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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 585 552 554
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +2
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 28 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.048% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.38% 0.40% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 18
Average daily rate
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£485 £329 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.52% -15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £543 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £438 £383
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +14.37%
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
7439 6195 6084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.75% 11.81% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5001 4023 3446
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 146 234
Average hourly rate £38.50 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 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 19 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 24 October 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 -25 27 £485 +47.52% 3
London -7 15 £485 +49.23% 1
West Midlands - 7 £375 -
City of London +15 2 £485 +61.66%
East Midlands - - - - 1
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 43 (81.13%) .NET
1 43 (81.13%) Visual Studio
2 39 (73.58%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (71.70%) Microsoft
4 36 (67.92%) ASP.NET
5 33 (62.26%) .NET Framework
6 32 (60.38%) WCF
6 32 (60.38%) C#
7 30 (56.60%) CSS
8 26 (49.06%) SQL Server
9 23 (43.40%) JavaScript
9 23 (43.40%) TDD
10 20 (37.74%) HTML
10 20 (37.74%) MVC
11 19 (35.85%) BDD
12 18 (33.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (33.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 17 (32.08%) MSTest
13 17 (32.08%) SpecFlow
13 17 (32.08%) IIS
13 17 (32.08%) Ajax
13 17 (32.08%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (30.19%) Dynamics CRM
14 16 (30.19%) CRM
15 15 (28.30%) SharePoint
16 14 (26.42%) jQuery
17 13 (24.53%) RabbitMQ
18 12 (22.64%) Rhino Mocks
18 12 (22.64%) SharePoint 2013
18 12 (22.64%) Scrum

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (32.08%) IIS
2 15 (28.30%) SharePoint
3 12 (22.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.89%) Drupal
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
3 1 (1.89%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (49.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (32.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (81.13%) Visual Studio
2 17 (32.08%) MSTest
2 17 (32.08%) SpecFlow
3 12 (22.64%) Rhino Mocks
4 11 (20.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (15.09%) NSubstitute
6 7 (13.21%) Selenium
7 5 (9.43%) NUnit
7 5 (9.43%) TeamCity
8 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 3 (5.66%) TestNG
9 3 (5.66%) Hudson
9 3 (5.66%) CruiseControl
9 3 (5.66%) Maven
9 3 (5.66%) Ant
9 3 (5.66%) JUnit
9 3 (5.66%) MSBuild
9 3 (5.66%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
11 1 (1.89%) JMeter
General
1 8 (15.09%) Front Office
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Dutch Language
3 2 (3.77%) French Language
4 1 (1.89%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (66.04%) Developer
2 14 (26.42%) CRM Developer
3 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Developer
4 11 (20.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 11 (20.75%) C# Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Test Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) .NET Developer
7 5 (9.43%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Tester
9 3 (5.66%) Performance Tester
9 3 (5.66%) Front Office Developer
9 3 (5.66%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) QA Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) WPF Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Technical Leader
10 2 (3.77%) Manual Test Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (81.13%) .NET
2 36 (67.92%) ASP.NET
3 33 (62.26%) .NET Framework
4 32 (60.38%) WCF
5 30 (56.60%) CSS
6 20 (37.74%) HTML
7 18 (33.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (33.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 17 (32.08%) Ajax
9 14 (26.42%) jQuery
10 13 (24.53%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (20.75%) WPF
12 7 (13.21%) Web Services
13 6 (11.32%) Silverlight
14 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 4 (7.55%) NEsper
15 4 (7.55%) StructureMap
16 3 (5.66%) Castle Windsor
16 3 (5.66%) Ninject
16 3 (5.66%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Open Source
3 3 (5.66%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (5.66%) NHS
3 3 (5.66%) User Experience
4 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Tandem
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (73.58%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) TDD
3 20 (37.74%) MVC
4 19 (35.85%) BDD
5 16 (30.19%) CRM
6 12 (22.64%) Scrum
7 9 (16.98%) Business Analysis
7 9 (16.98%) MVVM
8 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
9 7 (13.21%) OO
10 6 (11.32%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (9.43%) Agile Testing
12 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
12 4 (7.55%) Analytics
12 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
12 4 (7.55%) UML
13 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
13 3 (5.66%) Load Testing
13 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (60.38%) C#
2 23 (43.40%) JavaScript
3 8 (15.09%) SQL
4 4 (7.55%) Java
5 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.89%) VBA
7 1 (1.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) MCAD
1 2 (3.77%) MCSD
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.77%) MCTS
1 2 (3.77%) MCPD
2 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) QA
Vendors
1 38 (71.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) Red Gate
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) SAP
4 1 (1.89%) HP