Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 381 653 836
Rank change year-on-year +272 +183 -26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 578 157 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.19% 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.18% 1.07% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 84 19
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +30.77%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £72.09 - -
UK median hourly rate £72.09 - -

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 18,150 14,684 14,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.87% 17.47% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,486 9,967 10,143
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £301 £300
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 295 292
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +14.74%
10th Percentile £26.80 £25.50 £28.01
90th Percentile £66.58 £54.50 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 21 June 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
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 21 June 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 +210 329 £450 +1.81% 39
South East +41 98 £498 +18.81% 27
Midlands +38 79 £450 +6.51% 15
West Midlands +41 75 £450 +9.09% 10
South West +22 32 £405 -14.74% 10
North of England -18 25 £425 - 15
North West +2 18 £450 +5.88% 6
East of England +14 15 £374 +24.63% 5
Yorkshire -9 7 £400 - 7
East Midlands -4 4 £436 +3.25% 5
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 339 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
1 339 (58.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 267 (46.19%) C#
3 256 (44.29%) .NET
4 218 (37.72%) DevOps
5 204 (35.29%) Visual Studio
6 202 (34.95%) SQL
6 202 (34.95%) Microsoft
7 182 (31.49%) Git (software)
8 177 (30.62%) Finance
9 175 (30.28%) SQL Server
10 140 (24.22%) Scrum
10 140 (24.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 136 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
12 130 (22.49%) JavaScript
13 124 (21.45%) PowerShell
14 109 (18.86%) JSON
15 108 (18.69%) MVC
16 100 (17.30%) ASP.NET
17 94 (16.26%) TDD
17 94 (16.26%) Test Automation
18 89 (15.40%) JIRA
19 85 (14.71%) HTML
20 84 (14.53%) Windows
21 80 (13.84%) CSS
22 79 (13.67%) AngularJS
23 75 (12.98%) PaaS
24 72 (12.46%) REST
25 71 (12.28%) Jenkins
26 70 (12.11%) ASP.NET Web API

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 36 (6.23%) Apache Spark
2 29 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.46%) IIS
4 19 (3.29%) CMS
5 15 (2.60%) Apache
6 13 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (2.08%) Confluence
8 11 (1.90%) Mule
9 7 (1.21%) Apache Pig
10 6 (1.04%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.04%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.87%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.87%) NServiceBus
11 5 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.17%) InVision
Business Applications
1 20 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.42%) Eagle PACE
2 14 (2.42%) Front Arena
2 14 (2.42%) thinkFolio
3 12 (2.08%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (1.04%) Bloomberg AIM
5 6 (1.04%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.52%) Summit
8 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 339 (58.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (12.98%) PaaS
3 60 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (6.92%) IaaS
5 26 (4.50%) Serverless
6 21 (3.63%) Dynamics 365
7 16 (2.77%) SaaS
8 9 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (1.56%) Office 365
9 8 (1.38%) GitHub
10 7 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (1.21%) Data Lake Analytics
10 7 (1.21%) NuGet
11 6 (1.04%) G Suite
12 5 (0.87%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.87%) Slack
13 4 (0.69%) BrowserStack
13 4 (0.69%) npm
14 3 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.52%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.73%) VPN
2 7 (1.21%) DNS
3 6 (1.04%) Intranet
4 5 (0.87%) Firewall
5 4 (0.69%) DHCP
5 4 (0.69%) HTTP
5 4 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.52%) FTP
6 3 (0.52%) Network Security
7 1 (0.17%) Internet
7 1 (0.17%) LAN
7 1 (0.17%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.17%) SMS
7 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.17%) VLAN
7 1 (0.17%) VoIP
7 1 (0.17%) WAN
7 1 (0.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (30.28%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.82%) Big Data
3 45 (7.79%) Cosmos DB
4 42 (7.27%) NoSQL
4 42 (7.27%) Relational Database
5 34 (5.88%) Hadoop
6 32 (5.54%) RDBMS
7 30 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (4.67%) MySQL
9 20 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (2.94%) MongoDB
11 16 (2.77%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (2.60%) Power BI
13 14 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (2.08%) Data Lake
16 11 (1.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 10 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 204 (35.29%) Visual Studio
2 182 (31.49%) Git (software)
3 140 (24.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 89 (15.40%) JIRA
5 71 (12.28%) Jenkins
6 63 (10.90%) Selenium
7 56 (9.69%) TeamCity
8 43 (7.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 41 (7.09%) SpecFlow
10 40 (6.92%) Subversion
11 34 (5.88%) NUnit
12 28 (4.84%) Mercurial
12 28 (4.84%) Sublime Text
13 15 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 13 (2.25%) MSBuild
15 12 (2.08%) MSTest
16 11 (1.90%) WebDriver
17 9 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
17 9 (1.56%) TestRail
18 8 (1.38%) Protractor
