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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
Rank 127 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 21 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.65% - 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.60% - 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £361 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
457 232 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.14% 9.33% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 136 112
Median daily rate £425 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £150 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 19
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -17.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.70 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Visual Studio Team System
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Visual Studio Team System Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Birmingham - 13 £455 -
Coventry - 3 £360 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
3 17 (73.91%) Visual Studio
4 16 (69.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (69.57%) CRM
4 16 (69.57%) .NET
5 13 (56.52%) HTML
5 13 (56.52%) CSS
5 13 (56.52%) .NET Framework
6 12 (52.17%) WCF
6 12 (52.17%) Marketing
6 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
6 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (13.04%) JIRA
8 3 (13.04%) QA
8 3 (13.04%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Use Case
9 2 (8.70%) MySQL
9 2 (8.70%) Windows
9 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
9 2 (8.70%) C#
9 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
9 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.70%) Kanban
9 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
9 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
9 2 (8.70%) DevOps

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

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Visual Studio
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (52.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 16 (69.57%) CRM Developer
3 14 (60.87%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.35%) QA Manual Tester
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Release and Configuration Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Release Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) .NET Framework
2 13 (56.52%) CSS
2 13 (56.52%) HTML
3 12 (52.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (52.17%) WCF
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.35%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.35%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) LESS
5 1 (4.35%) Sass
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) CRM
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Kanban
5 2 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.70%) Use Case
6 1 (4.35%) BDD
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (4.35%) CQRS
6 1 (4.35%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (4.35%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (4.35%) SDLC
6 1 (4.35%) SOLID
6 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle