Period
to 20 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 June 2019 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)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 149 146
Rank change year-on-year +71 -3 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 98 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.35% 0.47% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.93% 3.22% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 13 1
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +28.33% -
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £413
% change year-on-year - +21.21% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East 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 Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 579 559 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.88% 14.55% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 301 249
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £275
90th Percentile £599 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £401
% change year-on-year - +12.36% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 13
Berkshire median hourly rate - £58.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +290.00% -67.74%
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% -3.91%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in Berkshire

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in Berkshire

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in Berkshire

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 June 2019. 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
Reading +58 87 £525 +11.11%
Newbury - 3 £375 -
Maidenhead +4 1 £550 +4.76%
Wokingham - 1 - -
Visual Studio Team System
South East

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 71 (72.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (66.33%) DevOps
3 63 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (45.92%) SQL
5 44 (44.90%) Git (software)
6 41 (41.84%) PowerShell
7 39 (39.80%) Analytics
8 38 (38.78%) Microsoft
9 36 (36.73%) Infrastructure as Code
10 33 (33.67%) Data Lake
11 32 (32.65%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (31.63%) C#
12 31 (31.63%) PaaS
13 29 (29.59%) Power BI
13 29 (29.59%) Power Platform
14 28 (28.57%) .NET
14 28 (28.57%) Visual Studio
14 28 (28.57%) Scrum
15 27 (27.55%) HDInsight
16 26 (26.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 24 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (24.49%) Data Science
18 23 (23.47%) ASP.NET
19 21 (21.43%) MVC
19 21 (21.43%) Docker
20 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
20 20 (20.41%) TDD
21 19 (19.39%) CSS
21 19 (19.39%) OOP
21 19 (19.39%) OO

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (3.06%) Apache
1 3 (3.06%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 71 (72.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (31.63%) PaaS
3 29 (29.59%) Power Platform
4 19 (19.39%) IaaS
5 6 (6.12%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (6.12%) Data Lake Analytics
6 5 (5.10%) SaaS
7 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (2.04%) GitHub
8 2 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (2.04%) Office 365
8 2 (2.04%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.02%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.02%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.06%) HTTP
2 3 (3.06%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.04%) DNS
3 2 (2.04%) Firewall
3 2 (2.04%) Network Security
3 2 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.02%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) NAS
4 1 (1.02%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.02%) SAN
4 1 (1.02%) SSL
4 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (33.67%) Data Lake
2 29 (29.59%) Power BI
3 27 (27.55%) HDInsight
4 26 (26.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (12.24%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (10.20%) SQL Server
7 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.06%) Big Data
9 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (44.90%) Git (software)
2 28 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 13 (13.27%) Jenkins
4 12 (12.24%) JIRA
5 11 (11.22%) Selenium
6 10 (10.20%) Cucumber
6 10 (10.20%) GitLab
6 10 (10.20%) JMeter
6 10 (10.20%) JUnit
7 8 (8.16%) SonarQube
8 7 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.02%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.02%) SpecFlow
11 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.06%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Legal
3 1 (1.02%) Billing
Job Titles
1 39 (39.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 34 (34.69%) Azure Engineer
3 29 (29.59%) Azure DevOps
4 26 (26.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 23 (23.47%) Developer
6 15 (15.31%) Full Stack Developer
7 12 (12.24%) Platform Engineer
8 10 (10.20%) .NET Developer
8 10 (10.20%) C# Developer
9 7 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Azure Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Lead DevOps
11 4 (4.08%) Analyst
11 4 (4.08%) Azure Consultant
11 4 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Consultant
11 4 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Senior DevOps
11 4 (4.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.57%) .NET
2 23 (23.47%) ASP.NET
3 19 (19.39%) CSS
4 14 (14.29%) Node.js
5 13 (13.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (11.22%) HTML
7 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (9.18%) JSON
8 7 (7.14%) hapi
9 5 (5.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (4.08%) .NET Core
11 3 (3.06%) React
11 3 (3.06%) RESTful
12 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
12 2 (2.04%) COM
12 2 (2.04%) SOAP
12 2 (2.04%) Web Services
13 1 (1.02%) REST
13 1 (1.02%) Visualforce
13 1 (1.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.02%) Replication
3 1 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Windows
2 9 (9.18%) Linux
3 2 (2.04%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (66.33%) DevOps
2 63 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (39.80%) Analytics
4 36 (36.73%) Infrastructure as Code
5 32 (32.65%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (28.57%) Scrum
7 24 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (24.49%) Data Science
8 21 (21.43%) MVC
9 20 (20.41%) TDD
10 19 (19.39%) OO
10 19 (19.39%) OOP
11 18 (18.37%) Security Testing
12 14 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (14.29%) OWASP
13 13 (13.27%) Data Management
13 13 (13.27%) Test Automation
14 12 (12.24%) BDD
15 11 (11.22%) Data-Driven Testing
15 11 (11.22%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 45 (45.92%) SQL
2 41 (41.84%) PowerShell
3 31 (31.63%) C#
4 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
5 16 (16.33%) Java
6 5 (5.10%) F#
7 3 (3.06%) Python
7 3 (3.06%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.04%) U-SQL
9 1 (1.02%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.02%) PHP
9 1 (1.02%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) FedRAMP
2 1 (1.02%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (21.43%) Docker
2 11 (11.22%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.02%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (10.20%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.12%) Ansible
2 6 (6.12%) Terraform
3 3 (3.06%) MIIS
3 3 (3.06%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.02%) SCCM
4 1 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.06%) New Relic
2 3 (3.06%) VMware
3 2 (2.04%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.04%) Google
3 2 (2.04%) Qualys
4 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.02%) IBM
4 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.02%) Sonatype