Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 142 179 178
Rank change year-on-year +37 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 15 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.38% 0.41% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.39% 2.00% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 0
Scotland median daily rate £475 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - -
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +107.14% - -

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 628 1,048 835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.83% 20.24% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 594 516
Scotland median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £270
90th Percentile £589 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 10
Scotland median hourly rate £44.00 £39.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -6.02% -3.49%
10th Percentile £28.70 £29.83 £27.38
90th Percentile £59.40 £44.29 £195.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +23 14 £506 +1.25%
Aberdeen -10 1 £425 -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Azure
2 12 (80.00%) DevOps
3 8 (53.33%) Wealth Management
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) RDBMS
4 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
4 7 (46.67%) Unix
4 7 (46.67%) Python
4 7 (46.67%) Oracle
4 7 (46.67%) Java
4 7 (46.67%) Atlassian
4 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (46.67%) JIRA
4 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
4 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
4 7 (46.67%) Kubernetes
4 7 (46.67%) Sonata
4 7 (46.67%) GitHub
4 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
4 7 (46.67%) SaaS
4 7 (46.67%) PaaS
4 7 (46.67%) Confluence
4 7 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
6 5 (33.33%) Scrum
7 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
8 3 (20.00%) Finance

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 7 (46.67%) Confluence
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (6.67%) CMS
4 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Figma
1 2 (13.33%) Sketch
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe XD
2 1 (6.67%) InVision
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 12 (80.00%) Azure
2 7 (46.67%) GitHub
2 7 (46.67%) PaaS
2 7 (46.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
1 7 (46.67%) RDBMS
1 7 (46.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
1 7 (46.67%) JIRA
2 2 (13.33%) Axure RP
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Front Office
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Designer
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Content Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Lead DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Platform Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) OAuth
1 1 (6.67%) OAuth2
1 1 (6.67%) OpenID
1 1 (6.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) DevOps
3 8 (53.33%) Wealth Management
4 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (46.67%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
6 5 (33.33%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
7 3 (20.00%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Server Building
8 2 (13.33%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 2 (13.33%) Release Management
8 2 (13.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
9 1 (6.67%) Content Management
9 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
9 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
9 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) Python
2 7 (46.67%) Shell Script
3 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Atlassian
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) FNZ
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore