Period
to 23 March 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 23 March 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 226 499 648
Rank change year-on-year +273 +149 +216
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 1,110 399 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.25% 0.43% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.89% 2.22% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 297 81
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £363 £346 £310
90th Percentile £625 £593 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 £69.17 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.40% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £69.17 -
% change year-on-year -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 18,832 17,995 14,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.16% 19.19% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,921 12,614 9,740
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £304
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £480 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +3.78% +8.82% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 219 260
England median hourly rate £43.00 £44.12 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.53% +7.60% +2.50%
10th Percentile £22.75 £30.65 £22.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £66.05 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £44.12 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.53% +7.60% -1.20%

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 23 March 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
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 23 March 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 +228 551 £500 +5.26% 17
South East +155 282 £525 +15.07% 15
Midlands +47 98 £483 +10.92% 20
North of England +55 97 £438 +4.48% 1
South West +27 72 £413 -2.94% 1
West Midlands +21 72 £500 +12.36% 13
North West +43 59 £450 -12.20% 1
North East +30 27 £500 +5.26%
East Midlands +33 25 £450 +20.00% 7
Yorkshire +7 11 £310 -22.50%
East of England +17 10 £488 +1.56% 1
South Coast - 2 - -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 792 (71.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 644 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
3 570 (51.35%) DevOps
4 453 (40.81%) C#
5 409 (36.85%) .NET
6 403 (36.31%) Microsoft
7 340 (30.63%) Scrum
8 325 (29.28%) SQL
9 314 (28.29%) Git (software)
10 275 (24.77%) PowerShell
11 261 (23.51%) Test Automation
12 231 (20.81%) Visual Studio
13 224 (20.18%) SQL Server
14 223 (20.09%) JavaScript
15 214 (19.28%) PaaS
16 204 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
17 202 (18.20%) Finance
18 191 (17.21%) Team Foundation Server
19 190 (17.12%) TDD
20 188 (16.94%) Jenkins
21 187 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
22 185 (16.67%) IaaS
23 171 (15.41%) JIRA
24 166 (14.95%) CSS
25 163 (14.68%) BDD
26 156 (14.05%) HTML
27 148 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
28 146 (13.15%) Docker
29 144 (12.97%) Analytics
29 144 (12.97%) Selenium

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 40 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.15%) Apache Spark
2 35 (3.15%) Confluence
3 18 (1.62%) CMS
4 13 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (0.99%) IIS
6 8 (0.72%) Apache
7 5 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.36%) Drupal
8 4 (0.36%) WordPress
9 3 (0.27%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.18%) Traefik
11 1 (0.090%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.090%) Documentum
11 1 (0.090%) SAS
11 1 (0.090%) TYPO3
Applications
1 18 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 75 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.71%) Endur
3 12 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.090%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.090%) Maximo
7 1 (0.090%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.090%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 792 (71.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 214 (19.28%) PaaS
3 187 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
4 185 (16.67%) IaaS
5 87 (7.84%) SaaS
5 87 (7.84%) Serverless
6 64 (5.77%) Azure Functions
7 53 (4.77%) Dynamics 365
8 51 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 47 (4.23%) GitHub
10 45 (4.05%) Azure Data Factory
11 38 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
12 34 (3.06%) OpenShift
13 14 (1.26%) BrowserStack
13 14 (1.26%) Office 365
14 13 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.81%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 9 (0.81%) Data Lake Analytics
16 7 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.98%) Firewall
2 15 (1.35%) DNS
3 12 (1.08%) Network Security
3 12 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
4 9 (0.81%) HTTP
5 8 (0.72%) Internet
5 8 (0.72%) VPN
6 4 (0.36%) SAN
7 3 (0.27%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.18%) NAS
9 1 (0.090%) 3G
9 1 (0.090%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.090%) DHCP
9 1 (0.090%) GSM
9 1 (0.090%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.090%) LAN
9 1 (0.090%) LTE
9 1 (0.090%) NFC
9 1 (0.090%) WAN
9 1 (0.090%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (20.18%) SQL Server
2 125 (11.26%) Power BI
3 98 (8.83%) Data Lake
4 62 (5.59%) NoSQL
5 61 (5.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 58 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (4.95%) Cosmos DB
8 51 (4.59%) HDInsight
9 48 (4.32%) Big Data
10 44 (3.96%) Relational Database
11 32 (2.88%) Hadoop
12 31 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (2.52%) MongoDB
14 21 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (1.80%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.71%) Redis
17 15 (1.35%) MySQL
17 15 (1.35%) Spotfire
17 15 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 14 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 314 (28.29%) Git (software)
2 231 (20.81%) Visual Studio
3 191 (17.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 188 (16.94%) Jenkins
5 171 (15.41%) JIRA
6 144 (12.97%) Selenium
7 82 (7.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 73 (6.58%) SpecFlow
9 55 (4.95%) TeamCity
10 52 (4.68%) WebDriver
11 40 (3.60%) Cucumber
12 38 (3.42%) JMeter
13 35 (3.15%) NUnit
14 21 (1.89%) SoapUI
15 17 (1.53%) Maven
15 17 (1.53%) MSBuild
