Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 310 243 584
Rank change year-on-year -67 +341 +127
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 567 1,108 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 1.13% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.60% 5.25% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 786 215
UK median daily rate £488 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% +1.41%
10th Percentile £350 £360 £339
90th Percentile £675 £638 £592
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 0
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £80.00 £20.08 -
% change year-on-year +298.51% - -

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 12,317 21,103 18,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.05% 21.53% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,163 14,379 12,935
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.97% +6.47%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 251 234
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% - +6.10%
10th Percentile £16.50 £32.50 £29.00
90th Percentile £68.90 £55.00 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £43.63 £44.00
% change year-on-year -7.16% -0.85% +8.64%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 January 2020. 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 -62 539 £493 +1.03% 78
UK excluding London -80 303 £450 -5.26% 57
London -11 261 £550 +10.00% 28
South East -39 143 £450 -10.00% 15
North of England -24 50 £425 -2.86% 18
Midlands 0 41 £474 +5.16% 8
West Midlands +13 38 £473 -2.58% 5
South West -17 34 £406 +1.56% 3
Yorkshire +60 26 £493 +57.60% 7
North West -47 19 £375 -16.20% 5
Wales +18 16 £444 -31.73% 4
Scotland +7 11 £435 -5.95%
East of England +30 8 £425 +1.49% 6
North East -12 5 £358 -18.98% 6
East Midlands +9 3 £475 +8.57% 3

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 412 (72.66%) Azure
2 361 (63.67%) DevOps
3 350 (61.73%) Agile Software Development
4 270 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 195 (34.39%) C#
6 186 (32.80%) SQL
7 177 (31.22%) Git (software)
8 172 (30.34%) PowerShell
9 146 (25.75%) Test Automation
10 143 (25.22%) .NET
11 135 (23.81%) JavaScript
12 126 (22.22%) Scrum
13 120 (21.16%) Visual Studio
14 108 (19.05%) Analytics
15 107 (18.87%) Team Foundation Server
16 106 (18.69%) Finance
17 102 (17.99%) TDD
18 101 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
19 94 (16.58%) CSS
20 93 (16.40%) Jenkins
21 92 (16.23%) SQL Server
22 88 (15.52%) PaaS
23 87 (15.34%) Docker
24 85 (14.99%) JIRA
25 83 (14.64%) Data Lake
26 80 (14.11%) HTML
27 76 (13.40%) Windows
28 75 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
29 74 (13.05%) Power Platform
30 73 (12.87%) Migration

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 43 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.47%) Confluence
3 12 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.76%) IIS
4 10 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.59%) CMS
6 4 (0.71%) Apache
6 4 (0.71%) Drupal
6 4 (0.71%) Jadu
6 4 (0.71%) OpenEdge
6 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (0.71%) WordPress
7 2 (0.35%) JBoss
7 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.18%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 25 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.71%) Zeplin
5 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.35%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.35%) Figma
5 2 (0.35%) Sketch
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.18%) InVision
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.23%) Sonata
4 5 (0.88%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.53%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.35%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.35%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.18%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 412 (72.66%) Azure
2 88 (15.52%) PaaS
3 74 (13.05%) Power Platform
4 58 (10.23%) IaaS
5 47 (8.29%) GitHub
6 46 (8.11%) AWS
7 36 (6.35%) Office 365
8 34 (6.00%) SaaS
9 32 (5.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 26 (4.59%) Serverless
11 23 (4.06%) Azure Functions
12 22 (3.88%) Data Lake Analytics
13 20 (3.53%) Dynamics 365
14 19 (3.35%) Azure Data Factory
15 18 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (1.76%) OpenShift
17 8 (1.41%) Azure Machine Learning
18 5 (0.88%) Azure Stack
18 5 (0.88%) npm
18 5 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.17%) Internet
2 17 (3.00%) Firewall
2 17 (3.00%) VPN
3 16 (2.82%) DNS
4 12 (2.12%) NAS
4 12 (2.12%) Reverse Proxy
4 12 (2.12%) SAN
4 12 (2.12%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.71%) Intranet
6 3 (0.53%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (16.23%) SQL Server
2 83 (14.64%) Data Lake
3 72 (12.70%) Power BI
4 70 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 46 (8.11%) Azure SQL Database
6 32 (5.64%) Big Data
7 31 (5.47%) HDInsight
8 26 (4.59%) Relational Database
9 24 (4.23%) NoSQL
10 21 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (3.53%) RDBMS
12 19 (3.35%) Cosmos DB
13 18 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (2.65%) MongoDB
16 14 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (1.76%) Redis
18 8 (1.41%) Hadoop
19 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
19 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 177 (31.22%) Git (software)
2 120 (21.16%) Visual Studio
3 107 (18.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 93 (16.40%) Jenkins
5 85 (14.99%) JIRA
6 56 (9.88%) Selenium
7 40 (7.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 29 (5.11%) TeamCity
9 26 (4.59%) SpecFlow
10 23 (4.06%) Cucumber
10 23 (4.06%) Maven
11 21 (3.70%) NUnit
12 16 (2.82%) Gradle
12 16 (2.82%) JMeter
13 15 (2.65%) SoapUI
14 14 (2.47%) Postman
15 13 (2.29%) Protractor
16 12 (2.12%) Karma Test Runner
16 12 (2.12%) MSTest
16 12 (2.12%) WebDriver
General
1 106 (18.69%) Finance
2 17 (3.00%) Public Sector
3 15 (2.65%) Back Office
3 15 (2.65%) Marketing
4 7 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.06%) Banking
6 5 (0.88%) Front Office
6 5 (0.88%) Legal
6 5 (0.88%) Publishing
7 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.35%) Electronics
8 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.35%) Retail
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Billing
9 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.18%) Games
9 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.18%) German Language
9 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 159 (28.04%) Developer
2 139 (24.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 129 (22.75%) Azure Engineer
4 91 (16.05%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 64 (11.29%) Azure DevOps
6 57 (10.05%) .NET Developer
7 43 (7.58%) Analyst
8 38 (6.70%) Consultant
9 31 (5.47%) Azure Developer
9 31 (5.47%) Data Engineer
10 29 (5.11%) React Developer
10 29 (5.11%) Software Engineer
11 25 (4.41%) Tester
12 24 (4.23%) Cloud Engineer
13 23 (4.06%) C# Developer
14 19 (3.35%) Lead DevOps
14 19 (3.35%) Senior Developer
15 15 (2.65%) Architect
15 15 (2.65%) Test Engineer
16 14 (2.47%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (25.22%) .NET
2 94 (16.58%) CSS
3 80 (14.11%) HTML
4 63 (11.11%) Web Services
5 56 (9.88%) AngularJS
6 51 (8.99%) ASP.NET
7 49 (8.64%) .NET Core
8 45 (7.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 43 (7.58%) RESTful
10 41 (7.23%) Sass
11 40 (7.05%) Redux
12 37 (6.53%) .NET Framework
12 37 (6.53%) JSON
13 32 (5.64%) jQuery
14 30 (5.29%) React
15 28 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
16 26 (4.59%) HTML5
17 25 (4.41%) ADO
17 25 (4.41%) REST
18 23 (4.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.23%) Enterprise Software
2 34 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (2.65%) User Experience
5 12 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (2.12%) Replication
6 11 (1.94%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.06%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.53%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.35%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.35%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.35%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.35%) Life Science
14 1 (0.18%) Data Protection Act
14 1 (0.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.40%) Windows
2 32 (5.64%) Linux
3 22 (3.88%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.35%) Windows 10
5 16 (2.82%) Android
6 10 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.76%) Unix
7 5 (0.88%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (63.67%) DevOps
2 350 (61.73%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (25.75%) Test Automation
4 126 (22.22%) Scrum
5 108 (19.05%) Analytics
6 102 (17.99%) TDD
7 101 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (13.23%) Business Intelligence
9 73 (12.87%) Migration
10 66 (11.64%) Kanban
11 64 (11.29%) Infrastructure as Code
12 61 (10.76%) Microservices
13 56 (9.88%) BDD
14 51 (8.99%) User Stories
15 43 (7.58%) MVC
16 42 (7.41%) OO
17 40 (7.05%) Software Engineering
18 38 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
19 34 (6.00%) Configuration Management
19 34 (6.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 195 (34.39%) C#
2 186 (32.80%) SQL
3 172 (30.34%) PowerShell
4 135 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 68 (11.99%) Java
6 66 (11.64%) Python
7 39 (6.88%) TypeScript
8 23 (4.06%) Scala
9 17 (3.00%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.65%) Bash Shell
11 13 (2.29%) R
12 9 (1.59%) ES6
12 9 (1.59%) Ruby
12 9 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.23%) ES7
14 6 (1.06%) C
14 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.88%) PHP
16 4 (0.71%) Clipper
16 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (5.47%) Degree
2 24 (4.23%) SC Cleared
2 24 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.12%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.94%) ISEB
5 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 8 (1.41%) PMP
7 5 (0.88%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.71%) MCSA
8 4 (0.71%) MCSE
9 3 (0.53%) CISM
9 3 (0.53%) CISSP
9 3 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.53%) SANS
10 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (8.29%) QA
2 10 (1.76%) GDPR
3 4 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.53%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.53%) PMO
5 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.35%) GxP
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.18%) NCSC
6 1 (0.18%) NIST
System Software
1 87 (15.34%) Docker
2 48 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.71%) LXC
7 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 70 (12.35%) Kubernetes
2 64 (11.29%) Terraform
3 49 (8.64%) Ansible
4 26 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (4.41%) Puppet
6 14 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.35%) MIIS
8 2 (0.35%) StackStorm
9 1 (0.18%) CloudForms
9 1 (0.18%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.18%) Consul
9 1 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.18%) Grafana
9 1 (0.18%) Graphite
9 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.18%) Kibana
9 1 (0.18%) logstash
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 270 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 30 (5.29%) SAP
3 27 (4.76%) Databricks
3 27 (4.76%) Oracle
4 20 (3.53%) hybris
5 19 (3.35%) Adobe
6 15 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (2.47%) VMware
8 12 (2.12%) Atlassian
8 12 (2.12%) Splunk
9 11 (1.94%) Cisco
10 10 (1.76%) Tableau
11 9 (1.59%) Citrix
11 9 (1.59%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.41%) Cloudera
12 8 (1.41%) Gigya
12 8 (1.41%) Hortonworks
12 8 (1.41%) MapR
13 6 (1.06%) Black Duck
14 4 (0.71%) Xamarin