Period
to 19 September 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 19 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 287 517
Rank change year-on-year +52 +230 +129
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 521 474 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.09% 0.86% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.12% 4.40% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 320 75
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% +18.42%
10th Percentile £344 £314 £320
90th Percentile £613 £575 £587
UK median daily rate £495 £450 £441
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £20.08 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.54% - -
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 -
% change year-on-year +0.66% - -

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 8,516 10,769 9,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 17.85% 19.58% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,210 6,892 5,737
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £311 £298
90th Percentile £576 £563 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 199 260
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £31.25 £26.75 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £44.01 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.55% - +2.41%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 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
South East +67 244 £495 +3.66% 30
South West +18 81 £438 +9.38% 13
Midlands +16 72 £463 +8.82% 17
West Midlands +26 68 £463 +6.81% 11
North of England +8 60 £464 +6.00% 18
East of England +31 29 £425 +13.33% 7
Yorkshire +31 23 £485 +21.25% 9
Wales +14 20 £413 +3.13% 3
North East +25 19 £425 -4.49% 1
North West -16 18 £500 +11.11% 8
Scotland +45 17 £525 +10.53% 2
East Midlands +16 4 £450 +5.88% 6
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 366 (70.25%) Azure
2 346 (66.41%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (59.31%) DevOps
4 229 (43.95%) Microsoft
5 217 (41.65%) C#
6 188 (36.08%) SQL
7 178 (34.17%) .NET
8 154 (29.56%) Git (software)
9 148 (28.41%) PowerShell
10 137 (26.30%) Scrum
11 131 (25.14%) Test Automation
12 112 (21.50%) Visual Studio
13 101 (19.39%) PaaS
14 100 (19.19%) JavaScript
15 99 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
16 89 (17.08%) CSS
17 85 (16.31%) SQL Server
18 84 (16.12%) Docker
19 83 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
20 80 (15.36%) JIRA
21 79 (15.16%) Team Foundation Server
22 72 (13.82%) Kubernetes
23 70 (13.44%) Analytics
24 69 (13.24%) HTML
24 69 (13.24%) Windows
25 68 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
26 67 (12.86%) IaaS
27 66 (12.67%) Power BI
27 66 (12.67%) Power Platform
28 65 (12.48%) ASP.NET

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 30 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.99%) Confluence
3 11 (2.11%) CMS
4 7 (1.34%) IIS
5 5 (0.96%) Apache
5 5 (0.96%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.77%) Drupal
6 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.77%) Jadu
6 4 (0.77%) OpenEdge
6 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.77%) WordPress
7 3 (0.58%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.19%) Mule
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.77%) Zeplin
4 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.38%) Figma
5 2 (0.38%) Sketch
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.19%) InVision
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (5.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.07%) Sonata
3 8 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.38%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 366 (70.25%) Azure
2 101 (19.39%) PaaS
3 67 (12.86%) IaaS
4 66 (12.67%) Power Platform
5 48 (9.21%) AWS
6 40 (7.68%) SaaS
7 36 (6.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 35 (6.72%) GitHub
9 25 (4.80%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (4.41%) Serverless
11 21 (4.03%) Azure Data Factory
12 18 (3.45%) Data Lake Analytics
12 18 (3.45%) GCP
12 18 (3.45%) Office 365
13 16 (3.07%) OpenShift
14 12 (2.30%) Azure Functions
15 10 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (1.92%) NuGet
16 6 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
17 5 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.65%) DNS
2 14 (2.69%) Internet
3 10 (1.92%) VPN
4 9 (1.73%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.34%) Firewall
6 6 (1.15%) NAS
6 6 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (1.15%) SAN
7 5 (0.96%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.58%) HTTP
8 3 (0.58%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.58%) Intranet
9 2 (0.38%) IPsec
9 2 (0.38%) SSL
10 1 (0.19%) DHCP
10 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.19%) Network Security
10 1 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 66 (12.67%) Power BI
3 56 (10.75%) Data Lake
4 52 (9.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (8.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 26 (4.99%) Big Data
7 23 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (4.41%) HDInsight
8 22 (4.22%) Relational Database
9 21 (4.03%) RDBMS
9 21 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (3.45%) Oracle Database
11 17 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (2.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 14 (2.69%) SQL Server 2017
13 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (1.92%) MySQL
14 7 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
15 5 (0.96%) Amazon Athena
16 4 (0.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 154 (29.56%) Git (software)
2 112 (21.50%) Visual Studio
3 80 (15.36%) JIRA
4 79 (15.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 64 (12.28%) Jenkins
5 64 (12.28%) Selenium
6 42 (8.06%) SpecFlow
7 39 (7.49%) JMeter
8 24 (4.61%) Cucumber
9 22 (4.22%) TeamCity
10 20 (3.84%) WebDriver
11 19 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (3.26%) MSTest
