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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 32 37
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 26 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.98% 2.78% 1.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 40.00% 12.90% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 5
Median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £383 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 65 62 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 19.94% 21.53% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 39
Median daily rate £370 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.51% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 24 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 24 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (76.67%) SQL
3 23 (76.67%) .NET
4 22 (73.33%) C#
5 21 (70.00%) OOP
5 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (70.00%) .NET Framework
5 21 (70.00%) LINQ
5 21 (70.00%) Entity Framework
6 20 (66.67%) Relational Database
6 20 (66.67%) WCF
6 20 (66.67%) RDBMS
7 17 (56.67%) PL/SQL
7 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
8 16 (53.33%) Oracle9i Database
8 16 (53.33%) Oracle
8 16 (53.33%) WinForms
8 16 (53.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (53.33%) Oracle Database
9 15 (50.00%) UML
9 15 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
9 15 (50.00%) Code First Entity Framework
10 14 (46.67%) Scrum
11 13 (43.33%) Informatics
12 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
12 12 (40.00%) MSBuild
13 10 (33.33%) NHS
14 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 20 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 16 (53.33%) Oracle Database
2 16 (53.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 16 (53.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (3.33%) Couchbase
5 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
3 12 (40.00%) MSBuild
4 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.67%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) MbUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.33%) MSTest
5 1 (3.33%) NUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (73.33%) Developer
2 19 (63.33%) .NET Developer
3 7 (23.33%) SQL Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Software Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) .NET
2 21 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 21 (70.00%) Entity Framework
2 21 (70.00%) LINQ
3 20 (66.67%) WCF
4 16 (53.33%) WinForms
5 15 (50.00%) Code First Entity Framework
6 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
6 8 (26.67%) jQuery
7 7 (23.33%) AngularJS
8 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (20.00%) SOAP
8 6 (20.00%) Web Services
9 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (10.00%) XML
11 2 (6.67%) CSS
11 2 (6.67%) CSS3
11 2 (6.67%) HTML
11 2 (6.67%) HTML5
12 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Unit Testing
2 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) OOP
3 15 (50.00%) UML
4 14 (46.67%) Scrum
5 13 (43.33%) Informatics
6 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (26.67%) MVC
7 8 (26.67%) MVVM
8 5 (16.67%) SDLC
8 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 4 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 2 (6.67%) OO
11 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
11 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) SQL
2 22 (73.33%) C#
3 17 (56.67%) PL/SQL
4 4 (13.33%) C++
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) MISRA
2 1 (3.33%) MISRA C
2 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (53.33%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Green Hills