Period
to 16 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 16 February 2019 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 59 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 - -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 7 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.69% 1.86% -
As % of the Development Applications category 5.30% 8.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Kent median daily rate £475 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% - -
South East median daily rate £525 £455 £419
% change year-on-year +15.38% +8.66% +28.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.04 - -

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 Kent with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 132 116 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 31.96% 21.52% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 83 61
Kent median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £322 £288
90th Percentile £513 £525 £613
South East median daily rate £450 £445 £410
% change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £46.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.26% +12.20% -6.82%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in Kent

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in Kent

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 16 February 2019. 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
Chatham - 3 - -
Visual Studio Team System
South East

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 Kent region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) VMS
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) NUnit
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) Law
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
4 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) GitHub
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (14.29%) IaaS
3 1 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) GitLab
2 2 (28.57%) JMeter
2 2 (28.57%) MSTest
2 2 (28.57%) NUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) Vagrant
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) Appium
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) Fiddler
3 1 (14.29%) ReSharper
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Coach
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) Velocity
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Use Case
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Burndown Charts
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Kubernetes
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) SaltStack
3 1 (14.29%) Xamarin