The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 580 527 502
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 9 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.068% 0.071%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.59% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 19
Average daily rate
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£485 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.57% -22.22%
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 England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6641 5443 5392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.17% 11.52% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4666 3566 3365
Average daily rate £405 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 125 230
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.10 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.60 £46.50
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 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 -4 8 £485 +38.57% 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (86.36%) Visual Studio
2 36 (81.82%) .NET
3 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 29 (65.91%) ASP.NET
6 28 (63.64%) WCF
7 26 (59.09%) .NET Framework
8 24 (54.55%) CSS
9 23 (52.27%) C#
10 21 (47.73%) JavaScript
10 21 (47.73%) SQL Server
11 19 (43.18%) HTML
12 17 (38.64%) TDD
12 17 (38.64%) BDD
13 16 (36.36%) SpecFlow
13 16 (36.36%) IIS
14 15 (34.09%) MVC
15 14 (31.82%) CRM
15 14 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
16 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
17 12 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 12 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
17 12 (27.27%) MSTest
18 11 (25.00%) Ajax
18 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 10 (22.73%) Scrum
20 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
20 9 (20.45%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (36.36%) IIS
2 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
3 12 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.27%) Drupal
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (47.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (20.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) MS Access
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (86.36%) Visual Studio
2 16 (36.36%) SpecFlow
3 12 (27.27%) MSTest
4 11 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (18.18%) Selenium
6 7 (15.91%) Rhino Mocks
6 7 (15.91%) NSubstitute
7 5 (11.36%) TeamCity
7 5 (11.36%) NUnit
8 3 (6.82%) Ant
8 3 (6.82%) JUnit
8 3 (6.82%) TestNG
8 3 (6.82%) CruiseControl
8 3 (6.82%) Maven
8 3 (6.82%) MSBuild
8 3 (6.82%) Hudson
8 3 (6.82%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (2.27%) Toad
10 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Front Office
3 2 (4.55%) Dutch Language
3 2 (4.55%) French Language
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) CRM Developer
3 12 (27.27%) Microsoft Developer
4 11 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 7 (15.91%) C# Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
8 4 (9.09%) Tester
9 3 (6.82%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Performance Tester
9 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (6.82%) QA Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Functional Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (81.82%) .NET
2 29 (65.91%) ASP.NET
3 28 (63.64%) WCF
4 26 (59.09%) .NET Framework
5 24 (54.55%) CSS
6 19 (43.18%) HTML
7 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 11 (25.00%) Ajax
10 9 (20.45%) jQuery
11 8 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (18.18%) Web Services
12 6 (13.64%) WPF
13 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
15 3 (6.82%) ADO.NET
15 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 3 (6.82%) Castle Windsor
15 3 (6.82%) Ninject
15 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Open Source
3 3 (6.82%) NHS
3 3 (6.82%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (6.82%) User Experience
4 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Tandem
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) TDD
2 17 (38.64%) BDD
3 15 (34.09%) MVC
4 14 (31.82%) CRM
5 10 (22.73%) Scrum
6 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.18%) MVVM
8 6 (13.64%) OO
9 5 (11.36%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (11.36%) Business Analysis
9 5 (11.36%) Agile Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.09%) UML
11 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
11 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Load Testing
12 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
12 2 (4.55%) Manual Testing
12 2 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) C#
2 21 (47.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.36%) Java
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) VBA
4 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) MCTS
1 2 (4.55%) MCPD
1 2 (4.55%) MCAD
1 2 (4.55%) MCSD
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Red Gate
3 2 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) SAP