Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 250 309 538
Rank change year-on-year +59 +229 +59
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 440 374 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.07% 0.81% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.38% 3.80% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 250 47
London median daily rate £525 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £419 £350 £292
90th Percentile £688 £600 £589
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £72.09 -
England median hourly rate £36.63 £72.09 -
% change year-on-year -49.19% - -

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 8,175 9,850 7,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.89% 21.26% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,804 7,355 5,695
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £485 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +2.11% +7.95% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 35
London median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.50% -8.05%
10th Percentile £23.25 £17.00 £21.14
90th Percentile £56.30 £165.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £44.92 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.68% - -

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 16 July 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
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 16 July 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 +25 98 £525 +16.67% 8
East London -25 18 £625 +19.05% 2
West London +23 15 £475 +15.15% 5
North London +2 6 £588 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 339 (77.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 281 (63.86%) DevOps
3 279 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
4 203 (46.14%) Microsoft
5 161 (36.59%) Git (software)
6 154 (35.00%) Scrum
7 140 (31.82%) C#
8 125 (28.41%) PowerShell
9 119 (27.05%) SQL
10 118 (26.82%) Finance
11 108 (24.55%) JIRA
12 104 (23.64%) JavaScript
13 102 (23.18%) .NET
14 101 (22.95%) Amazon AWS
14 101 (22.95%) Jenkins
15 98 (22.27%) Test Automation
16 96 (21.82%) SQL Server
17 82 (18.64%) HTML
18 79 (17.95%) JSON
19 77 (17.50%) IaaS
20 75 (17.05%) Team Foundation Server
21 71 (16.14%) Analytical Skills
22 70 (15.91%) TDD
23 69 (15.68%) Problem-Solving
24 67 (15.23%) PaaS
25 64 (14.55%) Visual Studio
26 63 (14.32%) CSS
27 62 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
28 60 (13.64%) Python
29 59 (13.41%) Terraform

