Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 245 340 658
Rank change year-on-year +95 +318 +183
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 948 694 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 0.74% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.75% 3.64% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 471 100
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £385 £321 £300
90th Percentile £663 £599 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
England median hourly rate £36.63 £72.09 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.19% - -
UK median hourly rate £36.63 £72.09 -
% change year-on-year -49.19% - -

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 16,496 19,071 15,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.54% 20.20% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,962 13,190 10,588
England median daily rate £480 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +7.95% +3.53%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £306
90th Percentile £638 £615 £594
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £438
% change year-on-year +1.60% +6.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 223 309
England median hourly rate £44.46 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.61% - -
10th Percentile £23.93 £25.57 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.75 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +60 435 £525 +16.67% 28
South East +108 256 £495 - 32
Midlands +23 96 £463 +2.78% 27
West Midlands +9 83 £463 +2.78% 22
South West +28 80 £425 +6.25% 14
North of England +67 57 £450 +5.88% 14
North West +22 25 £475 +5.56% 5
North East - 25 £427 - 2
East of England +16 22 £406 +8.65% 4
East Midlands +28 12 £448 +5.29% 5
Yorkshire +20 7 £365 -8.75% 7
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 690 (72.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 590 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
3 573 (60.44%) DevOps
4 386 (40.72%) Microsoft
5 373 (39.35%) C#
6 311 (32.81%) Git (software)
7 307 (32.38%) .NET
8 294 (31.01%) Scrum
9 255 (26.90%) PowerShell
10 249 (26.27%) SQL
11 212 (22.36%) Test Automation
12 196 (20.68%) JavaScript
13 189 (19.94%) SQL Server
14 183 (19.30%) JIRA
15 170 (17.93%) Visual Studio
16 163 (17.19%) Finance
17 159 (16.77%) PaaS
18 157 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
18 157 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
18 157 (16.56%) HTML
19 156 (16.46%) Jenkins
20 150 (15.82%) TDD
21 140 (14.77%) JSON
22 139 (14.66%) CSS
22 139 (14.66%) IaaS
23 132 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
24 129 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
25 127 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
26 124 (13.08%) Docker
27 122 (12.87%) BDD

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 66 (6.96%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.38%) Confluence
3 27 (2.85%) Apache Spark
4 19 (2.00%) CMS
5 18 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (0.95%) Apache
7 5 (0.53%) IIS
8 4 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.32%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.11%) Drupal
11 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.11%) Jadu
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.11%) TYPO3
11 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.42%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 59 (6.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.84%) Endur
4 5 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.53%) Sonata
5 4 (0.42%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 690 (72.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 159 (16.77%) PaaS
3 157 (16.56%) Amazon AWS
4 139 (14.66%) IaaS
5 112 (11.81%) Power Platform
6 91 (9.60%) Serverless
7 65 (6.86%) Dynamics 365
8 64 (6.75%) Azure Functions
9 56 (5.91%) Azure Active Directory
10 54 (5.70%) Azure Data Factory
11 48 (5.06%) SaaS
12 40 (4.22%) GitHub
13 34 (3.59%) OpenShift
14 30 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
15 23 (2.43%) Office 365
16 17 (1.79%) Data Lake Analytics
17 13 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
17 13 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
18 12 (1.27%) Amazon ECS
19 11 (1.16%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.22%) DNS
2 9 (0.95%) Firewall
3 6 (0.63%) Wireshark
4 5 (0.53%) Internet
4 5 (0.53%) Intranet
4 5 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.32%) HTTP
5 3 (0.32%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.21%) IPsec
6 2 (0.21%) Network Security
6 2 (0.21%) SSL
6 2 (0.21%) VPN
7 1 (0.11%) DHCP
7 1 (0.11%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.11%) Skype
7 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (19.94%) SQL Server
2 112 (11.81%) Power BI
3 84 (8.86%) Data Lake
4 74 (7.81%) Azure SQL Database
5 60 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
6 52 (5.49%) Big Data
7 49 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 47 (4.96%) Cosmos DB
9 42 (4.43%) Relational Database
10 36 (3.80%) NoSQL
11 32 (3.38%) HDInsight
12 28 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 27 (2.85%) SQL Server 2017
13 27 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 25 (2.64%) Redis
15 23 (2.43%) RDBMS
16 22 (2.32%) Hadoop
16 22 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 21 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 311 (32.81%) Git (software)
2 183 (19.30%) JIRA
3 170 (17.93%) Visual Studio
4 156 (16.46%) Jenkins
5 132 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 103 (10.86%) Selenium
7 73 (7.70%) TeamCity
8 68 (7.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 67 (7.07%) SpecFlow
10 38 (4.01%) Cucumber
11 32 (3.38%) WebDriver
12 29 (3.06%) JMeter
13 23 (2.43%) GitLab
14 17 (1.79%) Subversion
15 16 (1.69%) Bitbucket
16 13 (1.37%) SonarQube
17 12 (1.27%) MSBuild
17 12 (1.27%) MSTest
17 12 (1.27%) NUnit
18 11 (1.16%) Fiddler
General
1 163 (17.19%) Finance
