Period
to 20 April 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 April 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 209 216
Rank change year-on-year +70 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 107 50 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.59% 0.71% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.88% 3.38% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 37 12
City of London median daily rate £510 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £238
90th Percentile £588 £550 £598
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £378
% change year-on-year +5.26% +25.83% -20.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London 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 1,358 1,480 1,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.14% 21.02% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,025 1,199 880
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.95% +3.89%
10th Percentile £400 £372 £331
90th Percentile £675 £648 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £460
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.70% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
City of London median hourly rate £45.50 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.19% - -
Central London median hourly rate £45.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year -6.19% - -

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 April 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 April 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 - 18 £525 -
Visual Studio Team System
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 86 (80.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (62.62%) DevOps
2 67 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (44.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (40.19%) Scrum
5 42 (39.25%) C#
6 40 (37.38%) PowerShell
7 37 (34.58%) Microsoft
8 36 (33.64%) JavaScript
9 35 (32.71%) SQL
10 34 (31.78%) .NET
11 31 (28.97%) JSON
12 29 (27.10%) Finance
13 27 (25.23%) Git (software)
14 25 (23.36%) HTML
14 25 (23.36%) SQL Server
15 24 (22.43%) Microservices
16 23 (21.50%) TDD
17 22 (20.56%) Jenkins
18 21 (19.63%) Docker
18 21 (19.63%) Visual Studio
18 21 (19.63%) Greenfield Project
19 20 (18.69%) CSS
20 18 (16.82%) Octopus Deploy
20 18 (16.82%) BDD
20 18 (16.82%) Serverless
20 18 (16.82%) Cosmos DB
21 16 (14.95%) .NET Core
21 16 (14.95%) Test Automation
21 16 (14.95%) Kanban

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 (7.48%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.61%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.87%) Apache
3 2 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.87%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.87%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 86 (80.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (16.82%) Serverless
3 15 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (14.02%) Azure Functions
3 15 (14.02%) PaaS
4 11 (10.28%) GitHub
5 9 (8.41%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 6 (5.61%) IaaS
7 5 (4.67%) Office 365
7 5 (4.67%) Yammer
8 4 (3.74%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (2.80%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (1.87%) Datadog
10 2 (1.87%) SaaS
11 1 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.93%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.93%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.82%) Cosmos DB
3 13 (12.15%) Redis
4 12 (11.21%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (11.21%) NoSQL
5 11 (10.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (7.48%) Big Data
6 8 (7.48%) CouchDB
6 8 (7.48%) Hadoop
7 7 (6.54%) MongoDB
7 7 (6.54%) Power BI
8 6 (5.61%) Data Lake
8 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.74%) HBase
9 4 (3.74%) Spotfire
10 3 (2.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.87%) MySQL
11 2 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.87%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 48 (44.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (25.23%) Git (software)
3 22 (20.56%) Jenkins
4 21 (19.63%) Visual Studio
5 18 (16.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 12 (11.21%) TeamCity
7 11 (10.28%) JIRA
8 10 (9.35%) SpecFlow
9 9 (8.41%) Selenium
10 8 (7.48%) Cucumber
10 8 (7.48%) WebDriver
11 4 (3.74%) Fiddler
11 4 (3.74%) Mocha
11 4 (3.74%) Zephyr
12 3 (2.80%) tSQLt
12 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio Code
13 2 (1.87%) Subversion
14 1 (0.93%) Bower
14 1 (0.93%) CircleCI
14 1 (0.93%) GitLab
General
1 29 (27.10%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Front Office
3 5 (4.67%) Banking
3 5 (4.67%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (36.45%) Developer
2 35 (32.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (28.97%) Azure DevOps
4 28 (26.17%) Azure Engineer
5 26 (24.30%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 16 (14.95%) .NET Developer
7 11 (10.28%) React Developer
8 10 (9.35%) Analyst
8 10 (9.35%) Azure Developer
9 8 (7.48%) C# Developer
9 8 (7.48%) Data Engineer
10 6 (5.61%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (4.67%) Office 365 Developer
11 5 (4.67%) QA Engineer
11 5 (4.67%) Senior React Developer
12 4 (3.74%) Agile Test Analyst
12 4 (3.74%) Analyst Developer
12 4 (3.74%) Angular Developer
12 4 (3.74%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (31.78%) .NET
2 31 (28.97%) JSON
3 25 (23.36%) HTML
4 20 (18.69%) CSS
5 16 (14.95%) .NET Core
6 15 (14.02%) .NET Framework
7 12 (11.21%) Kafka
8 11 (10.28%) RESTful
9 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET
9 10 (9.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (9.35%) HTML5
9 10 (9.35%) jQuery
9 10 (9.35%) Redux
10 9 (8.41%) AngularJS
10 9 (8.41%) Entity Framework
10 9 (8.41%) Node.js
10 9 (8.41%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (8.41%) REST
10 9 (8.41%) Web Services
11 8 (7.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.63%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (14.02%) Mobile App
3 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.67%) Tandem
5 4 (3.74%) Fintech
5 4 (3.74%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.87%) Wiki
7 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.93%) FMCG
7 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.93%) HoloLens
7 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Android
1 10 (9.35%) Apple iOS
2 6 (5.61%) Linux
3 3 (2.80%) Windows
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
1 67 (62.62%) DevOps
2 43 (40.19%) Scrum
3 24 (22.43%) Microservices
4 23 (21.50%) TDD
5 18 (16.82%) BDD
6 16 (14.95%) Kanban
6 16 (14.95%) Test Automation
7 14 (13.08%) Deployment Automation
7 14 (13.08%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.21%) SOLID
9 11 (10.28%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (10.28%) MVC
10 10 (9.35%) Analytics
10 10 (9.35%) OO
10 10 (9.35%) Pair Programming
10 10 (9.35%) User Stories
10 10 (9.35%) Web Development
11 9 (8.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (39.25%) C#
2 40 (37.38%) PowerShell
3 36 (33.64%) JavaScript
4 35 (32.71%) SQL
5 7 (6.54%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.61%) Python
7 4 (3.74%) Java
8 3 (2.80%) Go
8 3 (2.80%) U-SQL
9 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.87%) PHP
9 2 (1.87%) VBA
10 1 (0.93%) C
10 1 (0.93%) ES6
10 1 (0.93%) R
10 1 (0.93%) Scala
10 1 (0.93%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) Degree
1 9 (8.41%) ISTQB
2 5 (4.67%) ISEB
3 3 (2.80%) Master's Degree
3 3 (2.80%) MCSA
3 3 (2.80%) MCSE
3 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (19.63%) Docker
2 5 (4.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (14.02%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.54%) Terraform
3 5 (4.67%) Ansible
3 5 (4.67%) Puppet
4 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.87%) Consul
5 2 (1.87%) Grafana
5 2 (1.87%) Graphite
5 2 (1.87%) Kibana
5 2 (1.87%) logstash
5 2 (1.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (34.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.74%) Xamarin
3 3 (2.80%) SAP
3 3 (2.80%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.80%) Splunk
4 2 (1.87%) Alteryx
4 2 (1.87%) Oracle
4 2 (1.87%) SaltStack
4 2 (1.87%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.87%) Talend
5 1 (0.93%) Databricks
5 1 (0.93%) Google
5 1 (0.93%) hybris
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.93%) Tableau