Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 10 December 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 > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 200 220
Rank change year-on-year +58 +20 +20
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 81 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.35% 0.18% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.51% 0.97% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 6 0
North West median daily rate £450 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - -
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,245 1,026 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.75% 18.19% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 705 649
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £284 £287
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £475 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +8.24% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 24
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28.50 £35.63 £34.18
90th Percentile £48.25 £55.00 £43.70
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the North West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the North West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the North West over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the North West

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Manchester +18 43 £450 -10.00% 9
Cheshire +27 33 £438 - 2
Lancashire -20 2 £388 -6.06%
Merseyside - 2 £350 - 3
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 48 (59.26%) DevOps
2 46 (56.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (37.04%) C#
4 28 (34.57%) .NET
5 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 26 (32.10%) SQL
6 26 (32.10%) JIRA
7 25 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (27.16%) Scrum
8 22 (27.16%) Visual Studio
9 21 (25.93%) JMeter
10 20 (24.69%) Selenium
11 19 (23.46%) Test Automation
11 19 (23.46%) Jenkins
12 18 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 18 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (22.22%) SharePoint
13 17 (20.99%) PowerShell
13 17 (20.99%) OWASP
14 15 (18.52%) Docker
14 15 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (17.28%) CRM
15 14 (17.28%) Dynamics CRM
16 12 (14.81%) .NET Framework
16 12 (14.81%) MVC
17 11 (13.58%) Java
17 11 (13.58%) JSON
18 10 (12.35%) Entity Framework
18 10 (12.35%) Static Code Analysis
18 10 (12.35%) Cucumber

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 18 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (56.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (7.41%) IaaS
3 6 (7.41%) PaaS
4 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.70%) Azure Functions
4 3 (3.70%) BrowserStack
4 3 (3.70%) GitHub
4 3 (3.70%) Serverless
5 1 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) VPN
2 4 (4.94%) Network Security
3 1 (1.23%) DNS
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (6.17%) Power BI
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.70%) ZAP BI
4 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (32.10%) JIRA
2 22 (27.16%) Visual Studio
3 21 (25.93%) JMeter
4 20 (24.69%) Selenium
5 19 (23.46%) Jenkins
6 18 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 15 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (12.35%) Cucumber
8 10 (12.35%) JUnit
8 10 (12.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (9.88%) GitLab
10 6 (7.41%) MSBuild
10 6 (7.41%) SonarQube
10 6 (7.41%) SpecFlow
11 3 (3.70%) Maven
11 3 (3.70%) TeamCity
12 2 (2.47%) PyCharm
13 1 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (1.23%) Protractor
13 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (4.94%) Retail
2 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) Azure Engineer
2 21 (25.93%) Developer
2 21 (25.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (20.99%) Azure DevOps
4 15 (18.52%) .NET Developer
5 14 (17.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 14 (17.28%) Tester
6 11 (13.58%) Automation Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Azure Consultant
7 5 (6.17%) Consultant
7 5 (6.17%) Scrum Master
7 5 (6.17%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Azure Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.70%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (3.70%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.47%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (34.57%) .NET
2 12 (14.81%) .NET Framework
3 11 (13.58%) JSON
4 10 (12.35%) Entity Framework
5 8 (9.88%) SOAP
6 7 (8.64%) Gherkin
7 5 (6.17%) CSS
7 5 (6.17%) hapi
7 5 (6.17%) Node.js
8 3 (3.70%) REST
8 3 (3.70%) RESTful
9 2 (2.47%) .NET Core
9 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
9 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.47%) Django
9 2 (2.47%) WinForms
10 1 (1.23%) ADO
10 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (1.23%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.23%) NHS
3 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (59.26%) DevOps
2 25 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (27.16%) Scrum
4 19 (23.46%) Test Automation
5 18 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (20.99%) OWASP
7 14 (17.28%) CRM
8 12 (14.81%) MVC
9 10 (12.35%) Static Code Analysis
10 9 (11.11%) BDD
11 8 (9.88%) Security Testing
12 7 (8.64%) Continuous Deployment
13 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (7.41%) Case Management
13 6 (7.41%) Kanban
13 6 (7.41%) User Stories
13 6 (7.41%) Web Operations
14 5 (6.17%) Agile Project Management
14 5 (6.17%) Project Management
14 5 (6.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.04%) C#
2 26 (32.10%) SQL
3 17 (20.99%) PowerShell
4 11 (13.58%) Java
5 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.47%) MCSE
3 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.52%) Docker
2 10 (12.35%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.17%) Terraform
3 2 (2.47%) Puppet
3 2 (2.47%) SCCM
3 2 (2.47%) SCOM
3 2 (2.47%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.23%) Ansible
4 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.47%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.47%) VMware
3 1 (1.23%) Adobe
3 1 (1.23%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.23%) Google
3 1 (1.23%) HP
3 1 (1.23%) IBM
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.23%) Snow
3 1 (1.23%) Symantec
3 1 (1.23%) UiPath