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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 88 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 7 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.46% 1.09% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.43% 11.02% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 1
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £50.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +107.14%
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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
129 127 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.48% 9.88% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 79 60
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £261 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £411 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.49 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% +57.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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 30 June 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
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 30 June 2015. 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 2 £331 +5.57% 3
Salford - 1 £430 -
Team Foundation Server
North West

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (65.22%) .NET
3 13 (56.52%) C#
3 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET
4 11 (47.83%) Visual Studio
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) SQL
5 8 (34.78%) WCF
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (30.43%) Oracle
7 6 (26.09%) CSS
7 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
7 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
7 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (21.74%) MVC
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (17.39%) JMeter
9 4 (17.39%) OLAP
9 4 (17.39%) ISEB
9 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
9 4 (17.39%) LINQ
9 4 (17.39%) Retail
9 4 (17.39%) WiX
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 3 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.70%) LiveCycle
3 1 (4.35%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) OLAP
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (8.70%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Visual Studio
2 4 (17.39%) WiX
2 4 (17.39%) JMeter
3 3 (13.04%) MSBuild
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (8.70%) Toad
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (4.35%) Selenium
5 1 (4.35%) MSTest
5 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) .NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Architect
5 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) WCF
3 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
4 6 (26.09%) CSS
4 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
5 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (17.39%) LINQ
7 3 (13.04%) HTML
7 3 (13.04%) JSON
8 2 (8.70%) WinForms
8 2 (8.70%) WPF
8 2 (8.70%) Castle Windsor
8 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (4.35%) Sass
9 1 (4.35%) jQuery
9 1 (4.35%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) MVC
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Workflow
3 3 (13.04%) SOA
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Open Source
4 2 (8.70%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.70%) V-Model
4 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Office Automation
4 2 (8.70%) DSDM
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe
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