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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 44 41 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 9 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.35% 1.64% 3.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.27% 24.39% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £28.13 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+37.77% -19.64%
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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
33 41 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.95% 6.73% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 31
Average daily rate £400 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 November 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 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) C#
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) Web Development
5 4 (36.36%) Subversion
5 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
5 4 (36.36%) CSS
5 4 (36.36%) UNIX
5 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
6 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 3 (27.27%) Python
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) Ruby
6 3 (27.27%) WCF
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (18.18%) MCITP
7 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
7 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (18.18%) Workflow

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Subversion
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) FxCop
3 1 (9.09%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) CRM Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Reactive Extensions
4 2 (18.18%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (9.09%) XSL
5 1 (9.09%) XSLT
5 1 (9.09%) Middleware
5 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Mac OS X
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Web Development
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) MVVM
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) OOP
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) MCITP
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
2 1 (9.09%) Thunderhead