Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 176 206 234
Rank change year-on-year +30 +28 +3
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 65 53 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.01% 0.76% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.94% 3.44% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 42 8
City of London median daily rate £525 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +24.14% -34.09%
10th Percentile £407 £413 £238
90th Percentile £765 £600 £486
Central London median daily rate £525 £450 £363
% change year-on-year +16.67% +24.14% -32.56%
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 1,094 1,540 1,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.08% 21.95% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 1,257 1,021
City of London median daily rate £525 £508 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +6.84% -
10th Percentile £385 £363 £350
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
City of London median hourly rate £56.00 £32.00 £24.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +28.04% -34.66%
10th Percentile £20.45 £26.80 £23.18
90th Percentile £79.00 £40.53 £27.11
Central London median hourly rate £56.00 £32.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year +75.00% +15.32% -27.45%

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 20 August 2019.

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

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

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 City of London region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
London Bridge - 13 £525 -
Visual Studio Team System
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 City of London region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 55 (84.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (70.77%) DevOps
3 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (44.62%) PowerShell
5 28 (43.08%) Microsoft
6 26 (40.00%) C#
7 25 (38.46%) Scrum
8 24 (36.92%) SQL
8 24 (36.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (30.77%) Test Automation
10 18 (27.69%) JSON
11 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
12 15 (23.08%) TeamCity
13 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
13 14 (21.54%) Finance
13 14 (21.54%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 13 (20.00%) Serverless
15 12 (18.46%) Azure Functions
15 12 (18.46%) Cosmos DB
15 12 (18.46%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (16.92%) Visual Studio
16 11 (16.92%) TDD
17 10 (15.38%) .NET
18 9 (13.85%) Data Integration
18 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
18 9 (13.85%) Octopus Deploy
18 9 (13.85%) Data Lake
18 9 (13.85%) Azure Data Factory
19 8 (12.31%) Power BI

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 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.69%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.08%) Apache
3 2 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) SAP ERP
2 2 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.08%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 55 (84.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (20.00%) Serverless
3 12 (18.46%) Azure Functions
4 9 (13.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 8 (12.31%) Power Platform
6 7 (10.77%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 6 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (4.62%) Data Lake Analytics
8 3 (4.62%) PaaS
9 2 (3.08%) Datadog
9 2 (3.08%) IaaS
10 1 (1.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.54%) GitHub
10 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (1.54%) Office 365
10 1 (1.54%) SaaS
10 1 (1.54%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.46%) Cosmos DB
3 9 (13.85%) Data Lake
4 8 (12.31%) Power BI
5 7 (10.77%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (9.23%) Big Data
6 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2017
6 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (7.69%) Hadoop
7 5 (7.69%) Redis
8 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (4.62%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (4.62%) MySQL
10 2 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (3.08%) InfluxDB
10 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
10 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
10 2 (3.08%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 24 (36.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (24.62%) Git (software)
3 15 (23.08%) TeamCity
4 11 (16.92%) Visual Studio
5 9 (13.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (12.31%) SpecFlow
7 7 (10.77%) Cucumber
7 7 (10.77%) Fiddler
7 7 (10.77%) JIRA
7 7 (10.77%) Selenium
7 7 (10.77%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
9 3 (4.62%) tSQLt
10 2 (3.08%) Subversion
11 1 (1.54%) CircleCI
11 1 (1.54%) GitLab
General
1 14 (21.54%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Automotive
3 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (40.00%) Azure DevOps
3 23 (35.38%) Azure Engineer
4 22 (33.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Lead DevOps
6 8 (12.31%) Analyst
7 7 (10.77%) Test Analyst
8 6 (9.23%) Data Engineer
8 6 (9.23%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (6.15%) Agile Test Analyst
10 4 (6.15%) Developer
10 4 (6.15%) Tester
11 3 (4.62%) Automation Tester
11 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 2 (3.08%) Azure Test Lead
12 2 (3.08%) Lead Test Analyst
12 2 (3.08%) Senior Scrum Master
12 2 (3.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.69%) JSON
2 10 (15.38%) .NET
3 5 (7.69%) Velocity
4 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (4.62%) HTML
5 3 (4.62%) jQuery
5 3 (4.62%) Node.js
5 3 (4.62%) REST
5 3 (4.62%) Web Services
6 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.08%) CSS
6 2 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.08%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.08%) Kafka
6 2 (3.08%) Memcached
6 2 (3.08%) React Native
6 2 (3.08%) RESTful
6 2 (3.08%) Swagger
6 2 (3.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.08%) Wiki
5 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.54%) Equities
5 1 (1.54%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 3 (4.62%) Android
2 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.62%) Windows
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (70.77%) DevOps
2 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (38.46%) Scrum
4 20 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 12 (18.46%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (16.92%) TDD
7 9 (13.85%) Data Integration
7 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (12.31%) Analytics
8 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (12.31%) Waterfall
9 7 (10.77%) BDD
9 7 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.77%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (10.77%) Kanban
9 7 (10.77%) Manual Testing
9 7 (10.77%) Regression Testing
10 6 (9.23%) Fintech
10 6 (9.23%) Microservices
10 6 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 29 (44.62%) PowerShell
2 26 (40.00%) C#
3 24 (36.92%) SQL
4 14 (21.54%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.31%) Java
6 5 (7.69%) Python
7 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.62%) Clipper
8 3 (4.62%) U-SQL
9 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
9 2 (3.08%) C
9 2 (3.08%) PHP
10 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.15%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.54%) MCSA
4 1 (1.54%) MCSE
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) Docker
2 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) Kubernetes
2 7 (10.77%) Terraform
3 2 (3.08%) Ansible
3 2 (3.08%) Consul
3 2 (3.08%) Grafana
3 2 (3.08%) Graphite
3 2 (3.08%) Kibana
3 2 (3.08%) logstash
3 2 (3.08%) Puppet
3 2 (3.08%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (43.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Databricks
3 6 (9.23%) Tableau
4 3 (4.62%) Alteryx
4 3 (4.62%) Kofax
5 2 (3.08%) SaltStack
5 2 (3.08%) SAP
5 2 (3.08%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.08%) StreamSets
6 1 (1.54%) Google
6 1 (1.54%) Splunk
6 1 (1.54%) Xamarin