The table below looks at the statistics for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 61 67 80
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 27 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.96% 0.91% 1.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.30% 7.38% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 7
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£315 £270 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £220 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £306 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +42.85%
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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
203 149 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.75% 12.31% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 94 72
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £11.30 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.48% -65.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Team Foundation Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Team Foundation Server Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stockport 0 3 - - 2
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Team Foundation Server
North West

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 31 (73.81%) .NET
2 27 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 27 (64.29%) C#
3 19 (45.24%) Visual Studio
4 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (40.48%) CSS
6 15 (35.71%) Web Services
6 15 (35.71%) WCF
7 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 13 (30.95%) IIS
9 12 (28.57%) XML
10 11 (26.19%) MVC
10 11 (26.19%) HTML
10 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
11 10 (23.81%) WSDL
11 10 (23.81%) jQuery
12 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
13 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (16.67%) HL7
14 7 (16.67%) XSLT
14 7 (16.67%) OO
15 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (11.90%) Dynamics CRM
16 5 (11.90%) User Experience
16 5 (11.90%) CRM
16 5 (11.90%) Ajax
17 4 (9.52%) Retail
17 4 (9.52%) Finance
17 4 (9.52%) MS Excel

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (30.95%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (45.24%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.38%) Xcode
3 1 (2.38%) Subversion
3 1 (2.38%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.38%) MSTest
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Configuration Manager
3 8 (19.05%) Release Manager
3 8 (19.05%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 5 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (11.90%) C# Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (4.76%) CRM Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Team Leader
6 2 (4.76%) CRM Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) .NET
2 17 (40.48%) CSS
3 15 (35.71%) Web Services
3 15 (35.71%) WCF
4 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 12 (28.57%) XML
6 11 (26.19%) HTML
7 10 (23.81%) jQuery
7 10 (23.81%) WSDL
8 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (16.67%) XSLT
10 5 (11.90%) Ajax
11 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
11 4 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 3 (7.14%) WPF
13 2 (4.76%) LINQ
13 2 (4.76%) JSON
13 2 (4.76%) SOAP
13 2 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) User Experience
2 2 (4.76%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Social Media
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) MVC
3 7 (16.67%) OO
4 5 (11.90%) CRM
5 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
6 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.14%) Campaign Management
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.14%) Scrum
6 3 (7.14%) TDD
6 3 (7.14%) Test Management
7 2 (4.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.76%) OOD
7 2 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (2.38%) OOP
8 1 (2.38%) Android Development
8 1 (2.38%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (64.29%) C#
2 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) ISEB
1 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) MCTS
2 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) HL7
2 2 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Twitter
3 1 (2.38%) Telerik