Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 2018 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 87 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 - -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 12 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.70% 0.98% -
As % of the Development Applications category 4.65% 5.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Bristol median daily rate £400 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% - -
South West median daily rate £405 £475 -
% change year-on-year -14.74% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West 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 Bristol with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 258 285 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.07% 17.40% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 156 151
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £286 £279 £288
90th Percentile £538 £511 £475
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 23
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +12.61%
10th Percentile £37.50 £35.95 £31.80
90th Percentile £45.90 £52.35 £52.50
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.67%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in Bristol

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in Bristol

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in Bristol over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) OOP
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) C++
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) IIS
6 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (25.00%) QA
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
7 2 (16.67%) JIRA
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (16.67%) XML

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (8.33%) NServiceBus
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) Travis CI
4 1 (8.33%) Gatling
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) StarTeam
4 1 (8.33%) The Grinder
General
1 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) XSD
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) OOP
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) BPMN
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Borland
3 1 (8.33%) SAP