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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 589 570 564
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 33 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.026% 0.049%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 0.22% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 17
Average daily rate
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£490 £363 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.17% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £420 £390
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
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
7287 6235 6449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.71% 11.79% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4798 4019 3625
Average daily rate £395 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 132 221
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.70%

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 15 September 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 16 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 15 September 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 +21 33 £490 +35.17% 7
London +20 19 £495 +72.26% 5
West Midlands -9 7 £375 +5.63% 1
City of London - 3 £426 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 41 (83.67%) Visual Studio
2 39 (79.59%) .NET
3 36 (73.47%) Microsoft
4 35 (71.43%) ASP.NET
5 33 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (65.31%) .NET Framework
6 32 (65.31%) C#
7 31 (63.27%) CSS
7 31 (63.27%) WCF
8 26 (53.06%) SQL Server
9 23 (46.94%) JavaScript
10 20 (40.82%) HTML
10 20 (40.82%) TDD
11 19 (38.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (38.78%) MVC
12 18 (36.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (32.65%) MSTest
14 16 (32.65%) IIS
14 16 (32.65%) CRM
14 16 (32.65%) jQuery
14 16 (32.65%) Ajax
14 16 (32.65%) Dynamics CRM
15 15 (30.61%) SharePoint
16 14 (28.57%) BDD
16 14 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
17 13 (26.53%) SpecFlow
17 13 (26.53%) Rhino Mocks
18 11 (22.45%) SharePoint 2013
19 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2012

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (32.65%) IIS
2 15 (30.61%) SharePoint
3 11 (22.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.04%) Drupal
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (32.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (53.06%) SQL Server
2 19 (38.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (83.67%) Visual Studio
2 16 (32.65%) MSTest
3 13 (26.53%) Rhino Mocks
3 13 (26.53%) SpecFlow
4 8 (16.33%) NSubstitute
5 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 4 (8.16%) NUnit
8 3 (6.12%) Ant
8 3 (6.12%) JUnit
8 3 (6.12%) Hudson
8 3 (6.12%) Maven
8 3 (6.12%) Selenium
8 3 (6.12%) TestNG
8 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.12%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.04%) MSBuild
9 1 (2.04%) CruiseControl
9 1 (2.04%) Toad
General
1 9 (18.37%) Front Office
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Dutch Language
3 2 (4.08%) French Language
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (69.39%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) CRM Developer
3 12 (24.49%) C# Developer
4 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Developer
5 10 (20.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 7 (14.29%) Analyst
7 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
8 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
8 5 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (6.12%) WPF Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Performance Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Front Office Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
10 2 (4.08%) Functional Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Performance Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Technical Leader
10 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (79.59%) .NET
2 35 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 32 (65.31%) .NET Framework
4 31 (63.27%) WCF
4 31 (63.27%) CSS
5 20 (40.82%) HTML
6 18 (36.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 17 (34.69%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (32.65%) jQuery
8 16 (32.65%) Ajax
9 14 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (18.37%) WPF
11 7 (14.29%) Silverlight
12 5 (10.20%) Web Services
12 5 (10.20%) StructureMap
12 5 (10.20%) NEsper
13 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 3 (6.12%) ADO.NET
14 3 (6.12%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) NHS
2 3 (6.12%) Open Source
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) CESG
4 1 (2.04%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (67.35%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.82%) TDD
3 19 (38.78%) MVC
4 16 (32.65%) CRM
5 14 (28.57%) BDD
6 10 (20.41%) Scrum
6 10 (20.41%) Business Analysis
7 9 (18.37%) MVVM
8 8 (16.33%) OO
9 7 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
11 5 (10.20%) Performance Testing
11 5 (10.20%) Analytics
12 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
12 4 (8.16%) UML
13 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
13 3 (6.12%) Load Testing
13 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (6.12%) Agile Testing
14 2 (4.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (65.31%) C#
2 23 (46.94%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.33%) SQL
4 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.12%) Java
6 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.04%) VBA
7 1 (2.04%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.12%) MCAD
1 3 (6.12%) MCPD
2 2 (4.08%) MCSD
2 2 (4.08%) MCTS
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) MCP
3 1 (2.04%) MCITP
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (73.47%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Red Gate
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