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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 57 29
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -28
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 42 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.45% 1.25% 3.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 20.19% 8.65% 29.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 2 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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
208 104 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.98% 14.46% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 61 34
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £395
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 £32.50 £90.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 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 17 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 +36 37 £415 +22.05% 5
West Wales - - - - 1
North Wales - - - - 1
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 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 54 (77.14%) .NET
2 39 (55.71%) Microsoft
2 39 (55.71%) MVC
3 38 (54.29%) SQL Server
3 38 (54.29%) ASP.NET
3 38 (54.29%) JavaScript
3 38 (54.29%) .NET Framework
4 37 (52.86%) C#
5 35 (50.00%) HTML
5 35 (50.00%) CSS
6 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
6 32 (45.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (44.29%) IIS
8 30 (42.86%) SC Cleared
9 29 (41.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (38.57%) Scrum
12 26 (37.14%) Web Services
13 23 (32.86%) Entity Framework
14 21 (30.00%) TDD
14 21 (30.00%) WCF
15 19 (27.14%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (27.14%) Unit Testing
15 19 (27.14%) XML
16 18 (25.71%) CRM
16 18 (25.71%) REST
17 17 (24.29%) BDD
17 17 (24.29%) jQuery
17 17 (24.29%) Dynamics CRM
18 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Enterprise Library

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 31 (44.29%) IIS
2 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.86%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Office
3 2 (2.86%) MS Project
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (24.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.29%) Intranet
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 32 (45.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.29%) InterBase
5 3 (4.29%) Firebird
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (2.86%) MS Access
6 2 (2.86%) Ingres
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.43%) MySQL
7 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 29 (41.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.71%) Subversion
3 3 (4.29%) NUnit
3 3 (4.29%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (2.86%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (7.14%) Publishing
2 2 (2.86%) Back Office
2 2 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 59 (84.29%) Developer
2 23 (32.86%) .NET Developer
3 17 (24.29%) CRM Developer
4 15 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Software Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Architect
6 6 (8.57%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) CRM Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.71%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.29%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) SharePoint Administrator
9 2 (2.86%) C++/C# Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (77.14%) .NET
2 38 (54.29%) ASP.NET
2 38 (54.29%) .NET Framework
3 35 (50.00%) CSS
3 35 (50.00%) HTML
4 26 (37.14%) Web Services
5 23 (32.86%) Entity Framework
6 21 (30.00%) WCF
7 19 (27.14%) XML
7 19 (27.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (25.71%) REST
9 17 (24.29%) jQuery
10 16 (22.86%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 15 (21.43%) SOAP
11 15 (21.43%) HTML5
12 9 (12.86%) Sass
12 9 (12.86%) Ajax
13 7 (10.00%) CSS3
14 6 (8.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) NHS
2 6 (8.57%) User Experience
3 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.86%) Human Factors
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (55.71%) MVC
2 28 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (38.57%) Scrum
4 21 (30.00%) TDD
5 19 (27.14%) Unit Testing
6 18 (25.71%) CRM
7 17 (24.29%) BDD
8 10 (14.29%) UML
9 8 (11.43%) Software Engineering
10 7 (10.00%) Migration
11 4 (5.71%) OOP
11 4 (5.71%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.71%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (4.29%) Test Strategy
12 3 (4.29%) Domain-Driven Design
12 3 (4.29%) Automated Testing
13 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
13 2 (2.86%) Workflow
13 2 (2.86%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (54.29%) JavaScript
2 37 (52.86%) C#
3 14 (20.00%) SQL
4 9 (12.86%) C++
5 6 (8.57%) Java
6 3 (4.29%) C
6 3 (4.29%) Delphi
7 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (45.71%) Security Cleared
2 30 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) ISEB
3 3 (4.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 39 (55.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle
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