Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 October 2018 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 39 59
Rank change year-on-year -28 +20 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 46 56 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.87% 4.88% 3.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.22% 20.66% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 27
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.64% -6.48%
10th Percentile £323 £299 £280
90th Percentile £438 £435 £518
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Wales median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK median hourly rate £42.38 £41.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +2.11% +9.21% -2.56%

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 Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 450 271 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 28.09% 23.61% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 199 218
Wales median daily rate £415 £393 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -7.37% +13.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £287
90th Percentile £565 £536 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Wales median hourly rate - £21.57 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.33% -38.13%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Wales

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio in Wales

Visual Studio
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Wales over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio in Wales

Visual Studio
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio in Wales

Visual Studio
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
South Wales -36 42 £375 - 19
West Wales +8 2 £425 +41.67% 2
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 37 (80.43%) C#
2 35 (76.09%) .NET
3 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 19 (41.30%) .NET Framework
6 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
7 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
7 16 (34.78%) ASP.NET
8 15 (32.61%) TDD
8 15 (32.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
9 13 (28.26%) BDD
9 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (28.26%) MVC
9 13 (28.26%) Finance
10 11 (23.91%) Scrum
10 11 (23.91%) OO
11 10 (21.74%) SQL
12 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
12 8 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
13 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
13 7 (15.22%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
13 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
13 7 (15.22%) CSS
13 7 (15.22%) HTML
13 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
14 6 (13.04%) Test-First Development
14 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Mule
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
3 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
3 7 (15.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (13.04%) Mercurial
4 6 (13.04%) TeamCity
5 5 (10.87%) Selenium
5 5 (10.87%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.52%) JIRA
6 3 (6.52%) MbUnit
6 3 (6.52%) MSTest
6 3 (6.52%) NCrunch
6 3 (6.52%) NUnit
6 3 (6.52%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (6.52%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (6.52%) ReSharper
6 3 (6.52%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.35%) Subversion
8 1 (2.17%) JMeter
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (60.87%) Developer
2 18 (39.13%) .NET Developer
3 15 (32.61%) C# Developer
4 11 (23.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (15.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Tester
6 6 (13.04%) Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
7 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Automation Tester
7 5 (10.87%) Developer in Test
7 5 (10.87%) Software Engineer
8 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) Test Automation Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
10 2 (4.35%) Agile Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (76.09%) .NET
2 19 (41.30%) .NET Framework
3 16 (34.78%) ASP.NET
4 7 (15.22%) CSS
4 7 (15.22%) HTML
5 6 (13.04%) Entity Framework
5 6 (13.04%) RESTful
5 6 (13.04%) XML
6 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (10.87%) SOAP
7 4 (8.70%) .NET Core
7 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.52%) Castle Windsor
8 3 (6.52%) JSON
8 3 (6.52%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (6.52%) React
8 3 (6.52%) WCF
9 2 (4.35%) CSS3
9 2 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.52%) NHS
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Linux
1 3 (6.52%) Unix
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
1 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 15 (32.61%) TDD
4 13 (28.26%) BDD
4 13 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (28.26%) MVC
5 11 (23.91%) OO
5 11 (23.91%) Scrum
6 8 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.04%) ATDD
8 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
8 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.04%) Test-First Development
9 5 (10.87%) DevOps
9 5 (10.87%) SDET
9 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (80.43%) C#
2 10 (21.74%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) Java
5 1 (2.17%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) Scala
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
1 5 (10.87%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.17%) MISRA
3 1 (2.17%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Adobe
2 2 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Green Hills
3 1 (2.17%) Nintex