Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 42 73
Rank change year-on-year -1 +31 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 14 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.31% 2.01% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.00% 11.46% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 8
Cardiff median daily rate £384 £475 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.21% +16.92% +16.91%
10th Percentile £327 £380 £295
90th Percentile £423 £513 £529
South Wales median daily rate £393 £415 £450
% change year-on-year -5.42% -7.78% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - £52.03

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 140 96 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 23.06% 17.55% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 77 153
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £199 £256 £275
90th Percentile £475 £513 £438
South Wales median daily rate £393 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -4.85% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +22.86% -
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £20.85
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £55.00 £40.76
% change year-on-year -57.93% +34.93% -

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Cardiff

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Cardiff

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Cardiff over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Cardiff

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) C#
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) UML
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Scrum
5 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
6 5 (35.71%) Entity Framework
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
6 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
6 5 (35.71%) Code First Entity Framework
6 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
6 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) OOP
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (35.71%) RDBMS
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
6 5 (35.71%) WCF
6 5 (35.71%) LINQ
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (35.71%) WinForms
7 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 4 (28.57%) Subversion
7 4 (28.57%) Informatics
7 4 (28.57%) MVVM

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle9i Database
1 5 (35.71%) RDBMS
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (28.57%) MSBuild
3 4 (28.57%) Subversion
4 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 2 (14.29%) Selenium
5 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Test Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
2 5 (35.71%) Code First Entity Framework
2 5 (35.71%) Entity Framework
2 5 (35.71%) LINQ
2 5 (35.71%) WCF
2 5 (35.71%) WinForms
3 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Flex
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) React
4 1 (7.14%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) UML
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 5 (35.71%) OOP
4 4 (28.57%) Informatics
4 4 (28.57%) MVVM
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Context-Driven Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 2 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) User Stories
7 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) Def Stans
2 1 (7.14%) MISRA
2 1 (7.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Green Hills
4 1 (7.14%) HP