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 3 months to 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 640 624
Rank change year-on-year +120 -16  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 73 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.027% 0.018%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 7 9
Median daily rate £441 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.60% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £435 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £325 £328
% change year-on-year +26.92% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7839 8329 7109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.21% 15.27% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 5720 4636
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +0.87% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 131 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.10 £45.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.39%  

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 May 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 30 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 3 months to 27 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +124 72 £442 +14.06% 21
London +52 32 £515 +21.17% 6
South East +45 15 £413 +10.00% 1
South West - 8 £525 - 3
Bristol - 8 £525 - 1
City of London - 8 £325 - 2
West Midlands +29 6 £500 +66.66% 3
Buckinghamshire - 6 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
East Midlands - 5 £486 - 1
Birmingham - 5 £500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 4
Hampshire - 4 £438 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £550 -
West Sussex - 3 £413 -
Nottingham - 3 £550 -
East Grinstead - 2 £389 -
Bradford - 2 £400 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 3
East of England - 2 £345 - 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £345 - 3
Hull - 1 £380 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £423 -
Harrow - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 £440 -
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £380 - 1
Crawley - 1 £500 -
Derby - 1 £423 -
Southampton - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 125 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 116 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (64.38%) .NET
4 88 (55.00%) JavaScript
5 85 (53.13%) Visual Studio
6 82 (51.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 79 (49.38%) CSS
8 78 (48.75%) WCF
9 77 (48.13%) .NET Framework
9 77 (48.13%) HTML
10 68 (42.50%) CRM
11 66 (41.25%) Dynamics CRM
12 46 (28.75%) Scrum
13 44 (27.50%) SQL Server
13 44 (27.50%) Team Foundation Server
14 43 (26.88%) ASP.NET
15 41 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
16 38 (23.75%) C#
17 37 (23.13%) MVC
18 29 (18.13%) SQL
19 28 (17.50%) TDD
19 28 (17.50%) Git (software)
19 28 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (17.50%) SC Cleared
19 28 (17.50%) Security Cleared
19 28 (17.50%) DevOps
20 26 (16.25%) PaaS
20 26 (16.25%) Test Automation
21 24 (15.00%) Kanban
21 24 (15.00%) Continuous Integration

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 9 (5.63%) IIS
2 7 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.13%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.50%) NServiceBus
6 3 (1.88%) CMS
6 3 (1.88%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.63%) Apache
7 1 (0.63%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.63%) phpBB
7 1 (0.63%) SAS
7 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 66 (41.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.25%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (25.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (16.25%) PaaS
3 20 (12.50%) IaaS
4 8 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (3.13%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.88%) LAN
1 3 (1.88%) VoIP
1 3 (1.88%) WAN
2 2 (1.25%) VPN
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.13%) Power BI
5 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.88%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.25%) Big Data
8 2 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.25%) Redis
8 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 85 (53.13%) Visual Studio
2 44 (27.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (17.50%) Git (software)
4 9 (5.63%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.63%) TeamCity
5 8 (5.00%) JIRA
6 7 (4.38%) Selenium
7 6 (3.75%) MSTest
8 5 (3.13%) Moq
8 5 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (3.13%) webpack
9 4 (2.50%) Maven
9 4 (2.50%) NuGet
9 4 (2.50%) SpecFlow
9 4 (2.50%) Subversion
10 3 (1.88%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.88%) Gradle
10 3 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (1.88%) VersionOne
11 2 (1.25%) Grunt
General
1 19 (11.88%) Finance
2 6 (3.75%) Retail
3 5 (3.13%) Front Office
3 5 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.50%) Banking
4 4 (2.50%) Publishing
5 3 (1.88%) Advertising
5 3 (1.88%) Legal
6 2 (1.25%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Military
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (63.75%) Developer
2 52 (32.50%) CRM Developer
3 48 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 41 (25.63%) Microsoft Developer
5 29 (18.13%) .NET Developer
6 13 (8.13%) Architect
7 12 (7.50%) Consultant
8 10 (6.25%) Analyst
9 9 (5.63%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.00%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.00%) Test Analyst
11 7 (4.38%) Azure Architect
11 7 (4.38%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.75%) Azure DevOps
12 6 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
13 5 (3.13%) Azure Consultant
13 5 (3.13%) Azure Developer
13 5 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
13 5 (3.13%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (64.38%) .NET
2 82 (51.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 79 (49.38%) CSS
4 78 (48.75%) WCF
5 77 (48.13%) .NET Framework
5 77 (48.13%) HTML
6 43 (26.88%) ASP.NET
7 28 (17.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (11.88%) Entity Framework
9 14 (8.75%) AngularJS
10 11 (6.88%) Web Services
11 9 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 9 (5.63%) HTML5
12 8 (5.00%) jQuery
12 8 (5.00%) WPF
13 6 (3.75%) Ajax
13 6 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 5 (3.13%) CSS3
14 5 (3.13%) React
14 5 (3.13%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.13%) Equities
2 5 (3.13%) Fixed Income
2 5 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (2.50%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.88%) User Experience
5 2 (1.25%) Clustering
5 2 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.25%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.63%) Fintech
6 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.63%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.75%) Windows
2 8 (5.00%) Linux
3 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (42.50%) CRM
3 46 (28.75%) Scrum
4 37 (23.13%) MVC
5 28 (17.50%) DevOps
5 28 (17.50%) TDD
6 26 (16.25%) Test Automation
7 24 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (15.00%) Kanban
8 19 (11.88%) Release Management
9 16 (10.00%) SOLID
10 13 (8.13%) Web Development
11 12 (7.50%) User Stories
12 11 (6.88%) Planning Poker
13 10 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (5.63%) Analytics
14 9 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (5.63%) Scenario Testing
15 8 (5.00%) OWASP
15 8 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 88 (55.00%) JavaScript
2 38 (23.75%) C#
3 29 (18.13%) SQL
4 14 (8.75%) PowerShell
5 12 (7.50%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.63%) TypeScript
7 7 (4.38%) F#
7 7 (4.38%) Java
8 6 (3.75%) C++
9 5 (3.13%) ES6
9 5 (3.13%) VB
10 2 (1.25%) Python
11 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.63%) PHP
11 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.63%) Ruby
11 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (17.50%) SC Cleared
1 28 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 14 (8.75%) Degree
4 6 (3.75%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.13%) ISEB
5 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.88%) MCSD
7 2 (1.25%) CCNA
7 2 (1.25%) CCNP
7 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.25%) MCDBA
7 2 (1.25%) MCDST
7 2 (1.25%) MCITP
7 2 (1.25%) MCSA
7 2 (1.25%) MCSE
7 2 (1.25%) MCTS
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.25%) Docker
4 2 (1.25%) KVM
5 1 (0.63%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (5.00%) Puppet
2 2 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.25%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.63%) Piwik
3 1 (0.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) SCOM
3 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 125 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.63%) Oracle
3 4 (2.50%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.50%) Guidewire
3 4 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.88%) CA Agile Central
4 3 (1.88%) VMware
5 2 (1.25%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.25%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.63%) Citrix
6 1 (0.63%) Google
6 1 (0.63%) SAP
6 1 (0.63%) Zend
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