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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 101 124 113
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 20 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.039% 0.045%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.19% 0.27% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £406 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
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 in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
323 377 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.42% 14.56% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 202 106
Median daily rate £413 £350 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -5.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £20.00 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £40.00 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.51%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 - 17 £400 -
Coventry -11 1 £413 +26.92% 2
Visual Studio Team System
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 48 (100.00%) .NET
2 46 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (93.75%) Microsoft
4 44 (91.67%) CSS
4 44 (91.67%) HTML
4 44 (91.67%) .NET Framework
5 31 (64.58%) JavaScript
5 31 (64.58%) Visual Studio
6 29 (60.42%) WCF
6 29 (60.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (56.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 27 (56.25%) CRM
8 21 (43.75%) Scrum
9 19 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (37.50%) TDD
10 18 (37.50%) ASP.NET
11 17 (35.42%) MVC
11 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (35.42%) SOLID
12 16 (33.33%) Entity Framework
13 15 (31.25%) Kanban
14 14 (29.17%) C#
14 14 (29.17%) SaaS
14 14 (29.17%) PaaS
14 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
14 14 (29.17%) CQRS
14 14 (29.17%) BDD
14 14 (29.17%) IaaS
15 13 (27.08%) Dapper ORM

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (56.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) IaaS
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (29.17%) PaaS
1 14 (29.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (64.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) MSTest
3 1 (2.08%) NUnit
General
1 1 (2.08%) Electronics
1 1 (2.08%) Finance
1 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.08%) Marketing
1 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (93.75%) Developer
2 27 (56.25%) CRM Developer
3 24 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 15 (31.25%) .NET Developer
4 15 (31.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (14.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (14.58%) C# Developer
7 6 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Agile Developer
9 3 (6.25%) Agile Tester
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Agile Tester
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Tester
9 3 (6.25%) Tester
10 2 (4.17%) Lead Developer
11 1 (2.08%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (100.00%) .NET
2 44 (91.67%) .NET Framework
2 44 (91.67%) CSS
2 44 (91.67%) HTML
3 29 (60.42%) ASP.NET Web API
3 29 (60.42%) WCF
4 18 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (33.33%) Entity Framework
7 13 (27.08%) Dapper ORM
7 13 (27.08%) HTML5
7 13 (27.08%) LESS
7 13 (27.08%) Sass
8 2 (4.17%) jQuery
9 1 (2.08%) .NET Core
9 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (2.08%) Ninject
9 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (56.25%) CRM
3 21 (43.75%) Scrum
4 19 (39.58%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (37.50%) TDD
6 17 (35.42%) MVC
6 17 (35.42%) SOLID
7 15 (31.25%) Kanban
8 14 (29.17%) BDD
8 14 (29.17%) CQRS
9 13 (27.08%) Continuous Deployment
9 13 (27.08%) Domain-Driven Design
10 12 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 12 (25.00%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Stress Testing
12 3 (6.25%) System Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (64.58%) JavaScript
2 14 (29.17%) C#
3 3 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.08%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) ISEB
4 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 45 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) SAP