Period
to 14 June 2021

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 June 2021 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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 213 204 140
Rank change year-on-year -9 -64 +145
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 10 26 257
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.39% 1.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% 2.88% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 202
10th Percentile £375 £359 £389
25th Percentile £413 £381 £428
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £456 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.39% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £488 £510 £564
90th Percentile £523 £538 £630
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.50 -
England median hourly rate - £18.50 £39.13
% change year-on-year - -52.72% -45.72%

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 862 902 2,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.39% 13.67% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 586 1,771
10th Percentile £313 £315 £325
25th Percentile £381 £376 £386
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £460 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% - -
75th Percentile £530 £525 £525
90th Percentile £614 £575 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 27 38
10th Percentile £39.50 £18.08 £37.28
25th Percentile £45.66 £18.88 £42.81
Median hourly rate £55.50 £42.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.59% -15.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £64.69 £51.72 £55.00
90th Percentile £68.43 £60.60 £60.00
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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
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 June 2021. 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
Hampshire -5 5 £456 -1.35%
Surrey +3 3 - - 2
Thames Valley -12 1 £400 -18.37% 5
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £535 - 1
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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 10 (100.00%) Azure
2 9 (90.00%) C#
3 8 (80.00%) .NET
4 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (50.00%) DevOps
6 4 (40.00%) React
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (40.00%) MVC
6 4 (40.00%) Docker
7 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (30.00%) AWS
7 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (30.00%) Scrum
7 3 (30.00%) .NET Core
7 3 (30.00%) Social Skills
8 2 (20.00%) MobX
8 2 (20.00%) Pulumi
8 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
8 2 (20.00%) Redux
8 2 (20.00%) Terraform
8 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
8 2 (20.00%) LXC
8 2 (20.00%) API Development
8 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (20.00%) TDD

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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (100.00%) Azure
2 3 (30.00%) AWS
3 2 (20.00%) NuGet
3 2 (20.00%) OpenShift
3 2 (20.00%) Pulumi
4 1 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (10.00%) GCP
4 1 (10.00%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Power BI
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2019
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
1 2 (20.00%) MSTest
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Social Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) React Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Angular Developer
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) React
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Core
3 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) MobX
4 2 (20.00%) Node.js
4 2 (20.00%) Redux
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) DevOps
3 4 (40.00%) MVC
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) API Development
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (20.00%) OOP
5 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) API Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Programming
6 1 (10.00%) Information Capture
6 1 (10.00%) SDET
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) F#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
2 2 (20.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
1 2 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Databricks
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft