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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 131 90 98
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +8
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 17 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 1.26% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.23% 13.67% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £290 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -14.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £229 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £53.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-33.95% +66.66%
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
402 278 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.95% 9.19% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 163 124
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% -3.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £19.40 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.65 £72.00 £128.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Manchester -12 11 £390 -8.23% 11
Cheshire -12 5 £325 -23.52% 8
Lancashire +1 1 - - 3
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (56.67%) C#
2 33 (55.00%) .NET
3 32 (53.33%) SQL Server
4 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (46.67%) Visual Studio
6 27 (45.00%) ASP.NET
7 25 (41.67%) SQL
7 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
8 24 (40.00%) Windows
9 20 (33.33%) WCF
10 16 (26.67%) Web Services
11 15 (25.00%) CSS
11 15 (25.00%) ISEB
11 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (23.33%) TDD
13 13 (21.67%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
14 12 (20.00%) V-Model
14 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
14 12 (20.00%) Waterfall
14 12 (20.00%) SOA
14 12 (20.00%) XML
14 12 (20.00%) Java
14 12 (20.00%) Selenium
15 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
15 11 (18.33%) IIS
15 11 (18.33%) HTTP
15 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (18.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (21.67%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (18.33%) IIS
3 9 (15.00%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.33%) LiveCycle
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) Fireworks
2 3 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.67%) OLAP
5 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.33%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.67%) MS Access
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 28 (46.67%) Visual Studio
2 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (20.00%) Selenium
3 10 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 4 (6.67%) WiX
4 4 (6.67%) JMeter
5 3 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (5.00%) MSBuild
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.33%) Toad
6 2 (3.33%) Subversion
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.67%) JIRA
7 1 (1.67%) MSI
7 1 (1.67%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.67%) MSTest
General
1 8 (13.33%) Retail
2 3 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 48 (80.00%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 11 (18.33%) BizTalk Developer
4 9 (15.00%) Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) AWS Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 5 (8.33%) Applications Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Web Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Web Designer
9 3 (5.00%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Designer
10 2 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Architect
10 2 (3.33%) Architect
10 2 (3.33%) Lead Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Consultant
10 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (55.00%) .NET
2 27 (45.00%) ASP.NET
3 20 (33.33%) WCF
4 16 (26.67%) Web Services
5 15 (25.00%) CSS
6 12 (20.00%) XML
7 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (16.67%) REST
9 9 (15.00%) .NET Framework
9 9 (15.00%) jQuery
9 9 (15.00%) MSMQ
9 9 (15.00%) HTML
9 9 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (11.67%) LINQ
10 7 (11.67%) Entity Framework
11 5 (8.33%) Ajax
11 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
12 4 (6.67%) Sass
12 4 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (3.33%) User Experience
2 2 (3.33%) Open Source
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) Tandem
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.33%) TDD
3 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (20.00%) V-Model
3 12 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 12 (20.00%) SOA
4 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
5 10 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 10 (16.67%) OO
5 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 10 (16.67%) MVC
5 10 (16.67%) Validation
6 9 (15.00%) Release Management
6 9 (15.00%) Web Application Development
6 9 (15.00%) BDD
7 8 (13.33%) OOP
7 8 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Scrum
9 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.67%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (56.67%) C#
2 25 (41.67%) SQL
3 12 (20.00%) Java
4 10 (16.67%) XQuery
4 10 (16.67%) XPath
5 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.33%) VBA
8 2 (3.33%) VB
8 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.67%) Ruby
9 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) ISEB
2 11 (18.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (16.67%) HND
4 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) SAP
3 2 (3.33%) Adobe
4 1 (1.67%) Twitter
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