Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 323 632 815
Rank change year-on-year +309 +183 +30
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 746 183 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.21% 0.068%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.86% 1.14% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 117 36
England median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +32.58%
10th Percentile £321 £306 £306
90th Percentile £588 £580 £556
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £431
% change year-on-year +2.86% +1.45% +30.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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 19,324 16,021 15,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.53% 18.15% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,357 11,032 10,923
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 283 263
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.83% +13.20%
10th Percentile £26.48 £28.80 £26.90
90th Percentile £52.63 £54.88 £53.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.27
% change year-on-year - +0.54% +12.72%

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 17 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 August 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 +227 365 £450 +1.81% 55
South East +110 174 £475 -5.00% 15
Midlands +49 85 £450 +6.51% 24
West Midlands +37 80 £450 +5.88% 13
North of England +24 50 £438 +0.57% 19
South West +19 50 £400 -13.51% 12
North West +14 29 £450 -2.70% 4
East of England +1 21 £375 +15.38% 4
Yorkshire -3 14 £425 +3.66% 11
North East - 7 £390 - 4
East Midlands -6 5 £425 +0.59% 11
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 441 (59.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 403 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (41.02%) C#
4 299 (40.08%) .NET
5 276 (37.00%) Microsoft
6 266 (35.66%) SQL
7 253 (33.91%) DevOps
8 231 (30.97%) Visual Studio
9 225 (30.16%) SQL Server
9 225 (30.16%) Git (software)
10 192 (25.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 182 (24.40%) JavaScript
12 171 (22.92%) Finance
12 171 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
13 170 (22.79%) Scrum
14 156 (20.91%) PowerShell
15 143 (19.17%) TDD
16 139 (18.63%) Test Automation
17 137 (18.36%) MVC
18 125 (16.76%) ASP.NET
19 118 (15.82%) JSON
20 105 (14.08%) HTML
21 100 (13.40%) .NET Framework
22 99 (13.27%) PaaS
23 98 (13.14%) AngularJS
23 98 (13.14%) CSS
24 97 (13.00%) Analytics
25 96 (12.87%) Docker
26 95 (12.73%) Selenium
27 93 (12.47%) JIRA

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 49 (6.57%) Apache Spark
2 47 (6.30%) SharePoint
3 25 (3.35%) Confluence
4 23 (3.08%) CMS
5 18 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (2.14%) IIS
7 12 (1.61%) Mule
8 8 (1.07%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.94%) Apache
10 6 (0.80%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.67%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.40%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
15 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.67%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) InVision
Business Applications
1 25 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.88%) Eagle PACE
2 14 (1.88%) Front Arena
2 14 (1.88%) thinkFolio
3 8 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.80%) Bloomberg AIM
4 6 (0.80%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.40%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.40%) Summit
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 441 (59.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (13.27%) PaaS
3 90 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (8.45%) IaaS
5 49 (6.57%) Serverless
6 47 (6.30%) SaaS
7 34 (4.56%) Azure Functions
8 32 (4.29%) GitHub
9 22 (2.95%) Azure Data Factory
10 21 (2.82%) Data Lake Analytics
11 20 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (2.41%) Azure Machine Learning
13 17 (2.28%) Office 365
14 16 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
16 11 (1.47%) OpenShift
17 7 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
18 6 (0.80%) G Suite
19 5 (0.67%) iPaaS
19 5 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.95%) DNS
2 12 (1.61%) VPN
3 11 (1.47%) Firewall
4 6 (0.80%) Intranet
4 6 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.67%) DHCP
5 5 (0.67%) LAN
5 5 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.54%) HTTP
7 3 (0.40%) FTP
8 2 (0.27%) Internet
8 2 (0.27%) Skype
9 1 (0.13%) Network Security
9 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.13%) VLAN
9 1 (0.13%) VoIP
9 1 (0.13%) WAN
9 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (30.16%) SQL Server
2 75 (10.05%) Relational Database
3 63 (8.45%) Big Data
4 55 (7.37%) NoSQL
5 54 (7.24%) Cosmos DB
6 48 (6.43%) Power BI
7 47 (6.30%) RDBMS
8 44 (5.90%) Hadoop
9 40 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
10 39 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 37 (4.96%) Data Lake
12 27 (3.62%) MySQL
13 26 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 25 (3.35%) Azure SQL Database
15 20 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
16 17 (2.28%) MongoDB
17 16 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
18 13 (1.74%) Spotfire
18 13 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 12 (1.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 231 (30.97%) Visual Studio
2 225 (30.16%) Git (software)
3 192 (25.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 95 (12.73%) Selenium
5 93 (12.47%) JIRA
6 82 (10.99%) Jenkins
7 67 (8.98%) SpecFlow
8 55 (7.37%) TeamCity
9 51 (6.84%) Octopus Deploy
10 46 (6.17%) NUnit
11 38 (5.09%) Subversion
12 34 (4.56%) MSBuild
13 28 (3.75%) Mercurial
13 28 (3.75%) Sublime Text
14 16 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (2.01%) MSTest
16 12 (1.61%) Mocha
17 11 (1.47%) Jasmine
18 9 (1.21%) ReSharper
18 9 (1.21%) WebDriver
General
1 171 (22.92%) Finance
2 28 (3.75%) Retail
3 15 (2.01%) Front Office
4 13 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.61%) Marketing
6 9 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.94%) Banking
7 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.94%) Publishing
8 6 (0.80%) Back Office
9 5 (0.67%) Advertising
9 5 (0.67%) Electronics
9 5 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.40%) Billing
10 3 (0.40%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 296 (39.68%) Developer
2 131 (17.56%) .NET Developer
3 83 (11.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 80 (10.72%) Azure Engineer
4 80 (10.72%) C# Developer
5 66 (8.85%) Azure DevOps
6 62 (8.31%) Analyst
7 55 (7.37%) C# .NET Developer
8 50 (6.70%) Azure Developer
9 46 (6.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 41 (5.50%) Consultant
11 38 (5.09%) Architect
12 37 (4.96%) Data Engineer
12 37 (4.96%) Full Stack Developer
13 35 (4.69%) Senior Developer
14 30 (4.02%) Applications Developer
15 27 (3.62%) Big Data Engineer
15 27 (3.62%) Mobile Applications Developer
16 26 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
16 26 (3.49%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (40.08%) .NET
2 125 (16.76%) ASP.NET
3 118 (15.82%) JSON
4 105 (14.08%) HTML
5 100 (13.40%) .NET Framework
6 98 (13.14%) AngularJS
6 98 (13.14%) CSS
7 92 (12.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 88 (11.80%) REST
9 78 (10.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 66 (8.85%) React
11 56 (7.51%) jQuery
12 55 (7.37%) Node.js
13 53 (7.10%) WCF
14 50 (6.70%) React Native
15 49 (6.57%) HTML5
16 45 (6.03%) Entity Framework
17 38 (5.09%) .NET Core
18 35 (4.69%) Web Services
19 34 (4.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.25%) User Experience
2 63 (8.45%) Mobile App
3 61 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.16%) Algorithms
5 27 (3.62%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (3.22%) HoloLens
7 22 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.55%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (2.01%) Fintech
11 14 (1.88%) Derivative
11 14 (1.88%) Equities
11 14 (1.88%) Exotic Derivative
11 14 (1.88%) Fixed Income
11 14 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (1.61%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (1.07%) Clustering
14 8 (1.07%) Data Centre
15 7 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (12.20%) Windows
2 58 (7.77%) Apple iOS
3 48 (6.43%) Android
4 41 (5.50%) Linux
5 37 (4.96%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.88%) Unix
7 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.40%) SUSE
8 3 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.40%) VMS
9 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (54.02%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (33.91%) DevOps
3 171 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
4 170 (22.79%) Scrum
5 143 (19.17%) TDD
6 139 (18.63%) Test Automation
7 137 (18.36%) MVC
8 97 (13.00%) Analytics
9 90 (12.06%) Microservices
10 69 (9.25%) BDD
11 61 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
12 60 (8.04%) Release Management
13 58 (7.77%) Continuous Delivery
14 57 (7.64%) Kanban
15 54 (7.24%) Migration
16 53 (7.10%) ETL
17 52 (6.97%) Open Source
17 52 (6.97%) SDLC
18 49 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
18 49 (6.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 306 (41.02%) C#
2 266 (35.66%) SQL
3 182 (24.40%) JavaScript
4 156 (20.91%) PowerShell
5 87 (11.66%) Python
6 44 (5.90%) Java
7 37 (4.96%) T-SQL
7 37 (4.96%) TypeScript
8 34 (4.56%) Scala
9 28 (3.75%) JSX
10 22 (2.95%) Go
11 21 (2.82%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.55%) U-SQL
13 15 (2.01%) C++
13 15 (2.01%) VB.NET
14 14 (1.88%) R
14 14 (1.88%) Ruby
15 11 (1.47%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.34%) XAML
17 8 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (3.22%) Degree
2 19 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.28%) Security Cleared
4 14 (1.88%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (1.21%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (0.80%) ISEB
7 6 (0.80%) MCSE
8 5 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.54%) MCP
9 4 (0.54%) OCP
10 3 (0.40%) APMP
10 3 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.40%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.40%) OCA
11 2 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.13%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.51%) QA
2 18 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.34%) GCP
4 7 (0.94%) SLA
5 5 (0.67%) GDPR
6 4 (0.54%) COBIT
6 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.54%) PMO
7 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.27%) HAZOP
8 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 96 (12.87%) Docker
2 36 (4.83%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.54%) HDFS
6 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 58 (7.77%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.29%) Ansible
3 26 (3.49%) Puppet
4 23 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (2.55%) Terraform
6 11 (1.47%) SCOM
7 7 (0.94%) WSUS
8 6 (0.80%) HP ALM
8 6 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.67%) SCCM
9 5 (0.67%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
13 1 (0.13%) Automic
13 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.13%) Mesos
13 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 276 (37.00%) Microsoft
2 64 (8.58%) Oracle
3 31 (4.16%) SAP
4 25 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (2.41%) Databricks
6 17 (2.28%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.88%) Calypso
7 14 (1.88%) Charles River
7 14 (1.88%) FXall
7 14 (1.88%) SimCorp
8 13 (1.74%) Alteryx
9 11 (1.47%) Google
10 9 (1.21%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.07%) Micro Focus
12 7 (0.94%) RedGate
12 7 (0.94%) Tableau
12 7 (0.94%) VMware
13 6 (0.80%) Bloomberg
13 6 (0.80%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.80%) Splunk