Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 589 749
Rank change year-on-year +339 +160 +148
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 1,134 325 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.06% 1.69% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 222 86
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.41% -1.39%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £354
90th Percentile £604 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £419
% change year-on-year - +7.46% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.08 - -

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 22,406 19,202 16,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.37% 18.59% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,385 13,426 11,227
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 265 253
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31.25 £29.00 £22.04
90th Percentile £55.00 £62.15 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +4.88% +2.50%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 15 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 18 December 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
England +323 1,063 £475 +5.56% 179
UK excluding London +230 665 £450 - 127
London +260 455 £500 +11.11% 70
South East +142 302 £500 +6.38% 35
North of England +94 131 £438 - 34
Midlands +51 97 £450 +5.88% 19
North West +66 87 £450 -7.69% 17
West Midlands +18 77 £450 +5.94% 14
South West +15 63 £400 -9.86% 16
Wales -8 32 £525 +16.67% 7
North East +19 27 £438 -7.89% 4
Scotland +11 23 £475 - 10
East Midlands +27 20 £438 +1.45% 5
Yorkshire +1 17 £326 -20.91% 13
East of England 0 16 £388 -22.50% 6

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 754 (66.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 608 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
3 484 (42.68%) DevOps
4 478 (42.15%) C#
5 449 (39.59%) .NET
6 441 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 362 (31.92%) SQL
8 309 (27.25%) Scrum
9 308 (27.16%) Test Automation
10 304 (26.81%) Git (software)
11 282 (24.87%) SQL Server
12 271 (23.90%) Visual Studio
13 265 (23.37%) PowerShell
14 254 (22.40%) Team Foundation Server
15 238 (20.99%) JavaScript
16 233 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
17 192 (16.93%) Selenium
18 191 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
19 188 (16.58%) Finance
20 179 (15.78%) Jenkins
21 178 (15.70%) TDD
22 174 (15.34%) Docker
23 172 (15.17%) CSS
24 171 (15.08%) MVC
25 169 (14.90%) PaaS
26 157 (13.84%) IaaS
27 151 (13.32%) ASP.NET
27 151 (13.32%) JIRA
28 147 (12.96%) BDD
29 145 (12.79%) ASP.NET Web API

