Period
to 12 May 2021

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 12 May 2021 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 517 379 235
Rank change year-on-year -138 -144 +215
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 158 284 1,129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.56% 1.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.63% 3.14% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 174 844
10th Percentile £312 £375 £365
25th Percentile £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £650 £584 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £657
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £495
% change year-on-year -13.51% -6.57% +16.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £72.50 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year - +81.25% -42.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.50 £39.13
% change year-on-year - -52.72% -

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 9,709 9,042 18,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.25% 17.70% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,533 6,203 12,854
10th Percentile £338 £331 £331
25th Percentile £405 £406 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £495 £480
Median % change year-on-year -0.40% +3.13% +1.05%
75th Percentile £580 £579 £575
90th Percentile £656 £657 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 138 266
10th Percentile £26.75 £18.25 £22.75
25th Percentile £40.00 £38.69 £36.81
Median hourly rate £45.50 £47.50 £44.18
Median % change year-on-year -4.21% +7.51% +3.95%
75th Percentile £56.44 £54.45 £50.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £63.23 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%

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 12 May 2021.

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 13 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 12 May 2021. 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 -109 134 £550 +10.00% 52
London -95 100 £625 +13.64% 10
Work from Home -227 42 £388 -29.55% 7
UK excluding London -21 35 £400 -13.51% 42
Midlands -22 13 £388 -16.89% 6
South West +30 9 £463 +8.82% 6
South East +9 8 £425 -8.11% 15
West Midlands -24 7 £400 -14.21% 4
East Midlands +20 6 £270 - 2
Scotland -12 3 £350 -36.36% 2
North of England +33 1 £475 +26.67% 10
Yorkshire +25 1 £475 +11.76% 2
Wales +12 1 £325 -50.00%

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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.

1 139 (87.97%) Azure
2 102 (64.56%) DevOps
3 88 (55.70%) C#
4 76 (48.10%) Git (software)
5 73 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (34.81%) .NET
6 55 (34.81%) Test Automation
7 51 (32.28%) Microsoft
8 48 (30.38%) SQL
9 46 (29.11%) Python
10 45 (28.48%) Serverless
11 43 (27.22%) Azure Functions
11 43 (27.22%) Social Skills
12 40 (25.32%) Ansible
13 35 (22.15%) Finance
13 35 (22.15%) Scrum
13 35 (22.15%) AWS
14 34 (21.52%) Power Platform
15 33 (20.89%) Terraform
15 33 (20.89%) SQL Server
16 32 (20.25%) JavaScript
16 32 (20.25%) ADO
16 32 (20.25%) Jenkins
17 29 (18.35%) Team Foundation Server
18 28 (17.72%) TDD
19 27 (17.09%) Microservices
20 25 (15.82%) Docker
21 24 (15.19%) Deployment Automation
22 23 (14.56%) PowerShell
23 22 (13.92%) Continuous Integration

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 10 (6.33%) Apache
1 10 (6.33%) Apache Spark
2 7 (4.43%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.27%) Confluence
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) IIS
5 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 139 (87.97%) Azure
2 45 (28.48%) Serverless
3 43 (27.22%) Azure Functions
4 35 (22.15%) AWS
5 34 (21.52%) Power Platform
6 20 (12.66%) Azure Logic Apps
7 18 (11.39%) Azure Service Bus
7 18 (11.39%) PowerApps
8 17 (10.76%) Azure Key Vault
8 17 (10.76%) Azure Storage
9 15 (9.49%) Power Automate
10 13 (8.23%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (6.33%) PaaS
12 8 (5.06%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (4.43%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 5 (3.16%) GitHub
15 4 (2.53%) Azure Stack
15 4 (2.53%) GCP
15 4 (2.53%) IaaS
15 4 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.27%) Network Security
2 1 (0.63%) DNS
2 1 (0.63%) Firewall
2 1 (0.63%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.13%) Azure SQL Database
3 15 (9.49%) Power BI
4 14 (8.86%) OLTP
5 11 (6.96%) Big Data
6 9 (5.70%) Data Lake
7 8 (5.06%) NoSQL
7 8 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (5.06%) Redis
7 8 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.90%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.90%) HDInsight
10 3 (1.90%) Lumira
10 3 (1.90%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.90%) MySQL
10 3 (1.90%) SAP BW
10 3 (1.90%) Spotfire
10 3 (1.90%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 76 (48.10%) Git (software)
2 32 (20.25%) Jenkins
3 29 (18.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (13.29%) Visual Studio
5 17 (10.76%) Selenium
6 8 (5.06%) SpecFlow
7 7 (4.43%) MSTest
7 7 (4.43%) Postman
8 6 (3.80%) JIRA
8 6 (3.80%) JMeter
8 6 (3.80%) NUnit
8 6 (3.80%) Subversion
9 5 (3.16%) Mocha
10 4 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.53%) git-flow
10 4 (2.53%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (1.27%) Ant
12 2 (1.27%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 43 (27.22%) Social Skills
2 35 (22.15%) Finance
3 21 (13.29%) Marketing
4 14 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (8.23%) Front Office
6 12 (7.59%) Banking
6 12 (7.59%) Public Sector
7 10 (6.33%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (3.16%) Electronics
8 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
8 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.53%) Billing
10 3 (1.90%) Games
10 3 (1.90%) General Ledger
11 2 (1.27%) Advertising
11 2 (1.27%) Law
11 2 (1.27%) Legal
12 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.63%) Back Office
12 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (31.65%) Developer
2 33 (20.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (10.13%) .NET Developer
4 14 (8.86%) Architect
4 14 (8.86%) Technical Leader
5 12 (7.59%) Analyst
5 12 (7.59%) Azure Developer
6 10 (6.33%) React Developer
7 9 (5.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.70%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (4.43%) DevSecOps Architect
8 7 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (4.43%) Tester
9 6 (3.80%) Azure DevOps
9 6 (3.80%) Consultant
9 6 (3.80%) Developer in Test
10 5 (3.16%) Azure Architect
10 5 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Development Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (34.81%) .NET
2 32 (20.25%) ADO
3 21 (13.29%) HTML
4 19 (12.03%) CSS
4 19 (12.03%) Web Services
5 16 (10.13%) .NET Core
6 15 (9.49%) ASP.NET
7 14 (8.86%) JSON
7 14 (8.86%) RESTful
8 13 (8.23%) XML
9 12 (7.59%) .NET Framework
10 11 (6.96%) jQuery
11 9 (5.70%) Node.js
11 9 (5.70%) Redux
11 9 (5.70%) SOAP
11 9 (5.70%) Velocity
12 8 (5.06%) Highcharts JS
12 8 (5.06%) React
12 8 (5.06%) Sass
12 8 (5.06%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.43%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.90%) Cloud Native
3 3 (1.90%) Data Structures
3 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.90%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.27%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) CMDB
5 1 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.06%) Windows
2 3 (1.90%) Linux
2 3 (1.90%) VMS
3 2 (1.27%) Android
3 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (64.56%) DevOps
2 73 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (34.81%) Test Automation
4 35 (22.15%) Scrum
5 28 (17.72%) TDD
6 27 (17.09%) Microservices
7 24 (15.19%) Deployment Automation
8 22 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (13.29%) Kanban
9 21 (13.29%) Open Source
10 19 (12.03%) BDD
10 19 (12.03%) Project Delivery
11 18 (11.39%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (11.39%) SDLC
12 16 (10.13%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (9.49%) Architectural Design
13 15 (9.49%) Artificial Intelligence
13 15 (9.49%) User Stories
14 14 (8.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (55.70%) C#
2 48 (30.38%) SQL
3 46 (29.11%) Python
4 32 (20.25%) JavaScript
5 23 (14.56%) PowerShell
6 18 (11.39%) Java
7 17 (10.76%) TypeScript
8 10 (6.33%) Bash Shell
9 8 (5.06%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (2.53%) R
11 3 (1.90%) F#
11 3 (1.90%) Ruby
11 3 (1.90%) X++
12 2 (1.27%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.27%) C++
12 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.63%) C
13 1 (0.63%) Perl
13 1 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (7.59%) SC Cleared
1 12 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.70%) Degree
3 4 (2.53%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.27%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.63%) ISEB
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.43%) QA
2 5 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (15.82%) Docker
2 4 (2.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 40 (25.32%) Ansible
2 33 (20.89%) Terraform
3 10 (6.33%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.27%) Core Impact
5 2 (1.27%) Puppet
6 1 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.63%) Mesos
6 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (32.28%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.49%) Databricks
3 10 (6.33%) SAP
4 4 (2.53%) Oracle
5 3 (1.90%) Alteryx
5 3 (1.90%) Google
5 3 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.27%) Charles River
7 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.63%) Dell
7 1 (0.63%) Hootsuite
7 1 (0.63%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.63%) Talend
7 1 (0.63%) Workday