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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 641 613
Rank change year-on-year +126 -28  
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 90 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.013% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 0.089% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 5 8
Median daily rate £425 £450 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +39.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £355 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 -
% change year-on-year +30.76% -  
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 7833 7833 7014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.55% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5287 5237 4483
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 186 130
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £32.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +131 89 £425 -5.55% 13
South East - 27 £417 -
London +51 25 £458 -3.68% 9
West Midlands +28 15 £413 +26.92%
Buckinghamshire - 13 £479 -
Bristol - 12 £475 - 1
Birmingham - 12 £438 -
South West - 12 £475 - 2
Milton Keynes - 11 £479 -
North West - 8 £425 -
Hampshire - 7 £425 -
Manchester - 4 £438 -
West Sussex - 4 £425 -
City of London -1 3 £475 +5.55% 4
Andover - 3 £425 -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Crawley - 3 £463 -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Havant - 2 - -
Bolton - 2 £469 -
East of England - 2 £345 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £345 -
Coventry +3 1 £413 +26.92%
Berkshire - 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 £300 -
Bury - 1 £425 -
Abingdon - 1 £273 -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
East Grinstead - 1 £409 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £273 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 130 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 120 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (74.36%) .NET
4 89 (57.05%) Visual Studio
5 86 (55.13%) .NET Framework
6 85 (54.49%) JavaScript
7 84 (53.85%) WCF
7 84 (53.85%) ASP.NET Web API
8 81 (51.92%) HTML
9 80 (51.28%) CSS
10 76 (48.72%) CRM
11 74 (47.44%) Dynamics CRM
12 50 (32.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 46 (29.49%) Scrum
14 45 (28.85%) SQL Server
15 43 (27.56%) C#
16 40 (25.64%) ASP.NET
17 35 (22.44%) MVC
18 34 (21.79%) Security Cleared
18 34 (21.79%) SC Cleared
19 31 (19.87%) TDD
20 29 (18.59%) MS Excel
20 29 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
21 27 (17.31%) ASP.NET MVC
22 26 (16.67%) SQL
23 25 (16.03%) Kanban
24 23 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
25 22 (14.10%) Release Management
26 20 (12.82%) DV Cleared
27 18 (11.54%) PaaS

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 9 (5.77%) IIS
2 7 (4.49%) NServiceBus
2 7 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (2.56%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.64%) Apache
6 1 (0.64%) CMS
6 1 (0.64%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.64%) phpBB
6 1 (0.64%) SAS
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (18.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 74 (47.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.28%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (11.54%) PaaS
3 16 (10.26%) IaaS
4 5 (3.21%) SaaS
5 3 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) VoIP
2 2 (1.28%) LAN
2 2 (1.28%) WAN
3 1 (0.64%) Firewall
3 1 (0.64%) HTTP
3 1 (0.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.64%) Big Data
8 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.64%) MySQL
8 1 (0.64%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.64%) QlikView
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 89 (57.05%) Visual Studio
2 50 (32.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.85%) MSTest
4 6 (3.85%) Selenium
5 5 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.21%) JIRA
5 5 (3.21%) Moq
5 5 (3.21%) NuGet
5 5 (3.21%) SpecFlow
5 5 (3.21%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.21%) webpack
6 4 (2.56%) CruiseControl
6 4 (2.56%) MSBuild
7 3 (1.92%) Gradle
7 3 (1.92%) Maven
8 2 (1.28%) Ant
8 2 (1.28%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.28%) NUnit
8 2 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (11.54%) Finance
2 5 (3.21%) Front Office
2 5 (3.21%) Retail
3 4 (2.56%) Banking
3 4 (2.56%) Publishing
4 3 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Military
5 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 101 (64.74%) Developer
2 61 (39.10%) CRM Developer
3 57 (36.54%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 40 (25.64%) Microsoft Developer
5 30 (19.23%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Architect
7 9 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (4.49%) Azure DevOps
8 7 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (4.49%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.85%) Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) Lead Developer
9 6 (3.85%) Release Manager
9 6 (3.85%) Scrum Master
10 5 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) Senior Developer
11 4 (2.56%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.56%) Test Leader
12 3 (1.92%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (74.36%) .NET
2 86 (55.13%) .NET Framework
3 84 (53.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 84 (53.85%) WCF
4 81 (51.92%) HTML
5 80 (51.28%) CSS
6 40 (25.64%) ASP.NET
7 27 (17.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (11.54%) Entity Framework
9 11 (7.05%) Web Services
10 8 (5.13%) WPF
11 6 (3.85%) Ajax
11 6 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 6 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (3.85%) jQuery
12 5 (3.21%) OAuth2
12 5 (3.21%) OpenID
12 5 (3.21%) React
12 5 (3.21%) Redux
13 4 (2.56%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.21%) Equities
2 5 (3.21%) Fixed Income
2 5 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.92%) Clustering
5 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.28%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.28%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.64%) Fintech
6 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.64%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.62%) Windows
2 6 (3.85%) Linux
2 6 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 6 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (48.72%) CRM
3 46 (29.49%) Scrum
4 35 (22.44%) MVC
5 31 (19.87%) TDD
6 25 (16.03%) Kanban
7 23 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (14.10%) Release Management
9 18 (11.54%) DevOps
10 16 (10.26%) SOLID
11 13 (8.33%) Automated Testing
12 11 (7.05%) Planning Poker
12 11 (7.05%) User Stories
12 11 (7.05%) Web Development
13 10 (6.41%) BDD
14 9 (5.77%) Continuous Deployment
14 9 (5.77%) Waterfall
15 8 (5.13%) OWASP
16 7 (4.49%) Coaching
17 6 (3.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 85 (54.49%) JavaScript
2 43 (27.56%) C#
3 26 (16.67%) SQL
4 16 (10.26%) PowerShell
5 11 (7.05%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.49%) Java
7 5 (3.21%) C++
7 5 (3.21%) ES6
7 5 (3.21%) TypeScript
7 5 (3.21%) VB
8 4 (2.56%) F#
9 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.64%) C
10 1 (0.64%) Perl
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (21.79%) SC Cleared
1 34 (21.79%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.82%) DV Cleared
3 11 (7.05%) Degree
4 7 (4.49%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.21%) ISEB
7 3 (1.92%) CCNA
7 3 (1.92%) CCNP
7 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.92%) MCDBA
7 3 (1.92%) MCDST
7 3 (1.92%) MCITP
7 3 (1.92%) MCSA
7 3 (1.92%) MCSD
7 3 (1.92%) MCSE
7 3 (1.92%) MCTS
8 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.21%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.28%) Docker
5 1 (0.64%) KVM
5 1 (0.64%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (0.64%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.64%) Piwik
2 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 130 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.21%) Oracle
3 4 (2.56%) Guidewire
4 3 (1.92%) AppDynamics
4 3 (1.92%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.28%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.64%) CA
6 1 (0.64%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.64%) Citrix
6 1 (0.64%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.64%) Juniper
6 1 (0.64%) SAP
6 1 (0.64%) VMware
6 1 (0.64%) Zend
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