Period
to 24 October 2021

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 24 October 2021 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 566 392 278
Rank change year-on-year -174 -114 +14
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 176 106 720
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.39% 0.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.46% 2.15% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 58 519
10th Percentile £367 £386 £363
25th Percentile £436 £416 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £493
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +6.60% +9.44%
75th Percentile £638 £584 £625
90th Percentile £688 £613 £700
UK median daily rate £535 £525 £493
% change year-on-year +1.90% +6.60% +9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £80.00
UK median hourly rate - - £80.00

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 12,029 4,928 13,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.89% 18.02% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,266 3,464 9,234
10th Percentile £363 £315 £330
25th Percentile £438 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £491 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.87% +3.42% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 72 153
10th Percentile £25.55 £30.00 £20.10
25th Percentile £41.25 £41.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.04 £53.81 £52.50
90th Percentile £70.24 £61.25 £58.50
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in England

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in England

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England.

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 24 October 2021. 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 -189 108 £600 +14.29% 8
South East -64 27 £600 +33.33% 5
South West -33 18 £425 +9.68% 4
Midlands -66 14 £438 +2.94% 5
West Midlands -65 11 £438 +2.94% 5
East Midlands -39 3 - -
North of England -69 3 £494 +1.28% 3
North West -55 2 £494 +23.44% 2
North East - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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.

1 126 (71.59%) Azure
2 119 (67.61%) DevOps
3 107 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (45.45%) .NET
5 77 (43.75%) C#
6 70 (39.77%) Microsoft
7 52 (29.55%) Git (software)
8 51 (28.98%) SQL
9 48 (27.27%) Finance
10 41 (23.30%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (22.16%) Scrum
12 33 (18.75%) Visual Studio
12 33 (18.75%) Social Skills
13 32 (18.18%) SQL Server
14 31 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (16.48%) Test Automation
15 29 (16.48%) AWS
16 28 (15.91%) PowerShell
16 28 (15.91%) Terraform
17 27 (15.34%) Analytics
18 24 (13.64%) .NET Framework
18 24 (13.64%) Python
19 23 (13.07%) JavaScript
19 23 (13.07%) HTML
19 23 (13.07%) TDD
19 23 (13.07%) Ansible
20 22 (12.50%) ASP.NET
20 22 (12.50%) CSS
20 22 (12.50%) Web Services
21 21 (11.93%) Java

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 9 (5.11%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.84%) Apache
2 5 (2.84%) Apache Airflow
3 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.70%) Confluence
5 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.57%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.14%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 126 (71.59%) Azure
2 29 (16.48%) AWS
3 19 (10.80%) Power Platform
4 18 (10.23%) NuGet
5 15 (8.52%) Serverless
6 11 (6.25%) Azure Functions
6 11 (6.25%) Azure Key Vault
6 11 (6.25%) PaaS
7 10 (5.68%) Azure Logic Apps
8 9 (5.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 8 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (4.55%) Azure Service Bus
9 8 (4.55%) Azure Storage
9 8 (4.55%) IaaS
10 7 (3.98%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (3.41%) Microsoft 365
12 5 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (2.84%) OpenShift
12 5 (2.84%) SaaS
13 4 (2.27%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.70%) Internet
1 3 (1.70%) Network Security
2 2 (1.14%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.57%) DNS
3 1 (0.57%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.66%) Power BI
3 11 (6.25%) Big Data
3 11 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (6.25%) OLAP
4 10 (5.68%) Data Lake
5 9 (5.11%) MySQL
5 9 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 9 (5.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.55%) Tableau
7 7 (3.98%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (3.98%) Data Mining
7 7 (3.98%) Text Mining
8 6 (3.41%) Redis
8 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2017
9 5 (2.84%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 52 (29.55%) Git (software)
2 33 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 20 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (11.36%) TeamCity
4 18 (10.23%) Jenkins
5 16 (9.09%) JIRA
6 15 (8.52%) Subversion
7 13 (7.39%) MSBuild
8 10 (5.68%) Selenium
9 8 (4.55%) MSTest
9 8 (4.55%) NUnit
10 7 (3.98%) Ant
10 7 (3.98%) Bitbucket
10 7 (3.98%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (2.84%) Postman
13 4 (2.27%) JMeter
13 4 (2.27%) Maven
14 3 (1.70%) Cucumber
14 3 (1.70%) JUnit
General
1 48 (27.27%) Finance
2 33 (18.75%) Social Skills
3 20 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (10.23%) Presentation Skills
5 14 (7.95%) Public Sector
6 10 (5.68%) Marketing
7 9 (5.11%) Telecoms
8 8 (4.55%) Electronics
8 8 (4.55%) Manufacturing
9 7 (3.98%) Banking
10 6 (3.41%) Front Office
10 6 (3.41%) Law
11 5 (2.84%) Retail
12 4 (2.27%) Aerospace
12 4 (2.27%) Back Office
13 2 (1.14%) Legal
13 2 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (1.14%) Publishing
14 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (30.11%) Developer
2 39 (22.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (16.48%) Analyst
4 20 (11.36%) .NET Developer
5 18 (10.23%) Azure Engineer
6 16 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 14 (7.95%) Azure Developer
7 14 (7.95%) Azure DevOps
7 14 (7.95%) C# Developer
8 12 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (6.25%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.68%) Development Analyst
11 9 (5.11%) Consultant
11 9 (5.11%) Data Analyst
12 8 (4.55%) Business Analyst
12 8 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (4.55%) Technical Leader
13 7 (3.98%) Cloud Engineer
14 6 (3.41%) Senior DevOps
14 6 (3.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (45.45%) .NET
2 24 (13.64%) .NET Framework
3 23 (13.07%) HTML
4 22 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 22 (12.50%) CSS
4 22 (12.50%) Web Services
5 18 (10.23%) AngularJS
6 17 (9.66%) ADO
7 14 (7.95%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (7.95%) Node.js
7 14 (7.95%) XML
8 13 (7.39%) RESTful
9 12 (6.82%) .NET Core
10 11 (6.25%) REST
10 11 (6.25%) Velocity
11 9 (5.11%) ARM Templates
12 8 (4.55%) Kafka
12 8 (4.55%) React
13 6 (3.41%) Entity Framework
13 6 (3.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.11%) User Experience
2 4 (2.27%) CMDB
2 4 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (1.70%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.70%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.57%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (0.57%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.57%) New Media
5 1 (0.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.55%) Linux
1 8 (4.55%) Windows
2 5 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.14%) Android
3 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.57%) Unix
4 1 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (67.61%) DevOps
2 107 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (23.30%) Business Intelligence
4 39 (22.16%) Scrum
5 31 (17.61%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (16.48%) Test Automation
7 27 (15.34%) Analytics
8 23 (13.07%) TDD
9 18 (10.23%) User Stories
10 17 (9.66%) SDLC
11 16 (9.09%) Unit Testing
12 15 (8.52%) Microservices
12 15 (8.52%) Project Management
13 14 (7.95%) Data Modelling
14 13 (7.39%) Infrastructure as Code
14 13 (7.39%) Kanban
14 13 (7.39%) Migration
14 13 (7.39%) Performance Management
14 13 (7.39%) Project Delivery
14 13 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (43.75%) C#
2 51 (28.98%) SQL
3 28 (15.91%) PowerShell
4 24 (13.64%) Python
5 23 (13.07%) JavaScript
6 21 (11.93%) Java
7 20 (11.36%) TypeScript
8 10 (5.68%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.41%) C
10 5 (2.84%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (2.27%) Ruby
12 3 (1.70%) C++
12 3 (1.70%) R
13 2 (1.14%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.14%) Kotlin
13 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.14%) X++
14 1 (0.57%) F#
Qualifications
1 5 (2.84%) Degree
2 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.57%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.39%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.84%) QA
3 3 (1.70%) PMO
4 2 (1.14%) GDPR
4 2 (1.14%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.57%) Accessibility
System Software
1 19 (10.80%) Docker
2 5 (2.84%) LXC
3 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (15.91%) Terraform
2 23 (13.07%) Ansible
3 14 (7.95%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.41%) Puppet
5 3 (1.70%) Core Impact
6 2 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.57%) Control-M
7 1 (0.57%) Grafana
7 1 (0.57%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.57%) Icinga
7 1 (0.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 70 (39.77%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.09%) SAP
3 11 (6.25%) Databricks
4 8 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.84%) Alteryx
5 5 (2.84%) JDA
5 5 (2.84%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.70%) Informatica
6 3 (1.70%) WSO2
7 2 (1.14%) Google
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle
7 2 (1.14%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.57%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.57%) Aruba
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco
8 1 (0.57%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.57%) hybris
8 1 (0.57%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.57%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.57%) Splunk