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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 594 616
Rank change year-on-year +58 +22  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 65 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.058% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.85% 0.37% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 15 5
Median daily rate £425 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +20.71% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7654 7779 6772
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.70% 15.69% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 5421 4527
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 125 102
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.35% +13.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 27 £442 +4.00% 10
South East +28 14 £425 +13.33% 1
East Midlands - 7 £423 - 1
West Midlands +15 6 £500 +66.66% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 9
South West - 4 £525 - 2
East of England - 3 £300 - 1
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 112 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 109 (70.78%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (62.99%) .NET
4 79 (51.30%) JavaScript
5 75 (48.70%) CSS
6 74 (48.05%) Visual Studio
7 73 (47.40%) .NET Framework
7 73 (47.40%) ASP.NET Web API
8 71 (46.10%) HTML
9 69 (44.81%) WCF
10 56 (36.36%) CRM
11 54 (35.06%) Dynamics CRM
12 47 (30.52%) Microsoft Azure
13 45 (29.22%) Scrum
14 41 (26.62%) Team Foundation Server
15 40 (25.97%) SQL Server
16 38 (24.68%) ASP.NET
17 36 (23.38%) Git (software)
18 35 (22.73%) C#
19 32 (20.78%) MVC
20 31 (20.13%) DevOps
21 29 (18.83%) PaaS
22 27 (17.53%) Test Automation
23 25 (16.23%) TDD
23 25 (16.23%) Windows
24 24 (15.58%) SQL
24 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
24 24 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
25 23 (14.94%) Kanban
25 23 (14.94%) IaaS

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 14 (9.09%) IIS
2 8 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.95%) CMS
6 3 (1.95%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.30%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.65%) Apache
8 1 (0.65%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.65%) phpBB
8 1 (0.65%) SAS
8 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 54 (35.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.30%) Endur
4 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (30.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (18.83%) PaaS
3 23 (14.94%) IaaS
4 10 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.25%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (3.25%) SaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) LAN
1 6 (3.90%) WAN
2 3 (1.95%) VoIP
3 2 (1.30%) VPN
3 2 (1.30%) Wireless
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.25%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.25%) Power BI
5 5 (3.25%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.30%) Big Data
8 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.30%) Redis
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 74 (48.05%) Visual Studio
2 41 (26.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (23.38%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 10 (6.49%) Selenium
6 9 (5.84%) JIRA
6 9 (5.84%) TeamCity
7 8 (5.19%) Maven
7 8 (5.19%) MSTest
8 6 (3.90%) Gradle
9 5 (3.25%) Ant
9 5 (3.25%) Moq
9 5 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (3.25%) webpack
10 4 (2.60%) NuGet
10 4 (2.60%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.60%) Subversion
10 4 (2.60%) VersionOne
11 3 (1.95%) CruiseControl
11 3 (1.95%) Grunt
General
1 17 (11.04%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Retail
3 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.60%) Legal
4 4 (2.60%) Publishing
5 3 (1.95%) Advertising
5 3 (1.95%) Interactive Media
6 2 (1.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Front Office
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Military
7 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (59.09%) Developer
2 45 (29.22%) CRM Developer
3 41 (26.62%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 37 (24.03%) Microsoft Developer
5 23 (14.94%) .NET Developer
6 19 (12.34%) Consultant
7 11 (7.14%) Architect
8 8 (5.19%) Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.55%) Azure Architect
9 7 (4.55%) Azure Consultant
9 7 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (4.55%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.90%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.90%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) Azure Developer
11 5 (3.25%) Technical Architect
12 4 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (62.99%) .NET
2 75 (48.70%) CSS
3 73 (47.40%) .NET Framework
3 73 (47.40%) ASP.NET Web API
4 71 (46.10%) HTML
5 69 (44.81%) WCF
6 38 (24.68%) ASP.NET
7 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (14.29%) Entity Framework
9 14 (9.09%) AngularJS
10 12 (7.79%) HTML5
11 11 (7.14%) Web Services
12 10 (6.49%) jQuery
13 9 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 8 (5.19%) Ajax
14 8 (5.19%) CSS3
14 8 (5.19%) RESTful
15 7 (4.55%) SOAP
16 6 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 6 (3.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.19%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.60%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.95%) NHS
4 3 (1.95%) User Experience
5 2 (1.30%) Clustering
5 2 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.65%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.65%) Equities
6 1 (0.65%) Fintech
6 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.65%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.23%) Windows
2 11 (7.14%) Linux
3 8 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (70.78%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (36.36%) CRM
3 45 (29.22%) Scrum
4 32 (20.78%) MVC
5 31 (20.13%) DevOps
6 27 (17.53%) Test Automation
7 25 (16.23%) TDD
8 24 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (14.94%) Kanban
10 20 (12.99%) Release Management
11 14 (9.09%) SOLID
12 13 (8.44%) Web Development
13 11 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (6.49%) Analytics
14 10 (6.49%) User Stories
15 9 (5.84%) Planning Poker
15 9 (5.84%) SDLC
15 9 (5.84%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (5.19%) OWASP
16 8 (5.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (51.30%) JavaScript
2 35 (22.73%) C#
3 24 (15.58%) SQL
4 19 (12.34%) PowerShell
5 11 (7.14%) Java
6 10 (6.49%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.84%) TypeScript
8 7 (4.55%) F#
9 5 (3.25%) ES6
9 5 (3.25%) VB
10 4 (2.60%) C++
10 4 (2.60%) Python
11 3 (1.95%) PHP
11 3 (1.95%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 22 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.39%) Degree
3 12 (7.79%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.95%) MCSD
6 2 (1.30%) CCNA
6 2 (1.30%) CCNP
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.30%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.30%) MCDST
6 2 (1.30%) MCITP
6 2 (1.30%) MCSA
6 2 (1.30%) MCSE
6 2 (1.30%) MCTS
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.65%) ISEB
7 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.25%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.30%) Docker
4 2 (1.30%) KVM
5 1 (0.65%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (5.84%) Puppet
2 2 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.30%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.65%) Piwik
3 1 (0.65%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) SCOM
3 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 112 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.49%) Oracle
3 5 (3.25%) AppDynamics
3 5 (3.25%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.60%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.60%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.95%) Citrix
5 3 (1.95%) Guidewire
5 3 (1.95%) VMware
6 2 (1.30%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.65%) Google
7 1 (0.65%) SAP
7 1 (0.65%) Zend
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £410 per day + SC Clearance granted
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day (circa)
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day 3 Months Rolling
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago