Period
to 19 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 265 502 544
Rank change year-on-year +237 +42 +46
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 447 130 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.01% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.38% 1.41% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 115 45
London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £338 £363
90th Percentile £638 £595 £588
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -4.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 10,213 9,226 7,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.12% 19.85% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,526 7,058 5,416
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £368 £356 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 10
London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.65 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.84% -17.78% +25.33%
10th Percentile £30.00 £21.65 £25.28
90th Percentile £53.00 £46.87 £70.00
England median hourly rate £42.75 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.72% +6.10% +2.50%

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 19 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 January 2019. 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 +55 101 £500 +11.11% 27
East London -5 35 £488 -12.36% 6
West London +22 19 £450 +1.12% 12
South London +7 6 £475 -7.32% 1
North London - 4 £575 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 336 (75.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 279 (62.42%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (49.89%) DevOps
4 204 (45.64%) C#
5 192 (42.95%) Microsoft
6 185 (41.39%) .NET
7 146 (32.66%) SQL
8 135 (30.20%) Git (software)
9 131 (29.31%) Finance
10 129 (28.86%) Scrum
11 128 (28.64%) SQL Server
12 121 (27.07%) Test Automation
13 119 (26.62%) Amazon AWS
14 112 (25.06%) JavaScript
15 111 (24.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 110 (24.61%) PowerShell
17 101 (22.60%) Visual Studio
18 90 (20.13%) Jenkins
19 76 (17.00%) Docker
20 74 (16.55%) CSS
21 73 (16.33%) Python
22 71 (15.88%) HTML
22 71 (15.88%) TDD
23 70 (15.66%) Microservices
24 68 (15.21%) ASP.NET Web API
24 68 (15.21%) AngularJS
25 67 (14.99%) Selenium
25 67 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
25 67 (14.99%) Windows
26 63 (14.09%) .NET Core

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 26 (5.82%) Apache Spark
2 15 (3.36%) Confluence
3 14 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.89%) Apache
4 4 (0.89%) Apache Pig
4 4 (0.89%) IIS
5 3 (0.67%) Anypoint
5 3 (0.67%) CMS
5 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.45%) SAS
6 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) Mule
7 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (6.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.46%) Endur
3 8 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.89%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.67%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.67%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.45%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 336 (75.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (26.62%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (13.87%) IaaS
4 54 (12.08%) PaaS
5 36 (8.05%) Serverless
6 30 (6.71%) Dynamics 365
7 29 (6.49%) Azure Data Factory
7 29 (6.49%) SaaS
8 23 (5.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (4.92%) Azure Functions
10 20 (4.47%) GitHub
11 17 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
11 17 (3.80%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.89%) Office 365
13 3 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.67%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.68%) DNS
2 9 (2.01%) HTTP
3 8 (1.79%) Firewall
4 5 (1.12%) LAN
4 5 (1.12%) Network Security
5 2 (0.45%) Internet
5 2 (0.45%) SAN
6 1 (0.22%) DHCP
6 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (28.64%) SQL Server
2 57 (12.75%) NoSQL
3 36 (8.05%) Big Data
4 33 (7.38%) Power BI
5 31 (6.94%) Data Lake
6 28 (6.26%) Hadoop
6 28 (6.26%) Relational Database
7 23 (5.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 22 (4.92%) Cosmos DB
9 21 (4.70%) MongoDB
10 18 (4.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (4.03%) RDBMS
11 15 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (2.91%) HBase
13 11 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (2.46%) Spotfire
14 10 (2.24%) Redis
15 9 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (1.79%) CouchDB
17 7 (1.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 135 (30.20%) Git (software)
2 111 (24.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 101 (22.60%) Visual Studio
4 90 (20.13%) Jenkins
5 67 (14.99%) Selenium
6 63 (14.09%) JIRA
7 56 (12.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 41 (9.17%) SpecFlow
9 27 (6.04%) TeamCity
10 21 (4.70%) NUnit
11 15 (3.36%) WebDriver
12 12 (2.68%) Moq
13 9 (2.01%) MSBuild
14 8 (1.79%) Cucumber
14 8 (1.79%) SoapUI
15 5 (1.12%) JUnit
15 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio Code
15 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio Coded UI
16 4 (0.89%) CircleCI
16 4 (0.89%) git-flow
General
1 131 (29.31%) Finance
2 16 (3.58%) Banking
3 15 (3.36%) Retail
4 13 (2.91%) Front Office
5 5 (1.12%) Legal
6 4 (0.89%) Marketing
7 3 (0.67%) Advertising
7 3 (0.67%) Back Office
