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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 639 628 604
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -24
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 14 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.022% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 3
Median daily rate £400 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £318 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £340 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
8254 7171 6833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.86% 12.85% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5624 4589 4378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 142 136
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.02 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.80% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £37.02 £38.15
% change year-on-year
+14.66% -2.96%

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 10 £400 +25.00% 3
London -2 7 £413 +28.90%
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
Wales - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -
South East - 1 £375 -
North East - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 -
Coventry - 1 £325 -
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
Banbury - 1 £375 -

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 16 (72.73%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (40.91%) SQL
5 8 (36.36%) .NET
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 7 (31.82%) Scrum
6 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
6 7 (31.82%) QA
7 6 (27.27%) Selenium
7 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) CSS
8 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
8 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Black-Box Testing
8 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
9 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (13.64%) QA Automation
10 3 (13.64%) BDD
10 3 (13.64%) HTML5
10 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
10 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
10 3 (13.64%) Gherkin

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) CMS
1 3 (13.64%) Umbraco
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Endur
1 1 (4.55%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CO
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.55%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (31.82%) Visual Studio
3 6 (27.27%) Selenium
4 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.64%) SpecFlow
5 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.09%) FitNesse
5 2 (9.09%) JIRA
5 2 (9.09%) MSTest
5 2 (9.09%) NSubstitute
5 2 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.55%) CruiseControl
6 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.55%) MSBuild
6 1 (4.55%) Protractor
6 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Tester
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) QA Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SAP FI Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) HTML5
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) Ajax
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 2 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (9.09%) WCF
5 1 (4.55%) JSON
5 1 (4.55%) Ninject
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) WF
5 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Black-Box Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Code Coverage
5 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) QA Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Build Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) MVC
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) C#
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
2 1 (4.55%) CCNP
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) MCDBA
2 1 (4.55%) MCDST
2 1 (4.55%) MCITP
2 1 (4.55%) MCSA
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) MCTS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
1 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Rally
3 1 (4.55%) OpenText
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Telerik
3 1 (4.55%) VMware