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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 3 months to 21 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 575 551 557
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 24 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.042% 0.066%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% 0.36% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 27
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +25.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £343 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £420 £300
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7227 6149 6318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.84% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4623 3924 3618
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 129 217
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 August 2014.

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 18 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 21 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 24 £375 -10.71% 7
London +21 17 £490 - 3
City of London - 5 £426 -
West Midlands -14 2 £375 -6.83%
South East -9 1 £300 -31.42% 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
East of England - - - -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (77.78%) C#
1 28 (77.78%) Visual Studio
2 27 (75.00%) .NET
3 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET
5 22 (61.11%) SQL Server
6 20 (55.56%) .NET Framework
7 19 (52.78%) CSS
7 19 (52.78%) WCF
8 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
8 16 (44.44%) TDD
9 15 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (38.89%) MVC
10 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (38.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 13 (36.11%) HTML
11 13 (36.11%) jQuery
11 13 (36.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (33.33%) Ajax
12 12 (33.33%) MSTest
13 10 (27.78%) Rhino Mocks
13 10 (27.78%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (25.00%) SQL
14 9 (25.00%) Business Analysis
14 9 (25.00%) BDD
14 9 (25.00%) SpecFlow
15 8 (22.22%) IIS
15 8 (22.22%) Windows
15 8 (22.22%) CRM
15 8 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (22.22%) IIS
2 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (77.78%) Visual Studio
2 12 (33.33%) MSTest
3 10 (27.78%) Rhino Mocks
4 9 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 5 (13.89%) NSubstitute
6 5 (13.89%) NUnit
7 3 (8.33%) Hudson
8 2 (5.56%) Maven
8 2 (5.56%) Selenium
8 2 (5.56%) TestNG
8 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
8 2 (5.56%) Ant
8 2 (5.56%) JUnit
8 2 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.78%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.78%) Subversion
9 1 (2.78%) Toad
General
1 5 (13.89%) Front Office
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Dutch Language
3 2 (5.56%) French Language
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) C# Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) CRM Developer
4 5 (13.89%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) WPF Developer
8 1 (2.78%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (75.00%) .NET
2 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET
3 20 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 19 (52.78%) WCF
4 19 (52.78%) CSS
5 14 (38.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 13 (36.11%) jQuery
6 13 (36.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (36.11%) HTML
7 12 (33.33%) Ajax
8 10 (27.78%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (22.22%) WPF
10 7 (19.44%) Silverlight
11 5 (13.89%) NEsper
11 5 (13.89%) StructureMap
11 5 (13.89%) Web Services
12 3 (8.33%) XML
12 3 (8.33%) ADO.NET
12 3 (8.33%) WF
12 3 (8.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) NHS
2 2 (5.56%) Open Source
2 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) CESG
3 1 (2.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) TDD
2 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) MVC
3 9 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 9 (25.00%) BDD
4 8 (22.22%) CRM
5 7 (19.44%) Scrum
6 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.89%) OO
7 5 (13.89%) MVVM
7 5 (13.89%) Analytics
8 4 (11.11%) UML
8 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.11%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (8.33%) Load Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.56%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) C#
2 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 9 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.33%) MCAD
1 3 (8.33%) MCPD
2 2 (5.56%) MCSD
2 2 (5.56%) MCTS
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Red Gate
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