Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 498 540 580
Rank change year-on-year +42 +40 +17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 130 55 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.13% 0.023%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.41% 0.74% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 43 9
London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% -2.06%
10th Percentile £338 £363 £340
90th Percentile £638 £588 £535
England median daily rate £450 £450 £470
% change year-on-year - -4.26% -3.09%
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 9,232 7,434 6,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.80% 17.89% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,053 5,362 5,018
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £470 £435 £413
% change year-on-year +8.05% +5.45% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 21
London median hourly rate £38.65 £47.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.78% +25.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £22.25 £25.28 £24.23
90th Percentile £57.67 £70.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +8.11%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 -1 36 £463 +8.82% 11
East London +1 12 £556 +11.25% 1
West London -24 4 £445 +18.67% 4
South London -32 1 £513 +7.89%
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 88 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (64.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (63.08%) C#
4 79 (60.77%) .NET
5 58 (44.62%) Visual Studio
6 51 (39.23%) Git (software)
7 45 (34.62%) Microsoft
8 44 (33.85%) SQL Server
8 44 (33.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (33.08%) Finance
10 42 (32.31%) ASP.NET
11 41 (31.54%) MVC
12 37 (28.46%) Octopus Deploy
13 35 (26.92%) SQL
14 34 (26.15%) PowerShell
15 28 (21.54%) ASP.NET MVC
15 28 (21.54%) Scrum
15 28 (21.54%) TDD
16 26 (20.00%) JIRA
16 26 (20.00%) Microservices
17 25 (19.23%) DevOps
17 25 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (18.46%) JavaScript
19 23 (17.69%) .NET Framework
20 22 (16.92%) ASP.NET Core
21 21 (16.15%) SQL Server 2016
21 21 (16.15%) Docker
21 21 (16.15%) KnockoutJS
21 21 (16.15%) WCF
22 20 (15.38%) Test Automation

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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.23%) NServiceBus
3 5 (3.85%) Apache
3 5 (3.85%) Apache Pig
3 5 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 5 (3.85%) IIS
3 5 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.08%) Confluence
4 4 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.77%) CMS
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 84 (64.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.46%) Office 365
4 10 (7.69%) PaaS
5 8 (6.15%) npm
6 7 (5.38%) IaaS
7 4 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.54%) GitHub
8 2 (1.54%) SaaS
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) Firewall
1 5 (3.85%) SSL
1 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.08%) DNS
3 3 (2.31%) Intranet
4 2 (1.54%) Extranet
4 2 (1.54%) VPN
5 1 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (33.85%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (6.15%) Big Data
4 7 (5.38%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.85%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.85%) HBase
5 5 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.08%) MySQL
6 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.54%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (1.54%) QlikView
7 2 (1.54%) Redis
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (44.62%) Visual Studio
2 51 (39.23%) Git (software)
3 44 (33.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (28.46%) Octopus Deploy
5 26 (20.00%) JIRA
6 15 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 15 (11.54%) Selenium
6 15 (11.54%) SpecFlow
7 14 (10.77%) TeamCity
8 13 (10.00%) NUnit
9 9 (6.92%) gulp
10 8 (6.15%) MSTest
11 7 (5.38%) Cucumber
12 6 (4.62%) Zephyr
13 5 (3.85%) Chocolatey
13 5 (3.85%) JMeter
14 4 (3.08%) Ant
14 4 (3.08%) Maven
14 4 (3.08%) Subversion
14 4 (3.08%) TestRail
General
1 43 (33.08%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Retail
3 5 (3.85%) Back Office
3 5 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.85%) Marketing
4 3 (2.31%) Advertising
4 3 (2.31%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Games
5 1 (0.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Legal
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
5 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (48.46%) Developer
2 38 (29.23%) .NET Developer
3 37 (28.46%) C# Developer
4 34 (26.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (19.23%) ASP.NET Developer
6 24 (18.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 21 (16.15%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 17 (13.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (11.54%) SharePoint Developer
10 14 (10.77%) Azure DevOps
10 14 (10.77%) Azure Engineer
11 12 (9.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 12 (9.23%) Senior Developer
12 10 (7.69%) Analyst
13 8 (6.15%) Azure Developer
13 8 (6.15%) Tester
14 7 (5.38%) Scrum Master
14 7 (5.38%) Senior C# Developer
15 6 (4.62%) QA Engineer
15 6 (4.62%) Senior SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (60.77%) .NET
2 42 (32.31%) ASP.NET
3 28 (21.54%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (17.69%) .NET Framework
5 22 (16.92%) ASP.NET Core
6 21 (16.15%) KnockoutJS
6 21 (16.15%) WCF
7 20 (15.38%) CSS
7 20 (15.38%) ServiceStack
8 19 (14.62%) Node.js
9 17 (13.08%) Entity Framework
10 16 (12.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (11.54%) React
12 14 (10.77%) HTML
13 12 (9.23%) JSON
13 12 (9.23%) REST
14 9 (6.92%) AngularJS
15 8 (6.15%) TensorFlow
16 7 (5.38%) Gherkin
17 6 (4.62%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) Fintech
2 16 (12.31%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.15%) User Experience
4 4 (3.08%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.08%) Derivative
4 4 (3.08%) Reinsurance
5 3 (2.31%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.54%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) Wiki
7 1 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.77%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.77%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.23%) Windows
2 6 (4.62%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.54%) Linux
3 2 (1.54%) VMS
4 1 (0.77%) MVS
4 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.54%) MVC
3 28 (21.54%) Scrum
3 28 (21.54%) TDD
4 26 (20.00%) Microservices
5 25 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (19.23%) DevOps
6 20 (15.38%) BDD
6 20 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 14 (10.77%) Analytics
8 12 (9.23%) CRM
8 12 (9.23%) Kanban
8 12 (9.23%) Open Source
8 12 (9.23%) SOLID
9 11 (8.46%) Front End Development
9 11 (8.46%) Release Management
9 11 (8.46%) Unit Testing
9 11 (8.46%) User Stories
10 10 (7.69%) Test Planning
10 10 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (63.08%) C#
2 35 (26.92%) SQL
3 34 (26.15%) PowerShell
4 24 (18.46%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.23%) Java
5 12 (9.23%) TypeScript
6 11 (8.46%) Python
7 9 (6.92%) F#
8 6 (4.62%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.85%) C
9 5 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.08%) Scala
11 3 (2.31%) R
12 2 (1.54%) Ruby
13 1 (0.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (12.31%) Degree
2 6 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (4.62%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.85%) ISEB
4 4 (3.08%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.85%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) GDPR
3 2 (1.54%) PMO
3 2 (1.54%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (16.15%) Docker
2 5 (3.85%) Apache Flume
3 4 (3.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.08%) Puppet
2 3 (2.31%) Ansible
3 2 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.77%) Kibana
4 1 (0.77%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.38%) Alteryx
3 5 (3.85%) Splunk
3 5 (3.85%) Talend
4 4 (3.08%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.08%) Black Duck
4 4 (3.08%) Oracle
5 3 (2.31%) Databricks
6 2 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (0.77%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.77%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.77%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.77%) Qualys
7 1 (0.77%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.77%) SAP
7 1 (0.77%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.77%) Tripwire
7 1 (0.77%) VMware
7 1 (0.77%) Xamarin