16 16 (1.44%) Moq
16 16 (1.44%) MSTest
17 15 (1.35%) gulp
18 14 (1.26%) GitLab
General
1 202 (18.20%) Finance
2 45 (4.05%) Marketing
3 31 (2.79%) Retail
4 24 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 23 (2.07%) Banking
6 19 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.35%) Legal
8 13 (1.17%) Electronics
8 13 (1.17%) Front Office
9 8 (0.72%) Billing
10 6 (0.54%) Games
11 4 (0.36%) Advertising
12 3 (0.27%) Automotive
12 3 (0.27%) Law
12 3 (0.27%) Publishing
13 2 (0.18%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.090%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.090%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.090%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 382 (34.41%) Developer
2 240 (21.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 189 (17.03%) Azure Engineer
4 185 (16.67%) Azure DevOps
5 152 (13.69%) .NET Developer
6 148 (13.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 103 (9.28%) C# Developer
8 92 (8.29%) Azure Developer
9 91 (8.20%) Analyst
10 80 (7.21%) Tester
11 68 (6.13%) C# .NET Developer
12 65 (5.86%) Full Stack Developer
13 55 (4.95%) Test Analyst
14 47 (4.23%) Senior Developer
15 42 (3.78%) Automation Tester
16 40 (3.60%) Consultant
17 35 (3.15%) Architect
18 30 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
19 24 (2.16%) Angular Developer
19 24 (2.16%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (36.85%) .NET
2 166 (14.95%) CSS
3 156 (14.05%) HTML
4 148 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 134 (12.07%) ASP.NET
6 124 (11.17%) JSON
7 111 (10.00%) REST
8 101 (9.10%) .NET Core
9 100 (9.01%) AngularJS
10 83 (7.48%) React
11 81 (7.30%) Node.js
12 79 (7.12%) Web Services
13 77 (6.94%) .NET Framework
14 58 (5.23%) HTML5
15 57 (5.14%) RESTful
15 57 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 50 (4.50%) SOAP
17 48 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC
18 45 (4.05%) Entity Framework
19 44 (3.96%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.32%) Mobile App
3 56 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
4 40 (3.60%) Virtual Team
5 31 (2.79%) Public Cloud
6 23 (2.07%) Algorithms
7 21 (1.89%) User Experience
8 20 (1.80%) Fintech
9 11 (0.99%) HoloLens
10 10 (0.90%) Cloud Native
11 9 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (0.81%) Wiki
12 7 (0.63%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.54%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.54%) Tandem
14 5 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.27%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.27%) Private Cloud
15 3 (0.27%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 130 (11.71%) Windows
2 47 (4.23%) Linux
3 40 (3.60%) Android
4 39 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 32 (2.88%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.63%) VMS
6 7 (0.63%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.27%) CentOS
8 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.18%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.18%) Debian
9 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.18%) Unix
10 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 644 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 570 (51.35%) DevOps
3 340 (30.63%) Scrum
4 261 (23.51%) Test Automation
5 204 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
6 190 (17.12%) TDD
7 163 (14.68%) BDD
8 144 (12.97%) Analytics
9 130 (11.71%) Microservices
10 123 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
11 119 (10.72%) MVC
12 102 (9.19%) OO
13 91 (8.20%) Kanban
14 86 (7.75%) Continuous Delivery
15 81 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
16 80 (7.21%) CRM
17 78 (7.03%) User Stories
18 76 (6.85%) OOP
19 66 (5.95%) Migration
19 66 (5.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 453 (40.81%) C#
2 325 (29.28%) SQL
3 275 (24.77%) PowerShell
4 223 (20.09%) JavaScript
5 105 (9.46%) Java
6 82 (7.39%) Python
7 38 (3.42%) T-SQL
8 23 (2.07%) Bash Shell
8 23 (2.07%) TypeScript
9 19 (1.71%) U-SQL
10 18 (1.62%) Scala
11 12 (1.08%) Go
12 11 (0.99%) F#
13 9 (0.81%) PHP
14 8 (0.72%) Perl
14 8 (0.72%) VB
15 7 (0.63%) C++
15 7 (0.63%) Java 8
16 6 (0.54%) MATLAB
16 6 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (6.94%) Degree
2 39 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.24%) ISTQB
4 27 (2.43%) ISEB
4 27 (2.43%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (0.54%) MCSE
9 6 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.36%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.36%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.27%) MCSA
12 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.090%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.40%) QA
2 9 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.72%) GDPR
4 7 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.36%) PMO
6 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) SLA
8 1 (0.090%) COBIT
8 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (13.15%) Docker
2 76 (6.85%) Active Directory
3 57 (5.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.18%) etcd
4 2 (0.18%) flannel
4 2 (0.18%) HDFS
4 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.18%) NFS
4 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.18%) XenApp
5 1 (0.090%) Firmware
5 1 (0.090%) Squid
5 1 (0.090%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 114 (10.27%) Kubernetes
2 75 (6.76%) Terraform
3 66 (5.95%) Ansible
4 28 (2.52%) Puppet
5 23 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.81%) HP ALM
6 9 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.81%) Kibana
7 6 (0.54%) Consul
7 6 (0.54%) Grafana
7 6 (0.54%) logstash
8 4 (0.36%) Graphite
8 4 (0.36%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.27%) CloudHub
9 3 (0.27%) SCOM
10 2 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.18%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.18%) rkt
10 2 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 403 (36.31%) Microsoft
2 41 (3.69%) Splunk
3 31 (2.79%) SAP
4 30 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (2.34%) ServiceNow
6 22 (1.98%) Red Hat
7 21 (1.89%) AppDynamics
7 21 (1.89%) Databricks
8 19 (1.71%) Murex
8 19 (1.71%) OpenLink
8 19 (1.71%) Oracle
9 16 (1.44%) Atlassian
10 15 (1.35%) Google
10 15 (1.35%) Xamarin
11 11 (0.99%) Talend
12 10 (0.90%) F5
12 10 (0.90%) HP
13 9 (0.81%) Alteryx
13 9 (0.81%) Cisco
14 7 (0.63%) Sitecore