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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 78 84 109
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 69 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.11% 1.53% 0.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.61% 14.23% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 28 9
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£325 £395 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +17.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £406 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £349
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -16.66%
Team Foundation Server
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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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
507 253 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.52% 10.72% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 160 158
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £433 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 38
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.15 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Team Foundation Server Hourly Rate Histogram 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 December 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 +1 31 £325 -18.75% 1
Bristol -9 15 £360 +10.76% 9
Wiltshire -9 11 £313 -21.87% 2
Gloucestershire - 6 £300 - 1
Dorset - 3 - - 2
Devon - - - -
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Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 103 (80.47%) .NET
2 85 (66.41%) C#
3 71 (55.47%) SQL
4 64 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 64 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (43.75%) Visual Studio
6 54 (42.19%) SQL Server
7 50 (39.06%) Scrum
7 50 (39.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (31.25%) Unit Testing
9 37 (28.91%) Microsoft
10 36 (28.13%) Automated Testing
11 33 (25.78%) MVC
11 33 (25.78%) T-SQL
12 32 (25.00%) Security Cleared
13 30 (23.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 29 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (21.88%) SC Cleared
15 28 (21.88%) Code Coverage
16 23 (17.97%) HTML
17 20 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (15.63%) Release Management
18 19 (14.84%) WCF
18 19 (14.84%) XML
19 18 (14.06%) JavaScript
19 18 (14.06%) VB.NET
20 17 (13.28%) CSS
20 17 (13.28%) Web Services
21 16 (12.50%) TDD
22 15 (11.72%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (8.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (4.69%) IIS
4 5 (3.91%) CMS
5 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.56%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.56%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.78%) Kentico
7 1 (0.78%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 13 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.78%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Maximo
2 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.78%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (42.19%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (10.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.25%) MS Access
6 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (4.69%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.78%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 56 (43.75%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.25%) Selenium
4 4 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.34%) JIRA
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (2.34%) Hudson
5 3 (2.34%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.56%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.78%) NUnit
7 1 (0.78%) Maven
7 1 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.78%) Ant
7 1 (0.78%) Behat
7 1 (0.78%) MSBuild
General
1 14 (10.94%) Finance
2 11 (8.59%) Back Office
3 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 82 (64.06%) Developer
2 51 (39.84%) .NET Developer
3 21 (16.41%) C# Developer
4 20 (15.63%) SQL Developer
5 17 (13.28%) Analyst
6 14 (10.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (7.81%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (7.03%) Test Analyst
8 9 (7.03%) Senior Developer
8 9 (7.03%) Programmer
9 7 (5.47%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Analyst Programmer
10 6 (4.69%) Agile .NET Developer
10 6 (4.69%) BizTalk Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Deployment Specialist
11 5 (3.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Consultant
12 4 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (3.13%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (80.47%) .NET
2 64 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 50 (39.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (23.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 23 (17.97%) HTML
6 19 (14.84%) XML
6 19 (14.84%) WCF
7 17 (13.28%) CSS
7 17 (13.28%) Web Services
8 15 (11.72%) jQuery
9 12 (9.38%) XSLT
10 11 (8.59%) .NET Framework
10 11 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 7 (5.47%) LINQ
12 6 (4.69%) Ajax
12 6 (4.69%) Silverlight
12 6 (4.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 6 (4.69%) JSON
13 5 (3.91%) REST
14 4 (3.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Open Source
2 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.34%) GIS
4 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.78%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.72%) Windows
2 6 (4.69%) Linux
3 3 (2.34%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.06%) Scrum
3 40 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 36 (28.13%) Automated Testing
5 33 (25.78%) MVC
6 29 (22.66%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (21.88%) Code Coverage
8 20 (15.63%) Release Management
9 16 (12.50%) TDD
10 11 (8.59%) Waterfall
10 11 (8.59%) V-Model
11 10 (7.81%) Software Testing
12 9 (7.03%) Test Scripting
13 8 (6.25%) Integration Testing
14 7 (5.47%) Test Management
14 7 (5.47%) BDD
14 7 (5.47%) SOA
15 6 (4.69%) UML
15 6 (4.69%) Software Engineering
15 6 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (66.41%) C#
2 71 (55.47%) SQL
3 33 (25.78%) T-SQL
4 18 (14.06%) JavaScript
4 18 (14.06%) VB.NET
5 12 (9.38%) Java
6 6 (4.69%) VB
7 5 (3.91%) C++
7 5 (3.91%) VBA
8 4 (3.13%) VB6
8 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.78%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
10 1 (0.78%) XPath
10 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) ISEB
4 5 (3.91%) HND
4 5 (3.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) QA
2 4 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.34%) SLA
3 3 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.56%) WCAG
5 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) Puppet
1 2 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (28.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.47%) Oracle
3 3 (2.34%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.34%) Telerik
4 2 (1.56%) Adobe
5 1 (0.78%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.78%) Talend
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