The table below looks at the statistics for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 41 32 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.04% 1.73% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.29% 7.35% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
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£294 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
- +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.27% +57.14%
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 Lancashire region.

Development Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
56 68 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.25% 23.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 46
Average daily rate £341 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.08% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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 Lancashire

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

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Team Foundation Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Team Foundation Server Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -1 5 - - 1
Team Foundation Server
North West

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 15 (88.24%) C#
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 13 (76.47%) Sybase
2 13 (76.47%) WPF
3 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (70.59%) TDD
3 12 (70.59%) Unit Testing
4 9 (52.94%) VB.NET
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 7 (41.18%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (35.29%) MVVM
6 6 (35.29%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
7 5 (29.41%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) VB
9 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
9 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
9 2 (11.76%) Web Services
9 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
9 2 (11.76%) WCF
9 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
9 2 (11.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (11.76%) POCO
9 2 (11.76%) VB6
9 2 (11.76%) Subversion
9 2 (11.76%) Ajax
9 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (11.76%) WF
9 2 (11.76%) LINQ
9 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Toad
2 1 (5.88%) T4 Templates
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 13 (76.47%) .NET Developer
3 5 (29.41%) C# Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) WPF Developer
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Developer
4 4 (23.53%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (23.53%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) VB Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (88.24%) .NET
2 13 (76.47%) WPF
3 5 (29.41%) Hibernate
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.76%) WCF
4 2 (11.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (11.76%) POCO
4 2 (11.76%) Ajax
4 2 (11.76%) WF
4 2 (11.76%) LINQ
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) CSS
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
5 1 (5.88%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (70.59%) TDD
1 12 (70.59%) Unit Testing
2 6 (35.29%) MVVM
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Test Management
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) System Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) VB.NET
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) VB
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VB6
6 1 (5.88%) VBScript
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Sybase
2 1 (5.88%) IBM