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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 48 29
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 40 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.31% 2.02% 4.03%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.86% 12.84% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £301 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £340 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
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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
175 109 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.21% 15.73% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 61 37
Average daily rate £333 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.87% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £343 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £90.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +26 27 £340 - 1
West Wales -7 2 £315 +4.91% 1
North Wales - - - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 43 (71.67%) .NET
2 39 (65.00%) HTML
2 39 (65.00%) CSS
2 39 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 37 (61.67%) JavaScript
4 29 (48.33%) SQL Server
4 29 (48.33%) MVC
5 28 (46.67%) ASP.NET
5 28 (46.67%) .NET Framework
6 26 (43.33%) C#
7 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
7 23 (38.33%) Entity Framework
8 22 (36.67%) SC Cleared
9 21 (35.00%) jQuery
9 21 (35.00%) WCF
10 20 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (31.67%) HTML5
12 18 (30.00%) Scrum
12 18 (30.00%) CRM
13 17 (28.33%) IIS
13 17 (28.33%) Dynamics CRM
13 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 14 (23.33%) SQL
16 12 (20.00%) Windows
16 12 (20.00%) CSS3
17 11 (18.33%) Java
18 10 (16.67%) UML
18 10 (16.67%) Web Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 17 (28.33%) IIS
2 9 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.33%) JBoss
4 2 (3.33%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.67%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.00%) Intranet
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (48.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (6.67%) RDBMS
6 3 (5.00%) Firebird
6 3 (5.00%) InterBase
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (3.33%) MS Access
7 2 (3.33%) Ingres
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (15.00%) Subversion
3 6 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 5 (8.33%) Gradle
4 5 (8.33%) Artifactory
4 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 5 (8.33%) Selenium
4 5 (8.33%) JIRA
4 5 (8.33%) ReSharper
4 5 (8.33%) JMeter
5 3 (5.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (5.00%) NUnit
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (3.33%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (8.33%) Publishing
2 1 (1.67%) Military
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (75.00%) Developer
2 17 (28.33%) CRM Developer
3 15 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 9 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (11.67%) Software Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Architect
7 6 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 6 (10.00%) CRM Architect
8 4 (6.67%) Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (5.00%) C++ Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Administrator
10 2 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (3.33%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (71.67%) .NET
2 39 (65.00%) HTML
2 39 (65.00%) CSS
3 28 (46.67%) ASP.NET
3 28 (46.67%) .NET Framework
4 23 (38.33%) Entity Framework
5 21 (35.00%) jQuery
5 21 (35.00%) WCF
6 19 (31.67%) HTML5
7 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 12 (20.00%) CSS3
9 10 (16.67%) Web Services
10 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (15.00%) Ajax
11 8 (13.33%) Sass
12 6 (10.00%) Spring
12 6 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 6 (10.00%) RESTful
13 5 (8.33%) Spring MVC
13 5 (8.33%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) NHS
2 6 (10.00%) User Experience
3 5 (8.33%) Open Source
4 3 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.33%) Human Factors
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) UNIX
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) MVC
2 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (30.00%) Scrum
3 18 (30.00%) CRM
4 10 (16.67%) UML
5 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (11.67%) Migration
6 6 (10.00%) TDD
7 5 (8.33%) SOA
8 4 (6.67%) OOP
8 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.67%) BDD
8 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (5.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (5.00%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.33%) RUP
10 2 (3.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 37 (61.67%) JavaScript
2 26 (43.33%) C#
3 14 (23.33%) SQL
4 11 (18.33%) Java
5 9 (15.00%) C++
6 3 (5.00%) Delphi
7 2 (3.33%) C
7 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) ISEB
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.33%) vCloud
Vendors
1 39 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle
2 2 (3.33%) VMware
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