The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio Team System skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 204 214 200
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.035% 0.044% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.26% 0.39% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£485 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.66% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £263 £345
% change year-on-year
- -23.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
769 769 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.61% 11.26% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 580 551
Average daily rate £436 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £49.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Team System Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the City of London region.

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio Team System.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (80.00%) MSTest
3 3 (60.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) Ajax
3 3 (60.00%) Red Gate
3 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (60.00%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (60.00%) Ninject
3 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (60.00%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (60.00%) NUnit
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) CSS

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio Team System. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MSTest
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) NUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) CruiseControl
3 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (20.00%) NSubstitute
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (80.00%) WCF
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Ajax
2 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (60.00%) Castle Windsor
2 3 (60.00%) Ninject
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (60.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (20.00%) XHTML
4 1 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Tandem
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) MVVM
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Red Gate