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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 527 514 522
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 22 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.055% 0.057%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.47% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 20
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% +17.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £313 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £448 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
-19.89% +22.78%
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
6162 5327 5398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.93% 11.69% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4027 3399 3272
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 144 196
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Visual Studio Team System
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +10 17 £426 - 7
South East -16 3 £300 -14.28% 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
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Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 28 (80.00%) C#
2 26 (74.29%) Visual Studio
3 25 (71.43%) .NET
4 23 (65.71%) SQL Server
5 22 (62.86%) ASP.NET
5 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
6 20 (57.14%) TDD
7 16 (45.71%) jQuery
7 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
8 15 (42.86%) .NET Framework
9 13 (37.14%) WCF
9 13 (37.14%) SQL
9 13 (37.14%) HTML
10 12 (34.29%) CSS
10 12 (34.29%) MVC
10 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (34.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (31.43%) SpecFlow
11 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (31.43%) Windows
12 10 (28.57%) Scrum
12 10 (28.57%) MSTest
13 9 (25.71%) MS Office
13 9 (25.71%) NUnit
13 9 (25.71%) Ajax
14 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (22.86%) LINQ
14 8 (22.86%) XML
14 8 (22.86%) RabbitMQ

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 3 (8.57%) IIS
1 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (65.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (31.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (74.29%) Visual Studio
2 11 (31.43%) SpecFlow
3 10 (28.57%) MSTest
4 9 (25.71%) NUnit
5 8 (22.86%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (22.86%) Hudson
6 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (17.14%) Subversion
6 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
7 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (8.57%) NSubstitute
9 2 (5.71%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (5.71%) Ant
9 2 (5.71%) JUnit
9 2 (5.71%) Maven
9 2 (5.71%) Selenium
9 2 (5.71%) TestNG
9 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (2.86%) Toad
General
1 5 (14.29%) Front Office
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Publishing
2 2 (5.71%) Dutch Language
2 2 (5.71%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) C# Developer
3 9 (25.71%) .NET Developer
4 8 (22.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Programmer
6 5 (14.29%) Analyst
6 5 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
6 5 (14.29%) C# Programmer
6 5 (14.29%) .NET Programmer
6 5 (14.29%) Software Programmer
7 4 (11.43%) Tester
8 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Tester
9 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Functional Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Technical Leader
9 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (71.43%) .NET
2 22 (62.86%) ASP.NET
3 16 (45.71%) jQuery
4 15 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 13 (37.14%) WCF
5 13 (37.14%) HTML
6 12 (34.29%) CSS
6 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (34.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 9 (25.71%) Ajax
8 8 (22.86%) XML
8 8 (22.86%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (22.86%) LINQ
9 7 (20.00%) WinForms
9 7 (20.00%) WPF
10 6 (17.14%) Silverlight
11 5 (14.29%) NEsper
11 5 (14.29%) StructureMap
11 5 (14.29%) Web Services
12 2 (5.71%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) NHS
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Open Source
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) CESG
3 1 (2.86%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) TDD
2 12 (34.29%) MVC
3 10 (28.57%) Scrum
4 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (17.14%) BDD
7 5 (14.29%) Analytics
7 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.43%) CRM
9 3 (8.57%) UML
9 3 (8.57%) OO
9 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
9 3 (8.57%) MVVM
10 2 (5.71%) Agile Testing
10 2 (5.71%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.71%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (80.00%) C#
2 16 (45.71%) JavaScript
3 13 (37.14%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Java
6 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.71%) MCPD
1 2 (5.71%) MCAD
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) MCP
2 1 (2.86%) MCSD
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) MCTS
2 1 (2.86%) MCITP
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Red Gate
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