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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 558 516 501
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 6 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.066% 0.032%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.094% 0.55% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Average daily rate
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£430 £400 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +24.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £238 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £555 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate - £344 £313
% change year-on-year
- +9.82%
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
6384 5469 4647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.40% 11.96% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4275 3515 2999
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 106 155
Average hourly rate £36.20 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.56 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.65 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 February 2015.

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 February 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 -28 4 £430 -21.81% 3
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
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Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (78.57%) Visual Studio
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (75.00%) .NET
3 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET
4 16 (57.14%) WCF
5 15 (53.57%) .NET Framework
6 13 (46.43%) CSS
7 11 (39.29%) C#
7 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (39.29%) BDD
7 11 (39.29%) SpecFlow
8 10 (35.71%) TDD
8 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
8 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
9 9 (32.14%) HTML
10 8 (28.57%) IIS
10 8 (28.57%) CRM
10 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
10 8 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
10 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (25.00%) MSTest
11 7 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (25.00%) Selenium
11 7 (25.00%) Web Services
11 7 (25.00%) MVC
12 6 (21.43%) Scrum
12 6 (21.43%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (28.57%) IIS
1 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 8 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Drupal
2 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (78.57%) Visual Studio
2 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (39.29%) SpecFlow
3 7 (25.00%) MSTest
3 7 (25.00%) Selenium
4 4 (14.29%) NUnit
4 4 (14.29%) TeamCity
5 3 (10.71%) NSubstitute
5 3 (10.71%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (7.14%) Hudson
6 2 (7.14%) MSBuild
6 2 (7.14%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (7.14%) CruiseControl
6 2 (7.14%) Maven
6 2 (7.14%) TestNG
6 2 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (7.14%) Ant
6 2 (7.14%) JUnit
7 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) CRM Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.71%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) SAP Manager
7 1 (3.57%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) .NET
2 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 16 (57.14%) WCF
3 15 (53.57%) .NET Framework
4 13 (46.43%) CSS
5 9 (32.14%) HTML
6 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (25.00%) Web Services
6 7 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (21.43%) Ajax
8 4 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (14.29%) WPF
8 4 (14.29%) jQuery
8 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (10.71%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (10.71%) Ninject
10 2 (7.14%) XML
11 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Open Source
1 3 (10.71%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Tandem
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) BDD
3 10 (35.71%) TDD
4 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 8 (28.57%) CRM
5 7 (25.00%) MVC
6 6 (21.43%) Scrum
7 4 (14.29%) OO
7 4 (14.29%) MVVM
7 4 (14.29%) Agile Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.71%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (10.71%) System Testing
9 2 (7.14%) OOD
9 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
10 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Red Gate
3 2 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.57%) SAP