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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 628 603 599
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -4
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 15 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.013% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.099% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Median daily rate £375 £320 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £328 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £328 £288
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +13.91%
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
8217 7051 6825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 13.01% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5651 4615 4417
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 129 155
Median hourly rate £42.13 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.85% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £21.99 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.27 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.69% -1.40%

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 31 May 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 11 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 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 11 £388 +21.09% 4
London +10 7 £425 +32.81%
Coventry - 2 £300 -
West Midlands - 2 £300 - 1
North East - 1 - -
South East - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £350 -
Banbury - 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 -
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 14 (63.64%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (36.36%) .NET
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) Scrum
6 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) CSS
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (18.18%) QA
8 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (13.64%) DevOps
9 3 (13.64%) Selenium
9 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
9 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 3 (13.64%) Umbraco
9 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
9 3 (13.64%) BDD
9 3 (13.64%) HTML5
9 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow

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 3 (13.64%) CMS
1 3 (13.64%) Umbraco
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Endur
1 1 (4.55%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) MySQL
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
3 3 (13.64%) TeamCity
4 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 2 (9.09%) FitNesse
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) MSTest
4 2 (9.09%) NSubstitute
4 2 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
5 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
5 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.55%) Protractor
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Tester
2 5 (22.73%) Automation Tester
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft BI Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) SAP FI Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SSRS Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Umbraco Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) HTML5
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) Ajax
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 2 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (9.09%) WCF
5 1 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (4.55%) Ninject
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) WF
5 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (13.64%) BDD
3 3 (13.64%) Build Automation
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps
3 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Code Coverage
4 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 2 (9.09%) QA Automation
4 2 (9.09%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C#
2 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
2 1 (4.55%) CCNP
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) MCDBA
2 1 (4.55%) MCDST
2 1 (4.55%) MCITP
2 1 (4.55%) MCSA
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) MCTS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
1 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Rally
3 1 (4.55%) OpenText
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
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