Period
to 21 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 75 58
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17 -23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 32 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.14% 2.08% 2.99%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.94% 9.81% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 37
Wales median daily rate £405 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +13.57% -9.68%
10th Percentile £307 £343 £254
90th Percentile £517 £475 £404
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Wales median hourly rate £39.25 - £19.55
10th Percentile £33.71 - £19.01
90th Percentile £44.35 - £20.82
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.85% +2.50% -

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 322 316 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.54% 21.25% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 245 203
Wales median daily rate £440 £418 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +6.37% +4.67%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £275
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Wales median hourly rate £35.50 £55.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.45% - +17.02%
10th Percentile £33.60 £29.80 £19.03
90th Percentile £43.16 £77.50 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +0.12%

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 +4 31 £405 +1.89% 1
West Wales - 1 £560 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) C#
3 14 (43.75%) .NET
3 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
5 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 11 (34.38%) XML
5 11 (34.38%) Git (software)
6 10 (31.25%) Software Engineering
6 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 9 (28.13%) HTML
7 9 (28.13%) CSS
7 9 (28.13%) Windows
8 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
8 7 (21.88%) SOAP
8 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
8 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
8 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
8 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
9 6 (18.75%) DevOps
9 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
9 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
9 6 (18.75%) NHS
9 6 (18.75%) OO
10 5 (15.63%) Unix
10 5 (15.63%) Linux
10 5 (15.63%) Web Services

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 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) Mule
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) GitHub
3 1 (3.13%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) SNMP
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.13%) Data Lake
4 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.13%) HDInsight
4 1 (3.13%) OLAP
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (34.38%) Git (software)
3 7 (21.88%) SoapUI
4 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (12.50%) Rational Team Concert
5 4 (12.50%) Subversion
6 2 (6.25%) Android Studio
6 2 (6.25%) JIRA
7 1 (3.13%) Artifactory
7 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
1 8 (25.00%) Developer
1 8 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) .NET Developer
2 7 (21.88%) Software Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Author
4 2 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Author
4 2 (6.25%) Web Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Architect
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) XML
3 9 (28.13%) CSS
3 9 (28.13%) HTML
4 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
4 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
4 7 (21.88%) SOAP
5 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
5 5 (15.63%) Web Services
6 4 (12.50%) Aurelia
6 4 (12.50%) HTML5
6 4 (12.50%) WCF
6 4 (12.50%) WPF
6 4 (12.50%) XML Messaging
7 2 (6.25%) Ajax
7 2 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (6.25%) jQuery
7 2 (6.25%) Node.js
7 2 (6.25%) React
7 2 (6.25%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Unix
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
3 7 (21.88%) Test Strategy
4 6 (18.75%) DevOps
4 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 6 (18.75%) OO
4 6 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
5 5 (15.63%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.50%) Project Management
6 4 (12.50%) SDLC
6 4 (12.50%) UML
7 3 (9.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) C#
2 11 (34.38%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.50%) C++
4 4 (12.50%) TypeScript
5 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.25%) C
6 2 (6.25%) Python
6 2 (6.25%) VB
7 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (3.13%) Java
7 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.13%) R
7 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.13%) Kibana
1 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle