Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 366 228 485
Rank change year-on-year -138 +257 +180
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 334 1,134 439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.60% 1.28% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.42% 6.07% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 841 331
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £338
90th Percentile £656 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 1
Median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £69.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -49.40% -
10th Percentile £66.25 £35.00 £66.31
90th Percentile £78.75 £41.00 £72.03
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £69.17
% change year-on-year +107.14% -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 9,753 18,679 18,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.60% 21.08% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,413 12,741 12,693
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £332 £338 £314
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £488 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 262 206
Median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -3.91% +9.15%
10th Percentile £18.25 £23.25 £29.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.00 £67.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% -3.37% +8.54%

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 5 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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 -50 199 £532 +6.40% 14
South East -91 58 £456 -10.98% 12
Midlands +2 41 £460 -3.16% 5
West Midlands +20 37 £460 -6.12% 5
South West -23 21 £425 +3.03% 3
North of England -13 13 £425 -1.45% 8
North West -16 7 £356 -20.83% 2
Yorkshire +44 6 £425 +36.00% 6
East Midlands +8 4 - -
East of England +21 1 £365 -30.48% 1
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 244 (73.05%) Azure
2 234 (70.06%) DevOps
3 207 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (39.52%) Microsoft
5 128 (38.32%) C#
6 109 (32.63%) Git (software)
7 94 (28.14%) Test Automation
8 93 (27.84%) PowerShell
9 87 (26.05%) SQL
10 86 (25.75%) Finance
11 85 (25.45%) .NET
12 81 (24.25%) TDD
13 77 (23.05%) JavaScript
14 76 (22.75%) Jenkins
15 72 (21.56%) SQL Server
16 67 (20.06%) Scrum
17 64 (19.16%) Team Foundation Server
18 63 (18.86%) Continuous Integration
19 55 (16.47%) User Stories
19 55 (16.47%) Docker
20 54 (16.17%) Web Services
20 54 (16.17%) Python
21 53 (15.87%) Visual Studio
21 53 (15.87%) Java
21 53 (15.87%) Terraform
21 53 (15.87%) Data Lake
22 51 (15.27%) HTML
23 50 (14.97%) CSS
24 49 (14.67%) Analytics
25 48 (14.37%) Kanban

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 28 (8.38%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.59%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.80%) IIS
5 3 (0.90%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.60%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (3.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.80%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (1.50%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.60%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.60%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.60%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.60%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.30%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.30%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 244 (73.05%) Azure
2 44 (13.17%) PaaS
3 33 (9.88%) Serverless
4 30 (8.98%) Azure Functions
4 30 (8.98%) Power Platform
5 27 (8.08%) GitHub
6 24 (7.19%) IaaS
7 20 (5.99%) Azure Data Factory
8 18 (5.39%) Office 365
9 14 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (3.89%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (3.89%) SaaS
11 9 (2.69%) AWS
12 8 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.80%) npm
14 4 (1.20%) Azure Stack
14 4 (1.20%) GCP
14 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Flow
15 3 (0.90%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (0.90%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.69%) DNS
2 8 (2.40%) Firewall
3 7 (2.10%) VPN
4 5 (1.50%) Internet
4 5 (1.50%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.20%) NAS
5 4 (1.20%) Network Security
5 4 (1.20%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (21.56%) SQL Server
2 53 (15.87%) Data Lake
3 36 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (8.08%) Power BI
5 23 (6.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 21 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (5.69%) HDInsight
8 15 (4.49%) NoSQL
9 14 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (3.89%) Big Data
10 13 (3.89%) Relational Database
11 12 (3.59%) Cosmos DB
11 12 (3.59%) Hadoop
11 12 (3.59%) RDBMS
12 11 (3.29%) Redis
12 11 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (2.69%) MongoDB
14 7 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (2.10%) OLAP
15 6 (1.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 109 (32.63%) Git (software)
2 76 (22.75%) Jenkins
3 64 (19.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (15.87%) Visual Studio
