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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 522 619 626
Rank change year-on-year +97 +7  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 65 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.062% 0.018%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.40% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 16 5
Median daily rate £423 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £328
% change year-on-year +20.71% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 8117 8240 7471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.54% 15.53% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5548 5678 4924
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 125 126
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.75 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Visual Studio Team System as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +82 64 £424 -0.29% 27
London +16 27 £442 +4.00% 9
South East +51 13 £426 +13.66% 2
City of London +8 7 £294 -30.88% 2
East Midlands - 7 £423 - 1
West Midlands +19 6 £500 +66.66% 2
Birmingham +14 5 £500 +9.89%
Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 9
South West - 4 £525 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 £550 -
Surrey - 4 £479 -
Hampshire - 4 £438 - 1
Bristol - 4 £525 - 1
Berkshire - 3 - -
Windsor - 3 - -
Derby - 3 £423 - 1
Watford - 3 £300 -
Nottingham - 3 £550 -
Cobham - 3 £518 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £300 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £423 - 1
East of England - 3 £300 - 1
East Grinstead - 2 £389 -
Bradford - 2 £400 - 4
West Sussex - 2 £389 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 - 9
Harrow - 1 £425 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £380 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 115 (73.25%) Microsoft
2 111 (70.70%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (63.69%) .NET
4 81 (51.59%) JavaScript
5 77 (49.04%) CSS
6 76 (48.41%) ASP.NET Web API
7 75 (47.77%) .NET Framework
8 74 (47.13%) Visual Studio
9 73 (46.50%) HTML
10 71 (45.22%) WCF
11 56 (35.67%) CRM
12 54 (34.39%) Dynamics CRM
13 47 (29.94%) Microsoft Azure
14 45 (28.66%) Scrum
15 43 (27.39%) Team Foundation Server
16 42 (26.75%) SQL Server
17 41 (26.11%) ASP.NET
18 36 (22.93%) Git (software)
18 36 (22.93%) C#
19 35 (22.29%) MVC
20 31 (19.75%) DevOps
21 30 (19.11%) Test Automation
22 29 (18.47%) PaaS
23 27 (17.20%) ASP.NET MVC
23 27 (17.20%) TDD
24 26 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
25 25 (15.92%) Kanban
25 25 (15.92%) Windows
26 24 (15.29%) SQL
26 24 (15.29%) Entity Framework

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 14 (8.92%) IIS
2 7 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.55%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.91%) CMS
5 3 (1.91%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.27%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.64%) Apache
7 1 (0.64%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.64%) phpBB
7 1 (0.64%) SAS
7 1 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 54 (34.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.18%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.27%) Endur
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (29.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (18.47%) PaaS
3 23 (14.65%) IaaS
4 10 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.18%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (3.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) LAN
1 6 (3.82%) WAN
2 3 (1.91%) VoIP
3 2 (1.27%) VPN
3 2 (1.27%) Wireless
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (26.75%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.18%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.18%) Power BI
4 5 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.27%) Big Data
7 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.27%) Redis
8 1 (0.64%) MySQL
8 1 (0.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 74 (47.13%) Visual Studio
2 43 (27.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (22.93%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.01%) Jenkins
5 10 (6.37%) Selenium
6 9 (5.73%) JIRA
6 9 (5.73%) TeamCity
7 8 (5.10%) Maven
7 8 (5.10%) MSTest
8 6 (3.82%) Gradle
9 5 (3.18%) Ant
9 5 (3.18%) Moq
9 5 (3.18%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (3.18%) webpack
10 4 (2.55%) NuGet
10 4 (2.55%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.55%) Subversion
10 4 (2.55%) VersionOne
11 3 (1.91%) CruiseControl
11 3 (1.91%) Grunt
General
1 17 (10.83%) Finance
2 7 (4.46%) Retail
3 5 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.55%) Legal
4 4 (2.55%) Publishing
5 3 (1.91%) Advertising
5 3 (1.91%) Interactive Media
6 2 (1.27%) Back Office
6 2 (1.27%) Front Office
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Military
7 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (59.87%) Developer
2 45 (28.66%) CRM Developer
3 41 (26.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 37 (23.57%) Microsoft Developer
5 25 (15.92%) .NET Developer
6 18 (11.46%) Consultant
7 11 (7.01%) Architect
8 8 (5.10%) Analyst
9 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Azure Architect
9 7 (4.46%) Azure Consultant
9 7 (4.46%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (4.46%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.82%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.18%) Azure Developer
11 5 (3.18%) Technical Architect
12 4 (2.55%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (63.69%) .NET
2 77 (49.04%) CSS
3 76 (48.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 75 (47.77%) .NET Framework
5 73 (46.50%) HTML
6 71 (45.22%) WCF
7 41 (26.11%) ASP.NET
8 27 (17.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (15.29%) Entity Framework
10 14 (8.92%) AngularJS
11 12 (7.64%) HTML5
12 11 (7.01%) Web Services
13 10 (6.37%) jQuery
14 9 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 8 (5.10%) Ajax
15 8 (5.10%) CSS3
15 8 (5.10%) RESTful
16 7 (4.46%) SOAP
17 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 6 (3.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.10%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.18%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.55%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.91%) NHS
5 3 (1.91%) User Experience
6 2 (1.27%) Clustering
6 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.27%) Equities
6 2 (1.27%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.64%) Fintech
7 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.64%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.64%) Replication
7 1 (0.64%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.92%) Windows
2 11 (7.01%) Linux
3 8 (5.10%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (70.70%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (35.67%) CRM
3 45 (28.66%) Scrum
4 35 (22.29%) MVC
5 31 (19.75%) DevOps
6 30 (19.11%) Test Automation
7 27 (17.20%) TDD
8 26 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (15.92%) Kanban
10 22 (14.01%) Release Management
11 16 (10.19%) SOLID
12 15 (9.55%) Web Development
13 12 (7.64%) User Stories
14 11 (7.01%) Planning Poker
15 10 (6.37%) Analytics
15 10 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (5.73%) SDLC
17 8 (5.10%) OWASP
17 8 (5.10%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (51.59%) JavaScript
2 36 (22.93%) C#
3 24 (15.29%) SQL
4 19 (12.10%) PowerShell
5 11 (7.01%) Java
6 9 (5.73%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.73%) TypeScript
7 7 (4.46%) F#
8 5 (3.18%) C++
8 5 (3.18%) ES6
8 5 (3.18%) VB
9 4 (2.55%) Python
10 3 (1.91%) PHP
10 3 (1.91%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (14.01%) SC Cleared
1 22 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.83%) Degree
3 12 (7.64%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.91%) MCSD
6 2 (1.27%) CCNA
6 2 (1.27%) CCNP
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.27%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.27%) MCDST
6 2 (1.27%) MCITP
6 2 (1.27%) MCSA
6 2 (1.27%) MCSE
6 2 (1.27%) MCTS
6 2 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.64%) ISEB
7 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.18%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.18%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.27%) Docker
4 2 (1.27%) KVM
5 1 (0.64%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.64%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (5.73%) Puppet
2 2 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.64%) Piwik
3 1 (0.64%) SCCM
3 1 (0.64%) SCOM
3 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (73.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.37%) Oracle
3 5 (3.18%) AppDynamics
3 5 (3.18%) ServiceNow
4 4 (2.55%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.55%) CA Agile Central
4 4 (2.55%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.91%) Citrix
5 3 (1.91%) Guidewire
5 3 (1.91%) VMware
6 2 (1.27%) OpenLink
7 1 (0.64%) Google
7 1 (0.64%) SAP
7 1 (0.64%) Zend
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £410 per day + SC Clearance granted
Posted: 3 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day (circa)
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day 3 Months Rolling
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago