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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 53 27 46
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 19 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.77% 5.11% 1.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.03% 34.21% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 7
Average daily rate
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£393 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.52% -8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
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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
158 76 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.00% 14.93% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 37 51
Average daily rate £375 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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 -4 17 £393 +45.37% 4
North Wales - - - - 1
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UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (88.89%) .NET
2 29 (80.56%) SQL Server
2 29 (80.56%) ASP.NET
3 26 (72.22%) MVC
3 26 (72.22%) C#
4 23 (63.89%) HTML
5 22 (61.11%) CSS
5 22 (61.11%) .NET Framework
6 21 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
9 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
10 14 (38.89%) WCF
10 14 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (38.89%) REST
11 13 (36.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 13 (36.11%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
11 13 (36.11%) jQuery
11 13 (36.11%) XML
12 12 (33.33%) SQL
12 12 (33.33%) TDD
12 12 (33.33%) CSS3
12 12 (33.33%) HTML5
12 12 (33.33%) BDD
13 11 (30.56%) Scrum
13 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
14 9 (25.00%) Java
14 9 (25.00%) SOAP

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (19.44%) IIS
3 6 (16.67%) JBoss
3 6 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 4 (11.11%) ArcGIS
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.78%) FileNet
6 1 (2.78%) LiveCycle
6 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Intranet
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (80.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (36.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (11.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (22.22%) Subversion
3 7 (19.44%) Eclipse
3 7 (19.44%) Selenium
4 6 (16.67%) JIRA
5 5 (13.89%) ReSharper
5 5 (13.89%) JMeter
5 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
5 5 (13.89%) Gradle
5 5 (13.89%) Artifactory
5 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.56%) NUnit
6 2 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (2.78%) Hudson
7 1 (2.78%) Ant
7 1 (2.78%) JUnit
7 1 (2.78%) Maven
7 1 (2.78%) Spock
7 1 (2.78%) TestNG
7 1 (2.78%) DbUnit
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Publishing
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (80.56%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.67%) CRM Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Lead Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Developer
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.78%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Design Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (88.89%) .NET
2 29 (80.56%) ASP.NET
3 23 (63.89%) HTML
4 22 (61.11%) CSS
4 22 (61.11%) .NET Framework
5 18 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (38.89%) REST
6 14 (38.89%) WCF
7 13 (36.11%) jQuery
7 13 (36.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 13 (36.11%) XML
8 12 (33.33%) HTML5
8 12 (33.33%) CSS3
9 9 (25.00%) SOAP
10 8 (22.22%) Web Services
10 8 (22.22%) Ajax
10 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 6 (16.67%) RESTful
11 6 (16.67%) Spring
11 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Open Source
2 4 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) AS400
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) MVC
2 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) TDD
3 12 (33.33%) BDD
4 11 (30.56%) Scrum
5 8 (22.22%) CRM
6 7 (19.44%) Unit Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (13.89%) SOA
8 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Web Development
9 2 (5.56%) Analytics
9 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.56%) UML
9 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.56%) Migration
10 1 (2.78%) PLM
10 1 (2.78%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (72.22%) C#
2 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 12 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (8.33%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) MCSD
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Splunk
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe
3 1 (2.78%) Informatica
3 1 (2.78%) ILOG
3 1 (2.78%) Kofax
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