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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 35 37 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 21 40 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.81% 4.68% 1.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.79% 18.26% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 1
Median daily rate £395 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +36.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -13.51%
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
101 219 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.33% 25.61% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 164 98
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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
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 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +8 21 £395 -7.05%
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 58 (66.67%) C#
2 56 (64.37%) .NET
3 51 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (55.17%) Scrum
5 47 (54.02%) TDD
6 45 (51.72%) Security Cleared
7 44 (50.57%) SC Cleared
8 40 (45.98%) jQuery
8 40 (45.98%) BDD
9 37 (42.53%) Unit Testing
10 35 (40.23%) Selenium
10 35 (40.23%) SQL
11 34 (39.08%) WCF
12 32 (36.78%) JavaScript
12 32 (36.78%) HTML
13 31 (35.63%) SQL Server
13 31 (35.63%) MVC
14 29 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 28 (32.18%) AngularJS
15 28 (32.18%) Windows
15 28 (32.18%) Test-First Development
16 26 (29.89%) Eclipse
17 25 (28.74%) Java
17 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (26.44%) SpecFlow
18 23 (26.44%) Web Development
19 22 (25.29%) CSS
20 21 (24.14%) UML
20 21 (24.14%) KnockoutJS
20 21 (24.14%) TypeScript

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 11 (12.64%) JBoss
2 7 (8.05%) Confluence
2 7 (8.05%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (8.05%) FileNet
2 7 (8.05%) GeoServer
2 7 (8.05%) IIS
2 7 (8.05%) LiveCycle
2 7 (8.05%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.60%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Gliffy
1 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.99%) TCP/IP
2 19 (21.84%) SNMP
2 19 (21.84%) VoIP
3 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (35.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (9.20%) Oracle Database
3 8 (9.20%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (9.20%) Oracle9i Database
3 8 (9.20%) RDBMS
3 8 (9.20%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.05%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.75%) Couchbase
5 5 (5.75%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (40.23%) Selenium
2 26 (29.89%) Eclipse
3 23 (26.44%) SpecFlow
4 20 (22.99%) MbUnit
4 20 (22.99%) MSTest
4 20 (22.99%) NUnit
5 19 (21.84%) Rational DOORS
5 19 (21.84%) StarTeam
6 17 (19.54%) Git (software)
6 17 (19.54%) JMeter
7 16 (18.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (14.94%) Cucumber
8 13 (14.94%) WebDriver
9 12 (13.79%) JIRA
10 11 (12.64%) DbUnit
10 11 (12.64%) JUnit
10 11 (12.64%) Spock
11 8 (9.20%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (9.20%) Subversion
12 7 (8.05%) Maven
General
1 18 (20.69%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Back Office
3 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (59.77%) Developer
2 23 (26.44%) Senior Developer
3 18 (20.69%) .NET Developer
4 17 (19.54%) Agile Developer
4 17 (19.54%) Senior Agile Developer
5 14 (16.09%) Software Engineer
6 11 (12.64%) Software Developer
7 10 (11.49%) C# Developer
7 10 (11.49%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (10.34%) Analyst
8 9 (10.34%) Tester
9 7 (8.05%) C# Software Engineer
9 7 (8.05%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (8.05%) Java Developer
10 6 (6.90%) C++ Developer
10 6 (6.90%) C++ Software Developer
10 6 (6.90%) C++/C# Developer
10 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 6 (6.90%) Senior Software Developer
10 6 (6.90%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (64.37%) .NET
2 40 (45.98%) jQuery
3 34 (39.08%) WCF
4 32 (36.78%) HTML
5 29 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 28 (32.18%) AngularJS
7 22 (25.29%) CSS
8 21 (24.14%) CSS3
8 21 (24.14%) HTML5
8 21 (24.14%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (20.69%) .NET Framework
10 17 (19.54%) Entity Framework
11 15 (17.24%) REST
12 12 (13.79%) SOAP
13 11 (12.64%) JSTS
13 11 (12.64%) XML
14 8 (9.20%) Ajax
14 8 (9.20%) LINQ
14 8 (9.20%) WinForms
15 7 (8.05%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Replication
2 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.45%) NHS
4 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.18%) Windows
2 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (55.17%) Scrum
3 47 (54.02%) TDD
4 40 (45.98%) BDD
5 37 (42.53%) Unit Testing
6 31 (35.63%) MVC
7 28 (32.18%) Test-First Development
8 25 (28.74%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (26.44%) Web Development
10 21 (24.14%) UML
11 20 (22.99%) ATDD
11 20 (22.99%) OO
11 20 (22.99%) Software Engineering
12 19 (21.84%) DevOps
12 19 (21.84%) OOA/OOD
12 19 (21.84%) Requirements Management
13 16 (18.39%) Mentoring
14 12 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
15 10 (11.49%) Document Management
15 10 (11.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 58 (66.67%) C#
2 35 (40.23%) SQL
3 32 (36.78%) JavaScript
4 25 (28.74%) Java
5 21 (24.14%) TypeScript
6 18 (20.69%) C
7 17 (19.54%) C++
8 8 (9.20%) PL/SQL
9 7 (8.05%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.30%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.30%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 45 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 44 (50.57%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.20%) ISEB
4 6 (6.90%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) BC Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) QA
2 6 (6.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.15%) TickIT
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) Coverity
2 8 (9.20%) Oracle
3 7 (8.05%) Adobe
3 7 (8.05%) ILOG
3 7 (8.05%) Kofax
3 7 (8.05%) Splunk
4 4 (4.60%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.45%) Microsoft