Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 172 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 - +170
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 26 48 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.77% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.64% 5.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 0
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% - -
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands 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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 714 943 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.90% 15.18% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 524 253
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £156
90th Percentile £561 £500 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -1.40% -16.83%
10th Percentile £13.61 £11.50 £18.80
90th Percentile £45.25 £41.25 £43.75
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 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
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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Warwickshire - 10 £450 -
Birmingham -9 7 £320 -29.67%
Coventry +9 4 £450 +24.14% 1
Shropshire - 3 £445 - 1
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 20 (76.92%) CRM
1 20 (76.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (42.31%) DevOps
4 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (30.77%) Subversion
6 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
6 8 (30.77%) ITIL
6 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (30.77%) QA
6 8 (30.77%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
7 7 (26.92%) Scrum
8 6 (23.08%) PaaS
8 6 (23.08%) IaaS
9 5 (19.23%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
9 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
9 5 (19.23%) Kanban
9 5 (19.23%) CSS
9 5 (19.23%) C#
9 5 (19.23%) HTML
9 5 (19.23%) .NET
10 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (15.38%) JSON
11 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
11 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.54%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 20 (76.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (30.77%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (23.08%) IaaS
3 6 (23.08%) PaaS
4 2 (7.69%) Office 365
4 2 (7.69%) SaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Subversion
1 8 (30.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
1 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Lead DevOps
3 4 (15.38%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
5 2 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) CRM Manager
5 2 (7.69%) CRM Programme Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Release and Configuration Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
1 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
1 5 (19.23%) CSS
1 5 (19.23%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) JSON
3 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Dapper ORM
4 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 2 (7.69%) HTML5
4 2 (7.69%) LESS
4 2 (7.69%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) CRM
2 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (42.31%) DevOps
3 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
5 8 (30.77%) ITIL
6 7 (26.92%) Scrum
7 5 (19.23%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (19.23%) Kanban
7 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Web Development
9 2 (7.69%) BDD
9 2 (7.69%) CQRS
9 2 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.69%) TDD
9 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 2 (7.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) C#
2 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft