Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 637 759 879
Rank change year-on-year +122 +120 -60
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 249 126 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.12% 0.018%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.35% 0.73% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 74 11
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +15.13% -21.65%
10th Percentile £321 £325 £310
90th Percentile £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +11.25% -11.11% +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 18453 17339 15954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.42% 16.45% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12795 11734 10551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 252 315
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +4.14% +4.15%
10th Percentile £30.40 £24.00 £24.34
90th Percentile £63.13 £53.75 £49.68
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +138 241 £450 - 22
UK excluding London +121 153 £445 +11.25% 14
London +45 93 £450 - 8
South East +74 71 £500 +6.67% 8
Midlands +26 40 £425 +17.24% 1
West Midlands +19 30 £425 +17.24% 1
South West +5 17 £450 +2.86%
North of England +75 12 £400 - 4
East Midlands - 10 £423 -
Yorkshire - 7 £380 - 3
East of England -26 6 £400 -19.80% 1
North West +28 5 £463 -
Wales +13 4 £550 +46.67%
Scotland +9 4 £375 -6.25%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 129 (51.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (42.57%) Microsoft
4 96 (38.55%) Visual Studio
5 94 (37.75%) .NET
6 82 (32.93%) Git (software)
7 78 (31.33%) C#
8 70 (28.11%) PowerShell
8 70 (28.11%) DevOps
9 67 (26.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 59 (23.69%) SQL Server
11 52 (20.88%) CRM
12 51 (20.48%) Dynamics CRM
13 47 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (18.07%) MVC
14 45 (18.07%) Test Automation
15 43 (17.27%) ASP.NET
16 42 (16.87%) JavaScript
17 39 (15.66%) CSS
17 39 (15.66%) .NET Framework
18 38 (15.26%) SQL
18 38 (15.26%) Finance
19 34 (13.65%) Scrum
20 33 (13.25%) HTML
20 33 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
21 32 (12.85%) PaaS
21 32 (12.85%) Octopus Deploy
22 29 (11.65%) WCF
22 29 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC
23 28 (11.24%) Windows

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 26 (10.44%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.42%) IIS
3 9 (3.61%) NServiceBus
3 9 (3.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (2.81%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.61%) Confluence
7 3 (1.20%) Mule
7 3 (1.20%) WildFly
8 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.80%) CMS
8 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.40%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 51 (20.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.81%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.80%) Endur
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 129 (51.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (12.85%) PaaS
4 20 (8.03%) IaaS
5 18 (7.23%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (5.22%) Office 365
7 12 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (3.61%) npm
9 8 (3.21%) Serverless
10 7 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (2.41%) SaaS
12 5 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (2.01%) Yarn
13 4 (1.61%) GitHub
14 2 (0.80%) Azure Machine Learning
15 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
15 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.81%) SSL
2 6 (2.41%) DNS
3 5 (2.01%) Firewall
3 5 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.61%) LAN
4 4 (1.61%) VPN
4 4 (1.61%) WAN
5 3 (1.20%) DSL
5 3 (1.20%) Intranet
5 3 (1.20%) Skype
6 2 (0.80%) Wireless
7 1 (0.40%) Extranet
7 1 (0.40%) SAN
7 1 (0.40%) SMS
7 1 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (23.69%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.21%) Power BI
5 5 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.61%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.61%) Qlik Sense
6 4 (1.61%) QlikView
7 3 (1.20%) Big Data
7 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.80%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.80%) HDInsight
8 2 (0.80%) Redis
8 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 96 (38.55%) Visual Studio
2 82 (32.93%) Git (software)
3 67 (26.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (12.85%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (7.63%) Jenkins
5 19 (7.63%) TeamCity
6 14 (5.62%) SpecFlow
7 13 (5.22%) Selenium
7 13 (5.22%) Subversion
8 12 (4.82%) JIRA
8 12 (4.82%) NUnit
9 11 (4.42%) gulp
10 10 (4.02%) Maven
11 9 (3.61%) Bower
12 8 (3.21%) Cucumber
13 7 (2.81%) Ant
14 5 (2.01%) Chocolatey
14 5 (2.01%) MSBuild
14 5 (2.01%) MSTest
14 5 (2.01%) NuGet
General
1 38 (15.26%) Finance
2 6 (2.41%) Retail
3 4 (1.61%) Advertising
3 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.20%) Interactive Media
4 3 (1.20%) Legal
5 2 (0.80%) Banking
5 2 (0.80%) Law
5 2 (0.80%) Publishing
6 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (35.34%) Developer
2 38 (15.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (12.45%) .NET Developer
4 26 (10.44%) Azure Engineer
4 26 (10.44%) C# Developer
4 26 (10.44%) Consultant
5 22 (8.84%) Architect
6 21 (8.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 20 (8.03%) ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (7.63%) Azure DevOps
9 18 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 18 (7.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 16 (6.43%) Analyst
10 16 (6.43%) SharePoint Developer
10 16 (6.43%) Test Analyst
11 14 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (4.42%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.42%) CRM Architect
12 11 (4.42%) Senior Developer
13 10 (4.02%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (37.75%) .NET
2 43 (17.27%) ASP.NET
3 39 (15.66%) .NET Framework
3 39 (15.66%) CSS
4 33 (13.25%) HTML
5 29 (11.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (11.65%) WCF
6 23 (9.24%) AngularJS
7 22 (8.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 22 (8.84%) KnockoutJS
8 21 (8.43%) Entity Framework
8 21 (8.43%) jQuery
9 18 (7.23%) Node.js
10 17 (6.83%) HTML5
11 16 (6.43%) ASP.NET Core
12 15 (6.02%) React
12 15 (6.02%) ServiceStack
13 14 (5.62%) CSS3
14 11 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (3.21%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.02%) Fintech
2 14 (5.62%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.82%) User Experience
4 7 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.01%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.01%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.20%) NHS
8 2 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.80%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.40%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.24%) Windows
2 13 (5.22%) Linux
3 10 (4.02%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.80%) CentOS
6 1 (0.40%) MVS
6 1 (0.40%) VMS
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (44.98%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (28.11%) DevOps
3 52 (20.88%) CRM
4 47 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (18.07%) MVC
5 45 (18.07%) Test Automation
6 34 (13.65%) Scrum
7 21 (8.43%) Configuration Management
8 20 (8.03%) Microservices
9 19 (7.63%) Continuous Deployment
10 17 (6.83%) SDLC
10 17 (6.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (6.02%) TDD
12 14 (5.62%) BDD
12 14 (5.62%) Kanban
13 13 (5.22%) ITIL
13 13 (5.22%) Release Management
14 12 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (4.42%) Unit Testing
16 10 (4.02%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (31.33%) C#
2 70 (28.11%) PowerShell
3 42 (16.87%) JavaScript
4 38 (15.26%) SQL
5 25 (10.04%) Python
6 19 (7.63%) TypeScript
7 18 (7.23%) Java
8 15 (6.02%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.81%) F#
9 7 (2.81%) Ruby
10 6 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.01%) C++
11 5 (2.01%) CoffeeScript
12 4 (1.61%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.20%) Scala
14 2 (0.80%) Perl
14 2 (0.80%) PHP
14 2 (0.80%) XMLA
15 1 (0.40%) C
15 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (8.84%) Degree
2 18 (7.23%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.83%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.21%) ISEB
5 7 (2.81%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.40%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.02%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (9.64%) Docker
2 12 (4.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) KVM
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (6.43%) Puppet
2 12 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.81%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.01%) Ansible
5 2 (0.80%) Nagios
5 2 (0.80%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.80%) Terraform
6 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.40%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 106 (42.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.22%) Oracle
3 7 (2.81%) Atlassian
3 7 (2.81%) Splunk
4 4 (1.61%) AppDynamics
4 4 (1.61%) Black Duck
5 3 (1.20%) Citrix
5 3 (1.20%) Google
5 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.20%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (0.80%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.40%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.40%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.40%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.40%) Rapid7
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.40%) Tripwire
7 1 (0.40%) Xamarin