Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 518 571
Rank change year-on-year +234 +53 +52
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 412 112 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.89% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.93% 1.19% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 97 43
London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +16.13%
10th Percentile £374 £338 £363
90th Percentile £600 £571 £573
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London median hourly rate £69.17 - -
England median hourly rate £36.50 - -

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 10,489 9,442 8,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 22.66% 20.14% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,790 7,139 5,905
London median daily rate £513 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.11% +5.11%
10th Percentile £367 £350 £319
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 13
London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -9.38% +33.33%
10th Percentile £16.70 £22.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £61.06 £49.08 £57.20
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.14%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in London over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in London over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in London

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Central London +33 77 £500 +11.11% 29
East London +7 38 £490 -8.84% 2
West London +15 22 £463 +6.32% 8
South London -9 7 £465 -9.27% 2
North London - 4 £575 - 2
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 London region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 303 (73.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 250 (60.68%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (43.69%) Microsoft
4 170 (41.26%) C#
5 169 (41.02%) DevOps
6 162 (39.32%) .NET
7 147 (35.68%) Git (software)
8 142 (34.47%) SQL
9 131 (31.80%) SQL Server
10 129 (31.31%) Finance
11 118 (28.64%) JavaScript
12 116 (28.16%) Visual Studio
13 105 (25.49%) Scrum
14 93 (22.57%) PowerShell
15 91 (22.09%) Test Automation
15 91 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
16 90 (21.84%) Team Foundation Server
17 86 (20.87%) Microservices
18 85 (20.63%) Python
19 84 (20.39%) Docker
20 80 (19.42%) TDD
21 76 (18.45%) AngularJS
22 73 (17.72%) ASP.NET Web API
23 72 (17.48%) Analytics
24 69 (16.75%) Selenium
25 68 (16.50%) ASP.NET
26 67 (16.26%) JIRA
27 65 (15.78%) CSS
27 65 (15.78%) REST
27 65 (15.78%) Kubernetes

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 34 (8.25%) Apache Spark
2 18 (4.37%) Confluence
3 14 (3.40%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.46%) IIS
5 5 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.97%) Apache
6 4 (0.97%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.97%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.97%) CMS
6 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.49%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.49%) Mule
7 2 (0.49%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.49%) SAS
7 2 (0.49%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.97%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.73%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.73%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.49%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 303 (73.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (14.81%) PaaS
4 49 (11.89%) IaaS
5 34 (8.25%) Serverless
6 28 (6.80%) Azure Data Factory
7 26 (6.31%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (5.83%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (5.34%) SaaS
10 20 (4.85%) GitHub
11 19 (4.61%) Azure Functions
12 17 (4.13%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (2.43%) Data Lake Analytics
14 7 (1.70%) Azure Machine Learning
15 5 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
16 4 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.97%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
17 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
18 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.37%) DNS
2 8 (1.94%) Firewall
2 8 (1.94%) HTTP
3 5 (1.21%) LAN
4 4 (0.97%) Network Security
5 2 (0.49%) Internet
5 2 (0.49%) SAN
6 1 (0.24%) DHCP
6 1 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (31.80%) SQL Server
2 49 (11.89%) NoSQL
3 40 (9.71%) Relational Database
4 38 (9.22%) Big Data
5 36 (8.74%) Data Lake
6 35 (8.50%) Power BI
7 31 (7.52%) Hadoop
8 29 (7.04%) Cosmos DB
8 29 (7.04%) RDBMS
9 23 (5.58%) SQL Server 2016
10 19 (4.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (4.61%) MongoDB
11 14 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (3.16%) MySQL
13 11 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (2.43%) HBase
14 10 (2.43%) Spotfire
15 9 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 147 (35.68%) Git (software)
2 116 (28.16%) Visual Studio
3 90 (21.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (16.75%) Selenium
5 67 (16.26%) JIRA
6 59 (14.32%) Octopus Deploy
7 52 (12.62%) Jenkins
8 43 (10.44%) SpecFlow
9 31 (7.52%) TeamCity
10 22 (5.34%) NUnit
11 16 (3.88%) Subversion
12 11 (2.67%) Moq
13 10 (2.43%) Mercurial
13 10 (2.43%) Sublime Text
14 8 (1.94%) WebDriver
15 7 (1.70%) MSBuild
15 7 (1.70%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 6 (1.46%) Mocha
16 6 (1.46%) MSTest
17 5 (1.21%) SoapUI
General
1 129 (31.31%) Finance
2 15 (3.64%) Retail
3 14 (3.40%) Banking
4 12 (2.91%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.21%) Front Office
5 5 (1.21%) Marketing
5 5 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (0.97%) Back Office
6 4 (0.97%) Billing
6 4 (0.97%) Legal
7 3 (0.73%) Advertising
7 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 167 (40.53%) Developer
2 79 (19.17%) .NET Developer
3 66 (16.02%) C# Developer
4 56 (13.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 52 (12.62%) Azure Engineer
6 49 (11.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 46 (11.17%) Azure Developer
8 45 (10.92%) Azure DevOps
9 32 (7.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 26 (6.31%) Data Engineer
11 25 (6.07%) Consultant
11 25 (6.07%) Tester
12 24 (5.83%) Full Stack Developer
13 23 (5.58%) React Developer
14 21 (5.10%) Senior Developer
15 19 (4.61%) .NET Developer - Fintech
15 19 (4.61%) Analyst
16 18 (4.37%) Angular Developer
16 18 (4.37%) Big Data Engineer
17 13 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (39.32%) .NET
2 76 (18.45%) AngularJS
3 73 (17.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 68 (16.50%) ASP.NET
5 65 (15.78%) CSS
5 65 (15.78%) REST
6 62 (15.05%) HTML
7 58 (14.08%) React
8 56 (13.59%) .NET Core
9 44 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (9.95%) JSON
10 41 (9.95%) Node.js
11 30 (7.28%) WCF
12 28 (6.80%) React Native
13 25 (6.07%) .NET Framework
13 25 (6.07%) HTML5
14 24 (5.83%) Web Services
15 21 (5.10%) OpenCV
15 21 (5.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (4.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.95%) User Experience
2 37 (8.98%) Mobile App
3 30 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (6.07%) Algorithms
6 23 (5.58%) Fintech
7 18 (4.37%) Computer Science
8 17 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (3.88%) HoloLens
10 10 (2.43%) Cloud Native
11 7 (1.70%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.70%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.21%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.21%) RIA
13 4 (0.97%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.97%) Tandem
13 4 (0.97%) Wiki
14 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.35%) Windows
2 34 (8.25%) Apple iOS
3 27 (6.55%) Windows Server
4 24 (5.83%) Android
5 23 (5.58%) Linux
6 5 (1.21%) VMS
7 4 (0.97%) Unix
8 3 (0.73%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.49%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (60.68%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (41.02%) DevOps
3 105 (25.49%) Scrum
4 91 (22.09%) Test Automation
5 86 (20.87%) Microservices
6 80 (19.42%) TDD
7 72 (17.48%) Analytics
8 61 (14.81%) MVC
9 53 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (10.68%) Business Intelligence
11 43 (10.44%) Kanban
12 42 (10.19%) BDD
12 42 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
13 41 (9.95%) ETL
14 37 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (8.50%) Data Science
16 33 (8.01%) Asset Management
17 32 (7.77%) Web Development
18 30 (7.28%) Release Management
19 29 (7.04%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 170 (41.26%) C#
2 142 (34.47%) SQL
3 118 (28.64%) JavaScript
4 93 (22.57%) PowerShell
5 85 (20.63%) Python
6 37 (8.98%) Java
7 24 (5.83%) Go
7 24 (5.83%) Scala
7 24 (5.83%) U-SQL
8 19 (4.61%) TypeScript
9 17 (4.13%) T-SQL
10 16 (3.88%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.91%) R
12 10 (2.43%) JSX
13 9 (2.18%) C++
14 8 (1.94%) Ruby
14 8 (1.94%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.21%) ES6
15 5 (1.21%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (5.58%) Degree
2 13 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.70%) ISEB
3 7 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.73%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.73%) RHCE
7 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.61%) QA
2 6 (1.46%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.73%) GDPR
5 2 (0.49%) PMO
5 2 (0.49%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (20.39%) Docker
2 22 (5.34%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.46%) HDFS
3 6 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.73%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.49%) etcd
5 2 (0.49%) flannel
5 2 (0.49%) NFS
5 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 65 (15.78%) Kubernetes
2 31 (7.52%) Ansible
3 21 (5.10%) Terraform
4 16 (3.88%) Puppet
5 14 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.21%) HP ALM
6 5 (1.21%) Mesos
7 3 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.73%) SCCM
7 3 (0.73%) SCOM
7 3 (0.73%) WSUS
8 2 (0.49%) CloudHub
8 2 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.49%) Kibana
8 2 (0.49%) logstash
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.49%) rkt
8 2 (0.49%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 180 (43.69%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.40%) SAP
2 14 (3.40%) Splunk
3 13 (3.16%) Atlassian
3 13 (3.16%) Databricks
3 13 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (2.67%) Oracle
5 10 (2.43%) Google
6 9 (2.18%) RedGate
7 7 (1.70%) Alteryx
7 7 (1.70%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.70%) Talend
8 6 (1.46%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.46%) Veracode
9 5 (1.21%) HP
10 4 (0.97%) Informatica
11 3 (0.73%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.49%) CA
12 2 (0.49%) VMware
12 2 (0.49%) Xamarin