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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 75 63 79
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 14 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 1.72% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.41% 12.75% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 4
Average daily rate
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£313 £273 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.67% -12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £169 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £466 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £348
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £28.13 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+37.77% -19.64%
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
189 149 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.05% 13.51% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 89 84
Average daily rate £325 £340 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £28.13 £20.50 £24.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.19% -16.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 27 November 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 27 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 1 - - 1
Wigan - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - -
Team Foundation Server
North West

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (79.49%) .NET
2 27 (69.23%) C#
3 26 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 20 (51.28%) Visual Studio
5 16 (41.03%) Web Services
5 16 (41.03%) CSS
5 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (41.03%) WCF
6 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
7 13 (33.33%) IIS
8 12 (30.77%) XML
8 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 11 (28.21%) MVC
10 10 (25.64%) WSDL
11 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (20.51%) OO
12 8 (20.51%) HTML
13 7 (17.95%) XSLT
13 7 (17.95%) HL7
13 7 (17.95%) jQuery
14 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
14 6 (15.38%) CRM
15 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
15 5 (12.82%) Retail
15 5 (12.82%) Ajax
15 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
15 5 (12.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 5 (12.82%) User Experience

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.56%) Lync
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Axure RP
3 2 (5.13%) MSTest
3 2 (5.13%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) Xcode
4 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.56%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (12.82%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Developer
2 12 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 8 (20.51%) Configuration Manager
3 8 (20.51%) Release Manager
4 4 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) CRM Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (5.13%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.13%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (79.49%) .NET
2 16 (41.03%) Web Services
2 16 (41.03%) CSS
2 16 (41.03%) WCF
3 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
4 12 (30.77%) XML
5 10 (25.64%) WSDL
6 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (20.51%) HTML
8 7 (17.95%) XSLT
8 7 (17.95%) jQuery
9 5 (12.82%) Ajax
9 5 (12.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (10.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
10 4 (10.26%) JSON
11 3 (7.69%) LINQ
12 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
12 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (5.13%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Social Media
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) MVC
3 8 (20.51%) OO
4 6 (15.38%) CRM
5 4 (10.26%) TDD
5 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (7.69%) Campaign Management
7 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.13%) Test Planning
7 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Test Management
7 2 (5.13%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (5.13%) Web Development
7 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (69.23%) C#
2 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) MCTS
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) HL7
2 1 (2.56%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) Twitter
3 1 (2.56%) Telerik
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