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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 583 544 534
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 15 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.029% 0.051% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Average daily rate
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£419 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £330 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £355
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.49%
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
6991 6371 5466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.53% 12.90% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4671 4157 3495
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 135
Average hourly rate £38.25 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £30.15 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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
North West - 7 £450 -
London -15 4 £380 -10.85%
Yorkshire - 1 £335 - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 £450 -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 18 (66.67%) .NET
2 15 (55.56%) Visual Studio
3 14 (51.85%) .NET Framework
4 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET
6 10 (37.04%) CSS
6 10 (37.04%) C#
6 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (33.33%) HTML
7 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 9 (33.33%) IIS
7 9 (33.33%) MS Office
7 9 (33.33%) CRM
7 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (25.93%) TDD
8 7 (25.93%) SQL
8 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
9 6 (22.22%) WCF
9 6 (22.22%) BDD
9 6 (22.22%) Scrum
10 5 (18.52%) WinForms
10 5 (18.52%) Entity Framework
10 5 (18.52%) WPF
11 4 (14.81%) WF

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (33.33%) IIS
1 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 9 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 9 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
4 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
4 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.81%) HP UFT
3 3 (11.11%) Selenium
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.41%) MSTest
5 1 (3.70%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.70%) NSubstitute
5 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.70%) French Language
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 9 (33.33%) CRM Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Tester
3 6 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) C# Application Developer
5 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Test Architect
6 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) WPF Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Automated Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (66.67%) .NET
2 14 (51.85%) .NET Framework
3 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET
4 10 (37.04%) CSS
5 9 (33.33%) HTML
6 6 (22.22%) WCF
7 5 (18.52%) WPF
7 5 (18.52%) WinForms
7 5 (18.52%) Entity Framework
8 4 (14.81%) WF
8 4 (14.81%) LINQ
9 2 (7.41%) Web Services
10 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET
10 1 (3.70%) jQuery
10 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (3.70%) Ajax
10 1 (3.70%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
1 2 (7.41%) NHS
1 2 (7.41%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) CRM
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) TDD
2 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
3 6 (22.22%) BDD
3 6 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (14.81%) SOA
4 4 (14.81%) Workflow
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
6 2 (7.41%) MVC
6 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.70%) System Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.70%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Sitecore