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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 163 207
Rank change year-on-year +4 +44  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.059% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Median daily rate £294 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.88% +11.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +20.71% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 666 596 717
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.39% 17.62% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 497 581
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) User Experience
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (10.00%) Reinsurance
5 1 (10.00%) Protractor
5 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (10.00%) Angular 2
5 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
5 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Docker
5 1 (10.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (10.00%) Git (software)

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 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) NServiceBus
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (10.00%) QlikView
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (10.00%) Protractor
2 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (10.00%) WiX
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum Master
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Angular 2
2 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) RUP
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) vCloud
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Guidewire
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) VMware