Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 92 75
Rank change year-on-year +5 -17 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 11 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.77% 0.51% 1.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.38% 3.43% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £320 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -29.67% -
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 251 233 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.49% 14.77% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 167 191
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £312 £266 £268
90th Percentile £538 £525 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £433 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - £25.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +10.00% -4.58%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in Birmingham

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in Birmingham

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) MVC
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) CRM
5 3 (27.27%) ERP
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) CMS
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Content Management
5 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (27.27%) Sitecore
5 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (18.18%) SOLID
6 2 (18.18%) Serverless
6 2 (18.18%) Azure Functions
6 2 (18.18%) Swagger

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (27.27%) CMS
1 3 (27.27%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (18.18%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Azure Functions
2 2 (18.18%) Serverless
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) IaaS
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365
3 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Moq
2 2 (18.18%) NUnit
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Azure Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Coordinator
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Backend Developer
4 1 (9.09%) CMS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
4 2 (18.18%) OAuth
4 2 (18.18%) OpenID
4 2 (18.18%) Swagger
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) Node.js
5 1 (9.09%) React
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 3 (27.27%) Content Management
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) ERP
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
3 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) SOLID
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Sitecore