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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 123 100 100
Rank change year-on-year
-23 0
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 31 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 1.23% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.29% 12.79% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 6
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£400 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +39.53%
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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
425 305 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.02% 9.63% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 161 97
Average daily rate £350 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.25 £33.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +10.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £19.77 £28.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.05 £52.00 £120.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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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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 -4 15 £321 +16.81% 13
Merseyside -16 9 £415 +40.67% 1
Cheshire -8 3 £290 -20.32% 11
Cumbria - - - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 34 (53.13%) SQL Server
2 32 (50.00%) C#
3 31 (48.44%) .NET
4 28 (43.75%) Visual Studio
4 28 (43.75%) Windows
5 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (39.06%) Microsoft
7 24 (37.50%) ASP.NET
7 24 (37.50%) SQL
8 21 (32.81%) WCF
9 16 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (25.00%) Web Services
10 15 (23.44%) ISEB
11 13 (20.31%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
11 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (18.75%) TDD
12 12 (18.75%) Selenium
12 12 (18.75%) SOA
12 12 (18.75%) XML
13 11 (17.19%) IIS
13 11 (17.19%) CSS
13 11 (17.19%) OO
13 11 (17.19%) HTTP
13 11 (17.19%) Software Testing
13 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
13 11 (17.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (17.19%) Git (software)
14 10 (15.63%) V-Model
14 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 13 (20.31%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (17.19%) IIS
3 9 (14.06%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.56%) CMS
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.56%) Drupal
5 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) Fireworks
2 3 (4.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (53.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (6.25%) OLAP
6 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.56%) MS Access
7 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (43.75%) Visual Studio
2 12 (18.75%) Selenium
3 11 (17.19%) Git (software)
4 10 (15.63%) Eclipse
5 4 (6.25%) JMeter
5 4 (6.25%) WiX
6 3 (4.69%) MSBuild
6 3 (4.69%) Subversion
6 3 (4.69%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (3.13%) Toad
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.13%) MSTest
8 1 (1.56%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.56%) MSI
8 1 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 9 (14.06%) Retail
2 3 (4.69%) Billing
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (78.13%) Developer
2 13 (20.31%) .NET Developer
3 11 (17.19%) BizTalk Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) AWS Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Web Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Applications Developer
7 5 (7.81%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Consultant
8 3 (4.69%) Web Designer
8 3 (4.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Designer
8 3 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Architect
9 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (48.44%) .NET
2 24 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 21 (32.81%) WCF
4 16 (25.00%) Web Services
5 12 (18.75%) XML
6 11 (17.19%) CSS
6 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
7 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (15.63%) REST
8 9 (14.06%) Entity Framework
8 9 (14.06%) LINQ
8 9 (14.06%) MSMQ
9 8 (12.50%) jQuery
10 7 (10.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (9.38%) HTML
11 6 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 4 (6.25%) Sass
12 4 (6.25%) WPF
12 4 (6.25%) Ajax
13 3 (4.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.69%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) Tandem
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.75%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (15.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
3 12 (18.75%) TDD
3 12 (18.75%) SOA
4 11 (17.19%) OO
4 11 (17.19%) Software Testing
5 10 (15.63%) Software Engineering
5 10 (15.63%) V-Model
5 10 (15.63%) Validation
5 10 (15.63%) Waterfall
5 10 (15.63%) Test Planning
6 9 (14.06%) Web Application Development
6 9 (14.06%) BDD
6 9 (14.06%) Release Management
7 8 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 8 (12.50%) MVC
7 8 (12.50%) OOP
8 7 (10.94%) Migration
9 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.81%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (50.00%) C#
2 24 (37.50%) SQL
3 10 (15.63%) Java
3 10 (15.63%) XQuery
3 10 (15.63%) XPath
4 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.81%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.13%) VB
7 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.13%) VBA
8 1 (1.56%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) ISEB
2 11 (17.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (15.63%) HND
4 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (39.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.56%) Twitter
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