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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 604 577 533
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -44
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 9 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.028% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.12% 0.22% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£358 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.68% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £480 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £300 £394
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -23.85%
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
7392 6751 5555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.24% 12.76% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4881 4278 3448
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 150 151
Average hourly rate £37.74 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.71 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 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 3 July 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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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 -37 9 £358 -10.68%
North West - 3 - -
London -21 2 £384 -23.32%
West Yorkshire - 2 £328 -
Yorkshire - 2 £328 -
Leeds - 2 £328 -
City of London -8 1 £380 -
Midlands - 1 - -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 13 (59.09%) .NET
2 11 (50.00%) C#
3 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio
3 10 (45.45%) .NET Framework
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
5 7 (31.82%) WCF
5 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
6 6 (27.27%) CSS
6 6 (27.27%) HTML
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) TDD
7 5 (22.73%) WinForms
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (22.73%) IIS
7 5 (22.73%) MS Office
7 5 (22.73%) CRM
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 5 (22.73%) WPF
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (22.73%) BDD
7 5 (22.73%) Entity Framework
7 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 4 (18.18%) Relational Database

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (22.73%) IIS
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 4 (18.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) HP UFT
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (9.09%) MSTest
4 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.55%) NUnit
5 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Dutch Language
2 1 (4.55%) French Language
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Tester
2 6 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Developer
3 5 (22.73%) CRM Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Application Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) .NET
2 10 (45.45%) .NET Framework
3 7 (31.82%) WCF
3 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
4 6 (27.27%) CSS
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 5 (22.73%) WinForms
5 5 (22.73%) WPF
5 5 (22.73%) Entity Framework
6 4 (18.18%) WF
6 4 (18.18%) LINQ
7 3 (13.64%) Web Services
8 1 (4.55%) XML
8 1 (4.55%) XSLT
8 1 (4.55%) XHTML
8 1 (4.55%) NHibernate
8 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.55%) Castle Windsor
8 1 (4.55%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 2 (9.09%) NHS
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Tandem
2 1 (4.55%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Unit Testing
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 5 (22.73%) CRM
4 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 4 (18.18%) Workflow
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) SOA
6 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 2 (9.09%) MVC
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Load Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.55%) Domain-Driven Design
8 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.55%) Red Gate