Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 51 41
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10 +25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 32 38 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.40% 3.38% 5.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.24% 16.67% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 59
South Wales median daily rate £393 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.42% -7.78% +18.42%
10th Percentile £308 £315 £363
90th Percentile £498 £520 £530
Wales median daily rate £393 £415 £450
% change year-on-year -5.42% -7.78% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South Wales median hourly rate - - £52.03
Wales median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 South Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 197 228 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 20.94% 20.27% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 169 265
South Wales median daily rate £393 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.85% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £285 £300
90th Percentile £480 £550 £488
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £370
% change year-on-year -5.88% +14.86% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
South Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £55.00 £40.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.93% +34.93% -
10th Percentile £21.87 £27.70 £16.75
90th Percentile £24.42 £59.50 £64.63
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £55.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year -57.93% +58.27% -33.81%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 15 £393 -17.37% 2
Newport +8 6 £525 +26.51%
Caerphilly - 5 £418 -
Bridgend +11 2 £250 -
Visual Studio
Wales

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

1 17 (53.13%) .NET
2 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (43.75%) UML
3 14 (43.75%) Subversion
4 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
5 12 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
6 11 (34.38%) SQL
7 10 (31.25%) C++
8 9 (28.13%) Windows
8 9 (28.13%) C#
8 9 (28.13%) Java
8 9 (28.13%) Oracle
8 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.00%) Multithreading
9 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (25.00%) Green Hills
9 8 (25.00%) Software Architecture
9 8 (25.00%) Change Control
9 8 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
9 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 8 (25.00%) Aerospace
9 8 (25.00%) Automotive
9 8 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
9 8 (25.00%) Def Stans
9 8 (25.00%) MISRA C
9 8 (25.00%) MISRA
9 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (21.88%) Migration

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.50%) Mule
1 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 4 (12.50%) WildFly
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle9i Database
2 5 (15.63%) RDBMS
2 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (6.25%) Power BI
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.25%) SSDT
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Subversion
2 12 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (18.75%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (15.63%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (12.50%) MSBuild
5 4 (12.50%) Selenium
5 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
6 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.25%) JMeter
7 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 8 (25.00%) Automotive
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Software Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
5 5 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) SQL Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Test Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Test Technician
8 1 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.13%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) DevOps Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (3.13%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) .NET
2 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
2 5 (15.63%) Code First Entity Framework
2 5 (15.63%) Entity Framework
2 5 (15.63%) LINQ
2 5 (15.63%) WCF
2 5 (15.63%) WinForms
3 3 (9.38%) Web Services
4 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Flex
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) CSS3
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
5 1 (3.13%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) React
5 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) UML
2 13 (40.63%) Test Automation
3 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
4 8 (25.00%) Change Control
4 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 8 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 8 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 8 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
5 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.88%) Migration
6 6 (18.75%) DevOps
6 6 (18.75%) OO
6 6 (18.75%) OOD
6 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (15.63%) OOP
8 4 (12.50%) Informatics
8 4 (12.50%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) C++
3 9 (28.13%) C#
3 9 (28.13%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.25%) C
5 2 (6.25%) Scala
5 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) Def Stans
1 8 (25.00%) MISRA
1 8 (25.00%) MISRA C
2 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Docker
1 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle
3 8 (25.00%) Green Hills
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) HP