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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 24 32 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +31
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 38 47 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.24% 5.99% 0.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 33.63% 20.17% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 0
Median daily rate £388 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +17.03%
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
113 233 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.52% 29.68% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 170 86
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £43.50 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +7 35 £388 -6.62% 2
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 53 (67.95%) .NET
2 49 (62.82%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (61.54%) C#
4 47 (60.26%) Scrum
5 45 (57.69%) TDD
6 38 (48.72%) Security Cleared
6 38 (48.72%) BDD
7 37 (47.44%) jQuery
7 37 (47.44%) SC Cleared
8 35 (44.87%) Unit Testing
9 33 (42.31%) Selenium
10 31 (39.74%) WCF
11 30 (38.46%) SQL Server
12 29 (37.18%) HTML
12 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
12 29 (37.18%) SQL
13 28 (35.90%) MVC
14 27 (34.62%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (33.33%) AngularJS
15 26 (33.33%) Test-First Development
16 25 (32.05%) Java
17 23 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (28.21%) Windows
19 21 (26.92%) Web Development
19 21 (26.92%) SpecFlow
20 19 (24.36%) CSS3
20 19 (24.36%) HTML5
20 19 (24.36%) KnockoutJS
20 19 (24.36%) TypeScript
20 19 (24.36%) CSS

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 (14.10%) JBoss
2 7 (8.97%) Confluence
2 7 (8.97%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (8.97%) FileNet
2 7 (8.97%) GeoServer
2 7 (8.97%) IIS
2 7 (8.97%) LiveCycle
2 7 (8.97%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.13%) MQSeries
3 4 (5.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Gliffy
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 12 (15.38%) SNMP
2 12 (15.38%) VoIP
3 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (10.26%) Oracle9i Database
3 8 (10.26%) RDBMS
3 8 (10.26%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.97%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.85%) Couchbase
5 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (42.31%) Selenium
2 21 (26.92%) SpecFlow
3 19 (24.36%) Eclipse
4 18 (23.08%) MbUnit
4 18 (23.08%) MSTest
4 18 (23.08%) NUnit
5 17 (21.79%) JMeter
5 17 (21.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
7 13 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 13 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 12 (15.38%) JIRA
8 12 (15.38%) Rational DOORS
8 12 (15.38%) StarTeam
9 11 (14.10%) DbUnit
9 11 (14.10%) JUnit
9 11 (14.10%) Spock
10 8 (10.26%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (10.26%) Subversion
11 7 (8.97%) Maven
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Back Office
3 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.28%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (60.26%) Developer
2 23 (29.49%) Senior Developer
3 17 (21.79%) Agile Developer
3 17 (21.79%) Senior Agile Developer
4 15 (19.23%) .NET Developer
5 10 (12.82%) Analyst
6 9 (11.54%) Software Developer
6 9 (11.54%) Software Engineer
6 9 (11.54%) Tester
7 7 (8.97%) C# Developer
7 7 (8.97%) Java Developer
7 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) C Software Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) C++ Developer
10 4 (5.13%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (67.95%) .NET
2 37 (47.44%) jQuery
3 31 (39.74%) WCF
4 29 (37.18%) HTML
5 27 (34.62%) ASP.NET Web API
6 26 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 19 (24.36%) CSS
7 19 (24.36%) CSS3
7 19 (24.36%) HTML5
7 19 (24.36%) KnockoutJS
8 18 (23.08%) .NET Framework
9 17 (21.79%) Entity Framework
10 15 (19.23%) REST
11 12 (15.38%) SOAP
11 12 (15.38%) XML
12 11 (14.10%) JSTS
13 8 (10.26%) Ajax
13 8 (10.26%) LINQ
13 8 (10.26%) WinForms
14 7 (8.97%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Replication
2 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.82%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (60.26%) Scrum
3 45 (57.69%) TDD
4 38 (48.72%) BDD
5 35 (44.87%) Unit Testing
6 28 (35.90%) MVC
7 26 (33.33%) Test-First Development
8 23 (29.49%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (26.92%) Web Development
10 18 (23.08%) ATDD
11 17 (21.79%) DevOps
12 16 (20.51%) Mentoring
13 14 (17.95%) UML
14 13 (16.67%) OO
14 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
15 12 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
15 12 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
15 12 (15.38%) Requirements Management
16 10 (12.82%) Document Management
16 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 48 (61.54%) C#
2 29 (37.18%) JavaScript
2 29 (37.18%) SQL
3 25 (32.05%) Java
4 19 (24.36%) TypeScript
5 12 (15.38%) C
6 11 (14.10%) C++
7 8 (10.26%) PL/SQL
8 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (48.72%) Security Cleared
2 37 (47.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.26%) ISEB
4 6 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) BC Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.28%) Degree
6 1 (1.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 6 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.28%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Coverity
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle
3 7 (8.97%) Adobe
3 7 (8.97%) ILOG
3 7 (8.97%) Kofax
3 7 (8.97%) Splunk
4 4 (5.13%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft