Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 472 606
Rank change year-on-year +223 +134 +72
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 581 171 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.06% 0.32% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.27% 1.83% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 102 36
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.77% -9.72%
10th Percentile £317 £320 £325
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.08 - -
UK median hourly rate £36.50 - -

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 11,018 9,359 8,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.17% 17.53% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,984 6,028 5,665
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 254 232
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26.98 £29.15 £26.12
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.00 £53.63
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 +124 267 £488 +3.17% 35
North of England +69 110 £438 +5.11% 17
Midlands +43 86 £450 +5.88% 15
West Midlands +25 71 £450 +5.88% 10
North West +49 69 £450 -2.70% 10
South West +1 53 £400 -11.11% 14
Wales +5 29 £420 -6.67% 11
North East - 23 £438 - 2
East of England +20 19 £375 -25.00% 10
Yorkshire +2 18 £340 -14.20% 5
Scotland -1 16 £500 +33.33% 6
East Midlands +21 15 £425 +0.59% 5
South Coast - 2 - -
Visual Studio Team System
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 344 (59.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 294 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
3 242 (41.65%) C#
4 238 (40.96%) .NET
5 228 (39.24%) DevOps
6 227 (39.07%) Microsoft
7 171 (29.43%) SQL
7 171 (29.43%) Test Automation
8 161 (27.71%) Scrum
9 148 (25.47%) Visual Studio
10 144 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
11 141 (24.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 138 (23.75%) Git (software)
13 135 (23.24%) PowerShell
14 114 (19.62%) SQL Server
15 96 (16.52%) JavaScript
15 96 (16.52%) MVC
16 95 (16.35%) Selenium
17 88 (15.15%) TDD
18 83 (14.29%) .NET Framework
19 78 (13.43%) CSS
20 75 (12.91%) PaaS
21 72 (12.39%) ASP.NET
22 70 (12.05%) JIRA
23 67 (11.53%) BDD
24 65 (11.19%) HTML
24 65 (11.19%) Windows
25 62 (10.67%) IaaS
25 62 (10.67%) Jenkins
25 62 (10.67%) JSON

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 45 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 37 (6.37%) Confluence
3 11 (1.89%) CMS
4 8 (1.38%) IIS
5 5 (0.86%) EPiServer
6 4 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.34%) FileNet
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.17%) Documentum
9 1 (0.17%) Mule
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.17%) Traefik
9 1 (0.17%) WildFly
9 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.69%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.17%) BASE24
4 1 (0.17%) Maximo
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 344 (59.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (12.91%) PaaS
3 62 (10.67%) IaaS
4 56 (9.64%) SaaS
5 51 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (5.68%) GitHub
6 33 (5.68%) Serverless
7 29 (4.99%) Dynamics 365
8 24 (4.13%) Azure Functions
9 23 (3.96%) Office 365
10 19 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (3.10%) BrowserStack
12 10 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
12 10 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (1.55%) Azure Machine Learning
14 7 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (1.20%) Data Lake Analytics
15 6 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (1.03%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.86%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.93%) Firewall
2 12 (2.07%) DNS
2 12 (2.07%) VPN
3 7 (1.20%) Internet
4 6 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.86%) Network Security
6 2 (0.34%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.34%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.34%) Skype
6 2 (0.34%) SSL
7 1 (0.17%) DHCP
7 1 (0.17%) HTTP
7 1 (0.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.37%) Power BI
3 33 (5.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 32 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (4.82%) Data Lake
6 25 (4.30%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.27%) Cosmos DB
8 17 (2.93%) HDInsight
9 16 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (2.41%) MySQL
12 9 (1.55%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.38%) Big Data
13 8 (1.38%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.20%) SQLite
15 5 (0.86%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 148 (25.47%) Visual Studio
2 141 (24.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 138 (23.75%) Git (software)
4 95 (16.35%) Selenium
5 70 (12.05%) JIRA
6 62 (10.67%) Jenkins
7 37 (6.37%) Cucumber
8 33 (5.68%) Octopus Deploy
9 31 (5.34%) JMeter
10 30 (5.16%) SpecFlow
11 29 (4.99%) GitLab
11 29 (4.99%) MSBuild
12 28 (4.82%) NUnit
13 27 (4.65%) WebDriver
14 23 (3.96%) SonarQube
14 23 (3.96%) TeamCity
15 21 (3.61%) JUnit
16 18 (3.10%) MSTest
17 13 (2.24%) Jasmine
17 13 (2.24%) Maven
General
1 53 (9.12%) Finance
2 18 (3.10%) Manufacturing
3 17 (2.93%) Marketing
4 12 (2.07%) Retail
5 8 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.03%) Billing
6 6 (1.03%) Electronics
7 5 (0.86%) Legal
8 4 (0.69%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.52%) Advertising
9 3 (0.52%) Back Office
10 2 (0.34%) Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 198 (34.08%) Developer
2 102 (17.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 85 (14.63%) .NET Developer
4 72 (12.39%) Azure Engineer
5 64 (11.02%) Azure DevOps
6 55 (9.47%) Tester
7 53 (9.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 45 (7.75%) Automation Tester
9 39 (6.71%) Analyst
10 38 (6.54%) Architect
11 36 (6.20%) C# Developer
12 33 (5.68%) Azure Developer
13 27 (4.65%) Full Stack Developer
14 26 (4.48%) Test Engineer
15 24 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
16 19 (3.27%) Consultant
16 19 (3.27%) Test Analyst
17 16 (2.75%) Azure Architect
17 16 (2.75%) Senior Developer
18 15 (2.58%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (40.96%) .NET
2 83 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 78 (13.43%) CSS
4 72 (12.39%) ASP.NET
5 65 (11.19%) HTML
6 62 (10.67%) JSON
7 60 (10.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 38 (6.54%) Node.js
9 36 (6.20%) Entity Framework
10 35 (6.02%) HTML5
11 31 (5.34%) REST
12 30 (5.16%) .NET Core
12 30 (5.16%) jQuery
12 30 (5.16%) React
12 30 (5.16%) Web Services
13 29 (4.99%) AngularJS
14 24 (4.13%) XML
15 23 (3.96%) CSS3
16 22 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (3.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (4.99%) Mobile App
3 24 (4.13%) User Experience
4 22 (3.79%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.38%) iPhone
8 7 (1.20%) Blog
9 6 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.03%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.86%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.86%) PKI
10 5 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.69%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.69%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.69%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.34%) Fintech
12 2 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.19%) Windows
2 29 (4.99%) Windows Server
3 23 (3.96%) Linux
4 11 (1.89%) Android
5 9 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.20%) VMS
6 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.03%) Unix
7 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.34%) Debian
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (39.24%) DevOps
3 171 (29.43%) Test Automation
4 161 (27.71%) Scrum
5 144 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
6 96 (16.52%) MVC
7 88 (15.15%) TDD
8 67 (11.53%) BDD
9 57 (9.81%) Kanban
10 55 (9.47%) Migration
11 52 (8.95%) Test Strategy
12 49 (8.43%) SDLC
13 46 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (7.75%) Analytics
14 45 (7.75%) Continuous Delivery
14 45 (7.75%) OO
15 40 (6.88%) Microservices
16 38 (6.54%) User Stories
17 35 (6.02%) Functional Testing
17 35 (6.02%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 242 (41.65%) C#
2 171 (29.43%) SQL
3 135 (23.24%) PowerShell
4 96 (16.52%) JavaScript
5 44 (7.57%) Java
6 31 (5.34%) Python
7 27 (4.65%) TypeScript
8 22 (3.79%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.24%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.72%) C++
11 9 (1.55%) Apple Swift
11 9 (1.55%) Objective-C
12 8 (1.38%) F#
13 7 (1.20%) Ruby
14 6 (1.03%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.69%) ANSI SQL
15 4 (0.69%) XAML
16 3 (0.52%) Perl
16 3 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (4.13%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.10%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.93%) ISTQB
4 12 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.89%) Degree
6 8 (1.38%) ISEB
7 6 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.52%) MCSE
10 3 (0.52%) OCA
11 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.17%) CISSP
12 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.17%) OCP
12 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.16%) QA
2 6 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.52%) COBIT
3 3 (0.52%) GDPR
3 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (9.47%) Docker
2 37 (6.37%) Virtual Machines
3 33 (5.68%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (5.51%) Kubernetes
2 24 (4.13%) Terraform
3 13 (2.24%) Ansible
3 13 (2.24%) Puppet
4 11 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.55%) HockeyApp
6 7 (1.20%) HP ALM
7 6 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.86%) SCCM
9 4 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.69%) SCOM
10 3 (0.52%) WSUS
11 2 (0.34%) Mesos
11 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.17%) Kibana
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 227 (39.07%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.51%) Oracle
3 24 (4.13%) Atlassian
4 12 (2.07%) SAP
4 12 (2.07%) Xamarin
5 9 (1.55%) Apple
5 9 (1.55%) F5
5 9 (1.55%) HP
5 9 (1.55%) Twitter
6 6 (1.03%) Charles River
6 6 (1.03%) Cisco
7 5 (0.86%) Google
7 5 (0.86%) IBM
7 5 (0.86%) Perfecto Mobile
7 5 (0.86%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.69%) VMware
9 3 (0.52%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.52%) Tableau
10 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.34%) Symantec