Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 375 393
Rank change year-on-year +90 +18 -8
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 90 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.024% 0.021%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.01% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 3 1
South East median daily rate £463 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +26.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £375 £339 £313
90th Percentile £595 £516 £338
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
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 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 2995 2529 2599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.80% 15.19% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1831 1543 1585
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
England median daily rate £455 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +7.06% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 78 67
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26.00 £32.50 £25.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.31 £50.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +43 36 £500 +31.15% 1
Surrey - 26 £450 -
Thames Valley +18 25 £563 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 12 £580 -
Berkshire +19 10 £470 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 -
West Sussex -4 1 £380 -27.62%
Sussex - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 55 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 48 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (40.00%) Visual Studio
5 31 (34.44%) PowerShell
6 30 (33.33%) .NET
7 23 (25.56%) SQL Server
8 20 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 19 (21.11%) C#
9 19 (21.11%) Python
10 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 18 (20.00%) SQL
10 18 (20.00%) CRM
10 18 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 17 (18.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (16.67%) jQuery
12 15 (16.67%) MVC
13 13 (14.44%) PaaS
13 13 (14.44%) Selenium
13 13 (14.44%) Docker
13 13 (14.44%) DevOps
14 12 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
14 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
15 11 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (12.22%) Windows
16 10 (11.11%) T-SQL
16 10 (11.11%) Test Automation
16 10 (11.11%) .NET Framework
16 10 (11.11%) SpecFlow

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 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.33%) IIS
3 2 (2.22%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.22%) CMS
3 2 (2.22%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (14.44%) PaaS
3 11 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (8.89%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (8.89%) Serverless
5 5 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (5.56%) npm
5 5 (5.56%) Yarn
6 4 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.44%) IaaS
7 2 (2.22%) Office 365
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.11%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Skype
2 1 (1.11%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.56%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) Redis
3 5 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (4.44%) InterSystems Cache
4 4 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 20 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 13 (14.44%) Selenium
4 12 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 9 (10.00%) NUnit
7 5 (5.56%) Bower
7 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.56%) Maven
7 5 (5.56%) NuGet
7 5 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (4.44%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.33%) Ant
9 3 (3.33%) Gradle
10 2 (2.22%) JIRA
10 2 (2.22%) JUnit
11 1 (1.11%) MSBuild
11 1 (1.11%) ReSharper
General
1 7 (7.78%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.22%) Publishing
2 2 (2.22%) Retail
2 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.11%) Back Office
3 1 (1.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (35.56%) Developer
2 22 (24.44%) Azure Engineer
3 19 (21.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Engineer
5 14 (15.56%) .NET Developer
5 14 (15.56%) Consultant
6 13 (14.44%) Architect
7 11 (12.22%) CRM Architect
8 9 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Architect
9 8 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (8.89%) C# Developer
10 7 (7.78%) Lead Architect
11 6 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
11 6 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
12 5 (5.56%) AWS Developer
12 5 (5.56%) CRM Developer
12 5 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 4 (4.44%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (33.33%) .NET
2 17 (18.89%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (16.67%) jQuery
4 10 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 9 (10.00%) .NET Core
5 9 (10.00%) CSS
6 7 (7.78%) React
7 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (6.67%) Web Services
8 5 (5.56%) Gherkin
8 5 (5.56%) HTML
8 5 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (5.56%) RESTful
8 5 (5.56%) Sass
8 5 (5.56%) WCF
9 4 (4.44%) Entity Framework
9 4 (4.44%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (3.33%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.11%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.22%) Windows
2 5 (5.56%) Linux
3 4 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.00%) CRM
3 15 (16.67%) MVC
4 13 (14.44%) DevOps
5 10 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 8 (8.89%) Microservices
6 8 (8.89%) SDLC
7 7 (7.78%) BDD
8 6 (6.67%) TDD
8 6 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.56%) OO
9 5 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.44%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (4.44%) Identity Access Management
10 4 (4.44%) Release Management
10 4 (4.44%) System Testing
10 4 (4.44%) Web Development
11 3 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce
11 3 (3.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.44%) PowerShell
2 19 (21.11%) C#
2 19 (21.11%) Python
3 18 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (20.00%) SQL
4 10 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 10 (11.11%) TypeScript
5 7 (7.78%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.56%) CoffeeScript
6 5 (5.56%) Java
7 3 (3.33%) Ruby
8 2 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (14.44%) Docker
2 5 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.22%) Puppet
3 1 (1.11%) Ansible
3 1 (1.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.33%) AppDynamics
2 3 (3.33%) Google
2 3 (3.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.22%) Citrix