Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 12 December 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 239 230
Rank change year-on-year +46 -9 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 62 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.87% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.87% 1.25% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 15 12
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £425 £390 £410
90th Percentile £605 £550 £550
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,602 1,364 1,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.46% 18.92% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,324 1,078 946
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £368 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
City of London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% -21.54% -13.33%
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -13.33%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the City of London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the City of London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 City of London region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (69.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (67.74%) C#
4 39 (62.90%) .NET
5 28 (45.16%) SQL
6 25 (40.32%) Microservices
7 24 (38.71%) TDD
8 22 (35.48%) Scrum
9 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
9 21 (33.87%) SQL Server
9 21 (33.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (32.26%) PowerShell
10 20 (32.26%) Finance
10 20 (32.26%) DevOps
11 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
11 19 (30.65%) CSS
12 18 (29.03%) Git (software)
12 18 (29.03%) BDD
12 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
13 17 (27.42%) ASP.NET
14 16 (25.81%) SOLID
15 15 (24.19%) .NET Core
16 14 (22.58%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (22.58%) Kanban
17 13 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
17 13 (20.97%) MVC
17 13 (20.97%) HTML
17 13 (20.97%) Docker
18 12 (19.35%) Octopus Deploy
18 12 (19.35%) Selenium

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (6.45%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.23%) Apache
2 2 (3.23%) Confluence
2 2 (3.23%) IIS
2 2 (3.23%) SAS
2 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Mule
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.23%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 43 (69.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (16.13%) GitHub
4 8 (12.90%) PaaS
5 7 (11.29%) Serverless
6 4 (6.45%) Azure Functions
6 4 (6.45%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (4.84%) IaaS
8 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (3.23%) SaaS
9 1 (1.61%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.61%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (1.61%) BrowserStack
9 1 (1.61%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.87%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.74%) NoSQL
3 8 (12.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (11.29%) Redis
5 6 (9.68%) CouchDB
5 6 (9.68%) Power BI
6 5 (8.06%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (6.45%) Big Data
7 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
7 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
8 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (3.23%) HBase
9 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.61%) Spotfire
10 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
3 12 (19.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 12 (19.35%) Selenium
4 11 (17.74%) SpecFlow
5 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
6 5 (8.06%) JIRA
7 4 (6.45%) NUnit
7 4 (6.45%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.84%) git-flow
8 3 (4.84%) Mocha
8 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 2 (3.23%) MSBuild
9 2 (3.23%) Subversion
9 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.61%) JMeter
10 1 (1.61%) Moq
10 1 (1.61%) MSTest
10 1 (1.61%) NMock
General
1 20 (32.26%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Financial Institution
3 4 (6.45%) Front Office
4 3 (4.84%) Retail
5 2 (3.23%) Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (62.90%) Developer
2 21 (33.87%) .NET Developer
3 14 (22.58%) C# Developer
4 11 (17.74%) Azure Developer
5 10 (16.13%) React Developer
6 9 (14.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (14.52%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Azure DevOps
7 6 (9.68%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Senior Developer
7 6 (9.68%) Senior React Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Angular Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Data Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Lead Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Tester
10 3 (4.84%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (62.90%) .NET
2 19 (30.65%) CSS
3 17 (27.42%) ASP.NET
4 15 (24.19%) .NET Core
5 14 (22.58%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (20.97%) HTML
7 10 (16.13%) Web Services
8 9 (14.52%) RESTful
9 8 (12.90%) Kafka
9 8 (12.90%) Redux
10 7 (11.29%) .NET Framework
10 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (11.29%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (11.29%) React
10 7 (11.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
11 6 (9.68%) Gherkin
12 5 (8.06%) Entity Framework
12 5 (8.06%) HTML5
12 5 (8.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Tandem
3 4 (6.45%) Fintech
3 4 (6.45%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.84%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.61%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.61%) HoloLens
6 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
1 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Microservices
3 24 (38.71%) TDD
4 22 (35.48%) Scrum
5 20 (32.26%) DevOps
6 18 (29.03%) BDD
7 16 (25.81%) SOLID
8 14 (22.58%) Kanban
9 13 (20.97%) MVC
10 12 (19.35%) Deployment Automation
11 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
12 10 (16.13%) OO
13 9 (14.52%) Pair Programming
14 8 (12.90%) Asset Management
15 7 (11.29%) Business Development
15 7 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (11.29%) User Stories
16 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
16 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (9.68%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (67.74%) C#
2 28 (45.16%) SQL
3 21 (33.87%) JavaScript
4 20 (32.26%) PowerShell
5 8 (12.90%) Python
5 8 (12.90%) T-SQL
6 6 (9.68%) VB.NET
7 4 (6.45%) Go
8 3 (4.84%) R
9 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.23%) Scala
9 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
9 2 (3.23%) U-SQL
10 1 (1.61%) ES6
10 1 (1.61%) Java
10 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) Ansible
2 6 (9.68%) Kubernetes
3 5 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.45%) Puppet
5 2 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Talend
4 1 (1.61%) Databricks
4 1 (1.61%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.61%) Nintex
4 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.61%) Tableau