Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 627 744
Rank change year-on-year +333 +117 +99
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 839 231 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.26% 1.38% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 157 65
England median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +18.42%
10th Percentile £330 £320 £318
90th Percentile £600 £583 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £441 £438
% change year-on-year +1.98% +0.86% +15.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
England median hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £38.00 - -

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 19,701 16,757 16,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.90% 18.37% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,607 11,642 10,973
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 279 236
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
10th Percentile £25.74 £30.65 £25.56
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +227 368 £475 +9.20% 48
South East +116 217 £475 -5.00% 38
North of England +59 94 £445 +11.25% 27
Midlands +33 90 £425 - 27
West Midlands +27 82 £441 +3.76% 24
North West +56 65 £450 -2.70% 14
South West +10 47 £400 -11.11% 5
East of England +19 22 £375 -6.25% 11
North East - 15 £445 - 2
Yorkshire -15 14 £425 +11.84% 11
East Midlands -3 8 £425 +0.59% 3
South Coast - 2 - -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 542 (64.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 438 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
3 350 (41.72%) C#
4 345 (41.12%) .NET
5 332 (39.57%) Microsoft
6 304 (36.23%) DevOps
7 262 (31.23%) SQL
8 243 (28.96%) Git (software)
9 232 (27.65%) Visual Studio
10 223 (26.58%) SQL Server
11 205 (24.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 203 (24.20%) Scrum
13 193 (23.00%) Test Automation
13 193 (23.00%) PowerShell
14 192 (22.88%) JavaScript
15 169 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
16 157 (18.71%) Finance
17 155 (18.47%) TDD
18 154 (18.36%) MVC
19 130 (15.49%) ASP.NET
20 127 (15.14%) Selenium
21 115 (13.71%) ASP.NET Web API
21 115 (13.71%) Docker
21 115 (13.71%) JIRA
21 115 (13.71%) CSS
22 113 (13.47%) JSON
23 110 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
24 109 (12.99%) Python
25 108 (12.87%) HTML
26 106 (12.63%) PaaS

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 (6.79%) SharePoint
2 41 (4.89%) Apache Spark
2 41 (4.89%) Confluence
3 16 (1.91%) CMS
4 14 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (1.67%) IIS
5 8 (0.95%) Apache
5 8 (0.95%) Apache Solr
6 7 (0.83%) Mule
7 6 (0.72%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.48%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.24%) SAS
10 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.12%) Documentum
11 1 (0.12%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.60%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.95%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.48%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.48%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.48%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.36%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.36%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.36%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.24%) Bloomberg AIM
9 1 (0.12%) BASE24
9 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 542 (64.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
3 106 (12.63%) PaaS
4 79 (9.42%) IaaS
5 62 (7.39%) SaaS
6 61 (7.27%) Serverless
7 44 (5.24%) Azure Functions
8 41 (4.89%) GitHub
9 40 (4.77%) Dynamics 365
10 34 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
11 30 (3.58%) Azure Data Factory
12 22 (2.62%) Google Cloud Platform
12 22 (2.62%) Office 365
13 18 (2.15%) Azure Machine Learning
14 17 (2.03%) Data Lake Analytics
15 14 (1.67%) BrowserStack
16 7 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.72%) OpenShift
18 5 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
18 5 (0.60%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.34%) DNS
2 24 (2.86%) Firewall
3 13 (1.55%) VPN
4 7 (0.83%) Internet
5 6 (0.72%) Network Security
5 6 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.60%) DHCP
6 5 (0.60%) HTTP
6 5 (0.60%) LAN
6 5 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.24%) Skype
8 1 (0.12%) Intranet
8 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.12%) VLAN
8 1 (0.12%) WAN
8 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (26.58%) SQL Server
2 67 (7.99%) Relational Database
3 54 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 54 (6.44%) Power BI
4 50 (5.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 50 (5.96%) Cosmos DB
5 49 (5.84%) Big Data
6 46 (5.48%) Data Lake
7 43 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (4.65%) RDBMS
9 36 (4.29%) Hadoop
10 32 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (3.22%) MySQL
11 27 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (2.26%) MongoDB
12 19 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
13 13 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (1.31%) HDInsight
15 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 243 (28.96%) Git (software)
2 232 (27.65%) Visual Studio
3 205 (24.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 127 (15.14%) Selenium
5 115 (13.71%) JIRA
6 86 (10.25%) Jenkins
7 71 (8.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 62 (7.39%) SpecFlow
9 50 (5.96%) NUnit
10 43 (5.13%) TeamCity
11 34 (4.05%) MSBuild
12 27 (3.22%) Cucumber
12 27 (3.22%) JMeter
13 26 (3.10%) Subversion
14 25 (2.98%) GitLab
15 22 (2.62%) MSTest
15 22 (2.62%) WebDriver
16 18 (2.15%) JUnit
16 18 (2.15%) SonarQube
17 15 (1.79%) Mercurial
General
1 157 (18.71%) Finance
2 23 (2.74%) Marketing
3 21 (2.50%) Retail
4 15 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.19%) Banking
5 10 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.07%) Back Office
7 8 (0.95%) Front Office
7 8 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.83%) Billing
9 5 (0.60%) Advertising
9 5 (0.60%) Electronics
9 5 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.36%) Law
11 2 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 317 (37.78%) Developer
2 142 (16.92%) .NET Developer
3 122 (14.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 100 (11.92%) Azure Engineer
5 94 (11.20%) C# Developer
6 81 (9.65%) Azure DevOps
7 68 (8.10%) Azure Developer
8 67 (7.99%) C# .NET Developer
9 59 (7.03%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 57 (6.79%) Analyst
11 42 (5.01%) Tester
12 41 (4.89%) Consultant
13 37 (4.41%) Architect
14 36 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
15 32 (3.81%) Automation Tester
16 30 (3.58%) Senior Developer
17 26 (3.10%) Data Engineer
18 24 (2.86%) Applications Developer
19 23 (2.74%) Mobile Applications Developer
19 23 (2.74%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (41.12%) .NET
2 130 (15.49%) ASP.NET
3 115 (13.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 115 (13.71%) CSS
4 113 (13.47%) JSON
5 108 (12.87%) HTML
6 101 (12.04%) .NET Framework
7 97 (11.56%) AngularJS
8 81 (9.65%) REST
9 74 (8.82%) React
10 73 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 63 (7.51%) .NET Core
12 56 (6.67%) Node.js
13 51 (6.08%) HTML5
14 49 (5.84%) Entity Framework
15 47 (5.60%) jQuery
16 43 (5.13%) WCF
16 43 (5.13%) Web Services
17 38 (4.53%) CSS3
18 33 (3.93%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.99%) Mobile App
1 67 (7.99%) User Experience
2 63 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (2.86%) Algorithms
6 20 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.03%) Fintech
7 17 (2.03%) Public Cloud
8 16 (1.91%) HoloLens
9 14 (1.67%) Cloud Native
10 13 (1.55%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.19%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.95%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.95%) iPhone
13 7 (0.83%) Blog
13 7 (0.83%) Equities
13 7 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 93 (11.08%) Windows
2 47 (5.60%) Apple iOS
2 47 (5.60%) Linux
3 41 (4.89%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.65%) Android
5 10 (1.19%) Unix
6 9 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.95%) VMS
8 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.24%) Debian
9 2 (0.24%) SUSE
9 2 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (52.21%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (36.23%) DevOps
3 203 (24.20%) Scrum
4 193 (23.00%) Test Automation
5 169 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
6 155 (18.47%) TDD
7 154 (18.36%) MVC
8 102 (12.16%) Analytics
9 101 (12.04%) Microservices
10 77 (9.18%) BDD
11 75 (8.94%) Migration
12 72 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
13 70 (8.34%) Kanban
14 60 (7.15%) SDLC
15 59 (7.03%) Problem-Solving
16 56 (6.67%) Test Strategy
17 53 (6.32%) ETL
18 51 (6.08%) Open Source
19 49 (5.84%) Release Management
19 49 (5.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 350 (41.72%) C#
2 262 (31.23%) SQL
3 193 (23.00%) PowerShell
4 192 (22.88%) JavaScript
5 109 (12.99%) Python
6 58 (6.91%) Java
7 44 (5.24%) TypeScript
8 38 (4.53%) T-SQL
9 25 (2.98%) Scala
10 21 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 21 (2.50%) Go
10 21 (2.50%) U-SQL
11 18 (2.15%) C++
12 17 (2.03%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.79%) JSX
13 15 (1.79%) Ruby
14 13 (1.55%) R
15 11 (1.31%) VB.NET
16 10 (1.19%) Apple Swift
16 10 (1.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (3.10%) Degree
2 17 (2.03%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.95%) ISEB
6 8 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.48%) MCSE
10 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.36%) OCA
10 3 (0.36%) RHCE
11 2 (0.24%) OCP
12 1 (0.12%) PhD
12 1 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.48%) QA
2 13 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.95%) GDPR
4 4 (0.48%) SLA
5 3 (0.36%) COBIT
5 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) HAZOP
7 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 115 (13.71%) Docker
2 48 (5.72%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.48%) HDFS
4 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.36%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 74 (8.82%) Kubernetes
2 37 (4.41%) Terraform
3 36 (4.29%) Ansible
4 31 (3.69%) Puppet
5 25 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.07%) HockeyApp
7 8 (0.95%) SCCM
7 8 (0.95%) SCOM
8 6 (0.72%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.72%) WSUS
9 5 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.48%) Mesos
10 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.36%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 332 (39.57%) Microsoft
2 56 (6.67%) Oracle
3 30 (3.58%) Atlassian
4 24 (2.86%) SAP
5 17 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (1.79%) Databricks
7 13 (1.55%) Xamarin
8 10 (1.19%) Splunk
9 9 (1.07%) Apple
9 9 (1.07%) MuleSoft
9 9 (1.07%) RedGate
9 9 (1.07%) Twitter
10 8 (0.95%) Alteryx
10 8 (0.95%) Google
10 8 (0.95%) HP
11 7 (0.83%) AppDynamics
11 7 (0.83%) Talend
11 7 (0.83%) VMware
12 5 (0.60%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.60%) JD Edwards