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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 77 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 25 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.33% 1.91% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.37% 13.59% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 2
Average daily rate
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£319 £315 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £287 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £428 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £50.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-16.83% -8.18%
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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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
187 184 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.96% 14.08% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 124 83
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
2 20 (57.14%) C#
2 20 (57.14%) .NET
3 17 (48.57%) Visual Studio
4 15 (42.86%) SQL
5 14 (40.00%) HTML
5 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (34.29%) CSS
8 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
8 10 (28.57%) MVC
9 9 (25.71%) jQuery
10 8 (22.86%) WCF
10 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
10 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
11 7 (20.00%) Workflow
11 7 (20.00%) Finance
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (17.14%) HTML5
12 6 (17.14%) CRM
13 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (14.29%) Scrum
13 5 (14.29%) Entity Framework
13 5 (14.29%) WiX
13 5 (14.29%) SCOM
13 5 (14.29%) LINQ
13 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 5 (14.29%) Ajax

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.71%) LiveCycle
5 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.71%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) Visual Studio
2 5 (14.29%) WiX
2 5 (14.29%) MSBuild
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.86%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) Toad
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Advertising
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (14.29%) CRM Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.57%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Report Developer
6 3 (8.57%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) BizTalk Architect
7 2 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) .NET
2 14 (40.00%) HTML
3 12 (34.29%) CSS
4 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 9 (25.71%) jQuery
6 8 (22.86%) WCF
7 6 (17.14%) HTML5
8 5 (14.29%) Entity Framework
8 5 (14.29%) LINQ
8 5 (14.29%) Ajax
9 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
10 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (8.57%) JSON
11 2 (5.71%) Castle Windsor
11 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (2.86%) CSS3
12 1 (2.86%) Sass
12 1 (2.86%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) MVC
3 7 (20.00%) Workflow
4 6 (17.14%) CRM
4 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Scrum
6 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.57%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (8.57%) Inmon Methodology
7 3 (8.57%) V-Model
7 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.57%) SOA
8 2 (5.71%) DSDM
8 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) Open Source
8 2 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) C#
2 15 (42.86%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Java
6 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ISEB
2 3 (8.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Adobe
4 1 (2.86%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Telerik
4 1 (2.86%) Actian
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