Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 63 47
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16 +35
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 35 40 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.94% 2.83% 4.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.96% 12.01% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 64
Wales median daily rate £393 £415 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.42% -7.78% +16.88%
10th Percentile £283 £280 £363
90th Percentile £493 £518 £530
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Wales median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 270 333 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.67% 23.60% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 244 300
Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £265 £300 £299
90th Percentile £538 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £55.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.93% +58.27% -33.81%
10th Percentile £21.87 £27.70 £19.75
90th Percentile £24.42 £59.50 £61.13
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
South Wales +2 31 £393 -5.42% 4
West Wales +4 2 £300 +4.35%
North Wales -4 1 £385 +20.31% 1
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Wales region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 18 (51.43%) .NET
2 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (40.00%) UML
4 13 (37.14%) SQL
4 13 (37.14%) Subversion
4 13 (37.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (37.14%) Test Automation
5 12 (34.29%) C#
6 11 (31.43%) Software Engineering
7 10 (28.57%) C++
8 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (25.71%) Java
8 9 (25.71%) Oracle
8 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
8 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
9 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
9 8 (22.86%) Software Architecture
9 8 (22.86%) Change Control
9 8 (22.86%) Static Code Analysis
9 8 (22.86%) Green Hills
9 8 (22.86%) Multithreading
9 8 (22.86%) Windows
9 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
9 8 (22.86%) Aerospace
9 8 (22.86%) Automotive
9 8 (22.86%) Scrum
9 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (22.86%) Def Stans
9 8 (22.86%) MISRA C
9 8 (22.86%) MISRA

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 4 (11.43%) Mule
1 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
1 4 (11.43%) WildFly
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
2 5 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.71%) Power BI
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.71%) SSDT
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Subversion
1 13 (37.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (17.14%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (14.29%) Selenium
4 4 (11.43%) MSBuild
4 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
5 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.71%) JMeter
6 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.86%) JIRA
7 1 (2.86%) TestRail
General
1 8 (22.86%) Aerospace
1 8 (22.86%) Automotive
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 5 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Consultant
6 3 (8.57%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Test Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Test Technician
8 1 (2.86%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (51.43%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) .NET Framework
3 5 (14.29%) Code First Entity Framework
3 5 (14.29%) Entity Framework
3 5 (14.29%) LINQ
3 5 (14.29%) WCF
3 5 (14.29%) WinForms
4 3 (8.57%) CSS
4 3 (8.57%) HTML
4 3 (8.57%) jQuery
4 3 (8.57%) Web Services
5 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.71%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.71%) HTML5
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.86%) React
6 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) UML
2 13 (37.14%) Test Automation
3 11 (31.43%) Software Engineering
4 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (22.86%) Change Control
5 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
5 8 (22.86%) Multithreaded Programming
5 8 (22.86%) Multithreading
5 8 (22.86%) Scrum
5 8 (22.86%) Software Architecture
5 8 (22.86%) Static Code Analysis
6 6 (17.14%) Migration
6 6 (17.14%) OO
6 6 (17.14%) OOD
6 6 (17.14%) Unit Testing
7 5 (14.29%) DevOps
7 5 (14.29%) OOP
8 4 (11.43%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (11.43%) Informatics
8 4 (11.43%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 12 (34.29%) C#
3 10 (28.57%) C++
4 9 (25.71%) Java
5 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.71%) C
7 2 (5.71%) Scala
8 1 (2.86%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) HND
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) Def Stans
1 8 (22.86%) MISRA
1 8 (22.86%) MISRA C
2 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle
3 8 (22.86%) Green Hills
4 2 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) VMware