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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 65 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 5 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.81% 0.86% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.85% 5.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £455 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +20.71% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 103 122 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.72% 14.97% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 94 67
Median daily rate £375 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +22.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (94.44%) HTML
2 17 (94.44%) JavaScript
2 17 (94.44%) CSS
2 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
3 15 (83.33%) Visual Studio
3 15 (83.33%) WCF
3 15 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 14 (77.78%) .NET Framework
4 14 (77.78%) .NET
5 12 (66.67%) CRM
5 12 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (33.33%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
7 4 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (16.67%) Power BI
8 3 (16.67%) Entity Framework
8 3 (16.67%) CSS3
8 3 (16.67%) HTML5
8 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) MVC
8 3 (16.67%) Finance
8 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
8 3 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (16.67%) C#
9 2 (11.11%) SQL Server

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:

Business Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Power BI
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) CRM Developer
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Senior Developer
6 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) CSS
1 17 (94.44%) HTML
2 15 (83.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 15 (83.33%) WCF
3 14 (77.78%) .NET
3 14 (77.78%) .NET Framework
4 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 3 (16.67%) CSS3
5 3 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 3 (16.67%) HTML5
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (5.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) CRM
3 6 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Kanban
5 2 (11.11%) Planning Poker
5 2 (11.11%) SOLID
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) User Stories
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Extreme Programming
6 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) F#
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle