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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 550 549 503
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -46
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 22 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.041% 0.073%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% 0.35% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 18
Average daily rate
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£485 £316 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.35% -29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £473
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 - - -
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
6660 5423 5514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.81% 11.62% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4648 3566 3315
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 122 225
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £18.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
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
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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -12 14 £485 +49.23%
West Midlands - 4 - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
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Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 41 (89.13%) Visual Studio
2 38 (82.61%) .NET
3 35 (76.09%) Microsoft
3 35 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (67.39%) ASP.NET
5 30 (65.22%) WCF
6 29 (63.04%) .NET Framework
7 27 (58.70%) CSS
8 26 (56.52%) C#
9 23 (50.00%) SQL Server
10 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
11 20 (43.48%) HTML
12 19 (41.30%) TDD
13 18 (39.13%) BDD
14 17 (36.96%) SpecFlow
14 17 (36.96%) IIS
14 17 (36.96%) MVC
15 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (30.43%) MSTest
16 14 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (30.43%) Ajax
16 14 (30.43%) Dynamics CRM
16 14 (30.43%) CRM
16 14 (30.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 13 (28.26%) SharePoint
18 12 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
19 11 (23.91%) jQuery
19 11 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
19 11 (23.91%) Scrum
20 10 (21.74%) RabbitMQ

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 17 (36.96%) IIS
2 13 (28.26%) SharePoint
3 12 (26.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.17%) Drupal
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
3 1 (2.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (89.13%) Visual Studio
2 17 (36.96%) SpecFlow
3 14 (30.43%) MSTest
4 11 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (19.57%) Rhino Mocks
6 8 (17.39%) Selenium
6 8 (17.39%) NSubstitute
7 5 (10.87%) NUnit
7 5 (10.87%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.52%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (6.52%) Hudson
8 3 (6.52%) MSBuild
8 3 (6.52%) Ant
8 3 (6.52%) JUnit
8 3 (6.52%) TestNG
8 3 (6.52%) CruiseControl
8 3 (6.52%) Maven
9 2 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Front Office
3 2 (4.35%) Dutch Language
3 2 (4.35%) French Language
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Developer
2 14 (30.43%) CRM Developer
3 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Developer
4 11 (23.91%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 9 (19.57%) C# Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Analyst
6 6 (13.04%) .NET Developer
7 5 (10.87%) Test Analyst
8 4 (8.70%) Tester
8 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (6.52%) Performance Tester
9 3 (6.52%) QA Analyst
10 2 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (4.35%) Functional Analyst
10 2 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (82.61%) .NET
2 31 (67.39%) ASP.NET
3 30 (65.22%) WCF
4 29 (63.04%) .NET Framework
5 27 (58.70%) CSS
6 20 (43.48%) HTML
7 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (30.43%) Ajax
8 14 (30.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 11 (23.91%) jQuery
10 10 (21.74%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (15.22%) Web Services
12 6 (13.04%) WPF
13 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (6.52%) Unity DI Container
14 3 (6.52%) Castle Windsor
14 3 (6.52%) Ninject
14 3 (6.52%) ADO.NET
14 3 (6.52%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Open Source
3 3 (6.52%) User Experience
3 3 (6.52%) NHS
3 3 (6.52%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) TDD
3 18 (39.13%) BDD
4 17 (36.96%) MVC
5 14 (30.43%) CRM
6 11 (23.91%) Scrum
7 9 (19.57%) MVVM
7 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.22%) OO
9 6 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
10 5 (10.87%) Agile Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (8.70%) UML
12 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
12 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
12 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
12 3 (6.52%) Load Testing
13 2 (4.35%) Manual Testing
13 2 (4.35%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (56.52%) C#
2 21 (45.65%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.04%) SQL
4 5 (10.87%) Java
5 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) MCTS
1 2 (4.35%) MCPD
1 2 (4.35%) MCAD
1 2 (4.35%) MCSD
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 35 (76.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Red Gate
3 2 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) SAP