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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 581 559 529
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -30
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 26 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.037% 0.068%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.31% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 19
Average daily rate
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£485 £316 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.35% -27.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate - £263 £363
% change year-on-year
- -27.58%
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
7358 6049 5922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.90% 11.64% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5013 3916 3495
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 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 145 221
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £17.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -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
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 21 November 2014.

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 27 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 21 November 2014. 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 -17 24 £485 +53.35% 6
London -2 15 £485 +49.23% 1
Birmingham - 5 - - 1
West Midlands - 5 - - 2
City of London +5 2 £485 +61.66% 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 41 (82.00%) Visual Studio
2 38 (76.00%) .NET
3 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 31 (62.00%) ASP.NET
6 30 (60.00%) WCF
7 29 (58.00%) .NET Framework
8 27 (54.00%) CSS
9 26 (52.00%) C#
10 23 (46.00%) SQL Server
11 21 (42.00%) JavaScript
12 20 (40.00%) HTML
13 19 (38.00%) TDD
14 18 (36.00%) BDD
15 17 (34.00%) SpecFlow
15 17 (34.00%) IIS
15 17 (34.00%) MVC
16 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (28.00%) MSTest
17 14 (28.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 14 (28.00%) CRM
17 14 (28.00%) Ajax
17 14 (28.00%) Dynamics CRM
17 14 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (26.00%) SharePoint
19 12 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
20 11 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
20 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
20 11 (22.00%) jQuery
20 11 (22.00%) Scrum

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 17 (34.00%) IIS
2 13 (26.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.00%) Drupal
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Project
2 3 (6.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (28.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (82.00%) Visual Studio
2 17 (34.00%) SpecFlow
3 14 (28.00%) MSTest
4 11 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (18.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 8 (16.00%) Selenium
6 8 (16.00%) NSubstitute
7 5 (10.00%) TeamCity
7 5 (10.00%) NUnit
8 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
9 3 (6.00%) CruiseControl
9 3 (6.00%) Maven
9 3 (6.00%) Ant
9 3 (6.00%) JUnit
9 3 (6.00%) TestNG
9 3 (6.00%) Hudson
9 3 (6.00%) MSBuild
9 3 (6.00%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Front Office
3 2 (4.00%) Dutch Language
3 2 (4.00%) French Language
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) CRM Developer
3 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 11 (22.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 9 (18.00%) C# Developer
6 7 (14.00%) Analyst
7 6 (12.00%) Test Analyst
7 6 (12.00%) .NET Developer
8 4 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Tester
9 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
9 3 (6.00%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Performance Tester
9 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) QA Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) QA Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) SAP Manager
9 3 (6.00%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (76.00%) .NET
2 31 (62.00%) ASP.NET
3 30 (60.00%) WCF
4 29 (58.00%) .NET Framework
5 27 (54.00%) CSS
6 20 (40.00%) HTML
7 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (28.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 14 (28.00%) Ajax
9 11 (22.00%) jQuery
10 10 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (14.00%) WPF
11 7 (14.00%) Web Services
12 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 3 (6.00%) Castle Windsor
13 3 (6.00%) Ninject
13 3 (6.00%) Unity DI Container
13 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (6.00%) ADO.NET
13 3 (6.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Open Source
3 3 (6.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (6.00%) NHS
3 3 (6.00%) User Experience
4 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Tandem
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) TDD
3 18 (36.00%) BDD
4 17 (34.00%) MVC
5 14 (28.00%) CRM
6 11 (22.00%) Scrum
6 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
7 9 (18.00%) MVVM
8 7 (14.00%) OO
9 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
9 6 (12.00%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (10.00%) Agile Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Test Strategy
11 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
11 4 (8.00%) Performance Testing
11 4 (8.00%) UML
12 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
12 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (6.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) C#
2 21 (42.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.00%) VBA
7 1 (2.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) MCAD
1 2 (4.00%) MCSD
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.00%) MCTS
1 2 (4.00%) MCPD
2 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
2 3 (6.00%) Red Gate
3 2 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle