The first table below looks at the demand for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Merseyside region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 27 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.91% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.52% 3.70% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£234 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.25 - £27.50
Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
21 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.59% 11.20% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 18
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £373 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%
Team Foundation Server
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Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Liverpool -1 1 £320 -
St Helens - - - -
Wirral - - - - 3
Team Foundation Server
North West

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) WPF
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) Sybase
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) TDD
5 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
6 3 (23.08%) MVVM
6 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (23.08%) CSS
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) CRM
7 2 (15.38%) OOD
7 2 (15.38%) XAML
7 2 (15.38%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) VB
7 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
7 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (15.38%) Telerik
7 2 (15.38%) VB6
7 2 (15.38%) WinForms
7 2 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (15.38%) Time Management

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (7.69%) Umbraco
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
3 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) VB Developer
4 2 (15.38%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (15.38%) WPF Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) WPF
3 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 3 (23.08%) WCF
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) WinForms
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) XHTML
6 1 (7.69%) SOAP
6 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) OO
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
2 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
3 3 (23.08%) MVVM
3 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) OOD
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) V-Model
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Content Management
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.69%) OOP
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) XAML
4 2 (15.38%) VB
4 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 2 (15.38%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Sybase
2 2 (15.38%) Telerik
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft