Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 260 338 693
Rank change year-on-year +78 +355 +162
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 952 788 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 0.77% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.62% 3.76% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 534 119
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £363 £321 £305
90th Percentile £675 £588 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
UK median hourly rate £36.63 £69.17 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.05% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.63 £38.00 -
% change year-on-year -3.62% - -

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 16,938 20,943 17,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.79% 20.49% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,028 14,347 11,941
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.42% +5.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £327 £320 £310
90th Percentile £638 £613 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 224 304
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +0.59%
10th Percentile £24.61 £26.50 £28.83
90th Percentile £55.43 £52.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.13 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.08% -0.88% +1.19%

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 August 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 19 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 16 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 August 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 +78 892 £500 +11.11% 143
UK excluding London +74 554 £475 +11.76% 107
London +42 381 £525 +16.67% 41
South East +76 257 £495 +4.21% 34
Midlands +36 91 £463 +2.78% 21
West Midlands +32 84 £463 +2.78% 15
South West +3 73 £419 +4.69% 17
North of England +41 60 £426 -4.00% 23
Wales +19 33 £500 +25.00% 2
East of England +26 28 £425 +13.33% 7
North West +9 24 £450 - 8
North East +35 18 £425 +8.97% 4
Yorkshire +20 18 £478 +12.35% 11
Scotland +56 15 £538 +26.47% 3
East Midlands +28 6 £450 +5.88% 6
Northern Ireland +2 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 696 (73.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 597 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
3 587 (61.66%) DevOps
4 403 (42.33%) Microsoft
5 389 (40.86%) C#
6 323 (33.93%) Git (software)
7 318 (33.40%) .NET
8 275 (28.89%) SQL
8 275 (28.89%) Scrum
9 258 (27.10%) PowerShell
10 237 (24.89%) Test Automation
11 196 (20.59%) JavaScript
12 193 (20.27%) JIRA
13 180 (18.91%) SQL Server
14 172 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
15 163 (17.12%) Jenkins
16 161 (16.91%) PaaS
16 161 (16.91%) Visual Studio
17 156 (16.39%) HTML
18 152 (15.97%) CSS
19 150 (15.76%) Finance
19 150 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
20 144 (15.13%) Team Foundation Server
21 143 (15.02%) Docker
22 141 (14.81%) Kubernetes
23 135 (14.18%) IaaS
24 131 (13.76%) TDD
25 126 (13.24%) JSON
26 124 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
27 120 (12.61%) Business Intelligence

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 76 (7.98%) SharePoint
2 44 (4.62%) Confluence
3 22 (2.31%) CMS
4 21 (2.21%) Apache Spark
5 19 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.16%) Mule
6 11 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 9 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (0.95%) Apache
7 9 (0.95%) IIS
8 3 (0.32%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.32%) Drupal
8 3 (0.32%) Jadu
8 3 (0.32%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.32%) WordPress
9 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.21%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
Applications
1 34 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.84%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.42%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.32%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.11%) Figma
10 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 50 (5.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (1.68%) Sonata
4 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.42%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.21%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.11%) Endur
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 696 (73.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 161 (16.91%) PaaS
3 150 (15.76%) Amazon AWS
4 135 (14.18%) IaaS
5 96 (10.08%) Power Platform
6 75 (7.88%) Serverless
7 68 (7.14%) SaaS
8 55 (5.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 53 (5.57%) Azure Functions
9 53 (5.57%) Dynamics 365
10 50 (5.25%) Azure Data Factory
10 50 (5.25%) GitHub
11 40 (4.20%) Office 365
12 32 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
12 32 (3.36%) OpenShift
13 17 (1.79%) Data Lake Analytics
14 15 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
16 12 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
17 11 (1.16%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.42%) DNS
2 13 (1.37%) Internet
3 9 (0.95%) Intranet
3 9 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.84%) VPN
5 7 (0.74%) Firewall
6 6 (0.63%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.42%) NAS
7 4 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (0.42%) SAN
8 3 (0.32%) HTTP
8 3 (0.32%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.21%) IPsec
9 2 (0.21%) Network Security
9 2 (0.21%) SSL
10 1 (0.11%) DHCP
10 1 (0.11%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.11%) Skype
10 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (18.91%) SQL Server
2 96 (10.08%) Power BI
3 81 (8.51%) Azure SQL Database
4 72 (7.56%) Data Lake
5 55 (5.78%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (5.25%) Relational Database
7 48 (5.04%) Big Data
7 48 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 45 (4.73%) Cosmos DB
9 34 (3.57%) RDBMS
10 30 (3.15%) NoSQL
11 29 (3.05%) HDInsight
11 29 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 28 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
13 27 (2.84%) SQL Server 2017
14 25 (2.63%) Redis
15 24 (2.52%) MySQL
16 22 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 20 (2.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 323 (33.93%) Git (software)
2 193 (20.27%) JIRA
3 163 (17.12%) Jenkins
4 161 (16.91%) Visual Studio
5 144 (15.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 109 (11.45%) Selenium
7 76 (7.98%) TeamCity
8 70 (7.35%) SpecFlow
9 64 (6.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 39 (4.10%) Cucumber
11 35 (3.68%) JMeter
12 29 (3.05%) WebDriver
13 24 (2.52%) GitLab
14 19 (2.00%) MSTest
15 17 (1.79%) Maven
15 17 (1.79%) NUnit
16 16 (1.68%) Bitbucket
17 15 (1.58%) Subversion
18 14 (1.47%) SonarQube
19 13 (1.37%) MSBuild
General
1 150 (15.76%) Finance
2 45 (4.73%) Marketing
2 45 (4.73%) Public Sector
3 22 (2.31%) Manufacturing
4 19 (2.00%) Retail
4 19 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.47%) Electronics
6 9 (0.95%) Billing
7 8 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.84%) Legal
8 7 (0.74%) Front Office
9 6 (0.63%) Banking
10 4 (0.42%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.21%) Games
12 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.21%) Law
13 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 264 (27.73%) Developer
2 256 (26.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 197 (20.69%) Azure Engineer
4 170 (17.86%) Azure DevOps
5 147 (15.44%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 94 (9.87%) .NET Developer
7 84 (8.82%) Analyst
8 71 (7.46%) C# Developer
9 50 (5.25%) Azure Developer
10 46 (4.83%) C# .NET Developer
10 46 (4.83%) Full Stack Developer
11 38 (3.99%) Consultant
12 37 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
12 37 (3.89%) Platform Engineer
13 35 (3.68%) Tester
14 34 (3.57%) Software Engineer
15 32 (3.36%) Lead DevOps
16 29 (3.05%) Business Analyst
16 29 (3.05%) Senior DevOps
16 29 (3.05%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (33.40%) .NET
2 156 (16.39%) HTML
3 152 (15.97%) CSS
4 126 (13.24%) JSON
5 105 (11.03%) ASP.NET
6 103 (10.82%) ASP.NET Web API
7 87 (9.14%) .NET Core
8 79 (8.30%) .NET Framework
8 79 (8.30%) Web Services
9 78 (8.19%) REST
10 69 (7.25%) AngularJS
11 67 (7.04%) RESTful
11 67 (7.04%) XML
12 63 (6.62%) jQuery
13 60 (6.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 53 (5.57%) HTML5
15 49 (5.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 42 (4.41%) Node.js
17 38 (3.99%) React
18 36 (3.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 124 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 38 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (3.47%) Linux Command Line
5 30 (3.15%) Virtual Team
6 27 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (2.73%) Public Cloud
8 16 (1.68%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.26%) Wiki
11 11 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.16%) User Experience
12 9 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
13 8 (0.84%) Cloud Native
13 8 (0.84%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.74%) Life Science
15 6 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.63%) Management Information System
15 6 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 106 (11.13%) Windows
2 88 (9.24%) Linux
3 38 (3.99%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.73%) Android
5 24 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.68%) Unix
7 14 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.05%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.95%) VMS
9 9 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
2 587 (61.66%) DevOps
3 275 (28.89%) Scrum
4 237 (24.89%) Test Automation
5 172 (18.07%) Continuous Integration
6 131 (13.76%) TDD
7 120 (12.61%) Business Intelligence
8 109 (11.45%) BDD
9 105 (11.03%) Migration
9 105 (11.03%) Problem-Solving
10 103 (10.82%) Analytics
11 102 (10.71%) Kanban
12 91 (9.56%) Continuous Delivery
13 88 (9.24%) Microservices
14 85 (8.93%) MVC
15 80 (8.40%) OO
16 76 (7.98%) Infrastructure as Code
17 71 (7.46%) Software Engineering
18 68 (7.14%) User Stories
19 66 (6.93%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 389 (40.86%) C#
2 275 (28.89%) SQL
3 258 (27.10%) PowerShell
4 196 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 110 (11.55%) Python
6 96 (10.08%) Java
7 55 (5.78%) TypeScript
8 36 (3.78%) Bash Shell
9 26 (2.73%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.58%) Ruby
10 15 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.37%) C++
12 12 (1.26%) PHP
13 11 (1.16%) U-SQL
14 9 (0.95%) Go
15 7 (0.74%) VB
16 6 (0.63%) C
16 6 (0.63%) ES6
17 5 (0.53%) ES7
18 4 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (5.46%) Degree
2 44 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.21%) ISEB
5 20 (2.10%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.16%) PMP
8 9 (0.95%) CISM
9 8 (0.84%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.53%) CISSP
11 5 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.53%) SANS
12 4 (0.42%) CISA
12 4 (0.42%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.42%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.32%) MCSA
13 3 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (8.61%) QA
2 18 (1.89%) GDPR
2 18 (1.89%) NCSC
2 18 (1.89%) NIST
3 14 (1.47%) PMO
4 11 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.53%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 143 (15.02%) Docker
2 78 (8.19%) Active Directory
3 47 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.84%) LXC
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.11%) Squid
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) XenApp
7 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 141 (14.81%) Kubernetes
2 92 (9.66%) Terraform
3 71 (7.46%) Ansible
4 56 (5.88%) Puppet
5 53 (5.57%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.58%) Kibana
7 14 (1.47%) ZABBIX
8 11 (1.16%) Consul
8 11 (1.16%) Grafana
8 11 (1.16%) Graphite
8 11 (1.16%) logstash
9 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.32%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.21%) MIIS
11 2 (0.21%) SCCM
12 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 403 (42.33%) Microsoft
2 42 (4.41%) SAP
3 36 (3.78%) Oracle
4 35 (3.68%) Databricks
5 32 (3.36%) Atlassian
6 27 (2.84%) Tableau
7 20 (2.10%) IBM
8 19 (2.00%) VMware
9 18 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
10 17 (1.79%) Google
11 16 (1.68%) IBM Sterling
11 16 (1.68%) Informatica
12 15 (1.58%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.37%) Splunk
14 12 (1.26%) Adobe
15 11 (1.16%) SaltStack
16 10 (1.05%) Xamarin
17 9 (0.95%) AppDynamics
17 9 (0.95%) Cypress Semiconductor
17 9 (0.95%) Sitecore