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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 617 613 558
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -55
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 7 3 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.006% 0.057%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.091% 0.043% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 9
Average daily rate £488 £510 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £510 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £388
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
7651 7001 5948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.86% 13.55% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4702 3757
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 127 129
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -

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 9 February 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 8 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 7 £488 -4.41%
London +9 5 £500 -1.96%
City of London +42 1 £450 -11.76%
West Midlands -12 1 £325 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £325 -
South West - 1 - -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (64.29%) C#
1 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) CSS
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) Selenium
7 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
7 3 (21.43%) QA
7 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
7 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 3 (21.43%) HTML
7 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
7 3 (21.43%) BDD
7 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
7 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
7 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Ajax

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (57.14%) Visual Studio
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
5 2 (14.29%) MSTest
5 2 (14.29%) NSubstitute
5 2 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
6 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
6 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
6 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
6 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Integration Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Lead Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Integration Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Ajax
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 2 (14.29%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (14.29%) WCF
5 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 1 (7.14%) MDX
5 1 (7.14%) Ninject
5 1 (7.14%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) Black-Box Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Kanban
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) MCDBA
2 1 (7.14%) MCDST
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) MCTS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Telerik