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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 50 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.31% 4.25% 3.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.56% 18.59% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 7
Average daily rate £425 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £535 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
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
135 156 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.26% 22.87% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 86 42
Average daily rate £363 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £530 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £66.00 - £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +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 5 February 2016.

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 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 18 £450 +38.46% 4
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 73 (90.12%) C#
2 70 (86.42%) .NET
3 64 (79.01%) Scrum
4 63 (77.78%) SQL Server
5 56 (69.14%) MVC
5 56 (69.14%) TDD
6 55 (67.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 53 (65.43%) REST
8 52 (64.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 51 (62.96%) Unit Testing
10 50 (61.73%) jQuery
11 49 (60.49%) .NET Framework
12 47 (58.02%) BDD
13 44 (54.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 44 (54.32%) WCF
14 43 (53.09%) Entity Framework
15 42 (51.85%) Security Cleared
16 41 (50.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 39 (48.15%) SC Cleared
17 39 (48.15%) Selenium
18 38 (46.91%) Git (software)
19 37 (45.68%) Ajax
20 36 (44.44%) SpecFlow
21 30 (37.04%) Elasticsearch
21 30 (37.04%) SOA
22 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
22 26 (32.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 25 (30.86%) JavaScript
23 25 (30.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
24 24 (29.63%) HTML

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (37.04%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (22.22%) IIS
3 4 (4.94%) Confluence
3 4 (4.94%) FileNet
3 4 (4.94%) JBoss
3 4 (4.94%) LiveCycle
3 4 (4.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.23%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) SNMP
1 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.47%) VoIP
2 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 55 (67.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (50.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.94%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (4.94%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.70%) Couchbase
7 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.23%) MS Access
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 52 (64.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (48.15%) Selenium
3 38 (46.91%) Git (software)
4 36 (44.44%) SpecFlow
5 7 (8.64%) Eclipse
5 7 (8.64%) Subversion
6 5 (6.17%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.94%) Ant
7 4 (4.94%) Axure RP
7 4 (4.94%) DbUnit
7 4 (4.94%) Hudson
7 4 (4.94%) JIRA
7 4 (4.94%) JUnit
7 4 (4.94%) Maven
7 4 (4.94%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (4.94%) Spock
7 4 (4.94%) StarTeam
8 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
8 3 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (20.99%) Back Office
2 3 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 72 (88.89%) Developer
2 59 (72.84%) .NET Developer
3 17 (20.99%) SQL Developer
4 12 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (14.81%) C# Developer
5 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (8.64%) Digital Developer
7 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Agile Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (4.94%) C Software Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (86.42%) .NET
2 53 (65.43%) REST
3 50 (61.73%) jQuery
4 49 (60.49%) .NET Framework
5 44 (54.32%) ASP.NET Web API
5 44 (54.32%) WCF
6 43 (53.09%) Entity Framework
7 37 (45.68%) Ajax
8 24 (29.63%) HTML
9 21 (25.93%) ASP.NET
9 21 (25.93%) CSS
10 18 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (22.22%) HTML5
11 16 (19.75%) Web Services
11 16 (19.75%) XML
12 12 (14.81%) SOAP
13 9 (11.11%) AngularJS
14 8 (9.88%) Sass
15 5 (6.17%) CSS3
16 4 (4.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
1 6 (7.41%) User Experience
2 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) Replication
3 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (4.94%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (79.01%) Scrum
2 56 (69.14%) MVC
2 56 (69.14%) TDD
3 51 (62.96%) Unit Testing
4 47 (58.02%) BDD
5 30 (37.04%) SOA
6 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.88%) Web Development
8 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.17%) UML
9 4 (4.94%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (4.94%) OO
9 4 (4.94%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (4.94%) Requirements Management
9 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
10 3 (3.70%) Data Migration
10 3 (3.70%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (3.70%) Document Management
10 3 (3.70%) ETL
10 3 (3.70%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 73 (90.12%) C#
2 25 (30.86%) JavaScript
3 24 (29.63%) SQL
4 7 (8.64%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.94%) C
5 4 (4.94%) C++
5 4 (4.94%) Java
5 4 (4.94%) VB.NET
5 4 (4.94%) VBScript
6 3 (3.70%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 39 (48.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) Degree
4 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (32.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (30.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.94%) Adobe
2 4 (4.94%) Coverity
2 4 (4.94%) ILOG
2 4 (4.94%) Kofax
2 4 (4.94%) Splunk
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle
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