The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 30 30
Rank change year-on-year +14 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 40 22 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.55% 4.55% 6.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 38.46% 22.92% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 36
Median daily rate £375 £390 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -6.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 South Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 104 96 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 19.62% 19.88% 28.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 65 140
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in South Wales

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in South Wales

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in South Wales

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
Cardiff +19 27 £375 -3.22%
Bridgend - 2 £250 -
Caerphilly - 2 £426 -
Visual Studio
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 28 (60.87%) Unit Testing
3 26 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 25 (54.35%) .NET
5 24 (52.17%) C#
5 24 (52.17%) SQL
5 24 (52.17%) UML
5 24 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (45.65%) OOP
7 21 (45.65%) .NET Framework
7 21 (45.65%) LINQ
7 21 (45.65%) Entity Framework
8 20 (43.48%) Relational Database
8 20 (43.48%) WCF
8 20 (43.48%) RDBMS
9 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
10 17 (36.96%) PL/SQL
11 16 (34.78%) Oracle
11 16 (34.78%) Oracle9i Database
11 16 (34.78%) Scrum
11 16 (34.78%) WinForms
11 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database
12 15 (32.61%) Code First Entity Framework
12 15 (32.61%) Oracle Forms
13 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
14 13 (28.26%) Subversion
14 13 (28.26%) Informatics
14 13 (28.26%) C++

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) RDBMS
1 20 (43.48%) Relational Database
2 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database
2 16 (34.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 16 (34.78%) Oracle9i Database
3 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.17%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (32.61%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (28.26%) Subversion
4 12 (26.09%) MSBuild
5 7 (15.22%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (15.22%) Selenium
6 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
7 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
8 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
8 3 (6.52%) SpecFlow
9 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.17%) JIRA
10 1 (2.17%) MbUnit
10 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
10 1 (2.17%) MSTest
10 1 (2.17%) NUnit
10 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (8.70%) Aerospace
1 4 (8.70%) Automotive
2 1 (2.17%) Back Office
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Developer
2 19 (41.30%) .NET Developer
3 14 (30.43%) Software Engineer
4 9 (19.57%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) SQL Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Software Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (8.70%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (8.70%) Oracle Forms Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Senior .NET Software Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
10 2 (4.35%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (54.35%) .NET
2 21 (45.65%) .NET Framework
2 21 (45.65%) Entity Framework
2 21 (45.65%) LINQ
3 20 (43.48%) WCF
4 16 (34.78%) WinForms
5 15 (32.61%) Code First Entity Framework
6 9 (19.57%) jQuery
6 9 (19.57%) Web Services
7 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET
8 7 (15.22%) AngularJS
9 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (13.04%) SOAP
10 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (6.52%) CSS
11 3 (6.52%) CSS3
11 3 (6.52%) HTML
11 3 (6.52%) HTML5
11 3 (6.52%) OpenGL
11 3 (6.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) NHS
2 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.17%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (60.87%) Unit Testing
2 24 (52.17%) UML
3 23 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (45.65%) OOP
5 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
6 16 (34.78%) Scrum
7 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
8 13 (28.26%) Informatics
9 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
9 9 (19.57%) SDLC
10 8 (17.39%) MVC
10 8 (17.39%) MVVM
10 8 (17.39%) OO
11 7 (15.22%) Change Control
11 7 (15.22%) Integration Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Multithreaded Programming
11 7 (15.22%) Multithreading
11 7 (15.22%) OOD
11 7 (15.22%) Static Code Analysis
12 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) C#
1 24 (52.17%) SQL
2 17 (36.96%) PL/SQL
3 13 (28.26%) C++
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) Scala
5 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) MISRA
1 7 (15.22%) MISRA C
2 5 (10.87%) Def Stans
3 3 (6.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.17%) ISO 13485
4 1 (2.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) Oracle
3 7 (15.22%) Green Hills
4 2 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Intel