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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 59 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 24 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.67% 2.26% 3.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.72% 14.55% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 17
Average daily rate
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£485 £390 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.35% +25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £348 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £419 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.50 - £11.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
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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
163 110 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.11% 15.54% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 76 45
Average daily rate £380 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.50 - £11.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Wales region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Visual Studio Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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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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 -4 21 £489 +26.94% 8
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Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 67 (89.33%) C#
1 67 (89.33%) .NET
2 56 (74.67%) SQL Server
3 55 (73.33%) Scrum
4 54 (72.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 52 (69.33%) .NET Framework
6 51 (68.00%) MVC
7 46 (61.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 45 (60.00%) Unit Testing
8 45 (60.00%) BDD
8 45 (60.00%) TDD
8 45 (60.00%) REST
9 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (49.33%) Web Services
11 36 (48.00%) ASP.NET
12 34 (45.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (45.33%) Security Cleared
13 31 (41.33%) IIS
14 30 (40.00%) XML
15 29 (38.67%) ASP.NET Web API
16 27 (36.00%) SOAP
16 27 (36.00%) SC Cleared
17 26 (34.67%) jQuery
18 25 (33.33%) Entity Framework
19 24 (32.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 22 (29.33%) WCF
21 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
21 21 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
22 19 (25.33%) SQL
23 17 (22.67%) Selenium

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (41.33%) IIS
2 13 (17.33%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.00%) FileNet
4 1 (1.33%) JBoss
4 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) VoIP
1 1 (1.33%) SNMP
1 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.33%) SAN
1 1 (1.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (74.67%) SQL Server
2 46 (61.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (72.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (22.67%) Selenium
3 15 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 14 (18.67%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.67%) JIRA
6 4 (5.33%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.33%) Subversion
7 3 (4.00%) JMeter
7 3 (4.00%) ReSharper
7 3 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.00%) MSBuild
7 3 (4.00%) Gradle
7 3 (4.00%) Artifactory
7 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.67%) Axure RP
9 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 16 (21.33%) Back Office
2 3 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 69 (92.00%) Developer
2 57 (76.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Developer
4 5 (6.67%) Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (2.67%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (2.67%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (1.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (1.33%) AWS Developer
7 1 (1.33%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (1.33%) UX Developer
7 1 (1.33%) Software Engineer
7 1 (1.33%) C++ Developer
7 1 (1.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (89.33%) .NET
2 52 (69.33%) .NET Framework
3 45 (60.00%) REST
4 37 (49.33%) Web Services
5 36 (48.00%) ASP.NET
6 34 (45.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (40.00%) XML
8 29 (38.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 27 (36.00%) SOAP
10 26 (34.67%) jQuery
11 25 (33.33%) Entity Framework
12 22 (29.33%) WCF
13 16 (21.33%) Ajax
13 16 (21.33%) HTML
13 16 (21.33%) CSS
14 15 (20.00%) HTML5
15 8 (10.67%) Sass
16 5 (6.67%) CSS3
16 5 (6.67%) LINQ
17 4 (5.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) User Experience
2 5 (6.67%) NHS
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Windows
2 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.00%) UNIX
3 3 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (73.33%) Scrum
2 51 (68.00%) MVC
3 45 (60.00%) TDD
3 45 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 45 (60.00%) BDD
4 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (21.33%) SOA
6 7 (9.33%) Data Migration
6 7 (9.33%) Migration
7 5 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 5 (6.67%) UML
8 4 (5.33%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.33%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (4.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (4.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.00%) BPMN
9 3 (4.00%) MVVM
9 3 (4.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (4.00%) OOP
9 3 (4.00%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 67 (89.33%) C#
2 19 (25.33%) SQL
3 13 (17.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.00%) Java
5 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.67%) C
6 2 (2.67%) C++
6 2 (2.67%) VBScript
6 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (45.33%) Security Cleared
2 27 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.00%) Degree
5 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) vSphere
1 1 (1.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Nagios
1 1 (1.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco
3 1 (1.33%) Sage
3 1 (1.33%) Coverity
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