The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 407 383 413
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +30
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 5 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.028% 0.036%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Average daily rate £324 £299 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% -37.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £340 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.87% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3226 2694 2712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.33% 12.47% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 2006 1817
Average daily rate £413 £420 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 21
Average hourly rate £33.75 £41.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.68% +12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £12.60 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £54.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Visual Studio Team System
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -14 1 - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Visual Studio Team System
England

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 22 (88.00%) C#
1 22 (88.00%) WCF
1 22 (88.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
3 20 (80.00%) TDD
4 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (72.00%) WPF
6 15 (60.00%) Finance
6 15 (60.00%) Degree
7 14 (56.00%) .NET
7 14 (56.00%) Oracle
7 14 (56.00%) Hedge funds
8 13 (52.00%) Asset Management
9 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (48.00%) OO
9 12 (48.00%) Analytics
10 11 (44.00%) Scrum
11 9 (36.00%) Investment Management
12 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (32.00%) Fund Management
13 7 (28.00%) Front Office
13 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
14 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
15 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
15 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
15 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
15 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 3 (12.00%) QA
16 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
16 3 (12.00%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (88.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (24.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.00%) NUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) Maven
4 1 (4.00%) Ant
4 1 (4.00%) JUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (4.00%) MSTest
4 1 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (4.00%) TestNG
4 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.00%) Hudson
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Front Office
3 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Developer
2 18 (72.00%) C# Developer
3 11 (44.00%) .NET Developer
4 9 (36.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (28.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 7 (28.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Tester
6 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Functional Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (88.00%) WCF
2 18 (72.00%) WPF
3 14 (56.00%) .NET
4 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (12.00%) CSS
5 3 (12.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (8.00%) jQuery
6 2 (8.00%) Silverlight
6 2 (8.00%) HTML
6 2 (8.00%) Ajax
7 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET
7 1 (4.00%) Web Services
7 1 (4.00%) XML
7 1 (4.00%) XSL
7 1 (4.00%) NEsper
7 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.00%) LINQ
7 1 (4.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Hedge funds
2 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.00%) CESG
3 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) TDD
2 13 (52.00%) Asset Management
3 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) OO
3 12 (48.00%) Analytics
4 11 (44.00%) Scrum
5 9 (36.00%) Investment Management
6 8 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (32.00%) Fund Management
7 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (12.00%) Multithreading
9 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.00%) RUP
9 2 (8.00%) CRM
9 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.00%) MVC
9 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (88.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) MCPD
3 1 (4.00%) MCITP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) MCAD
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (56.00%) Oracle