Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 569 736
Rank change year-on-year +317 +167 +120
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 1,051 304 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.09% 1.71% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 212 78
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £351 £326 £346
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 20,643 17,764 15,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.41% 18.69% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,317 12,488 10,586
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £625 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 257 226
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £29.25 £29.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £54.38
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 +257 458 £500 +11.11% 69
South East +137 295 £500 +6.38% 43
North of England +90 126 £438 - 34
Midlands +53 99 £450 +5.88% 24
North West +49 81 £450 -7.69% 16
West Midlands +29 79 £450 +5.88% 18
South West -2 56 £400 -8.57% 16
North East +22 27 £438 -7.89% 4
East Midlands +18 20 £438 +1.45% 6
East of England +13 18 £388 -14.84% 8
Yorkshire +1 18 £340 -17.58% 14
South Coast - 2 - -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 711 (67.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 562 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
3 452 (43.01%) C#
4 438 (41.67%) DevOps
5 432 (41.10%) .NET
6 413 (39.30%) Microsoft
7 335 (31.87%) SQL
8 292 (27.78%) Git (software)
9 281 (26.74%) Test Automation
10 276 (26.26%) Scrum
11 262 (24.93%) Visual Studio
12 259 (24.64%) SQL Server
13 248 (23.60%) PowerShell
14 234 (22.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 227 (21.60%) JavaScript
16 212 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
17 177 (16.84%) TDD
18 173 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
19 170 (16.18%) Selenium
20 167 (15.89%) Finance
21 166 (15.79%) MVC
22 164 (15.60%) CSS
23 163 (15.51%) Docker
24 158 (15.03%) Jenkins
25 152 (14.46%) PaaS
26 150 (14.27%) ASP.NET
27 144 (13.70%) ASP.NET Web API
28 141 (13.42%) JIRA
29 137 (13.04%) HTML
29 137 (13.04%) IaaS

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 57 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 52 (4.95%) Confluence
3 36 (3.43%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.52%) IIS
5 15 (1.43%) CMS
6 10 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.48%) Apache
8 5 (0.48%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.48%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.38%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.29%) Anypoint
11 2 (0.19%) Mule
11 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.19%) SAS
11 2 (0.19%) Traefik
11 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.095%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.57%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 57 (5.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.48%) Endur
6 4 (0.38%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.29%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.29%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.095%) BASE24
9 1 (0.095%) Maximo
9 1 (0.095%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.095%) Northgate Housing
9 1 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 711 (67.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 173 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
3 152 (14.46%) PaaS
4 137 (13.04%) IaaS
5 88 (8.37%) SaaS
6 75 (7.14%) Serverless
7 67 (6.37%) GitHub
8 49 (4.66%) Dynamics 365
9 47 (4.47%) Azure Data Factory
10 46 (4.38%) Azure Functions
11 40 (3.81%) Google Cloud Platform
12 37 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
13 21 (2.00%) BrowserStack
14 19 (1.81%) Office 365
14 19 (1.81%) OpenShift
15 16 (1.52%) Azure Machine Learning
15 16 (1.52%) Data Lake Analytics
16 9 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
17 7 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
17 7 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.66%) DNS
2 23 (2.19%) Firewall
3 14 (1.33%) VPN
4 12 (1.14%) Network Security
5 10 (0.95%) HTTP
6 7 (0.67%) Internet
6 7 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.48%) LAN
8 2 (0.19%) DHCP
8 2 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.19%) SAN
8 2 (0.19%) Skype
9 1 (0.095%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.095%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 82 (7.80%) Power BI
3 77 (7.33%) Data Lake
4 63 (5.99%) NoSQL
5 60 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
5 60 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 54 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 48 (4.57%) Big Data
8 45 (4.28%) Cosmos DB
9 34 (3.24%) RDBMS
10 33 (3.14%) Hadoop
11 32 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (2.47%) HDInsight
13 26 (2.47%) MongoDB
14 24 (2.28%) MySQL
15 22 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (1.24%) Redis
16 13 (1.24%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 292 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 262 (24.93%) Visual Studio
3 234 (22.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 170 (16.18%) Selenium
5 158 (15.03%) Jenkins
6 141 (13.42%) JIRA
7 97 (9.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 72 (6.85%) SpecFlow
9 56 (5.33%) NUnit
10 52 (4.95%) TeamCity
11 50 (4.76%) JMeter
12 47 (4.47%) Cucumber
13 41 (3.90%) MSBuild
14 38 (3.62%) WebDriver
15 30 (2.85%) JUnit
16 28 (2.66%) GitLab
17 27 (2.57%) MSTest
18 26 (2.47%) SonarQube
19 21 (2.00%) SoapUI
20 18 (1.71%) Maven
General
1 167 (15.89%) Finance
2 28 (2.66%) Retail
3 23 (2.19%) Manufacturing
3 23 (2.19%) Marketing
4 15 (1.43%) Banking
5 10 (0.95%) Front Office
6 9 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.86%) Legal
6 9 (0.86%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.67%) Billing
7 7 (0.67%) Electronics
8 6 (0.57%) Advertising
8 6 (0.57%) Back Office
9 5 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.29%) Law
11 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.095%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.095%) Local Government
12 1 (0.095%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 388 (36.92%) Developer
2 181 (17.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 179 (17.03%) .NET Developer
4 143 (13.61%) Azure Engineer
5 130 (12.37%) Azure DevOps
6 111 (10.56%) C# Developer
7 104 (9.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 90 (8.56%) Tester
9 88 (8.37%) Azure Developer
10 76 (7.23%) C# .NET Developer
11 67 (6.37%) Analyst
12 58 (5.52%) Full Stack Developer
13 54 (5.14%) Automation Tester
14 51 (4.85%) Architect
15 41 (3.90%) Senior Developer
16 37 (3.52%) Consultant
17 33 (3.14%) Test Analyst
18 30 (2.85%) Cloud Engineer
19 25 (2.38%) Azure Architect
19 25 (2.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (41.10%) .NET
2 164 (15.60%) CSS
3 150 (14.27%) ASP.NET
4 144 (13.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 137 (13.04%) HTML
6 105 (9.99%) .NET Framework
7 103 (9.80%) .NET Core
8 102 (9.71%) AngularJS
9 98 (9.32%) JSON
10 95 (9.04%) React
10 95 (9.04%) REST
11 81 (7.71%) Node.js
12 66 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 66 (6.28%) Web Services
13 60 (5.71%) HTML5
14 56 (5.33%) Entity Framework
15 53 (5.04%) jQuery
16 48 (4.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 39 (3.71%) CSS3
17 39 (3.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.04%) Mobile App
2 53 (5.04%) User Experience
3 51 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (3.14%) Public Cloud
5 26 (2.47%) Algorithms
5 26 (2.47%) Fintech
6 20 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (1.52%) Virtual Team
8 15 (1.43%) Cloud Native
9 14 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.24%) HoloLens
11 11 (1.05%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.76%) iPhone
13 7 (0.67%) Blog
13 7 (0.67%) Data Centre
13 7 (0.67%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.67%) RIA
13 7 (0.67%) Wiki
14 5 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 132 (12.56%) Windows
2 55 (5.23%) Windows Server
3 43 (4.09%) Linux
4 34 (3.24%) Android
5 33 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.95%) Unix
8 9 (0.86%) VMS
9 8 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.19%) CentOS
11 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.19%) Debian
11 2 (0.19%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (41.67%) DevOps
3 281 (26.74%) Test Automation
4 276 (26.26%) Scrum
5 212 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
6 177 (16.84%) TDD
7 166 (15.79%) MVC
8 135 (12.84%) BDD
9 128 (12.18%) Analytics
10 126 (11.99%) Microservices
11 97 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
12 91 (8.66%) Kanban
13 85 (8.09%) OO
14 83 (7.90%) Migration
15 72 (6.85%) SDLC
16 71 (6.76%) User Stories
17 70 (6.66%) Continuous Delivery
18 66 (6.28%) Problem-Solving
19 65 (6.18%) CRM
20 62 (5.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 452 (43.01%) C#
2 335 (31.87%) SQL
3 248 (23.60%) PowerShell
4 227 (21.60%) JavaScript
5 117 (11.13%) Python
6 104 (9.90%) Java
7 48 (4.57%) T-SQL
8 45 (4.28%) TypeScript
9 27 (2.57%) U-SQL
10 25 (2.38%) Bash Shell
11 23 (2.19%) Scala
12 22 (2.09%) Go
13 18 (1.71%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.52%) C++
15 14 (1.33%) F#
15 14 (1.33%) R
15 14 (1.33%) Ruby
16 10 (0.95%) Apple Swift
16 10 (0.95%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (4.09%) Degree
2 33 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.33%) ISEB
6 11 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.38%) OCA
13 3 (0.29%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.29%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.29%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.29%) MCSE
13 3 (0.29%) RHCE
14 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 1 (0.095%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.04%) QA
2 14 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.76%) GDPR
4 6 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.29%) COBIT
6 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.29%) PMO
6 3 (0.29%) SLA
7 2 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 163 (15.51%) Docker
2 56 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 47 (4.47%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.48%) HDFS
4 5 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.19%) etcd
7 2 (0.19%) flannel
7 2 (0.19%) NFS
7 2 (0.19%) XenApp
8 1 (0.095%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 103 (9.80%) Kubernetes
2 55 (5.23%) Terraform
3 53 (5.04%) Ansible
4 28 (2.66%) Puppet
5 23 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.24%) HP ALM
7 9 (0.86%) HockeyApp
7 9 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.76%) SCCM
9 7 (0.67%) SCOM
10 6 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.57%) WSUS
11 5 (0.48%) Mesos
12 4 (0.38%) Kibana
12 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.29%) CloudHub
13 3 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (0.19%) Consul
14 2 (0.19%) rkt
Vendors
1 413 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.09%) Oracle
3 36 (3.43%) Atlassian
4 28 (2.66%) SAP
5 25 (2.38%) Splunk
6 21 (2.00%) Databricks
7 18 (1.71%) Google
7 18 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.43%) HP
9 14 (1.33%) Xamarin
10 12 (1.14%) AppDynamics
11 10 (0.95%) Alteryx
11 10 (0.95%) F5
12 9 (0.86%) Apple
12 9 (0.86%) Cisco
12 9 (0.86%) RedGate
12 9 (0.86%) Twitter
13 7 (0.67%) MuleSoft
13 7 (0.67%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.67%) Talend