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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 38 63 28
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -35
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 40 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.73% 1.27% 3.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.94% 6.49% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 1 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -0.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £313 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £313 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +28.57%
Visual Studio
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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
191 154 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.60% 19.54% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 93 35
Average daily rate £365 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +32 33 £425 +36.00% 3
West Wales +1 3 £325 - 1
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 59 (75.64%) .NET
2 51 (65.38%) C#
3 47 (60.26%) SQL Server
4 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (56.41%) .NET Framework
6 43 (55.13%) MVC
6 43 (55.13%) ASP.NET
7 42 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (50.00%) Scrum
9 38 (48.72%) Web Services
10 36 (46.15%) IIS
11 35 (44.87%) Security Cleared
12 34 (43.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (42.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 33 (42.31%) Microsoft
14 30 (38.46%) SC Cleared
14 30 (38.46%) TDD
14 30 (38.46%) BDD
15 29 (37.18%) XML
16 28 (35.90%) Unit Testing
16 28 (35.90%) REST
17 27 (34.62%) SOAP
18 26 (33.33%) CSS
18 26 (33.33%) HTML
19 25 (32.05%) JavaScript
20 22 (28.21%) SQL
21 17 (21.79%) Entity Framework
22 16 (20.51%) Windows
22 16 (20.51%) jQuery
23 15 (19.23%) HTML5

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 36 (46.15%) IIS
2 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.85%) FileNet
3 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.28%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.28%) JBoss
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Project
3 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Magento
2 1 (1.28%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.28%) SAN
2 1 (1.28%) Intranet
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (60.26%) SQL Server
2 33 (42.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.13%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.56%) Ingres
6 2 (2.56%) InterBase
6 2 (2.56%) Firebird
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.28%) MySQL
7 1 (1.28%) MS Access
7 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 42 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.41%) Subversion
2 5 (6.41%) JIRA
3 3 (3.85%) ReSharper
3 3 (3.85%) Selenium
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.85%) JMeter
3 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.85%) MSBuild
3 3 (3.85%) Gradle
3 3 (3.85%) Artifactory
3 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.28%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.28%) NUnit
General
1 10 (12.82%) Back Office
2 3 (3.85%) Publishing
3 2 (2.56%) Finance
4 1 (1.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 65 (83.33%) Developer
2 39 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (10.26%) Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Test Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) CRM Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 6 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 6 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (3.85%) CRM Architect
8 3 (3.85%) C++ Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Administrator
9 2 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.56%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (75.64%) .NET
2 44 (56.41%) .NET Framework
3 43 (55.13%) ASP.NET
4 38 (48.72%) Web Services
5 34 (43.59%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (37.18%) XML
7 28 (35.90%) REST
8 27 (34.62%) SOAP
9 26 (33.33%) HTML
9 26 (33.33%) CSS
10 17 (21.79%) Entity Framework
11 16 (20.51%) jQuery
12 15 (19.23%) HTML5
13 14 (17.95%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (16.67%) WCF
15 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 8 (10.26%) Sass
16 7 (8.97%) CSS3
17 4 (5.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 4 (5.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) NHS
2 10 (12.82%) User Experience
3 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.56%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.28%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Linux
2 5 (6.41%) UNIX
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (55.13%) MVC
3 39 (50.00%) Scrum
4 30 (38.46%) BDD
4 30 (38.46%) TDD
5 28 (35.90%) Unit Testing
6 10 (12.82%) CRM
7 9 (11.54%) UML
7 9 (11.54%) Migration
8 6 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 6 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 6 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Data Migration
9 5 (6.41%) Regression Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Performance Testing
9 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.41%) RUP
9 5 (6.41%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.13%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (65.38%) C#
2 25 (32.05%) JavaScript
3 22 (28.21%) SQL
4 8 (10.26%) Java
5 6 (7.69%) C++
6 3 (3.85%) C
6 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.56%) Delphi
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (44.87%) Security Cleared
2 30 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.69%) Degree
4 4 (5.13%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.85%) ISEB
6 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) vSphere
1 1 (1.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Nagios
1 1 (1.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco
3 1 (1.28%) Sage