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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 404 402 379
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -23
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 15 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.063% 0.068% 0.067%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.54% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 10
Average daily rate
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£485 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.23% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £407
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate - £263 £363
% change year-on-year
- -27.58%
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 London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3527 3135 2774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.76% 12.55% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2709 2310 1937
Average daily rate £425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 14
Average hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 £43.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +4.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £17.10 £29.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £73.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -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
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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 +5 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 21 November 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 28 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 25 (78.13%) C#
3 23 (71.88%) .NET
3 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (68.75%) SQL Server
5 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 18 (56.25%) ASP.NET
6 18 (56.25%) TDD
6 18 (56.25%) BDD
7 17 (53.13%) .NET Framework
7 17 (53.13%) WCF
7 17 (53.13%) SpecFlow
8 16 (50.00%) MVC
9 15 (46.88%) CSS
10 14 (43.75%) Ajax
10 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (43.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 13 (40.63%) MSTest
12 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (34.38%) Scrum
13 10 (31.25%) jQuery
13 10 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (28.13%) QA
14 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
14 9 (28.13%) MVVM
14 9 (28.13%) Rhino Mocks
15 8 (25.00%) HTML
15 8 (25.00%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.13%) Drupal
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 14 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (87.50%) Visual Studio
2 17 (53.13%) SpecFlow
3 13 (40.63%) MSTest
4 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (28.13%) Rhino Mocks
6 8 (25.00%) Selenium
6 8 (25.00%) NSubstitute
7 5 (15.63%) TeamCity
7 5 (15.63%) NUnit
8 3 (9.38%) CruiseControl
8 3 (9.38%) Maven
8 3 (9.38%) Ant
8 3 (9.38%) JUnit
8 3 (9.38%) TestNG
8 3 (9.38%) Hudson
8 3 (9.38%) MSBuild
8 3 (9.38%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
10 1 (3.13%) JMeter
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Front Office
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) C# Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Front Office Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Performance Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (6.25%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (71.88%) .NET
2 18 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 17 (53.13%) .NET Framework
3 17 (53.13%) WCF
4 15 (46.88%) CSS
5 14 (43.75%) Ajax
5 14 (43.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (31.25%) jQuery
7 8 (25.00%) HTML
8 7 (21.88%) Web Services
9 5 (15.63%) WPF
9 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (9.38%) Castle Windsor
10 3 (9.38%) Ninject
10 3 (9.38%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (9.38%) Silverlight
11 2 (6.25%) WF
11 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Open Source
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) User Experience
2 3 (9.38%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (9.38%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) Tandem
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) TDD
2 18 (56.25%) BDD
3 16 (50.00%) MVC
4 11 (34.38%) Scrum
5 9 (28.13%) MVVM
5 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
6 7 (21.88%) OO
7 6 (18.75%) Business Analysis
7 6 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
11 2 (6.25%) CRM
11 2 (6.25%) Manual Testing
11 2 (6.25%) System Testing
11 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) C#
2 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (18.75%) SQL
4 5 (15.63%) Java
5 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) MCAD
1 2 (6.25%) MCSD
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.25%) MCTS
1 2 (6.25%) MCPD
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Red Gate
3 2 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) SAP