Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 222 241
Rank change year-on-year +25 +19 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 5 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.088% 0.015% 0.081%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.10% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
North West median daily rate £463 - £450
10th Percentile £381 - £425
90th Percentile £496 - £475
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England 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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 988 987 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.36% 14.55% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 671 666 706
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 46
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £33.40 £34.85 £27.88
90th Percentile £50.50 £44.30 £41.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the North West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the North West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the North West

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 3 £488 -
Lancashire +14 2 £413 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) People Management
2 2 (40.00%) XMLA
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) People Management
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center