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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 25 21
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 4 37 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.20% 8.87% 6.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.25% 33.64% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 27 9
Median daily rate £334 £388 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.87% +27.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £529 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.85 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.42% +19.57%  

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 64 110 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 19.28% 26.38% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 85 22
Median daily rate £400 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Cardiff

Visual Studio
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) NHS
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)

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 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Couchbase
2 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) MbUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 1 (16.67%) MSTest
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Report Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Lead
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Test Lead
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (16.67%) Regular Expression
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ATDD
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) SAP