Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 236 236
Rank change year-on-year +29 0 +41
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 47 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.67% 0.10% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.04% 0.54% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 5 10
City of London median daily rate £470 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £419 £321 £410
90th Percentile £600 £628 £550
Central London median daily rate £450 £400 £525
% change year-on-year +12.50% -23.81% +38.16%
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 1,547 1,299 1,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.10% 19.15% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,274 999 977
City of London median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £349 £326
90th Percentile £636 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.99 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.04% -23.10% -13.33%
10th Percentile £31.00 £23.18 £31.25
90th Percentile £41.60 £27.11 £33.75
Central London median hourly rate £33.50 £27.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +20.72% -14.62% -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 15 October 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 33 (70.21%) C#
2 32 (68.09%) .NET
2 32 (68.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (51.06%) SQL
5 21 (44.68%) ASP.NET
6 19 (40.43%) MVC
6 19 (40.43%) TDD
7 18 (38.30%) Finance
7 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
8 17 (36.17%) Selenium
8 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
9 15 (31.91%) Microservices
9 15 (31.91%) SpecFlow
10 13 (27.66%) SOLID
10 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
11 12 (25.53%) Financial Institution
11 12 (25.53%) Release Management
11 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
11 12 (25.53%) Gherkin
12 11 (23.40%) VB.NET
13 10 (21.28%) Scrum
13 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
14 9 (19.15%) WinForms
14 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
14 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (17.02%) DevOps
15 8 (17.02%) CSS

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 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) Confluence
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) SAS
4 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) Mule
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 32 (68.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.38%) IaaS
3 3 (6.38%) PaaS
4 2 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.26%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (4.26%) GitHub
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.13%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.64%) Power BI
3 3 (6.38%) Big Data
3 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.26%) HBase
4 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.13%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (36.17%) Selenium
2 15 (31.91%) SpecFlow
3 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
4 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
5 8 (17.02%) JIRA
6 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
6 6 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (8.51%) NUnit
8 3 (6.38%) webpack
9 2 (4.26%) git-flow
9 2 (4.26%) MSBuild
9 2 (4.26%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (4.26%) Subversion
9 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
9 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
10 1 (2.13%) Fiddler
10 1 (2.13%) Mockito
10 1 (2.13%) Moq
10 1 (2.13%) MSTest
10 1 (2.13%) NMock
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 12 (25.53%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Developer
2 18 (38.30%) C# Developer
3 16 (34.04%) .NET Developer
4 14 (29.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (27.66%) Azure Developer
6 7 (14.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (10.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Lead C# Developer
8 4 (8.51%) Lead Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Big Data Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Data Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Lead .NET Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Tester
10 2 (4.26%) Azure Consultant
10 2 (4.26%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (68.09%) .NET
2 21 (44.68%) ASP.NET
3 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 17 (36.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (25.53%) Gherkin
5 9 (19.15%) WinForms
6 8 (17.02%) CSS
7 7 (14.89%) Web Services
8 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
8 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
9 5 (10.64%) WCF
10 4 (8.51%) HTML
10 4 (8.51%) JSON
10 4 (8.51%) React
11 3 (6.38%) Angular 2
12 2 (4.26%) jQuery
12 2 (4.26%) Kafka
12 2 (4.26%) LESS
12 2 (4.26%) RESTful
12 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
1 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) MVC
2 19 (40.43%) TDD
3 15 (31.91%) Microservices
4 13 (27.66%) SOLID
5 12 (25.53%) Release Management
6 10 (21.28%) Scrum
7 8 (17.02%) BDD
7 8 (17.02%) DevOps
8 6 (12.77%) Kanban
9 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.51%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (8.51%) Performance Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (8.51%) SDLC
11 3 (6.38%) Data Science
11 3 (6.38%) Migration
11 3 (6.38%) User Stories
11 3 (6.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (70.21%) C#
2 24 (51.06%) SQL
3 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
5 11 (23.40%) VB.NET
6 6 (12.77%) Python
7 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
8 3 (6.38%) TypeScript
9 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
9 2 (4.26%) R
9 2 (4.26%) U-SQL
10 1 (2.13%) Scala
10 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Ansible
2 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Talend
4 1 (2.13%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.13%) Nintex