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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 581 536 527
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -9
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 11 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.066% 0.070%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.57% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 18
Average daily rate
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£485 £369 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.52% -10.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £345
% change year-on-year
- -5.79%
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
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 December 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 29 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 December 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 -51 9 £485 +31.52% 3
London -4 8 £485 +7.77% 2
City of London +5 2 £485 +61.66% 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (83.72%) Visual Studio
2 34 (79.07%) .NET
3 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
5 28 (65.12%) ASP.NET
6 27 (62.79%) WCF
7 25 (58.14%) .NET Framework
8 23 (53.49%) CSS
9 21 (48.84%) C#
9 21 (48.84%) JavaScript
10 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
11 19 (44.19%) HTML
12 16 (37.21%) IIS
13 15 (34.88%) TDD
13 15 (34.88%) BDD
14 14 (32.56%) SpecFlow
14 14 (32.56%) Dynamics CRM
14 14 (32.56%) CRM
14 14 (32.56%) MVC
15 13 (30.23%) SharePoint
16 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
16 12 (27.91%) SharePoint 2013
17 11 (25.58%) MSTest
17 11 (25.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
18 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
18 10 (23.26%) Ajax
19 9 (20.93%) Scrum
20 8 (18.60%) Web Services

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (37.21%) IIS
2 13 (30.23%) SharePoint
3 12 (27.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.33%) Drupal
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Project
3 2 (4.65%) MS Office
4 1 (2.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) MS Access
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (83.72%) Visual Studio
2 14 (32.56%) SpecFlow
3 11 (25.58%) MSTest
4 10 (23.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (16.28%) Selenium
6 6 (13.95%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (13.95%) NSubstitute
7 5 (11.63%) NUnit
8 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
9 3 (6.98%) CruiseControl
9 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
9 3 (6.98%) MSBuild
10 2 (4.65%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (4.65%) Maven
10 2 (4.65%) Ant
10 2 (4.65%) JUnit
10 2 (4.65%) TestNG
10 2 (4.65%) Hudson
11 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Front Office
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) CRM Developer
3 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Developer
4 11 (25.58%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 6 (13.95%) C# Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Tester
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) QA Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
8 3 (6.98%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Tester
8 3 (6.98%) SAP Manager
8 3 (6.98%) SAP Test Manager
9 2 (4.65%) Manual Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (79.07%) .NET
2 28 (65.12%) ASP.NET
3 27 (62.79%) WCF
4 25 (58.14%) .NET Framework
5 23 (53.49%) CSS
6 19 (44.19%) HTML
7 12 (27.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (25.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 10 (23.26%) Ajax
10 8 (18.60%) Web Services
10 8 (18.60%) jQuery
11 7 (16.28%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (13.95%) WPF
13 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 4 (9.30%) Unity DI Container
15 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3 (6.98%) Castle Windsor
15 3 (6.98%) Ninject
15 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 3 (6.98%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) NHS
2 3 (6.98%) Open Source
2 3 (6.98%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) TDD
2 15 (34.88%) BDD
3 14 (32.56%) CRM
3 14 (32.56%) MVC
4 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
5 9 (20.93%) Scrum
6 7 (16.28%) MVVM
7 6 (13.95%) OO
8 5 (11.63%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (9.30%) Business Analysis
9 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.30%) Agile Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Load Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Test Management
10 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.98%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) JavaScript
1 21 (48.84%) C#
2 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) VBA
4 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) MCAD
1 2 (4.65%) MCSD
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.65%) MCTS
1 2 (4.65%) MCPD
2 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) SAP
2 3 (6.98%) Red Gate
3 2 (4.65%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle