The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio Team System skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 121 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.045% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.28% 0.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Visual Studio Team System
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
361 172 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.15% 7.79% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 101 126
Average daily rate £340 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £465 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.80% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Team System Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the West Midlands region.

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Visual Studio Team System
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the West Midlands region.

Visual Studio Team System Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Coventry - 1 £325 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

Visual Studio Team System
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft