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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 405 394 368
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 8 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.035% 0.11% 0.072%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.24% 0.84% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 10
Average daily rate
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£485 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.81% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £345
% change year-on-year
- -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3357 2980 2792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.86% 12.52% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2602 2183 2011
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 20
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £27.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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
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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
City of London +4 2 £485 +61.66% 1
Visual Studio Team System
England

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 23 (88.46%) Visual Studio
2 20 (76.92%) C#
3 19 (73.08%) .NET
3 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
5 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
6 15 (57.69%) BDD
7 14 (53.85%) SpecFlow
7 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET
7 14 (53.85%) TDD
8 13 (50.00%) MVC
8 13 (50.00%) .NET Framework
8 13 (50.00%) WCF
9 11 (42.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (42.31%) CSS
10 10 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (38.46%) MSTest
10 10 (38.46%) Ajax
11 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (34.62%) Scrum
12 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
12 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (26.92%) MVVM
13 7 (26.92%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (26.92%) QA
13 7 (26.92%) Selenium
13 7 (26.92%) jQuery
13 7 (26.92%) HTML
13 7 (26.92%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3 (11.54%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.85%) Drupal
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (88.46%) Visual Studio
2 14 (53.85%) SpecFlow
3 10 (38.46%) MSTest
4 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (26.92%) Selenium
6 6 (23.08%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (23.08%) NSubstitute
7 4 (15.38%) TeamCity
7 4 (15.38%) NUnit
8 3 (11.54%) CruiseControl
8 3 (11.54%) MSBuild
9 2 (7.69%) Maven
9 2 (7.69%) TestNG
9 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (7.69%) Ant
9 2 (7.69%) JUnit
9 2 (7.69%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (7.69%) Hudson
10 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
10 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Front Office
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Front Office Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Tester
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (7.69%) CRM Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) .NET
2 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 13 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 13 (50.00%) WCF
4 11 (42.31%) CSS
4 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (42.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 10 (38.46%) Ajax
6 7 (26.92%) Web Services
6 7 (26.92%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (26.92%) HTML
6 7 (26.92%) jQuery
7 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (15.38%) WPF
9 3 (11.54%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (11.54%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (11.54%) Ninject
10 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 2 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) NHS
1 3 (11.54%) Open Source
1 3 (11.54%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (11.54%) User Experience
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) BDD
3 14 (53.85%) TDD
4 13 (50.00%) MVC
5 9 (34.62%) Scrum
6 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
7 7 (26.92%) MVVM
8 6 (23.08%) OO
9 5 (19.23%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
10 4 (15.38%) Agile Testing
11 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
11 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
11 3 (11.54%) Load Testing
12 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
12 2 (7.69%) System Testing
12 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
12 2 (7.69%) CRM
13 1 (3.85%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) C#
2 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) MCAD
1 2 (7.69%) MCSD
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.69%) MCTS
1 2 (7.69%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Red Gate
3 2 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) SAP