Period
to 5 March 2021

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 5 March 2021 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 470 354 233
Rank change year-on-year -116 -121 +297
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 168 449 1,218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.66% 1.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.99% 3.85% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 304 902
Median daily rate £575 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £338 £363
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £500
% change year-on-year -16.67% -10.00% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 21 4
Median hourly rate - £72.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +61.11% -34.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.25 £30.04
% change year-on-year - +70.62% -

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 8,461 11,662 20,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.40% 17.20% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,752 7,958 14,581
Median daily rate £475 £475 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.52% +3.24%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £329
90th Percentile £645 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.33% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 167 259
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +7.51% -1.82%
10th Percentile £31.48 £17.30 £23.70
90th Percentile £61.25 £63.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £44.14
% change year-on-year +1.69% +0.26% -1.92%

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 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 -106 128 £575 +15.00% 35
London -36 103 £600 +9.09% 12
Work from Home -187 58 £575 -4.17% 5
UK excluding London -30 25 £375 -16.67% 26
Midlands +15 13 £298 -36.19% 3
East Midlands +32 7 £270 -
West Midlands +6 6 £325 -30.29% 3
South East -5 5 £400 -13.51% 10
South West +53 3 £375 -11.24% 1
North of England +53 3 £488 +14.71% 8
Yorkshire +45 2 £488 -1.02% 3
North West +38 1 £400 +1.59% 4
Scotland +27 1 - -

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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.

1 146 (86.90%) Azure
2 120 (71.43%) DevOps
3 97 (57.74%) Git (software)
4 88 (52.38%) C#
5 70 (41.67%) Test Automation
6 66 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (38.69%) Serverless
8 63 (37.50%) Azure Functions
9 54 (32.14%) Terraform
10 53 (31.55%) Microsoft
11 52 (30.95%) PowerShell
12 51 (30.36%) SQL Server
13 47 (27.98%) Azure SQL Database
14 44 (26.19%) .NET
14 44 (26.19%) TDD
14 44 (26.19%) Deployment Automation
15 43 (25.60%) Power Platform
16 40 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
16 40 (23.81%) Logic Apps
17 39 (23.21%) SQL
18 37 (22.02%) Microservices
19 36 (21.43%) AWS
20 35 (20.83%) JavaScript
20 35 (20.83%) OLTP
20 35 (20.83%) PowerApps
20 35 (20.83%) Power Automate
21 33 (19.64%) BDD
22 32 (19.05%) Jenkins
23 31 (18.45%) Ansible
24 29 (17.26%) Docker

