Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 63 66
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 51 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.94% 2.55% 2.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.45% 11.90% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 25
Wales median daily rate £375 £393 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.46% -5.42% -7.78%
10th Percentile £277 £293 £270
90th Percentile £513 £523 £520
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £42.50 - £19.11
10th Percentile £40.06 - £19.05
90th Percentile £44.94 - £19.16
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

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 488 269 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 28.09% 21.47% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 187 253
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £315 £270 £310
90th Percentile £575 £547 £585
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Wales median hourly rate £38.75 £55.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.55% +43.79% +29.66%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.99 £19.79
90th Percentile £47.61 £77.50 £59.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -2 47 £375 -5.66% 23
West Wales +2 2 £425 +41.67% 1
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (72.55%) C#
2 35 (68.63%) .NET
3 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
5 21 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (35.29%) .NET Framework
7 17 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 16 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (29.41%) Test Automation
9 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
9 15 (29.41%) MVC
10 14 (27.45%) TDD
11 13 (25.49%) Finance
12 12 (23.53%) SQL
12 12 (23.53%) OO
12 12 (23.53%) Scrum
12 12 (23.53%) BDD
13 9 (17.65%) Performance Testing
13 9 (17.65%) HTML
13 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
13 9 (17.65%) CSS
14 8 (15.69%) SOAP
14 8 (15.69%) XML
14 8 (15.69%) Regression Testing
14 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
14 8 (15.69%) DevOps
14 8 (15.69%) Non-Functional Testing
15 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
15 7 (13.73%) Test Strategy

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 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Mule
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.96%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.96%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (29.41%) Git (software)
3 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
4 6 (11.76%) Mercurial
4 6 (11.76%) TeamCity
4 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (9.80%) JIRA
5 5 (9.80%) SoapUI
6 4 (7.84%) Selenium
7 3 (5.88%) MbUnit
7 3 (5.88%) MSTest
7 3 (5.88%) NCrunch
7 3 (5.88%) NUnit
7 3 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (5.88%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (5.88%) ReSharper
7 3 (5.88%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.96%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Developer
2 18 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 15 (29.41%) C# Developer
4 10 (19.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Analyst
5 8 (15.69%) Test Analyst
6 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (13.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (11.76%) Software Engineer
8 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (7.84%) Tester
10 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (5.88%) Test Engineer
11 2 (3.92%) Architect
11 2 (3.92%) Author
11 2 (3.92%) C# Software Engineer
11 2 (3.92%) QA Engineer
11 2 (3.92%) Senior C# Developer
11 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
11 2 (3.92%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (68.63%) .NET
2 18 (35.29%) .NET Framework
3 17 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 9 (17.65%) CSS
4 9 (17.65%) HTML
5 8 (15.69%) SOAP
5 8 (15.69%) XML
6 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (11.76%) Entity Framework
7 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
7 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.84%) .NET Core
8 4 (7.84%) RESTful
9 3 (5.88%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (5.88%) CSS3
9 3 (5.88%) HTML5
9 3 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (5.88%) React
9 3 (5.88%) REST
9 3 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) NHS
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.92%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Unix
2 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (31.37%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (29.41%) MVC
3 15 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 14 (27.45%) TDD
5 12 (23.53%) BDD
5 12 (23.53%) OO
5 12 (23.53%) Scrum
6 9 (17.65%) Performance Testing
7 8 (15.69%) DevOps
7 8 (15.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (15.69%) Regression Testing
7 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
8 7 (13.73%) Software Engineering
8 7 (13.73%) Test Strategy
9 6 (11.76%) ATDD
9 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
9 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (72.55%) C#
2 12 (23.53%) SQL
3 9 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) Java
6 1 (1.96%) Scala
6 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) ISEB
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.92%) Mesos
Vendors
1 23 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.92%) Adobe
2 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 1 (1.96%) Nintex
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle