The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio Team System skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the England region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 552 501 549
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +48
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 12 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.035% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 14
Average daily rate £288 £363 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £425 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
-23.99% +16.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6179 4939 5430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.43% 11.48% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4028 3196 3246
Average daily rate £375 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 126 187
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
Visual Studio Team System
UK

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Visual Studio Team System Jobs Demand Trend in England

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Trend in England

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Histogram in England

Visual Studio Team System
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the England region.

Visual Studio Team System Hourly Rate Trend in England

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +4 6 £288 -
London -12 5 £324 -7.42% 4
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Visual Studio Team System
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Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 31 (86.11%) C#
2 29 (80.56%) SQL Server
3 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 28 (77.78%) TDD
4 23 (63.89%) .NET
5 22 (61.11%) Scrum
6 19 (52.78%) WCF
6 19 (52.78%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (52.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (50.00%) Visual Studio
8 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET
8 15 (41.67%) WPF
9 14 (38.89%) Oracle
9 14 (38.89%) SQL
10 13 (36.11%) HTML
10 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
10 13 (36.11%) MS Office
10 13 (36.11%) NUnit
10 13 (36.11%) jQuery
11 12 (33.33%) LINQ
11 12 (33.33%) Degree
11 12 (33.33%) Hudson
11 12 (33.33%) SpecFlow
11 12 (33.33%) Analytics
11 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (33.33%) Finance
11 12 (33.33%) XML
11 12 (33.33%) Windows
12 11 (30.56%) WinForms
12 11 (30.56%) Subversion

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (36.11%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (80.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (52.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 13 (36.11%) NUnit
4 12 (33.33%) Hudson
4 12 (33.33%) SpecFlow
5 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
5 11 (30.56%) Subversion
6 1 (2.78%) Maven
6 1 (2.78%) Selenium
6 1 (2.78%) TestNG
6 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.78%) Ant
6 1 (2.78%) JUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (2.78%) MSTest
6 1 (2.78%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Front Office
3 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.78%) French Language
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (83.33%) Developer
2 22 (61.11%) C# Developer
3 16 (44.44%) .NET Developer
4 14 (38.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (33.33%) Software Developer
6 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
6 7 (19.44%) Programmer
6 7 (19.44%) Senior C# Developer
6 7 (19.44%) .NET Programmer
6 7 (19.44%) Software Programmer
6 7 (19.44%) .NET Software Developer
6 7 (19.44%) C# Programmer
7 3 (8.33%) Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Tester
8 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.56%) Functional Tester
9 1 (2.78%) Functional Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Performance Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (63.89%) .NET
2 19 (52.78%) WCF
3 15 (41.67%) WPF
3 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 13 (36.11%) HTML
4 13 (36.11%) jQuery
5 12 (33.33%) XML
5 12 (33.33%) LINQ
6 11 (30.56%) WinForms
7 8 (22.22%) .NET Framework
8 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (8.33%) CSS
8 3 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (5.56%) Silverlight
9 2 (5.56%) Ajax
10 1 (2.78%) XSL
10 1 (2.78%) Web Services
10 1 (2.78%) ADO.NET
10 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (2.78%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Hedge funds
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
2 1 (2.78%) CESG
2 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (77.78%) TDD
2 22 (61.11%) Scrum
3 19 (52.78%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (33.33%) Analytics
4 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (27.78%) Asset Management
6 9 (25.00%) OO
7 8 (22.22%) Fund Management
8 6 (16.67%) Investment Management
9 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
11 2 (5.56%) RUP
11 2 (5.56%) CRM
11 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.56%) MVC
12 1 (2.78%) Migration
12 1 (2.78%) UML
12 1 (2.78%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) C#
2 14 (38.89%) SQL
3 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) MCAD
3 1 (2.78%) MCPD
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) Oracle
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