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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 553 513 492
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -21
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 4 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.059% 0.057%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.063% 0.50% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 13
Average daily rate
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£510 £550 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £388 £313
% change year-on-year
- +23.80%
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
6331 5210 4865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.63% 11.85% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4348 3361 3082
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 118 198
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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 -20 2 £510 -7.27% 4
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
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Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (84.38%) .NET
2 27 (84.38%) Visual Studio
3 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (71.88%) ASP.NET
5 22 (68.75%) WCF
6 21 (65.63%) .NET Framework
7 19 (59.38%) CSS
8 15 (46.88%) JavaScript
9 14 (43.75%) HTML
10 13 (40.63%) C#
10 13 (40.63%) IIS
10 13 (40.63%) SharePoint
11 12 (37.50%) CRM
11 12 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
11 12 (37.50%) BDD
11 12 (37.50%) SpecFlow
11 12 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (34.38%) TDD
12 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
13 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (28.13%) MVC
15 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
15 8 (25.00%) Ajax
15 8 (25.00%) MSTest
15 8 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 7 (21.88%) Selenium
16 7 (21.88%) Scrum
17 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (40.63%) IIS
1 13 (40.63%) SharePoint
2 12 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.13%) Drupal
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Foundation
3 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (84.38%) Visual Studio
2 12 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (25.00%) MSTest
5 7 (21.88%) Selenium
6 5 (15.63%) NUnit
7 4 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 4 (12.50%) NSubstitute
8 3 (9.38%) MSBuild
8 3 (9.38%) CruiseControl
9 2 (6.25%) Ant
9 2 (6.25%) JUnit
9 2 (6.25%) Maven
9 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (6.25%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (6.25%) Hudson
9 2 (6.25%) TestNG
10 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (12.50%) Front Office
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (68.75%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) CRM Developer
3 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Developer
4 9 (28.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Front Office Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) SAP Manager
8 1 (3.13%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (84.38%) .NET
2 23 (71.88%) ASP.NET
3 22 (68.75%) WCF
4 21 (65.63%) .NET Framework
5 19 (59.38%) CSS
6 14 (43.75%) HTML
7 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (25.00%) Ajax
8 8 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (15.63%) WPF
9 5 (15.63%) jQuery
9 5 (15.63%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (15.63%) Web Services
10 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
11 3 (9.38%) Castle Windsor
11 3 (9.38%) Ninject
11 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (6.25%) ADO.NET
12 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Open Source
1 3 (9.38%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) CRM
2 12 (37.50%) BDD
3 11 (34.38%) TDD
4 9 (28.13%) MVC
5 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.88%) Scrum
7 5 (15.63%) MVVM
7 5 (15.63%) OO
8 4 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (12.50%) Agile Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.25%) OOD
9 2 (6.25%) SOA
9 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.25%) System Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 1 (3.13%) Refactoring
10 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
10 1 (3.13%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) JavaScript
2 13 (40.63%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) Java
3 4 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.25%) VBA
5 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Red Gate
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) SAP