The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio Team System skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England / North West
Rank 125 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.97% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £431 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
458 601 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.45% 16.15% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 365 281
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.83 £35.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.80 £44.15 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.51%

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Team System Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Visual Studio Team System
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Visual Studio Team System Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 5 £438 -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (40.00%) WCF
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (40.00%) DevOps
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (40.00%) CRM
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) Gradle
5 2 (20.00%) Guidewire
5 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (20.00%) Maven
5 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) PaaS
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) IaaS
2 2 (20.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) Gradle
3 2 (20.00%) Ant
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (20.00%) Maven
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) NUnit
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) CRM Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Environment And Release Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Release Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) CRM
2 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) AppDynamics
2 2 (20.00%) Guidewire
2 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (10.00%) HP