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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
UK / England
Rank 493 611 592
Rank change year-on-year +118 -19  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 90 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.012% 0.023%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.23% 0.084% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 5 7
Median daily rate £425 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £355 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £325 -
% change year-on-year +26.92% -  
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 7326 7155 6300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.53% 14.64% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4937 4791 4097
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 171 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
South East - 27 £417 -
London +49 25 £458 -3.68% 1
West Midlands +22 16 £406 +25.00%
South West - 12 £475 - 3
North West - 8 £425 -
East of England - 2 £345 -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 133 (83.65%) Microsoft
2 123 (77.36%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (74.21%) .NET
4 90 (56.60%) .NET Framework
5 87 (54.72%) Visual Studio
6 85 (53.46%) HTML
7 83 (52.20%) CSS
8 82 (51.57%) ASP.NET Web API
9 81 (50.94%) JavaScript
10 80 (50.31%) WCF
11 76 (47.80%) CRM
12 74 (46.54%) Dynamics CRM
13 52 (32.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 50 (31.45%) Scrum
15 47 (29.56%) C#
16 42 (26.42%) SQL Server
17 41 (25.79%) ASP.NET
18 37 (23.27%) Security Cleared
19 36 (22.64%) MVC
20 35 (22.01%) Microsoft Azure
20 35 (22.01%) SC Cleared
21 34 (21.38%) TDD
22 31 (19.50%) ASP.NET MVC
23 29 (18.24%) MS Excel
24 27 (16.98%) Kanban
24 27 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
25 24 (15.09%) SQL
26 23 (14.47%) PaaS
27 21 (13.21%) Entity Framework
27 21 (13.21%) Release Management

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related 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 (5.66%) IIS
2 7 (4.40%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (4.40%) NServiceBus
2 7 (4.40%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.52%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.63%) Apache
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.63%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.63%) phpBB
6 1 (0.63%) SAS
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (18.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 74 (46.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.26%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (14.47%) PaaS
3 21 (13.21%) IaaS
4 10 (6.29%) SaaS
5 3 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.89%) VoIP
2 2 (1.26%) LAN
2 2 (1.26%) WAN
3 1 (0.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) HTTP
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.63%) Big Data
8 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.63%) MySQL
8 1 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.63%) QlikView
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 87 (54.72%) Visual Studio
2 52 (32.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (10.06%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.77%) MSBuild
4 6 (3.77%) MSTest
4 6 (3.77%) Selenium
5 5 (3.14%) Moq
5 5 (3.14%) NuGet
5 5 (3.14%) SpecFlow
5 5 (3.14%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.14%) webpack
6 4 (2.52%) CruiseControl
6 4 (2.52%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.52%) JIRA
7 3 (1.89%) Gradle
7 3 (1.89%) Maven
8 2 (1.26%) Ant
8 2 (1.26%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.26%) NUnit
8 2 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (11.32%) Finance
2 5 (3.14%) Front Office
3 4 (2.52%) Banking
3 4 (2.52%) Publishing
4 3 (1.89%) Advertising
4 3 (1.89%) Retail
5 2 (1.26%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) French Language
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Military
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (63.52%) Developer
2 61 (38.36%) CRM Developer
3 57 (35.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 40 (25.16%) Microsoft Developer
5 29 (18.24%) .NET Developer
6 14 (8.81%) C# Developer
7 11 (6.92%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (6.29%) Architect
9 9 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (4.40%) Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (4.40%) Release Manager
10 7 (4.40%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Lead Developer
11 5 (3.14%) Scrum Master
11 5 (3.14%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.14%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.52%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (74.21%) .NET
2 90 (56.60%) .NET Framework
3 85 (53.46%) HTML
4 83 (52.20%) CSS
5 82 (51.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 80 (50.31%) WCF
7 41 (25.79%) ASP.NET
8 31 (19.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (13.21%) Entity Framework
10 13 (8.18%) Web Services
11 9 (5.66%) HTML5
12 8 (5.03%) Dapper ORM
12 8 (5.03%) LESS
12 8 (5.03%) Sass
13 6 (3.77%) Ajax
13 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 6 (3.77%) WPF
14 5 (3.14%) OpenID
14 5 (3.14%) React
14 5 (3.14%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.77%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.14%) Equities
2 5 (3.14%) Fixed Income
2 5 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.89%) Clustering
5 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.26%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.26%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.26%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.63%) Fintech
6 1 (0.63%) iPad
6 1 (0.63%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.06%) Windows
2 6 (3.77%) Linux
2 6 (3.77%) Windows Server
2 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (77.36%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (47.80%) CRM
3 50 (31.45%) Scrum
4 36 (22.64%) MVC
5 34 (21.38%) TDD
6 27 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (16.98%) Kanban
7 21 (13.21%) Release Management
8 19 (11.95%) SOLID
9 17 (10.69%) DevOps
10 16 (10.06%) Continuous Deployment
11 15 (9.43%) BDD
12 13 (8.18%) Waterfall
13 10 (6.29%) Automated Testing
14 9 (5.66%) Planning Poker
14 9 (5.66%) User Stories
14 9 (5.66%) Web Development
15 8 (5.03%) Continuous Delivery
15 8 (5.03%) CQRS
15 8 (5.03%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (50.94%) JavaScript
2 47 (29.56%) C#
3 24 (15.09%) SQL
4 17 (10.69%) PowerShell
5 8 (5.03%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.40%) Java
7 5 (3.14%) C++
7 5 (3.14%) ES6
7 5 (3.14%) TypeScript
7 5 (3.14%) VB
8 4 (2.52%) F#
9 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.63%) C
10 1 (0.63%) Perl
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) Python
10 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (23.27%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.01%) SC Cleared
3 20 (12.58%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.29%) Degree
5 7 (4.40%) ISTQB
6 6 (3.77%) ISEB
6 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.89%) CCNA
7 3 (1.89%) CCNP
7 3 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.89%) MCDBA
7 3 (1.89%) MCDST
7 3 (1.89%) MCITP
7 3 (1.89%) MCSA
7 3 (1.89%) MCSD
7 3 (1.89%) MCSE
7 3 (1.89%) MCTS
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.26%) Docker
5 1 (0.63%) KVM
5 1 (0.63%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.63%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.63%) Piwik
2 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 133 (83.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.14%) Oracle
3 4 (2.52%) Guidewire
4 3 (1.89%) AppDynamics
4 3 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.26%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.63%) CA
6 1 (0.63%) Citrix
6 1 (0.63%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.63%) Juniper
6 1 (0.63%) SAP
6 1 (0.63%) VMware
6 1 (0.63%) Zend