Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 280 227 403
Rank change year-on-year -53 +176 +136
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 200 548 241
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.79% 1.28% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.00% 5.82% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 387 204
Median daily rate £532 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.40% +5.26% +7.47%
10th Percentile £413 £415 £359
90th Percentile £675 £668 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 1
Median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £69.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -49.40% -
10th Percentile £66.25 £35.00 £66.31
90th Percentile £78.75 £35.00 £72.03
England median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 £69.17
% change year-on-year +107.14% -49.40% -

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 4,996 9,419 9,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.78% 22.00% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,479 6,863 7,198
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £375 £370 £360
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 51 23
Median hourly rate £48.50 £36.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.72% -22.58% +4.49%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.25 £31.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.75 £165.00
Median hourly rate £41.75 £43.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year -2.91% -3.91% +9.15%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 2020. 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 -18 38 £525 +5.00% 2
West London +19 2 - -
South London +23 1 £375 -21.05%
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 143 (71.50%) Azure
1 143 (71.50%) DevOps
2 124 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 77 (38.50%) Git (software)
5 70 (35.00%) Finance
6 63 (31.50%) C#
7 61 (30.50%) Jenkins
8 55 (27.50%) TDD
9 51 (25.50%) PowerShell
10 48 (24.00%) Test Automation
11 43 (21.50%) JIRA
11 43 (21.50%) Terraform
12 42 (21.00%) User Stories
12 42 (21.00%) JavaScript
13 41 (20.50%) Docker
14 40 (20.00%) .NET
14 40 (20.00%) SQL Server
14 40 (20.00%) Python
14 40 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (19.50%) Team Foundation Server
15 39 (19.50%) Java
16 38 (19.00%) Scrum
17 37 (18.50%) Kubernetes
18 36 (18.00%) Microservices
18 36 (18.00%) Kanban
19 35 (17.50%) SQL
19 35 (17.50%) Web Services
20 34 (17.00%) Data Lake
21 33 (16.50%) Software Engineering

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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.00%) Apache Spark
3 7 (3.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (6.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.50%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 143 (71.50%) Azure
2 30 (15.00%) Serverless
3 29 (14.50%) Azure Functions
4 21 (10.50%) PaaS
5 20 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
6 14 (7.00%) Office 365
7 13 (6.50%) GitHub
7 13 (6.50%) IaaS
8 11 (5.50%) Power Platform
9 9 (4.50%) Dynamics 365
10 8 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (3.50%) AWS
12 5 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (2.50%) SaaS
13 4 (2.00%) Azure Stack
13 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Flow
14 2 (1.00%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (1.00%) GCP
14 2 (1.00%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.00%) Network Security
2 3 (1.50%) DNS
2 3 (1.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (17.00%) Data Lake
3 19 (9.50%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (6.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (6.00%) Cosmos DB
5 12 (6.00%) Hadoop
6 11 (5.50%) Big Data
6 11 (5.50%) Redis
7 10 (5.00%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.50%) Power BI
8 9 (4.50%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.50%) NoSQL
9 7 (3.50%) OLAP
9 7 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.00%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (2.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (2.00%) HDInsight
12 4 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 77 (38.50%) Git (software)
2 61 (30.50%) Jenkins
3 43 (21.50%) JIRA
4 39 (19.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (13.50%) Visual Studio
