Period
to 14 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 14 August 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 140 230
Rank change year-on-year -35 +90 +98
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 9 261 170
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 1.78% 1.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.48% 9.97% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 190 105
Median daily rate £438 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.62% +4.21% +11.76%
10th Percentile £400 £375 £291
90th Percentile £525 £650 £611
England median daily rate £515 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £80.00 -
England median hourly rate - £36.63 £69.17
% change year-on-year - -47.05% -

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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 610 2,619 3,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.99% 17.86% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 1,591 1,853
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £569 £588 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 61
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £19.17 £24.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £58.70 £60.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +3.66%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South East

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South East

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the South East

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South East

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 14 August 2020. 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
Thames Valley -2 4 £475 -6.17% 2
Surrey +20 3 £400 -20.00% 3
Berkshire -1 3 £475 -9.52% 2
Buckinghamshire +33 1 - -
Hampshire +32 1 £450 -2.70% 3
Kent +29 1 £550 +2.33%
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 8 (88.89%) Azure
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 2 (22.22%) GitHub
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Network Segmentation
5 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Runbook
5 2 (22.22%) Serverless
5 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) Azure Functions
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (88.89%) Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Azure Functions
2 2 (22.22%) GitHub
2 2 (22.22%) Serverless
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (11.11%) IaaS
3 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (11.11%) TestNG
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Development Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) React Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Sitecore Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Software Development Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) LINQ
3 1 (11.11%) OpenID
3 1 (11.11%) React
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) CESG
2 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Network Segmentation
3 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Runbook
3 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Statistics
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
4 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCAD
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCPD
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) MIIS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Sitecore