The first table below looks at the demand for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 July 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 North West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 97 102 117
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 33 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 0.90% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.87% 7.29% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 9
Average daily rate
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£320 £305 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.25 - £27.50
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
278 329 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.25% 12.35% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 173 164
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Team Foundation Server
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Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Team Foundation Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Team Foundation Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Manchester +14 20 £325 +8.33% 17
Lancashire -9 7 £300 -
Cheshire -1 4 £329 -9.93% 5
Merseyside +4 2 £234 - 4
Cumbria - - - - 1
Team Foundation Server
England

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 59 (81.94%) .NET
2 52 (72.22%) C#
3 32 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 27 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 22 (30.56%) TDD
6 22 (30.56%) WPF
7 19 (26.39%) WCF
8 18 (25.00%) Sybase
8 18 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 18 (25.00%) SQL
9 17 (23.61%) Unit Testing
10 16 (22.22%) Web Services
11 15 (20.83%) CSS
11 15 (20.83%) HTML
11 15 (20.83%) .NET Framework
12 14 (19.44%) VB.NET
12 14 (19.44%) MVC
13 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
13 13 (18.06%) MVVM
14 12 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
14 12 (16.67%) jQuery
15 11 (15.28%) IIS
15 11 (15.28%) XML
16 10 (13.89%) OO
17 9 (12.50%) Scrum
18 8 (11.11%) Windows
18 8 (11.11%) CRM
18 8 (11.11%) Crystal Reports

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (15.28%) IIS
2 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.78%) CMS
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) GSM
2 1 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.56%) Subversion
2 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.17%) Moq
3 3 (4.17%) Selenium
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.78%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.78%) Toad
5 1 (1.39%) JIRA
5 1 (1.39%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.39%) MSTest
5 1 (1.39%) T4 Templates
General
1 5 (6.94%) Finance
1 5 (6.94%) Retail
2 3 (4.17%) Marketing
2 3 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 54 (75.00%) Developer
2 32 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 15 (20.83%) C# Developer
4 13 (18.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 6 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 6 (8.33%) WPF Developer
7 5 (6.94%) VB Developer
7 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Configuration Manager
8 4 (5.56%) Release Manager
8 4 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Tester
9 3 (4.17%) Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (81.94%) .NET
2 24 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 22 (30.56%) WPF
4 19 (26.39%) WCF
5 16 (22.22%) Web Services
6 15 (20.83%) CSS
6 15 (20.83%) HTML
6 15 (20.83%) .NET Framework
7 12 (16.67%) jQuery
8 11 (15.28%) XML
9 8 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (8.33%) Hibernate
11 6 (8.33%) Ajax
12 5 (6.94%) WSDL
12 5 (6.94%) LINQ
13 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (4.17%) Razor View Engine
14 3 (4.17%) WinForms
14 3 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (2.78%) Online Banking
2 2 (2.78%) Taxonomies
2 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.78%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.39%) IVR
3 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.56%) TDD
3 17 (23.61%) Unit Testing
4 14 (19.44%) MVC
5 13 (18.06%) MVVM
6 10 (13.89%) OO
7 9 (12.50%) Scrum
8 8 (11.11%) CRM
9 5 (6.94%) OOD
9 5 (6.94%) Migration
10 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.56%) Software Testing
10 4 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
11 3 (4.17%) Campaign Management
11 3 (4.17%) Test Strategy
11 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
11 3 (4.17%) Time Management
11 3 (4.17%) Data Migration
11 3 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (72.22%) C#
2 18 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (25.00%) SQL
3 14 (19.44%) VB.NET
4 7 (9.72%) VB
5 4 (5.56%) VB6
5 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.78%) XAML
7 1 (1.39%) VBScript
7 1 (1.39%) VBA
7 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) ISEB
2 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
1 3 (4.17%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (25.00%) Sybase
2 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (2.78%) Kofax
4 2 (2.78%) Telerik
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