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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 424 419 417
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 7 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.054% 0.021%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.38% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 2
Average daily rate £413 £320 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £382 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +11.30%
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
3762 3139 3084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.37% 14.04% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2756 2197 2281
Average daily rate £463 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 10
Average hourly rate £43.63 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £20.68 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 11 (78.57%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) QA
3 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
3 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 5 (35.71%) Black-Box Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) Code Coverage
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
6 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) QA Automation
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
6 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
6 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Mingle
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Endur
1 1 (7.14%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CO
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
4 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (14.29%) MSTest
4 2 (14.29%) NSubstitute
4 2 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
5 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
5 1 (7.14%) Protractor
5 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SAP FI Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) Ajax
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) Ninject
4 1 (7.14%) WF
4 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Black-Box Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
5 3 (21.43%) Code Coverage
5 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) QA Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) MCDBA
2 1 (7.14%) MCDST
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) MCTS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Rally
3 1 (7.14%) OpenText
3 1 (7.14%) SAP