Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 666 813 880
Rank change year-on-year +147 +67 -50
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 184 75 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.069% 0.021%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 0.44% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 40 16
UK median daily rate £438 £431 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +30.68% -6.38%
10th Percentile £307 £311 £308
90th Percentile £579 £551 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +13.33% -16.67% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 17329 17178 14939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.11% 15.79% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11900 11671 9740
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £273
90th Percentile £595 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £365
% change year-on-year +1.27% +8.22% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 280 277
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +12.72% -
10th Percentile £28.83 £26.15 £21.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.63 £48.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £37.74
% change year-on-year +0.89% +11.62% +0.64%

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 17 August 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 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 17 August 2017. 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 +176 183 £438 - 37
UK excluding London +139 112 £425 +13.33% 21
London +43 70 £442 -1.78% 16
South East +72 45 £500 +33.33% 6
Midlands +26 29 £423 +30.00% 4
West Midlands +29 22 £425 +30.77% 4
South West +18 22 £463 +5.71% 3
North of England +72 10 £435 - 6
East Midlands - 7 £423 -
East of England - 6 £325 - 2
North West - 5 £463 - 2
Yorkshire - 5 £410 - 4
Scotland - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 103 (55.98%) Microsoft
2 97 (52.72%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (44.02%) Visual Studio
4 78 (42.39%) .NET
4 78 (42.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 53 (28.80%) CSS
6 51 (27.72%) CRM
7 50 (27.17%) JavaScript
7 50 (27.17%) DevOps
8 48 (26.09%) Dynamics CRM
9 47 (25.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 46 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 45 (24.46%) HTML
12 41 (22.28%) .NET Framework
12 41 (22.28%) WCF
12 41 (22.28%) ASP.NET Web API
13 39 (21.20%) C#
14 38 (20.65%) SQL Server
15 35 (19.02%) MVC
16 34 (18.48%) ASP.NET
16 34 (18.48%) Test Automation
16 34 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (17.39%) PaaS
18 31 (16.85%) Scrum
19 30 (16.30%) PowerShell
20 29 (15.76%) Finance
21 25 (13.59%) SQL
21 25 (13.59%) ASP.NET MVC
22 22 (11.96%) Security Cleared
23 21 (11.41%) SC Cleared

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 7 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (3.26%) IIS
3 4 (2.17%) CMS
3 4 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.63%) NServiceBus
4 3 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.54%) phpBB
6 1 (0.54%) SAS
6 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 48 (26.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.09%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 78 (42.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (17.39%) PaaS
3 18 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (9.78%) IaaS
4 9 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (4.89%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (3.80%) SaaS
6 4 (2.17%) GitHub
7 3 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.09%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (1.09%) Office 365
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.26%) LAN
1 6 (3.26%) WAN
2 3 (1.63%) DSL
2 3 (1.63%) SSL
3 2 (1.09%) Skype
3 2 (1.09%) VPN
3 2 (1.09%) Wireless
4 1 (0.54%) Internet
4 1 (0.54%) SAN
4 1 (0.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.35%) Power BI
4 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.17%) Big Data
6 4 (2.17%) Qlik Sense
6 4 (2.17%) QlikView
6 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.63%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.09%) HDInsight
8 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 81 (44.02%) Visual Studio
2 47 (25.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 16 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 12 (6.52%) Jenkins
6 11 (5.98%) TeamCity
7 8 (4.35%) Selenium
7 8 (4.35%) Subversion
8 7 (3.80%) JIRA
9 6 (3.26%) Maven
9 6 (3.26%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.72%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.17%) gulp
11 4 (2.17%) VersionOne
12 3 (1.63%) Ant
12 3 (1.63%) git-flow
12 3 (1.63%) Gradle
12 3 (1.63%) Grunt
12 3 (1.63%) MSTest
12 3 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (15.76%) Finance
2 6 (3.26%) Retail
3 4 (2.17%) Legal
3 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.63%) Advertising
4 3 (1.63%) Interactive Media
5 2 (1.09%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.54%) Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (39.67%) Developer
2 23 (12.50%) CRM Developer
3 22 (11.96%) Architect
3 22 (11.96%) Consultant
3 22 (11.96%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 21 (11.41%) .NET Developer
4 21 (11.41%) Microsoft Developer
5 20 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) Analyst
6 13 (7.07%) Test Analyst
7 12 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (6.52%) Azure DevOps
8 10 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (5.43%) C# Developer
9 9 (4.89%) Azure Architect
10 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 8 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
10 8 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (3.80%) CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (42.39%) .NET
2 53 (28.80%) CSS
3 45 (24.46%) HTML
4 41 (22.28%) .NET Framework
4 41 (22.28%) ASP.NET Web API
4 41 (22.28%) WCF
5 34 (18.48%) ASP.NET
6 25 (13.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (10.33%) Entity Framework
8 18 (9.78%) AngularJS
9 14 (7.61%) HTML5
10 12 (6.52%) CSS3
11 9 (4.89%) jQuery
11 9 (4.89%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (3.80%) SOAP
13 6 (3.26%) LESS
13 6 (3.26%) Node.js
13 6 (3.26%) RESTful
13 6 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (2.72%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.43%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.26%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.72%) Fintech
4 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.17%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.63%) NHS
5 3 (1.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.54%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.54%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.87%) Windows
2 13 (7.07%) Linux
3 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.63%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.54%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (52.72%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (27.72%) CRM
3 50 (27.17%) DevOps
4 35 (19.02%) MVC
5 34 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (18.48%) Test Automation
6 31 (16.85%) Scrum
7 20 (10.87%) Kanban
8 18 (9.78%) TDD
9 16 (8.70%) Release Management
10 14 (7.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (6.52%) BDD
11 12 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (6.52%) Configuration Management
12 11 (5.98%) Analytics
12 11 (5.98%) Microservices
12 11 (5.98%) Waterfall
13 10 (5.43%) SDLC
13 10 (5.43%) SOLID
13 10 (5.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (27.17%) JavaScript
2 39 (21.20%) C#
3 30 (16.30%) PowerShell
4 25 (13.59%) SQL
5 8 (4.35%) Python
5 8 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.80%) Java
7 6 (3.26%) TypeScript
8 4 (2.17%) C++
9 3 (1.63%) F#
9 3 (1.63%) PHP
9 3 (1.63%) Ruby
9 3 (1.63%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.09%) Scala
10 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.09%) XMLA
11 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.41%) Degree
2 21 (11.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.72%) ISEB
5 5 (2.72%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.54%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.09%) KVM
5 1 (0.54%) Docker
5 1 (0.54%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (7.07%) Puppet
2 11 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.09%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.09%) Terraform
4 1 (0.54%) Ansible
4 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.54%) Piwik
4 1 (0.54%) SCCM
4 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 103 (55.98%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.80%) Oracle
3 4 (2.17%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.17%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.63%) AppDynamics
4 3 (1.63%) Citrix
4 3 (1.63%) Google
4 3 (1.63%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.63%) VMware
5 2 (1.09%) OpenLink
5 2 (1.09%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.54%) Zend