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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 104 111 113
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 37 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.69% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.66% 6.13% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 11
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£315 £245 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £171 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £39.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +17.85%
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
383 310 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.79% 11.25% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 165 184
Average daily rate £335 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £16.00 £17.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.17% +3.67%

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 October 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 October 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 -10 17 £315 +43.18% 16
Cheshire +17 13 £320 - 14
Merseyside +2 3 £142 -56.46% 1
Lancashire -20 2 £288 +10.57% 2
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 49 (70.00%) .NET
2 39 (55.71%) C#
3 35 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 29 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (34.29%) SQL
6 23 (32.86%) Visual Studio
7 22 (31.43%) Web Services
8 20 (28.57%) IIS
9 18 (25.71%) ASP.NET
9 18 (25.71%) CSS
10 17 (24.29%) MVC
11 16 (22.86%) WCF
12 15 (21.43%) XML
13 14 (20.00%) HTML
14 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
14 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
16 10 (14.29%) WSDL
16 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
16 10 (14.29%) ISEB
17 9 (12.86%) Windows
17 9 (12.86%) OO
17 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
17 9 (12.86%) Scrum
17 9 (12.86%) WPF
17 9 (12.86%) jQuery
17 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
18 8 (11.43%) Unit Testing
18 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
18 8 (11.43%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 20 (28.57%) IIS
2 9 (12.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.29%) CMS
3 3 (4.29%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.43%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) GSM
1 3 (4.29%) VoIP
1 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.29%) DNS
2 2 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (32.86%) Visual Studio
2 7 (10.00%) JIRA
3 4 (5.71%) MSTest
4 3 (4.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.86%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.86%) Subversion
6 1 (1.43%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.43%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.43%) Xcode
6 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.43%) Toad
6 1 (1.43%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.43%) Selenium
6 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
1 5 (7.14%) Retail
2 3 (4.29%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (52.86%) Developer
2 17 (24.29%) .NET Developer
3 13 (18.57%) Analyst
4 12 (17.14%) Test Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) C# Developer
6 9 (12.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (11.43%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 8 (11.43%) Release Manager
7 8 (11.43%) Configuration Manager
7 8 (11.43%) Software Developer
8 7 (10.00%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.71%) WPF Developer
9 4 (5.71%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (5.71%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Web Test Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (4.29%) Web Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (70.00%) .NET
2 22 (31.43%) Web Services
3 18 (25.71%) ASP.NET
3 18 (25.71%) CSS
4 16 (22.86%) WCF
5 15 (21.43%) XML
6 14 (20.00%) HTML
7 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (14.29%) WSDL
9 9 (12.86%) jQuery
9 9 (12.86%) WPF
10 7 (10.00%) XSLT
11 6 (8.57%) SOAP
11 6 (8.57%) Ajax
12 5 (7.14%) .NET Framework
12 5 (7.14%) Hibernate
12 5 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
13 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (4.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) IVR
2 3 (4.29%) Clustering
2 3 (4.29%) User Experience
3 2 (2.86%) NHS
3 2 (2.86%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.43%) Social Media
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.29%) MVC
3 13 (18.57%) Software Testing
4 9 (12.86%) OO
4 9 (12.86%) Scrum
5 8 (11.43%) TDD
5 8 (11.43%) Unit Testing
6 7 (10.00%) MVVM
7 5 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 5 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 5 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 5 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 5 (7.14%) CRM
8 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.71%) Test Management
8 4 (5.71%) Project Planning
8 4 (5.71%) Migration
8 4 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.71%) Release Management
8 4 (5.71%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (55.71%) C#
2 24 (34.29%) SQL
3 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.86%) VB
6 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.43%) VB6
6 1 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) ISEB
2 7 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.43%) MCTS
4 1 (1.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) HL7
2 3 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) Sybase
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle
3 2 (2.86%) Twitter
4 1 (1.43%) IBM
4 1 (1.43%) Telerik
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