Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 624 429 331
Rank change year-on-year -195 -98 -70
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 197 167 559
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.40% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.27% 2.30% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 114 394
10th Percentile £353 £324 £350
25th Percentile £413 £403 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £519 £550 £493
Median % change year-on-year -5.68% +11.68% -1.25%
75th Percentile £638 £609 £588
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £381 £450
% change year-on-year +19.67% -15.28% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 15
10th Percentile - - £39.85
25th Percentile £31.50 - £66.25
Median hourly rate £33.00 - £72.50
75th Percentile £34.50 - £80.63
90th Percentile - - £82.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 - £80.00
% change year-on-year - - +298.51%

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 15,514 7,250 12,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.88% 17.37% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,849 5,011 8,443
10th Percentile £383 £322 £325
25th Percentile £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.68% - -
75th Percentile £638 £556 £575
90th Percentile £721 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £432 £450
% change year-on-year +12.27% -4.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 158 157
10th Percentile £36.15 £30.00 £16.20
25th Percentile £39.75 £40.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate £52.57 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.81% - +2.27%
75th Percentile £64.66 £53.50 £52.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £60.30 £68.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% -3.41%

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 22 January 2022.

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 14 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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -149 173 £550 +3.87% 39
London -187 96 £575 - 18
UK excluding London -77 59 £456 +19.67% 22
Work from Home -152 50 £475 -17.39% 8
South West -38 17 £450 +4.35% 2
South East -56 16 £625 +47.06% 5
Midlands -59 11 £475 +46.15% 3
West Midlands -46 8 £475 +46.15% 1
North of England -54 6 £530 +8.72% 8
Yorkshire -36 5 - - 3
Scotland -41 5 £375 -
East of England - 4 £458 - 2
East Midlands -36 3 - - 2
North East - 1 £530 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 136 (69.04%) DevOps
2 128 (64.97%) Azure
3 118 (59.90%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (51.78%) Microsoft
5 96 (48.73%) C#
6 88 (44.67%) .NET
7 60 (30.46%) Git (software)
8 51 (25.89%) Scrum
9 47 (23.86%) JavaScript
10 46 (23.35%) SQL
10 46 (23.35%) Finance
11 43 (21.83%) PowerShell
12 42 (21.32%) Test Automation
12 42 (21.32%) Problem-Solving
13 40 (20.30%) CI/CD
14 39 (19.80%) Visual Studio
15 38 (19.29%) HTML
16 37 (18.78%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (18.27%) CSS
18 35 (17.77%) ASP.NET
18 35 (17.77%) SQL Server
19 34 (17.26%) Social Skills
20 31 (15.74%) Web Services
20 31 (15.74%) TypeScript
21 29 (14.72%) User Stories
22 28 (14.21%) Azure Logic Apps
23 27 (13.71%) Power Platform
23 27 (13.71%) Microservices
24 25 (12.69%) Power BI
24 25 (12.69%) Migration

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 11 (5.58%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.57%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.52%) Apache
3 3 (1.52%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.52%) CMS
3 3 (1.52%) IIS
3 3 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.51%) DNN
4 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.52%) Adobe XD
2 3 (1.52%) InVision
2 3 (1.52%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.52%) Sketch
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.51%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.51%) Mingle
4 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (9.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.02%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 128 (64.97%) Azure
2 28 (14.21%) Azure Logic Apps
3 27 (13.71%) Power Platform
4 22 (11.17%) Dynamics 365
5 18 (9.14%) AWS
5 18 (9.14%) Azure Key Vault
5 18 (9.14%) NuGet
6 17 (8.63%) Azure Storage
7 11 (5.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (5.58%) Azure Data Factory
7 11 (5.58%) Serverless
8 10 (5.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 10 (5.08%) PaaS
9 9 (4.57%) Azure Functions
9 9 (4.57%) Azure Service Bus
9 9 (4.57%) Power Automate
10 8 (4.06%) IaaS
11 6 (3.05%) Azure Monitor
11 6 (3.05%) Figma
11 6 (3.05%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.54%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.02%) DNS
2 2 (1.02%) Internet
2 2 (1.02%) Network Security
3 1 (0.51%) Intranet
3 1 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.77%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.69%) Power BI
3 16 (8.12%) SQL Server 2014
3 16 (8.12%) SQL Server 2017
4 15 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (7.11%) Data Lake
6 13 (6.60%) Tableau
7 11 (5.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (4.57%) Big Data
9 9 (4.57%) Redis
10 8 (4.06%) NoSQL
11 7 (3.55%) OLAP
11 7 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (3.55%) Relational Database
11 7 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (3.05%) Metadata
13 5 (2.54%) Hadoop
13 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 60 (30.46%) Git (software)
2 39 (19.80%) Visual Studio
3 23 (11.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (10.15%) TeamCity
5 19 (9.64%) Subversion
6 16 (8.12%) Jenkins
7 14 (7.11%) MSBuild
8 11 (5.58%) Selenium
9 9 (4.57%) Ant
9 9 (4.57%) MSTest
9 9 (4.57%) Postman
10 8 (4.06%) JIRA
11 7 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (3.05%) Bitbucket
12 6 (3.05%) Maven
12 6 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (3.05%) SpecFlow
13 5 (2.54%) Moq
13 5 (2.54%) NUnit
14 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (23.35%) Finance
2 34 (17.26%) Social Skills
3 20 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.15%) Marketing
3 20 (10.15%) Public Sector
4 19 (9.64%) Presentation Skills
5 12 (6.09%) Telecoms
6 10 (5.08%) Back Office
6 10 (5.08%) Electronics
6 10 (5.08%) Manufacturing
7 6 (3.05%) Retail
8 4 (2.03%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.52%) Law
9 3 (1.52%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.02%) Banking
10 2 (1.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (1.02%) Legal
10 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 66 (33.50%) Developer
2 40 (20.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (15.74%) Analyst
4 24 (12.18%) .NET Developer
5 23 (11.68%) Consultant
6 21 (10.66%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 21 (10.66%) Azure Engineer
7 20 (10.15%) Azure DevOps
8 14 (7.11%) Azure Developer
9 13 (6.60%) Business Analyst
10 11 (5.58%) Microsoft Consultant
10 11 (5.58%) Senior Developer
11 10 (5.08%) Development Analyst
11 10 (5.08%) DevOps Developer
11 10 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
12 9 (4.57%) Functional Consultant
12 9 (4.57%) Technical Consultant
13 8 (4.06%) C# Developer
14 7 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (3.55%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (44.67%) .NET
2 38 (19.29%) HTML
3 36 (18.27%) CSS
4 35 (17.77%) ASP.NET
5 31 (15.74%) Web Services
6 25 (12.69%) .NET Framework
7 24 (12.18%) XML
8 23 (11.68%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (10.66%) jQuery
10 20 (10.15%) JSON
10 20 (10.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (8.63%) AngularJS
12 12 (6.09%) Node.js
12 12 (6.09%) React
13 11 (5.58%) .NET Core
13 11 (5.58%) ARM Templates
13 11 (5.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (5.08%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (5.08%) RESTful
14 10 (5.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.60%) User Experience
2 11 (5.58%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.05%) PMI
4 5 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.54%) Renewable Energy
5 4 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.52%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.02%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.02%) Derivative
7 2 (1.02%) New Media
7 2 (1.02%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.63%) Windows
2 9 (4.57%) Linux
3 5 (2.54%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.02%) Android
5 2 (1.02%) Unix
6 1 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (69.04%) DevOps
2 118 (59.90%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (25.89%) Scrum
4 42 (21.32%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (21.32%) Test Automation
5 40 (20.30%) CI/CD
6 37 (18.78%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (14.72%) User Stories
8 27 (13.71%) Microservices
9 25 (12.69%) Migration
10 23 (11.68%) Unit Testing
11 22 (11.17%) Kanban
12 20 (10.15%) CRM
12 20 (10.15%) SDLC
12 20 (10.15%) SOLID
13 19 (9.64%) TDD
14 18 (9.14%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (9.14%) Data Migration
15 17 (8.63%) MVC
16 16 (8.12%) OO
Programming Languages
1 96 (48.73%) C#
2 47 (23.86%) JavaScript
3 46 (23.35%) SQL
4 43 (21.83%) PowerShell
5 31 (15.74%) TypeScript
6 21 (10.66%) Java
7 14 (7.11%) T-SQL
8 11 (5.58%) Python
9 6 (3.05%) Bash
10 3 (1.52%) ES6
10 3 (1.52%) Ruby
10 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.02%) C
11 2 (1.02%) R
11 2 (1.02%) Scala
12 1 (0.51%) Go
12 1 (0.51%) Groovy
12 1 (0.51%) PHP
12 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.51%) X++
Qualifications
1 7 (3.55%) CBAP
2 6 (3.05%) Degree
2 6 (3.05%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.52%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) Data Quality
1 9 (4.57%) QA
2 6 (3.05%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.52%) PMO
3 3 (1.52%) WCAG
4 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) GxP
System Software
1 16 (8.12%) Docker
2 13 (6.60%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.54%) LXC
4 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (7.61%) Terraform
2 14 (7.11%) Ansible
3 13 (6.60%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.54%) Puppet
5 3 (1.52%) Core Impact
6 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.02%) SCCM
7 1 (0.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.51%) Control-M
7 1 (0.51%) Grafana
7 1 (0.51%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.51%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 102 (51.78%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.63%) Databricks
3 16 (8.12%) SAP
4 5 (2.54%) Google
4 5 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.03%) Alteryx
5 4 (2.03%) Oracle
5 4 (2.03%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.52%) Adobe
6 3 (1.52%) JDA
7 2 (1.02%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.02%) Informatica
7 2 (1.02%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.51%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.51%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.51%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.51%) Splunk
8 1 (0.51%) WSO2
8 1 (0.51%) Xamarin