Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 685 839
Rank change year-on-year +333 +154 +26
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 746 174 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.18% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.59% 1.04% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 105 30
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +26.39%
10th Percentile £321 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £375
% change year-on-year +0.59% +12.67% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £72.09 - -
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 20,754 16,776 16,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.10% 17.63% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,279 11,441 11,416
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 329 293
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.50 £28.75 £26.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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 +317 705 £450 +5.88% 144
London +228 375 £450 +2.33% 46
UK excluding London +191 360 £425 +0.59% 107
South East +92 146 £495 +16.47% 29
Midlands +49 91 £450 +6.51% 25
West Midlands +42 86 £450 +5.88% 19
South West +22 40 £400 -15.79% 12
North of England +15 33 £438 +0.57% 24
Wales - 26 £400 - 6
East of England +8 19 £375 +15.38% 8
North West -8 19 £450 -7.69% 11
Yorkshire -11 14 £400 -2.44% 11
East Midlands +3 5 £425 +0.59% 6
Northern Ireland - 3 £350 -
Scotland -33 2 £419 +11.67% 3

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 454 (60.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 417 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
3 328 (43.97%) C#
4 319 (42.76%) .NET
5 271 (36.33%) Microsoft
6 263 (35.25%) DevOps
7 254 (34.05%) SQL
8 252 (33.78%) Visual Studio
9 229 (30.70%) SQL Server
10 221 (29.62%) Git (software)
11 184 (24.66%) Finance
12 178 (23.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 166 (22.25%) PowerShell
13 166 (22.25%) Scrum
13 166 (22.25%) JavaScript
14 165 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
15 137 (18.36%) MVC
16 134 (17.96%) Test Automation
17 126 (16.89%) JSON
18 122 (16.35%) TDD
18 122 (16.35%) ASP.NET
19 102 (13.67%) HTML
19 102 (13.67%) .NET Framework
20 100 (13.40%) JIRA
21 99 (13.27%) Windows
21 99 (13.27%) PaaS
22 95 (12.73%) CSS
23 94 (12.60%) AngularJS
24 93 (12.47%) Analytics
25 92 (12.33%) Docker

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 48 (6.43%) Apache Spark
2 41 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.95%) CMS
3 22 (2.95%) Confluence
3 22 (2.95%) IIS
4 17 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (2.14%) Apache
6 15 (2.01%) Mule
7 9 (1.21%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.94%) Umbraco
9 6 (0.80%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.67%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.67%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.54%) WildFly
12 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.40%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) InVision
Business Applications
1 28 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.88%) Eagle PACE
2 14 (1.88%) Front Arena
2 14 (1.88%) thinkFolio
3 12 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
4 7 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.80%) Bloomberg AIM
5 6 (0.80%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.40%) Summit
8 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 454 (60.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (13.27%) PaaS
3 82 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (7.77%) IaaS
5 45 (6.03%) Serverless
6 42 (5.63%) SaaS
7 31 (4.16%) GitHub
8 30 (4.02%) Dynamics 365
9 17 (2.28%) Azure Data Factory
10 15 (2.01%) Office 365
11 13 (1.74%) Data Lake Analytics
12 11 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (1.47%) Azure Machine Learning
13 7 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.80%) G Suite
14 6 (0.80%) NuGet
15 5 (0.67%) BrowserStack
15 5 (0.67%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.28%) DNS
2 13 (1.74%) VPN
3 7 (0.94%) Firewall
4 6 (0.80%) Intranet
4 6 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.67%) DHCP
5 5 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.54%) HTTP
7 3 (0.40%) FTP
7 3 (0.40%) Network Security
8 1 (0.13%) Internet
8 1 (0.13%) LAN
8 1 (0.13%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.13%) Skype
8 1 (0.13%) SMS
8 1 (0.13%) VLAN
8 1 (0.13%) VoIP
8 1 (0.13%) WAN
8 1 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (30.70%) SQL Server
2 63 (8.45%) Big Data
3 62 (8.31%) Relational Database
4 59 (7.91%) Cosmos DB
5 52 (6.97%) NoSQL
6 44 (5.90%) RDBMS
7 43 (5.76%) Hadoop
8 37 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (4.29%) Power BI
10 30 (4.02%) MySQL
10 30 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (3.62%) Azure SQL Database
12 26 (3.49%) Data Lake
13 23 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
14 19 (2.55%) MongoDB
14 19 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
17 13 (1.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 11 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 252 (33.78%) Visual Studio
2 221 (29.62%) Git (software)
3 178 (23.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 100 (13.40%) JIRA
5 92 (12.33%) Selenium
6 86 (11.53%) Jenkins
7 66 (8.85%) TeamCity
8 64 (8.58%) SpecFlow
9 53 (7.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 41 (5.50%) Subversion
11 36 (4.83%) NUnit
12 28 (3.75%) Mercurial
12 28 (3.75%) Sublime Text
13 16 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (2.14%) WebDriver
14 15 (2.01%) MSBuild
15 10 (1.34%) Mocha
15 10 (1.34%) MSTest
15 10 (1.34%) TestRail
16 9 (1.21%) Artifactory
General
1 184 (24.66%) Finance
2 33 (4.42%) Retail
3 15 (2.01%) Front Office
4 13 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 12 (1.61%) Marketing
6 9 (1.21%) Banking
7 8 (1.07%) Advertising
8 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.94%) Publishing
9 6 (0.80%) Back Office
9 6 (0.80%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.40%) Billing
10 3 (0.40%) Games
10 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 296 (39.68%) Developer
2 135 (18.10%) .NET Developer
3 89 (11.93%) Azure Engineer
4 87 (11.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 78 (10.46%) C# Developer
6 75 (10.05%) Azure DevOps
7 65 (8.71%) Analyst
8 55 (7.37%) Azure Developer
8 55 (7.37%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 54 (7.24%) C# .NET Developer
10 45 (6.03%) Consultant
11 37 (4.96%) Architect
12 36 (4.83%) Senior Developer
13 35 (4.69%) Data Engineer
14 34 (4.56%) Applications Developer
15 28 (3.75%) JavaScript Developer
15 28 (3.75%) Test Analyst
16 27 (3.62%) Big Data Engineer
16 27 (3.62%) Mobile Applications Developer
17 26 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (42.76%) .NET
2 126 (16.89%) JSON
3 122 (16.35%) ASP.NET
4 102 (13.67%) .NET Framework
4 102 (13.67%) HTML
5 95 (12.73%) CSS
6 94 (12.60%) AngularJS
7 87 (11.66%) ASP.NET Web API
8 86 (11.53%) REST
9 77 (10.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (7.64%) React
11 55 (7.37%) jQuery
12 49 (6.57%) HTML5
13 47 (6.30%) React Native
14 46 (6.17%) Entity Framework
14 46 (6.17%) WCF
15 38 (5.09%) Web Services
16 37 (4.96%) CSS3
16 37 (4.96%) Node.js
17 30 (4.02%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.77%) Mobile App
2 55 (7.37%) User Experience
3 42 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.16%) Algorithms
5 23 (3.08%) HoloLens
6 20 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (2.01%) Derivative
10 14 (1.88%) Equities
10 14 (1.88%) Exotic Derivative
10 14 (1.88%) Fintech
10 14 (1.88%) Fixed Income
10 14 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (1.74%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.21%) Clustering
14 6 (0.80%) Data Centre
14 6 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 99 (13.27%) Windows
2 54 (7.24%) Apple iOS
3 44 (5.90%) Android
4 43 (5.76%) Windows Server
5 41 (5.50%) Linux
6 10 (1.34%) Unix
7 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.54%) VMS
9 3 (0.40%) SUSE
9 3 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (35.25%) DevOps
3 166 (22.25%) Scrum
4 165 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
5 137 (18.36%) MVC
6 134 (17.96%) Test Automation
7 122 (16.35%) TDD
8 93 (12.47%) Analytics
9 85 (11.39%) Microservices
10 63 (8.45%) BDD
11 61 (8.18%) Release Management
12 55 (7.37%) Kanban
13 50 (6.70%) Migration
14 47 (6.30%) ETL
15 46 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
15 46 (6.17%) Unit Testing
16 44 (5.90%) Web Development
17 43 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
17 43 (5.76%) SDLC
18 42 (5.63%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 328 (43.97%) C#
2 254 (34.05%) SQL
3 166 (22.25%) JavaScript
3 166 (22.25%) PowerShell
4 66 (8.85%) Python
5 37 (4.96%) Scala
6 34 (4.56%) Java
7 28 (3.75%) JSX
7 28 (3.75%) T-SQL
8 27 (3.62%) TypeScript
9 19 (2.55%) Go
9 19 (2.55%) PL/SQL
10 15 (2.01%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.74%) U-SQL
12 10 (1.34%) C++
12 10 (1.34%) Ruby
13 9 (1.21%) C
13 9 (1.21%) R
14 5 (0.67%) ES6
Qualifications
1 35 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 21 (2.82%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.55%) Degree
5 9 (1.21%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.07%) ISEB
7 7 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.80%) MCP
9 5 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.67%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.67%) MCSE
10 4 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.54%) OCP
11 3 (0.40%) APMP
11 3 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.27%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (7.51%) QA
2 18 (2.41%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.07%) GDPR
4 7 (0.94%) SLA
5 5 (0.67%) GCP
6 4 (0.54%) COBIT
6 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.54%) PMO
7 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.27%) HAZOP
9 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 92 (12.33%) Docker
2 42 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.54%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.54%) HDFS
6 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (6.70%) Kubernetes
2 25 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (3.35%) Puppet
3 23 (3.08%) Ansible
4 17 (2.28%) Terraform
5 12 (1.61%) SCOM
6 7 (0.94%) SCVMM
6 7 (0.94%) WSUS
7 6 (0.80%) HP ALM
7 6 (0.80%) SCCM
8 5 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.13%) Mesos
10 1 (0.13%) Salt
10 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 271 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.70%) Oracle
3 35 (4.69%) SAP
4 25 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
5 18 (2.41%) Databricks
6 16 (2.14%) Atlassian
7 15 (2.01%) Alteryx
8 14 (1.88%) Calypso
8 14 (1.88%) Charles River
8 14 (1.88%) FXall
8 14 (1.88%) SimCorp
9 12 (1.61%) Micro Focus
10 10 (1.34%) Google
11 9 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.94%) Tableau
12 7 (0.94%) VMware
13 6 (0.80%) Bloomberg
13 6 (0.80%) HP
13 6 (0.80%) MuleSoft
13 6 (0.80%) RedGate