13 13 (2.50%) JUnit
13 13 (2.50%) SoapUI
14 12 (2.30%) NUnit
15 11 (2.11%) GitLab
15 11 (2.11%) MSBuild
15 11 (2.11%) SonarQube
15 11 (2.11%) Subversion
General
1 56 (10.75%) Finance
2 32 (6.14%) Public Sector
3 19 (3.65%) Manufacturing
4 17 (3.26%) Marketing
4 17 (3.26%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.30%) Electronics
6 6 (1.15%) Billing
6 6 (1.15%) Publishing
7 5 (0.96%) Banking
8 4 (0.77%) Front Office
8 4 (0.77%) Legal
9 3 (0.58%) Back Office
9 3 (0.58%) Retail
10 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 140 (26.87%) Developer
2 107 (20.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 91 (17.47%) Azure Engineer
4 75 (14.40%) Azure DevOps
5 61 (11.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 59 (11.32%) Analyst
7 47 (9.02%) .NET Developer
8 44 (8.45%) C# Developer
9 31 (5.95%) Software Engineer
10 28 (5.37%) Full Stack Developer
11 23 (4.41%) Azure Developer
11 23 (4.41%) C# .NET Developer
12 21 (4.03%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (4.03%) Consultant
12 21 (4.03%) Platform Engineer
13 20 (3.84%) Test Engineer
14 19 (3.65%) Business Analyst
14 19 (3.65%) Lead DevOps
15 18 (3.45%) Tester
16 17 (3.26%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (34.17%) .NET
2 89 (17.08%) CSS
3 69 (13.24%) HTML
4 65 (12.48%) ASP.NET
5 61 (11.71%) .NET Core
6 54 (10.36%) JSON
7 52 (9.98%) ASP.NET Web API
8 48 (9.21%) Web Services
9 39 (7.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 33 (6.33%) jQuery
11 32 (6.14%) RESTful
12 31 (5.95%) AngularJS
13 30 (5.76%) Sass
14 29 (5.57%) .NET Framework
14 29 (5.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 29 (5.57%) WCF
14 29 (5.57%) XML
15 25 (4.80%) React
15 25 (4.80%) REST
16 20 (3.84%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 12 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.11%) User Experience
7 10 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.73%) Analytical Mindset
9 8 (1.54%) Replication
9 8 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.34%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 6 (1.15%) Life Science
12 5 (0.96%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.77%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.77%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.58%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.38%) PMI
16 1 (0.19%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 69 (13.24%) Windows
2 40 (7.68%) Linux
3 17 (3.26%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.07%) Unix
5 12 (2.30%) Windows 10
6 11 (2.11%) Windows 8
7 10 (1.92%) VMS
8 7 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.58%) Android
11 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (66.41%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (59.31%) DevOps
3 137 (26.30%) Scrum
4 131 (25.14%) Test Automation
5 99 (19.00%) Continuous Integration
6 83 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
7 70 (13.44%) Analytics
8 60 (11.52%) Infrastructure as Code
9 58 (11.13%) TDD
10 53 (10.17%) BDD
11 50 (9.60%) Continuous Delivery
12 48 (9.21%) MVC
12 48 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
13 44 (8.45%) Software Engineering
14 43 (8.25%) User Stories
15 42 (8.06%) Migration
16 41 (7.87%) OO
17 36 (6.91%) Configuration Management
18 34 (6.53%) Integration Testing
18 34 (6.53%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 217 (41.65%) C#
2 188 (36.08%) SQL
3 148 (28.41%) PowerShell
4 100 (19.19%) JavaScript
5 54 (10.36%) Java
6 48 (9.21%) TypeScript
7 46 (8.83%) Python
8 15 (2.88%) Shell Script
8 15 (2.88%) T-SQL
9 12 (2.30%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.92%) C++
11 9 (1.73%) Go
12 8 (1.54%) Ruby
13 7 (1.34%) PHP
14 5 (0.96%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.58%) C
15 3 (0.58%) F#
16 2 (0.38%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (5.57%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.18%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.22%) Degree
4 16 (3.07%) ISEB
5 12 (2.30%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.54%) CISM
6 8 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.34%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.34%) PMP
8 5 (0.96%) CISSP
8 5 (0.96%) SANS
9 4 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.58%) CISA
10 3 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.38%) CBAP
11 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.38%) MCSA
11 2 (0.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (10.94%) QA
2 15 (2.88%) GDPR
3 8 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.15%) PMO
5 5 (0.96%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.38%) NCSC
8 2 (0.38%) NIST
9 1 (0.19%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 84 (16.12%) Docker
2 42 (8.06%) Active Directory
3 32 (6.14%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.92%) LXC
6 9 (1.73%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
7 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 72 (13.82%) Kubernetes
2 24 (4.61%) Terraform
3 23 (4.41%) Ansible
3 23 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (3.45%) Puppet
5 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.58%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.19%) CloudForms
7 1 (0.19%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.19%) Kibana
7 1 (0.19%) MIIS
7 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 229 (43.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.22%) Oracle
3 21 (4.03%) SAP
4 20 (3.84%) Atlassian
5 15 (2.88%) Tableau
6 13 (2.50%) Databricks
6 13 (2.50%) IBM
7 12 (2.30%) Google
7 12 (2.30%) VMware
8 9 (1.73%) IBM Sterling
8 9 (1.73%) Informatica
9 8 (1.54%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 8 (1.54%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.34%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.96%) Adobe
12 5 (0.96%) Micro Focus
12 5 (0.96%) Splunk
13 4 (0.77%) SolarWinds
14 3 (0.58%) New Relic