2 58 (6.12%) Marketing
3 25 (2.64%) Manufacturing
4 24 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.43%) Retail
6 19 (2.00%) Electronics
7 12 (1.27%) Banking
8 10 (1.05%) Billing
8 10 (1.05%) Front Office
9 9 (0.95%) Legal
10 7 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.63%) Games
12 3 (0.32%) Advertising
13 2 (0.21%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Back Office
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 286 (30.17%) Developer
2 247 (26.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 193 (20.36%) Azure Engineer
4 176 (18.57%) Azure DevOps
5 146 (15.40%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 94 (9.92%) .NET Developer
7 78 (8.23%) Analyst
8 72 (7.59%) C# Developer
9 59 (6.22%) Azure Developer
10 53 (5.59%) Full Stack Developer
11 50 (5.27%) C# .NET Developer
12 36 (3.80%) Senior Developer
13 35 (3.69%) Platform Engineer
14 34 (3.59%) Test Analyst
15 32 (3.38%) Data Engineer
15 32 (3.38%) Tester
16 31 (3.27%) Consultant
16 31 (3.27%) CRM Developer
17 30 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
17 30 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (32.38%) .NET
2 157 (16.56%) HTML
3 140 (14.77%) JSON
4 139 (14.66%) CSS
5 113 (11.92%) ASP.NET Web API
6 106 (11.18%) ASP.NET
7 90 (9.49%) REST
8 86 (9.07%) .NET Core
9 76 (8.02%) .NET Framework
10 74 (7.81%) Web Services
11 72 (7.59%) RESTful
12 71 (7.49%) XML
13 69 (7.28%) AngularJS
14 56 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
15 55 (5.80%) Node.js
16 51 (5.38%) jQuery
17 49 (5.17%) HTML5
18 48 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 39 (4.11%) WCF
20 37 (3.90%) React
Miscellaneous
1 127 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (5.27%) Mobile App
3 39 (4.11%) Virtual Team
4 37 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
5 30 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
6 24 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 19 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 13 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.27%) Wiki
10 10 (1.05%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.05%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (0.74%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.63%) Life Science
13 6 (0.63%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.63%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 106 (11.18%) Windows
2 89 (9.39%) Linux
3 37 (3.90%) Android
4 35 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.48%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.84%) VMS
8 6 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.53%) Unix
10 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Debian
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (62.24%) Agile Software Development
2 573 (60.44%) DevOps
3 294 (31.01%) Scrum
4 212 (22.36%) Test Automation
5 157 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
6 150 (15.82%) TDD
7 129 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
8 122 (12.87%) BDD
9 115 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
10 107 (11.29%) Analytics
11 99 (10.44%) Kanban
12 97 (10.23%) Migration
13 93 (9.81%) Microservices
14 85 (8.97%) Continuous Delivery
14 85 (8.97%) OO
15 77 (8.12%) MVC
16 76 (8.02%) Software Engineering
16 76 (8.02%) User Stories
17 72 (7.59%) Infrastructure as Code
18 70 (7.38%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 373 (39.35%) C#
2 255 (26.90%) PowerShell
3 249 (26.27%) SQL
4 196 (20.68%) JavaScript
5 93 (9.81%) Python
6 85 (8.97%) Java
7 48 (5.06%) TypeScript
8 41 (4.32%) Bash Shell
9 37 (3.90%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.58%) Ruby
11 13 (1.37%) C++
11 13 (1.37%) U-SQL
12 9 (0.95%) PHP
13 8 (0.84%) Go
13 8 (0.84%) VB
14 7 (0.74%) Perl
15 6 (0.63%) C
15 6 (0.63%) Scala
16 5 (0.53%) ES6
16 5 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (6.86%) Degree
2 36 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.74%) ISTQB
4 24 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 21 (2.22%) ISEB
6 15 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.74%) AWS Certification
9 6 (0.63%) MCSE
10 5 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.53%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.42%) CISA
11 4 (0.42%) CISM
11 4 (0.42%) MCSA
11 4 (0.42%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.42%) PMP
12 2 (0.21%) CBAP
12 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (8.23%) QA
2 19 (2.00%) NCSC
2 19 (2.00%) NIST
3 11 (1.16%) GDPR
4 10 (1.05%) PMO
5 6 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 124 (13.08%) Docker
2 83 (8.76%) Active Directory
3 52 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.63%) LXC
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.11%) Squid
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) XenApp
7 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 121 (12.76%) Kubernetes
2 90 (9.49%) Terraform
3 72 (7.59%) Ansible
4 59 (6.22%) Puppet
5 56 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.48%) ZABBIX
7 13 (1.37%) Grafana
7 13 (1.37%) Kibana
8 11 (1.16%) Consul
8 11 (1.16%) Graphite
8 11 (1.16%) logstash
9 4 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.32%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.21%) Istio
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.21%) SCCM
11 2 (0.21%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.11%) MIIS
12 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 386 (40.72%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.06%) SAP
3 38 (4.01%) Databricks
4 26 (2.74%) Oracle
5 24 (2.53%) Tableau
6 23 (2.43%) ServiceNow
7 20 (2.11%) IBM
7 20 (2.11%) Splunk
8 19 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.79%) Atlassian
10 16 (1.69%) AppDynamics
10 16 (1.69%) IBM Sterling
10 16 (1.69%) Informatica
10 16 (1.69%) VMware
11 14 (1.48%) Google
12 13 (1.37%) Xamarin
13 11 (1.16%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.16%) SaltStack
14 9 (0.95%) Adobe
14 9 (0.95%) Sitecore