General
1 177 (30.62%) Finance
2 29 (5.02%) Retail
3 14 (2.42%) Front Office
3 14 (2.42%) Marketing
4 9 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.21%) Publishing
6 6 (1.04%) Back Office
6 6 (1.04%) Banking
6 6 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.87%) Advertising
8 3 (0.52%) Games
9 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.35%) Billing
9 2 (0.35%) Electronics
10 1 (0.17%) Automotive
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 215 (37.20%) Developer
2 104 (17.99%) .NET Developer
3 75 (12.98%) Azure Engineer
4 73 (12.63%) Azure DevOps
5 71 (12.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 61 (10.55%) C# Developer
7 56 (9.69%) Analyst
8 54 (9.34%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 43 (7.44%) C# .NET Developer
10 38 (6.57%) Consultant
11 34 (5.88%) Applications Developer
12 31 (5.36%) Azure Developer
12 31 (5.36%) Data Engineer
13 29 (5.02%) Senior Developer
14 27 (4.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
15 25 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
16 24 (4.15%) Azure Consultant
16 24 (4.15%) Big Data Engineer
16 24 (4.15%) Test Analyst
17 23 (3.98%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (44.29%) .NET
2 109 (18.86%) JSON
3 100 (17.30%) ASP.NET
4 85 (14.71%) HTML
5 80 (13.84%) CSS
6 79 (13.67%) AngularJS
7 72 (12.46%) REST
8 70 (12.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 69 (11.94%) .NET Framework
10 62 (10.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 46 (7.96%) jQuery
12 44 (7.61%) HTML5
12 44 (7.61%) React
13 43 (7.44%) React Native
14 39 (6.75%) Entity Framework
15 35 (6.06%) CSS3
16 34 (5.88%) WCF
17 33 (5.71%) Web Services
18 31 (5.36%) OpenID
19 30 (5.19%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.48%) Mobile App
2 46 (7.96%) User Experience
3 27 (4.67%) Algorithms
4 24 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.29%) Derivative
5 19 (3.29%) HoloLens
6 16 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (2.60%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.42%) Equities
8 14 (2.42%) Exotic Derivative
8 14 (2.42%) Fixed Income
8 14 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.56%) Fintech
10 9 (1.56%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.21%) Clustering
11 7 (1.21%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.21%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.53%) Windows
2 50 (8.65%) Apple iOS
3 40 (6.92%) Android
4 39 (6.75%) Windows Server
5 27 (4.67%) Linux
6 7 (1.21%) Unix
7 5 (0.87%) VMS
8 3 (0.52%) SUSE
8 3 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (58.65%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (37.72%) DevOps
3 140 (24.22%) Scrum
4 136 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (18.69%) MVC
6 94 (16.26%) TDD
6 94 (16.26%) Test Automation
7 69 (11.94%) Analytics
8 63 (10.90%) Microservices
9 53 (9.17%) BDD
10 51 (8.82%) Release Management
11 44 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
12 43 (7.44%) Unit Testing
13 39 (6.75%) Kanban
14 37 (6.40%) User Stories
15 35 (6.06%) Open Source
16 32 (5.54%) Deployment Automation
17 31 (5.36%) ETL
17 31 (5.36%) SDLC
18 30 (5.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 267 (46.19%) C#
2 202 (34.95%) SQL
3 130 (22.49%) JavaScript
4 124 (21.45%) PowerShell
5 40 (6.92%) Python
6 28 (4.84%) JSX
6 28 (4.84%) Scala
7 23 (3.98%) Java
8 17 (2.94%) T-SQL
8 17 (2.94%) TypeScript
9 15 (2.60%) Go
10 14 (2.42%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.08%) VB.NET
12 11 (1.90%) C
13 6 (1.04%) C++
13 6 (1.04%) Ruby
13 6 (1.04%) U-SQL
14 4 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.69%) XAML
15 3 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (3.63%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (2.94%) Degree
4 16 (2.77%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.56%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.38%) ISEB
7 6 (1.04%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.04%) MCP
7 6 (1.04%) MCSE
7 6 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.69%) OCP
9 3 (0.52%) APMP
9 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (10.03%) QA
2 13 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.73%) GDPR
4 7 (1.21%) SLA
5 4 (0.69%) PMO
6 2 (0.35%) HAZOP
6 2 (0.35%) WCAG
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) GCP
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 68 (11.76%) Docker
2 33 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.04%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.52%) HDFS
7 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (2.60%) Ansible
4 14 (2.42%) Puppet
5 10 (1.73%) SCOM
5 10 (1.73%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.38%) Terraform
7 6 (1.04%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.69%) SCCM
9 3 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.52%) WSUS
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.17%) Automic
11 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.17%) Packer
11 1 (0.17%) Salt
11 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 202 (34.95%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.09%) Oracle
3 34 (5.88%) SAP
4 24 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (2.42%) Calypso
5 14 (2.42%) Charles River
5 14 (2.42%) FXall
5 14 (2.42%) SimCorp
6 12 (2.08%) Micro Focus
7 11 (1.90%) Alteryx
7 11 (1.90%) Google
8 9 (1.56%) Databricks
9 8 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.21%) MuleSoft
10 7 (1.21%) VMware
11 6 (1.04%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.04%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.04%) HP
11 6 (1.04%) Tableau
11 6 (1.04%) Talend