Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 41 27
Rank change year-on-year -34 -14 +25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio 30 53 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.04% 4.41% 6.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.09% 22.27% 28.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 51 44
Wales median daily rate £388 £370 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% -5.13% -2.50%
10th Percentile £316 £275 £316
90th Percentile £433 £420 £525
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Wales median hourly rate - £20.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.02% +2.96%
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +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 371 238 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 25.19% 19.78% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 184 171
Wales median daily rate £415 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £307 £289 £300
90th Percentile £575 £518 £525
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Wales median hourly rate £28.00 £55.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.09% +26.44% +2.96%
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.27
% change year-on-year - +0.54% +12.72%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -38 30 £388 +4.73% 7
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 21 (70.00%) C#
2 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (50.00%) .NET
5 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
5 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
6 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 8 (26.67%) .NET Framework
8 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (20.00%) SpecFlow
9 6 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.00%) SDET
9 6 (20.00%) XML
10 5 (16.67%) C++
10 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 5 (16.67%) Project Management
10 5 (16.67%) UML
10 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 5 (16.67%) Scrum
10 5 (16.67%) Green Hills
10 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (16.67%) Subversion
10 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
10 5 (16.67%) React
10 5 (16.67%) Nintex
10 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013

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 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (16.67%) Selenium
3 5 (16.67%) Subversion
3 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (13.33%) JIRA
4 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.33%) GitLab
6 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.33%) MbUnit
6 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.33%) MSTest
6 1 (3.33%) NCrunch
6 1 (3.33%) NUnit
6 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
6 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (13.33%) Aerospace
1 4 (13.33%) Automotive
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Software Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Tester
3 6 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Developer in Test
5 4 (13.33%) PowerShell Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared SharePoint Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) .NET Framework
3 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (20.00%) XML
4 5 (16.67%) Node.js
4 5 (16.67%) React
4 5 (16.67%) REST
5 4 (13.33%) JSON
5 4 (13.33%) RESTful
6 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (10.00%) SOAP
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Core
7 2 (6.67%) CSS
7 2 (6.67%) HTML
8 1 (3.33%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (3.33%) CSS3
8 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.33%) HTML5
8 1 (3.33%) jQuery
8 1 (3.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (20.00%) SDET
4 5 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 5 (16.67%) Change Control
4 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
4 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (16.67%) Scrum
4 5 (16.67%) Static Code Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) UML
5 4 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Kanban
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
5 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) C++
3 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) MISRA
1 5 (16.67%) MISRA C
2 4 (13.33%) QA
3 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.33%) Def Stans
4 1 (3.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Green Hills
2 5 (16.67%) Nintex
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe
3 1 (3.33%) IBM