Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 199 311
Rank change year-on-year +54 +112 +75
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 245 195 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 1.18% 0.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.99% 6.33% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 111 30
South East median daily rate £495 £484 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -0.72% +8.33%
10th Percentile £356 £325 £376
90th Percentile £650 £644 £595
England median daily rate £495 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.27% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £20.04 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +299.25% - -
England median hourly rate £59.13 £38.00 -
% change year-on-year +55.59% - -

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 2,452 3,082 2,821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.10% 18.63% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,487 1,915 1,696
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £315 £305
90th Percentile £588 £575 £544
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 61 84
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £24.00 £26.50 £28.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £53.75 £77.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +45 122 £513 +8.18% 14
Berkshire +40 101 £525 +25.75% 10
Surrey +56 60 £500 -2.44% 4
Hampshire +8 47 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire +23 20 £450 - 1
East Sussex +6 7 £350 -
Middlesex +11 5 £400 -
Kent +4 3 £538 - 8
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £538 -6.52% 3
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 180 (73.47%) Azure
2 167 (68.16%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (63.27%) DevOps
4 120 (48.98%) Microsoft
5 104 (42.45%) SQL
6 96 (39.18%) PowerShell
7 90 (36.73%) Git (software)
8 84 (34.29%) .NET
9 80 (32.65%) C#
10 75 (30.61%) Visual Studio
11 65 (26.53%) Scrum
12 62 (25.31%) PaaS
13 61 (24.90%) Continuous Integration
14 59 (24.08%) Test Automation
15 58 (23.67%) Analytics
16 52 (21.22%) Windows
17 49 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
18 46 (18.78%) JIRA
19 44 (17.96%) Data Lake
19 44 (17.96%) Power BI
19 44 (17.96%) Docker
19 44 (17.96%) Power Platform
20 43 (17.55%) Business Intelligence
21 42 (17.14%) Kubernetes
22 41 (16.73%) IaaS
22 41 (16.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 38 (15.51%) Java
23 38 (15.51%) Jenkins
24 36 (14.69%) ASP.NET
25 35 (14.29%) Python

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 16 (6.53%) Confluence
2 15 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.04%) Apache
3 5 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.63%) IIS
4 4 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.22%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.22%) CMS
6 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.67%) Sonata
2 6 (2.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 180 (73.47%) Azure
2 62 (25.31%) PaaS
3 44 (17.96%) Power Platform
4 41 (16.73%) IaaS
5 29 (11.84%) AWS
6 28 (11.43%) SaaS
7 17 (6.94%) Data Lake Analytics
8 15 (6.12%) OpenShift
9 13 (5.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (4.90%) GitHub
10 12 (4.90%) Office 365
11 10 (4.08%) GCP
12 9 (3.67%) NuGet
12 9 (3.67%) Serverless
13 8 (3.27%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (2.45%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
16 5 (2.04%) AWS CodePipeline
17 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.76%) DNS
2 13 (5.31%) Internet
3 11 (4.49%) VPN
4 10 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.27%) Firewall
6 7 (2.86%) NAS
6 7 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (2.86%) SAN
7 5 (2.04%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.22%) HTTP
8 3 (1.22%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.82%) IPsec
9 2 (0.82%) SSL
10 1 (0.41%) DHCP
10 1 (0.41%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.96%) Data Lake
1 44 (17.96%) Power BI
2 41 (16.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (13.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 26 (10.61%) SQL Server
5 23 (9.39%) HDInsight
6 15 (6.12%) Big Data
7 12 (4.90%) RDBMS
7 12 (4.90%) Relational Database
8 11 (4.49%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.04%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.82%) Data Mart
13 2 (0.82%) Spotfire
14 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 90 (36.73%) Git (software)
2 75 (30.61%) Visual Studio
3 46 (18.78%) JIRA
4 38 (15.51%) Jenkins
5 31 (12.65%) Selenium
6 22 (8.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (8.16%) Cucumber
7 20 (8.16%) SpecFlow
7 20 (8.16%) TeamCity
8 16 (6.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 15 (6.12%) JMeter
10 12 (4.90%) WebDriver
11 11 (4.49%) MSBuild
12 10 (4.08%) GitLab
12 10 (4.08%) JUnit
12 10 (4.08%) MSTest
12 10 (4.08%) Subversion
13 8 (3.27%) Mocha
13 8 (3.27%) SonarQube
14 7 (2.86%) Ranorex
General
1 25 (10.20%) Finance
2 6 (2.45%) Billing
2 6 (2.45%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.22%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 64 (26.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 59 (24.08%) Developer
3 57 (23.27%) Azure Engineer
4 48 (19.59%) Azure DevOps
5 37 (15.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 33 (13.47%) .NET Developer
7 26 (10.61%) C# Developer
8 20 (8.16%) Full Stack Developer
9 19 (7.76%) Analyst
9 19 (7.76%) Platform Engineer
10 18 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (6.53%) Senior DevOps
11 16 (6.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 13 (5.31%) JavaScript Developer
12 13 (5.31%) Lead DevOps
13 12 (4.90%) Cloud Engineer
13 12 (4.90%) Software Engineer
14 11 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 9 (3.67%) Consultant
15 9 (3.67%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (34.29%) .NET
2 36 (14.69%) ASP.NET
3 26 (10.61%) JSON
4 25 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 24 (9.80%) CSS
5 24 (9.80%) Web Services
6 19 (7.76%) .NET Core
6 19 (7.76%) HTML
7 17 (6.94%) RESTful
8 16 (6.53%) .NET Framework
8 16 (6.53%) REST
9 12 (4.90%) Node.js
10 11 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (4.08%) SOAP
12 9 (3.67%) AngularJS
13 8 (3.27%) Kafka
14 7 (2.86%) hapi
14 7 (2.86%) jQuery
14 7 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 7 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.31%) Algorithms
3 10 (4.08%) Data Structures
4 9 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.27%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.86%) Replication
7 6 (2.45%) Life Science
8 5 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.82%) PMI
12 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.22%) Windows
2 31 (12.65%) Linux
3 13 (5.31%) Windows 10
3 13 (5.31%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.49%) Windows 8
5 9 (3.67%) Unix
6 7 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.45%) VMS
8 4 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (68.16%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (63.27%) DevOps
3 65 (26.53%) Scrum
4 61 (24.90%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (24.08%) Test Automation
6 58 (23.67%) Analytics
7 49 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
8 43 (17.55%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (12.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 29 (11.84%) Software Engineering
11 28 (11.43%) TDD
12 27 (11.02%) OO
12 27 (11.02%) Responsive Web Design
13 26 (10.61%) BDD
14 25 (10.20%) MVC
15 24 (9.80%) Configuration Management
16 22 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (8.98%) Security Testing
16 22 (8.98%) Unit Testing
16 22 (8.98%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 104 (42.45%) SQL
2 96 (39.18%) PowerShell
3 80 (32.65%) C#
4 38 (15.51%) Java
5 35 (14.29%) Python
6 31 (12.65%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.49%) TypeScript
8 10 (4.08%) C++
9 8 (3.27%) Go
9 8 (3.27%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.45%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.45%) Ruby
11 5 (2.04%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.22%) F#
13 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.82%) VB
14 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.41%) PHP
14 1 (0.41%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 19 (7.76%) SC Cleared
1 19 (7.76%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.08%) Degree
3 6 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.82%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.82%) CBAP
5 2 (0.82%) ISEB
5 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.82%) MCSA
5 2 (0.82%) MCSE
5 2 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.82%) PMP
6 1 (0.41%) CISA
6 1 (0.41%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.35%) QA
2 4 (1.63%) GDPR
3 2 (0.82%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (17.96%) Docker
2 26 (10.61%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (7.76%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.08%) LXC
5 8 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.04%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 42 (17.14%) Kubernetes
2 17 (6.94%) Ansible
3 12 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (3.67%) Terraform
5 7 (2.86%) Puppet
6 3 (1.22%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.41%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.41%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.41%) Kibana
7 1 (0.41%) MIIS
Vendors
1 120 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.31%) Atlassian
2 13 (5.31%) Oracle
3 11 (4.49%) Google
4 8 (3.27%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 8 (3.27%) IBM
4 8 (3.27%) Informatica
4 8 (3.27%) VMware
5 7 (2.86%) IBM Sterling
5 7 (2.86%) SAP
6 6 (2.45%) AppDynamics
7 5 (2.04%) Sitecore
7 5 (2.04%) Splunk
8 3 (1.22%) New Relic
8 3 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.82%) FNZ
9 2 (0.82%) Qualys
9 2 (0.82%) Sonatype
9 2 (0.82%) Tableau
10 1 (0.41%) Databricks