Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 278 295 628
Rank change year-on-year +17 +333 +142
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 738 845 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.90% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.36% 4.28% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 568 157
England median daily rate £495 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £363 £330 £320
90th Percentile £700 £600 £583
UK median daily rate £493 £450 £441
% change year-on-year +9.44% +1.98% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
England median hourly rate £80.00 £38.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% - -
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £38.00 -
% change year-on-year +110.53% - -

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 13,780 19,740 16,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.72% 20.93% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,146 13,618 11,667
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 206 278
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £24.00 £25.83 £30.60
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £59.13
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +3.66%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in England

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in England

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in England

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 October 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 +25 312 £550 +15.79% 37
South East +31 217 £475 - 15
South West +19 70 £450 +12.50% 16
North of England +1 60 £452 +1.63% 18
Midlands +12 54 £475 +11.76% 14
West Midlands +4 52 £475 +7.71% 4
East of England +40 26 £425 +13.33% 4
Yorkshire +39 22 £493 +15.88% 11
North West -15 20 £413 -8.33% 7
North East +21 18 £419 -5.90%
East Midlands +30 2 £388 -8.82% 10
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 England region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 546 (73.98%) Azure
2 475 (64.36%) Agile Software Development
3 463 (62.74%) DevOps
4 352 (47.70%) Microsoft
5 290 (39.30%) C#
6 247 (33.47%) Git (software)
7 237 (32.11%) SQL
8 223 (30.22%) .NET
9 210 (28.46%) PowerShell
10 209 (28.32%) Scrum
11 187 (25.34%) Test Automation
12 158 (21.41%) JavaScript
13 153 (20.73%) Visual Studio
14 145 (19.65%) SQL Server
15 128 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
16 127 (17.21%) JIRA
16 127 (17.21%) AWS
17 122 (16.53%) Docker
18 116 (15.72%) Finance
19 113 (15.31%) Jenkins
20 112 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
21 110 (14.91%) CSS
21 110 (14.91%) Team Foundation Server
22 106 (14.36%) Migration
23 104 (14.09%) Analytics
24 103 (13.96%) Kubernetes
25 102 (13.82%) Windows
26 98 (13.28%) TDD
27 97 (13.14%) PaaS
28 96 (13.01%) HTML

