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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 88 90 117
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +27
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 77 45 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 1.46% 0.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.95% 13.72% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 20 9
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£365 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.87% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £289 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £50.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-16.83% -8.18%
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
552 328 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.57% 10.63% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 193 170
Average daily rate £388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £18.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £36.70 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +21 41 £370 +19.35% 10
Manchester -16 25 £319 +1.19% 17
Lancashire -7 9 £467 +58.80% 7
Merseyside -8 2 - - 6
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (59.14%) .NET
2 45 (48.39%) SQL Server
3 38 (40.86%) JavaScript
4 35 (37.63%) HTML
5 34 (36.56%) CSS
6 33 (35.48%) ASP.NET
6 33 (35.48%) MVC
7 32 (34.41%) SQL
8 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (30.11%) jQuery
9 28 (30.11%) Visual Studio
9 28 (30.11%) Microsoft
10 27 (29.03%) C#
11 25 (26.88%) HTML5
11 25 (26.88%) AngularJS
12 24 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (24.73%) Scrum
14 22 (23.66%) ASP.NET Web API
15 18 (19.35%) CSS3
16 17 (18.28%) TypeScript
16 17 (18.28%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (17.20%) T-SQL
18 15 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
19 14 (15.05%) CRM
19 14 (15.05%) Data Warehouse
20 13 (13.98%) Dynamics CRM
21 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
21 12 (12.90%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (12.90%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.15%) Node.js
4 2 (2.15%) LiveCycle
5 1 (1.08%) CMS
5 1 (1.08%) Apache
5 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (15.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) ATM
1 1 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (18.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (15.05%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (11.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (9.68%) OLAP
8 9 (9.68%) OLAP Cube
9 7 (7.53%) OLTP
10 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
11 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
11 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
11 2 (2.15%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (30.11%) Visual Studio
2 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (5.38%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.38%) WiX
3 5 (5.38%) MSBuild
3 5 (5.38%) SpecFlow
4 4 (4.30%) TestComplete
5 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.15%) gulp
6 2 (2.15%) Grunt
6 2 (2.15%) Bower
6 2 (2.15%) Ant
6 2 (2.15%) Maven
6 2 (2.15%) JIRA
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (2.15%) Selenium
7 1 (1.08%) Toad
7 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
3 2 (2.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (73.12%) Developer
2 15 (16.13%) Analyst
3 13 (13.98%) CRM Developer
4 12 (12.90%) Web Developer
4 12 (12.90%) .NET Developer
5 10 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (8.60%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (7.53%) Front-End Web Developer
8 7 (7.53%) SQL Developer
8 7 (7.53%) Architect
9 6 (6.45%) Business Developer
9 6 (6.45%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (6.45%) BizTalk Developer
10 5 (5.38%) UI Developer
10 5 (5.38%) UI Programmer
10 5 (5.38%) C# Developer
11 4 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (59.14%) .NET
2 35 (37.63%) HTML
3 34 (36.56%) CSS
4 33 (35.48%) ASP.NET
5 28 (30.11%) jQuery
6 25 (26.88%) HTML5
6 25 (26.88%) AngularJS
7 24 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (23.66%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (19.35%) CSS3
10 11 (11.83%) Web Services
11 9 (9.68%) WCF
12 8 (8.60%) Ajax
13 7 (7.53%) EDI
13 7 (7.53%) XML
14 6 (6.45%) LINQ
14 6 (6.45%) Entity Framework
14 6 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 4 (4.30%) RESTful
16 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.23%) Statistics
2 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.15%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.15%) User Experience
4 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.08%) Replication
4 1 (1.08%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.68%) Windows
2 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.15%) Linux
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.48%) MVC
2 30 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (24.73%) Scrum
4 14 (15.05%) CRM
5 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (12.90%) Kimball Methodology
6 10 (10.75%) Dimensional Modelling
6 10 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (9.68%) Data Modelling
7 9 (9.68%) TDD
8 8 (8.60%) Unit Testing
8 8 (8.60%) Performance Analysis
9 7 (7.53%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.53%) ITIL
9 7 (7.53%) Workflow
10 6 (6.45%) Migration
10 6 (6.45%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.38%) Automated Testing
12 4 (4.30%) Software Engineering
12 4 (4.30%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.86%) JavaScript
2 32 (34.41%) SQL
3 27 (29.03%) C#
4 17 (18.28%) TypeScript
5 16 (17.20%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.30%) Java
7 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.15%) XAML
8 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.15%) VB
8 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.08%) VBA
9 1 (1.08%) LINC
9 1 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
2 7 (7.53%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (5.38%) ISEB
3 5 (5.38%) Degree
4 3 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) SCOM
2 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.15%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 28 (30.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.23%) Adobe
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle
3 2 (2.15%) SAP
3 2 (2.15%) Unisys
3 2 (2.15%) IBM
4 1 (1.08%) HP
4 1 (1.08%) Telerik
4 1 (1.08%) Actian
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago