Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 311 265 612
Rank change year-on-year -46 +347 +151
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 697 1,037 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 1.00% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.87% 4.70% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 707 209
UK median daily rate £493 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +5.00% +2.86%
10th Percentile £362 £342 £325
90th Percentile £700 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 0
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £36.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.63% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £20.08 -
% 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 14,298 22,043 19,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.19% 21.18% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,382 15,111 13,391
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 234 288
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £20.50 £26.58 £29.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +3.66%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 -31 658 £496 +5.59% 101
UK excluding London -32 404 £450 - 78
London -8 287 £563 +14.80% 28
South East -25 175 £475 -2.56% 23
North of England -13 61 £426 -2.63% 19
South West +3 60 £444 +10.94% 7
Midlands +9 48 £478 +6.11% 18
West Midlands +15 46 £500 +10.99% 12
East of England +40 27 £425 +13.33% 6
Yorkshire +42 23 £493 +44.85% 13
North West -30 23 £413 -8.33% 6
Wales +19 22 £443 +5.36% 3
North East +14 15 £425 -2.86%
Scotland +21 13 £488 -11.36% 1
East Midlands +14 2 £388 -8.82% 6

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 515 (73.89%) Azure
2 448 (64.28%) Agile Software Development
3 440 (63.13%) DevOps
4 352 (50.50%) Microsoft
5 264 (37.88%) C#
6 210 (30.13%) SQL
7 208 (29.84%) PowerShell
8 207 (29.70%) Git (software)
9 188 (26.97%) .NET
10 184 (26.40%) Scrum
11 181 (25.97%) Test Automation
12 144 (20.66%) JavaScript
12 144 (20.66%) Visual Studio
13 135 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
14 129 (18.51%) SQL Server
15 117 (16.79%) Finance
16 115 (16.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 112 (16.07%) Docker
18 111 (15.93%) JIRA
19 107 (15.35%) Analytics
20 105 (15.06%) AWS
21 101 (14.49%) CSS
21 101 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
22 98 (14.06%) Kubernetes
23 96 (13.77%) Jenkins
24 95 (13.63%) Windows
25 94 (13.49%) PaaS
26 92 (13.20%) Migration
27 90 (12.91%) Python
28 86 (12.34%) HTML

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 56 (8.03%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.16%) Confluence
3 11 (1.58%) IIS
4 10 (1.43%) CMS
5 8 (1.15%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.57%) Apache
7 4 (0.57%) Drupal
7 4 (0.57%) Jadu
7 4 (0.57%) OpenEdge
7 4 (0.57%) WordPress
8 3 (0.43%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.29%) JBoss
9 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.14%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.00%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.57%) Zeplin
6 3 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.29%) Figma
7 2 (0.29%) Sketch
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.14%) InVision
Business Applications
1 26 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.30%) Sonata
3 5 (0.72%) SAP ERP
3 5 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.43%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.29%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.29%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 515 (73.89%) Azure
2 105 (15.06%) AWS
3 94 (13.49%) PaaS
4 86 (12.34%) Power Platform
5 82 (11.76%) IaaS
6 53 (7.60%) GitHub
7 51 (7.32%) SaaS
8 47 (6.74%) Office 365
9 37 (5.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 37 (5.31%) Azure Data Factory
10 34 (4.88%) Dynamics 365
10 34 (4.88%) Serverless
11 30 (4.30%) OpenShift
12 23 (3.30%) Data Lake Analytics
13 22 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
14 19 (2.73%) Azure Functions
15 11 (1.58%) GCP
16 10 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
18 8 (1.15%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.73%) Internet
2 17 (2.44%) DNS
3 16 (2.30%) VPN
4 14 (2.01%) Firewall
4 14 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.72%) NAS
5 12 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
5 12 (1.72%) SAN
6 11 (1.58%) Intranet
7 6 (0.86%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.14%) BGP
8 1 (0.14%) Network Security
8 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (18.51%) SQL Server
2 86 (12.34%) Power BI
3 81 (11.62%) Data Lake
4 69 (9.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (6.31%) Big Data
6 43 (6.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 37 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
8 36 (5.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (4.88%) Relational Database
10 30 (4.30%) SQL Server 2014
10 30 (4.30%) SQL Server 2017
11 28 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (3.59%) RDBMS
13 24 (3.44%) HDInsight
13 24 (3.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 18 (2.58%) Oracle Database
15 16 (2.30%) NoSQL
16 15 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (2.15%) Redis
17 13 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 207 (29.70%) Git (software)
2 144 (20.66%) Visual Studio
3 115 (16.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 111 (15.93%) JIRA
5 96 (13.77%) Jenkins
6 74 (10.62%) Selenium
7 48 (6.89%) TeamCity
8 44 (6.31%) SpecFlow
9 39 (5.60%) Octopus Deploy
10 28 (4.02%) Cucumber
11 26 (3.73%) JMeter
12 23 (3.30%) WebDriver
13 17 (2.44%) MSTest
13 17 (2.44%) NUnit
14 16 (2.30%) SoapUI
15 14 (2.01%) Protractor
16 13 (1.87%) Subversion
17 12 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
18 11 (1.58%) Mocha
18 11 (1.58%) MSBuild
General
1 117 (16.79%) Finance
2 32 (4.59%) Public Sector
3 18 (2.58%) Marketing
4 10 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.72%) Banking
5 5 (0.72%) Electronics
5 5 (0.72%) Publishing
6 4 (0.57%) Back Office
6 4 (0.57%) Front Office
6 4 (0.57%) Legal
6 4 (0.57%) Retail
7 3 (0.43%) Billing
8 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.29%) Law
8 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.14%) Automotive
9 1 (0.14%) Games
9 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 185 (26.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 174 (24.96%) Developer
3 151 (21.66%) Azure Engineer
4 134 (19.23%) Azure DevOps
5 112 (16.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 63 (9.04%) Analyst
7 48 (6.89%) .NET Developer
8 42 (6.03%) Consultant
9 39 (5.60%) C# Developer
10 35 (5.02%) Cloud Engineer
11 32 (4.59%) Azure Developer
11 32 (4.59%) Software Engineer
12 31 (4.45%) Lead DevOps
13 27 (3.87%) Tester
14 26 (3.73%) React Developer
15 23 (3.30%) Automation Engineer
15 23 (3.30%) Test Engineer
16 20 (2.87%) C# .NET Developer
16 20 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
17 19 (2.73%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (26.97%) .NET
2 101 (14.49%) CSS
3 86 (12.34%) HTML
4 73 (10.47%) .NET Core
5 72 (10.33%) JSON
6 68 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 68 (9.76%) Web Services
7 60 (8.61%) ASP.NET
8 58 (8.32%) REST
9 54 (7.75%) jQuery
10 51 (7.32%) .NET Framework
11 43 (6.17%) AngularJS
11 43 (6.17%) Sass
12 41 (5.88%) RESTful
13 37 (5.31%) Redux
13 37 (5.31%) XML
14 35 (5.02%) HTML5
15 34 (4.88%) React
16 32 (4.59%) ADO
16 32 (4.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.89%) Enterprise Software
3 33 (4.73%) Mobile App
4 31 (4.45%) Linux Command Line
5 20 (2.87%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (2.01%) Replication
8 13 (1.87%) User Experience
9 11 (1.58%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.29%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.15%) Wiki
13 7 (1.00%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (0.86%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.72%) Data Centre
15 5 (0.72%) Life Science
16 3 (0.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 3 (0.43%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (13.63%) Windows
2 61 (8.75%) Linux
3 37 (5.31%) Windows Server
4 29 (4.16%) Android
5 22 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.73%) Windows 10
7 16 (2.30%) Unix
8 11 (1.58%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.57%) VMS
9 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (64.28%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (63.13%) DevOps
3 184 (26.40%) Scrum
4 181 (25.97%) Test Automation
5 135 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (15.35%) Analytics
7 101 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
8 92 (13.20%) Migration
9 85 (12.20%) Kanban
10 78 (11.19%) TDD
11 75 (10.76%) Infrastructure as Code
12 74 (10.62%) Microservices
13 68 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
14 63 (9.04%) BDD
15 52 (7.46%) Configuration Management
16 51 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
17 50 (7.17%) OO
18 48 (6.89%) Deployment Automation
19 46 (6.60%) MVC
20 45 (6.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 264 (37.88%) C#
2 210 (30.13%) SQL
3 208 (29.84%) PowerShell
4 144 (20.66%) JavaScript
5 90 (12.91%) Python
6 66 (9.47%) Java
7 45 (6.46%) TypeScript
8 34 (4.88%) Bash Shell
9 16 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 11 (1.58%) Ruby
10 11 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.29%) Scala
12 8 (1.15%) ES6
13 7 (1.00%) C++
13 7 (1.00%) PHP
13 7 (1.00%) R
14 6 (0.86%) ES7
14 6 (0.86%) Go
15 5 (0.72%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.57%) Clipper
Qualifications
1 39 (5.60%) Degree
2 30 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.30%) ISEB
5 14 (2.01%) PMI Certification
5 14 (2.01%) PMP
6 13 (1.87%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.00%) CISM
7 7 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.72%) CISSP
8 5 (0.72%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.72%) SANS
9 4 (0.57%) MCSA
9 4 (0.57%) MCSE
10 3 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.29%) CISA
11 2 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (9.90%) QA
2 12 (1.72%) GDPR
3 7 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.86%) NCSC
4 6 (0.86%) NIST
4 6 (0.86%) PMO
5 5 (0.72%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.29%) GxP
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 112 (16.07%) Docker
2 54 (7.75%) Active Directory
3 30 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.43%) LXC
6 9 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 98 (14.06%) Kubernetes
2 78 (11.19%) Terraform
3 68 (9.76%) Ansible
4 47 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (6.74%) Puppet
5 14 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.15%) Consul
6 8 (1.15%) Grafana
6 8 (1.15%) Graphite
6 8 (1.15%) Kibana
6 8 (1.15%) logstash
6 8 (1.15%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.29%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.29%) StackStorm
9 1 (0.14%) CloudForms
9 1 (0.14%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.14%) MIIS
Vendors
1 352 (50.50%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.03%) Databricks
3 33 (4.73%) Oracle
4 27 (3.87%) Tableau
5 24 (3.44%) Atlassian
6 20 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (2.87%) VMware
7 19 (2.73%) Splunk
8 17 (2.44%) SAP
9 14 (2.01%) Cisco
10 12 (1.72%) Citrix
10 12 (1.72%) Sitecore
11 8 (1.15%) SaltStack
11 8 (1.15%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.00%) IBM
12 7 (1.00%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.86%) AppDynamics
13 6 (0.86%) Black Duck
13 6 (0.86%) Google
14 5 (0.72%) IBM Sterling