Period
to 22 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 479 292 281
Rank change year-on-year -187 -11 -10
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 96 109 261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.62% 0.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 3.42% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 67 178
10th Percentile £418 £433 £413
25th Percentile £463 £513 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £675
90th Percentile £688 £743 £700
England median daily rate £550 £530 £493
% change year-on-year +3.87% +7.51% +0.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £66.25
Median hourly rate - - £72.50
75th Percentile - - £78.75
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 - £72.50
% change year-on-year - - +149.68%

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 7,244 3,185 5,637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.50% 18.04% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,238 2,266 4,120
10th Percentile £413 £356 £375
25th Percentile £495 £415 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £657 £675
England median daily rate £550 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +15.79% - -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 10 28
10th Percentile - £40.30 £18.32
25th Percentile £39.75 £52.13 £44.26
Median hourly rate £45.18 £55.00 £50.64
Median % change year-on-year -17.85% +8.62% +38.09%
75th Percentile £70.10 £67.63 £78.75
90th Percentile £80.30 £69.08 -
England median hourly rate £52.82 £45.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year +17.37% +0.56% +2.29%

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -62 5 £600 +8.60% 3
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 62 (64.58%) Azure
1 62 (64.58%) DevOps
2 57 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 41 (42.71%) C#
5 39 (40.63%) .NET
6 36 (37.50%) Git (software)
7 32 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 29 (30.21%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (23.96%) Social Skills
9 23 (23.96%) CI/CD
9 23 (23.96%) Finance
9 23 (23.96%) Visual Studio
10 22 (22.92%) Web Services
10 22 (22.92%) Test Automation
11 20 (20.83%) Scrum
12 19 (19.79%) SQL Server
12 19 (19.79%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (17.71%) SQL
13 17 (17.71%) Presentation Skills
13 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 15 (15.63%) Migration
15 15 (15.63%) Microservices
15 15 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (15.63%) Terraform
16 14 (14.58%) Databricks
16 14 (14.58%) Azure Key Vault
16 14 (14.58%) Azure Logic Apps
16 14 (14.58%) Azure Storage

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 3 (3.13%) Apache
1 3 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.04%) DNN
2 1 (1.04%) SAS
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.04%) Adobe XD
2 1 (1.04%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.04%) InVision
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (64.58%) Azure
2 14 (14.58%) Azure Key Vault
2 14 (14.58%) Azure Logic Apps
2 14 (14.58%) Azure Storage
2 14 (14.58%) NuGet
3 12 (12.50%) Power Platform
4 10 (10.42%) AWS
4 10 (10.42%) Azure Data Factory
5 6 (6.25%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 6 (6.25%) Azure Functions
5 6 (6.25%) IaaS
5 6 (6.25%) Serverless
6 5 (5.21%) PaaS
7 4 (4.17%) Azure Service Bus
8 3 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (2.08%) npm
9 2 (2.08%) Pulumi
9 2 (2.08%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.04%) DNS
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.54%) Data Lake
2 13 (13.54%) SQL Server 2014
2 13 (13.54%) SQL Server 2017
3 12 (12.50%) Power BI
4 10 (10.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (10.42%) Tableau
5 9 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 8 (8.33%) Big Data
7 7 (7.29%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (6.25%) Redis
9 4 (4.17%) MySQL
10 3 (3.13%) Data Mining
10 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
10 3 (3.13%) HDInsight
10 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
10 3 (3.13%) OLAP
10 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (3.13%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 23 (23.96%) Visual Studio
3 14 (14.58%) TeamCity
4 13 (13.54%) Subversion
5 12 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 10 (10.42%) MSBuild
7 8 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (7.29%) Ant
9 6 (6.25%) Bitbucket
9 6 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (5.21%) JIRA
10 5 (5.21%) MSTest
10 5 (5.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (3.13%) Maven
12 2 (2.08%) Android Studio
12 2 (2.08%) git-flow
12 2 (2.08%) Xcode
13 1 (1.04%) Artifactory
13 1 (1.04%) Gradle
13 1 (1.04%) SonarQube
General
1 23 (23.96%) Finance
1 23 (23.96%) Social Skills
2 17 (17.71%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (17.71%) Presentation Skills
3 3 (3.13%) Law
3 3 (3.13%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Back Office
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Influencing Skills
4 2 (2.08%) Legal
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 31 (32.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (30.21%) Developer
3 19 (19.79%) Analyst
4 15 (15.63%) Azure DevOps
4 15 (15.63%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 15 (15.63%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (11.46%) Business Analyst
6 9 (9.38%) DevOps Developer
7 7 (7.29%) .NET Developer
7 7 (7.29%) Azure Developer
8 5 (5.21%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Consultant
8 5 (5.21%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
8 5 (5.21%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Business IT Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (40.63%) .NET
2 22 (22.92%) Web Services
3 12 (12.50%) CSS
3 12 (12.50%) JSON
4 11 (11.46%) .NET Framework
5 10 (10.42%) XML
6 9 (9.38%) ARM Templates
6 9 (9.38%) RESTful
7 8 (8.33%) HTML
8 7 (7.29%) AngularJS
9 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET
9 6 (6.25%) Node.js
10 5 (5.21%) jQuery
10 5 (5.21%) React
10 5 (5.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (4.17%) NgRx
11 4 (4.17%) RxJS
11 4 (4.17%) Swagger
11 4 (4.17%) XHTML
12 3 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.25%) PMI
3 5 (5.21%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.21%) Renewable Energy
4 4 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (4.17%) User Experience
5 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.13%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.08%) Derivative
7 1 (1.04%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.04%) CMDB
7 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.04%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.04%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.38%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (1.04%) Unix
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (64.58%) DevOps
2 57 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (30.21%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (23.96%) CI/CD
5 22 (22.92%) Test Automation
6 20 (20.83%) Scrum
7 19 (19.79%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (15.63%) Microservices
8 15 (15.63%) Migration
9 13 (13.54%) Deployment Automation
10 12 (12.50%) Kanban
10 12 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
10 12 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 11 (11.46%) Analytics
11 11 (11.46%) Business Analysis
11 11 (11.46%) Business Case
12 10 (10.42%) SOA
13 9 (9.38%) Open Source
13 9 (9.38%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 41 (42.71%) C#
2 32 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 17 (17.71%) SQL
4 16 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 14 (14.58%) Java
6 8 (8.33%) Python
7 5 (5.21%) TypeScript
8 4 (4.17%) Bash
9 3 (3.13%) ES6
10 2 (2.08%) C
10 2 (2.08%) R
10 2 (2.08%) Ruby
10 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.04%) Go
11 1 (1.04%) Groovy
11 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) CBAP
2 6 (6.25%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.04%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.13%) QA
3 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.04%) Accessibility
4 1 (1.04%) PMO
4 1 (1.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (9.38%) Docker
2 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) LXC
3 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (15.63%) Terraform
2 8 (8.33%) Ansible
3 6 (6.25%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.13%) Core Impact
5 2 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.08%) SCCM
6 1 (1.04%) Control-M
6 1 (1.04%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.58%) Databricks
3 5 (5.21%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.17%) Alteryx
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle
6 2 (2.08%) Informatica
6 2 (2.08%) JDA
6 2 (2.08%) SAP
7 1 (1.04%) Adobe
7 1 (1.04%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.04%) Citrix
7 1 (1.04%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.04%) Splunk