Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 759 870
Rank change year-on-year +161 +111 -60
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 286 137 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.13% 0.019%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.51% 0.79% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 81 12
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% -6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £336 £317
90th Percentile £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £406 £450
% change year-on-year +10.77% -9.72% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 18966 17312 16348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.70% 16.51% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13201 11665 10881
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 250 340
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.70 £53.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 19 November 2017.

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
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 19 November 2017. 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 +154 274 £450 - 32
UK excluding London +122 171 £450 +10.77% 19
London +25 112 £450 - 13
South East +90 87 £473 +14.55% 4
Midlands +12 31 £425 +11.84% 6
West Midlands +7 26 £425 +11.84% 3
South West +17 18 £450 +2.86% 2
North of England +73 16 £416 - 3
Yorkshire - 11 £396 - 2
East of England -13 8 £500 - 3
Wales +21 7 £450 +20.00% 1
North West +28 5 £463 -
Scotland -4 5 £375 -6.25%
East Midlands - 5 £423 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 156 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (41.26%) .NET
4 115 (40.21%) Microsoft
5 104 (36.36%) Visual Studio
6 102 (35.66%) C#
7 88 (30.77%) PowerShell
8 82 (28.67%) Git (software)
9 77 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 75 (26.22%) DevOps
11 67 (23.43%) SQL Server
12 64 (22.38%) MVC
13 56 (19.58%) CRM
14 55 (19.23%) ASP.NET
14 55 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
15 53 (18.53%) SQL
16 49 (17.13%) Test Automation
17 47 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (16.43%) Finance
18 45 (15.73%) .NET Framework
19 44 (15.38%) JavaScript
20 40 (13.99%) ASP.NET MVC
20 40 (13.99%) CSS
21 38 (13.29%) PaaS
22 37 (12.94%) Scrum
23 35 (12.24%) Octopus Deploy
24 33 (11.54%) Docker
25 32 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
26 31 (10.84%) Microservices
26 31 (10.84%) SharePoint

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 31 (10.84%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.55%) NServiceBus
3 11 (3.85%) IIS
4 8 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (2.80%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.40%) Confluence
5 4 (1.40%) Mule
5 4 (1.40%) WildFly
6 3 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.70%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.70%) CMS
7 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 55 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.70%) Endur
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 156 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (13.29%) PaaS
3 32 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.29%) IaaS
5 16 (5.59%) Office 365
6 15 (5.24%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (4.20%) npm
8 10 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (3.15%) Serverless
10 8 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (1.75%) Yarn
12 4 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.40%) GitHub
12 4 (1.40%) SaaS
13 3 (1.05%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.70%) Azure Machine Learning
15 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.15%) DNS
2 8 (2.80%) Firewall
3 7 (2.45%) SSL
4 5 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.05%) DSL
5 3 (1.05%) Intranet
5 3 (1.05%) LAN
5 3 (1.05%) Skype
5 3 (1.05%) VPN
5 3 (1.05%) WAN
6 2 (0.70%) Extranet
6 2 (0.70%) Wireless
7 1 (0.35%) SAN
7 1 (0.35%) SMS
7 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (23.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.34%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.75%) Power BI
4 5 (1.75%) Redis
4 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.40%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.40%) Qlik Sense
5 4 (1.40%) QlikView
5 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.05%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (0.70%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.70%) Big Data
7 2 (0.70%) HDInsight
7 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 104 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 82 (28.67%) Git (software)
3 77 (26.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (12.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (7.69%) Selenium
6 21 (7.34%) JIRA
6 21 (7.34%) SpecFlow
7 19 (6.64%) Jenkins
8 15 (5.24%) TeamCity
9 13 (4.55%) NUnit
10 11 (3.85%) gulp
10 11 (3.85%) Subversion
11 10 (3.50%) Cucumber
11 10 (3.50%) Maven
12 9 (3.15%) Bower
13 7 (2.45%) Ant
14 6 (2.10%) MSTest
15 5 (1.75%) MSBuild
15 5 (1.75%) NuGet
15 5 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 47 (16.43%) Finance
2 12 (4.20%) Retail
3 6 (2.10%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.75%) Back Office
5 3 (1.05%) Advertising
5 3 (1.05%) Interactive Media
5 3 (1.05%) Legal
5 3 (1.05%) Publishing
5 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.70%) Banking
6 2 (0.70%) Law
6 2 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.35%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 103 (36.01%) Developer
2 48 (16.78%) .NET Developer
3 44 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 42 (14.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 39 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
6 34 (11.89%) Azure Engineer
7 28 (9.79%) ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 25 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 24 (8.39%) Azure DevOps
11 23 (8.04%) Analyst
11 23 (8.04%) Consultant
12 20 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (6.64%) Architect
13 19 (6.64%) SharePoint Developer
14 18 (6.29%) Test Analyst
15 16 (5.59%) Microsoft Engineer
16 13 (4.55%) Azure Developer
16 13 (4.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 11 (3.85%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (41.26%) .NET
2 55 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 45 (15.73%) .NET Framework
4 40 (13.99%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (13.99%) CSS
5 30 (10.49%) HTML
6 28 (9.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 28 (9.79%) WCF
7 27 (9.44%) KnockoutJS
8 26 (9.09%) Entity Framework
9 25 (8.74%) jQuery
10 23 (8.04%) Node.js
11 22 (7.69%) React
12 20 (6.99%) ASP.NET Core
13 19 (6.64%) AngularJS
14 18 (6.29%) ServiceStack
15 15 (5.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (4.90%) HTML5
17 12 (4.20%) JSON
17 12 (4.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.29%) Fintech
2 15 (5.24%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.85%) User Experience
4 6 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.40%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.05%) NHS
7 3 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.05%) Wiki
8 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.70%) W3C
9 1 (0.35%) Blog
9 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.35%) Replication
9 1 (0.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.74%) Windows
2 13 (4.55%) Linux
3 11 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.70%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) MVS
6 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (44.76%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (26.22%) DevOps
3 64 (22.38%) MVC
4 56 (19.58%) CRM
5 49 (17.13%) Test Automation
6 47 (16.43%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (12.94%) Scrum
8 31 (10.84%) Microservices
9 27 (9.44%) TDD
10 20 (6.99%) BDD
10 20 (6.99%) Configuration Management
10 20 (6.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (6.64%) SDLC
12 18 (6.29%) Continuous Deployment
12 18 (6.29%) Release Management
13 16 (5.59%) Kanban
14 13 (4.55%) Front End Development
14 13 (4.55%) ITIL
15 12 (4.20%) Load Testing
16 11 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 102 (35.66%) C#
2 88 (30.77%) PowerShell
3 53 (18.53%) SQL
4 44 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 27 (9.44%) Python
6 23 (8.04%) TypeScript
7 21 (7.34%) Java
8 18 (6.29%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.20%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.45%) F#
10 7 (2.45%) Ruby
11 6 (2.10%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.75%) CoffeeScript
12 5 (1.75%) Scala
13 4 (1.40%) C++
14 3 (1.05%) ECMAScript
15 2 (0.70%) ES6
15 2 (0.70%) Perl
15 2 (0.70%) PHP
15 2 (0.70%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 25 (8.74%) Degree
2 19 (6.64%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.80%) ISEB
4 8 (2.80%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.70%) MCSD
7 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.64%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (11.54%) Docker
2 10 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.90%) Puppet
2 9 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.80%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.10%) Ansible
5 5 (1.75%) Nagios
6 3 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.70%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.70%) Terraform
8 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.35%) SCCM
8 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 115 (40.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.85%) Oracle
3 10 (3.50%) Splunk
4 4 (1.40%) AppDynamics
4 4 (1.40%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.40%) Black Duck
5 3 (1.05%) Google
5 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.05%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.05%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.70%) Citrix
6 2 (0.70%) OpenLink
6 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.35%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.35%) HP
7 1 (0.35%) Qualys
7 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.35%) SAP
7 1 (0.35%) Tripwire