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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Team Foundation Server over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 117 92 107
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 38 71 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 1.68% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.05% 11.11% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 19
Median daily rate £368 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £535 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Team Foundation Server
England

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
472 639 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.66% 15.15% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 359 247
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £25.00 £26.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Team Foundation Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -16 20 £375 +20.00% 14
Cheshire +9 7 - - 9
Lancashire -2 7 £325 -26.96%
Merseyside +4 4 £375 +41.50% 4
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 59 (77.63%) .NET
2 56 (73.68%) C#
3 50 (65.79%) SQL Server
4 36 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (46.05%) ASP.NET
6 34 (44.74%) SQL
7 32 (42.11%) MVC
8 31 (40.79%) Microsoft
9 29 (38.16%) JavaScript
10 27 (35.53%) Visual Studio
10 27 (35.53%) .NET Framework
11 25 (32.89%) Entity Framework
12 24 (31.58%) HTML
12 24 (31.58%) TDD
13 22 (28.95%) T-SQL
14 21 (27.63%) CSS
15 18 (23.68%) XML
15 18 (23.68%) WCF
16 16 (21.05%) Windows
16 16 (21.05%) Web Services
17 15 (19.74%) jQuery
17 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (19.74%) BDD
18 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
18 14 (18.42%) VB
18 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
18 14 (18.42%) WinForms
19 13 (17.11%) Scrum
19 13 (17.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 13 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.21%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (7.89%) IIS
4 4 (5.26%) CMS
5 2 (2.63%) Kentico
5 2 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.63%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.32%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
1 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (65.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (17.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (11.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.63%) MySQL
9 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.32%) Couchbase
10 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (35.53%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.58%) ClearCase
2 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.58%) NUnit
2 5 (6.58%) Rational Robot
3 4 (5.26%) Moq
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.63%) JIRA
5 2 (2.63%) MorphX
5 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.63%) Subversion
5 2 (2.63%) TestComplete
5 2 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.63%) WiX
6 1 (1.32%) Gradle
6 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Advertising
3 4 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (82.89%) Developer
2 32 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 20 (26.32%) C# Developer
4 17 (22.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (18.42%) SQL Developer
6 10 (13.16%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (9.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (9.21%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.58%) Administrator
9 5 (6.58%) Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) DBA
9 5 (6.58%) SQL DBA
9 5 (6.58%) Technical Developer
9 5 (6.58%) T-SQL Developer
10 4 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (5.26%) CRM Developer
10 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (77.63%) .NET
2 35 (46.05%) ASP.NET
3 27 (35.53%) .NET Framework
4 25 (32.89%) Entity Framework
5 24 (31.58%) HTML
6 21 (27.63%) CSS
7 18 (23.68%) WCF
7 18 (23.68%) XML
8 16 (21.05%) Web Services
9 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (19.74%) jQuery
10 14 (18.42%) WinForms
11 10 (13.16%) WPF
12 7 (9.21%) HTML5
13 6 (7.89%) Ajax
13 6 (7.89%) AngularJS
13 6 (7.89%) XSD
14 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (6.58%) SOAP
14 5 (6.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.21%) Replication
3 1 (1.32%) Fintech
3 1 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
2 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.11%) MVC
3 24 (31.58%) TDD
4 15 (19.74%) BDD
5 14 (18.42%) Unit Testing
6 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (17.11%) Scrum
7 9 (11.84%) High Availability
7 9 (11.84%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.53%) SDLC
9 7 (9.21%) CRM
9 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (7.89%) ETL
10 6 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (7.89%) UML
10 6 (7.89%) Web Development
11 5 (6.58%) Database Mirroring
11 5 (6.58%) SOLID
12 4 (5.26%) DevOps
12 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 56 (73.68%) C#
2 34 (44.74%) SQL
3 29 (38.16%) JavaScript
4 22 (28.95%) T-SQL
5 14 (18.42%) VB
6 11 (14.47%) VB6
7 6 (7.89%) VB.NET
8 5 (6.58%) Java
9 4 (5.26%) C++
10 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.95%) TypeScript
11 2 (2.63%) X++
12 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) ISEB
3 2 (2.63%) Degree
3 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) CCEA
4 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (40.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) SAP
4 2 (2.63%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.32%) Citrix
5 1 (1.32%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.32%) Nintex
5 1 (1.32%) Perforce
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