Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 719 865
Rank change year-on-year +147 +146 -40
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 316 151 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.16% 0.015%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.70% 0.94% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 94 11
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -6.91% -3.09%
10th Percentile £340 £341 £313
90th Percentile £589 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
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 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 18,541 16,134 15,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.49% 16.60% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,014 10,791 10,481
UK median daily rate £453 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £610 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 241 392
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £19.05 £21.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.75 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +6.67%

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 January 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 15 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 January 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 +150 295 £450 +1.41% 68
UK excluding London +97 183 £450 +5.88% 39
London +44 130 £450 - 32
South East +48 82 £463 +10.45% 7
Midlands -12 29 £425 +10.97% 13
South West +31 24 £438 - 1
North of England +53 22 £438 +1.45% 11
West Midlands -19 20 £425 +10.97% 8
Wales - 15 £450 - 1
North West +21 13 £500 +15.94% 4
East Midlands - 9 £431 - 5
Yorkshire - 8 £381 - 6
East of England -13 6 £550 +10.00% 4
Scotland -7 5 - -
North East - 1 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 201 (63.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 152 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (44.94%) .NET
4 128 (40.51%) Microsoft
5 127 (40.19%) Visual Studio
6 114 (36.08%) C#
7 111 (35.13%) PowerShell
8 96 (30.38%) Git (software)
9 95 (30.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 93 (29.43%) DevOps
11 81 (25.63%) SQL
11 81 (25.63%) SQL Server
12 67 (21.20%) MVC
13 60 (18.99%) Finance
13 60 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
14 59 (18.67%) Test Automation
15 57 (18.04%) PaaS
15 57 (18.04%) ASP.NET
16 54 (17.09%) .NET Framework
17 52 (16.46%) Docker
18 50 (15.82%) Scrum
19 47 (14.87%) JavaScript
19 47 (14.87%) Amazon AWS
20 46 (14.56%) Windows
21 43 (13.61%) CRM
21 43 (13.61%) Dynamics CRM
22 41 (12.97%) TDD
22 41 (12.97%) ASP.NET MVC
23 39 (12.34%) Octopus Deploy
23 39 (12.34%) Jenkins

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 30 (9.49%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.11%) NServiceBus
3 12 (3.80%) IIS
4 8 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.22%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.90%) Apache
6 6 (1.90%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.58%) Confluence
8 4 (1.27%) Mule
8 4 (1.27%) WildFly
9 3 (0.95%) CMS
9 3 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.63%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.32%) MicroStation
2 1 (0.32%) Revit
Business Applications
1 43 (13.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.63%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 201 (63.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (18.04%) PaaS
3 47 (14.87%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (11.39%) IaaS
5 20 (6.33%) npm
6 15 (4.75%) Office 365
7 12 (3.80%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (3.16%) Serverless
9 8 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.58%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (1.58%) SaaS
10 5 (1.58%) Yarn
11 4 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.95%) GitHub
12 3 (0.95%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.11%) DNS
2 8 (2.53%) Firewall
3 7 (2.22%) SSL
4 5 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.58%) VPN
5 3 (0.95%) Intranet
5 3 (0.95%) Skype
6 2 (0.63%) DHCP
6 2 (0.63%) Extranet
7 1 (0.32%) DSL
7 1 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (25.63%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.28%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (3.48%) Big Data
4 9 (2.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 9 (2.85%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.85%) Redis
5 8 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.22%) Apache Hive
7 6 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.90%) HBase
7 6 (1.90%) InterSystems Cache
7 6 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.90%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.58%) MySQL
8 5 (1.58%) Power BI
9 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 127 (40.19%) Visual Studio
2 96 (30.38%) Git (software)
3 95 (30.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (12.34%) Jenkins
4 39 (12.34%) Octopus Deploy
5 35 (11.08%) JIRA
6 29 (9.18%) Selenium
7 25 (7.91%) SpecFlow
8 22 (6.96%) NUnit
9 17 (5.38%) Subversion
9 17 (5.38%) TeamCity
10 16 (5.06%) Bower
11 13 (4.11%) NuGet
12 11 (3.48%) Cucumber
13 9 (2.85%) gulp
13 9 (2.85%) MSTest
14 6 (1.90%) JMeter
14 6 (1.90%) Maven
14 6 (1.90%) Zephyr
15 5 (1.58%) SonarQube
General
1 60 (18.99%) Finance
2 14 (4.43%) Retail
3 7 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 7 (2.22%) Marketing
4 6 (1.90%) Back Office
5 5 (1.58%) Advertising
6 3 (0.95%) Banking
6 3 (0.95%) Games
6 3 (0.95%) Publishing
6 3 (0.95%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 104 (32.91%) Developer
2 57 (18.04%) .NET Developer
3 55 (17.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 51 (16.14%) C# Developer
5 45 (14.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 44 (13.92%) Azure Engineer
7 37 (11.71%) Azure DevOps
8 30 (9.49%) ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (9.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 28 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 27 (8.54%) Consultant
12 22 (6.96%) Architect
12 22 (6.96%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 21 (6.65%) Analyst
13 21 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (5.70%) SharePoint Developer
15 16 (5.06%) DevOps Consultant
15 16 (5.06%) Microsoft Engineer
16 15 (4.75%) Azure Consultant
16 15 (4.75%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (44.94%) .NET
2 57 (18.04%) ASP.NET
3 54 (17.09%) .NET Framework
4 41 (12.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (12.03%) CSS
6 36 (11.39%) ASP.NET Web API
7 28 (8.86%) HTML
7 28 (8.86%) KnockoutJS
8 27 (8.54%) JSON
8 27 (8.54%) WCF
9 25 (7.91%) Entity Framework
10 24 (7.59%) React
11 23 (7.28%) jQuery
12 22 (6.96%) ASP.NET Core
13 21 (6.65%) Node.js
14 20 (6.33%) ServiceStack
15 18 (5.70%) AngularJS
16 15 (4.75%) .NET Core
17 14 (4.43%) REST
18 13 (4.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.33%) Fintech
2 18 (5.70%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.80%) User Experience
4 9 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.27%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.95%) Derivative
7 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.95%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.95%) Reinsurance
7 3 (0.95%) Wiki
8 2 (0.63%) W3C
9 1 (0.32%) Clustering
9 1 (0.32%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 46 (14.56%) Windows
2 24 (7.59%) Windows Server
3 8 (2.53%) Linux
4 6 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.95%) VMS
6 2 (0.63%) CentOS
7 1 (0.32%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (29.43%) DevOps
3 67 (21.20%) MVC
4 60 (18.99%) Continuous Integration
5 59 (18.67%) Test Automation
6 50 (15.82%) Scrum
7 43 (13.61%) CRM
8 41 (12.97%) TDD
9 37 (11.71%) Microservices
10 29 (9.18%) BDD
11 26 (8.23%) Kanban
12 23 (7.28%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (6.65%) Continuous Deployment
14 20 (6.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (6.01%) SDLC
16 18 (5.70%) Open Source
16 18 (5.70%) Release Management
17 17 (5.38%) Load Testing
18 16 (5.06%) Migration
18 16 (5.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (36.08%) C#
2 111 (35.13%) PowerShell
3 81 (25.63%) SQL
4 47 (14.87%) JavaScript
5 30 (9.49%) Python
6 22 (6.96%) TypeScript
7 19 (6.01%) Java
8 16 (5.06%) T-SQL
9 10 (3.16%) VB.NET
10 9 (2.85%) F#
10 9 (2.85%) Scala
11 6 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.90%) C
12 5 (1.58%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (1.27%) Ruby
14 3 (0.95%) R
15 2 (0.63%) ES6
15 2 (0.63%) Perl
15 2 (0.63%) XMLA
16 1 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (6.96%) Degree
2 20 (6.33%) SC Cleared
2 20 (6.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.22%) ISTQB
4 6 (1.90%) ISEB
5 5 (1.58%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.63%) MCSD
8 2 (0.63%) MCSE
9 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.91%) QA
2 5 (1.58%) GDPR
3 2 (0.63%) PMO
4 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (16.46%) Docker
2 16 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 7 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.90%) Apache Flume
6 4 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (7.59%) Puppet
2 14 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.85%) SCVMM
4 8 (2.53%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.90%) Ansible
5 6 (1.90%) SCCM
6 5 (1.58%) Nagios
7 3 (0.95%) SCOM
8 2 (0.63%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.32%) Kibana
9 1 (0.32%) Terraform
9 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.43%) Oracle
3 10 (3.16%) Splunk
4 8 (2.53%) Alteryx
4 8 (2.53%) VMware
5 6 (1.90%) Talend
6 5 (1.58%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.27%) Black Duck
7 4 (1.27%) HP
8 3 (0.95%) Databricks
8 3 (0.95%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.63%) F5
9 2 (0.63%) SAP
9 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.63%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.32%) Google
10 1 (0.32%) Qualys
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.32%) Tripwire