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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 579 553 507
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -46
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 12 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.028% 0.035%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.22% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -27.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £253 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £295 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £288 £394
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -27.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Visual Studio Team System
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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
6505 6261 4917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.83% 12.59% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4212 4090 3168
Average daily rate £400 £382 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% -4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 129 133
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.21 £31.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -

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
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 5 May 2015. 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 +19 11 £320 +29.03% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) WCF
4 6 (37.50%) WPF
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Entity Framework
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) WF
6 4 (25.00%) LINQ
6 4 (25.00%) WinForms
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) Workflow
6 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (18.75%) Retail
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (18.75%) Selenium
3 2 (12.50%) NUnit
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) MSTest
General
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Tester
3 5 (31.25%) C# Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tester
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Architect
5 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Tester
5 1 (6.25%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) WCF
3 6 (37.50%) WPF
4 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
4 5 (31.25%) Entity Framework
5 4 (25.00%) WF
5 4 (25.00%) LINQ
5 4 (25.00%) WinForms
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (6.25%) HTML
7 1 (6.25%) CSS
7 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
7 1 (6.25%) XSLT
7 1 (6.25%) XHTML
7 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (6.25%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (6.25%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Tandem
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) SOA
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
2 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) Workflow
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) OOD
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) OOP
6 1 (6.25%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Red Gate
3 1 (6.25%) Sitecore