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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 263 -
Rank change year-on-year +31 -  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 16 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.011% -
As % of the Development Applications category 1.25% 0.076% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
South East median daily rate £419 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -  
England median daily rate £425 £425 £335
% change year-on-year - +26.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1283 1315 1224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.61% 14.76% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2178 2088 1595
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £556 £538 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 54 46
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.64%  
10th Percentile £32.25 £36.63 £12.75
90th Percentile £61.69 £56.90 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.14%  

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South East

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South East over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 6 £400 -
Surrey - 4 £479 - 1
Berkshire - 3 - -
West Sussex - 2 £389 -
Oxfordshire -7 1 £425 +13.33%
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 36 (83.72%) Microsoft
2 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (62.79%) .NET
4 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
5 24 (55.81%) Visual Studio
6 20 (46.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 19 (44.19%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (41.86%) .NET Framework
8 18 (41.86%) WCF
9 16 (37.21%) Dynamics CRM
9 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
9 16 (37.21%) Security Cleared
9 16 (37.21%) CSS
9 16 (37.21%) CRM
10 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
11 14 (32.56%) HTML
11 14 (32.56%) DevOps
12 13 (30.23%) C#
13 12 (27.91%) PaaS
13 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
13 12 (27.91%) Scrum
14 10 (23.26%) SQL
14 10 (23.26%) TypeScript
14 10 (23.26%) IaaS
15 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
15 9 (20.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (20.93%) Web Services
16 8 (18.60%) Windows
16 8 (18.60%) IIS
16 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET

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 8 (18.60%) IIS
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (6.98%) CMS
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.33%) phpBB
5 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (44.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (27.91%) PaaS
3 10 (23.26%) IaaS
4 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) NoSQL
2 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
4 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.65%) Redis
5 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.33%) MySQL
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (55.81%) Visual Studio
2 15 (34.88%) Git (software)
3 9 (20.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (16.28%) Selenium
5 5 (11.63%) Moq
5 5 (11.63%) MSTest
5 5 (11.63%) webpack
6 4 (9.30%) NuGet
6 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
7 3 (6.98%) Ant
7 3 (6.98%) Gradle
7 3 (6.98%) JIRA
7 3 (6.98%) Maven
8 2 (4.65%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (4.65%) ReSharper
8 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
1 4 (9.30%) Publishing
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Military
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) CRM Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 10 (23.26%) Consultant
3 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Developer
4 6 (13.95%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (6.98%) Azure Developer
7 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Lead DevOps
7 3 (6.98%) Performance Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Performance Test Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Solutions Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Azure Architect
8 2 (4.65%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (62.79%) .NET
2 20 (46.51%) ASP.NET Web API
3 18 (41.86%) .NET Framework
3 18 (41.86%) WCF
4 16 (37.21%) CSS
5 14 (32.56%) HTML
6 9 (20.93%) Web Services
7 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
8 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (13.95%) Ajax
9 6 (13.95%) RESTful
10 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 5 (11.63%) OAuth2
10 5 (11.63%) OpenID
10 5 (11.63%) React
10 5 (11.63%) Redux
10 5 (11.63%) SOAP
11 4 (9.30%) XML
11 4 (9.30%) XML-RPC
12 3 (6.98%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (37.21%) CRM
3 14 (32.56%) DevOps
4 12 (27.91%) Scrum
5 8 (18.60%) OWASP
5 8 (18.60%) SDLC
6 7 (16.28%) MVC
6 7 (16.28%) TDD
7 6 (13.95%) Kanban
7 6 (13.95%) Microservices
7 6 (13.95%) Release Management
7 6 (13.95%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.63%) Analytics
8 5 (11.63%) Change Data Capture
8 5 (11.63%) Full Text Search
9 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.98%) Matrix Organization
9 3 (6.98%) Service Management
10 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.65%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) JavaScript
2 13 (30.23%) C#
3 10 (23.26%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) TypeScript
4 7 (16.28%) T-SQL
5 5 (11.63%) ES6
5 5 (11.63%) VB
6 4 (9.30%) F#
6 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.98%) Java
7 3 (6.98%) Python
7 3 (6.98%) Ruby
7 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.33%) PHP
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
1 16 (37.21%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Degree
4 3 (6.98%) MCSD
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
1 1 (2.33%) Shibboleth
1 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.33%) Piwik
1 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (83.72%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) AppDynamics
3 3 (6.98%) Google
3 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) Zend
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