The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio Team System skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 550 643 618
Rank change year-on-year
+93 -25
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 71 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.016% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 5 6
Median daily rate £425 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £383 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £518
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 across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8242 8245 7365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 15.01% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 5562 5057
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 179 121
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £24.23 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the UK.

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the UK.

Visual Studio Team System Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 22 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +81 64 £425 -10.52% 7
London +33 26 £425 -10.52%
West Midlands - 24 £400 - 1
Birmingham - 16 £455 -
Coventry - 8 £378 -
Edinburgh - 7 £413 -
Scotland - 7 £413 -
East of England - 7 £500 - 1
City of London - 7 £425 -
Ipswich - 7 £500 -
Suffolk - 7 £500 -
Hampshire +20 2 £381 - 1
South East +18 2 £381 +17.30% 1
South West +9 1 - - 3
North West - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 - 1
Fleetwood - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £300 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £475 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 113 (78.47%) Microsoft
2 95 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (54.17%) .NET
4 71 (49.31%) Visual Studio
5 49 (34.03%) C#
6 44 (30.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (29.86%) HTML
7 43 (29.86%) Scrum
8 42 (29.17%) CRM
9 41 (28.47%) Dynamics CRM
10 40 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
11 39 (27.08%) .NET Framework
12 38 (26.39%) CSS
13 32 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (22.22%) DevOps
14 30 (20.83%) ASP.NET
14 30 (20.83%) JavaScript
15 29 (20.14%) SQL Server
15 29 (20.14%) WCF
16 27 (18.75%) MVC
17 26 (18.06%) BDD
18 25 (17.36%) Kanban
18 25 (17.36%) TDD
18 25 (17.36%) Windows
19 24 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
20 22 (15.28%) Continuous Delivery
20 22 (15.28%) SQL
20 22 (15.28%) PowerShell
20 22 (15.28%) Security Cleared
20 22 (15.28%) PaaS

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills 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 (3.47%) CMS
1 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.78%) IIS
3 3 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.08%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) Mingle
2 2 (1.39%) MS Office
2 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 41 (28.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Endur
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 40 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (15.28%) PaaS
3 16 (11.11%) SaaS
4 15 (10.42%) IaaS
5 4 (2.78%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) Firewall
1 1 (0.69%) HTTP
1 1 (0.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 71 (49.31%) Visual Studio
2 44 (30.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (11.81%) Git (software)
3 17 (11.81%) JIRA
4 15 (10.42%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.86%) MSBuild
6 5 (3.47%) Selenium
6 5 (3.47%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.47%) VersionOne
7 4 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.78%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.08%) CruiseControl
8 3 (2.08%) Subversion
9 2 (1.39%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.39%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.39%) MSTest
9 2 (1.39%) NSubstitute
9 2 (1.39%) NUnit
9 2 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (13.19%) Finance
2 7 (4.86%) Marketing
3 6 (4.17%) Retail
4 4 (2.78%) Banking
5 2 (1.39%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.39%) Front Office
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) French Language
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (45.14%) Developer
2 32 (22.22%) CRM Developer
3 25 (17.36%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Developer
5 20 (13.89%) .NET Developer
6 14 (9.72%) C# Developer
7 12 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (8.33%) Release Manager
8 10 (6.94%) Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) Azure DevOps
8 10 (6.94%) Consultant
8 10 (6.94%) Test Analyst
8 10 (6.94%) Tester
9 9 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
10 8 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.86%) DevOps Consultant
11 7 (4.86%) Lead DevOps
11 7 (4.86%) Scrum Master
12 5 (3.47%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (54.17%) .NET
2 43 (29.86%) HTML
3 39 (27.08%) .NET Framework
4 38 (26.39%) CSS
5 30 (20.83%) ASP.NET
6 29 (20.14%) WCF
7 24 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (10.42%) Entity Framework
10 13 (9.03%) HTML5
11 12 (8.33%) Dapper ORM
11 12 (8.33%) LESS
11 12 (8.33%) Sass
12 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (4.17%) jQuery
12 6 (4.17%) WPF
13 4 (2.78%) XML
14 3 (2.08%) Web Services
14 3 (2.08%) WF
14 3 (2.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.47%) Computer Science
1 5 (3.47%) Psychology
2 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.78%) Fixed Income
2 4 (2.78%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.08%) Clustering
4 2 (1.39%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.39%) Equities
4 2 (1.39%) Fintech
4 2 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.39%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.39%) Wiki
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) iPad
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.69%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.69%) Social Media
5 1 (0.69%) Spread Betting
5 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.36%) Windows
2 21 (14.58%) Linux
3 8 (5.56%) Unix
4 4 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.86%) Scrum
3 42 (29.17%) CRM
4 32 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (22.22%) DevOps
5 27 (18.75%) MVC
6 26 (18.06%) BDD
7 25 (17.36%) Kanban
7 25 (17.36%) TDD
8 22 (15.28%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (15.28%) Waterfall
9 20 (13.89%) Continuous Deployment
10 19 (13.19%) Migration
11 14 (9.72%) Coaching
12 13 (9.03%) CQRS
12 13 (9.03%) Open Source
13 12 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
13 12 (8.33%) Microservices
13 12 (8.33%) Release Management
13 12 (8.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 49 (34.03%) C#
2 30 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 22 (15.28%) PowerShell
3 22 (15.28%) SQL
4 9 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.78%) Java
7 3 (2.08%) Python
7 3 (2.08%) VBA
8 2 (1.39%) C++
8 2 (1.39%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.69%) C
9 1 (0.69%) Perl
9 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.64%) Degree
4 8 (5.56%) ISEB
4 8 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.17%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.08%) CCNA
6 3 (2.08%) CCNP
6 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.08%) MCDBA
6 3 (2.08%) MCDST
6 3 (2.08%) MCITP
6 3 (2.08%) MCSA
6 3 (2.08%) MCSE
6 3 (2.08%) MCTS
6 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (11.11%) Docker
2 10 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.47%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 113 (78.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.86%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (2.08%) HP
4 2 (1.39%) CA
4 2 (1.39%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.39%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.69%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.69%) Brocade
5 1 (0.69%) Citrix
5 1 (0.69%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.69%) Guidewire
5 1 (0.69%) Juniper
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle
5 1 (0.69%) SAP
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