5 45 (13.47%) JIRA
6 43 (12.87%) Selenium
7 33 (9.88%) Octopus Deploy
8 25 (7.49%) SpecFlow
9 21 (6.29%) Maven
10 18 (5.39%) Gradle
11 17 (5.09%) Cucumber
12 16 (4.79%) NUnit
12 16 (4.79%) TeamCity
13 15 (4.49%) SoapUI
14 11 (3.29%) Postman
15 9 (2.69%) Mocha
15 9 (2.69%) WebDriver
16 7 (2.10%) MSTest
16 7 (2.10%) Subversion
17 6 (1.80%) webpack
General
1 86 (25.75%) Finance
2 12 (3.59%) Back Office
3 9 (2.69%) Banking
4 8 (2.40%) Front Office
5 7 (2.10%) Marketing
5 7 (2.10%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.80%) Retail
7 4 (1.20%) Legal
8 3 (0.90%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 101 (30.24%) Developer
2 75 (22.46%) Azure Engineer
3 73 (21.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 50 (14.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 46 (13.77%) Azure DevOps
6 45 (13.47%) .NET Developer
7 33 (9.88%) Data Engineer
8 28 (8.38%) Azure Developer
9 25 (7.49%) Consultant
10 22 (6.59%) Software Engineer
11 19 (5.69%) Tester
12 18 (5.39%) SAP Engineer
12 18 (5.39%) Senior Developer
13 16 (4.79%) Analyst
14 15 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (4.19%) Architect
15 14 (4.19%) C# Developer
16 13 (3.89%) React Developer
17 11 (3.29%) ASP.NET Developer
18 10 (2.99%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (25.45%) .NET
2 54 (16.17%) Web Services
3 51 (15.27%) HTML
4 50 (14.97%) CSS
5 41 (12.28%) ASP.NET
6 34 (10.18%) RESTful
7 30 (8.98%) AngularJS
8 25 (7.49%) .NET Framework
9 24 (7.19%) .NET Core
10 23 (6.89%) ASP.NET Web API
10 23 (6.89%) JSON
11 20 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (5.69%) Spring
13 18 (5.39%) XML
14 17 (5.09%) Spring Batch
15 14 (4.19%) ASP.NET Core
15 14 (4.19%) Gherkin
15 14 (4.19%) Redux
16 13 (3.89%) jQuery
16 13 (3.89%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.40%) User Experience
6 6 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.20%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.20%) Replication
9 3 (0.90%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.60%) Life Science
10 2 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.30%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.98%) Windows
2 25 (7.49%) Linux
3 11 (3.29%) Android
4 10 (2.99%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.50%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.90%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.90%) Unix
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (70.06%) DevOps
2 207 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (28.14%) Test Automation
4 81 (24.25%) TDD
5 67 (20.06%) Scrum
6 63 (18.86%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (16.47%) User Stories
8 49 (14.67%) Analytics
9 48 (14.37%) Kanban
10 47 (14.07%) Migration
11 46 (13.77%) BDD
12 40 (11.98%) Microservices
13 35 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
14 34 (10.18%) Software Engineering
15 29 (8.68%) Project Delivery
16 28 (8.38%) Collaborative Working
17 26 (7.78%) Infrastructure as Code
17 26 (7.78%) MVC
17 26 (7.78%) Visualisation
18 25 (7.49%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 128 (38.32%) C#
2 93 (27.84%) PowerShell
3 87 (26.05%) SQL
4 77 (23.05%) JavaScript
5 54 (16.17%) Python
6 53 (15.87%) Java
7 24 (7.19%) T-SQL
8 23 (6.89%) Scala
9 17 (5.09%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.99%) Ruby
11 8 (2.40%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.40%) R
12 7 (2.10%) C
13 5 (1.50%) ES6
13 5 (1.50%) ES7
13 5 (1.50%) U-SQL
14 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.90%) ES8
15 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.60%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 15 (4.49%) Degree
2 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.10%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.10%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.50%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.90%) ISEB
5 3 (0.90%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.60%) MCSA
6 2 (0.60%) MCSE
7 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.30%) MBA
7 1 (0.30%) MCAD
7 1 (0.30%) MCITP
7 1 (0.30%) MCP
7 1 (0.30%) MCPD
7 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.89%) QA
2 5 (1.50%) GDPR
3 3 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.60%) GxP
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (16.47%) Docker
2 26 (7.78%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (15.87%) Terraform
2 47 (14.07%) Kubernetes
3 29 (8.68%) Ansible
4 15 (4.49%) Puppet
5 13 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.20%) MIIS
7 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 132 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.98%) SAP
3 30 (8.98%) Databricks
4 24 (7.19%) hybris
5 15 (4.49%) Adobe
6 14 (4.19%) Oracle
7 10 (2.99%) Gigya
8 8 (2.40%) Cloudera
8 8 (2.40%) Hortonworks
8 8 (2.40%) MapR
9 7 (2.10%) Tableau
10 5 (1.50%) Alteryx
10 5 (1.50%) Cisco
10 5 (1.50%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.50%) VMware
11 4 (1.20%) Citrix
12 3 (0.90%) Infragistics
12 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.90%) Splunk
12 3 (0.90%) Teradata