Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 186 181
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 17 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.10% 0.092%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.60% 0.60% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Scotland median daily rate £525 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £433 £363 £348
90th Percentile £591 £388 £418
UK median daily rate £471 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.72% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £36.50 - -

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 1,060 832 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.19% 16.82% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 514 419
Scotland median daily rate £409 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £285 £270 £258
90th Percentile £575 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £43.39 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.34% +0.91% +6.49%
10th Percentile £29.15 £32.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £44.27 £195.00 £48.54
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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
Edinburgh +5 14 £550 - 6
West Lothian - 2 £475 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) Finance
3 11 (64.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (64.71%) DevOps
4 10 (58.82%) Scrum
5 9 (52.94%) SQL
6 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
7 7 (41.18%) Charles River
8 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (35.29%) Kanban
8 6 (35.29%) Asset Management
9 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
9 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
9 5 (29.41%) Migration
9 5 (29.41%) Coaching
10 4 (23.53%) C#
10 4 (23.53%) Investment Management
11 3 (17.65%) Database Tuning
11 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
11 3 (17.65%) BIG-IP
11 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
11 3 (17.65%) Java
11 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
11 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (17.65%) SSL
11 3 (17.65%) IBM
11 3 (17.65%) XML
11 3 (17.65%) Tomcat

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 (17.65%) Tomcat
1 3 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) BIG-IP
1 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
1 3 (17.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.88%) Ant
3 1 (5.88%) Artifactory
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Charles River Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Charles River Developer
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Coach
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) LDAP
1 3 (17.65%) XML
1 3 (17.65%) XML Messaging
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) DevOps
3 10 (58.82%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) Asset Management
4 6 (35.29%) Kanban
5 5 (29.41%) Coaching
5 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) Investment Management
7 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (17.65%) Database Tuning
7 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (17.65%) Software Deployment
7 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
8 2 (11.76%) Task Automation
8 2 (11.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Charles River
3 3 (17.65%) F5
3 3 (17.65%) IBM