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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
UK / Wales
Rank 55 66 34
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -32
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.31% 0.67% 4.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.97% 3.01% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 17
Median daily rate £333 £269 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.77% -17.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £163 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £393 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.11 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%

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
134 133 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.97% 22.39% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 108 83
Median daily rate £413 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £312 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.05 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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
South Wales +19 7 £333 +23.77% 4
North Wales - 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 11 (52.38%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) C++
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) .NET
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 7 (33.33%) MVC
5 6 (28.57%) OO
6 5 (23.81%) UML
6 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
6 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 5 (23.81%) HTML
6 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Requirements Management
6 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Coverity
7 4 (19.05%) HTML5
7 4 (19.05%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (19.05%) StarTeam
7 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
7 4 (19.05%) WCF
7 4 (19.05%) jQuery
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (19.05%) C
7 4 (19.05%) CSS
7 4 (19.05%) OOA/OOD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in 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 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SNMP
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (19.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Couchbase
2 3 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (19.05%) Eclipse
2 4 (19.05%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (19.05%) StarTeam
3 2 (9.52%) MSTest
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) JUnit
4 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) MbUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.76%) NUnit
4 1 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.76%) Subversion
4 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
1 1 (4.76%) Automotive
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Developer
3 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Business Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) SAP Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SSIS Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Systems Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
2 5 (23.81%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
3 4 (19.05%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) HTML5
3 4 (19.05%) jQuery
3 4 (19.05%) WCF
4 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (14.29%) CSS3
4 3 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
5 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
5 2 (9.52%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) OpenGL
6 1 (4.76%) Regular Expression
6 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) Fintech
1 1 (4.76%) iPad
1 1 (4.76%) iSeries
1 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 7 (33.33%) MVC
3 6 (28.57%) OO
4 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Requirements Management
4 5 (23.81%) UML
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.52%) OOD
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.52%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) C#
2 9 (42.86%) C++
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (19.05%) C
6 3 (14.29%) TypeScript
7 1 (4.76%) COBOL
7 1 (4.76%) Java
7 1 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSD
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA
1 1 (4.76%) MISRA C
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Coverity
3 1 (4.76%) Green Hills
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Infor
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
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