7 3 (0.67%) Billing
7 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (36.02%) Developer
2 86 (19.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (17.00%) .NET Developer
4 66 (14.77%) Azure Engineer
5 61 (13.65%) Azure DevOps
6 59 (13.20%) C# Developer
7 46 (10.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 43 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
9 40 (8.95%) Azure Developer
10 36 (8.05%) Tester
11 29 (6.49%) Full Stack Developer
12 24 (5.37%) Analyst
13 21 (4.70%) Angular Developer
13 21 (4.70%) React Developer
14 19 (4.25%) Data Engineer
15 16 (3.58%) Senior Developer
16 15 (3.36%) Consultant
17 14 (3.13%) Automation Tester
18 13 (2.91%) .NET Developer - Fintech
18 13 (2.91%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (41.39%) .NET
2 74 (16.55%) CSS
3 71 (15.88%) HTML
4 68 (15.21%) AngularJS
4 68 (15.21%) ASP.NET Web API
5 63 (14.09%) .NET Core
6 55 (12.30%) ASP.NET
7 54 (12.08%) React
8 49 (10.96%) REST
9 37 (8.28%) JSON
10 35 (7.83%) Node.js
11 33 (7.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 33 (7.38%) Web Services
12 29 (6.49%) .NET Framework
13 28 (6.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 26 (5.82%) HTML5
14 26 (5.82%) RESTful
15 23 (5.15%) Entity Framework
16 22 (4.92%) WCF
17 21 (4.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.94%) Mobile App
2 30 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.15%) User Experience
5 22 (4.92%) Algorithms
6 18 (4.03%) Fintech
7 11 (2.46%) HoloLens
8 9 (2.01%) Cloud Native
8 9 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.57%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.57%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.34%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.34%) Tandem
10 6 (1.34%) Wiki
11 5 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.12%) Fixed Income
11 5 (1.12%) RIA
12 4 (0.89%) Equities
12 4 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (14.99%) Windows
2 26 (5.82%) Linux
3 25 (5.59%) Windows Server
4 23 (5.15%) Android
4 23 (5.15%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.89%) Unix
6 4 (0.89%) VMS
6 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.45%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (62.42%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (49.89%) DevOps
3 129 (28.86%) Scrum
4 121 (27.07%) Test Automation
5 71 (15.88%) TDD
6 70 (15.66%) Microservices
7 67 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (13.87%) Analytics
9 56 (12.53%) BDD
10 51 (11.41%) Kanban
11 47 (10.51%) MVC
12 40 (8.95%) Performance Tuning
13 36 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (7.83%) Migration
15 34 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
16 33 (7.38%) Data Analytics
17 32 (7.16%) CRM
17 32 (7.16%) Deployment Automation
17 32 (7.16%) OO
18 31 (6.94%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 204 (45.64%) C#
2 146 (32.66%) SQL
3 112 (25.06%) JavaScript
4 110 (24.61%) PowerShell
5 73 (16.33%) Python
6 52 (11.63%) Java
7 26 (5.82%) T-SQL
8 19 (4.25%) Bash Shell
8 19 (4.25%) U-SQL
9 18 (4.03%) Go
10 16 (3.58%) Scala
10 16 (3.58%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.57%) R
12 6 (1.34%) C++
12 6 (1.34%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.12%) Ruby
13 5 (1.12%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.67%) VBA
14 3 (0.67%) XAML
15 2 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (6.71%) Degree
2 17 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.79%) ISEB
5 6 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.34%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.67%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.67%) RHCE
8 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.45%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.22%) APMP
9 1 (0.22%) MCSA
9 1 (0.22%) MCSE
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.59%) QA
2 7 (1.57%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.67%) GDPR
4 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.45%) PMO
4 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (17.00%) Docker
2 26 (5.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.67%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.45%) etcd
5 2 (0.45%) flannel
5 2 (0.45%) HDFS
5 2 (0.45%) NFS
5 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.45%) XenApp
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 54 (12.08%) Kubernetes
2 39 (8.72%) Ansible
3 30 (6.71%) Terraform
4 13 (2.91%) Puppet
5 11 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.57%) HP ALM
7 5 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.89%) Mesos
9 3 (0.67%) CloudHub
10 2 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.45%) Kibana
10 2 (0.45%) logstash
10 2 (0.45%) rkt
10 2 (0.45%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.22%) Consul
11 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 192 (42.95%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.26%) Splunk
3 22 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (3.13%) AppDynamics
5 13 (2.91%) Databricks
5 13 (2.91%) SAP
6 11 (2.46%) Murex
6 11 (2.46%) OpenLink
6 11 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.46%) ServiceNow
7 10 (2.24%) Talend
8 9 (2.01%) Google
9 8 (1.79%) Oracle
10 7 (1.57%) Atlassian
10 7 (1.57%) HP
11 6 (1.34%) Alteryx
11 6 (1.34%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.34%) Veracode
12 4 (0.89%) Nintex
13 3 (0.67%) Xamarin