Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 August 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 395 248 334
Rank change year-on-year -147 +86 +307
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 133 902 734
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.42% 1.09% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.30% 5.67% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 639 503
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.05%
10th Percentile £400 £369 £321
90th Percentile £660 £670 £593
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £69.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.40% -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £69.17
% change year-on-year - -49.40% -

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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 5,785 15,918 19,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.42% 19.17% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,773 10,510 13,237
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £340 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 232 206
Median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £24.54 £21.45 £26.38
90th Percentile £58.80 £55.00 £54.38
Median hourly rate £42.75 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.84% +3.53% -

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in England

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in England

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in England

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in England

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. 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 -23 89 £525 - 6
Midlands +26 23 £425 -8.11% 2
West Midlands +6 19 £425 -9.33% 1
South West +29 10 £525 +25.37% 2
South East -37 9 £438 -11.62% 11
East Midlands +60 4 - - 1
North of England +59 2 £375 -11.76% 4
North West +52 2 £375 -21.05% 2
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 98 (73.68%) Azure
2 93 (69.92%) DevOps
3 83 (62.41%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (42.11%) C#
5 48 (36.09%) Microsoft
6 36 (27.07%) .NET
7 35 (26.32%) Finance
8 34 (25.56%) Git (software)
8 34 (25.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (24.81%) SQL Server
9 33 (24.81%) Python
10 31 (23.31%) SQL
10 31 (23.31%) Scrum
11 28 (21.05%) Docker
11 28 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 28 (21.05%) PowerShell
12 27 (20.30%) Kubernetes
13 26 (19.55%) Terraform
14 24 (18.05%) Jenkins
15 23 (17.29%) Microservices
16 22 (16.54%) Data Lake
17 21 (15.79%) JavaScript
18 20 (15.04%) Migration
18 20 (15.04%) Kanban
18 20 (15.04%) Databricks
19 19 (14.29%) Ansible
20 18 (13.53%) SharePoint
21 17 (12.78%) CRM
21 17 (12.78%) Web Services
21 17 (12.78%) Continuous Integration

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (13.53%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.02%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.26%) IIS
3 3 (2.26%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.50%) Confluence
5 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.50%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.75%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.75%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 98 (73.68%) Azure
2 16 (12.03%) Serverless
3 15 (11.28%) Azure Data Factory
3 15 (11.28%) Azure Functions
4 14 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (7.52%) AWS
6 9 (6.77%) Power Platform
7 8 (6.02%) Logic Apps
8 7 (5.26%) GitHub
8 7 (5.26%) Office 365
9 6 (4.51%) PaaS
10 5 (3.76%) IaaS
11 4 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (2.26%) Datadog
12 3 (2.26%) GCP
12 3 (2.26%) npm
12 3 (2.26%) OpenShift
12 3 (2.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) DNS
1 1 (0.75%) Firewall
1 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.81%) SQL Server
2 22 (16.54%) Data Lake
3 16 (12.03%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (9.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (6.77%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (6.77%) Power BI
6 8 (6.02%) Big Data
6 8 (6.02%) Hadoop
6 8 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (4.51%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.51%) Redis
7 6 (4.51%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (3.76%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (3.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.01%) HDInsight
9 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (3.01%) OLAP
9 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (2.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (25.56%) Git (software)
1 34 (25.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (18.05%) Jenkins
3 16 (12.03%) Selenium
4 15 (11.28%) SpecFlow
5 10 (7.52%) Visual Studio
6 9 (6.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (5.26%) JIRA
7 7 (5.26%) TeamCity
8 6 (4.51%) Artifactory
8 6 (4.51%) MSTest
8 6 (4.51%) NUnit
9 5 (3.76%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.01%) GitLab
10 4 (3.01%) JMeter
10 4 (3.01%) JUnit
10 4 (3.01%) Mocha
10 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 4 (3.01%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.26%) SonarQube
General
1 35 (26.32%) Finance
2 7 (5.26%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.51%) Front Office
4 5 (3.76%) Banking
5 4 (3.01%) Retail
6 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.50%) Back Office
6 2 (1.50%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.50%) Marketing
6 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (23.31%) Azure Engineer
1 31 (23.31%) Developer
2 30 (22.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (15.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 20 (15.04%) Azure DevOps
5 14 (10.53%) Consultant
6 11 (8.27%) Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Architect
7 9 (6.77%) Data Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Business Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Azure Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Senior Data Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (3.01%) Cloud Native Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Lead DevOps
11 4 (3.01%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.07%) .NET
2 17 (12.78%) Web Services
3 12 (9.02%) CSS
4 11 (8.27%) HTML
5 10 (7.52%) JSON
5 10 (7.52%) XML
6 9 (6.77%) ASP.NET
6 9 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (6.02%) ADO
7 8 (6.02%) jQuery
8 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.51%) Entity Framework
8 6 (4.51%) Gherkin
8 6 (4.51%) REST
8 6 (4.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (3.76%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (3.01%) Keras
10 4 (3.01%) MLlib
10 4 (3.01%) scikit-learn
10 4 (3.01%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.02%) Virtual Team
3 7 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.76%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (3.01%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.50%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.50%) User Experience
8 1 (0.75%) CESG
8 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.53%) Linux
2 7 (5.26%) Windows
3 3 (2.26%) CentOS
3 3 (2.26%) CoreOS
3 3 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (69.92%) DevOps
2 83 (62.41%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (23.31%) Scrum
4 28 (21.05%) Test Automation
5 23 (17.29%) Microservices
6 20 (15.04%) Kanban
6 20 (15.04%) Migration
7 17 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (12.78%) CRM
8 14 (10.53%) BDD
8 14 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (9.77%) Workflow
10 12 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (9.02%) Open Source
10 12 (9.02%) TDD
11 11 (8.27%) SOLID
12 10 (7.52%) Analytics
12 10 (7.52%) Data Migration
12 10 (7.52%) Product Backlog
12 10 (7.52%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 56 (42.11%) C#
2 33 (24.81%) Python
3 31 (23.31%) SQL
4 28 (21.05%) PowerShell
5 21 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 13 (9.77%) Java
7 9 (6.77%) T-SQL
8 8 (6.02%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.02%) Scala
9 7 (5.26%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.01%) U-SQL
11 2 (1.50%) R
11 2 (1.50%) Ruby
11 2 (1.50%) VB
12 1 (0.75%) C
12 1 (0.75%) C++
12 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.75%) VC++
12 1 (0.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.01%) ISEB
3 3 (2.26%) Degree
3 3 (2.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.50%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.50%) PMP
4 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.75%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.75%) MCAD
5 1 (0.75%) MCITP
5 1 (0.75%) MCP
5 1 (0.75%) MCPD
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (21.05%) Docker
2 6 (4.51%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.26%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 27 (20.30%) Kubernetes
2 26 (19.55%) Terraform
3 19 (14.29%) Ansible
4 3 (2.26%) Nagios
4 3 (2.26%) Puppet
4 3 (2.26%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.50%) Grafana
5 2 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.50%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.75%) MIIS
Vendors
1 48 (36.09%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.04%) Databricks
3 7 (5.26%) SAP
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle
5 5 (3.76%) Splunk
5 5 (3.76%) Tableau
6 4 (3.01%) Cloudera
6 4 (3.01%) Hortonworks
6 4 (3.01%) MapR
7 3 (2.26%) New Relic
7 3 (2.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.50%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.50%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.50%) Google
8 2 (1.50%) hybris
8 2 (1.50%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.75%) Nintex
9 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.75%) WSO2