The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio Team System skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 404 404 391
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 7 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.005% 0.074%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.22% 0.032% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 6
Average daily rate £475 £510 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £510 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £510 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Visual Studio Team System
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3194 3152 2913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.10% 15.13% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2366 2398 2100
Average daily rate £475 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £50.00 £24.69 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.55% -34.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Team System Jobs Demand Trend in London

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the London region.

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Trend in London

Visual Studio Team System
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the London region.

Visual Studio Team System Hourly Rate Trend in London

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +38 1 £450 -11.76%
Visual Studio Team System
England

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Selenium
4 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (37.50%) QA
5 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (37.50%) BDD
5 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
5 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (25.00%) NSubstitute
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) MSTest
6 2 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (25.00%) CSS
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (12.50%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) MSTest
3 2 (25.00%) NSubstitute
3 2 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (12.50%) CruiseControl
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Strategy Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Ajax
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
4 1 (12.50%) Ninject
4 1 (12.50%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Black-Box Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Code Coverage
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) MCDBA
1 1 (12.50%) MCDST
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) MCTS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft