Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 81 91
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 11 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.75% 0.85% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.07% 5.48% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 3
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £320 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.09% -29.67% -
West Midlands median daily rate £433 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +1.88% +17.24% -
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 270 219 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.29% 15.44% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 149 170
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £307 £263 £250
90th Percentile £544 £538 £506
West Midlands median daily rate £426 £425 £398
% change year-on-year +0.29% +6.92% +16.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -60.00% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +60.00% +18.18% -12.53%

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 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (27.27%) ERP
5 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
5 3 (27.27%) PaaS
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) IaaS
5 3 (27.27%) Master Data Management
5 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (18.18%) Power BI
6 2 (18.18%) SOLID
6 2 (18.18%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (18.18%) Swagger
6 2 (18.18%) Front End Development

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 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) EPiServer
1 2 (18.18%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (27.27%) IaaS
2 3 (27.27%) PaaS
3 2 (18.18%) Azure Functions
3 2 (18.18%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (18.18%) Power BI
3 2 (18.18%) QlikView
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Moq
2 2 (18.18%) NUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) 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%) DBA
3 2 (18.18%) Development DBA
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Backend Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) OAuth
4 2 (18.18%) Swagger
4 2 (18.18%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) ERP
3 3 (27.27%) Master Data Management
4 2 (18.18%) Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analytics
4 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (18.18%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Front End Development
4 2 (18.18%) Identity Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) SOLID
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Sitecore
3 2 (18.18%) Tableau