The table below looks at the statistics for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 52 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 20 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.33% 1.01% 1.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.54% 8.00% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 5
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£350 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £55.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-35.45% +70.54%
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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 Reading region.

Development Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
114 125 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.27% 12.65% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 61 33
Average daily rate £350 £319 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £207 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £439 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £35.50 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.17% +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +0.80%

Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the Reading region.

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (60.61%) C#
2 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
3 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (54.55%) SQL
4 18 (54.55%) MS Excel
5 16 (48.48%) WCF
6 15 (45.45%) Scrum
7 11 (33.33%) .NET
7 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
8 10 (30.30%) XML
8 10 (30.30%) SoapUI
9 9 (27.27%) SOAP
9 9 (27.27%) WPF
10 8 (24.24%) Telerik
10 8 (24.24%) System Testing
10 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
10 8 (24.24%) RESTful
10 8 (24.24%) Web Services
10 8 (24.24%) XSD
10 8 (24.24%) Windows
10 8 (24.24%) Client/Server
10 8 (24.24%) T-SQL
10 8 (24.24%) RAD
10 8 (24.24%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
10 8 (24.24%) Mobile Computing
11 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (24.24%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (54.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (60.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) SoapUI
2 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
3 7 (21.21%) Visual Studio
4 5 (15.15%) Fiddler
5 4 (12.12%) Selenium
6 3 (9.09%) MSBuild
7 2 (6.06%) Subversion
7 2 (6.06%) TestComplete
7 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
7 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
8 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.03%) NuGet
8 1 (3.03%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Test Analyst
3 9 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 8 (24.24%) Programmer
4 8 (24.24%) C# Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Field Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Junior Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Junior Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Junior
6 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) WCF
2 11 (33.33%) .NET
3 10 (30.30%) XML
4 9 (27.27%) SOAP
4 9 (27.27%) WPF
5 8 (24.24%) RESTful
5 8 (24.24%) Web Services
5 8 (24.24%) XSD
5 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
7 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 3 (9.09%) HTML
8 2 (6.06%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (6.06%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (6.06%) Ajax
8 2 (6.06%) CSS
8 2 (6.06%) XSLT
9 1 (3.03%) XSL
9 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Client/Server
1 8 (24.24%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (3.03%) AS400
2 1 (3.03%) iSeries
2 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) Scrum
3 11 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
5 8 (24.24%) System Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
5 8 (24.24%) RAD
6 6 (18.18%) Kanban
6 6 (18.18%) CMMI
7 5 (15.15%) Server Building
8 4 (12.12%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
9 3 (9.09%) ITIL
9 3 (9.09%) Service Management
9 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.09%) TDD
9 3 (9.09%) BDD
10 2 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) C#
2 18 (54.55%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) T-SQL
4 6 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 5 (15.15%) Java
6 3 (9.09%) C++
7 2 (6.06%) Ruby
7 2 (6.06%) PHP
7 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.06%) VBScript
7 2 (6.06%) VB
8 1 (3.03%) Perl
8 1 (3.03%) XAML
8 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) MCTS
3 3 (9.09%) MCITP
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) ISEB
4 2 (6.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
1 2 (6.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Telerik
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Endeca
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) Coremetrics
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