The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 574 533 570
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +37
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 13 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.023% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.20% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 14
Average daily rate £288 £332 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.27% -16.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £268 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £359 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.87% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 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 21 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -85 13 £288 -13.27% 5
South East -7 7 £288 -
London -24 5 £324 +8.36% 4
East Sussex - 5 £300 -
Brighton - 5 £300 -
City of London -14 1 - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 36 (85.71%) C#
2 33 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 33 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 32 (76.19%) TDD
4 27 (64.29%) .NET
5 24 (57.14%) WCF
5 24 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (54.76%) Scrum
7 19 (45.24%) Visual Studio
7 19 (45.24%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (45.24%) WPF
8 16 (38.10%) Degree
8 16 (38.10%) Finance
9 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
9 15 (35.71%) Oracle
9 15 (35.71%) SQL
9 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (35.71%) Hedge funds
10 13 (30.95%) Analytics
10 13 (30.95%) jQuery
10 13 (30.95%) HTML
10 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
10 13 (30.95%) MS Office
10 13 (30.95%) OO
10 13 (30.95%) NUnit
10 13 (30.95%) Asset Management
11 12 (28.57%) XML
11 12 (28.57%) Windows
11 12 (28.57%) LINQ
11 12 (28.57%) SpecFlow

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (30.95%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (45.24%) Visual Studio
3 13 (30.95%) NUnit
4 12 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 12 (28.57%) Hudson
5 11 (26.19%) Jenkins
5 11 (26.19%) Subversion
6 1 (2.38%) Maven
6 1 (2.38%) Ant
6 1 (2.38%) JUnit
6 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (2.38%) MSTest
6 1 (2.38%) TestNG
6 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (2.38%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 16 (38.10%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Front Office
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (83.33%) Developer
2 27 (64.29%) C# Developer
3 19 (45.24%) .NET Developer
4 17 (40.48%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (28.57%) Software Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Software Programmer
6 7 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
6 7 (16.67%) C# Programmer
6 7 (16.67%) .NET Programmer
6 7 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 7 (16.67%) Programmer
7 3 (7.14%) Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) QA Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Functional Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Functional Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (64.29%) .NET
2 24 (57.14%) WCF
3 19 (45.24%) WPF
4 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 13 (30.95%) jQuery
5 13 (30.95%) HTML
6 12 (28.57%) XML
6 12 (28.57%) LINQ
7 11 (26.19%) WinForms
8 8 (19.05%) .NET Framework
9 3 (7.14%) CSS
9 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (4.76%) Ajax
10 2 (4.76%) Silverlight
11 1 (2.38%) XSL
11 1 (2.38%) Web Services
11 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET
11 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (2.38%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Hedge funds
2 4 (9.52%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) CESG
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) TDD
2 23 (54.76%) Scrum
3 19 (45.24%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (30.95%) Analytics
5 13 (30.95%) OO
5 13 (30.95%) Asset Management
6 9 (21.43%) Investment Management
6 9 (21.43%) Fund Management
7 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.14%) RUP
10 3 (7.14%) CRM
10 3 (7.14%) Multithreading
10 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
11 2 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 36 (85.71%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
3 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) ISEB
2 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MCP
4 1 (2.38%) MCAD
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) MCITP
4 1 (2.38%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 33 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (35.71%) Oracle