The table below looks at the statistics for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Team Foundation Server over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 58 38 66
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +28
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 23 37 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.61% 3.81% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.03% 20.79% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 3
Median daily rate £425 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +8.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.78 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £50.75
% change year-on-year
- -16.25%
Team Foundation Server
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
153 178 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.35% 18.35% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 113 30
Median daily rate £425 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £292 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £473 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.78 £41.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+10.75% -2.06%

Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Team Foundation Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Team Foundation Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the Cheshire region.

Team Foundation Server Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Knutsford +7 15 £425 +15.64%
Chester - 2 £288 -
Team Foundation Server
North West

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 53 (81.54%) .NET
2 44 (67.69%) TDD
3 41 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (63.08%) Microsoft
4 33 (50.77%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (50.77%) Software Engineering
4 33 (50.77%) Test Automation
5 32 (49.23%) MS Excel
6 31 (47.69%) Code Coverage
7 28 (43.08%) Windows
7 28 (43.08%) SQL Server
8 27 (41.54%) Finance
9 25 (38.46%) SpecFlow
9 25 (38.46%) DevOps
10 24 (36.92%) TestComplete
10 24 (36.92%) Java
11 23 (35.38%) Degree
12 21 (32.31%) SQL
13 19 (29.23%) C#
14 17 (26.15%) T-SQL
15 14 (21.54%) MVC
16 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
17 12 (18.46%) Web Services
17 12 (18.46%) .NET Framework
17 12 (18.46%) jQuery
18 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
18 11 (16.92%) ETL
18 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2012
19 10 (15.38%) Performance Tuning

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.62%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.54%) CICS
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
3 1 (1.54%) JBoss
3 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (49.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) GitHub
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
1 1 (1.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (43.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (9.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.54%) DB2
7 1 (1.54%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.54%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (38.46%) SpecFlow
2 24 (36.92%) TestComplete
3 8 (12.31%) TeamCity
4 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
5 6 (9.23%) Gradle
6 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.69%) JIRA
7 4 (6.15%) Vagrant
7 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.08%) Moq
8 2 (3.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (3.08%) Subversion
9 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
9 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.54%) MSTest
9 1 (1.54%) NuGet
9 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.54%) VersionOne
9 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (41.54%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Billing
4 2 (3.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Developer
2 17 (26.15%) Consultant
3 16 (24.62%) DevOps Consultant
4 15 (23.08%) Integration Consultant
5 14 (21.54%) .NET Developer
6 13 (20.00%) SQL Developer
7 9 (13.85%) SSIS Developer
8 8 (12.31%) C# Developer
8 8 (12.31%) ETL Developer
9 7 (10.77%) Architect
9 7 (10.77%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Developer
9 7 (10.77%) T-SQL Developer
10 5 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (7.69%) Software Developer
11 4 (6.15%) Analyst
11 4 (6.15%) Integration Engineer
11 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
11 4 (6.15%) Java Software Developer
11 4 (6.15%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (81.54%) .NET
2 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (18.46%) .NET Framework
3 12 (18.46%) jQuery
3 12 (18.46%) Web Services
4 10 (15.38%) CSS
5 9 (13.85%) HTML
6 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (12.31%) Entity Framework
7 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (7.69%) WCF
9 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 4 (6.15%) HTML5
10 3 (4.62%) WPF
11 2 (3.08%) Ajax
11 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
11 2 (3.08%) CSS3
11 2 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (3.08%) XML
12 1 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Replication
2 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.08%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.54%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) PMI
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Android
2 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (67.69%) TDD
2 41 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (50.77%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (50.77%) Software Engineering
3 33 (50.77%) Test Automation
4 31 (47.69%) Code Coverage
5 25 (38.46%) DevOps
6 14 (21.54%) MVC
7 11 (16.92%) ETL
8 10 (15.38%) Database Tuning
8 10 (15.38%) High Availability
8 10 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (13.85%) Migration
10 6 (9.23%) Web Development
11 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Management
12 4 (6.15%) Performance Testing
12 4 (6.15%) Software Testing
12 4 (6.15%) Translating Business Requirements
12 4 (6.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.92%) Java
2 21 (32.31%) SQL
3 19 (29.23%) C#
4 17 (26.15%) T-SQL
5 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.54%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.54%) COBOL
7 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.54%) VB
7 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (35.38%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) CCEA
2 8 (12.31%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (6.15%) ISEB
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (63.08%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.31%) Citrix
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.54%) Chordiant
3 1 (1.54%) IBM
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) Rally
3 1 (1.54%) SAP