The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Wales region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 28 46
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +18
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 8 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.11% 3.55% 0.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.92% 26.79% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 1
Average daily rate £340 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Development Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
101 56 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.03% 13.24% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 34 32
Average daily rate £400 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Visual Studio
UK

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
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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Wales - 4 - - 4
South Wales -24 2 £340 +4.61% 6
North Wales - - - - 1
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 22 (84.62%) C#
1 22 (84.62%) .NET
2 21 (80.77%) SQL Server
3 20 (76.92%) ASP.NET
4 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
4 19 (73.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (69.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (69.23%) SQL
6 16 (61.54%) .NET Framework
7 13 (50.00%) MCTS
7 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (15.38%) jQuery
8 4 (15.38%) MVC
9 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
9 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
9 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (7.69%) Change Control
10 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
10 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
10 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
10 2 (7.69%) QA
10 2 (7.69%) WCF
10 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (7.69%) ISEB
10 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (80.77%) SQL Server
2 18 (69.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (73.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) .NET Developer
2 11 (42.31%) C# Developer
2 11 (42.31%) C# .NET Developer
3 10 (38.46%) Software Developer
4 7 (26.92%) Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) .NET Software Developer
5 6 (23.08%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) Programmer
7 3 (11.54%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Tester
9 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
9 1 (3.85%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (84.62%) .NET
2 20 (76.92%) ASP.NET
3 16 (61.54%) .NET Framework
4 4 (15.38%) jQuery
5 2 (7.69%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) XSLT
5 2 (7.69%) WCF
6 1 (3.85%) HTML
6 1 (3.85%) CSS
6 1 (3.85%) HTML5
6 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) MVC
2 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Change Control
3 2 (7.69%) RUP
3 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Scrum
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) C#
2 18 (69.23%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (50.00%) MCTS
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe