Period
to 1 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 1 October 2020 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
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 394 280 304
Rank change year-on-year -114 +24 +350
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 120 830 855
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.95% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.25% 5.25% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 606 566
Median daily rate £525 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +1.81%
10th Percentile £368 £363 £325
90th Percentile £600 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Median hourly rate - £59.13 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.59% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £59.13 £20.08
% change year-on-year - +194.52% -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 5,333 15,811 21,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.85% 18.05% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,487 10,301 14,630
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 248 228
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.02 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.13% +3.58% -
10th Percentile £27.87 £26.88 £26.43
90th Percentile £55.50 £56.10 £52.50
Median hourly rate £44.50 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.12% -

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 1 October 2020. 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
England -94 111 £515 +4.04% 32
London +11 87 £525 -4.55% 10
UK excluding London -68 23 £425 -5.56% 26
Work from Home -57 17 £600 - 7
Midlands +53 11 £488 +2.63% 3
West Midlands +32 9 £488 +2.63% 3
South East +2 8 £438 -8.85% 7
North of England +65 2 £400 -11.11% 6
East Midlands +57 2 - -
South West +32 2 £388 -11.43% 6
North West +65 1 £400 -8.57% 4
Yorkshire +65 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 95 (79.17%) Azure
1 95 (79.17%) DevOps
2 72 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 51 (42.50%) Git (software)
4 46 (38.33%) Test Automation
5 44 (36.67%) C#
6 38 (31.67%) .NET
6 38 (31.67%) SQL Server
7 36 (30.00%) Serverless
8 33 (27.50%) Azure Functions
9 30 (25.00%) Databricks
9 30 (25.00%) AWS
10 29 (24.17%) Scrum
10 29 (24.17%) Docker
11 28 (23.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 28 (23.33%) Kanban
11 28 (23.33%) PowerShell
12 27 (22.50%) SQL
13 26 (21.67%) Jenkins
14 24 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (19.17%) TDD
16 22 (18.33%) JavaScript
16 22 (18.33%) Data Lake
16 22 (18.33%) Logic Apps
17 21 (17.50%) Deployment Automation
17 21 (17.50%) Power Platform
17 21 (17.50%) Microservices
18 20 (16.67%) Terraform
19 18 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.33%) Confluence
3 3 (2.50%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Chatbot
1 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.83%) InVision
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.83%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 95 (79.17%) Azure
2 36 (30.00%) Serverless
3 33 (27.50%) Azure Functions
4 30 (25.00%) AWS
5 22 (18.33%) Logic Apps
6 21 (17.50%) Power Platform
7 14 (11.67%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (11.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 14 (11.67%) PowerApps
8 13 (10.83%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (10.00%) PaaS
9 12 (10.00%) Power Automate
10 10 (8.33%) GitHub
11 8 (6.67%) GCP
12 6 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (4.17%) Route 53
14 4 (3.33%) Datadog
14 4 (3.33%) IaaS
14 4 (3.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) DNS
2 3 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) SSL
3 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 28 (23.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 22 (18.33%) Data Lake
4 14 (11.67%) Cosmos DB
5 12 (10.00%) OLTP
6 11 (9.17%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (7.50%) Power BI
7 9 (7.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (6.67%) NoSQL
8 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2017
9 6 (5.00%) Big Data
9 6 (5.00%) MongoDB
9 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (4.17%) Relational Database
10 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (3.33%) MySQL
11 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
11 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (42.50%) Git (software)
2 26 (21.67%) Jenkins
3 18 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (9.17%) JIRA
5 8 (6.67%) Artifactory
6 7 (5.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (5.00%) Jasmine
7 6 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (5.00%) Selenium
7 6 (5.00%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.17%) JUnit
9 4 (3.33%) GitLab
9 4 (3.33%) SonarQube
9 4 (3.33%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.33%) Subversion
10 3 (2.50%) Maven
10 3 (2.50%) MSTest
10 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.67%) Ant
11 2 (1.67%) NUnit
General
1 15 (12.50%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.17%) Marketing
3 5 (4.17%) Retail
4 4 (3.33%) Back Office
4 4 (3.33%) Retail Finance
5 3 (2.50%) Banking
5 3 (2.50%) Games
6 2 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.83%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 42 (35.00%) Developer
2 29 (24.17%) Azure Engineer
3 28 (23.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (16.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 14 (11.67%) Azure DevOps
6 11 (9.17%) Consultant
7 10 (8.33%) React Developer
8 9 (7.50%) Platform Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) .NET Developer
10 6 (5.00%) Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) Azure Developer
11 5 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
12 4 (3.33%) Business Analyst
12 4 (3.33%) C# Developer
12 4 (3.33%) Functional Consultant
12 4 (3.33%) Lead DevOps
12 4 (3.33%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 4 (3.33%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.33%) Team Leader
12 4 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (31.67%) .NET
2 13 (10.83%) Web Services
3 12 (10.00%) Redux
4 11 (9.17%) CSS
4 11 (9.17%) JSON
4 11 (9.17%) React
5 10 (8.33%) HTML
5 10 (8.33%) XML
6 8 (6.67%) Node.js
7 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (5.00%) HTML5
8 6 (5.00%) Jest
8 6 (5.00%) lodash
8 6 (5.00%) React Native
8 6 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (4.17%) .NET Framework
9 5 (4.17%) jQuery
9 5 (4.17%) REST
10 4 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 7 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.17%) User Experience
5 2 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.67%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.67%) Wiki
6 1 (0.83%) CMDB
6 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.17%) Linux
2 7 (5.83%) Windows
3 6 (5.00%) Android
3 6 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.33%) CoreOS
4 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.50%) CentOS
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (79.17%) DevOps
2 72 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (38.33%) Test Automation
4 29 (24.17%) Scrum
5 28 (23.33%) Kanban
6 24 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (19.17%) TDD
8 21 (17.50%) Deployment Automation
8 21 (17.50%) Microservices
9 16 (13.33%) BDD
9 16 (13.33%) SDLC
10 13 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (10.83%) CRM
10 13 (10.83%) Migration
10 13 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (10.83%) Project Delivery
11 12 (10.00%) Data Architecture
11 12 (10.00%) Software Deployment
12 11 (9.17%) Backlog Refinement
12 11 (9.17%) Product Backlog
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.67%) C#
2 28 (23.33%) PowerShell
3 27 (22.50%) SQL
4 22 (18.33%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.00%) Java
5 12 (10.00%) Python
6 6 (5.00%) ES6
6 6 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.33%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.67%) R
9 2 (1.67%) Scala
10 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (3.33%) Degree
1 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.50%) ISEB
2 3 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.67%) PMP
3 2 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) GDPR
1 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 29 (24.17%) Docker
2 6 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.33%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 20 (16.67%) Terraform
2 14 (11.67%) Kubernetes
3 11 (9.17%) Ansible
4 4 (3.33%) Nagios
4 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (2.50%) Grafana
5 3 (2.50%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.83%) Puppet
6 1 (0.83%) SCCM
6 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 30 (25.00%) Databricks
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle
4 5 (4.17%) Splunk
5 4 (3.33%) New Relic
5 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.33%) Tableau
6 2 (1.67%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.67%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.67%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.67%) MapR
6 2 (1.67%) SAP
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe
7 1 (0.83%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.83%) Google
7 1 (0.83%) Nintex
7 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.83%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.83%) WSO2