The table below looks at the statistics for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 22 22 39
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 28 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.38% 7.88% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 51.85% 42.11% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 1
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£315 £355 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +49.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +17.85%
Team Foundation Server
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Development Applications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
54 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 16.17% 18.72% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 13
Average daily rate £330 £300 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -22.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £338 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.90 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -24.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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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
Taunton +3 19 £315 -0.78% 1
Bath -4 1 - -
Wells - - - -
Team Foundation Server
South West

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 42 (72.41%) .NET
2 40 (68.97%) C#
3 38 (65.52%) SQL
4 37 (63.79%) Scrum
4 37 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (58.62%) Security Cleared
6 32 (55.17%) SC Cleared
7 31 (53.45%) Unit Testing
8 29 (50.00%) Automated Testing
9 28 (48.28%) ASP.NET
10 27 (46.55%) Code Coverage
10 27 (46.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (43.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 24 (41.38%) T-SQL
14 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
15 18 (31.03%) SQL Server
15 18 (31.03%) Visual Studio
16 14 (24.14%) Software Testing
17 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
18 12 (20.69%) ISTQB
18 12 (20.69%) ISEB
19 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
20 10 (17.24%) Back Office
21 9 (15.52%) Release Management
21 9 (15.52%) BDD
21 9 (15.52%) SpecFlow
21 9 (15.52%) Gherkin
22 8 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 8 (13.79%) Test Management

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) assyst
2 1 (1.72%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (31.03%) Visual Studio
2 9 (15.52%) SpecFlow
3 5 (8.62%) Selenium
4 2 (3.45%) MSTest
5 1 (1.72%) Moq
5 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (17.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (58.62%) Developer
2 27 (46.55%) .NET Developer
3 18 (31.03%) SQL Developer
4 11 (18.97%) Analyst
4 11 (18.97%) Test Analyst
5 9 (15.52%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (15.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Agile .NET Developer
7 5 (8.62%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (5.17%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Deployment Specialist
9 3 (5.17%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (5.17%) Team Leader
9 3 (5.17%) Programmer
10 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Server Specialist
11 1 (1.72%) Software Programmer
11 1 (1.72%) Test Leader
11 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (72.41%) .NET
2 28 (48.28%) ASP.NET
3 27 (46.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (43.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 9 (15.52%) Gherkin
6 7 (12.07%) .NET Framework
7 4 (6.90%) Web Services
7 4 (6.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (5.17%) WCF
9 2 (3.45%) WF
10 1 (1.72%) Silverlight
10 1 (1.72%) XML
10 1 (1.72%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.72%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (63.79%) Scrum
1 37 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (53.45%) Unit Testing
3 29 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 27 (46.55%) Code Coverage
5 26 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (24.14%) Software Testing
7 13 (22.41%) Test Scripting
8 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (15.52%) Release Management
9 9 (15.52%) BDD
10 8 (13.79%) Test Management
10 8 (13.79%) MVC
11 7 (12.07%) User Stories
12 6 (10.34%) Integration Testing
13 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
14 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
14 4 (6.90%) Project Management
14 4 (6.90%) TDD
15 3 (5.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (68.97%) C#
2 38 (65.52%) SQL
3 24 (41.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (58.62%) Security Cleared
2 32 (55.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (20.69%) ISEB
3 12 (20.69%) ISTQB
4 8 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) SAP
3 1 (1.72%) ESRI