Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 446 683 851
Rank change year-on-year +237 +168 -19
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 505 153 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.17% 0.018%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.59% 0.99% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 81 14
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +40.63%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £336
90th Percentile £588 £588 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year - +21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £69.17 - -
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 19,510 15,417 15,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.29% 16.76% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,523 10,367 10,617
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 306 369
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.24% +14.73%
10th Percentile £28.80 £21.63 £22.65
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.38 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.38% +13.51%

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 22 April 2018.

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 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 22 April 2018. 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 +232 473 £450 +5.88% 95
London +146 268 £475 +7.47% 37
UK excluding London +101 231 £425 - 68
South East +27 83 £485 +18.08% 16
Midlands +16 52 £425 +4.62% 11
West Midlands +13 44 £445 +9.54% 6
South West +28 32 £425 -10.53% 1
North of England +6 28 £413 -5.71% 17
Wales - 21 £415 - 6
North West -2 18 £488 +13.04% 6
East of England -4 10 £436 +19.52% 13
Yorkshire -2 9 £400 -11.11% 4
East Midlands - 8 £293 - 5
Scotland -35 3 £363 -27.50% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £350 -
North East - 1 £475 - 7

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 299 (59.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 288 (57.03%) Agile Software Development
3 235 (46.53%) .NET
4 228 (45.15%) C#
5 204 (40.40%) Visual Studio
6 192 (38.02%) Microsoft
7 186 (36.83%) DevOps
8 170 (33.66%) SQL
9 149 (29.50%) SQL Server
10 147 (29.11%) Finance
11 139 (27.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 137 (27.13%) Git (software)
13 131 (25.94%) PowerShell
14 118 (23.37%) Continuous Integration
15 116 (22.97%) Scrum
16 101 (20.00%) JavaScript
17 96 (19.01%) MVC
18 89 (17.62%) ASP.NET
19 87 (17.23%) Test Automation
20 83 (16.44%) JSON
20 83 (16.44%) TDD
21 81 (16.04%) Windows
22 79 (15.64%) JIRA
23 78 (15.45%) Jenkins
24 73 (14.46%) Docker
24 73 (14.46%) .NET Framework
25 69 (13.66%) PaaS
25 69 (13.66%) CSS
26 68 (13.47%) HTML
27 64 (12.67%) ASP.NET Web API

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 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.95%) IIS
3 23 (4.55%) Apache Spark
4 15 (2.97%) Apache
5 14 (2.77%) NServiceBus
6 13 (2.57%) CMS
7 10 (1.98%) Apache Pig
7 10 (1.98%) Mule
8 7 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.39%) Confluence
9 4 (0.79%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.40%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.40%) WildFly
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.20%) InVision
5 1 (0.20%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.20%) Revit
Business Applications
1 22 (4.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.57%) Eagle PACE
2 13 (2.57%) Front Arena
2 13 (2.57%) thinkFolio
3 11 (2.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.99%) Bloomberg AIM
4 5 (0.99%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.99%) Summit
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 299 (59.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (13.66%) PaaS
3 61 (12.08%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (7.33%) IaaS
5 15 (2.97%) npm
5 15 (2.97%) NuGet
6 14 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (1.98%) Serverless
8 8 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
8 8 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.58%) Office 365
8 8 (1.58%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.19%) G Suite
9 6 (1.19%) SaaS
10 5 (0.99%) Data Lake Analytics
10 5 (0.99%) Slack
11 3 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.40%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.58%) DNS
2 7 (1.39%) VPN
3 5 (0.99%) Intranet
4 4 (0.79%) HTTP
5 3 (0.59%) Firewall
5 3 (0.59%) FTP
5 3 (0.59%) Network Security
6 2 (0.40%) DHCP
6 2 (0.40%) Extranet
7 1 (0.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.20%) Internet
7 1 (0.20%) LAN
7 1 (0.20%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.20%) SMS
7 1 (0.20%) VoIP
7 1 (0.20%) WAN
7 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (29.50%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.73%) Big Data
3 28 (5.54%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.75%) Cosmos DB
5 23 (4.55%) Hadoop
5 23 (4.55%) MySQL
6 21 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (3.96%) NoSQL
7 20 (3.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 16 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 15 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (2.77%) HBase
10 14 (2.77%) MongoDB
11 12 (2.38%) RDBMS
11 12 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.98%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 204 (40.40%) Visual Studio
2 139 (27.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 137 (27.13%) Git (software)
4 79 (15.64%) JIRA
5 78 (15.45%) Jenkins
6 55 (10.89%) Selenium
7 47 (9.31%) TeamCity
8 42 (8.32%) Octopus Deploy
9 38 (7.52%) SpecFlow
10 34 (6.73%) NUnit
11 31 (6.14%) Subversion
12 14 (2.77%) Mercurial
12 14 (2.77%) Sublime Text
13 13 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (2.57%) MSTest
14 12 (2.38%) MSBuild
15 10 (1.98%) WebDriver
16 9 (1.78%) JMeter
16 9 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
16 9 (1.78%) TestRail
General
1 147 (29.11%) Finance
2 32 (6.34%) Retail
3 14 (2.77%) Marketing
4 13 (2.57%) Front Office
5 8 (1.58%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.58%) Publishing
6 7 (1.39%) Advertising
6 7 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.19%) Back Office
7 6 (1.19%) Games
8 4 (0.79%) Banking
9 3 (0.59%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 187 (37.03%) Developer
2 99 (19.60%) .NET Developer
3 69 (13.66%) Azure DevOps
3 69 (13.66%) Azure Engineer
4 68 (13.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 65 (12.87%) C# Developer
6 49 (9.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 48 (9.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 46 (9.11%) Analyst
9 36 (7.13%) Consultant
10 26 (5.15%) JavaScript Developer
10 26 (5.15%) Senior Developer
11 25 (4.95%) Azure Consultant
11 25 (4.95%) Azure Developer
11 25 (4.95%) Data Engineer
12 24 (4.75%) ASP.NET Developer
12 24 (4.75%) AWS DevOps
12 24 (4.75%) Tester
13 23 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 22 (4.36%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (46.53%) .NET
2 89 (17.62%) ASP.NET
3 83 (16.44%) JSON
4 73 (14.46%) .NET Framework
5 69 (13.66%) CSS
6 68 (13.47%) HTML
7 64 (12.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 57 (11.29%) REST
9 49 (9.70%) AngularJS
9 49 (9.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 44 (8.71%) Entity Framework
11 43 (8.51%) jQuery
12 39 (7.72%) React
13 33 (6.53%) HTML5
14 28 (5.54%) CSS3
15 26 (5.15%) Node.js
15 26 (5.15%) Web Services
16 25 (4.95%) React Native
16 25 (4.95%) WCF
17 21 (4.16%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.54%) Mobile App
2 24 (4.75%) User Experience
3 18 (3.56%) Derivative
4 17 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.17%) Algorithms
5 16 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.57%) Equities
6 13 (2.57%) Exotic Derivative
6 13 (2.57%) Fixed Income
6 13 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (2.18%) Fintech
7 11 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.58%) Clustering
9 8 (1.58%) HoloLens
9 8 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (1.39%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.99%) Reinsurance
11 5 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 81 (16.04%) Windows
2 41 (8.12%) Windows Server
3 31 (6.14%) Android
3 31 (6.14%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.37%) Linux
5 6 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.19%) Unix
6 4 (0.79%) VMS
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.20%) SUSE
8 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (57.03%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (36.83%) DevOps
3 118 (23.37%) Continuous Integration
4 116 (22.97%) Scrum
5 96 (19.01%) MVC
6 87 (17.23%) Test Automation
7 83 (16.44%) TDD
8 52 (10.30%) Microservices
9 49 (9.70%) Analytics
9 49 (9.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 47 (9.31%) BDD
11 39 (7.72%) Kanban
11 39 (7.72%) Release Management
12 37 (7.33%) Unit Testing
13 36 (7.13%) User Stories
14 31 (6.14%) SDLC
15 28 (5.54%) Open Source
16 27 (5.35%) Software Engineering
17 24 (4.75%) Migration
18 23 (4.55%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 228 (45.15%) C#
2 170 (33.66%) SQL
3 131 (25.94%) PowerShell
4 101 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.74%) Python
6 23 (4.55%) Java
7 22 (4.36%) T-SQL
8 20 (3.96%) Scala
9 16 (3.17%) TypeScript
10 15 (2.97%) VB.NET
11 14 (2.77%) JSX
12 12 (2.38%) C
13 11 (2.18%) Go
13 11 (2.18%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.19%) R
15 5 (0.99%) F#
15 5 (0.99%) U-SQL
16 4 (0.79%) C++
16 4 (0.79%) XAML
17 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (5.15%) Degree
2 24 (4.75%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.78%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.19%) MCP
7 5 (0.99%) MCSE
8 4 (0.79%) ISEB
8 4 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.59%) APMP
9 3 (0.59%) OCP
10 2 (0.40%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.40%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.31%) QA
2 10 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.98%) GDPR
3 6 (1.19%) PMO
3 6 (1.19%) SLA
4 3 (0.59%) WCAG
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) HAZOP
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 73 (14.46%) Docker
2 28 (5.54%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.97%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.98%) Apache Flume
5 9 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 19 (3.76%) Kubernetes
1 19 (3.76%) Puppet
2 15 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.77%) SCVMM
4 13 (2.57%) Ansible
5 8 (1.58%) SCOM
6 7 (1.39%) HP ALM
6 7 (1.39%) SCCM
7 4 (0.79%) Terraform
8 3 (0.59%) Nagios
9 2 (0.40%) WSUS
10 1 (0.20%) Automic
10 1 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.20%) Kibana
10 1 (0.20%) Packer
10 1 (0.20%) Salt
10 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 192 (38.02%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.54%) Oracle
2 28 (5.54%) SAP
3 17 (3.37%) Alteryx
4 15 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (2.57%) Calypso
5 13 (2.57%) Charles River
5 13 (2.57%) FXall
5 13 (2.57%) SimCorp
6 12 (2.38%) Micro Focus
7 11 (2.18%) VMware
8 10 (1.98%) Talend
9 9 (1.78%) Google
9 9 (1.78%) HP
10 6 (1.19%) Databricks
10 6 (1.19%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.99%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.99%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.79%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.79%) Xamarin