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 41 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.77%) Apache Spark
3 13 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (2.73%) Confluence
5 10 (2.27%) CMS
6 9 (2.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.91%) Apache
8 2 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.23%) IIS
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.91%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (2.05%) Endur
3 7 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.91%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 339 (77.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (22.95%) Amazon AWS
3 77 (17.50%) IaaS
4 67 (15.23%) PaaS
5 48 (10.91%) Power Platform
6 46 (10.45%) Serverless
7 34 (7.73%) Azure Data Factory
8 31 (7.05%) Azure Functions
9 25 (5.68%) Dynamics 365
10 24 (5.45%) SaaS
11 19 (4.32%) OpenShift
12 15 (3.41%) Office 365
13 12 (2.73%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (2.50%) Datadog
15 10 (2.27%) GitHub
16 9 (2.05%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 8 (1.82%) Data Lake Analytics
18 7 (1.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 7 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
18 7 (1.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.82%) DNS
2 6 (1.36%) Firewall
3 5 (1.14%) Intranet
4 3 (0.68%) Internet
5 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.23%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.91%) Power BI
3 39 (8.86%) Data Lake
4 38 (8.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 37 (8.41%) Cosmos DB
5 37 (8.41%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (7.73%) Big Data
7 33 (7.50%) NoSQL
8 31 (7.05%) Relational Database
9 25 (5.68%) Redis
10 21 (4.77%) Hadoop
11 15 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (3.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 15 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (3.18%) MySQL
12 14 (3.18%) RDBMS
13 13 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (2.95%) SQL Server 2017
13 13 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (2.50%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 161 (36.59%) Git (software)
2 108 (24.55%) JIRA
3 101 (22.95%) Jenkins
4 75 (17.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 64 (14.55%) Visual Studio
6 54 (12.27%) TeamCity
7 48 (10.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 47 (10.68%) Selenium
9 29 (6.59%) SpecFlow
10 18 (4.09%) Cucumber
11 16 (3.64%) WebDriver
12 13 (2.95%) Bitbucket
13 11 (2.50%) Fiddler
13 11 (2.50%) GitLab
14 10 (2.27%) webpack
15 9 (2.05%) CircleCI
15 9 (2.05%) Grunt
15 9 (2.05%) gulp
15 9 (2.05%) Redmine
16 8 (1.82%) tSQLt
General
1 118 (26.82%) Finance
2 36 (8.18%) Marketing
3 17 (3.86%) Retail
4 10 (2.27%) Banking
5 8 (1.82%) Front Office
6 7 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.14%) Billing
8 3 (0.68%) Legal
9 2 (0.45%) Advertising
9 2 (0.45%) Games
9 2 (0.45%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 144 (32.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 138 (31.36%) Developer
3 106 (24.09%) Azure Engineer
4 98 (22.27%) Azure DevOps
5 85 (19.32%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 35 (7.95%) .NET Developer
7 31 (7.05%) Azure Developer
8 27 (6.14%) Data Engineer
8 27 (6.14%) Senior Developer
9 25 (5.68%) C# Developer
10 24 (5.45%) Analyst
11 22 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
12 20 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
13 17 (3.86%) DevOps Automation Engineer
13 17 (3.86%) iOS Developer
14 16 (3.64%) Tester
15 15 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
15 15 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
15 15 (3.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 14 (3.18%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (23.18%) .NET
2 82 (18.64%) HTML
3 79 (17.95%) JSON
4 63 (14.32%) CSS
5 57 (12.95%) REST
6 52 (11.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 44 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 43 (9.77%) HTML5
9 42 (9.55%) .NET Framework
10 32 (7.27%) Web Services
11 31 (7.05%) XML
12 30 (6.82%) RESTful
13 28 (6.36%) Node.js
14 27 (6.14%) ASP.NET
14 27 (6.14%) jQuery
15 26 (5.91%) .NET Core
16 23 (5.23%) React
17 22 (5.00%) Kafka
17 22 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 17 (3.86%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 71 (16.14%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (10.68%) Mobile App
3 32 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (7.05%) Virtual Team
5 20 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.50%) Wiki
7 9 (2.05%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.36%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.91%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.68%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.23%) Clustering
12 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.23%) Equities
12 1 (0.23%) HoloLens
12 1 (0.23%) PDA
12 1 (0.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.82%) Linux
1 52 (11.82%) Windows
2 33 (7.50%) Android
3 32 (7.27%) Apple iOS
4 21 (4.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (63.86%) DevOps
2 279 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (35.00%) Scrum
4 98 (22.27%) Test Automation
5 70 (15.91%) TDD
6 69 (15.68%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (12.95%) Analytics
9 56 (12.73%) Microservices
10 55 (12.50%) BDD
11 54 (12.27%) Migration
12 51 (11.59%) Kanban
13 40 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
14 38 (8.64%) Computer Science
15 37 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
15 37 (8.41%) Data Integration
15 37 (8.41%) OO
15 37 (8.41%) Software Engineering
16 36 (8.18%) Deployment Automation
17 33 (7.50%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 140 (31.82%) C#
2 125 (28.41%) PowerShell
3 119 (27.05%) SQL
4 104 (23.64%) JavaScript
5 60 (13.64%) Python
6 42 (9.55%) Java
7 30 (6.82%) Bash Shell
8 12 (2.73%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.73%) TypeScript
8 12 (2.73%) U-SQL
9 7 (1.59%) Perl
10 6 (1.36%) Ruby
10 6 (1.36%) Scala
10 6 (1.36%) VB
11 5 (1.14%) PHP
12 4 (0.91%) Apple Swift
12 4 (0.91%) ES6
12 4 (0.91%) ES7
12 4 (0.91%) Java 8
12 4 (0.91%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 45 (10.23%) Degree
2 14 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.95%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.27%) ISEB
5 5 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (1.14%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.68%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.68%) MCSA
6 3 (0.68%) MCSE
6 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.45%) PMP
8 1 (0.23%) CISA
8 1 (0.23%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.50%) QA
2 11 (2.50%) NCSC
2 11 (2.50%) NIST
3 3 (0.68%) PMO
4 2 (0.45%) GDPR
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (10.45%) Docker
2 34 (7.73%) Active Directory
3 27 (6.14%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 59 (13.41%) Terraform
2 57 (12.95%) Kubernetes
3 49 (11.14%) Ansible
4 44 (10.00%) Puppet
5 36 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.50%) Consul
6 11 (2.50%) Grafana
6 11 (2.50%) Graphite
6 11 (2.50%) Kibana
6 11 (2.50%) logstash
6 11 (2.50%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.45%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 203 (46.14%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.45%) Databricks
3 21 (4.77%) ServiceNow
4 19 (4.32%) Oracle
5 18 (4.09%) SAP
6 17 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (3.86%) Splunk
7 13 (2.95%) Xamarin
8 12 (2.73%) Tableau
9 11 (2.50%) SaltStack
10 10 (2.27%) AppDynamics
11 9 (2.05%) Adobe
11 9 (2.05%) Alteryx
11 9 (2.05%) Murex
11 9 (2.05%) OpenLink
11 9 (2.05%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.82%) Atlassian
12 8 (1.82%) Informatica
12 8 (1.82%) Talend
13 7 (1.59%) IBM