58%) SharePoint
17 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (25.58%) Ajax
18 10 (23.26%) Subversion

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (34.88%) IIS
2 11 (25.58%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.95%) Tomcat
3 6 (13.95%) JBoss
4 4 (9.30%) ArcGIS
5 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.33%) Confluence
7 1 (2.33%) LiveCycle
7 1 (2.33%) FileNet
7 1 (2.33%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Intranet
1 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (60.47%) SQL Server
2 14 (32.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (9.30%) MS Access
5 3 (6.98%) Firebird
5 3 (6.98%) InterBase
5 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.65%) Ingres
6 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (23.26%) Subversion
3 7 (16.28%) Eclipse
4 6 (13.95%) JIRA
4 6 (13.95%) Selenium
5 5 (11.63%) ReSharper
5 5 (11.63%) JMeter
5 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
5 5 (11.63%) Gradle
5 5 (11.63%) Artifactory
5 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.65%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (4.65%) NUnit
7 1 (2.33%) DbUnit
7 1 (2.33%) Maven
7 1 (2.33%) Ant
7 1 (2.33%) JUnit
7 1 (2.33%) Hudson
7 1 (2.33%) Spock
General
1 3 (6.98%) Publishing
2 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (81.40%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) CRM Developer
3 13 (30.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Developer
5 7 (16.28%) .NET Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Architect
6 6 (13.95%) CRM Architect
7 5 (11.63%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (11.63%) Software Developer
8 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.65%) C++ Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Systems Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Designer
10 1 (2.33%) C++/C# Developer
10 1 (2.33%) UI Designer
10 1 (2.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Senior .NET Developer
10 1 (2.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (76.74%) .NET
2 31 (72.09%) HTML
3 30 (69.77%) CSS
4 29 (67.44%) ASP.NET
5 21 (48.84%) .NET Framework
6 16 (37.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 15 (34.88%) WCF
7 15 (34.88%) jQuery
8 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 13 (30.23%) CSS3
8 13 (30.23%) HTML5
9 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (25.58%) Ajax
10 7 (16.28%) Spring
10 7 (16.28%) XML
10 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
11 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (13.95%) REST
11 6 (13.95%) RESTful
12 5 (11.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) NHS
1 6 (13.95%) Open Source
2 4 (9.30%) User Experience
3 3 (6.98%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Physics
5 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) MVC
2 16 (37.21%) CRM
3 14 (32.56%) Scrum
3 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.93%) TDD
5 6 (13.95%) BDD
6 5 (11.63%) Domain-Driven Design
6 5 (11.63%) Software Engineering
6 5 (11.63%) Migration
6 5 (11.63%) UML
6 5 (11.63%) SOA
7 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.65%) Analytics
9 2 (4.65%) Coaching
9 2 (4.65%) OOP
9 2 (4.65%) OO
9 2 (4.65%) Workflow
9 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) JavaScript
2 18 (41.86%) C#
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 9 (20.93%) Java
5 6 (13.95%) C++
6 3 (6.98%) Delphi
7 1 (2.33%) C
7 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) Security Cleared
2 17 (39.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) vCloud
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) VMware
3 1 (2.33%) Kofax
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe
3 1 (2.33%) ILOG
3 1 (2.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.33%) Splunk
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