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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 559 544 537
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 24 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.044% 0.064%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.36% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 25
Average daily rate
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£433 £420 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £420 £305
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +37.70%
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
6674 5761 5953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.04% 11.97% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4342 3772 3435
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 123 208
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +33 17 £490 - 3
West Midlands -12 3 £375 -6.83%
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
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Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (78.38%) Visual Studio
2 28 (75.68%) C#
2 28 (75.68%) .NET
3 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
4 24 (64.86%) ASP.NET
5 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
6 21 (56.76%) .NET Framework
7 20 (54.05%) WCF
7 20 (54.05%) CSS
8 16 (43.24%) JavaScript
8 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (40.54%) TDD
9 15 (40.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (40.54%) MVC
10 14 (37.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 13 (35.14%) HTML
11 13 (35.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (32.43%) MSTest
12 12 (32.43%) jQuery
12 12 (32.43%) Ajax
13 10 (27.03%) Rhino Mocks
13 10 (27.03%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (24.32%) BDD
14 9 (24.32%) IIS
14 9 (24.32%) CRM
14 9 (24.32%) Dynamics CRM
14 9 (24.32%) Business Analysis
15 8 (21.62%) WPF
15 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
15 8 (21.62%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (24.32%) IIS
2 8 (21.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (40.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (78.38%) Visual Studio
2 12 (32.43%) MSTest
3 10 (27.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 8 (21.62%) SpecFlow
5 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 5 (13.51%) NSubstitute
7 4 (10.81%) NUnit
8 2 (5.41%) Ant
8 2 (5.41%) JUnit
8 2 (5.41%) Hudson
8 2 (5.41%) Maven
8 2 (5.41%) Selenium
8 2 (5.41%) TestNG
8 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.41%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
9 1 (2.70%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 6 (16.22%) Front Office
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Dutch Language
3 2 (5.41%) French Language
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) C# Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) CRM Developer
4 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Performance Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) WPF Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (75.68%) .NET
2 24 (64.86%) ASP.NET
3 21 (56.76%) .NET Framework
4 20 (54.05%) WCF
4 20 (54.05%) CSS
5 14 (37.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 13 (35.14%) HTML
6 13 (35.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (32.43%) jQuery
7 12 (32.43%) Ajax
8 10 (27.03%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (21.62%) WPF
10 7 (18.92%) Silverlight
11 5 (13.51%) Web Services
11 5 (13.51%) StructureMap
11 5 (13.51%) NEsper
12 3 (8.11%) ADO.NET
12 3 (8.11%) WF
13 2 (5.41%) LINQ
13 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) Open Source
2 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) CESG
3 1 (2.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) TDD
2 15 (40.54%) MVC
3 9 (24.32%) CRM
3 9 (24.32%) Business Analysis
3 9 (24.32%) BDD
4 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
4 6 (16.22%) Scrum
5 5 (13.51%) OO
5 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Analytics
5 5 (13.51%) MVVM
6 4 (10.81%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (10.81%) UML
7 3 (8.11%) Load Testing
7 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.41%) Agile Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (75.68%) C#
2 16 (43.24%) JavaScript
3 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.41%) Java
6 1 (2.70%) VBA
6 1 (2.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.11%) MCAD
1 3 (8.11%) MCPD
2 2 (5.41%) MCSD
2 2 (5.41%) MCTS
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) MCITP
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Red Gate
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