Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 347 274 225
Rank change year-on-year -73 -49 +172
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 99 186 528
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.80% 1.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.41% 4.01% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 108 371
10th Percentile £463 £411 £425
25th Percentile £513 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £510
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +7.84% +7.37%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £591
90th Percentile £816 £679 £675
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £72.50 -
England median hourly rate - £72.50 £39.13
% change year-on-year - +85.30% -43.44%

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 4,113 4,633 9,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.48% 20.05% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,899 3,374 6,633
10th Percentile £363 £375 £364
25th Percentile £431 £438 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £615 £613 £600
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
England median daily rate £490 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 39 37
10th Percentile £37.05 £32.70 £21.85
25th Percentile £52.75 £44.63 £31.50
Median hourly rate £65.00 £54.00 £36.67
Median % change year-on-year +20.37% +47.26% -18.51%
75th Percentile £68.00 £67.52 £52.50
90th Percentile £68.36 £78.75 £54.85
England median hourly rate £47.47 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -0.06% +5.56% +5.88%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in London.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in London

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in London over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 22 April 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
Central London +17 9 £625 +19.05% 9
West London +28 4 £475 -
East London - 1 £300 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 London region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 86 (86.87%) Azure
2 65 (65.66%) DevOps
3 52 (52.53%) Git (software)
4 47 (47.47%) C#
5 44 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (42.42%) Microsoft
7 38 (38.38%) Test Automation
8 36 (36.36%) Python
9 33 (33.33%) Ansible
9 33 (33.33%) Serverless
10 32 (32.32%) Azure Functions
11 30 (30.30%) Power Platform
11 30 (30.30%) SQL
12 29 (29.29%) SQL Server
12 29 (29.29%) Terraform
13 26 (26.26%) ADO
14 25 (25.25%) AWS
15 22 (22.22%) PowerShell
15 22 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
16 21 (21.21%) Jenkins
17 20 (20.20%) .NET
17 20 (20.20%) Project Delivery
18 19 (19.19%) Azure Logic Apps
18 19 (19.19%) Scrum
19 18 (18.18%) Finance
19 18 (18.18%) Microservices
19 18 (18.18%) PowerApps
20 17 (17.17%) Azure Storage
20 17 (17.17%) Marketing
21 16 (16.16%) Continuous Delivery

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 6 (6.06%) Apache
1 6 (6.06%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.03%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.01%) Anypoint
3 1 (1.01%) Confluence
3 1 (1.01%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (3.03%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 86 (86.87%) Azure
2 33 (33.33%) Serverless
3 32 (32.32%) Azure Functions
4 30 (30.30%) Power Platform
5 25 (25.25%) AWS
6 19 (19.19%) Azure Logic Apps
7 18 (18.18%) PowerApps
8 17 (17.17%) Azure Storage
9 15 (15.15%) Azure Key Vault
10 14 (14.14%) Azure Service Bus
10 14 (14.14%) Power Automate
11 9 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (7.07%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (5.05%) GitHub
14 4 (4.04%) PaaS
15 3 (3.03%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 2 (2.02%) Azure App Service
16 2 (2.02%) IaaS
16 2 (2.02%) SaaS
17 1 (1.01%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (29.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.15%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (14.14%) OLTP
4 12 (12.12%) Power BI
5 9 (9.09%) Data Lake
6 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (7.07%) Big Data
7 7 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (7.07%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
9 3 (3.03%) HBase
9 3 (3.03%) HDInsight
9 3 (3.03%) Lumira
9 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
9 3 (3.03%) MySQL
9 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
9 3 (3.03%) Redis
9 3 (3.03%) SAP BW
9 3 (3.03%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 52 (52.53%) Git (software)
2 21 (21.21%) Jenkins
3 14 (14.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (12.12%) Visual Studio
5 5 (5.05%) Selenium
6 4 (4.04%) git-flow
7 3 (3.03%) Subversion
8 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.01%) JIRA
8 1 (1.01%) Maven
8 1 (1.01%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.01%) MSTest
8 1 (1.01%) Postman
8 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (18.18%) Finance
2 17 (17.17%) Marketing
3 13 (13.13%) Front Office
4 12 (12.12%) Banking
5 7 (7.07%) Billing
6 6 (6.06%) Public Sector
7 3 (3.03%) Games
8 1 (1.01%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (25.25%) Developer
3 15 (15.15%) Technical Leader
4 12 (12.12%) Architect
5 8 (8.08%) React Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) DevSecOps Architect
7 5 (5.05%) Azure Architect
7 5 (5.05%) Azure Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Senior React Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.04%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Power BI Developer
8 4 (4.04%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.26%) ADO
2 20 (20.20%) .NET
3 12 (12.12%) JSON
4 10 (10.10%) Web Services
5 8 (8.08%) HTML
5 8 (8.08%) YAML
6 7 (7.07%) Highcharts JS
6 7 (7.07%) XML
7 6 (6.06%) CSS
7 6 (6.06%) Redux
8 5 (5.05%) Node.js
8 5 (5.05%) Velocity
9 4 (4.04%) jQuery
9 4 (4.04%) React
9 4 (4.04%) RESTful
10 3 (3.03%) HTML5
10 3 (3.03%) J2EE
10 3 (3.03%) Kafka
10 3 (3.03%) NumPy
10 3 (3.03%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.04%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.02%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.02%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.06%) Windows
2 3 (3.03%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) VMS
4 1 (1.01%) Android
4 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (65.66%) DevOps
2 44 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (38.38%) Test Automation
4 22 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
5 20 (20.20%) Project Delivery
6 19 (19.19%) Scrum
7 18 (18.18%) Microservices
8 16 (16.16%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (14.14%) Open Source
10 14 (14.14%) SDLC
10 14 (14.14%) Technical Leadership
11 13 (13.13%) Artificial Intelligence
11 13 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (12.12%) Architectural Design
13 11 (11.11%) Data Ingestion
14 10 (10.10%) BDD
14 10 (10.10%) Data Architecture
14 10 (10.10%) Kanban
14 10 (10.10%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.47%) C#
2 36 (36.36%) Python
3 30 (30.30%) SQL
4 22 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 14 (14.14%) JavaScript
6 12 (12.12%) Java
7 7 (7.07%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.07%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (4.04%) R
9 1 (1.01%) F#
9 1 (1.01%) Ruby
9 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.01%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.07%) Degree
3 3 (3.03%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.01%) ISEB
4 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.01%) MCP
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.01%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) QA
2 5 (5.05%) Data Quality
3 4 (4.04%) GDPR
4 3 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (16.16%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (33.33%) Ansible
2 29 (29.29%) Terraform
3 8 (8.08%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.02%) Core Impact
5 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.10%) Databricks
3 6 (6.06%) SAP
4 4 (4.04%) Oracle
5 3 (3.03%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.01%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.01%) Talend
6 1 (1.01%) Workday