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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 580 586 552
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -34
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 13 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.023% 0.025%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £256 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £370 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate - £288 £338
% change year-on-year
- -14.87%
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
7264 6877 5491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.00% 12.20% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 4378 3472
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 122 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 2015.

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 13 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 17 April 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 -4 13 £320 +11.30% 3
London +12 12 £320 -1.23% 1
City of London +22 2 £424 -
Osterley - 1 £320 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) .NET
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 7 (38.89%) WCF
5 6 (33.33%) WPF
5 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
6 5 (27.78%) SOA
6 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
7 4 (22.22%) BDD
7 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 4 (22.22%) WF
7 4 (22.22%) LINQ
7 4 (22.22%) Selenium
7 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
7 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
7 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
7 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (22.22%) Web Services
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) Workflow
7 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 4 (22.22%) RDBMS
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 4 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
1 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.11%) NUnit
4 1 (5.56%) MSTest
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Tester
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) C# Developer
3 3 (16.67%) SAP Manager
3 3 (16.67%) SAP Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) WPF Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) WCF
3 6 (33.33%) WPF
4 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 5 (27.78%) Entity Framework
5 4 (22.22%) WinForms
5 4 (22.22%) WF
5 4 (22.22%) LINQ
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 2 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.56%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (5.56%) Ninject
7 1 (5.56%) CSS
7 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET
7 1 (5.56%) XSLT
7 1 (5.56%) XHTML
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.11%) NHS
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Tandem
2 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) SOA
4 4 (22.22%) Workflow
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Load Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) OOD
6 2 (11.11%) System Testing
7 1 (5.56%) ATDD
7 1 (5.56%) Build Automation
7 1 (5.56%) User Stories
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) VBA
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.56%) Red Gate
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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