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 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 89 68 98
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 57 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 2.05% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.28% 20.00% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £55.00 £55.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +17.85%
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
464 220 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.76% 10.24% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 141 164
Average daily rate £388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 56
Average hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.04 £20.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
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 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 24 October 2014.

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 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
Somerset 0 28 £315 -11.20% 3
Bristol -19 8 £375 +15.38% 4
Wiltshire -18 7 £300 -3.61% 5
Gloucestershire -15 4 £278 -34.70% 8
Dorset -1 3 £330 -
Devon - 3 - - 1
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 84 (72.41%) .NET
2 75 (64.66%) C#
3 64 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (53.45%) SQL
5 57 (49.14%) Scrum
6 55 (47.41%) ASP.NET
7 48 (41.38%) Visual Studio
7 48 (41.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 44 (37.93%) Security Cleared
8 44 (37.93%) SQL Server
9 43 (37.07%) Unit Testing
10 39 (33.62%) SC Cleared
11 38 (32.76%) Microsoft
12 35 (30.17%) Automated Testing
13 31 (26.72%) Code Coverage
13 31 (26.72%) T-SQL
14 30 (25.86%) MVC
14 30 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (25.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 22 (18.97%) Test Scripting
16 20 (17.24%) Software Testing
17 16 (13.79%) ISEB
17 16 (13.79%) Release Management
18 15 (12.93%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (12.93%) .NET Framework
18 15 (12.93%) Back Office
19 13 (11.21%) ISTQB
19 13 (11.21%) Test Management
19 13 (11.21%) BDD
20 12 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.45%) IIS
3 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.86%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.86%) CMS
5 1 (0.86%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.86%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.86%) Kentico
Applications
1 12 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.86%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.72%) assyst
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Maximo
2 1 (0.86%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.86%) Intranet
1 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.86%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.86%) MS Access
7 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 48 (41.38%) Visual Studio
2 11 (9.48%) SpecFlow
3 9 (7.76%) Selenium
4 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.72%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.72%) MSTest
6 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.72%) Hudson
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.86%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.86%) Behat
7 1 (0.86%) Moq
7 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.86%) JIRA
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (12.93%) Back Office
2 7 (6.03%) Finance
3 3 (2.59%) Marketing
4 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.72%) Electronics
4 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (58.62%) Developer
2 44 (37.93%) .NET Developer
3 24 (20.69%) SQL Developer
4 20 (17.24%) Analyst
5 18 (15.52%) Test Analyst
6 17 (14.66%) C# Developer
7 13 (11.21%) Senior Test Analyst
7 13 (11.21%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (9.48%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (6.03%) Agile .NET Developer
11 6 (5.17%) Programmer
12 5 (4.31%) Software Developer
12 5 (4.31%) Deployment Specialist
12 5 (4.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 4 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
13 4 (3.45%) Test Engineer
14 3 (2.59%) Test Team Leader
14 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Developer
14 3 (2.59%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (72.41%) .NET
2 55 (47.41%) ASP.NET
3 48 (41.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (25.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 15 (12.93%) .NET Framework
6 11 (9.48%) HTML
6 11 (9.48%) Web Services
6 11 (9.48%) Gherkin
7 10 (8.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 10 (8.62%) jQuery
8 9 (7.76%) XML
8 9 (7.76%) CSS
9 7 (6.03%) WCF
10 6 (5.17%) Silverlight
10 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (4.31%) REST
11 5 (4.31%) JSON
11 5 (4.31%) Ajax
12 4 (3.45%) XSLT
12 4 (3.45%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.31%) Open Source
2 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.59%) GIS
3 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.72%) User Experience
4 2 (1.72%) DTV
5 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.86%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.86%) RIA
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.48%) Windows
2 3 (2.59%) Linux
3 2 (1.72%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (49.14%) Scrum
3 43 (37.07%) Unit Testing
4 35 (30.17%) Automated Testing
5 31 (26.72%) Code Coverage
6 30 (25.86%) MVC
6 30 (25.86%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (18.97%) Test Scripting
8 20 (17.24%) Software Testing
9 16 (13.79%) Release Management
10 15 (12.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (11.21%) Test Management
11 13 (11.21%) BDD
12 10 (8.62%) TDD
13 9 (7.76%) User Stories
14 8 (6.90%) Integration Testing
15 7 (6.03%) Test Strategy
16 6 (5.17%) Test Automation
17 5 (4.31%) Security Testing
17 5 (4.31%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 75 (64.66%) C#
2 62 (53.45%) SQL
3 31 (26.72%) T-SQL
4 12 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.03%) VB.NET
6 6 (5.17%) Java
7 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.86%) VBA
7 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.86%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 44 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 39 (33.62%) SC Cleared
3 16 (13.79%) ISEB
4 13 (11.21%) ISTQB
5 12 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.59%) HND
6 3 (2.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.72%) SLA
3 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.86%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 38 (32.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.17%) SAP
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle
4 2 (1.72%) Telerik
4 2 (1.72%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.86%) Talend
5 1 (0.86%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.86%) Adobe
5 1 (0.86%) ESRI
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