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 60 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 59 (5.20%) Confluence
3 36 (3.17%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.59%) CMS
5 16 (1.41%) IIS
6 12 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.53%) Apache
9 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.44%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.35%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.35%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.26%) Anypoint
11 3 (0.26%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.26%) Mule
12 2 (0.18%) SAS
12 2 (0.18%) Traefik
Applications
1 17 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.53%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.088%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 58 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.62%) Endur
5 4 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.35%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.26%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.26%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.088%) BASE24
8 1 (0.088%) Maximo
8 1 (0.088%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.088%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 754 (66.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 191 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
3 169 (14.90%) PaaS
4 157 (13.84%) IaaS
5 103 (9.08%) SaaS
6 77 (6.79%) Serverless
7 71 (6.26%) GitHub
8 49 (4.32%) Dynamics 365
9 47 (4.14%) Azure Functions
10 46 (4.06%) Azure Data Factory
11 45 (3.97%) Google Cloud Platform
12 40 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
13 25 (2.20%) BrowserStack
14 22 (1.94%) Office 365
15 21 (1.85%) OpenShift
16 17 (1.50%) Azure Machine Learning
17 16 (1.41%) Data Lake Analytics
18 10 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
19 7 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
19 7 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.91%) DNS
2 25 (2.20%) Firewall
3 16 (1.41%) VPN
4 12 (1.06%) Network Security
5 10 (0.88%) HTTP
5 10 (0.88%) Internet
6 8 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.44%) LAN
8 3 (0.26%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.26%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.26%) SAN
8 3 (0.26%) SSL
9 2 (0.18%) DHCP
9 2 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.18%) Skype
10 1 (0.088%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.088%) NAS
10 1 (0.088%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (24.87%) SQL Server
2 91 (8.02%) Power BI
3 80 (7.05%) Data Lake
4 64 (5.64%) NoSQL
5 62 (5.47%) Azure SQL Database
6 59 (5.20%) Relational Database
7 54 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 48 (4.23%) Big Data
9 47 (4.14%) Cosmos DB
10 35 (3.09%) Hadoop
11 32 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
11 32 (2.82%) RDBMS
12 29 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 27 (2.38%) MySQL
14 26 (2.29%) HDInsight
14 26 (2.29%) MongoDB
15 21 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
16 17 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 14 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (1.23%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 304 (26.81%) Git (software)
2 271 (23.90%) Visual Studio
3 254 (22.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 192 (16.93%) Selenium
5 179 (15.78%) Jenkins
6 151 (13.32%) JIRA
7 94 (8.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 89 (7.85%) SpecFlow
9 62 (5.47%) JMeter
10 60 (5.29%) NUnit
11 51 (4.50%) Cucumber
12 49 (4.32%) TeamCity
13 48 (4.23%) WebDriver
14 41 (3.62%) MSBuild
15 35 (3.09%) JUnit
16 31 (2.73%) MSTest
17 30 (2.65%) SonarQube
18 29 (2.56%) GitLab
19 26 (2.29%) SoapUI
20 24 (2.12%) Maven
General
1 188 (16.58%) Finance
2 26 (2.29%) Retail
3 24 (2.12%) Manufacturing
4 22 (1.94%) Marketing
5 17 (1.50%) Banking
6 11 (0.97%) Legal
7 10 (0.88%) Front Office
7 10 (0.88%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.71%) Advertising
9 7 (0.62%) Billing
9 7 (0.62%) Electronics
9 7 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.44%) Back Office
10 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.26%) Law
12 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.18%) Automotive
12 2 (0.18%) Local Government
13 1 (0.088%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.088%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 403 (35.54%) Developer
2 200 (17.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 185 (16.31%) .NET Developer
4 146 (12.87%) Azure Engineer
5 130 (11.46%) Azure DevOps
6 114 (10.05%) C# Developer
7 105 (9.26%) Tester
8 104 (9.17%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 89 (7.85%) Azure Developer
10 78 (6.88%) Analyst
10 78 (6.88%) C# .NET Developer
11 68 (6.00%) Automation Tester
12 62 (5.47%) Full Stack Developer
13 56 (4.94%) Architect
14 44 (3.88%) Test Analyst
15 41 (3.62%) Consultant
15 41 (3.62%) Senior Developer
16 32 (2.82%) Cloud Engineer
17 27 (2.38%) Azure Architect
17 27 (2.38%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 449 (39.59%) .NET
2 172 (15.17%) CSS
3 151 (13.32%) ASP.NET
4 145 (12.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 139 (12.26%) HTML
6 113 (9.96%) .NET Framework
7 108 (9.52%) .NET Core
8 104 (9.17%) AngularJS
9 101 (8.91%) React
10 100 (8.82%) JSON
11 96 (8.47%) REST
12 83 (7.32%) Node.js
13 73 (6.44%) Web Services
14 64 (5.64%) ASP.NET MVC
15 59 (5.20%) Entity Framework
16 56 (4.94%) HTML5
17 52 (4.59%) jQuery
18 51 (4.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 43 (3.79%) SOAP
20 41 (3.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.76%) User Experience
3 52 (4.59%) Mobile App
4 51 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (3.26%) Public Cloud
6 26 (2.29%) Fintech
7 25 (2.20%) Algorithms
8 20 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.32%) Cloud Native
11 14 (1.23%) HoloLens
12 11 (0.97%) Data Centre
12 11 (0.97%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.71%) iPhone
15 7 (0.62%) Blog
15 7 (0.62%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.62%) RIA
15 7 (0.62%) Wiki
16 6 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 139 (12.26%) Windows
2 59 (5.20%) Windows Server
3 52 (4.59%) Linux
4 34 (3.00%) Android
5 33 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.15%) Unix
7 12 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.79%) VMS
9 8 (0.71%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.44%) CentOS
10 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.18%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.18%) Debian
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (53.62%) Agile Software Development
2 484 (42.68%) DevOps
3 309 (27.25%) Scrum
4 308 (27.16%) Test Automation
5 233 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
6 178 (15.70%) TDD
7 171 (15.08%) MVC
8 147 (12.96%) BDD
9 133 (11.73%) Microservices
10 130 (11.46%) Analytics
11 103 (9.08%) Kanban
12 101 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
13 96 (8.47%) Migration
14 92 (8.11%) OO
15 78 (6.88%) SDLC
16 76 (6.70%) User Stories
17 75 (6.61%) Continuous Delivery
18 68 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
19 66 (5.82%) CRM
19 66 (5.82%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 478 (42.15%) C#
2 362 (31.92%) SQL
3 265 (23.37%) PowerShell
4 238 (20.99%) JavaScript
5 121 (10.67%) Python
6 118 (10.41%) Java
7 51 (4.50%) T-SQL
8 46 (4.06%) TypeScript
9 29 (2.56%) Bash Shell
10 26 (2.29%) U-SQL
11 23 (2.03%) Scala
12 22 (1.94%) Go
13 18 (1.59%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.50%) C++
15 15 (1.32%) F#
16 14 (1.23%) R
16 14 (1.23%) Ruby
17 12 (1.06%) VB.NET
18 10 (0.88%) Apple Swift
18 10 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 45 (3.97%) Degree
2 40 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.76%) ISTQB
5 14 (1.23%) ISEB
6 11 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.35%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.35%) OCA
11 3 (0.26%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.26%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.26%) MCSE
11 3 (0.26%) RHCE
12 2 (0.18%) CISSP
12 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.03%) QA
2 14 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.71%) GDPR
4 7 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.26%) COBIT
7 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.26%) PMO
7 3 (0.26%) SLA
8 2 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 174 (15.34%) Docker
2 68 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 46 (4.06%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.26%) HDFS
7 2 (0.18%) etcd
7 2 (0.18%) flannel
7 2 (0.18%) NFS
7 2 (0.18%) XenApp
8 1 (0.088%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 109 (9.61%) Kubernetes
2 68 (6.00%) Terraform
3 56 (4.94%) Ansible
4 30 (2.65%) Puppet
5 25 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.15%) HP ALM
7 9 (0.79%) HockeyApp
7 9 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.71%) SCCM
9 7 (0.62%) Mesos
9 7 (0.62%) SCOM
10 6 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.53%) WSUS
11 4 (0.35%) Kibana
11 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.26%) CloudHub
13 2 (0.18%) Consul
13 2 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.18%) rkt
13 2 (0.18%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 441 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 44 (3.88%) Oracle
3 43 (3.79%) Atlassian
4 29 (2.56%) Splunk
5 28 (2.47%) SAP
6 22 (1.94%) Databricks
7 19 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.50%) Google
9 16 (1.41%) Xamarin
10 15 (1.32%) HP
11 14 (1.23%) AppDynamics
12 13 (1.15%) F5
13 11 (0.97%) Alteryx
14 9 (0.79%) Apple
14 9 (0.79%) Charles River
14 9 (0.79%) Cisco
14 9 (0.79%) ServiceNow
14 9 (0.79%) Twitter
15 8 (0.71%) Talend
16 7 (0.62%) Sitecore