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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 555 548 555
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 25 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.041% 0.055%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.36% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 21
Average daily rate
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£363 £355 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £305 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £415 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £305
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +16.39%
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
6877 5878 6055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.53% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4412 3685 3568
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 142 215
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+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
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 23 July 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 12 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 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 25 £363 +2.11% 9
London +17 19 £426 - 4
City of London +32 5 £426 - 1
South East -9 3 £300 -15.78% 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Brighton - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
East of England - - - -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 30 (78.95%) C#
2 28 (73.68%) .NET
2 28 (73.68%) Visual Studio
3 25 (65.79%) SQL Server
3 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
4 23 (60.53%) ASP.NET
5 20 (52.63%) TDD
6 17 (44.74%) .NET Framework
7 16 (42.11%) jQuery
7 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
8 15 (39.47%) WCF
9 14 (36.84%) CSS
9 14 (36.84%) MVC
9 14 (36.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (34.21%) HTML
10 13 (34.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (31.58%) SQL
11 12 (31.58%) SpecFlow
12 11 (28.95%) MSTest
12 11 (28.95%) Windows
13 10 (26.32%) Scrum
13 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (26.32%) Ajax
14 9 (23.68%) MS Office
14 9 (23.68%) Rhino Mocks
14 9 (23.68%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (21.05%) BDD
15 8 (21.05%) NUnit
15 8 (21.05%) Business Analysis

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (10.53%) IIS
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (65.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (34.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (73.68%) Visual Studio
2 12 (31.58%) SpecFlow
3 11 (28.95%) MSTest
4 9 (23.68%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (21.05%) NUnit
6 7 (18.42%) Hudson
6 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (13.16%) Subversion
7 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
8 4 (10.53%) NSubstitute
9 2 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (5.26%) Maven
9 2 (5.26%) Selenium
9 2 (5.26%) TestNG
9 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
9 2 (5.26%) Ant
9 2 (5.26%) JUnit
10 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (13.16%) Front Office
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Dutch Language
2 3 (7.89%) French Language
3 2 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 12 (31.58%) C# Developer
3 9 (23.68%) .NET Developer
4 8 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (18.42%) Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) Software Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
8 4 (10.53%) Programmer
8 4 (10.53%) Tester
8 4 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (10.53%) C# Programmer
8 4 (10.53%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (10.53%) Software Programmer
9 3 (7.89%) Functional Analyst
9 3 (7.89%) Performance Tester
10 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
10 2 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
10 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
10 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (73.68%) .NET
2 23 (60.53%) ASP.NET
3 17 (44.74%) .NET Framework
4 16 (42.11%) jQuery
5 15 (39.47%) WCF
6 14 (36.84%) CSS
6 14 (36.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (34.21%) HTML
8 10 (26.32%) Ajax
9 9 (23.68%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (18.42%) WPF
10 7 (18.42%) XML
10 7 (18.42%) LINQ
11 6 (15.79%) WinForms
11 6 (15.79%) Silverlight
12 5 (13.16%) NEsper
12 5 (13.16%) StructureMap
12 5 (13.16%) Web Services
13 2 (5.26%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) NHS
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Open Source
2 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) CESG
3 1 (2.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) TDD
2 14 (36.84%) MVC
3 10 (26.32%) Scrum
3 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.05%) Business Analysis
4 8 (21.05%) BDD
5 7 (18.42%) Test Scripting
5 7 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
6 5 (13.16%) CRM
6 5 (13.16%) Analytics
7 4 (10.53%) MVVM
7 4 (10.53%) UML
7 4 (10.53%) OO
8 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.89%) Load Testing
8 3 (7.89%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.26%) Agile Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) C#
2 16 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 12 (31.58%) SQL
4 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) MCAD
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.89%) MCPD
2 2 (5.26%) MCTS
2 2 (5.26%) MCSD
2 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
3 1 (2.63%) MCITP
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Red Gate
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