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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
UK / Wales
Rank 54 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 9 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.35% 5.07% 4.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.03% 21.66% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 18
Median daily rate £334 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.56% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £498 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £19.11 £68.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.10% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +25.00%

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
128 157 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.19% 23.43% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 117 69
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £37.05 £66.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% +103.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 February 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 February 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 -5 7 £325 -18.75% 1
North Wales - 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) C#
3 7 (38.89%) C++
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
3 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
4 6 (33.33%) MVC
5 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 4 (22.22%) OO
7 3 (16.67%) UML
7 3 (16.67%) CSS
7 3 (16.67%) XML
7 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (16.67%) HTML
7 3 (16.67%) WCF
7 3 (16.67%) jQuery
7 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (16.67%) SDLC
8 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
8 2 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012

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 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SNMP
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Couchbase
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) StarTeam
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.56%) MbUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.56%) MSTest
3 1 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.56%) Automotive
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Business Architect
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) jQuery
3 3 (16.67%) WCF
3 3 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (11.11%) CSS3
4 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
4 2 (11.11%) HTML5
4 2 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (5.56%) Ajax
5 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.56%) OpenGL
5 1 (5.56%) Regular Expression
5 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Fintech
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
1 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) MVC
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 2 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (11.11%) OOD
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) C#
1 7 (38.89%) C++
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) C
3 2 (11.11%) TypeScript
4 1 (5.56%) COBOL
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) MISRA
1 1 (5.56%) MISRA C
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Coverity
3 1 (5.56%) Green Hills
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Infor
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
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