Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 January 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 186 167
Rank change year-on-year +30 -19 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 28 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.60% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.97% 0.65% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 6
Scotland median daily rate £463 - £413
10th Percentile £366 - £363
90th Percentile £594 - £513
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £444
% change year-on-year +8.33% +1.41% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 942 774 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.25% 16.36% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 485 389
Scotland median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £285 £288 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 10
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £30.00 £24.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% +20.43% -38.31%
10th Percentile £29.15 £12.71 £14.23
90th Percentile £45.10 £43.25 £48.54
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +6.10% +2.50%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in Scotland

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in Scotland

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in Scotland

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Edinburgh +27 25 £463 - 5
West Lothian - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (67.86%) DevOps
2 17 (60.71%) Finance
3 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 15 (53.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (42.86%) SQL
4 12 (42.86%) Scrum
5 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.00%) Charles River
6 7 (25.00%) Asset Management
6 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 7 (25.00%) Kanban
6 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (21.43%) Coaching
8 5 (17.86%) Migration
8 5 (17.86%) .NET
8 5 (17.86%) C#
8 5 (17.86%) Java
9 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 4 (14.29%) SDLC
9 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
9 4 (14.29%) Investment Management
9 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 3 (10.71%) PaaS
10 3 (10.71%) FIX Protocol

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) IaaS
2 3 (10.71%) PaaS
3 2 (7.14%) Apigee
3 2 (7.14%) Office 365
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) BIG-IP
1 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
1 3 (10.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Power BI
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Gradle
3 2 (7.14%) JMeter
3 2 (7.14%) MSTest
3 2 (7.14%) NUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.57%) Axure RP
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (60.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Charles River Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Charles River Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Configuration Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) DevOps Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Release and Configuration Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Release Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (3.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.71%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (10.71%) LDAP
3 3 (10.71%) XML
3 3 (10.71%) XML Messaging
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware
4 2 (7.14%) React
4 2 (7.14%) RESTful
4 2 (7.14%) Spring
4 2 (7.14%) Spring Boot
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.57%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.57%) HTML
5 1 (3.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (67.86%) DevOps
2 12 (42.86%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 7 (25.00%) Kanban
4 6 (21.43%) Coaching
5 5 (17.86%) Migration
6 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (14.29%) Investment Management
6 4 (14.29%) SDLC
6 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
6 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.71%) Database Tuning
7 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (10.71%) Prototyping
7 3 (10.71%) Release Management
7 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Task Automation
7 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (17.86%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) Java
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes
1 2 (7.14%) Terraform
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) Charles River
3 3 (10.71%) F5
3 3 (10.71%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Sitecore