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 62 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.93%) Confluence
3 10 (1.36%) CMS
4 9 (1.22%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.95%) IIS
5 7 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.68%) Apache
7 4 (0.54%) Drupal
7 4 (0.54%) Jadu
7 4 (0.54%) OpenEdge
7 4 (0.54%) WordPress
8 3 (0.41%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.27%) JBoss
9 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.14%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.54%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 35 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (1.22%) Sonata
4 6 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.54%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.41%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.27%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.27%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 546 (73.98%) Azure
2 127 (17.21%) AWS
3 97 (13.14%) PaaS
4 91 (12.33%) Power Platform
5 90 (12.20%) IaaS
6 48 (6.50%) Dynamics 365
7 45 (6.10%) GitHub
8 44 (5.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 44 (5.96%) SaaS
9 41 (5.56%) Azure Data Factory
10 39 (5.28%) Serverless
11 34 (4.61%) Office 365
12 31 (4.20%) OpenShift
13 23 (3.12%) Data Lake Analytics
14 19 (2.57%) GCP
15 18 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
16 17 (2.30%) Azure Functions
17 14 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
18 11 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
19 10 (1.36%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.85%) Internet
2 20 (2.71%) DNS
3 16 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.90%) VPN
5 13 (1.76%) Firewall
6 12 (1.63%) NAS
6 12 (1.63%) Reverse Proxy
6 12 (1.63%) SAN
7 8 (1.08%) Intranet
8 6 (0.81%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.27%) HTTP
9 2 (0.27%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.27%) Network Security
10 1 (0.14%) BGP
10 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (19.65%) SQL Server
2 91 (12.33%) Power BI
3 76 (10.30%) Data Lake
4 70 (9.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (8.54%) Azure SQL Database
6 50 (6.78%) Big Data
7 46 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (4.88%) Relational Database
9 35 (4.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 29 (3.93%) SQL Server 2014
10 29 (3.93%) SQL Server 2017
11 27 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (3.52%) NoSQL
13 24 (3.25%) HDInsight
13 24 (3.25%) RDBMS
14 23 (3.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 21 (2.85%) Cosmos DB
16 17 (2.30%) MySQL
17 16 (2.17%) Redis
18 14 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 247 (33.47%) Git (software)
2 153 (20.73%) Visual Studio
3 127 (17.21%) JIRA
4 113 (15.31%) Jenkins
5 110 (14.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 87 (11.79%) Selenium
7 55 (7.45%) TeamCity
8 48 (6.50%) SpecFlow
9 45 (6.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 40 (5.42%) Cucumber
11 35 (4.74%) JMeter
12 27 (3.66%) WebDriver
13 19 (2.57%) GitLab
14 17 (2.30%) SonarQube
15 16 (2.17%) JUnit
15 16 (2.17%) MSTest
15 16 (2.17%) NUnit
16 14 (1.90%) Subversion
17 13 (1.76%) Bitbucket
18 12 (1.63%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 116 (15.72%) Finance
2 41 (5.56%) Public Sector
3 24 (3.25%) Marketing
4 15 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.22%) Electronics
7 7 (0.95%) Front Office
8 6 (0.81%) Billing
8 6 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.81%) Retail
9 5 (0.68%) Legal
9 5 (0.68%) Publishing
10 4 (0.54%) Banking
11 3 (0.41%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Advertising
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Games
13 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 204 (27.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 191 (25.88%) Developer
3 166 (22.49%) Azure Engineer
4 139 (18.83%) Azure DevOps
5 121 (16.40%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 67 (9.08%) Analyst
7 59 (7.99%) .NET Developer
8 50 (6.78%) C# Developer
9 36 (4.88%) Azure Developer
9 36 (4.88%) Software Engineer
10 32 (4.34%) Consultant
11 31 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
12 30 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
12 30 (4.07%) Lead DevOps
13 27 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
13 27 (3.66%) Platform Engineer
13 27 (3.66%) Tester
14 26 (3.52%) React Developer
15 25 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
16 21 (2.85%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (30.22%) .NET
2 110 (14.91%) CSS
3 96 (13.01%) HTML
4 88 (11.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 86 (11.65%) .NET Core
6 82 (11.11%) JSON
7 74 (10.03%) ASP.NET
8 69 (9.35%) Web Services
9 64 (8.67%) REST
10 59 (7.99%) jQuery
10 59 (7.99%) RESTful
11 55 (7.45%) .NET Framework
12 48 (6.50%) AngularJS
13 44 (5.96%) Sass
14 43 (5.83%) Redux
15 39 (5.28%) XML
16 38 (5.15%) HTML5
17 36 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
17 36 (4.88%) React
18 35 (4.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.96%) Enterprise Software
3 37 (5.01%) Linux Command Line
4 28 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 21 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (2.71%) Public Cloud
7 14 (1.90%) Algorithms
7 14 (1.90%) Replication
8 11 (1.49%) Data Structures
9 10 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.08%) Wiki
11 7 (0.95%) Data Centre
11 7 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (0.68%) Life Science
13 5 (0.68%) User Experience
14 3 (0.41%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.41%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 102 (13.82%) Windows
2 75 (10.16%) Linux
3 36 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.57%) Windows 10
5 18 (2.44%) Android
6 16 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.49%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.22%) Unix
9 6 (0.81%) VMS
10 4 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (64.36%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (62.74%) DevOps
3 209 (28.32%) Scrum
4 187 (25.34%) Test Automation
5 128 (17.34%) Continuous Integration
6 112 (15.18%) Business Intelligence
7 106 (14.36%) Migration
8 104 (14.09%) Analytics
9 98 (13.28%) TDD
10 91 (12.33%) Kanban
11 80 (10.84%) Infrastructure as Code
12 79 (10.70%) Microservices
13 73 (9.89%) BDD
14 65 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
14 65 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (8.27%) Configuration Management
16 57 (7.72%) OO
17 55 (7.45%) Deployment Automation
18 53 (7.18%) Data Migration
18 53 (7.18%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 290 (39.30%) C#
2 237 (32.11%) SQL
3 210 (28.46%) PowerShell
4 158 (21.41%) JavaScript
5 94 (12.74%) Python
6 73 (9.89%) Java
7 52 (7.05%) TypeScript
8 36 (4.88%) Bash Shell
9 16 (2.17%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.63%) Ruby
11 11 (1.49%) C++
12 10 (1.36%) PHP
13 9 (1.22%) ES6
13 9 (1.22%) Go
14 8 (1.08%) Scala
14 8 (1.08%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.95%) ES7
16 6 (0.81%) R
17 5 (0.68%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (4.74%) Security Cleared
2 34 (4.61%) Degree
3 28 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.90%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.76%) ISEB
6 9 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.68%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.54%) CISA
8 4 (0.54%) CISM
8 4 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.54%) PMP
9 3 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.41%) MCSA
9 3 (0.41%) MCSE
10 2 (0.27%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (9.62%) QA
2 11 (1.49%) GDPR
3 8 (1.08%) NCSC
3 8 (1.08%) NIST
4 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.68%) PMO
5 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 122 (16.53%) Docker
2 61 (8.27%) Active Directory
3 40 (5.42%) Virtual Machines
4 21 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 103 (13.96%) Kubernetes
2 86 (11.65%) Terraform
3 70 (9.49%) Ansible
4 52 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (6.91%) Puppet
6 15 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (1.36%) ZABBIX
8 8 (1.08%) Consul
8 8 (1.08%) Grafana
8 8 (1.08%) Graphite
8 8 (1.08%) Kibana
8 8 (1.08%) logstash
9 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.27%) StackStorm
11 1 (0.14%) CloudForms
11 1 (0.14%) CloudHub
11 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 352 (47.70%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.15%) Databricks
3 33 (4.47%) SAP
4 31 (4.20%) Oracle
5 29 (3.93%) Tableau
6 22 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (2.85%) VMware
8 20 (2.71%) Atlassian
9 19 (2.57%) IBM
10 18 (2.44%) Splunk
11 16 (2.17%) IBM Sterling
11 16 (2.17%) Informatica
12 10 (1.36%) Cisco
12 10 (1.36%) Google
13 9 (1.22%) Citrix
13 9 (1.22%) Sitecore
14 8 (1.08%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 8 (1.08%) SaltStack
14 8 (1.08%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.95%) Xamarin