Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 740 849
Rank change year-on-year +160 +109 -47
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 289 133 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.14% 0.021%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.62% 0.82% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 75 12
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £342 £317
90th Percentile £575 £558 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 17805 16194 14943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 16.56% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12484 10960 10035
England median daily rate £457 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £280
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 232 284
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28.95 £26.16 £23.83
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +40 118 £450 - 19
South East +90 89 £470 +13.94% 3
Midlands +13 36 £425 +11.84% 10
West Midlands +11 26 £425 +11.84% 8
South West +5 18 £450 +2.86% 3
North of England +76 16 £416 - 5
Yorkshire - 11 £396 - 2
East of England -15 10 £455 -9.00% 1
East Midlands - 10 £423 - 2
North West +26 5 £463 - 2
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 162 (56.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 132 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (40.14%) .NET
4 114 (39.45%) Microsoft
5 106 (36.68%) C#
6 103 (35.64%) Visual Studio
7 87 (30.10%) PowerShell
8 83 (28.72%) Git (software)
9 71 (24.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 71 (24.57%) DevOps
10 65 (22.49%) SQL Server
10 65 (22.49%) MVC
11 56 (19.38%) CRM
12 55 (19.03%) ASP.NET
12 55 (19.03%) Dynamics CRM
13 50 (17.30%) SQL
14 48 (16.61%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (16.26%) Finance
16 45 (15.57%) Test Automation
17 44 (15.22%) .NET Framework
17 44 (15.22%) JavaScript
18 41 (14.19%) PaaS
19 40 (13.84%) ASP.NET MVC
20 39 (13.49%) Octopus Deploy
20 39 (13.49%) CSS
21 37 (12.80%) Scrum
22 32 (11.07%) Microservices
23 31 (10.73%) Docker
23 31 (10.73%) SharePoint
24 29 (10.03%) TDD

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 31 (10.73%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.84%) NServiceBus
3 11 (3.81%) IIS
4 8 (2.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.38%) Confluence
5 4 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.04%) CMS
6 3 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.69%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 55 (19.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.69%) Endur
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 162 (56.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (14.19%) PaaS
3 28 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (5.54%) IaaS
4 16 (5.54%) Office 365
5 15 (5.19%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (4.15%) npm
7 10 (3.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (3.11%) Serverless
9 8 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.73%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (1.73%) Yarn
11 4 (1.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.38%) GitHub
11 4 (1.38%) SaaS
12 3 (1.04%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.77%) Firewall
2 7 (2.42%) DNS
2 7 (2.42%) SSL
3 5 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.04%) DSL
4 3 (1.04%) Intranet
4 3 (1.04%) LAN
4 3 (1.04%) Skype
4 3 (1.04%) VPN
4 3 (1.04%) WAN
5 2 (0.69%) Extranet
5 2 (0.69%) Wireless
6 1 (0.35%) SAN
6 1 (0.35%) SMS
6 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (22.49%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.61%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.42%) Redis
5 6 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.73%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.73%) Power BI
6 5 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.38%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.38%) InterSystems Cache
7 4 (1.38%) Qlik Sense
7 4 (1.38%) QlikView
7 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.04%) Big Data
9 2 (0.69%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.69%) HDInsight
9 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 103 (35.64%) Visual Studio
2 83 (28.72%) Git (software)
3 71 (24.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (13.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 25 (8.65%) JIRA
5 25 (8.65%) Selenium
6 24 (8.30%) SpecFlow
7 16 (5.54%) Jenkins
7 16 (5.54%) TeamCity
8 15 (5.19%) NUnit
9 12 (4.15%) Cucumber
10 11 (3.81%) gulp
11 10 (3.46%) Maven
11 10 (3.46%) Subversion
12 9 (3.11%) Bower
13 7 (2.42%) Ant
14 6 (2.08%) JMeter
14 6 (2.08%) MSTest
14 6 (2.08%) NuGet
14 6 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 47 (16.26%) Finance
2 14 (4.84%) Retail
3 6 (2.08%) Back Office
3 6 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.04%) Advertising
4 3 (1.04%) Interactive Media
4 3 (1.04%) Legal
4 3 (1.04%) Publishing
4 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.69%) Banking
5 2 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Games
6 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 106 (36.68%) Developer
2 52 (17.99%) .NET Developer
3 46 (15.92%) C# Developer
4 41 (14.19%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (12.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 35 (12.11%) Azure Engineer
7 29 (10.03%) ASP.NET Developer
8 27 (9.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 27 (9.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 24 (8.30%) Architect
9 24 (8.30%) Azure DevOps
10 23 (7.96%) Analyst
10 23 (7.96%) Consultant
11 19 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (6.23%) SharePoint Developer
12 18 (6.23%) Test Analyst
13 16 (5.54%) Microsoft Engineer
14 13 (4.50%) Azure Developer
14 13 (4.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 11 (3.81%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (40.14%) .NET
2 55 (19.03%) ASP.NET
3 44 (15.22%) .NET Framework
4 40 (13.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 39 (13.49%) CSS
6 29 (10.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 29 (10.03%) WCF
7 28 (9.69%) HTML
8 27 (9.34%) KnockoutJS
9 26 (9.00%) jQuery
10 25 (8.65%) Entity Framework
11 24 (8.30%) Node.js
12 21 (7.27%) ASP.NET Core
13 20 (6.92%) React
14 19 (6.57%) ServiceStack
15 18 (6.23%) AngularJS
16 14 (4.84%) HTML5
17 13 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 12 (4.15%) Gherkin
18 12 (4.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.57%) Fintech
2 15 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.11%) User Experience
4 7 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.38%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.04%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.04%) NHS
7 3 (1.04%) Wiki
8 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.69%) W3C
9 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.30%) Windows
2 11 (3.81%) Linux
2 11 (3.81%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.35%) MVS
3 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (24.57%) DevOps
3 65 (22.49%) MVC
4 56 (19.38%) CRM
5 48 (16.61%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (15.57%) Test Automation
7 37 (12.80%) Scrum
8 32 (11.07%) Microservices
9 29 (10.03%) TDD
10 25 (8.65%) BDD
11 19 (6.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (6.23%) Configuration Management
12 18 (6.23%) Continuous Deployment
12 18 (6.23%) Release Management
13 17 (5.88%) Kanban
13 17 (5.88%) SDLC
14 14 (4.84%) Load Testing
15 13 (4.50%) Front End Development
15 13 (4.50%) ITIL
16 12 (4.15%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 106 (36.68%) C#
2 87 (30.10%) PowerShell
3 50 (17.30%) SQL
4 44 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 26 (9.00%) Python
6 22 (7.61%) TypeScript
7 18 (6.23%) T-SQL
8 17 (5.88%) Java
9 12 (4.15%) VB.NET
10 8 (2.77%) F#
11 5 (1.73%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (1.73%) Ruby
11 5 (1.73%) Scala
12 4 (1.38%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.38%) C++
13 3 (1.04%) ECMAScript
14 2 (0.69%) PHP
14 2 (0.69%) XMLA
15 1 (0.35%) C
15 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (7.96%) Degree
2 20 (6.92%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.57%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.11%) ISEB
4 9 (3.11%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.27%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) PMO
2 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (10.73%) Docker
2 10 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.15%) Puppet
2 7 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.08%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.38%) Ansible
5 3 (1.04%) Nagios
5 3 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.69%) Terraform
7 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) Kibana
7 1 (0.35%) SCCM
7 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 114 (39.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.46%) Oracle
3 8 (2.77%) Splunk
4 4 (1.38%) AppDynamics
4 4 (1.38%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.38%) Black Duck
4 4 (1.38%) HP
5 3 (1.04%) Google
5 3 (1.04%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.04%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.04%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.69%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.69%) Citrix
6 2 (0.69%) OpenLink
6 2 (0.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.35%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.35%) Qualys
7 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.35%) SAP
7 1 (0.35%) Tripwire