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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 27 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 29 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.02% 2.52% 2.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 28.43% 14.10% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 7
Median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £294 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +3.84%
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
102 156 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.65% 17.85% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 111 87
Median daily rate £415 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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 £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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
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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 +26 29 £475 +18.75% 5
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 67 (69.07%) C#
2 61 (62.89%) .NET
3 53 (54.64%) TDD
4 52 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (52.58%) Security Cleared
6 50 (51.55%) SC Cleared
7 46 (47.42%) jQuery
7 46 (47.42%) Scrum
8 43 (44.33%) BDD
9 42 (43.30%) Unit Testing
10 40 (41.24%) SQL
11 39 (40.21%) WCF
12 38 (39.18%) Selenium
12 38 (39.18%) JavaScript
12 38 (39.18%) HTML
13 37 (38.14%) SQL Server
13 37 (38.14%) MVC
14 35 (36.08%) ASP.NET Web API
15 34 (35.05%) AngularJS
16 33 (34.02%) Windows
17 32 (32.99%) Eclipse
18 31 (31.96%) Test-First Development
18 31 (31.96%) Continuous Integration
19 28 (28.87%) CSS
20 27 (27.84%) HTML5
20 27 (27.84%) CSS3
20 27 (27.84%) KnockoutJS
20 27 (27.84%) TypeScript
21 26 (26.80%) SpecFlow
21 26 (26.80%) UML

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 (11.34%) JBoss
2 7 (7.22%) Confluence
2 7 (7.22%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (7.22%) FileNet
2 7 (7.22%) GeoServer
2 7 (7.22%) IIS
2 7 (7.22%) LiveCycle
2 7 (7.22%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.12%) MQSeries
3 4 (4.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Gliffy
1 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.80%) TCP/IP
2 25 (25.77%) SNMP
2 25 (25.77%) VoIP
3 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (38.14%) SQL Server
2 18 (18.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 18 (18.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (11.34%) Couchbase
3 11 (11.34%) MongoDB
3 11 (11.34%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.22%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database
4 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (7.22%) Oracle9i Database
4 7 (7.22%) RDBMS
4 7 (7.22%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (39.18%) Selenium
2 32 (32.99%) Eclipse
3 26 (26.80%) SpecFlow
4 25 (25.77%) Rational DOORS
4 25 (25.77%) StarTeam
5 23 (23.71%) MbUnit
5 23 (23.71%) MSTest
5 23 (23.71%) NUnit
6 20 (20.62%) Git (software)
7 17 (17.53%) JMeter
8 15 (15.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (13.40%) Cucumber
9 13 (13.40%) WebDriver
10 12 (12.37%) JIRA
11 11 (11.34%) DbUnit
11 11 (11.34%) JUnit
11 11 (11.34%) Spock
12 8 (8.25%) Jenkins
12 8 (8.25%) Subversion
12 8 (8.25%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (18.56%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Back Office
3 1 (1.03%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (60.82%) Developer
2 24 (24.74%) .NET Developer
3 22 (22.68%) Senior Developer
4 18 (18.56%) Software Engineer
5 17 (17.53%) Agile Developer
5 17 (17.53%) Senior Agile Developer
6 12 (12.37%) C# Developer
6 12 (12.37%) Senior Software Engineer
6 12 (12.37%) Software Developer
7 9 (9.28%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (9.28%) Tester
8 8 (8.25%) Analyst
8 8 (8.25%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (8.25%) C++ Developer
8 8 (8.25%) C++ Software Developer
8 8 (8.25%) C++/C# Developer
9 7 (7.22%) C# Software Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) Java Developer
10 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 6 (6.19%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (62.89%) .NET
2 46 (47.42%) jQuery
3 39 (40.21%) WCF
4 38 (39.18%) HTML
5 35 (36.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 34 (35.05%) AngularJS
7 28 (28.87%) CSS
8 27 (27.84%) CSS3
8 27 (27.84%) HTML5
8 27 (27.84%) KnockoutJS
9 17 (17.53%) .NET Framework
10 16 (16.49%) Entity Framework
11 15 (15.46%) REST
12 12 (12.37%) SOAP
13 11 (11.34%) ASP.NET
13 11 (11.34%) JSTS
13 11 (11.34%) XML
14 8 (8.25%) Ajax
14 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (7.22%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Replication
2 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.09%) NHS
3 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.02%) Windows
2 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (54.64%) TDD
2 52 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (47.42%) Scrum
4 43 (44.33%) BDD
5 42 (43.30%) Unit Testing
6 37 (38.14%) MVC
7 31 (31.96%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (31.96%) Test-First Development
8 26 (26.80%) OO
8 26 (26.80%) Software Engineering
8 26 (26.80%) UML
9 25 (25.77%) OOA/OOD
9 25 (25.77%) Requirements Management
9 25 (25.77%) Web Development
10 23 (23.71%) ATDD
11 22 (22.68%) DevOps
12 16 (16.49%) Mentoring
12 16 (16.49%) Test Automation
13 12 (12.37%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (10.31%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (69.07%) C#
2 40 (41.24%) SQL
3 38 (39.18%) JavaScript
4 27 (27.84%) TypeScript
5 25 (25.77%) Java
6 23 (23.71%) C++
7 22 (22.68%) C
8 7 (7.22%) PL/SQL
8 7 (7.22%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.12%) Embedded C++
10 3 (3.09%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 51 (52.58%) Security Cleared
2 50 (51.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.25%) ISEB
4 6 (6.19%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.09%) BC Cleared
5 3 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) QA
2 6 (6.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (6.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.03%) TickIT
Vendors
1 25 (25.77%) Coverity
2 7 (7.22%) Adobe
2 7 (7.22%) ILOG
2 7 (7.22%) Kofax
2 7 (7.22%) Oracle
2 7 (7.22%) Splunk
3 4 (4.12%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
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