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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 32 63 32
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 51 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.52% 1.22% 3.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.61% 7.25% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 1 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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
236 138 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 30.18% 16.87% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 88 32
Average daily rate £350 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
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 £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +34 42 £408 +30.40% 5
West Wales +16 3 £325 -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 69 (77.53%) .NET
2 55 (61.80%) SQL Server
3 54 (60.67%) ASP.NET
4 53 (59.55%) MVC
5 52 (58.43%) C#
5 52 (58.43%) .NET Framework
6 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (50.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (50.56%) IIS
8 44 (49.44%) Security Cleared
9 42 (47.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 42 (47.19%) Microsoft
10 40 (44.94%) Scrum
11 39 (43.82%) SC Cleared
12 38 (42.70%) Web Services
13 37 (41.57%) CSS
13 37 (41.57%) HTML
14 35 (39.33%) JavaScript
14 35 (39.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (34.83%) TDD
16 30 (33.71%) XML
16 30 (33.71%) BDD
17 29 (32.58%) Unit Testing
18 28 (31.46%) REST
19 27 (30.34%) SOAP
20 25 (28.09%) Entity Framework
21 22 (24.72%) SQL
21 22 (24.72%) WCF
22 18 (20.22%) jQuery
22 18 (20.22%) CRM

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 45 (50.56%) IIS
2 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.37%) FileNet
5 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.12%) JBoss
5 1 (1.12%) Apache
5 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.62%) MS Project
3 3 (3.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (19.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Office 365
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.37%) Intranet
3 1 (1.12%) SAN
3 1 (1.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (61.80%) SQL Server
2 42 (47.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.62%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (3.37%) Firebird
5 3 (3.37%) InterBase
5 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.25%) Ingres
7 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.12%) MS Access
7 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (50.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.74%) Subversion
3 5 (5.62%) JIRA
4 3 (3.37%) ReSharper
4 3 (3.37%) Selenium
4 3 (3.37%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.37%) JMeter
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
4 3 (3.37%) MSBuild
4 3 (3.37%) Gradle
4 3 (3.37%) Artifactory
4 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.12%) NUnit
5 1 (1.12%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (11.24%) Back Office
2 5 (5.62%) Publishing
3 2 (2.25%) Finance
4 1 (1.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 76 (85.39%) Developer
2 38 (42.70%) .NET Developer
3 17 (19.10%) CRM Developer
4 15 (16.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Software Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) CRM Architect
7 6 (6.74%) Architect
7 6 (6.74%) SQL Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.49%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.37%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Software Developer
10 3 (3.37%) SharePoint Developer
11 2 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (2.25%) Agile .NET Developer
11 2 (2.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (77.53%) .NET
2 54 (60.67%) ASP.NET
3 52 (58.43%) .NET Framework
4 38 (42.70%) Web Services
5 37 (41.57%) CSS
5 37 (41.57%) HTML
6 35 (39.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (33.71%) XML
8 28 (31.46%) REST
9 27 (30.34%) SOAP
10 25 (28.09%) Entity Framework
11 22 (24.72%) WCF
12 18 (20.22%) jQuery
13 17 (19.10%) HTML5
14 16 (17.98%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (10.11%) CSS3
17 8 (8.99%) Sass
18 6 (6.74%) Ajax
19 5 (5.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) NHS
2 10 (11.24%) User Experience
3 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.25%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.12%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.10%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Linux
2 5 (5.62%) UNIX
3 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (59.55%) MVC
2 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (44.94%) Scrum
4 31 (34.83%) TDD
5 30 (33.71%) BDD
6 29 (32.58%) Unit Testing
7 18 (20.22%) CRM
8 11 (12.36%) Migration
9 10 (11.24%) UML
10 6 (6.74%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (6.74%) Test Strategy
10 6 (6.74%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.74%) Integration Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Performance Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.62%) Regression Testing
11 5 (5.62%) OOP
11 5 (5.62%) RUP
11 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (58.43%) C#
2 35 (39.33%) JavaScript
3 22 (24.72%) SQL
4 8 (8.99%) Java
5 7 (7.87%) C++
6 3 (3.37%) Delphi
6 3 (3.37%) C
6 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (49.44%) Security Cleared
2 39 (43.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) Degree
4 3 (3.37%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.37%) ISEB
5 2 (2.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) vSphere
1 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) SCOM
1 1 (1.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (47.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.37%) Oracle
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco
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