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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 107 97 101
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 44 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 1.20% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.40% 14.02% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £314 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% -10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £50.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +107.14%
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
423 264 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.39% 8.58% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 160 139
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.49 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% -0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £27.45 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £39.25 £98.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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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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
Cheshire +22 37 £365 +8.14% 8
Manchester -19 7 £325 - 17
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 55 (68.75%) .NET
2 42 (52.50%) ASP.NET
3 34 (42.50%) SQL Server
3 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 33 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (40.00%) C#
5 32 (40.00%) JavaScript
6 28 (35.00%) CSS
7 27 (33.75%) MVC
8 26 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (28.75%) HTML
9 23 (28.75%) Visual Studio
10 21 (26.25%) jQuery
10 21 (26.25%) AngularJS
11 20 (25.00%) Windows
12 19 (23.75%) Web Services
12 19 (23.75%) Scrum
12 19 (23.75%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (22.50%) HTML5
13 18 (22.50%) WCF
13 18 (22.50%) SQL
14 17 (21.25%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (20.00%) CSS3
16 15 (18.75%) TypeScript
17 14 (17.50%) XML
18 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
19 11 (13.75%) TDD
19 11 (13.75%) HTTP
19 11 (13.75%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 17 (21.25%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (13.75%) IIS
3 9 (11.25%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.50%) LiveCycle
4 2 (2.50%) Node.js
5 1 (1.25%) CMS
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.25%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (42.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.00%) OLAP
6 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.50%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.25%) MS Access
9 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (28.75%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.25%) Selenium
4 4 (5.00%) JMeter
4 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.00%) WiX
5 3 (3.75%) MSBuild
5 3 (3.75%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.75%) TestComplete
5 3 (3.75%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.50%) Toad
6 2 (2.50%) Grunt
6 2 (2.50%) Bower
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.50%) gulp
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.25%) MSTest
7 1 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.25%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.25%) Retail
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Billing
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 62 (77.50%) Developer
2 14 (17.50%) .NET Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Analyst
3 12 (15.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 11 (13.75%) Web Developer
5 9 (11.25%) CRM Developer
6 8 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Front-End Web Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 6 (7.50%) Architect
9 5 (6.25%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Applications Developer
9 5 (6.25%) UI Developer
9 5 (6.25%) UI Programmer
10 4 (5.00%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.75%) SQL Developer
11 3 (3.75%) AWS Developer
11 3 (3.75%) C# .NET Developer
12 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Architect
12 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (68.75%) .NET
2 42 (52.50%) ASP.NET
3 28 (35.00%) CSS
4 26 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (28.75%) HTML
6 21 (26.25%) jQuery
6 21 (26.25%) AngularJS
7 19 (23.75%) Web Services
7 19 (23.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (22.50%) WCF
8 18 (22.50%) HTML5
9 16 (20.00%) CSS3
10 14 (17.50%) XML
11 10 (12.50%) REST
12 9 (11.25%) MSMQ
13 7 (8.75%) .NET Framework
13 7 (8.75%) Entity Framework
13 7 (8.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 5 (6.25%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (3.75%) User Experience
2 2 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.25%) Replication
3 1 (1.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) Windows
2 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) MVC
3 19 (23.75%) Scrum
4 11 (13.75%) TDD
4 11 (13.75%) SOA
5 10 (12.50%) OO
5 10 (12.50%) CRM
6 9 (11.25%) Release Management
6 9 (11.25%) Web Application Development
7 8 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (10.00%) OOP
8 7 (8.75%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.50%) Test Automation
10 5 (6.25%) V-Model
10 5 (6.25%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 5 (6.25%) Migration
11 4 (5.00%) ITIL
11 4 (5.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.00%) C#
1 32 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (22.50%) SQL
3 15 (18.75%) TypeScript
4 10 (12.50%) XQuery
4 10 (12.50%) XPath
5 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.25%) Java
6 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.50%) XAML
7 2 (2.50%) VBA
7 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
8 1 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) ISEB
2 4 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.75%) HND
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) Adobe
4 2 (2.50%) SAP
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