Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 16 January 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 462 559
Rank change year-on-year +246 +97 +106
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 646 182 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.22% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.02% 1.99% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 101 45
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £332 £340 £325
90th Percentile £631 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £444
% change year-on-year +8.33% +1.41% -5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.08 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 10,724 9,135 8,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.26% 17.61% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,775 5,886 5,262
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £530
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £425
% change year-on-year +5.44% +6.00% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 216 220
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.14% +7.98% +1.88%
10th Percentile £33.25 £29.00 £21.43
90th Percentile £55.50 £63.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.15% +6.10% +2.50%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK excluding London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK excluding London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the UK excluding London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK excluding London

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the UK excluding London

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
South East +151 284 £500 +6.38% 34
North of England +98 130 £438 -2.78% 35
Midlands +54 88 £451 +6.00% 20
North West +67 87 £450 -10.00% 11
South West +16 69 £400 -8.57% 16
West Midlands +30 68 £485 +14.12% 14
Wales +10 33 £613 +36.11% 5
North East +26 30 £441 -7.11% 7
Scotland +22 27 £475 - 8
East Midlands +26 20 £438 +1.45% 6
East of England +6 14 £450 -18.18% 4
Yorkshire -5 13 £313 -18.03% 17
South Coast - 2 - -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 403 (62.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 334 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (43.81%) DevOps
4 263 (40.71%) C#
5 244 (37.77%) .NET
6 233 (36.07%) Microsoft
7 196 (30.34%) Scrum
8 191 (29.57%) SQL
9 182 (28.17%) Test Automation
10 167 (25.85%) Continuous Integration
11 153 (23.68%) Git (software)
12 144 (22.29%) Visual Studio
13 143 (22.14%) PowerShell
14 121 (18.73%) SQL Server
15 120 (18.58%) Team Foundation Server
16 116 (17.96%) PaaS
17 104 (16.10%) JavaScript
18 103 (15.94%) TDD
19 101 (15.63%) Selenium
19 101 (15.63%) Jenkins
20 99 (15.33%) IaaS
21 97 (15.02%) MVC
22 91 (14.09%) CSS
23 90 (13.93%) ASP.NET
24 83 (12.85%) BDD
25 81 (12.54%) JIRA
26 77 (11.92%) ASP.NET Web API
27 76 (11.76%) Docker
28 73 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
29 72 (11.15%) Amazon AWS

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 38 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.95%) Confluence
3 12 (1.86%) CMS
4 8 (1.24%) IIS
5 6 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.46%) Drupal
7 3 (0.46%) WordPress
8 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.31%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.31%) FileNet
8 2 (0.31%) Mule
8 2 (0.31%) Traefik
8 2 (0.31%) WildFly
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) Documentum
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 36 (5.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.31%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) BASE24
4 1 (0.15%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 403 (62.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 116 (17.96%) PaaS
3 99 (15.33%) IaaS
4 72 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
5 67 (10.37%) SaaS
6 27 (4.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 27 (4.18%) Serverless
7 24 (3.72%) GitHub
8 22 (3.41%) Azure Functions
8 22 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (2.94%) BrowserStack
9 19 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (2.79%) Office 365
11 16 (2.48%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (1.70%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.08%) Azure Machine Learning
14 7 (1.08%) Data Lake Analytics
15 5 (0.77%) iPaaS
16 4 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.79%) Firewall
2 12 (1.86%) DNS
2 12 (1.86%) VPN
3 11 (1.70%) Reverse Proxy
4 9 (1.39%) Internet
5 7 (1.08%) Network Security
6 3 (0.46%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.46%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.46%) SSL
6 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.31%) NAS
7 2 (0.31%) SAN
8 1 (0.15%) 3G
8 1 (0.15%) 4G
8 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.15%) GSM
8 1 (0.15%) HTTP
8 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.15%) LTE
8 1 (0.15%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (18.73%) SQL Server
2 60 (9.29%) Power BI
3 49 (7.59%) Data Lake
4 46 (7.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (5.73%) Azure SQL Database
6 31 (4.80%) HDInsight
7 23 (3.56%) Relational Database
8 21 (3.25%) Cosmos DB
8 21 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.86%) MySQL
12 7 (1.08%) Big Data
12 7 (1.08%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.08%) SQLite
13 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.62%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 153 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 144 (22.29%) Visual Studio
3 120 (18.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 101 (15.63%) Jenkins
4 101 (15.63%) Selenium
5 81 (12.54%) JIRA
6 54 (8.36%) JMeter
7 40 (6.19%) Cucumber
8 34 (5.26%) MSBuild
8 34 (5.26%) NUnit
8 34 (5.26%) SpecFlow
8 34 (5.26%) WebDriver
9 29 (4.49%) Octopus Deploy
10 28 (4.33%) SonarQube
11 27 (4.18%) GitLab
12 25 (3.87%) JUnit
13 24 (3.72%) MSTest
14 18 (2.79%) Maven
15 17 (2.63%) SoapUI
16 12 (1.86%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (10.84%) Finance
2 24 (3.72%) Manufacturing
3 22 (3.41%) Marketing
4 13 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.70%) Retail
6 10 (1.55%) Electronics
7 8 (1.24%) Legal
8 6 (0.93%) Billing
9 3 (0.46%) Advertising
9 3 (0.46%) Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.31%) Automotive
10 2 (0.31%) Law
10 2 (0.31%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (33.44%) Developer
2 124 (19.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 90 (13.93%) .NET Developer
4 81 (12.54%) Azure Engineer
5 77 (11.92%) Azure DevOps
6 67 (10.37%) Tester
7 64 (9.91%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 53 (8.20%) C# Developer
9 52 (8.05%) Analyst
10 50 (7.74%) Automation Tester
11 44 (6.81%) Azure Developer
12 34 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
13 33 (5.11%) Architect
13 33 (5.11%) Test Analyst
14 29 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
15 25 (3.87%) Consultant
16 24 (3.72%) Test Engineer
17 20 (3.10%) Senior Developer
18 17 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
19 14 (2.17%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (37.77%) .NET
2 91 (14.09%) CSS
3 90 (13.93%) ASP.NET
4 77 (11.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 65 (10.06%) HTML
6 63 (9.75%) JSON
7 62 (9.60%) .NET Framework
8 51 (7.89%) REST
9 43 (6.66%) Node.js
10 42 (6.50%) SOAP
10 42 (6.50%) Web Services
11 39 (6.04%) React
12 36 (5.57%) .NET Core
13 29 (4.49%) Entity Framework
14 26 (4.02%) AngularJS
14 26 (4.02%) HTML5
15 25 (3.87%) jQuery
16 24 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 24 (3.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (3.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.11%) Public Cloud
3 22 (3.41%) User Experience
4 21 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.01%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.24%) iPhone
8 7 (1.08%) Blog
9 6 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (0.77%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.62%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.62%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.62%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.46%) Fintech
12 3 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.31%) Life Science
13 2 (0.31%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.31%) NHS
13 2 (0.31%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.37%) Windows
2 23 (3.56%) Windows Server
3 21 (3.25%) Linux
4 11 (1.70%) Android
5 9 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.08%) Unix
6 7 (1.08%) VMS
7 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.31%) Debian
10 1 (0.15%) CentOS
10 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (43.81%) DevOps
3 196 (30.34%) Scrum
4 182 (28.17%) Test Automation
5 167 (25.85%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (15.94%) TDD
7 97 (15.02%) MVC
8 83 (12.85%) BDD
9 73 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
10 64 (9.91%) Analytics
11 59 (9.13%) Continuous Delivery
12 57 (8.82%) SDLC
13 56 (8.67%) OO
14 53 (8.20%) Kanban
15 51 (7.89%) Migration
15 51 (7.89%) User Stories
16 49 (7.59%) Test Strategy
17 48 (7.43%) Microservices
18 41 (6.35%) OWASP
19 38 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 263 (40.71%) C#
2 191 (29.57%) SQL
3 143 (22.14%) PowerShell
4 104 (16.10%) JavaScript
5 64 (9.91%) Java
6 35 (5.42%) Python
7 21 (3.25%) T-SQL
8 19 (2.94%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.01%) PL/SQL
10 12 (1.86%) F#
11 9 (1.39%) Apple Swift
11 9 (1.39%) C++
11 9 (1.39%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.08%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.93%) PHP
13 6 (0.93%) XAML
14 5 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.62%) ANSI SQL
15 4 (0.62%) VB
16 3 (0.46%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (3.41%) Security Cleared
2 18 (2.79%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.48%) Degree
4 15 (2.32%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.08%) ISEB
6 6 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.46%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.46%) MCSE
8 3 (0.46%) OCA
9 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CISSP
10 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.15%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.64%) QA
2 5 (0.77%) GDPR
3 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) SLA
5 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (11.76%) Docker
2 44 (6.81%) Virtual Machines
3 36 (5.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) Firmware
5 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 40 (6.19%) Kubernetes
1 40 (6.19%) Terraform
2 17 (2.63%) Ansible
3 9 (1.39%) HockeyApp
4 8 (1.24%) Puppet
5 6 (0.93%) HP ALM
5 6 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.46%) SCCM
6 3 (0.46%) SCOM
7 2 (0.31%) Kibana
7 2 (0.31%) Mesos
7 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.15%) Consul
8 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 233 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 28 (4.33%) Oracle
3 24 (3.72%) Atlassian
4 16 (2.48%) SAP
5 13 (2.01%) F5
6 12 (1.86%) Xamarin
7 9 (1.39%) Apple
7 9 (1.39%) Cisco
7 9 (1.39%) Twitter
8 8 (1.24%) Google
8 8 (1.24%) HP
9 7 (1.08%) Charles River
10 6 (0.93%) IBM
10 6 (0.93%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.77%) Splunk
12 3 (0.46%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.46%) VMware
13 2 (0.31%) Adobe
13 2 (0.31%) Siebel
13 2 (0.31%) Symantec