Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 257 285 303
Rank change year-on-year +28 +18 +250
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 93 344 371
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.70% 0.88% 0.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.57% 4.70% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 263 247
Median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% +9.20%
10th Percentile £356 £413 £340
90th Percentile £613 £700 £600
England median daily rate £520 £498 £450
% change year-on-year +4.52% +10.56% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £72.09
England median hourly rate - £38.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year - +0.66% -

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 2,605 7,321 10,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.64% 18.81% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,747 5,196 7,670
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £363
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.92 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.08% +34.07% +3.08%
10th Percentile £29.00 £20.85 £16.93
90th Percentile £54.60 £79.90 £86.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +106 19 £525 -0.94%
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 73 (78.49%) Azure
2 72 (77.42%) DevOps
3 61 (65.59%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (51.61%) Microsoft
5 40 (43.01%) Git (software)
6 34 (36.56%) Test Automation
7 29 (31.18%) C#
7 29 (31.18%) Databricks
8 27 (29.03%) SQL Server
8 27 (29.03%) Docker
9 26 (27.96%) .NET
10 25 (26.88%) AWS
11 24 (25.81%) Jenkins
12 23 (24.73%) Kanban
12 23 (24.73%) Scrum
13 21 (22.58%) SQL
13 21 (22.58%) Data Lake
13 21 (22.58%) Serverless
14 20 (21.51%) Azure Functions
15 18 (19.35%) Finance
16 17 (18.28%) JavaScript
17 16 (17.20%) SDLC
17 16 (17.20%) Terraform
17 16 (17.20%) Python
17 16 (17.20%) Microservices
17 16 (17.20%) Kubernetes
17 16 (17.20%) Continuous Delivery
18 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
19 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
19 14 (15.05%) TDD

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 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.30%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.15%) Confluence
4 1 (1.08%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Chatbot
1 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (78.49%) Azure
2 25 (26.88%) AWS
3 21 (22.58%) Serverless
4 20 (21.51%) Azure Functions
5 14 (15.05%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (11.83%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (11.83%) Power Platform
7 10 (10.75%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (10.75%) Logic Apps
8 8 (8.60%) GCP
9 7 (7.53%) PaaS
9 7 (7.53%) PowerApps
10 5 (5.38%) Power Automate
11 4 (4.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (4.30%) Datadog
11 4 (4.30%) GitHub
12 3 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (3.23%) Amazon S3
12 3 (3.23%) OpenShift
12 3 (3.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 21 (22.58%) Data Lake
3 13 (13.98%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (13.98%) Cosmos DB
4 11 (11.83%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (7.53%) NoSQL
7 6 (6.45%) Big Data
7 6 (6.45%) MongoDB
7 6 (6.45%) Power BI
7 6 (6.45%) RDBMS
7 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
7 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2017
8 5 (5.38%) OLTP
9 4 (4.30%) Hadoop
9 4 (4.30%) MySQL
9 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (43.01%) Git (software)
2 24 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 14 (15.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (10.75%) JIRA
5 7 (7.53%) Artifactory
6 6 (6.45%) Jasmine
6 6 (6.45%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (6.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (6.45%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.30%) GitLab
7 4 (4.30%) JUnit
7 4 (4.30%) Selenium
7 4 (4.30%) SonarQube
7 4 (4.30%) Subversion
8 3 (3.23%) Maven
8 3 (3.23%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.15%) Ant
10 1 (1.08%) Gradle
10 1 (1.08%) MSTest
10 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (19.35%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.38%) Marketing
4 4 (4.30%) Back Office
4 4 (4.30%) Retail
4 4 (4.30%) Retail Finance
5 3 (3.23%) Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Front Office
5 3 (3.23%) Games
6 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (37.63%) Developer
2 24 (25.81%) Azure Engineer
3 23 (24.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (18.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 12 (12.90%) Azure DevOps
6 10 (10.75%) React Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) Data Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) C# Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Azure Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Functional Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) Scrum Master
10 4 (4.30%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Team Leader
11 3 (3.23%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Python Developer
11 3 (3.23%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.96%) .NET
2 10 (10.75%) React
2 10 (10.75%) Redux
3 7 (7.53%) CSS
3 7 (7.53%) JSON
3 7 (7.53%) Web Services
4 6 (6.45%) HTML
4 6 (6.45%) HTML5
4 6 (6.45%) Jest
4 6 (6.45%) lodash
4 6 (6.45%) Node.js
4 6 (6.45%) React Native
4 6 (6.45%) XML
5 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.30%) Highcharts JS
5 4 (4.30%) Keras
5 4 (4.30%) MLlib
5 4 (4.30%) PySpark
5 4 (4.30%) scikit-learn
5 4 (4.30%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.60%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.30%) User Experience
4 2 (2.15%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.15%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.15%) Wiki
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.75%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) Android
2 6 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.38%) Windows
4 3 (3.23%) CentOS
4 3 (3.23%) CoreOS
4 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (77.42%) DevOps
2 61 (65.59%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (36.56%) Test Automation
4 23 (24.73%) Kanban
4 23 (24.73%) Scrum
5 16 (17.20%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (17.20%) Microservices
5 16 (17.20%) SDLC
6 14 (15.05%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (15.05%) TDD
7 12 (12.90%) Open Source
8 11 (11.83%) CRM
8 11 (11.83%) Data Architecture
8 11 (11.83%) Deployment Automation
8 11 (11.83%) Project Delivery
8 11 (11.83%) Software Deployment
9 10 (10.75%) API Design
9 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (9.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.18%) C#
2 21 (22.58%) SQL
3 17 (18.28%) JavaScript
4 16 (17.20%) Python
5 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
6 11 (11.83%) Java
7 6 (6.45%) ES6
8 4 (4.30%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.30%) Scala
8 4 (4.30%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.15%) R
10 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) Degree
3 2 (2.15%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.15%) PMP
3 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.08%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.08%) ISEB
4 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) GDPR
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 27 (29.03%) Docker
2 3 (3.23%) Gluster
3 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (17.20%) Kubernetes
1 16 (17.20%) Terraform
2 13 (13.98%) Ansible
3 4 (4.30%) Nagios
4 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.15%) Grafana
5 2 (2.15%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 48 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 29 (31.18%) Databricks
3 5 (5.38%) Splunk
4 4 (4.30%) Cloudera
4 4 (4.30%) Hortonworks
4 4 (4.30%) MapR
4 4 (4.30%) New Relic
5 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.15%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle
6 2 (2.15%) Tableau
7 1 (1.08%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.08%) Google
7 1 (1.08%) Nintex
7 1 (1.08%) SAP