Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 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 > North West
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 195 193
Rank change year-on-year +32 -2 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 53 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.94% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.64% 1.28% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 6
North West median daily rate £450 £513 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.20% +18.84% -
10th Percentile £339 £378 £369
90th Percentile £555 £600 £484
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £69.17 -
% change year-on-year -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 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 1,143 1,097 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.23% 19.39% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 713 592
North West median daily rate £430 £415 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +4.40% +13.57%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £269
90th Percentile £613 £551 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 44
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £40.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -4.14% +5.63%
10th Percentile £33.84 £34.69 £35.98
90th Percentile £48.38 £58.13 £50.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £44.31 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.95% +8.07% +2.50%

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 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
Manchester +31 30 £450 -12.20% 3
Cheshire +14 17 £448 -
Merseyside - 3 £350 - 1
Lancashire - 1 £450 - 1
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 35 (66.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (62.26%) C#
3 29 (54.72%) .NET
4 22 (41.51%) CRM
4 22 (41.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 18 (33.96%) Docker
5 18 (33.96%) Kubernetes
6 17 (32.08%) Power BI
6 17 (32.08%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (30.19%) SQL
7 16 (30.19%) JIRA
7 16 (30.19%) Microservices
8 15 (28.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (28.30%) Serverless
8 15 (28.30%) Azure Functions
8 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
9 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (24.53%) DevOps
10 12 (22.64%) Jenkins
11 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
11 11 (20.75%) ADO
12 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
12 9 (16.98%) JMeter
12 9 (16.98%) Scrum
13 8 (15.09%) SOAP
13 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
13 8 (15.09%) Security Testing
13 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (13.21%) OWASP
15 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio

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 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) Confluence
3 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 22 (41.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (66.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (28.30%) Azure Active Directory
2 15 (28.30%) Azure Functions
2 15 (28.30%) Serverless
3 6 (11.32%) PaaS
4 4 (7.55%) IaaS
5 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (5.66%) GitHub
6 1 (1.89%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Network Security
1 2 (3.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.08%) Power BI
2 2 (3.77%) Data Lake
2 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) OLAP
3 1 (1.89%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) JIRA
2 12 (22.64%) Jenkins
3 9 (16.98%) JMeter
4 8 (15.09%) Git (software)
5 6 (11.32%) Selenium
5 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (11.32%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.66%) MSBuild
7 2 (3.77%) GitLab
7 2 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (3.77%) PyCharm
7 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.89%) Protractor
8 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (11.32%) Retail
2 2 (3.77%) Local Government
2 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) .NET Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Azure Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Azure DevOps
4 7 (13.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Tester
5 6 (11.32%) Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Azure Consultant
5 6 (11.32%) Consultant
5 6 (11.32%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Active Directory Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Applications Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Scrum Master
8 3 (5.66%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.66%) Cloud Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (54.72%) .NET
2 11 (20.75%) ADO
3 8 (15.09%) SOAP
4 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.55%) JSON
5 3 (5.66%) .NET Core
5 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.66%) REST
5 3 (5.66%) RESTful
6 2 (3.77%) CSS
6 2 (3.77%) Django
6 2 (3.77%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.77%) WinForms
7 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.89%) MDX
7 1 (1.89%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.89%) Web Services
7 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.89%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) CRM
2 17 (32.08%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (30.19%) Microservices
4 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (24.53%) DevOps
5 11 (20.75%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.98%) Scrum
7 8 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (15.09%) Security Testing
8 7 (13.21%) OWASP
9 5 (9.43%) Kanban
9 5 (9.43%) MVC
10 4 (7.55%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (7.55%) BDD
10 4 (7.55%) Capacity Management
10 4 (7.55%) Project Management
10 4 (7.55%) User Stories
11 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (5.66%) TDD
11 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (62.26%) C#
2 16 (30.19%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) Java
4 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) Docker
2 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.89%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.89%) Databricks
3 1 (1.89%) Google
3 1 (1.89%) UiPath