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 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.60%) Anypoint
2 1 (0.60%) CMS
2 1 (0.60%) Confluence
2 1 (0.60%) IIS
2 1 (0.60%) Mule
2 1 (0.60%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.60%) InVision
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.79%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 146 (86.90%) Azure
2 65 (38.69%) Serverless
3 63 (37.50%) Azure Functions
4 43 (25.60%) Power Platform
5 40 (23.81%) Logic Apps
6 36 (21.43%) AWS
7 35 (20.83%) Power Automate
7 35 (20.83%) PowerApps
8 16 (9.52%) PaaS
9 13 (7.74%) GitHub
10 10 (5.95%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (5.36%) GCP
12 8 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (3.57%) Microsoft 365
14 4 (2.38%) Azure Stack
14 4 (2.38%) npm
14 4 (2.38%) Yarn
15 3 (1.79%) Amazon ECS
15 3 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.17%) DNS
2 6 (3.57%) Firewall
2 6 (3.57%) SNMP
3 4 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (2.38%) VLAN
4 3 (1.79%) SSL
5 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 47 (27.98%) Azure SQL Database
3 35 (20.83%) OLTP
4 25 (14.88%) Cosmos DB
5 11 (6.55%) MongoDB
5 11 (6.55%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.76%) Data Lake
6 8 (4.76%) Power BI
6 8 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2017
9 5 (2.98%) Redis
9 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.60%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 97 (57.74%) Git (software)
2 32 (19.05%) Jenkins
3 24 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (11.90%) JIRA
5 14 (8.33%) Selenium
6 12 (7.14%) Jasmine
6 12 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (5.95%) Visual Studio
8 8 (4.76%) Postman
9 7 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (4.17%) GitLab
9 7 (4.17%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.57%) JMeter
11 5 (2.98%) Mocha
11 5 (2.98%) webpack
12 4 (2.38%) git-flow
12 4 (2.38%) Grunt
12 4 (2.38%) gulp
12 4 (2.38%) MSTest
12 4 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 27 (16.07%) Finance
2 15 (8.93%) Marketing
3 11 (6.55%) Front Office
4 10 (5.95%) Banking
5 8 (4.76%) Billing
6 6 (3.57%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.38%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.79%) Retail
9 2 (1.19%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.19%) Retail Finance
10 1 (0.60%) Advertising
10 1 (0.60%) Law
10 1 (0.60%) Legal
10 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (32.14%) Developer
2 41 (24.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 36 (21.43%) Azure Engineer
4 20 (11.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 19 (11.31%) React Developer
6 15 (8.93%) Platform Engineer
7 13 (7.74%) .NET Developer
7 13 (7.74%) Azure DevOps
8 11 (6.55%) Architect
8 11 (6.55%) Azure Developer
9 10 (5.95%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (5.95%) Technical Leader
10 9 (5.36%) Tester
11 7 (4.17%) DevSecOps Architect
11 7 (4.17%) Windows DevOps Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
12 6 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (3.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 6 (3.57%) Senior React Developer
12 6 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.19%) .NET
2 26 (15.48%) HTML
3 22 (13.10%) CSS
4 20 (11.90%) Web Services
5 19 (11.31%) ADO
5 19 (11.31%) Redux
6 18 (10.71%) JSON
7 17 (10.12%) Node.js
7 17 (10.12%) RESTful
8 15 (8.93%) React
9 13 (7.74%) .NET Core
9 13 (7.74%) .NET Framework
10 12 (7.14%) Jest
10 12 (7.14%) XML
11 11 (6.55%) HTML5
11 11 (6.55%) jQuery
11 11 (6.55%) React Native
12 10 (5.95%) ASP.NET
12 10 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (5.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.31%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.36%) User Experience
3 8 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (4.17%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.38%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.60%) CMDB
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.90%) Windows
2 11 (6.55%) Linux
3 9 (5.36%) Android
3 9 (5.36%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.98%) CentOS
5 5 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.19%) VMS
8 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.60%) Unix
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (71.43%) DevOps
2 70 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 66 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (26.19%) Deployment Automation
4 44 (26.19%) TDD
5 40 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 37 (22.02%) Microservices
7 33 (19.64%) BDD
8 29 (17.26%) Data Ingestion
9 27 (16.07%) Scrum
10 21 (12.50%) Kanban
11 20 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (9.52%) Infrastructure as Code
12 16 (9.52%) SDLC
13 15 (8.93%) Open Source
13 15 (8.93%) Performance Testing
13 15 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (8.33%) Architectural Design
14 14 (8.33%) OO
14 14 (8.33%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 88 (52.38%) C#
2 52 (30.95%) PowerShell
3 39 (23.21%) SQL
4 35 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 29 (17.26%) Python
6 20 (11.90%) Java
7 15 (8.93%) Bash Shell
8 11 (6.55%) T-SQL
9 8 (4.76%) ES6
10 6 (3.57%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.98%) Go
12 4 (2.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (2.38%) R
13 3 (1.79%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.60%) C
14 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.60%) Scala
14 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (10.12%) SC Cleared
1 17 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.38%) Degree
3 2 (1.19%) ISEB
3 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.60%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.60%) MCP
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) PMO
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (17.26%) Docker
2 6 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.57%) vSphere
3 3 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 54 (32.14%) Terraform
2 31 (18.45%) Ansible
3 13 (7.74%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.57%) Grafana
4 6 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.57%) Prometheus
4 6 (3.57%) SCCM
4 6 (3.57%) ZABBIX
5 5 (2.98%) Puppet
6 4 (2.38%) Packer
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (31.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.74%) Databricks
3 6 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 6 (3.57%) Oracle
3 6 (3.57%) SAP
3 6 (3.57%) Splunk
3 6 (3.57%) VMware
4 4 (2.38%) Dell
4 4 (2.38%) EMC
5 3 (1.79%) Google
5 3 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe
7 1 (0.60%) Charles River
7 1 (0.60%) Hootsuite
7 1 (0.60%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.60%) RedGate