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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 614 601 569
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -32
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 12 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.020% 0.025%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
Median daily rate £400 £320 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £336 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £328 £288
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +13.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

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
7549 6411 6138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.32% 13.02% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5221 4198 4053
Median daily rate £438 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 118 139
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.60 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -1.28%

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 8 £413 +28.90% 1
West Midlands - 2 £300 -
North East - 1 - -
South East - 1 £375 -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (55.56%) C#
4 8 (44.44%) .NET
4 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
4 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (22.22%) QA
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (16.67%) DevOps
8 3 (16.67%) BDD
8 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
8 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
8 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
8 3 (16.67%) Build Automation
8 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 3 (16.67%) MS Excel

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.56%) Endur
1 1 (5.56%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (5.56%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.56%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) MySQL
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) MSTest
4 2 (11.11%) NSubstitute
4 2 (11.11%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium
5 1 (5.56%) CruiseControl
5 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
5 1 (5.56%) MSBuild
5 1 (5.56%) Protractor
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Automation Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft BI Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SAP FI Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
3 2 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) Ninject
4 1 (5.56%) WF
4 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) BDD
2 3 (16.67%) Build Automation
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps
2 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Scrum
2 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Code Coverage
3 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.11%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) QA Automation
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) MCDBA
2 1 (5.56%) MCDST
2 1 (5.56%) MCITP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) MCTS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
1 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Rally
3 1 (5.56%) OpenText
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Telerik
3 1 (5.56%) VMware