Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 319 238 525
Rank change year-on-year -81 +287 +160
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 459 1,077 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 1.19% 0.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.26% 5.52% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 778 250
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £641 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 1
England median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £69.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -49.40% -
10th Percentile £66.25 £18.98 £66.31
90th Percentile £82.50 £39.50 £72.03
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £69.17
% change year-on-year +107.14% -49.40% -

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 10,773 19,512 17,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.26% 21.48% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,176 13,429 12,133
England median daily rate £480 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.21% +10.47%
10th Percentile £325 £335 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 251 220
England median hourly rate £41.50 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.49% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £16.50 £30.75 £30.70
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.00 £63.95
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% -3.33% +9.76%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 -25 240 £550 +10.00% 26
South East -30 116 £463 -11.90% 17
Midlands -3 36 £466 -1.84% 9
West Midlands +13 34 £466 -6.75% 5
South West -16 33 £425 +3.03% 9
North of England -32 30 £425 -2.86% 16
North West -23 16 £413 -8.33% 6
Yorkshire +52 13 £493 +57.60% 9
East of England +31 3 £425 +13.33% 5
East Midlands +9 2 - - 4
North East -9 1 £350 -22.22% 1
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 341 (74.29%) Azure
2 318 (69.28%) DevOps
3 294 (64.05%) Agile Software Development
4 213 (46.41%) Microsoft
5 155 (33.77%) C#
6 154 (33.55%) PowerShell
7 140 (30.50%) Git (software)
8 132 (28.76%) SQL
9 121 (26.36%) Test Automation
10 116 (25.27%) .NET
11 113 (24.62%) JavaScript
12 99 (21.57%) Analytics
13 98 (21.35%) Visual Studio
13 98 (21.35%) Scrum
14 94 (20.48%) Finance
15 92 (20.04%) TDD
16 84 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
16 84 (18.30%) Data Lake
17 83 (18.08%) Team Foundation Server
18 82 (17.86%) SQL Server
19 78 (16.99%) Jenkins
19 78 (16.99%) Docker
20 74 (16.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 72 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
21 72 (15.69%) Power Platform
22 70 (15.25%) PaaS
23 69 (15.03%) CSS
23 69 (15.03%) Power BI
24 66 (14.38%) Infrastructure as Code
25 65 (14.16%) Java

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 28 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.61%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.53%) IIS
5 6 (1.31%) CMS
6 4 (0.87%) Apache
6 4 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.44%) Confluence
7 2 (0.44%) JBoss
8 1 (0.22%) Drupal
8 1 (0.22%) Jadu
8 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.22%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.44%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 14 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.09%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.09%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.44%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.44%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.22%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 341 (74.29%) Azure
2 72 (15.69%) Power Platform
3 70 (15.25%) PaaS
4 44 (9.59%) IaaS
5 35 (7.63%) GitHub
6 28 (6.10%) Serverless
7 27 (5.88%) AWS
8 24 (5.23%) Azure Functions
9 22 (4.79%) Data Lake Analytics
9 22 (4.79%) Dynamics 365
10 20 (4.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 20 (4.36%) Azure Data Factory
10 20 (4.36%) Office 365
11 19 (4.14%) SaaS
12 13 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.31%) Azure Machine Learning
13 6 (1.31%) npm
14 5 (1.09%) Azure Stack
15 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Flow
15 4 (0.87%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.83%) DNS
1 13 (2.83%) Firewall
2 11 (2.40%) Internet
2 11 (2.40%) VPN
3 9 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.74%) NAS
4 8 (1.74%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (1.74%) SAN
5 5 (1.09%) Network Security
6 2 (0.44%) Intranet
7 1 (0.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (18.30%) Data Lake
2 82 (17.86%) SQL Server
3 74 (16.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (15.03%) Power BI
5 32 (6.97%) Azure SQL Database
5 32 (6.97%) Big Data
6 30 (6.54%) HDInsight
7 23 (5.01%) NoSQL
8 20 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (3.27%) Relational Database
10 14 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (2.83%) MongoDB
12 12 (2.61%) Cosmos DB
13 11 (2.40%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.96%) Redis
15 8 (1.74%) Hadoop
16 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
17 6 (1.31%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 140 (30.50%) Git (software)
2 98 (21.35%) Visual Studio
3 83 (18.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 78 (16.99%) Jenkins
5 64 (13.94%) JIRA
6 42 (9.15%) Selenium
7 34 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 23 (5.01%) Maven
9 19 (4.14%) Cucumber
9 19 (4.14%) Gradle
9 19 (4.14%) SpecFlow
9 19 (4.14%) TeamCity
10 16 (3.49%) NUnit
11 13 (2.83%) Postman
12 12 (2.61%) SoapUI
13 10 (2.18%) Subversion
14 9 (1.96%) Mocha
15 7 (1.53%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (1.53%) Protractor
15 7 (1.53%) WebDriver
General
1 94 (20.48%) Finance
2 14 (3.05%) Back Office
3 12 (2.61%) Marketing
3 12 (2.61%) Public Sector
4 8 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.53%) Banking
6 5 (1.09%) Legal
7 4 (0.87%) Front Office
8 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Law
9 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.44%) Publishing
9 2 (0.44%) Retail
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Games
10 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 139 (30.28%) Developer
2 116 (25.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 103 (22.44%) Azure Engineer
4 75 (16.34%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 60 (13.07%) Azure DevOps
6 53 (11.55%) .NET Developer
7 34 (7.41%) Analyst
8 33 (7.19%) Consultant
9 32 (6.97%) Azure Developer
9 32 (6.97%) Data Engineer
10 23 (5.01%) React Developer
10 23 (5.01%) Software Engineer
11 22 (4.79%) Tester
12 18 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
12 18 (3.92%) Senior Developer
13 17 (3.70%) C# Developer
13 17 (3.70%) SAP Engineer
14 14 (3.05%) ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (3.05%) Service Analyst
14 14 (3.05%) Service Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (25.27%) .NET
2 69 (15.03%) CSS
3 64 (13.94%) HTML
4 59 (12.85%) Web Services
5 50 (10.89%) ASP.NET
6 47 (10.24%) AngularJS
7 40 (8.71%) RESTful
8 39 (8.50%) .NET Core
9 36 (7.84%) JSON
10 34 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 33 (7.19%) .NET Framework
12 28 (6.10%) Redux
13 27 (5.88%) Sass
14 26 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (5.45%) React
16 24 (5.23%) REST
17 21 (4.58%) Spring
18 19 (4.14%) ASP.NET Core
18 19 (4.14%) jQuery
18 19 (4.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.58%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
5 11 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.18%) User Experience
7 8 (1.74%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.74%) Replication
8 6 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.09%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.65%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.44%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.44%) Life Science
12 2 (0.44%) New Media
13 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 62 (13.51%) Windows
2 26 (5.66%) Linux
3 16 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.27%) Android
5 11 (2.40%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.65%) Unix
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (69.28%) DevOps
2 294 (64.05%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (26.36%) Test Automation
4 99 (21.57%) Analytics
5 98 (21.35%) Scrum
6 92 (20.04%) TDD
7 84 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
9 66 (14.38%) Infrastructure as Code
10 59 (12.85%) Migration
11 58 (12.64%) User Stories
12 52 (11.33%) Kanban
13 50 (10.89%) Microservices
14 49 (10.68%) BDD
15 38 (8.28%) Software Engineering
16 35 (7.63%) Continuous Delivery
17 34 (7.41%) ETL
18 33 (7.19%) MVC
18 33 (7.19%) Project Delivery
19 32 (6.97%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (33.77%) C#
2 154 (33.55%) PowerShell
3 132 (28.76%) SQL
4 113 (24.62%) JavaScript
5 65 (14.16%) Java
6 54 (11.76%) Python
7 31 (6.75%) TypeScript
8 23 (5.01%) Scala
9 20 (4.36%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.83%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.83%) R
11 10 (2.18%) Ruby
12 7 (1.53%) ES6
13 6 (1.31%) C
13 6 (1.31%) ES7
14 4 (0.87%) Java 8
14 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.65%) ES8
15 3 (0.65%) F#
15 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (5.45%) Degree
2 14 (3.05%) SC Cleared
2 14 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.40%) ISTQB
3 11 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.18%) ISEB
5 5 (1.09%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.87%) MCSA
6 4 (0.87%) MCSE
7 3 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.22%) MBA
8 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.41%) QA
2 4 (0.87%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.87%) GDPR
3 2 (0.44%) GxP
4 1 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (16.99%) Docker
2 38 (8.28%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) LXC
7 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 61 (13.29%) Terraform
2 60 (13.07%) Kubernetes
3 37 (8.06%) Ansible
4 23 (5.01%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (4.79%) Puppet
6 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.65%) MIIS
9 2 (0.44%) StackStorm
10 1 (0.22%) CloudForms
10 1 (0.22%) CloudHub
10 1 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 213 (46.41%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.84%) SAP
3 27 (5.88%) Databricks
4 23 (5.01%) hybris
5 17 (3.70%) Oracle
6 16 (3.49%) Adobe
7 10 (2.18%) Gigya
7 10 (2.18%) Tableau
7 10 (2.18%) VMware
8 9 (1.96%) Cisco
8 9 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.96%) Splunk
9 8 (1.74%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.74%) Hortonworks
9 8 (1.74%) MapR
10 7 (1.53%) Citrix
11 6 (1.31%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.87%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.65%) Infragistics
13 3 (0.65%) Teradata