Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 197 244
Rank change year-on-year +23 +47 -13
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 45 57 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 0.81% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.55% 3.64% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 13
City of London median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £372 £425 £383
90th Percentile £775 £600 £550
Central London median daily rate £530 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% -14.29%
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 990 1,564 1,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.96% 22.23% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 1,308 1,085
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.50% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £52.00 £43.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.54% +70.59% -21.54%
10th Percentile £30.65 £43.25 £23.24
90th Percentile £90.50 £43.75 £59.45
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 £39.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +32.48% +30.83% -7.69%

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 16 November 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 33 (73.33%) Azure
2 31 (68.89%) DevOps
3 25 (55.56%) C#
4 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
5 19 (42.22%) PowerShell
6 17 (37.78%) Test Automation
7 13 (28.89%) Scrum
7 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
8 12 (26.67%) TeamCity
9 11 (24.44%) .NET
10 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
10 10 (22.22%) TDD
10 10 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 9 (20.00%) SQL
11 9 (20.00%) Java
11 9 (20.00%) Terraform
12 8 (17.78%) Fintech
12 8 (17.78%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (17.78%) Finance
13 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
13 7 (15.56%) BDD
13 7 (15.56%) WebDriver
13 7 (15.56%) Tableau
13 7 (15.56%) Selenium
13 7 (15.56%) Fiddler
13 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing

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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (73.33%) Azure
2 7 (15.56%) Azure Data Factory
2 7 (15.56%) Power Platform
3 4 (8.89%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (8.89%) PaaS
4 3 (6.67%) Serverless
5 2 (4.44%) AWS
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Functions
5 2 (4.44%) IaaS
5 2 (4.44%) Office 365
5 2 (4.44%) SaaS
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.22%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) Power BI
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2017
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (8.89%) Data Lake
5 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.22%) Big Data
7 1 (2.22%) MySQL
7 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.22%) OLAP
7 1 (2.22%) Redis
7 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) TeamCity
2 10 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (17.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
5 7 (15.56%) Fiddler
5 7 (15.56%) Selenium
5 7 (15.56%) WebDriver
6 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 4 (8.89%) JIRA
8 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.22%) JUnit
9 1 (2.22%) MSTest
9 1 (2.22%) NUnit
9 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.22%) Games
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
2 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (31.11%) Azure DevOps
3 13 (28.89%) Azure Engineer
4 12 (26.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Lead DevOps
5 6 (13.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.89%) Consultant
7 4 (8.89%) Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Automation Tester
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Architect
9 2 (4.44%) Functional Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) JSON
3 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (6.67%) Web Services
4 3 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) .NET Core
5 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.44%) CSS
5 2 (4.44%) HTML
5 2 (4.44%) jQuery
5 2 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.22%) Angular 2
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.22%) COM
6 1 (2.22%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.22%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (2.22%) React
6 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (2.22%) Equities
1 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (2.22%) Life Science
1 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
1 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) DevOps
2 22 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (37.78%) Test Automation
4 13 (28.89%) Scrum
5 10 (22.22%) TDD
6 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (17.78%) Fintech
7 7 (15.56%) BDD
7 7 (15.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (15.56%) Deployment Automation
7 7 (15.56%) Manual Testing
7 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Data Integration
8 6 (13.33%) Kanban
8 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 6 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.11%) CRM
10 4 (8.89%) Analytics
10 4 (8.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) C#
2 19 (42.22%) PowerShell
3 10 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.00%) Java
4 9 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.67%) Clipper
6 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.22%) C
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) MCSA
2 1 (2.22%) MCSE
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Terraform
2 5 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Databricks
2 7 (15.56%) Tableau
3 3 (6.67%) Kofax
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.22%) Splunk
4 1 (2.22%) Workday