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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England / South East
Rank 214 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 27 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £417 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £325 -
% change year-on-year +26.92% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 1190 1228 1197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.16% 13.35% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 779 683
Median daily rate £405 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 51 41
Median hourly rate £45.87 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £104.37 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 24 March 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 24 March 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
Buckinghamshire - 13 £479 -
Hampshire - 7 £425 -
West Sussex - 4 £425 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £273 -
Visual Studio Team System
England

Visual Studio Team System
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (74.19%) .NET
4 22 (70.97%) JavaScript
5 20 (64.52%) .NET Framework
5 20 (64.52%) WCF
5 20 (64.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 19 (61.29%) SC Cleared
6 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
7 18 (58.06%) Dynamics CRM
7 18 (58.06%) CRM
8 17 (54.84%) Visual Studio
9 16 (51.61%) CSS
10 15 (48.39%) HTML
11 11 (35.48%) DV Cleared
12 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (29.03%) Scrum
13 9 (29.03%) Web Services
14 8 (25.81%) C#
14 8 (25.81%) SQL
14 8 (25.81%) OWASP
14 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
14 8 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (19.35%) Release Management
15 6 (19.35%) PaaS
15 6 (19.35%) IaaS
15 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
15 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
15 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
15 6 (19.35%) Ajax

Visual Studio Team System
Top Related 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 5 (16.13%) IIS
1 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
1 5 (16.13%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.23%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) phpBB
2 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (58.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (19.35%) IaaS
2 6 (19.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) Visual Studio
2 8 (25.81%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (16.13%) Moq
3 5 (16.13%) MSTest
3 5 (16.13%) webpack
4 4 (12.90%) NuGet
4 4 (12.90%) Selenium
4 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
5 3 (9.68%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.90%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Military
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Developer
2 15 (48.39%) CRM Developer
2 15 (48.39%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (16.13%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Lead DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Tester
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Azure Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.23%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (74.19%) .NET
2 20 (64.52%) .NET Framework
2 20 (64.52%) ASP.NET Web API
2 20 (64.52%) WCF
3 16 (51.61%) CSS
4 15 (48.39%) HTML
5 9 (29.03%) Web Services
6 6 (19.35%) Ajax
6 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
7 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (16.13%) OAuth2
7 5 (16.13%) OpenID
7 5 (16.13%) React
7 5 (16.13%) Redux
8 4 (12.90%) XML
8 4 (12.90%) XML-RPC
9 3 (9.68%) RESTful
10 1 (3.23%) Smarty
10 1 (3.23%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) CRM
3 9 (29.03%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) OWASP
5 6 (19.35%) Release Management
6 5 (16.13%) Change Data Capture
6 5 (16.13%) DevOps
6 5 (16.13%) Full Text Search
6 5 (16.13%) MVC
6 5 (16.13%) TDD
7 4 (12.90%) Analytics
7 4 (12.90%) Kanban
8 3 (9.68%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
10 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
10 1 (3.23%) Change Control
10 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.81%) C#
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 5 (16.13%) ES6
4 5 (16.13%) TypeScript
4 5 (16.13%) VB
5 4 (12.90%) F#
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) SC Cleared
1 19 (61.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) DV Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) MCSD
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
1 1 (3.23%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.23%) Piwik
1 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Zend