Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 428 259 293
Rank change year-on-year -169 +34 +17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 117 93 344
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.70% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 3.57% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 50 260
10th Percentile £360 £399 £413
25th Percentile £500 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +15.79%
75th Percentile £675 £588 £663
90th Percentile £713 £626 £700
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 6,489 2,606 7,324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.60% 19.65% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,601 1,877 5,264
10th Percentile £400 £363 £363
25th Percentile £463 £430 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £711 £675
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 19
10th Percentile £26.50 £25.00 £18.32
25th Percentile £37.13 £29.63 £22.25
Median hourly rate £58.71 £46.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +26.26% -7.00% +61.29%
75th Percentile £63.75 £54.50 £54.38
90th Percentile £69.88 £56.00 £55.90
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +7.06%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -66 7 £600 +14.29% 5
West London - 4 £475 -
East London - 1 £300 - 1
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 83 (70.94%) Azure
2 69 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (55.56%) DevOps
4 48 (41.03%) Git (software)
5 44 (37.61%) Microsoft
6 41 (35.04%) C#
6 41 (35.04%) .NET
7 37 (31.62%) Social Skills
8 36 (30.77%) Python
9 35 (29.91%) SQL
10 31 (26.50%) Finance
11 27 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (22.22%) AWS
13 25 (21.37%) Visual Studio
13 25 (21.37%) Analytics
13 25 (21.37%) Terraform
14 24 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (20.51%) Test Automation
15 23 (19.66%) Scrum
15 23 (19.66%) Ansible
16 22 (18.80%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (18.80%) ADO
17 19 (16.24%) Jenkins
18 18 (15.38%) Presentation Skills
18 18 (15.38%) Java
18 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
18 18 (15.38%) PowerShell
19 16 (13.68%) Data Quality
19 16 (13.68%) Power Platform
19 16 (13.68%) Project 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 14 (11.97%) Apache Spark
2 10 (8.55%) Apache
3 7 (5.98%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (3.42%) Confluence
5 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.85%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.71%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 83 (70.94%) Azure
2 26 (22.22%) AWS
3 16 (13.68%) Power Platform
4 15 (12.82%) Serverless
5 13 (11.11%) Azure Functions
6 12 (10.26%) NuGet
7 10 (8.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 10 (8.55%) IaaS
8 9 (7.69%) Azure Logic Apps
8 9 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (5.98%) PaaS
10 6 (5.13%) Azure Key Vault
10 6 (5.13%) Azure Storage
11 5 (4.27%) PowerApps
12 4 (3.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (3.42%) SaaS
13 3 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (2.56%) Azure Service Bus
13 3 (2.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (2.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) Internet
1 3 (2.56%) Network Security
2 2 (1.71%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.85%) DNS
3 1 (0.85%) Firewall
3 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.85%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.82%) Big Data
3 14 (11.97%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (11.11%) Data Lake
5 11 (9.40%) Power BI
6 10 (8.55%) NoSQL
7 9 (7.69%) MySQL
8 8 (6.84%) MongoDB
8 8 (6.84%) Redis
9 7 (5.98%) Data Mining
9 7 (5.98%) Hadoop
9 7 (5.98%) HBase
9 7 (5.98%) HDInsight
9 7 (5.98%) Metadata
9 7 (5.98%) OLAP
9 7 (5.98%) Text Mining
10 5 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (4.27%) Tableau
11 4 (3.42%) SAP BW
11 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (41.03%) Git (software)
2 25 (21.37%) Visual Studio
3 19 (16.24%) Jenkins
4 14 (11.97%) TeamCity
5 13 (11.11%) JIRA
6 12 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (9.40%) Subversion
8 6 (5.13%) Bitbucket
8 6 (5.13%) MSBuild
8 6 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (3.42%) Selenium
10 2 (1.71%) Ant
10 2 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.71%) GitLab
10 2 (1.71%) MSTest
11 1 (0.85%) Gradle
11 1 (0.85%) gulp
11 1 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.85%) webpack
General
1 37 (31.62%) Social Skills
2 31 (26.50%) Finance
3 22 (18.80%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (15.38%) Presentation Skills
5 8 (6.84%) Front Office
6 7 (5.98%) Banking
7 6 (5.13%) Public Sector
8 5 (4.27%) Marketing
9 4 (3.42%) Games
10 3 (2.56%) Retail
11 2 (1.71%) Back Office
11 2 (1.71%) Legal
11 2 (1.71%) Publishing
12 1 (0.85%) Billing
12 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (27.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (18.80%) Developer
3 20 (17.09%) Analyst
4 13 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 12 (10.26%) Technical Leader
6 11 (9.40%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (7.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.98%) .NET Developer
8 7 (5.98%) Azure DevOps
8 7 (5.98%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Azure Developer
9 6 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
10 5 (4.27%) Architect
10 5 (4.27%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.27%) Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) Data Engineer
11 3 (2.56%) C# Developer
11 3 (2.56%) SQL Developer
11 3 (2.56%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (35.04%) .NET
2 22 (18.80%) ADO
3 14 (11.97%) RESTful
4 11 (9.40%) Velocity
4 11 (9.40%) Web Services
5 9 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 9 (7.69%) CSS
6 8 (6.84%) Node.js
7 7 (5.98%) .NET Framework
7 7 (5.98%) HTML
7 7 (5.98%) Kafka
8 6 (5.13%) ARM Templates
8 6 (5.13%) NumPy
8 6 (5.13%) Pandas
9 5 (4.27%) JSON
10 4 (3.42%) J2EE
10 4 (3.42%) NgRx
10 4 (3.42%) RxJS
10 4 (3.42%) XHTML
10 4 (3.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.13%) Data Structures
1 6 (5.13%) User Experience
2 4 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (3.42%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (3.42%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.56%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.71%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.71%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.85%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.56%) Linux
1 3 (2.56%) Windows
2 2 (1.71%) Android
2 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.71%) VMS
3 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Unix
3 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (55.56%) DevOps
3 27 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (21.37%) Analytics
5 24 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (20.51%) Test Automation
6 23 (19.66%) Scrum
7 16 (13.68%) Project Delivery
8 14 (11.97%) Data Management
9 13 (11.11%) Migration
9 13 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (10.26%) User Stories
11 11 (9.40%) Data Munging
11 11 (9.40%) Open Source
11 11 (9.40%) Software Engineering
12 10 (8.55%) Data Modelling
12 10 (8.55%) Translating Business Requirements
12 10 (8.55%) Visualisation
13 9 (7.69%) TDD
13 9 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 41 (35.04%) C#
2 36 (30.77%) Python
3 35 (29.91%) SQL
4 18 (15.38%) Java
4 18 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.13%) TypeScript
7 5 (4.27%) C
8 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.56%) C++
9 3 (2.56%) R
9 3 (2.56%) Ruby
10 2 (1.71%) Apple Swift
10 2 (1.71%) F#
10 2 (1.71%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.71%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.85%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) Degree
2 4 (3.42%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.71%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.68%) Data Quality
2 8 (6.84%) QA
3 5 (4.27%) GDPR
4 2 (1.71%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.85%) Accessibility
System Software
1 8 (6.84%) Docker
2 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) LXC
3 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (21.37%) Terraform
2 23 (19.66%) Ansible
3 8 (6.84%) Kubernetes
4 5 (4.27%) Core Impact
5 2 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.85%) Control-M
6 1 (0.85%) Icinga
6 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (37.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.55%) Databricks
3 8 (6.84%) Alteryx
4 7 (5.98%) SAP
5 6 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.56%) Informatica
7 2 (1.71%) JDA
7 2 (1.71%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.85%) Adobe
8 1 (0.85%) Aruba
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco
8 1 (0.85%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.85%) Google
8 1 (0.85%) hybris
8 1 (0.85%) Juniper
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle
8 1 (0.85%) Talend
8 1 (0.85%) Workday