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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 587 558 529
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -29
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 12 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.023% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
Average daily rate
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£323 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £258 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £380 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 £313
% change year-on-year
- -4.15%
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
6982 6366 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.26% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4469 4037 3301
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 110 142
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 2015.

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 20 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 27 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 12 £323 +7.50% 4
London +10 11 £323 -0.46% 3
City of London +17 2 £424 -
Osterley - 1 £320 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) .NET
3 9 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 8 (36.36%) WCF
4 8 (36.36%) BDD
4 8 (36.36%) TDD
5 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
5 7 (31.82%) Web Services
5 7 (31.82%) WPF
5 7 (31.82%) Selenium
6 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 6 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) Scrum
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
8 4 (18.18%) Unity DI Container
8 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
8 4 (18.18%) Windows
8 4 (18.18%) SOA
8 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (18.18%) NUnit
9 3 (13.64%) WinForms
9 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
9 3 (13.64%) Retail

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
2 7 (31.82%) Selenium
3 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
4 4 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (18.18%) NUnit
5 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
5 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
5 3 (13.64%) MSTest
6 2 (9.09%) MSBuild
6 2 (9.09%) CruiseControl
7 1 (4.55%) Maven
7 1 (4.55%) Ant
7 1 (4.55%) JUnit
7 1 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (4.55%) Hudson
7 1 (4.55%) TestNG
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Tester
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
2 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
3 3 (13.64%) SAP Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) SAP Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (36.36%) WCF
3 7 (31.82%) Web Services
3 7 (31.82%) WPF
4 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 6 (27.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (18.18%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 3 (13.64%) WinForms
6 3 (13.64%) Castle Windsor
6 3 (13.64%) Ninject
6 3 (13.64%) WF
6 3 (13.64%) LINQ
6 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (9.09%) Ajax
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (9.09%) XML
8 1 (4.55%) XHTML
8 1 (4.55%) XSLT
8 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (9.09%) Open Source
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) NHS
2 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Tandem
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
2 8 (36.36%) BDD
2 8 (36.36%) TDD
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) SOA
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Workflow
5 3 (13.64%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) System Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) OOD
7 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Red Gate
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore