The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 90 114 111
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 48 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.54% 0.71% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.56% 5.93% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 12
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£315 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £40.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +42.85%
Team Foundation Server
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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 North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
354 354 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.36% 11.98% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 185 182
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 15
Average hourly rate £31.25 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.04 £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £44.00 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +8 27 £315 +16.66% 26
Cheshire +16 15 £320 - 8
Lancashire -18 4 £288 -4.16% 2
Merseyside -3 1 £320 - 8
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 65 (74.71%) .NET
2 55 (63.22%) C#
3 41 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (41.38%) SQL Server
5 25 (28.74%) Visual Studio
6 24 (27.59%) SQL
7 23 (26.44%) ASP.NET
7 23 (26.44%) Web Services
8 22 (25.29%) CSS
9 20 (22.99%) WPF
10 18 (20.69%) TDD
10 18 (20.69%) IIS
10 18 (20.69%) HTML
11 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
11 17 (19.54%) MVC
11 17 (19.54%) Unit Testing
11 17 (19.54%) WCF
12 16 (18.39%) Sybase
13 13 (14.94%) XML
13 13 (14.94%) Software Testing
13 13 (14.94%) jQuery
14 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
14 11 (12.64%) OO
14 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (11.49%) MVVM
15 10 (11.49%) VB.NET
15 10 (11.49%) WSDL
15 10 (11.49%) ISEB
16 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
16 9 (10.34%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 18 (20.69%) IIS
2 9 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) Lync
4 1 (1.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) GSM
1 3 (3.45%) VoIP
1 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 3 (3.45%) DNS
2 2 (2.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (8.05%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (28.74%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.05%) JIRA
3 4 (4.60%) MSTest
4 3 (3.45%) Subversion
4 3 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.30%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.15%) Xcode
6 1 (1.15%) Selenium
6 1 (1.15%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.15%) Toad
6 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (5.75%) Retail
1 5 (5.75%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Marketing
3 2 (2.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (59.77%) Developer
2 31 (35.63%) .NET Developer
3 18 (20.69%) C# Developer
4 16 (18.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (14.94%) Analyst
6 12 (13.79%) Test Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 8 (9.20%) Release Manager
7 8 (9.20%) Software Developer
7 8 (9.20%) Configuration Manager
8 6 (6.90%) WPF Developer
8 6 (6.90%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.75%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.60%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (4.60%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.60%) VB Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
11 3 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (74.71%) .NET
2 23 (26.44%) ASP.NET
2 23 (26.44%) Web Services
3 22 (25.29%) CSS
4 20 (22.99%) WPF
5 18 (20.69%) HTML
6 17 (19.54%) WCF
7 13 (14.94%) XML
7 13 (14.94%) jQuery
8 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (11.49%) WSDL
10 9 (10.34%) .NET Framework
11 7 (8.05%) XSLT
11 7 (8.05%) Ajax
12 6 (6.90%) Hibernate
13 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (4.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 4 (4.60%) SOAP
13 4 (4.60%) LINQ
14 3 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (6.90%) IVR
3 5 (5.75%) User Experience
4 3 (3.45%) Clustering
5 2 (2.30%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Social Media
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.20%) Windows
2 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (47.13%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.69%) TDD
3 17 (19.54%) MVC
3 17 (19.54%) Unit Testing
4 13 (14.94%) Software Testing
5 11 (12.64%) OO
6 10 (11.49%) MVVM
7 9 (10.34%) Scrum
8 5 (5.75%) CRM
8 5 (5.75%) OOD
8 5 (5.75%) Integration Testing
8 5 (5.75%) Test Management
8 5 (5.75%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.75%) Performance Testing
8 5 (5.75%) Manual Testing
9 4 (4.60%) Test Planning
9 4 (4.60%) Release Management
9 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.45%) Migration
10 3 (3.45%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (63.22%) C#
2 24 (27.59%) SQL
3 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.49%) VB.NET
5 5 (5.75%) VB
5 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.45%) VB6
6 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.30%) XAML
8 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) ISEB
2 7 (8.05%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.15%) MCITP
4 1 (1.15%) MCTS
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) HL7
2 4 (4.60%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (18.39%) Sybase
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.45%) Telerik
4 2 (2.30%) Twitter
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle
5 1 (1.15%) IBM
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