The table below looks at the statistics for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 117 88 91
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +3
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 27 54 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 1.70% 1.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.88% 11.44% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 26
Average daily rate £381 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +40.74%
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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
459 472 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.73% 14.88% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 327 185
Average daily rate £375 £413 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 9
Average hourly rate £41.80 £40.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.84 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Team Foundation Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the South West region.

Team Foundation Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Somerset -6 9 £390 +18.18% 1
Wiltshire -5 5 £325 - 5
Bristol -11 5 £339 +5.85% 7
Dorset +2 1 £350 +33.33% 6
Gloucestershire +1 1 £280 +4.67% 3
Devon - 1 - - 1
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 83 (71.55%) .NET
2 78 (67.24%) C#
3 69 (59.48%) SQL Server
4 65 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (43.10%) Visual Studio
6 49 (42.24%) JavaScript
7 48 (41.38%) IIS
8 47 (40.52%) HTML
9 46 (39.66%) SQL
10 45 (38.79%) ASP.NET
11 44 (37.93%) Microsoft
12 43 (37.07%) Scrum
12 43 (37.07%) Unit Testing
13 41 (35.34%) Windows
14 39 (33.62%) Automated Testing
15 37 (31.90%) .NET Framework
15 37 (31.90%) Security Cleared
16 36 (31.03%) Software Engineering
17 34 (29.31%) SC Cleared
17 34 (29.31%) C++
18 33 (28.45%) SharePoint
19 31 (26.72%) Selenium
20 29 (25.00%) ITIL
20 29 (25.00%) Oracle
21 28 (24.14%) Windows Server
22 27 (23.28%) Release Management
22 27 (23.28%) SpecFlow
23 25 (21.55%) UML
24 24 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
25 23 (19.83%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 48 (41.38%) IIS
2 33 (28.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.86%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (3.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Documaker
2 1 (0.86%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.59%) IaaS
3 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.86%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (59.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.31%) SSDT
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.72%) MS Access
5 2 (1.72%) QlikView
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (43.10%) Visual Studio
2 31 (26.72%) Selenium
3 27 (23.28%) SpecFlow
4 13 (11.21%) Jenkins
5 12 (10.34%) TeamCity
6 9 (7.76%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.45%) JIRA
8 2 (1.72%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.72%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.86%) Ant
9 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.86%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.86%) JUnit
9 1 (0.86%) NUnit
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.86%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (19.83%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Back Office
3 4 (3.45%) Publishing
4 1 (0.86%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 66 (56.90%) Developer
2 43 (37.07%) .NET Developer
3 13 (11.21%) C# Developer
4 12 (10.34%) Software Engineer
4 12 (10.34%) SQL Developer
5 11 (9.48%) Analyst
6 10 (8.62%) Build and Release Manager
6 10 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (8.62%) Release Manager
7 9 (7.76%) Test Analyst
8 8 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
8 8 (6.90%) Software Developer
9 7 (6.03%) Build Manager
10 6 (5.17%) Build and Release Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Build Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Release Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.31%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (4.31%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (71.55%) .NET
2 47 (40.52%) HTML
3 45 (38.79%) ASP.NET
4 37 (31.90%) .NET Framework
5 19 (16.38%) CSS
5 19 (16.38%) HTML5
5 19 (16.38%) WCF
6 16 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (9.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (7.76%) Entity Framework
8 9 (7.76%) jQuery
9 8 (6.90%) Web Services
9 8 (6.90%) XML
10 6 (5.17%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.31%) .NET Compact Framework
11 5 (4.31%) REST
11 5 (4.31%) WPF
12 4 (3.45%) CSS3
13 3 (2.59%) Backbone.js
13 3 (2.59%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.48%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.31%) User Experience
4 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.72%) Tandem
5 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.86%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.34%) Windows
2 28 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 24 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.31%) Windows CE
5 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (56.03%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (37.07%) Scrum
2 43 (37.07%) Unit Testing
3 39 (33.62%) Automated Testing
4 36 (31.03%) Software Engineering
5 29 (25.00%) ITIL
6 27 (23.28%) Release Management
7 25 (21.55%) UML
8 22 (18.97%) MVC
9 20 (17.24%) Service Delivery
10 19 (16.38%) Refactoring
11 13 (11.21%) Test Automation
12 11 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (9.48%) Dependency Injection
13 10 (8.62%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (8.62%) Manual Testing
14 8 (6.90%) Defect Management
14 8 (6.90%) Line Management
14 8 (6.90%) Migration
15 7 (6.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 78 (67.24%) C#
2 49 (42.24%) JavaScript
3 46 (39.66%) SQL
4 34 (29.31%) C++
5 14 (12.07%) TypeScript
6 10 (8.62%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.17%) VB
8 5 (4.31%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.59%) Java
9 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.72%) C
10 2 (1.72%) VB6
11 1 (0.86%) F#
11 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.86%) VBScript
11 1 (0.86%) XPath
11 1 (0.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 37 (31.90%) Security Cleared
2 34 (29.31%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) Degree
4 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) ISEB
5 2 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.86%) SDET
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.86%) Ansible
2 1 (0.86%) Nagios
2 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 29 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (3.45%) HP
4 3 (2.59%) ESRI
4 3 (2.59%) Telerik
5 1 (0.86%) Google
5 1 (0.86%) IBM
5 1 (0.86%) New Relic