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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 93 110 113
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 43 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 0.66% 0.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.69% 5.56% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 13
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£320 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £272 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £325 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
- +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £40.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.27% +57.14%
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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
314 342 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.02% 11.81% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 181 199
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.78 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% -10.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +6 22 £338 +10.65% 17
Cheshire +9 11 £320 +14.28% 8
Lancashire -9 8 £294 -2.08% 2
Merseyside -2 1 £320 - 4
Team Foundation Server
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Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 63 (77.78%) .NET
2 52 (64.20%) C#
3 33 (40.74%) SQL Server
4 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (28.40%) TDD
5 23 (28.40%) ASP.NET
6 22 (27.16%) SQL
6 22 (27.16%) WPF
7 21 (25.93%) Visual Studio
8 19 (23.46%) HTML
8 19 (23.46%) Web Services
8 19 (23.46%) Unit Testing
9 18 (22.22%) WCF
9 18 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 18 (22.22%) CSS
9 18 (22.22%) Sybase
10 17 (20.99%) MVC
11 16 (19.75%) IIS
12 14 (17.28%) VB.NET
13 13 (16.05%) .NET Framework
13 13 (16.05%) jQuery
13 13 (16.05%) MVVM
14 12 (14.81%) Inversion of Control
15 11 (13.58%) XML
16 10 (12.35%) Windows
16 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
16 10 (12.35%) Software Testing
16 10 (12.35%) Scrum
16 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 9 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (19.75%) IIS
2 9 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.47%) CMS
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.23%) Lync
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) GSM
1 2 (2.47%) VoIP
1 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.47%) DNS
1 2 (2.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (9.88%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (25.93%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.41%) JIRA
3 4 (4.94%) Subversion
3 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.70%) MSTest
4 3 (3.70%) Moq
5 2 (2.47%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.23%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.23%) T4 Templates
6 1 (1.23%) Toad
6 1 (1.23%) Selenium
General
1 7 (8.64%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Retail
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 54 (66.67%) Developer
2 36 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 18 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 16 (19.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (11.11%) Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) Test Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.41%) WPF Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Configuration Manager
8 5 (6.17%) Test Manager
8 5 (6.17%) VB Developer
8 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Release Manager
9 4 (4.94%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (4.94%) .NET Software Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (77.78%) .NET
2 23 (28.40%) ASP.NET
3 22 (27.16%) WPF
4 19 (23.46%) HTML
4 19 (23.46%) Web Services
5 18 (22.22%) WCF
5 18 (22.22%) CSS
6 13 (16.05%) .NET Framework
6 13 (16.05%) jQuery
7 11 (13.58%) XML
8 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (9.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (8.64%) WSDL
10 7 (8.64%) Ajax
11 6 (7.41%) Hibernate
12 5 (6.17%) LINQ
13 4 (4.94%) XSLT
13 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (3.70%) Razor View Engine
14 3 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (2.47%) Online Banking
2 2 (2.47%) IVR
2 2 (2.47%) Clustering
3 1 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Windows
2 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.40%) TDD
3 19 (23.46%) Unit Testing
4 17 (20.99%) MVC
5 13 (16.05%) MVVM
6 10 (12.35%) Software Testing
6 10 (12.35%) Scrum
7 8 (9.88%) OO
8 5 (6.17%) CRM
8 5 (6.17%) OOD
8 5 (6.17%) SOA
9 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.94%) Test Management
9 4 (4.94%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.94%) Manual Testing
10 3 (3.70%) Time Management
10 3 (3.70%) Data Migration
10 3 (3.70%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.70%) Performance Testing
10 3 (3.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 52 (64.20%) C#
2 22 (27.16%) SQL
3 18 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 14 (17.28%) VB.NET
5 7 (8.64%) VB
6 4 (4.94%) VB6
6 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.47%) XAML
8 1 (1.23%) VBScript
8 1 (1.23%) Java
8 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) ISEB
2 6 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) HL7
2 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) Sybase
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.47%) Telerik
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle
4 1 (1.23%) IBM
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