Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 527 399 255
Rank change year-on-year -128 -144 +89
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 161 140 944
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.42% 1.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.61% 2.29% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 85 674
10th Percentile £363 £400 £375
25th Percentile £453 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £663 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £667
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £38.25
UK median hourly rate - - £44.13

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 9,994 6,106 16,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.59% 18.42% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,696 4,300 11,041
10th Percentile £356 £338 £340
25th Percentile £419 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 87 214
10th Percentile £25.35 £22.67 £20.73
25th Percentile £41.00 £41.38 £39.06
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £59.88 £55.00 £51.19
90th Percentile £66.90 £63.30 £55.35
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%

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 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 2021. 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 -117 103 £600 +14.29% 7
South East -30 25 £581 +32.86% 9
South West -4 14 £444 -8.97% 3
Midlands -53 12 £400 -20.00% 10
West Midlands -40 10 £400 -20.00% 9
North of England -34 4 £475 +26.67% 8
East Midlands -15 2 - - 1
North West -18 2 £494 +31.67% 4
North East - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £475 - 3
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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.

1 128 (79.50%) Azure
2 101 (62.73%) DevOps
3 98 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (46.58%) C#
5 67 (41.61%) .NET
6 57 (35.40%) Git (software)
7 56 (34.78%) Microsoft
8 49 (30.43%) SQL
9 45 (27.95%) Python
10 43 (26.71%) Scrum
11 38 (23.60%) Finance
12 37 (22.98%) AWS
13 36 (22.36%) Social Skills
14 35 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (21.12%) Test Automation
15 34 (21.12%) Ansible
16 32 (19.88%) Terraform
17 31 (19.25%) Power Platform
18 29 (18.01%) ADO
19 28 (17.39%) Analytics
20 27 (16.77%) Visual Studio
20 27 (16.77%) SQL Server
21 26 (16.15%) TDD
22 25 (15.53%) Java
22 25 (15.53%) Jenkins
23 24 (14.91%) Serverless
24 22 (13.66%) JavaScript
25 21 (13.04%) Web Services
25 21 (13.04%) Azure Functions
26 20 (12.42%) Problem-Solving

