Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 155 282
Rank change year-on-year -15 +127 +87
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 166 290 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.28% 1.72% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.24% 8.78% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 185 43
South East median daily rate £463 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +6.38% +13.94%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £375
90th Percentile £650 £623 £595
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £20.04 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +299.25% - -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +107.14% - -

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 2,014 3,303 2,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.50% 19.57% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,179 2,035 1,772
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £310
90th Percentile £581 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £460
% change year-on-year - +3.26% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 84
South East median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £33.50 £26.00
90th Percentile £70.50 £59.50 £57.75
England median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.59% - +3.66%

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 9 December 2019.

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

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

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

Contractor 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 9 December 2019. 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 +1 104 £475 -9.52% 7
Berkshire +13 94 £478 -9.05% 5
Surrey +13 26 £530 +9.11% 3
Hampshire -21 21 £431 -7.75% 5
Oxfordshire +22 10 £438 -2.78%
East Sussex +19 7 £350 -
Middlesex +18 5 £400 -
Kent +10 2 - - 2
West Sussex +13 1 £468 +55.83% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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.

1 136 (81.93%) Azure
2 114 (68.67%) Microsoft
3 111 (66.87%) DevOps
4 110 (66.27%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (64.46%) SQL
6 77 (46.39%) PowerShell
7 73 (43.98%) Visual Studio
8 66 (39.76%) Analytics
9 58 (34.94%) Test Automation
10 52 (31.33%) C#
11 51 (30.72%) Data Lake
12 49 (29.52%) Power BI
12 49 (29.52%) Power Platform
12 49 (29.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 47 (28.31%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (26.51%) .NET
14 44 (26.51%) PaaS
15 41 (24.70%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (22.89%) Infrastructure as Code
16 38 (22.89%) Windows
17 34 (20.48%) Scrum
18 33 (19.88%) Git (software)
19 30 (18.07%) SaaS
20 28 (16.87%) Python
21 27 (16.27%) Security Testing
21 27 (16.27%) HDInsight
22 26 (15.66%) IaaS
22 26 (15.66%) Data Management
23 25 (15.06%) Azure SQL Database
23 25 (15.06%) Data-Driven Testing

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 12 (7.23%) Confluence
2 9 (5.42%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.61%) IIS
4 4 (2.41%) Apache
4 4 (2.41%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.20%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 10 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.42%) Sonata
2 4 (2.41%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.20%) SAP MDG
3 2 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (1.20%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.60%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 136 (81.93%) Azure
2 49 (29.52%) Power Platform
3 44 (26.51%) PaaS
4 30 (18.07%) SaaS
5 26 (15.66%) IaaS
6 21 (12.65%) Data Lake Analytics
7 18 (10.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (9.04%) Office 365
9 14 (8.43%) AWS
10 12 (7.23%) GitHub
11 8 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (4.82%) NuGet
11 8 (4.82%) OpenShift
12 4 (2.41%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (1.20%) GCP
13 2 (1.20%) PowerApps
13 2 (1.20%) Serverless
14 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
14 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.24%) Internet
2 15 (9.04%) DNS
3 14 (8.43%) VPN
4 12 (7.23%) Firewall
4 12 (7.23%) NAS
4 12 (7.23%) Reverse Proxy
4 12 (7.23%) SAN
4 12 (7.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (30.72%) Data Lake
2 49 (29.52%) Power BI
2 49 (29.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (16.27%) HDInsight
4 25 (15.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 20 (12.05%) SQL Server
6 18 (10.84%) Big Data
7 12 (7.23%) MongoDB
8 11 (6.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (6.63%) NoSQL
8 11 (6.63%) Oracle Database
8 11 (6.63%) RDBMS
8 11 (6.63%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.60%) GIS
12 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 73 (43.98%) Visual Studio
2 33 (19.88%) Git (software)
3 22 (13.25%) JIRA
4 17 (10.24%) Selenium
4 17 (10.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (8.43%) Jenkins
6 11 (6.63%) SpecFlow
6 11 (6.63%) TeamCity
7 9 (5.42%) MSBuild
8 8 (4.82%) MSTest
9 7 (4.22%) Ranorex
9 7 (4.22%) Subversion
10 6 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (2.41%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.41%) NUnit
12 3 (1.81%) JMeter
12 3 (1.81%) Postman
12 3 (1.81%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.20%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.20%) Mocha
General
1 24 (14.46%) Finance
2 4 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.20%) Billing
3 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.60%) Back Office
4 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (28.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (24.70%) Azure Engineer
3 36 (21.69%) Azure DevOps
4 28 (16.87%) Developer
5 24 (14.46%) Analyst
5 24 (14.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.43%) Service Analyst
7 13 (7.83%) Consultant
7 13 (7.83%) Service Transition Analyst
7 13 (7.83%) Transition Analyst
8 12 (7.23%) Data Engineer
9 11 (6.63%) .NET Developer
9 11 (6.63%) C# Developer
9 11 (6.63%) Lead DevOps
10 10 (6.02%) ITIL Service Analyst
11 9 (5.42%) Senior DevOps
11 9 (5.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 8 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (4.82%) Implementation Engineer
13 6 (3.61%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.51%) .NET
2 24 (14.46%) Web Services
3 13 (7.83%) ASP.NET
3 13 (7.83%) CSS
4 12 (7.23%) JSON
5 11 (6.63%) .NET Framework
5 11 (6.63%) RESTful
6 10 (6.02%) .NET Core
7 7 (4.22%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (4.22%) HTML
7 7 (4.22%) jQuery
7 7 (4.22%) REST
7 7 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (3.61%) SOAP
9 5 (3.01%) CSS3
10 4 (2.41%) X-Windows
11 3 (1.81%) ASP.NET Core
11 3 (1.81%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (7.23%) Replication
3 9 (5.42%) Algorithms
3 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.41%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.20%) Life Science
7 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.60%) PKI
7 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.89%) Windows
2 19 (11.45%) Windows 10
3 14 (8.43%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.63%) Linux
4 11 (6.63%) Windows 8
5 9 (5.42%) Unix
6 7 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (66.87%) DevOps
2 110 (66.27%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (39.76%) Analytics
4 58 (34.94%) Test Automation
5 47 (28.31%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (24.70%) Continuous Integration
7 38 (22.89%) Infrastructure as Code
8 34 (20.48%) Scrum
9 27 (16.27%) Security Testing
10 26 (15.66%) Data Management
11 25 (15.06%) Data-Driven Testing
12 18 (10.84%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (10.24%) Configuration Management
14 16 (9.64%) Data Science
14 16 (9.64%) Release Management
15 15 (9.04%) ITIL
15 15 (9.04%) Unit Testing
16 14 (8.43%) Computer Science
17 13 (7.83%) ITIL V3
17 13 (7.83%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 107 (64.46%) SQL
2 77 (46.39%) PowerShell
3 52 (31.33%) C#
4 28 (16.87%) Python
5 18 (10.84%) Java
6 12 (7.23%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.23%) R
6 12 (7.23%) Scala
7 8 (4.82%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.01%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.41%) C++
9 4 (2.41%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.20%) Go
10 2 (1.20%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.60%) F#
11 1 (0.60%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (9.64%) SC Cleared
1 16 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.43%) Degree
3 3 (1.81%) ISEB
4 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.20%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.64%) QA
2 4 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (13.86%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.64%) Docker
3 14 (8.43%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (6.02%) LXC
5 6 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (13.86%) Kubernetes
2 14 (8.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.81%) Ansible
5 2 (1.20%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.20%) Puppet
5 2 (1.20%) Terraform
6 1 (0.60%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) MIIS
Vendors
1 114 (68.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.43%) Oracle
3 11 (6.63%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.61%) Sitecore
5 5 (3.01%) SAP
5 5 (3.01%) VMware
6 3 (1.81%) Google
7 2 (1.20%) FNZ
7 2 (1.20%) HP
8 1 (0.60%) IBM
8 1 (0.60%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (0.60%) Informatica
8 1 (0.60%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.60%) Xamarin