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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 16 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.08% 2.72% 1.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.81% 26.79% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 7
Average daily rate
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£385 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £248 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £397 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Visual Studio
UK

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
148 56 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.20% 10.14% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 38 48
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.15 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -79.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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
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 19 September 2014. 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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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 -9 15 £385 +23.20% 6
North Wales - - - - 4
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 24 (88.89%) C#
1 24 (88.89%) .NET
2 23 (85.19%) ASP.NET
3 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
4 17 (62.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (55.56%) MVC
6 14 (51.85%) .NET Framework
7 13 (48.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
8 12 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (40.74%) REST
9 11 (40.74%) SQL
10 9 (33.33%) XML
10 9 (33.33%) TDD
10 9 (33.33%) BDD
10 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 9 (33.33%) WCF
11 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (29.63%) CSS
11 8 (29.63%) SOAP
11 8 (29.63%) Web Services
11 8 (29.63%) HTML
12 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (25.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
12 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
13 6 (22.22%) jQuery
13 6 (22.22%) SharePoint

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) ArcGIS
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (3.70%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (62.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) TestNG
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Developer
2 14 (51.85%) .NET Developer
3 6 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 5 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Software Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Lead Developer
6 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Systems Developer
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (88.89%) .NET
2 23 (85.19%) ASP.NET
3 14 (51.85%) .NET Framework
4 12 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (40.74%) REST
6 9 (33.33%) XML
6 9 (33.33%) WCF
7 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 8 (29.63%) CSS
7 8 (29.63%) SOAP
7 8 (29.63%) Web Services
7 8 (29.63%) HTML
8 7 (25.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (22.22%) jQuery
10 3 (11.11%) Ajax
10 3 (11.11%) HTML5
10 3 (11.11%) CSS3
10 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
10 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (7.41%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) AS400
2 1 (3.70%) iSeries
2 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) MVC
2 9 (33.33%) TDD
2 9 (33.33%) BDD
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) Web Development
5 3 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) CRM
6 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Logistics
7 1 (3.70%) OO
7 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) C#
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (11.11%) MCTS
5 2 (7.41%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) MCSD
6 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) Informatica
2 1 (3.70%) Sitecore