The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio Team System skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 1 August 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 South East 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 238 227 238
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 2 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.083% 0.050%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.77% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £356 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £305
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +16.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
990 911 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.79% 10.77% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 495 460
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 51
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
Visual Studio Team System
England

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Team System Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Visual Studio Team System
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Visual Studio Team System Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Visual Studio Team System
England

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) NUnit
4 3 (37.50%) Subversion
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) WinForms
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) LINQ
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Hudson
4 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (12.50%) XAML
6 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (12.50%) Linux

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (37.50%) NUnit
2 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Hudson
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) .NET Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
1 3 (37.50%) C# Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
1 3 (37.50%) C# Programmer
1 3 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
1 3 (37.50%) .NET Software Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Software Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) WinForms
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) LINQ
2 3 (37.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) WPF
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
1 3 (37.50%) Scrum
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) XAML
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft