The table below looks at the statistics for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Team Foundation Server over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 60 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +2
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 3 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 3.85% 2.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.08% 38.24% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £360 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.18% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £192 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £465 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £341
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.75 £46.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +32.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Development Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
59 68 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.94% 10.07% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 47 18
Average daily rate £350 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £213 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the Birmingham region.

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Team Foundation Server.

1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (58.33%) MVC
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
6 5 (41.67%) QA
6 5 (41.67%) jQuery
6 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
6 5 (41.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Web Services
6 5 (41.67%) Scrum
7 4 (33.33%) WCF
8 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
8 3 (25.00%) SOA
8 3 (25.00%) UML
8 3 (25.00%) OO
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (16.67%) CSS
9 2 (16.67%) SQL
9 2 (16.67%) HTML
9 2 (16.67%) Workflow
9 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Team Foundation Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) InfoPath
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) FxCop
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Web Developer
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) WCF
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 2 (16.67%) CSS
7 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
8 1 (8.33%) HTML5
8 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (8.33%) REST
8 1 (8.33%) CSS3
8 1 (8.33%) Reactive Extensions
8 1 (8.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (8.33%) SOAP
8 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) MVC
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
3 5 (41.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) Workflow
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (8.33%) MVVM
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft