Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 523 677 836
Rank change year-on-year +154 +159 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 342 153 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.17% 0.014%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.99% 1.03% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 84 10
England median daily rate £450 £425 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.05% -2.58%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £313
90th Percentile £597 £571 £530
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £473
% change year-on-year +5.88% -10.05% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £69.17 - -
UK median hourly rate £69.17 - -

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 17,217 14,790 14,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.74% 16.77% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,127 9,941 9,852
England median daily rate £475 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £288
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 252 348
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £32.00 £24.00 £23.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.75 £50.78
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 25 February 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
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 25 February 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 +98 173 £475 +5.56% 29
South East +42 75 £455 +10.30% 14
Midlands +8 42 £445 +11.25% 18
West Midlands -2 33 £445 +11.25% 13
North of England +42 24 £406 -5.80% 13
South West +29 20 £438 -7.89% 1
North West +18 12 £525 +21.74% 6
Yorkshire - 11 £400 - 5
East Midlands - 9 £431 - 4
East of England -20 7 £480 -4.00% 1
North East - 1 £475 - 2
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 220 (64.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 184 (53.80%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (49.71%) .NET
4 167 (48.83%) C#
5 146 (42.69%) Microsoft
6 138 (40.35%) Visual Studio
7 123 (35.96%) PowerShell
8 116 (33.92%) DevOps
9 106 (30.99%) Git (software)
10 104 (30.41%) SQL
11 94 (27.49%) SQL Server
11 94 (27.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 84 (24.56%) Finance
13 76 (22.22%) MVC
14 74 (21.64%) Continuous Integration
15 72 (21.05%) ASP.NET
16 64 (18.71%) Test Automation
17 61 (17.84%) Windows
18 59 (17.25%) JavaScript
19 56 (16.37%) .NET Framework
20 54 (15.79%) JIRA
21 52 (15.20%) Scrum
22 51 (14.91%) Docker
23 50 (14.62%) PaaS
24 48 (14.04%) Jenkins
25 46 (13.45%) Octopus Deploy
25 46 (13.45%) CSS
26 45 (13.16%) TDD
26 45 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
27 42 (12.28%) JSON

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 24 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.43%) IIS
3 15 (4.39%) Apache
4 14 (4.09%) Apache Spark
4 14 (4.09%) NServiceBus
5 9 (2.63%) Apache Pig
6 8 (2.34%) Confluence
7 7 (2.05%) CMS
8 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.88%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.88%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.29%) InVision
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) MicroStation
3 1 (0.29%) Revit
Business Applications
1 34 (9.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.58%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 220 (64.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (14.62%) PaaS
3 40 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (10.23%) IaaS
5 18 (5.26%) npm
6 16 (4.68%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (3.22%) Office 365
8 10 (2.92%) Serverless
9 8 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.05%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.17%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.88%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.88%) SaaS
13 3 (0.88%) Slack
14 2 (0.58%) GitHub
15 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
15 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.22%) DNS
2 8 (2.34%) Firewall
3 7 (2.05%) VPN
4 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.17%) SSL
6 3 (0.88%) Intranet
7 2 (0.58%) DHCP
7 2 (0.58%) Extranet
7 2 (0.58%) HTTP
7 2 (0.58%) Network Security
8 1 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.29%) Skype
8 1 (0.29%) SMS
8 1 (0.29%) VLAN
8 1 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (27.49%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.26%) Big Data
2 18 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 16 (4.68%) Hadoop
4 11 (3.22%) MySQL
5 10 (2.92%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (2.63%) Apache Hive
6 9 (2.63%) HBase
6 9 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.63%) Redis
6 9 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.75%) InterSystems Cache
9 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 138 (40.35%) Visual Studio
2 106 (30.99%) Git (software)
3 94 (27.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (15.79%) JIRA
5 48 (14.04%) Jenkins
6 46 (13.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 39 (11.40%) Selenium
8 32 (9.36%) TeamCity
9 27 (7.89%) NUnit
10 23 (6.73%) SpecFlow
11 14 (4.09%) NuGet
11 14 (4.09%) Subversion
12 12 (3.51%) Bower
12 12 (3.51%) MSTest
13 10 (2.92%) TestRail
14 8 (2.34%) Cucumber
14 8 (2.34%) JMeter
15 7 (2.05%) WebDriver
16 6 (1.75%) Maven
16 6 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 84 (24.56%) Finance
2 22 (6.43%) Retail
3 10 (2.92%) Marketing
4 7 (2.05%) Advertising
4 7 (2.05%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.75%) Back Office
5 6 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.46%) Banking
7 3 (0.88%) Games
7 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 117 (34.21%) Developer
2 67 (19.59%) .NET Developer
3 59 (17.25%) Azure Engineer
4 58 (16.96%) DevOps Engineer
5 52 (15.20%) C# Developer
6 51 (14.91%) Azure DevOps
7 42 (12.28%) C# .NET Developer
8 38 (11.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 27 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
10 25 (7.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 24 (7.02%) Analyst
12 22 (6.43%) Consultant
13 21 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 19 (5.56%) Architect
15 18 (5.26%) Senior Developer
16 16 (4.68%) Azure Consultant
16 16 (4.68%) Tester
17 14 (4.09%) Administrator
17 14 (4.09%) Azure Developer
17 14 (4.09%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (49.71%) .NET
2 72 (21.05%) ASP.NET
3 56 (16.37%) .NET Framework
4 46 (13.45%) CSS
5 45 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web API
6 42 (12.28%) JSON
7 39 (11.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 38 (11.11%) HTML
9 28 (8.19%) AngularJS
9 28 (8.19%) jQuery
10 26 (7.60%) Entity Framework
11 24 (7.02%) REST
12 22 (6.43%) React
13 21 (6.14%) WCF
14 18 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
14 18 (5.26%) Web Services
15 16 (4.68%) ASP.NET Core
15 16 (4.68%) Node.js
16 15 (4.39%) HTML5
17 13 (3.80%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.09%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.80%) Fintech
3 12 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.34%) Algorithms
4 8 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.05%) User Experience
6 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.75%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.46%) Derivative
7 5 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.46%) Reinsurance
7 5 (1.46%) Wiki
8 4 (1.17%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.17%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.58%) Clustering
10 2 (0.58%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (17.84%) Windows
2 37 (10.82%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.34%) Linux
4 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.17%) VMS
5 3 (0.88%) Unix
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (53.80%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (33.92%) DevOps
3 76 (22.22%) MVC
4 74 (21.64%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (18.71%) Test Automation
6 52 (15.20%) Scrum
7 45 (13.16%) TDD
8 34 (9.94%) CRM
9 32 (9.36%) BDD
10 31 (9.06%) Microservices
11 29 (8.48%) Continuous Delivery
12 26 (7.60%) Analytics
13 22 (6.43%) Release Management
14 21 (6.14%) Open Source
14 21 (6.14%) SDLC
15 19 (5.56%) Kanban
15 19 (5.56%) Unit Testing
16 18 (5.26%) SOLID
17 17 (4.97%) Configuration Management
17 17 (4.97%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 167 (48.83%) C#
2 123 (35.96%) PowerShell
3 104 (30.41%) SQL
4 59 (17.25%) JavaScript
5 26 (7.60%) Python
6 18 (5.26%) Java
7 15 (4.39%) T-SQL
7 15 (4.39%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.51%) Scala
9 11 (3.22%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.63%) C
10 9 (2.63%) F#
11 4 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.17%) U-SQL
12 3 (0.88%) R
13 2 (0.58%) C++
14 1 (0.29%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (4.68%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.39%) Degree
3 12 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.34%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.75%) ISEB
6 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.17%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.88%) MCSE
9 2 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.58%) MCP
10 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.29%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.29%) MCDST
10 1 (0.29%) MCITP
10 1 (0.29%) MCSA
10 1 (0.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.77%) QA
2 8 (2.34%) GDPR
3 3 (0.88%) WCAG
4 2 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 51 (14.91%) Docker
2 26 (7.60%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.63%) Apache Flume
5 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 7 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (6.43%) Puppet
2 14 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (3.51%) SCVMM
4 8 (2.34%) Kubernetes
5 7 (2.05%) SCCM
6 6 (1.75%) Ansible
7 5 (1.46%) HP ALM
7 5 (1.46%) SCOM
8 3 (0.88%) Nagios
9 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.58%) Terraform
10 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.29%) Kibana
10 1 (0.29%) Packer
10 1 (0.29%) Salt
10 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 146 (42.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.97%) SAP
3 11 (3.22%) Alteryx
4 10 (2.92%) Oracle
5 9 (2.63%) Talend
6 8 (2.34%) Splunk
6 8 (2.34%) VMware
7 7 (2.05%) HP
8 6 (1.75%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.75%) Micro Focus
9 5 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.17%) Black Duck
10 4 (1.17%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.88%) Databricks
11 3 (0.88%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.58%) Apigee
12 2 (0.58%) F5
13 1 (0.29%) AlienVault
13 1 (0.29%) Dynatrace
13 1 (0.29%) Rapid7