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 13 (8.07%) Apache Spark
2 12 (7.45%) Apache
3 9 (5.59%) Apache Airflow
4 5 (3.11%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Chatbot
1 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.62%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 128 (79.50%) Azure
2 37 (22.98%) AWS
3 31 (19.25%) Power Platform
4 24 (14.91%) Serverless
5 21 (13.04%) Azure Functions
6 17 (10.56%) Azure Logic Apps
7 14 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (8.70%) PowerApps
8 12 (7.45%) Azure Key Vault
8 12 (7.45%) Azure Storage
8 12 (7.45%) PaaS
9 10 (6.21%) Azure Service Bus
9 10 (6.21%) Power Automate
10 7 (4.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 7 (4.35%) NuGet
11 6 (3.73%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (3.73%) IaaS
12 5 (3.11%) SaaS
13 4 (2.48%) GCP
13 4 (2.48%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.24%) Bluetooth
1 2 (1.24%) Internet
1 2 (1.24%) Network Security
1 2 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.62%) Firewall
2 1 (0.62%) HTTP
2 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.80%) Power BI
3 17 (10.56%) Big Data
4 12 (7.45%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (5.59%) Data Lake
8 8 (4.97%) MySQL
9 7 (4.35%) Metadata
9 7 (4.35%) OLTP
9 7 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (3.11%) MongoDB
11 5 (3.11%) Redis
11 5 (3.11%) Tableau
12 4 (2.48%) Data Mining
12 4 (2.48%) HBase
12 4 (2.48%) HDInsight
12 4 (2.48%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 57 (35.40%) Git (software)
2 27 (16.77%) Visual Studio
3 25 (15.53%) Jenkins
4 16 (9.94%) JIRA
5 14 (8.70%) Selenium
6 13 (8.07%) Subversion
6 13 (8.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (6.21%) MSTest
7 10 (6.21%) TeamCity
8 8 (4.97%) Mocha
8 8 (4.97%) NUnit
9 5 (3.11%) MSBuild
10 4 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.86%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.86%) GitLab
11 3 (1.86%) JMeter
11 3 (1.86%) JUnit
11 3 (1.86%) Postman
12 2 (1.24%) Jasmine
General
1 38 (23.60%) Finance
2 36 (22.36%) Social Skills
3 20 (12.42%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (8.70%) Public Sector
5 13 (8.07%) Marketing
6 11 (6.83%) Front Office
7 10 (6.21%) Banking
7 10 (6.21%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (4.35%) Telecoms
9 6 (3.73%) Electronics
9 6 (3.73%) Manufacturing
10 4 (2.48%) Back Office
10 4 (2.48%) Games
11 3 (1.86%) Law
12 2 (1.24%) Publishing
13 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.62%) Billing
13 1 (0.62%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (27.95%) Developer
2 32 (19.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (14.29%) Analyst
4 18 (11.18%) .NET Developer
5 14 (8.70%) Azure Developer
6 12 (7.45%) Azure Engineer
6 12 (7.45%) Technical Leader
7 11 (6.83%) Azure DevOps
8 10 (6.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.21%) C# Developer
8 10 (6.21%) Data Analyst
9 9 (5.59%) Consultant
10 8 (4.97%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.73%) Architect
11 6 (3.73%) Developer in Test
11 6 (3.73%) Development Analyst
11 6 (3.73%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (3.11%) Business Analyst
12 5 (3.11%) Data Engineer
13 4 (2.48%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (41.61%) .NET
2 29 (18.01%) ADO
3 21 (13.04%) Web Services
4 16 (9.94%) CSS
4 16 (9.94%) Velocity
5 15 (9.32%) ASP.NET
5 15 (9.32%) HTML
5 15 (9.32%) XML
6 14 (8.70%) .NET Framework
6 14 (8.70%) AngularJS
6 14 (8.70%) RESTful
7 11 (6.83%) Kafka
7 11 (6.83%) Node.js
8 10 (6.21%) .NET Core
8 10 (6.21%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (6.21%) REST
9 8 (4.97%) JSON
10 7 (4.35%) React
11 6 (3.73%) SOAP
12 5 (3.11%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.11%) Data Structures
1 5 (3.11%) User Experience
2 4 (2.48%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.86%) Cloud Native
3 3 (1.86%) CMDB
3 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.86%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.24%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.62%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (0.62%) New Media
5 1 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.11%) Linux
2 4 (2.48%) Windows
3 3 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.24%) Android
4 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (62.73%) DevOps
2 98 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (26.71%) Scrum
4 35 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (21.12%) Test Automation
6 28 (17.39%) Analytics
7 26 (16.15%) TDD
8 20 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (10.56%) Project Delivery
9 17 (10.56%) User Stories
10 16 (9.94%) BDD
11 15 (9.32%) Data Management
11 15 (9.32%) Data Modelling
12 14 (8.70%) Microservices
12 14 (8.70%) SDLC
12 14 (8.70%) Software Engineering
13 13 (8.07%) Artificial Intelligence
13 13 (8.07%) Open Source
14 12 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (7.45%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 75 (46.58%) C#
2 49 (30.43%) SQL
3 45 (27.95%) Python
4 25 (15.53%) Java
5 22 (13.66%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.56%) PowerShell
7 14 (8.70%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.73%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (3.11%) X++
10 4 (2.48%) C
11 3 (1.86%) C++
11 3 (1.86%) F#
11 3 (1.86%) Ruby
12 2 (1.24%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.24%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.24%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.24%) R
13 1 (0.62%) ES6
Qualifications
1 9 (5.59%) Degree
2 4 (2.48%) Master's Degree
3 3 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.24%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) Data Quality
2 8 (4.97%) QA
3 6 (3.73%) GDPR
4 2 (1.24%) Accessibility
4 2 (1.24%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (8.70%) Docker
2 3 (1.86%) LXC
3 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 34 (21.12%) Ansible
2 32 (19.88%) Terraform
3 7 (4.35%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.11%) Puppet
5 4 (2.48%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.62%) Icinga
6 1 (0.62%) Mesos
Vendors
1 56 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.07%) Databricks
2 13 (8.07%) SAP
3 5 (3.11%) Alteryx
4 4 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.86%) Google
5 3 (1.86%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.24%) JDA
6 2 (1.24%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.24%) WSO2
6 2 (1.24%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe
7 1 (0.62%) Aruba
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco
7 1 (0.62%) Dell
7 1 (0.62%) hybris
7 1 (0.62%) Informatica
7 1 (0.62%) Juniper
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle
7 1 (0.62%) Talend