Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 399 305 248
Rank change year-on-year -94 -57 +330
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 130 551 1,034
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.83% 1.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.26% 4.79% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 402 742
Median daily rate £525 £493 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.03% +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £358
90th Percentile £650 £675 £613
UK median daily rate £550 £488 £488
% change year-on-year +12.82% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 22 4
Median hourly rate - £72.50 £29.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +149.68% -
UK median hourly rate - £72.50 £29.04
% change year-on-year - +149.68% -

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 5,749 11,498 19,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.03% 17.22% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,905 7,913 13,704
Median daily rate £475 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.56% +3.72%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £331
90th Percentile £638 £650 £635
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 137 201
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.47% +0.95%
10th Percentile £30.00 £16.20 £33.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £75.30 £57.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -3 106 £575 +4.55% 17
Midlands +37 13 £298 -37.04% 9
East Midlands +50 7 £270 -30.32% 2
West Midlands +15 6 £325 -31.22% 7
South West +63 4 £388 -7.46% 2
North of England +62 3 £488 +14.71% 3
South East -3 3 £450 - 13
Yorkshire +20 2 £488 -1.02%
North West +55 1 £400 +6.67% 3
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 100 (76.92%) Azure
2 88 (67.69%) DevOps
3 70 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (49.23%) Git (software)
5 47 (36.15%) Microsoft
6 45 (34.62%) C#
7 42 (32.31%) Test Automation
8 41 (31.54%) Serverless
9 39 (30.00%) Azure Functions
10 38 (29.23%) AWS
11 36 (27.69%) .NET
12 32 (24.62%) Jenkins
13 31 (23.85%) SQL Server
14 30 (23.08%) Scrum
15 28 (21.54%) SQL
16 27 (20.77%) Kanban
17 26 (20.00%) JavaScript
17 26 (20.00%) Databricks
17 26 (20.00%) Terraform
18 25 (19.23%) Docker
19 24 (18.46%) Finance
20 21 (16.15%) Azure SQL Database
20 21 (16.15%) Redux
20 21 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
21 19 (14.62%) Project Delivery
21 19 (14.62%) SDLC
21 19 (14.62%) HTML
22 18 (13.85%) TDD
22 18 (13.85%) Marketing
22 18 (13.85%) Ansible

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 3 (2.31%) IIS
1 3 (2.31%) NServiceBus
2 1 (0.77%) Anypoint
2 1 (0.77%) Confluence
2 1 (0.77%) Mule
2 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.77%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.77%) InVision
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.77%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.31%) Aligne
3 1 (0.77%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 100 (76.92%) Azure
2 41 (31.54%) Serverless
3 39 (30.00%) Azure Functions
4 38 (29.23%) AWS
5 18 (13.85%) AWS Lambda
6 15 (11.54%) Logic Apps
6 15 (11.54%) Power Platform
7 10 (7.69%) Power Automate
7 10 (7.69%) PowerApps
8 9 (6.92%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (6.15%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (6.15%) GCP
9 8 (6.15%) PaaS
10 6 (4.62%) Office 365
11 5 (3.85%) GitHub
12 4 (3.08%) npm
12 4 (3.08%) Yarn
13 3 (2.31%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (2.31%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) DNS
2 2 (1.54%) SSL
3 1 (0.77%) Firewall
3 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.85%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.15%) Azure SQL Database
3 17 (13.08%) Cosmos DB
3 17 (13.08%) Data Lake
4 11 (8.46%) MongoDB
4 11 (8.46%) NoSQL
5 10 (7.69%) OLTP
6 7 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2017
8 5 (3.85%) Power BI
8 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.31%) Redis
10 2 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 64 (49.23%) Git (software)
2 32 (24.62%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (10.00%) JIRA
5 11 (8.46%) Jasmine
5 11 (8.46%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (5.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (4.62%) Selenium
7 6 (4.62%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.85%) MSTest
9 4 (3.08%) Grunt
9 4 (3.08%) gulp
9 4 (3.08%) Mocha
9 4 (3.08%) webpack
10 3 (2.31%) NUnit
10 3 (2.31%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.31%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.54%) JUnit
11 2 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 24 (18.46%) Finance
2 18 (13.85%) Marketing
3 11 (8.46%) Banking
4 10 (7.69%) Front Office
5 8 (6.15%) Billing
6 5 (3.85%) Retail
7 4 (3.08%) Public Sector
7 4 (3.08%) Retail Finance
8 3 (2.31%) Games
9 2 (1.54%) Back Office
10 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (43.08%) Developer
2 28 (21.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (16.15%) React Developer
4 16 (12.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 16 (12.31%) Azure Engineer
5 10 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 10 (7.69%) Technical Leader
6 8 (6.15%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Azure DevOps
7 7 (5.38%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Senior React Developer
9 5 (3.85%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.08%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.08%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Team Leader
11 3 (2.31%) Azure Developer
11 3 (2.31%) Configuration Engineer
11 3 (2.31%) DevOps Developer
11 3 (2.31%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.69%) .NET
2 21 (16.15%) Redux
3 19 (14.62%) HTML
4 16 (12.31%) ADO
4 16 (12.31%) CSS
4 16 (12.31%) React
5 14 (10.77%) Node.js
6 12 (9.23%) Web Services
7 11 (8.46%) Jest
7 11 (8.46%) React Native
8 10 (7.69%) Highcharts JS
8 10 (7.69%) HTML5
9 8 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET
10 7 (5.38%) jQuery
10 7 (5.38%) JSON
10 7 (5.38%) lodash
10 7 (5.38%) RESTful
10 7 (5.38%) XML
11 6 (4.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.46%) User Experience
3 7 (5.38%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.54%) Wiki
5 1 (0.77%) CMDB
5 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.46%) Windows
2 8 (6.15%) Android
2 8 (6.15%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.85%) Linux
4 2 (1.54%) VMS
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.77%) CentOS
5 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.77%) Unix
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (67.69%) DevOps
2 70 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (32.31%) Test Automation
4 30 (23.08%) Scrum
5 27 (20.77%) Kanban
6 21 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (14.62%) Project Delivery
7 19 (14.62%) SDLC
8 18 (13.85%) TDD
9 16 (12.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (12.31%) Data Architecture
9 16 (12.31%) Microservices
9 16 (12.31%) Software Deployment
10 15 (11.54%) Open Source
11 14 (10.77%) Deployment Automation
11 14 (10.77%) ETRM
11 14 (10.77%) Performance Testing
12 13 (10.00%) CRM
12 13 (10.00%) OO
13 11 (8.46%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.62%) C#
2 28 (21.54%) SQL
3 26 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.08%) PowerShell
4 17 (13.08%) Python
5 11 (8.46%) Java
6 7 (5.38%) ES6
6 7 (5.38%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.31%) TypeScript
8 2 (1.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (1.54%) R
9 1 (0.77%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (3.85%) Degree
2 2 (1.54%) ISEB
2 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.54%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.54%) PMP
2 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.77%) MCP
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.77%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) PMO
1 3 (2.31%) QA
System Software
1 25 (19.23%) Docker
2 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (20.00%) Terraform
2 18 (13.85%) Ansible
3 6 (4.62%) SCCM
4 5 (3.85%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.54%) Nagios
5 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.77%) Puppet
6 1 (0.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (36.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.00%) Databricks
3 8 (6.15%) Oracle
4 7 (5.38%) SAP
5 2 (1.54%) New Relic
5 2 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe
6 1 (0.77%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.77%) RedGate
6 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.77%) Sitecore