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 20 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
UK
Rank 528 614 599
Rank change year-on-year
+86 -15
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 69 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 0.11% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 7 1
Median daily rate £450 £475 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +111.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - -
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
7381 7593 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.49% 14.95% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4919 5065 4709
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 203 125
Median hourly rate £41.25 £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +12.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £24.23 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.95 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +10.67%

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 20 January 2017.

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 26 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 20 January 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
England +87 65 £450 -5.26% 6
London +29 25 £488 +2.63% 3
West Midlands - 23 £400 -
Birmingham - 21 £400 -
City of London +3 7 £425 -5.55% 1
North West - 6 £431 -
South East - 6 £388 -
Manchester - 5 £438 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £500 -
Scotland - 3 £500 -
Crawley - 2 £425 -
Bury - 2 £431 -
Bolton - 2 £469 -
West Sussex - 2 £425 -
South West +11 1 £475 - 2
East of England - 1 £500 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £500 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £475 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £475 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Ipswich - 1 £500 -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 115 (77.70%) Microsoft
2 105 (70.95%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (60.14%) .NET
4 73 (49.32%) Visual Studio
5 55 (37.16%) HTML
6 52 (35.14%) CRM
6 52 (35.14%) .NET Framework
7 51 (34.46%) Dynamics CRM
7 51 (34.46%) CSS
8 46 (31.08%) C#
8 46 (31.08%) Scrum
9 45 (30.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 42 (28.38%) WCF
10 42 (28.38%) JavaScript
11 40 (27.03%) ASP.NET Web API
12 38 (25.68%) Microsoft Azure
13 34 (22.97%) ASP.NET
14 33 (22.30%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (20.95%) MVC
16 30 (20.27%) SQL Server
16 30 (20.27%) DevOps
17 26 (17.57%) TDD
18 25 (16.89%) Kanban
19 24 (16.22%) PaaS
20 22 (14.86%) Windows
20 22 (14.86%) MS Excel
20 22 (14.86%) ASP.NET MVC
20 22 (14.86%) BDD
20 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
21 21 (14.19%) Waterfall

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 6 (4.05%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.38%) NServiceBus
2 5 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.70%) IIS
4 3 (2.03%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (14.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.35%) MS Office
2 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Mingle
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 51 (34.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.35%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (16.22%) PaaS
3 17 (11.49%) IaaS
4 16 (10.81%) SaaS
5 4 (2.70%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) Firewall
1 1 (0.68%) HTTP
1 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 73 (49.32%) Visual Studio
2 45 (30.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (12.84%) Git (software)
4 17 (11.49%) JIRA
5 14 (9.46%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.73%) MSBuild
7 5 (3.38%) TeamCity
7 5 (3.38%) VersionOne
8 4 (2.70%) Selenium
8 4 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.03%) CruiseControl
9 3 (2.03%) Gradle
9 3 (2.03%) NUnit
9 3 (2.03%) Subversion
10 2 (1.35%) Ant
10 2 (1.35%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.35%) Maven
10 2 (1.35%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.68%) CMake
11 1 (0.68%) NuGet
General
1 19 (12.84%) Finance
2 8 (5.41%) Retail
3 6 (4.05%) Banking
4 5 (3.38%) Front Office
5 2 (1.35%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (48.65%) Developer
2 39 (26.35%) CRM Developer
3 34 (22.97%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Developer
5 23 (15.54%) .NET Developer
6 15 (10.14%) C# Developer
7 12 (8.11%) Release Manager
8 11 (7.43%) Azure DevOps
8 11 (7.43%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (6.08%) Lead DevOps
10 8 (5.41%) Tester
11 7 (4.73%) Analyst
11 7 (4.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (4.73%) Test Analyst
12 6 (4.05%) Architect
12 6 (4.05%) Consultant
12 6 (4.05%) DevOps Consultant
12 6 (4.05%) Scrum Master
12 6 (4.05%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (60.14%) .NET
2 55 (37.16%) HTML
3 52 (35.14%) .NET Framework
4 51 (34.46%) CSS
5 42 (28.38%) WCF
6 40 (27.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 34 (22.97%) ASP.NET
8 22 (14.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (10.81%) Entity Framework
10 13 (8.78%) HTML5
11 12 (8.11%) Dapper ORM
11 12 (8.11%) LESS
11 12 (8.11%) Sass
12 9 (6.08%) WPF
13 7 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 6 (4.05%) jQuery
15 5 (3.38%) Web Services
16 3 (2.03%) WF
16 3 (2.03%) WinForms
17 2 (1.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
1 5 (3.38%) Equities
1 5 (3.38%) Fixed Income
1 5 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (3.38%) Psychology
2 3 (2.03%) Clustering
2 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.35%) Fintech
3 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.35%) Reinsurance
3 2 (1.35%) Virtual Team
3 2 (1.35%) Wiki
4 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.68%) iPad
4 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.86%) Windows
2 13 (8.78%) Linux
3 8 (5.41%) Unix
4 6 (4.05%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (70.95%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (35.14%) CRM
3 46 (31.08%) Scrum
4 33 (22.30%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (20.95%) MVC
6 30 (20.27%) DevOps
7 26 (17.57%) TDD
8 25 (16.89%) Kanban
9 22 (14.86%) BDD
10 21 (14.19%) Waterfall
11 20 (13.51%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (13.51%) Continuous Deployment
12 16 (10.81%) SOLID
13 14 (9.46%) Release Management
14 13 (8.78%) CQRS
15 12 (8.11%) Coaching
15 12 (8.11%) Domain-Driven Design
16 11 (7.43%) Cross-Browser Testing
17 9 (6.08%) Migration
17 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.08%) C#
2 42 (28.38%) JavaScript
3 20 (13.51%) PowerShell
4 19 (12.84%) SQL
5 9 (6.08%) Java
6 5 (3.38%) C++
6 5 (3.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.35%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.46%) Degree
4 11 (7.43%) DV Cleared
5 9 (6.08%) ISEB
5 9 (6.08%) ISTQB
6 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.03%) CCNA
7 3 (2.03%) CCNP
7 3 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.03%) MCDBA
7 3 (2.03%) MCDST
7 3 (2.03%) MCITP
7 3 (2.03%) MCSA
7 3 (2.03%) MCSE
7 3 (2.03%) MCTS
8 2 (1.35%) MCSD
9 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (7.43%) Docker
2 6 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.05%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 115 (77.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.05%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (2.70%) Guidewire
4 3 (2.03%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.35%) CA
5 2 (1.35%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.68%) Brocade
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix
6 1 (0.68%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.68%) HP
6 1 (0.68%) Juniper
6 1 (0.68%) SAP