Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 377 234 418
Rank change year-on-year -143 +184 +290
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 260 1,102 563
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 1.20% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.00% 5.88% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 828 412
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £641 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £495 £431
% change year-on-year -6.82% +14.78% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £18.50 £36.63 £72.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.49% -49.19% -
10th Percentile £18.25 £35.00 £66.93
90th Percentile £18.75 £41.23 £76.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £38.25 -
% change year-on-year -51.63% - -

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 8,661 18,750 19,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.98% 20.46% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,619 12,494 13,501
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £330 £331 £315
90th Percentile £657 £638 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 289 217
Median hourly rate £40.75 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.23% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £19.60 £23.85 £28.30
90th Percentile £57.13 £54.00 £67.25
Median hourly rate £39.25 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -10.80% +3.53% -

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System.

Daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio Team System.

Hourly rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 13 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 24 May 2020. 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 -132 255 £500 - 23
London -51 150 £518 -1.43% 3
UK excluding London -144 109 £461 -6.82% 22
Midlands +22 41 £460 -0.54% 3
South East -70 40 £456 -8.75% 5
West Midlands +29 37 £460 -1.87% 1
South West -18 17 £500 +21.21% 9
North of England +22 7 £400 -9.35% 3
Yorkshire +59 4 £425 +21.43% 2
East Midlands +32 4 - - 2
Scotland +19 4 £550 +22.22%
Work from Home +9 4 £550 +25.92% 3
North West +21 3 £375 -16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 191 (73.46%) Azure
2 183 (70.38%) DevOps
3 177 (68.08%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (42.31%) C#
5 98 (37.69%) Microsoft
6 86 (33.08%) Git (software)
7 82 (31.54%) Test Automation
8 74 (28.46%) .NET
9 73 (28.08%) PowerShell
10 72 (27.69%) SQL
11 70 (26.92%) Jenkins
12 69 (26.54%) Finance
13 67 (25.77%) SQL Server
13 67 (25.77%) TDD
14 64 (24.62%) JavaScript
15 62 (23.85%) Scrum
16 56 (21.54%) Team Foundation Server
17 55 (21.15%) Web Services
18 51 (19.62%) Python
19 50 (19.23%) Java
20 49 (18.85%) User Stories
21 46 (17.69%) Data Lake
21 46 (17.69%) Migration
21 46 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
22 43 (16.54%) Microservices
23 42 (16.15%) Terraform
24 41 (15.77%) Kubernetes
24 41 (15.77%) Kanban
24 41 (15.77%) JIRA
24 41 (15.77%) CSS

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 28 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.38%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.15%) CMS
4 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.77%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.92%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 191 (73.46%) Azure
2 34 (13.08%) PaaS
3 32 (12.31%) Power Platform
4 25 (9.62%) Serverless
5 22 (8.46%) Azure Functions
6 21 (8.08%) Azure Data Factory
7 19 (7.31%) GitHub
7 19 (7.31%) Logic Apps
8 16 (6.15%) IaaS
9 13 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (4.23%) Office 365
11 7 (2.69%) SaaS
12 6 (2.31%) GCP
12 6 (2.31%) npm
13 5 (1.92%) AWS
13 5 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (1.92%) Azure Stack
14 4 (1.54%) Power Automate
15 3 (1.15%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (1.15%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.92%) Firewall
2 4 (1.54%) Network Security
3 3 (1.15%) DNS
4 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.77%) SQL Server
2 46 (17.69%) Data Lake
3 33 (12.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (11.15%) Power BI
5 26 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (6.92%) Big Data
6 18 (6.92%) HDInsight
7 16 (6.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (5.77%) NoSQL
8 15 (5.77%) RDBMS
8 15 (5.77%) Relational Database
9 14 (5.38%) Hadoop
9 14 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (4.62%) Cosmos DB
11 11 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (3.46%) Redis
13 8 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (2.69%) MongoDB
14 7 (2.69%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 86 (33.08%) Git (software)
2 70 (26.92%) Jenkins
3 56 (21.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (15.77%) JIRA
5 39 (15.00%) Visual Studio
6 33 (12.69%) Selenium
7 23 (8.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 22 (8.46%) SpecFlow
9 20 (7.69%) Maven
10 18 (6.92%) Gradle
11 13 (5.00%) NUnit
11 13 (5.00%) SoapUI
12 10 (3.85%) Cucumber
13 8 (3.08%) TeamCity
14 7 (2.69%) Postman
15 6 (2.31%) gulp
15 6 (2.31%) Mocha
15 6 (2.31%) MSTest
15 6 (2.31%) WebDriver
15 6 (2.31%) webpack
General
1 69 (26.54%) Finance
2 11 (4.23%) Back Office
3 8 (3.08%) Front Office
4 7 (2.69%) Banking
5 6 (2.31%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.31%) Retail
6 3 (1.15%) Legal
7 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (29.62%) Developer
2 61 (23.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 60 (23.08%) Azure Engineer
4 41 (15.77%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 36 (13.85%) .NET Developer
6 34 (13.08%) Azure DevOps
7 31 (11.92%) Data Engineer
8 22 (8.46%) Azure Developer
9 20 (7.69%) Software Engineer
10 18 (6.92%) Consultant
11 17 (6.54%) SAP Engineer
12 13 (5.00%) Tester
13 12 (4.62%) Analyst
14 11 (4.23%) Architect
14 11 (4.23%) Senior Developer
15 10 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
15 10 (3.85%) SAP Developer
16 9 (3.46%) Cloud Engineer
16 9 (3.46%) Senior .NET Developer
17 8 (3.08%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (28.46%) .NET
2 55 (21.15%) Web Services
3 41 (15.77%) CSS
4 40 (15.38%) HTML
5 33 (12.69%) ASP.NET
6 29 (11.15%) RESTful
7 26 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 22 (8.46%) .NET Framework
9 20 (7.69%) JSON
10 19 (7.31%) .NET Core
11 18 (6.92%) ASP.NET Web API
12 17 (6.54%) Spring
12 17 (6.54%) Spring Batch
12 17 (6.54%) XML
13 16 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (5.38%) ASP.NET Core
14 14 (5.38%) jQuery
15 12 (4.62%) Entity Framework
15 12 (4.62%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (3.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (2.69%) User Experience
4 6 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.54%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.77%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.38%) CESG
8 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.38%) New Media
8 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.46%) Windows
2 19 (7.31%) Linux
3 3 (1.15%) Mac OS
3 3 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (70.38%) DevOps
2 177 (68.08%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (31.54%) Test Automation
4 67 (25.77%) TDD
5 62 (23.85%) Scrum
6 49 (18.85%) User Stories
7 46 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (17.69%) Migration
8 43 (16.54%) Microservices
9 41 (15.77%) Kanban
10 35 (13.46%) BDD
11 34 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
12 33 (12.69%) Analytics
13 31 (11.92%) Software Engineering
14 29 (11.15%) Project Delivery
15 27 (10.38%) Collaborative Working
16 26 (10.00%) ETL
16 26 (10.00%) SOLID
17 24 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
18 22 (8.46%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 110 (42.31%) C#
2 73 (28.08%) PowerShell
3 72 (27.69%) SQL
4 64 (24.62%) JavaScript
5 51 (19.62%) Python
6 50 (19.23%) Java
7 24 (9.23%) Scala
8 23 (8.85%) T-SQL
9 13 (5.00%) TypeScript
10 8 (3.08%) Ruby
11 7 (2.69%) C
11 7 (2.69%) R
12 6 (2.31%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.54%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.54%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.77%) ES6
14 2 (0.77%) ES7
14 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.77%) X++
15 1 (0.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (1.92%) Degree
3 4 (1.54%) ISEB
4 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.38%) MBA
5 1 (0.38%) MCAD
5 1 (0.38%) MCITP
5 1 (0.38%) MCP
5 1 (0.38%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.54%) QA
2 4 (1.54%) GDPR
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (15.00%) Docker
2 17 (6.54%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (16.15%) Terraform
2 41 (15.77%) Kubernetes
3 27 (10.38%) Ansible
4 5 (1.92%) Puppet
5 3 (1.15%) MIIS
5 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 98 (37.69%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.31%) SAP
3 29 (11.15%) Databricks
4 22 (8.46%) hybris
5 15 (5.77%) Adobe
6 11 (4.23%) Oracle
6 11 (4.23%) Tableau
7 10 (3.85%) Cloudera
7 10 (3.85%) Gigya
7 10 (3.85%) Hortonworks
7 10 (3.85%) MapR
8 4 (1.54%) Alteryx
9 3 (1.15%) Google
9 3 (1.15%) Infragistics
9 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.15%) Teradata
10 2 (0.77%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.77%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.77%) Splunk