Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 139 212
Rank change year-on-year -18 +73 +14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 24 112 42
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.56% 1.65% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.33% 7.98% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 78 34
Median daily rate £535 £519 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +12.16% +8.82%
10th Percentile £406 £425 £425
90th Percentile £633 £588 £546
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +12.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £69.17
Central London median hourly rate - - £69.17

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 721 1,404 1,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.76% 20.74% 20.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 1,071 1,149
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £385 £375
90th Percentile £674 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £512 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.43% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 4
Median hourly rate £48.50 £56.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.39% -13.85% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £26.75 £36.25
90th Percentile £62.00 £58.60 £70.67
Median hourly rate £48.50 £56.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year -13.39% -13.85% -

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

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the City of London.

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

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

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 15 (62.50%) Azure
1 15 (62.50%) DevOps
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 8 (33.33%) Workflow
3 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 8 (33.33%) Office 365
4 7 (29.17%) Document Management
4 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
5 6 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (25.00%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) Docker
5 6 (25.00%) Kubernetes
5 6 (25.00%) Terraform
6 5 (20.83%) Fintech
6 5 (20.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (20.83%) Analytics
6 5 (20.83%) TeamCity
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (12.50%) Data Lake
8 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
8 3 (12.50%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
8 3 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 3 (12.50%) Scrum
8 3 (12.50%) Finance
9 2 (8.33%) Java

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 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 15 (62.50%) Azure
2 8 (33.33%) Office 365
3 3 (12.50%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (4.17%) PaaS
4 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Data Lake
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (20.83%) TeamCity
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) Fiddler
3 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) Postman
3 2 (8.33%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) MSTest
4 1 (4.17%) NUnit
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Azure DevOps
4 4 (16.67%) Office 365 Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
5 3 (12.50%) SharePoint Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Data Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Azure Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Designer
7 1 (4.17%) HR Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Business Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Workday Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Workday Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.17%) JSON
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (4.17%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) DevOps
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 8 (33.33%) Workflow
4 7 (29.17%) Document Management
5 6 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) Analytics
6 5 (20.83%) Fintech
7 4 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
8 3 (12.50%) Scrum
8 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
9 2 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
9 2 (8.33%) ETRM
9 2 (8.33%) Kanban
9 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.17%) MCSA
1 1 (4.17%) MCSE
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 6 (25.00%) Terraform
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Databricks
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Splunk
3 1 (4.17%) Workday