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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 97 94 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 39 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 0.87% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.09% 8.94% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
Average daily rate £288 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £370 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+39.53% -11.64%
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
298 235 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.70% 9.72% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 102 145
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 14
Average hourly rate £37.49 £33.73 £25.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.14% +30.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.74 £28.46 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £120.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
Team Foundation Server
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside - 11 £295 - 2
Manchester -9 10 £275 -1.34% 5
Lancashire - 10 £285 -
Cheshire -11 7 £364 +21.33% 3
Cumbria - - - -
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (78.18%) .NET
2 32 (58.18%) C#
3 24 (43.64%) ASP.NET
4 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
5 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (30.91%) TDD
6 17 (30.91%) VB.NET
6 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
7 16 (29.09%) HTML
8 14 (25.45%) SQL
8 14 (25.45%) .NET Framework
8 14 (25.45%) WPF
9 13 (23.64%) Visual Studio
10 12 (21.82%) Sybase
10 12 (21.82%) CSS
10 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
10 12 (21.82%) Unit Testing
10 12 (21.82%) Inversion of Control
11 11 (20.00%) WCF
12 10 (18.18%) jQuery
12 10 (18.18%) MVC
13 9 (16.36%) XML
13 9 (16.36%) Windows
14 8 (14.55%) Web Services
14 8 (14.55%) OO
14 8 (14.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 7 (12.73%) Scrum
16 6 (10.91%) Ajax
16 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (9.09%) IIS
2 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.82%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (34.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.27%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.82%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (1.82%) Xcelsius
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.82%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.27%) Subversion
2 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.45%) Moq
3 3 (5.45%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) MSBuild
4 2 (3.64%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.64%) T4 Templates
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.64%) Toad
5 1 (1.82%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.82%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (74.55%) Developer
2 29 (52.73%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.73%) C# Developer
3 7 (12.73%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Tester
5 4 (7.27%) VB Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Test Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Manual Tester
6 2 (3.64%) Software Tester
6 2 (3.64%) Systems Tester
6 2 (3.64%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Environment Manager
6 2 (3.64%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (3.64%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (78.18%) .NET
2 24 (43.64%) ASP.NET
3 16 (29.09%) HTML
4 14 (25.45%) .NET Framework
4 14 (25.45%) WPF
5 12 (21.82%) CSS
6 11 (20.00%) WCF
7 10 (18.18%) jQuery
8 9 (16.36%) XML
9 8 (14.55%) Web Services
9 8 (14.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (10.91%) Ajax
11 5 (9.09%) LINQ
12 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (5.45%) WF
13 3 (5.45%) POCO
13 3 (5.45%) JSON
14 2 (3.64%) WinForms
14 2 (3.64%) EDI
14 2 (3.64%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.64%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.64%) Taxonomies
2 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
2 2 (3.64%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (1.82%) Statistics
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) TDD
3 12 (21.82%) Unit Testing
4 10 (18.18%) MVC
5 8 (14.55%) OO
6 7 (12.73%) Scrum
7 6 (10.91%) MVVM
8 5 (9.09%) CRM
9 4 (7.27%) OOP
9 4 (7.27%) Test Strategy
10 3 (5.45%) Migration
10 3 (5.45%) Test Management
10 3 (5.45%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (5.45%) SOA
11 2 (3.64%) ETL
11 2 (3.64%) OOD
11 2 (3.64%) Project Management
11 2 (3.64%) Change Management
11 2 (3.64%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) C#
2 17 (30.91%) VB.NET
2 17 (30.91%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.45%) SQL
4 6 (10.91%) VB
5 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 4 (7.27%) VB6
7 2 (3.64%) XAML
7 2 (3.64%) VBScript
8 1 (1.82%) VBA
8 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) ISEB
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Sybase
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) Kofax
3 2 (3.64%) Telerik
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