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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 573 530 508
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -22
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 5 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.055% 0.060%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.073% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 16
Average daily rate
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£225 £550 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.09% +57.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £388 £327
% change year-on-year
- +18.68%
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
6844 5801 5277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.49% 11.91% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3690 3277
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 137 204
Average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
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 29 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 23 January 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 -45 4 £225 -59.09% 5
London -13 2 £225 -59.09% 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 30 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (78.79%) .NET
2 26 (78.79%) Visual Studio
3 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
4 22 (66.67%) ASP.NET
5 21 (63.64%) WCF
6 20 (60.61%) .NET Framework
7 18 (54.55%) CSS
8 14 (42.42%) JavaScript
9 13 (39.39%) HTML
9 13 (39.39%) IIS
9 13 (39.39%) SharePoint
10 12 (36.36%) C#
10 12 (36.36%) CRM
10 12 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
10 12 (36.36%) BDD
10 12 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (33.33%) SpecFlow
11 11 (33.33%) TDD
12 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
13 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
14 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (24.24%) Ajax
14 8 (24.24%) MVC
15 7 (21.21%) Scrum
15 7 (21.21%) Selenium
15 7 (21.21%) MSTest
15 7 (21.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (39.39%) IIS
1 13 (39.39%) SharePoint
2 12 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.03%) Drupal
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Project
3 1 (3.03%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) MS Access
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (78.79%) Visual Studio
2 11 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (21.21%) MSTest
4 7 (21.21%) Selenium
5 4 (12.12%) NUnit
5 4 (12.12%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
5 4 (12.12%) NSubstitute
6 3 (9.09%) MSBuild
6 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
6 3 (9.09%) CruiseControl
7 2 (6.06%) Maven
7 2 (6.06%) TestNG
7 2 (6.06%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (6.06%) Ant
7 2 (6.06%) JUnit
7 2 (6.06%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (6.06%) Hudson
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
1 4 (12.12%) Front Office
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) CRM Developer
3 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Developer
4 9 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (12.12%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Front Office Developer
6 3 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) QA Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) SAP Manager
6 3 (9.09%) SAP Test Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (78.79%) .NET
2 22 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 21 (63.64%) WCF
4 20 (60.61%) .NET Framework
5 18 (54.55%) CSS
6 13 (39.39%) HTML
7 8 (24.24%) Ajax
7 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (21.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (15.15%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (15.15%) jQuery
9 5 (15.15%) WPF
10 4 (12.12%) Web Services
10 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
12 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (6.06%) Castle Windsor
12 2 (6.06%) Ninject
12 2 (6.06%) ADO.NET
13 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Open Source
3 2 (6.06%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) CRM
2 12 (36.36%) BDD
3 11 (33.33%) TDD
4 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 8 (24.24%) MVC
6 7 (21.21%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) MVVM
8 4 (12.12%) Agile Testing
8 4 (12.12%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (12.12%) OO
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.09%) Test Management
9 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (6.06%) Manual Testing
10 2 (6.06%) System Testing
10 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
10 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
10 2 (6.06%) SOA
11 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) JavaScript
2 12 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (6.06%) VBA
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) HP
3 2 (6.06%) Red Gate