Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 514 559 609
Rank change year-on-year +45 +50 -22
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 112 60 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.13% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.19% 0.73% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 43 7
London median daily rate £450 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.13% -20.10%
10th Percentile £338 £363 £313
90th Percentile £570 £573 £475
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 9416 8198 7245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.23% 18.12% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7109 5954 5320
London median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +3.93% +5.33%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £308
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 20
London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +20.83% -33.33%
10th Percentile £22.17 £10.00 £21.06
90th Percentile £49.50 £57.05 £55.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +12 28 £450 -14.29% 5
East London +2 8 £538 +7.50% 2
West London 0 3 £435 +16.00%
South London - 1 £513 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 67 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (58.93%) .NET
3 65 (58.04%) C#
4 61 (54.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 48 (42.86%) Visual Studio
6 43 (38.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (35.71%) Git (software)
8 38 (33.93%) MVC
9 37 (33.04%) Microsoft
10 36 (32.14%) ASP.NET
11 32 (28.57%) PowerShell
12 31 (27.68%) SQL Server
13 30 (26.79%) Octopus Deploy
14 28 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (24.11%) Finance
16 26 (23.21%) DevOps
17 24 (21.43%) .NET Framework
18 23 (20.54%) Microservices
19 22 (19.64%) Scrum
20 20 (17.86%) SQL
20 20 (17.86%) CSS
20 20 (17.86%) SharePoint
20 20 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
20 20 (17.86%) WCF
20 20 (17.86%) Node.js
20 20 (17.86%) ASP.NET Core
21 19 (16.96%) SQL Server 2016
21 19 (16.96%) KnockoutJS
22 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
22 18 (16.07%) Fintech

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 20 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.71%) NServiceBus
3 7 (6.25%) IIS
4 6 (5.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.57%) Confluence
5 4 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.89%) Apache
6 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.89%) CMS
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (11.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.79%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 61 (54.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.50%) PaaS
3 10 (8.93%) Office 365
4 7 (6.25%) npm
5 6 (5.36%) IaaS
6 4 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (3.57%) GitHub
7 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) SSL
2 5 (4.46%) Firewall
2 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.57%) DNS
4 3 (2.68%) Intranet
4 3 (2.68%) LAN
4 3 (2.68%) WAN
5 2 (1.79%) DSL
5 2 (1.79%) Extranet
5 2 (1.79%) VPN
5 2 (1.79%) Wireless
6 1 (0.89%) SMS
6 1 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (27.68%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.96%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (3.57%) Qlik Sense
3 4 (3.57%) QlikView
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.79%) Redis
5 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 43 (38.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 30 (26.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 15 (13.39%) JIRA
6 11 (9.82%) gulp
7 10 (8.93%) Jenkins
7 10 (8.93%) SpecFlow
7 10 (8.93%) TeamCity
8 8 (7.14%) Selenium
9 5 (4.46%) Chocolatey
9 5 (4.46%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.46%) Maven
9 5 (4.46%) Zephyr
10 4 (3.57%) Ant
10 4 (3.57%) Artifactory
10 4 (3.57%) Bower
10 4 (3.57%) JMeter
10 4 (3.57%) SonarQube
10 4 (3.57%) TestRail
General
1 27 (24.11%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Retail
3 5 (4.46%) Back Office
4 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.68%) Advertising
5 3 (2.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Electronics
6 1 (0.89%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Publishing
6 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (50.00%) Developer
2 31 (27.68%) .NET Developer
3 30 (26.79%) C# Developer
4 29 (25.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
6 20 (17.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 17 (15.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
10 10 (8.93%) Azure DevOps
10 10 (8.93%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (8.04%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 8 (7.14%) Analyst
13 7 (6.25%) Azure Developer
14 6 (5.36%) PowerShell Developer
14 6 (5.36%) Scrum Master
14 6 (5.36%) Senior Developer
14 6 (5.36%) Senior SharePoint Developer
15 5 (4.46%) Business Analyst
15 5 (4.46%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (58.93%) .NET
2 36 (32.14%) ASP.NET
3 28 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 20 (17.86%) ASP.NET Core
5 20 (17.86%) CSS
5 20 (17.86%) Node.js
5 20 (17.86%) WCF
6 19 (16.96%) KnockoutJS
7 18 (16.07%) ServiceStack
8 15 (13.39%) Entity Framework
9 13 (11.61%) React
10 12 (10.71%) HTML
11 11 (9.82%) AngularJS
12 8 (7.14%) REST
13 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (6.25%) jQuery
14 6 (5.36%) Gherkin
15 5 (4.46%) CSS3
15 5 (4.46%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Fintech
2 14 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.25%) User Experience
4 3 (2.68%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.79%) Wiki
6 1 (0.89%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.89%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.04%) Windows
2 5 (4.46%) Linux
3 4 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.89%) MVS
4 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.89%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (59.82%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.93%) MVC
3 26 (23.21%) DevOps
4 23 (20.54%) Microservices
5 22 (19.64%) Scrum
6 20 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (14.29%) TDD
7 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 14 (12.50%) CRM
8 14 (12.50%) Release Management
9 10 (8.93%) BDD
9 10 (8.93%) Front End Development
9 10 (8.93%) Kanban
10 9 (8.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (7.14%) User Stories
12 7 (6.25%) Case Management
12 7 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.25%) Mentoring
13 6 (5.36%) Mathematics
13 6 (5.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 65 (58.04%) C#
2 32 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 20 (17.86%) SQL
4 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.82%) TypeScript
6 9 (8.04%) Java
7 8 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 7 (6.25%) F#
9 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.57%) Python
9 4 (3.57%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.68%) ECMAScript
11 2 (1.79%) C++
11 2 (1.79%) PHP
11 2 (1.79%) Ruby
12 1 (0.89%) C
12 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) Degree
2 7 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (4.46%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.57%) ISEB
5 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.89%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (12.50%) Docker
2 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.25%) Puppet
2 5 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.68%) Ansible
3 3 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (33.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.46%) Splunk
3 4 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.57%) Black Duck
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle
4 2 (1.79%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (1.79%) OpenLink
4 2 (1.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.89%) AlienVault
5 1 (0.89%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.89%) Dynatrace
5 1 (0.89%) HP
5 1 (0.89%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.89%) Qualys
5 1 (0.89%) Rapid7
5 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.89%) SAP
5 1 (0.89%) Tripwire