6 24 (12.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 21 (10.50%) Maven
8 18 (9.00%) Gradle
9 14 (7.00%) TeamCity
10 10 (5.00%) Selenium
10 10 (5.00%) SpecFlow
11 8 (4.00%) Cucumber
12 7 (3.50%) Subversion
13 5 (2.50%) WebDriver
14 4 (2.00%) NUnit
15 3 (1.50%) Bitbucket
15 3 (1.50%) Bitbucket Server
15 3 (1.50%) Fiddler
15 3 (1.50%) Mocha
15 3 (1.50%) Sinon.JS
General
1 70 (35.00%) Finance
2 11 (5.50%) Back Office
3 9 (4.50%) Banking
3 9 (4.50%) Front Office
4 6 (3.00%) Retail
5 5 (2.50%) Marketing
6 4 (2.00%) Legal
7 2 (1.00%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (29.00%) Developer
2 52 (26.00%) Azure Engineer
3 42 (21.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (17.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 29 (14.50%) Azure DevOps
6 24 (12.00%) Data Engineer
7 22 (11.00%) .NET Developer
7 22 (11.00%) Software Engineer
8 17 (8.50%) SAP Engineer
9 15 (7.50%) Azure Developer
9 15 (7.50%) Senior Developer
10 14 (7.00%) Cloud Engineer
10 14 (7.00%) Consultant
11 13 (6.50%) Architect
12 10 (5.00%) SAP Developer
13 9 (4.50%) Data Architect
14 8 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
15 7 (3.50%) C# Developer
16 6 (3.00%) Senior Data Engineer
17 5 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.00%) .NET
2 35 (17.50%) Web Services
3 32 (16.00%) RESTful
4 22 (11.00%) HTML
5 21 (10.50%) CSS
6 19 (9.50%) Spring
7 17 (8.50%) Spring Batch
8 15 (7.50%) AngularJS
9 13 (6.50%) .NET Core
9 13 (6.50%) ASP.NET
9 13 (6.50%) Redux
10 10 (5.00%) Node.js
10 10 (5.00%) Sass
11 9 (4.50%) .NET Framework
11 9 (4.50%) Android SDK
11 9 (4.50%) JSON
11 9 (4.50%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (4.50%) REST
12 8 (4.00%) ADO
12 8 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (3.00%) User Experience
4 5 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.00%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.00%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.50%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.50%) Life Science
8 1 (0.50%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.50%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.50%) Windows
2 16 (8.00%) Linux
3 11 (5.50%) Android
4 7 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (71.50%) DevOps
2 124 (62.00%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (27.50%) TDD
4 48 (24.00%) Test Automation
5 42 (21.00%) User Stories
6 40 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (19.00%) Scrum
8 36 (18.00%) Kanban
8 36 (18.00%) Microservices
9 33 (16.50%) Software Engineering
10 28 (14.00%) Project Delivery
11 27 (13.50%) Migration
12 26 (13.00%) Analytics
12 26 (13.00%) Visualisation
13 24 (12.00%) BDD
14 23 (11.50%) Collaborative Working
14 23 (11.50%) Data Modelling
15 22 (11.00%) Data Visualisation
16 21 (10.50%) SOLID
17 18 (9.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 63 (31.50%) C#
2 51 (25.50%) PowerShell
3 42 (21.00%) JavaScript
4 40 (20.00%) Python
5 39 (19.50%) Java
6 35 (17.50%) SQL
7 12 (6.00%) Scala
8 7 (3.50%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.00%) Ruby
10 5 (2.50%) ES6
10 5 (2.50%) ES7
10 5 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.50%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.50%) U-SQL
11 3 (1.50%) ES8
11 3 (1.50%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.00%) Java 8
13 1 (0.50%) C
13 1 (0.50%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.50%) Degree
3 2 (1.00%) ISEB
3 2 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (1.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.00%) MCSA
3 2 (1.00%) MCSE
4 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.00%) QA
2 3 (1.50%) GDPR
3 1 (0.50%) GxP
System Software
1 41 (20.50%) Docker
2 16 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (21.50%) Terraform
2 37 (18.50%) Kubernetes
3 27 (13.50%) Ansible
4 13 (6.50%) Puppet
5 12 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 80 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.00%) SAP
3 28 (14.00%) Databricks
4 23 (11.50%) hybris
5 15 (7.50%) Adobe
6 10 (5.00%) Gigya
7 8 (4.00%) Cloudera
7 8 (4.00%) Hortonworks
7 8 (4.00%) MapR
8 7 (3.50%) Tableau
9 6 (3.00%) Oracle
10 5 (2.50%) Alteryx
10 5 (2.50%) Cisco
11 4 (2.00%) Citrix
11 4 (2.00%) VMware
12 3 (1.50%) Infragistics
12 3 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.50%) Splunk
13 1 (0.50%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.50%) Workday