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 28 June 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 134 -
Rank change year-on-year +19 -  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 6 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.40% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 2.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +20.71% +6.87%  
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 334 445 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.07% 14.80% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 653 358
Median daily rate £475 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +28.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 27 10
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.00 £30.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -18.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £20.65 £21.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.90 £43.75 £37.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
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 28 June 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 +12 5 £500 +9.89%
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (95.24%) HTML
2 20 (95.24%) CSS
3 19 (90.48%) JavaScript
4 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
5 17 (80.95%) Visual Studio
6 16 (76.19%) .NET
6 16 (76.19%) .NET Framework
7 14 (66.67%) WCF
7 14 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (57.14%) CRM
8 12 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (42.86%) Scrum
10 5 (23.81%) HTML5
10 5 (23.81%) C#
10 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
10 5 (23.81%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
11 4 (19.05%) CSS3
11 4 (19.05%) Power BI
11 4 (19.05%) SOLID
11 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
11 4 (19.05%) MVC
11 4 (19.05%) Finance
11 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
11 4 (19.05%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (19.05%) TDD
11 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
11 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
11 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (19.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (9.52%) IaaS
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) PaaS
2 2 (9.52%) SaaS
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Power BI
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (80.95%) Visual Studio
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) MSTest
3 1 (4.76%) NUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 11 (52.38%) CRM Developer
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (38.10%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
6 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Lead Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Architect
8 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) CRM Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
8 1 (4.76%) Principal .NET Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Principal Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
8 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (95.24%) CSS
1 20 (95.24%) HTML
2 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) .NET Framework
3 14 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 14 (66.67%) WCF
4 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
4 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
4 5 (23.81%) HTML5
5 4 (19.05%) CSS3
5 4 (19.05%) Entity Framework
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (9.52%) jQuery
8 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (4.76%) AutoMapper
8 1 (4.76%) LESS
8 1 (4.76%) Ninject
8 1 (4.76%) Sass
8 1 (4.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) CRM
3 9 (42.86%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) MVC
4 4 (19.05%) SOLID
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Kanban
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) CQRS
6 1 (4.76%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (4.76%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (4.76%) Planning Poker
6 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) User Stories
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) F#
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle