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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 407 432
Rank change year-on-year +16 +25  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 27 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.080% 0.013%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 0.46% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 3
Median daily rate £442 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £350 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £550 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +20.71% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3838 3705 3303
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.76% 17.33% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2805 2778 2370
Median daily rate £486 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +45.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.10 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.88 £104.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 7 £294 -30.88% 2
Harrow - 1 £425 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (50.00%) .NET
3 26 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
5 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (32.69%) ASP.NET
7 16 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 14 (26.92%) Kanban
8 14 (26.92%) CSS
8 14 (26.92%) C#
8 14 (26.92%) Visual Studio
9 13 (25.00%) MVC
9 13 (25.00%) Scrum
9 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (25.00%) DevOps
10 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
10 12 (23.08%) WCF
10 12 (23.08%) HTML
10 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
11 11 (21.15%) Windows
11 11 (21.15%) Release Management
11 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
12 10 (19.23%) SQL
12 10 (19.23%) TDD
12 10 (19.23%) .NET Framework
13 9 (17.31%) Active Directory
13 9 (17.31%) PaaS

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 5 (9.62%) IIS
2 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.85%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.92%) SAS
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.85%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (17.31%) PaaS
3 8 (15.38%) IaaS
4 5 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (5.77%) SaaS
6 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (1.92%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) LAN
1 6 (11.54%) WAN
2 3 (5.77%) VoIP
3 2 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (40.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.85%) Big Data
7 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.92%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.92%) Power BI
7 1 (1.92%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (1.92%) QlikView
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (26.92%) Visual Studio
3 10 (19.23%) Git (software)
4 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
5 6 (11.54%) JIRA
6 4 (7.69%) TeamCity
6 4 (7.69%) VersionOne
7 3 (5.77%) CruiseControl
7 3 (5.77%) Grunt
7 3 (5.77%) Maven
7 3 (5.77%) Selenium
8 2 (3.85%) JMeter
8 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.85%) MSTest
8 2 (3.85%) NSubstitute
8 2 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.92%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.92%) WiX
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 4 (7.69%) Legal
4 3 (5.77%) Advertising
5 2 (3.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Developer
2 8 (15.38%) .NET Developer
2 8 (15.38%) Architect
3 6 (11.54%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Azure Architect
4 5 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Technical Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Agile Coach
5 4 (7.69%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Scrum Master
6 3 (5.77%) Agile Scrum Master
6 3 (5.77%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Endur Developer
7 2 (3.85%) OpenLink Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Release Manager
7 2 (3.85%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (50.00%) .NET
2 17 (32.69%) ASP.NET
3 14 (26.92%) CSS
4 12 (23.08%) HTML
4 12 (23.08%) WCF
5 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (19.23%) .NET Framework
7 9 (17.31%) Entity Framework
8 3 (5.77%) jQuery
8 3 (5.77%) WF
9 2 (3.85%) Ajax
9 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.85%) HTML5
9 2 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.85%) WAP
9 2 (3.85%) WinForms
9 2 (3.85%) WPF
10 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
1 5 (9.62%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.77%) User Experience
3 2 (3.85%) Clustering
3 2 (3.85%) Equities
3 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.92%) Fintech
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (30.77%) Test Automation
4 14 (26.92%) Kanban
5 13 (25.00%) DevOps
5 13 (25.00%) MVC
5 13 (25.00%) Scrum
6 11 (21.15%) Release Management
7 10 (19.23%) TDD
8 8 (15.38%) CRM
9 7 (13.46%) Planning Poker
9 7 (13.46%) SOLID
9 7 (13.46%) User Stories
9 7 (13.46%) Web Development
10 5 (9.62%) Analytics
10 5 (9.62%) Coaching
10 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
10 5 (9.62%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) C#
2 12 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 10 (19.23%) SQL
4 2 (3.85%) C++
4 2 (3.85%) PHP
4 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) Java
5 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) CCNA
2 2 (3.85%) CCNP
2 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.85%) MCDBA
2 2 (3.85%) MCDST
2 2 (3.85%) MCITP
2 2 (3.85%) MCSA
2 2 (3.85%) MCSE
2 2 (3.85%) MCTS
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.85%) KVM
6 1 (1.92%) Docker
6 1 (1.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (13.46%) Puppet
2 2 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (3.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.85%) OpenLink
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) Guidewire
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