The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 102 130 122
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 16 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.037% 0.039%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.35% 0.24% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £406 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 299 422 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.21% 15.66% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 220 130
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 16
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £37.50
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 West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Birmingham - 13 £400 -
Coventry +2 1 £413 +26.92%
Visual Studio Team System
England

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

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

1 39 (100.00%) HTML
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
1 39 (100.00%) CSS
1 39 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 38 (97.44%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (94.87%) Microsoft
4 31 (79.49%) JavaScript
5 29 (74.36%) WCF
5 29 (74.36%) ASP.NET Web API
6 28 (71.79%) Visual Studio
7 27 (69.23%) CRM
7 27 (69.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 16 (41.03%) Scrum
9 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
10 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 12 (30.77%) TDD
11 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
11 12 (30.77%) SOLID
12 11 (28.21%) MVC
12 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (28.21%) Entity Framework
13 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (25.64%) Kanban
14 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
15 8 (20.51%) C#
15 8 (20.51%) SaaS
15 8 (20.51%) PaaS
15 8 (20.51%) Domain-Driven Design
15 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (20.51%) Dapper ORM

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (69.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) IaaS
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (20.51%) PaaS
1 8 (20.51%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 28 (71.79%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) MSTest
3 1 (2.56%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 39 (100.00%) Developer
2 27 (69.23%) CRM Developer
3 24 (61.54%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 15 (38.46%) Microsoft Developer
5 9 (23.08%) .NET Developer
6 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (12.82%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (12.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (12.82%) C# Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Agile Developer
8 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Digital Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Principal .NET Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Principal Developer
10 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
1 39 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 39 (100.00%) CSS
1 39 (100.00%) HTML
2 29 (74.36%) ASP.NET Web API
2 29 (74.36%) WCF
3 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (28.21%) Entity Framework
5 8 (20.51%) Dapper ORM
5 8 (20.51%) HTML5
5 8 (20.51%) LESS
5 8 (20.51%) Sass
6 2 (5.13%) jQuery
7 1 (2.56%) .NET Core
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.56%) AutoMapper
7 1 (2.56%) Ninject
7 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (97.44%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (69.23%) CRM
3 16 (41.03%) Scrum
4 12 (30.77%) SOLID
4 12 (30.77%) TDD
5 11 (28.21%) MVC
6 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (25.64%) Kanban
7 8 (20.51%) BDD
7 8 (20.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (20.51%) Continuous Deployment
7 8 (20.51%) CQRS
7 8 (20.51%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Domain-Driven Design
7 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Planning Poker
8 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.13%) User Stories
8 2 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (79.49%) JavaScript
2 8 (20.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
2 13 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 37 (94.87%) Microsoft