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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 87 90 73
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 55 51 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 1.68% 2.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.56% 13.08% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 40 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £393 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £55.25 -
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -
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
438 390 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.47% 12.81% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 246 145
Average daily rate £390 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 10
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.50 £35.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £38.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 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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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
Wiltshire +11 17 £350 - 6
Somerset -9 16 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire +6 10 £333 -11.33% 4
Bristol -4 5 £375 +7.14% 7
Devon -3 1 £325 -12.16%
Dorset -5 1 - - 7
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 74 (78.72%) .NET
2 67 (71.28%) C#
3 64 (68.09%) SQL Server
4 58 (61.70%) SQL
5 57 (60.64%) ASP.NET
6 49 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (38.30%) Microsoft
8 35 (37.23%) IIS
8 35 (37.23%) Visual Studio
8 35 (37.23%) HTML
9 33 (35.11%) JavaScript
10 29 (30.85%) Web Services
11 28 (29.79%) XML
12 27 (28.72%) .NET Framework
13 26 (27.66%) Windows
14 23 (24.47%) VB.NET
14 23 (24.47%) Scrum
15 22 (23.40%) C++
16 21 (22.34%) SQL Server 2005
17 20 (21.28%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (21.28%) CSS
17 20 (21.28%) MVC
17 20 (21.28%) Finance
18 19 (20.21%) T-SQL
18 19 (20.21%) Oracle
18 19 (20.21%) Unit Testing
19 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
20 17 (18.09%) SC Cleared
20 17 (18.09%) TDD
21 16 (17.02%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 35 (37.23%) IIS
2 12 (12.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.13%) CMS
3 2 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.06%) LiveCycle
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.26%) MS Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Maximo
1 1 (1.06%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Internet
2 2 (2.13%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (68.09%) SQL Server
2 21 (22.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (21.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (15.96%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (11.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (6.38%) MS Access
8 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (4.26%) SSDT
10 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (1.06%) DTS
11 1 (1.06%) OLTP
11 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.06%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 35 (37.23%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.32%) NUnit
2 5 (5.32%) Selenium
2 5 (5.32%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (4.26%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.13%) JIRA
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.06%) Subversion
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.06%) MSBuild
General
1 20 (21.28%) Finance
2 6 (6.38%) Retail
3 5 (5.32%) Back Office
4 2 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (69.15%) Developer
2 35 (37.23%) .NET Developer
3 17 (18.09%) Analyst
4 15 (15.96%) C# Developer
4 15 (15.96%) SQL Developer
5 13 (13.83%) Test Analyst
6 10 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Programmer
8 5 (5.32%) Architect
8 5 (5.32%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Agile .NET Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Lead Architect
9 4 (4.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.26%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (78.72%) .NET
2 57 (60.64%) ASP.NET
3 35 (37.23%) HTML
4 29 (30.85%) Web Services
5 28 (29.79%) XML
6 27 (28.72%) .NET Framework
7 20 (21.28%) CSS
8 16 (17.02%) jQuery
9 15 (15.96%) SOAP
10 14 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (9.57%) WPF
11 9 (9.57%) XSL
11 9 (9.57%) WSDL
11 9 (9.57%) XML Schema
12 7 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 6 (6.38%) WCF
13 6 (6.38%) XSD
13 6 (6.38%) COM+
13 6 (6.38%) ADO.NET
14 4 (4.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.19%) User Experience
1 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.13%) W3C
2 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.66%) Windows
2 9 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.13%) Linux
3 2 (2.13%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.06%) UNIX
4 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.47%) Scrum
3 20 (21.28%) MVC
4 19 (20.21%) Unit Testing
5 17 (18.09%) TDD
6 16 (17.02%) ITIL
7 12 (12.77%) Waterfall
8 11 (11.70%) UML
8 11 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (11.70%) Automated Testing
9 10 (10.64%) Service Delivery
10 9 (9.57%) Software Engineering
11 8 (8.51%) Refactoring
11 8 (8.51%) Software Delivery
12 7 (7.45%) Web Development
12 7 (7.45%) SOA
12 7 (7.45%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.45%) BDD
12 7 (7.45%) V-Model
13 6 (6.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 67 (71.28%) C#
2 58 (61.70%) SQL
3 33 (35.11%) JavaScript
4 23 (24.47%) VB.NET
5 22 (23.40%) C++
6 19 (20.21%) T-SQL
7 14 (14.89%) VB
8 11 (11.70%) VB6
9 8 (8.51%) Java
10 6 (6.38%) VBA
11 2 (2.13%) ActionScript
11 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.13%) VBScript
12 1 (1.06%) C
12 1 (1.06%) Python
12 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.06%) Ruby
12 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.38%) ISEB
4 5 (5.32%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) Degree
6 1 (1.06%) MCP
6 1 (1.06%) MCSD
6 1 (1.06%) HND
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.06%) PMP
6 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.21%) Oracle
3 2 (2.13%) Apple
3 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.06%) IBM
4 1 (1.06%) Adobe
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