Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 650 793
Rank change year-on-year +339 +143 +86
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 850 211 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.22% 0.093%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.98% 1.19% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 144 56
UK median daily rate £450 £441 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -0.62% +18.33%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £338
90th Percentile £599 £586 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £380
% change year-on-year -4.49% +17.11% -15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
UK median hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.08 - -

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 21,366 17,769 16,936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.73% 18.14% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,648 12,156 11,520
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £613 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 298 266
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%
10th Percentile £26.70 £28.75 £26.13
90th Percentile £52.75 £60.30 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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 18 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 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 +330 804 £450 +1.81% 151
UK excluding London +218 474 £425 -4.49% 114
London +218 368 £475 +8.57% 47
South East +125 195 £484 -0.72% 31
Midlands +41 85 £425 - 23
North of England +53 82 £438 +0.57% 29
West Midlands +30 77 £425 - 12
North West +30 53 £450 -2.70% 14
South West +17 49 £400 -11.11% 12
Wales +10 30 £400 +25.00% 3
East of England +16 24 £375 +25.00% 9
Yorkshire -11 15 £400 -2.44% 11
North East - 14 £445 - 4
East Midlands +4 8 £425 +0.59% 11
Scotland -17 8 £475 +26.67% 7
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 506 (59.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 471 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
3 354 (41.65%) C#
4 336 (39.53%) .NET
5 322 (37.88%) Microsoft
6 285 (33.53%) SQL
7 280 (32.94%) DevOps
8 259 (30.47%) Visual Studio
9 250 (29.41%) Git (software)
10 239 (28.12%) SQL Server
11 225 (26.47%) Scrum
12 214 (25.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 199 (23.41%) JavaScript
14 196 (23.06%) Continuous Integration
15 189 (22.24%) Test Automation
16 172 (20.24%) Finance
17 167 (19.65%) PowerShell
18 155 (18.24%) TDD
19 152 (17.88%) MVC
20 128 (15.06%) Selenium
21 126 (14.82%) ASP.NET
22 123 (14.47%) JSON
23 120 (14.12%) JIRA
24 115 (13.53%) CSS
24 115 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
25 114 (13.41%) Docker
26 113 (13.29%) HTML
27 109 (12.82%) .NET Framework
28 108 (12.71%) Microservices
29 103 (12.12%) 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 64 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 45 (5.29%) Apache Spark
3 33 (3.88%) Confluence
4 18 (2.12%) CMS
5 15 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (1.65%) Mule
7 11 (1.29%) IIS
8 10 (1.18%) Apache
9 9 (1.06%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.71%) EPiServer
10 6 (0.71%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.59%) WildFly
12 4 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.47%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.35%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.24%) FileNet
14 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.59%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (2.12%) thinkFolio
3 14 (1.65%) Eagle PACE
3 14 (1.65%) Front Arena
4 9 (1.06%) Markit EDM
4 9 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.71%) Bloomberg AIM
6 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.35%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.24%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.24%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.12%) BASE24
9 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 506 (59.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (11.88%) PaaS
4 64 (7.53%) IaaS
5 60 (7.06%) Serverless
6 55 (6.47%) SaaS
7 42 (4.94%) Azure Functions
8 38 (4.47%) Dynamics 365
9 34 (4.00%) GitHub
10 26 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (2.94%) Office 365
12 23 (2.71%) Azure Data Factory
13 19 (2.24%) Azure Machine Learning
14 17 (2.00%) Data Lake Analytics
15 14 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
16 11 (1.29%) BrowserStack
17 8 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.94%) OpenShift
18 6 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
18 6 (0.71%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.06%) DNS
2 16 (1.88%) Firewall
3 11 (1.29%) VPN
4 6 (0.71%) Intranet
4 6 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.59%) DHCP
5 5 (0.59%) LAN
5 5 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.35%) FTP
6 3 (0.35%) Internet
7 2 (0.24%) Skype
8 1 (0.12%) HTTP
8 1 (0.12%) Network Security
8 1 (0.12%) VLAN
8 1 (0.12%) WAN
8 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (28.12%) SQL Server
2 72 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 62 (7.29%) Cosmos DB
4 58 (6.82%) NoSQL
5 57 (6.71%) Big Data
6 48 (5.65%) Power BI
7 44 (5.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 43 (5.06%) RDBMS
9 42 (4.94%) Data Lake
10 40 (4.71%) Hadoop
11 38 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 37 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
13 31 (3.65%) MySQL
14 26 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (2.47%) MongoDB
16 18 (2.12%) SQL Server 2016
17 13 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
18 12 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
18 12 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 11 (1.29%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 259 (30.47%) Visual Studio
2 250 (29.41%) Git (software)
3 214 (25.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 128 (15.06%) Selenium
5 120 (14.12%) JIRA
6 96 (11.29%) Jenkins
7 74 (8.71%) SpecFlow
8 59 (6.94%) Octopus Deploy
9 52 (6.12%) TeamCity
10 51 (6.00%) NUnit
11 41 (4.82%) MSBuild
11 41 (4.82%) Subversion
12 28 (3.29%) Mercurial
12 28 (3.29%) Sublime Text
13 26 (3.06%) JMeter
14 25 (2.94%) GitLab
14 25 (2.94%) SonarQube
15 22 (2.59%) Cucumber
16 19 (2.24%) JUnit
16 19 (2.24%) WebDriver
General
1 172 (20.24%) Finance
2 23 (2.71%) Retail
3 21 (2.47%) Marketing
4 18 (2.12%) Front Office
5 14 (1.65%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.18%) Banking
7 9 (1.06%) Back Office
7 9 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.82%) Publishing
8 7 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.47%) Electronics
11 3 (0.35%) Advertising
11 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.35%) Billing
12 2 (0.24%) Law
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 333 (39.18%) Developer
2 140 (16.47%) .NET Developer
3 100 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 91 (10.71%) C# Developer
5 83 (9.76%) Azure Engineer
6 67 (7.88%) Analyst
6 67 (7.88%) Azure DevOps
7 64 (7.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 63 (7.41%) Azure Developer
9 48 (5.65%) Tester
10 44 (5.18%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 41 (4.82%) Automation Tester
11 41 (4.82%) Consultant
12 39 (4.59%) Senior Developer
13 38 (4.47%) Architect
14 34 (4.00%) Applications Developer
15 33 (3.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
16 32 (3.76%) Data Engineer
17 31 (3.65%) Full Stack Developer
18 28 (3.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (39.53%) .NET
2 126 (14.82%) ASP.NET
3 123 (14.47%) JSON
4 115 (13.53%) CSS
5 113 (13.29%) HTML
6 109 (12.82%) .NET Framework
7 103 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 99 (11.65%) AngularJS
9 92 (10.82%) REST
10 79 (9.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 73 (8.59%) React
12 59 (6.94%) Node.js
13 56 (6.59%) jQuery
14 55 (6.47%) HTML5
15 53 (6.24%) Entity Framework
16 51 (6.00%) React Native
17 49 (5.76%) WCF
18 45 (5.29%) .NET Core
19 41 (4.82%) CSS3
19 41 (4.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 79 (9.29%) Mobile App
2 75 (8.82%) User Experience
3 67 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.65%) Greenfield Project
5 28 (3.29%) Algorithms
6 25 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (2.35%) HoloLens
8 19 (2.24%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (2.12%) Fixed Income
10 17 (2.00%) Equities
10 17 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (1.76%) Fintech
12 14 (1.65%) Derivative
12 14 (1.65%) Exotic Derivative
13 11 (1.29%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.29%) Public Cloud
14 10 (1.18%) Cloud Native
14 10 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (10.12%) Windows
2 63 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 54 (6.35%) Android
4 45 (5.29%) Linux
5 35 (4.12%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.18%) Unix
7 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.47%) VMS
10 3 (0.35%) SUSE
10 3 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (32.94%) DevOps
3 225 (26.47%) Scrum
4 196 (23.06%) Continuous Integration
5 189 (22.24%) Test Automation
6 155 (18.24%) TDD
7 152 (17.88%) MVC
8 108 (12.71%) Microservices
9 97 (11.41%) Analytics
10 73 (8.59%) BDD
11 72 (8.47%) Kanban
11 72 (8.47%) Migration
12 66 (7.76%) Release Management
13 64 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
14 62 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
15 60 (7.06%) SDLC
16 57 (6.71%) Open Source
17 55 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
18 52 (6.12%) Test Strategy
19 50 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 354 (41.65%) C#
2 285 (33.53%) SQL
3 199 (23.41%) JavaScript
4 167 (19.65%) PowerShell
5 103 (12.12%) Python
6 62 (7.29%) Java
7 40 (4.71%) TypeScript
8 35 (4.12%) T-SQL
9 34 (4.00%) Scala
10 28 (3.29%) JSX
11 25 (2.94%) Go
12 23 (2.71%) PL/SQL
13 21 (2.47%) Bash Shell
14 17 (2.00%) U-SQL
15 16 (1.88%) C++
16 14 (1.65%) R
16 14 (1.65%) Ruby
17 11 (1.29%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.94%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (3.41%) Security Cleared
2 26 (3.06%) Degree
3 18 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.53%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (0.82%) ISEB
9 5 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.47%) MCSE
10 4 (0.47%) OCP
11 3 (0.35%) APMP
11 3 (0.35%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.35%) OCA
12 2 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.24%) RHCE
13 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.35%) QA
2 18 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.41%) GCP
4 9 (1.06%) SLA
5 6 (0.71%) GDPR
6 3 (0.35%) COBIT
6 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.35%) PMO
7 2 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.12%) HAZOP
System Software
1 114 (13.41%) Docker
2 43 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.47%) HDFS
5 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 67 (7.88%) Kubernetes
2 34 (4.00%) Ansible
3 29 (3.41%) Puppet
4 26 (3.06%) Terraform
5 23 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.18%) SCOM
7 8 (0.94%) SCCM
8 7 (0.82%) WSUS
9 6 (0.71%) HockeyApp
9 6 (0.71%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.47%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.35%) Mesos
12 2 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
13 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 322 (37.88%) Microsoft
2 67 (7.88%) Oracle
3 26 (3.06%) SAP
4 25 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (2.82%) Atlassian
6 17 (2.00%) Charles River
6 17 (2.00%) Databricks
7 14 (1.65%) Calypso
7 14 (1.65%) FXall
7 14 (1.65%) SimCorp
8 13 (1.53%) Google
9 10 (1.18%) Alteryx
10 9 (1.06%) Bloomberg
10 9 (1.06%) Xamarin
11 8 (0.94%) HP
11 8 (0.94%) ServiceNow
11 8 (0.94%) Splunk
12 7 (0.82%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.82%) RedGate
12 7 (0.82%) Tableau