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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England / North West
Rank 122 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.82% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £325 -
% change year-on-year +26.92% -  
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 439 539 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.88% 14.10% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 327 256
Median daily rate £400 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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
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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 4 £438 -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (44.44%) WCF
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
4 4 (44.44%) CSS
4 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 4 (44.44%) CRM
4 4 (44.44%) HTML
4 4 (44.44%) DevOps
4 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (33.33%) Gradle
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (22.22%) IaaS
6 2 (22.22%) PaaS
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Retail
6 2 (22.22%) Ant

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) IaaS
2 2 (22.22%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 3 (33.33%) Gradle
3 2 (22.22%) Ant
3 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) Maven
3 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) CRM Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Lead Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Environment And Release Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Environment Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) AppDynamics
2 2 (22.22%) Guidewire
2 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow