Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 68 91
Rank change year-on-year -11 +23 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 22 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.48% 1.43% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.91% 8.82% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 1
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £438 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -3.85% -
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £413 £313
% change year-on-year +9.09% +32.00% -
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 278 204 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.71% 16.25% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 132 138
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £155
90th Percentile £550 £538 £491
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £410 £390
% change year-on-year +6.71% +5.13% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.86% -28.75% -
10th Percentile £22.35 £18.60 £36.75
90th Percentile £42.50 £40.00 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +26.15% -13.33% +13.64%

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 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) DevOps
4 11 (50.00%) C#
4 11 (50.00%) SQL
5 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
7 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 7 (31.82%) PaaS
8 6 (27.27%) Confluence
8 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
8 6 (27.27%) Test Management
8 6 (27.27%) IaaS
8 6 (27.27%) HTML
8 6 (27.27%) Oracle
8 6 (27.27%) Unix
8 6 (27.27%) CRM
8 6 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (27.27%) JIRA
9 5 (22.73%) Selenium
9 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
9 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
9 5 (22.73%) User Stories
9 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
9 5 (22.73%) BDD
9 5 (22.73%) Slack
9 5 (22.73%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (22.73%) TestRail
9 5 (22.73%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (18.18%) Dynamics 365

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 6 (27.27%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (31.82%) PaaS
3 6 (27.27%) IaaS
4 5 (22.73%) Slack
5 4 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (4.55%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (4.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (9.09%) Power BI
3 2 (9.09%) QlikView
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) Visual Studio
2 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 6 (27.27%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) Selenium
3 5 (22.73%) TestRail
3 5 (22.73%) WebDriver
4 4 (18.18%) SpecFlow
4 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 2 (9.09%) Moq
5 2 (9.09%) NUnit
6 1 (4.55%) SonarQube
6 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
1 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Azure Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Development DBA
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
2 4 (18.18%) CSS
2 4 (18.18%) CSS3
2 4 (18.18%) Gherkin
2 4 (18.18%) HTML5
2 4 (18.18%) JSON
3 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 2 (9.09%) WCF
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Unix
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) DevOps
3 6 (27.27%) CRM
3 6 (27.27%) Test Management
4 5 (22.73%) Acceptance Criteria
4 5 (22.73%) BDD
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) User Stories
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.64%) Data Migration
6 3 (13.64%) Master Data Management
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 2 (9.09%) Analytics
7 2 (9.09%) Business Analytics
7 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
7 2 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) C#
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCOM
1 3 (13.64%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Tableau
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) MuleSoft
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Sitecore