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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 84 58 92
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +34
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 58 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.83% 2.13% 1.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.87% 18.36% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 26
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£350 £394 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +19.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £318 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £448 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £341
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.75 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.72% +57.14%
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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
390 256 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.32% 11.59% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 158 142
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £285 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 46
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -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 21 August 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 21 August 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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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 +1 30 £343 +7.19% 3
Bristol -13 8 £350 -6.66% 3
Wiltshire -19 7 £350 -1.40% 3
Gloucestershire -30 2 £340 -20.00% 8
Dorset +1 1 - - 1
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 74 (57.81%) .NET
2 69 (53.91%) C#
3 67 (52.34%) Security Cleared
4 60 (46.88%) SC Cleared
5 58 (45.31%) SQL
6 54 (42.19%) Microsoft
7 53 (41.41%) Scrum
8 52 (40.63%) ASP.NET
9 43 (33.59%) SQL Server
9 43 (33.59%) Visual Studio
10 41 (32.03%) Test Scripting
11 40 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 37 (28.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 36 (28.13%) Test Management
14 32 (25.00%) MVC
14 32 (25.00%) Unit Testing
15 29 (22.66%) Software Testing
16 26 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (19.53%) Code Coverage
17 25 (19.53%) Automated Testing
18 24 (18.75%) T-SQL
18 24 (18.75%) ISEB
19 23 (17.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 20 (15.63%) ISTQB
21 18 (14.06%) MS Excel
22 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
22 17 (13.28%) BDD
22 17 (13.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 16 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
24 14 (10.94%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 8 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.69%) IIS
3 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.78%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.34%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Summit
1 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.56%) assyst
2 1 (0.78%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (33.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.56%) Big Data
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.78%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.78%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 43 (33.59%) Visual Studio
2 12 (9.38%) SpecFlow
3 8 (6.25%) MSTest
4 5 (3.91%) Selenium
5 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.56%) Moq
6 1 (0.78%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.78%) xUnit.net
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.78%) NUnit
6 1 (0.78%) Subversion
6 1 (0.78%) JIRA
6 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.78%) Firebug
6 1 (0.78%) Fiddler
General
1 13 (10.16%) Back Office
2 4 (3.13%) Finance
3 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.56%) Electronics
3 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (44.53%) Developer
2 39 (30.47%) .NET Developer
3 28 (21.88%) Analyst
4 27 (21.09%) Test Analyst
5 21 (16.41%) SQL Developer
6 17 (13.28%) Senior Test Analyst
6 17 (13.28%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (9.38%) C# Developer
8 10 (7.81%) Tester
9 9 (7.03%) Test Team Leader
9 9 (7.03%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (7.03%) Team Leader
10 8 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (5.47%) Consultant
12 6 (4.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (3.91%) Agile .NET Developer
13 5 (3.91%) Deployment Specialist
13 5 (3.91%) Senior Developer
13 5 (3.91%) Software Developer
13 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (57.81%) .NET
2 52 (40.63%) ASP.NET
3 40 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (17.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 12 (9.38%) .NET Framework
6 11 (8.59%) HTML
6 11 (8.59%) jQuery
7 9 (7.03%) CSS
7 9 (7.03%) XML
7 9 (7.03%) Gherkin
8 8 (6.25%) WCF
9 7 (5.47%) Web Services
9 7 (5.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (5.47%) REST
10 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 6 (4.69%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (4.69%) JSON
10 6 (4.69%) Ajax
11 5 (3.91%) Silverlight
12 3 (2.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.47%) CMDB
2 5 (3.91%) GIS
2 5 (3.91%) Open Source
3 4 (3.13%) Replication
4 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) DTV
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.78%) RIA
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.13%) Windows
2 2 (1.56%) Android
2 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.41%) Scrum
2 41 (32.03%) Test Scripting
3 37 (28.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (28.13%) Test Management
5 32 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 32 (25.00%) MVC
6 29 (22.66%) Software Testing
7 26 (20.31%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (19.53%) Automated Testing
8 25 (19.53%) Code Coverage
9 17 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (13.28%) BDD
10 14 (10.94%) Release Management
11 11 (8.59%) ITIL
12 10 (7.81%) Test Strategy
13 9 (7.03%) User Stories
14 8 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
14 8 (6.25%) Test Automation
14 8 (6.25%) Service Delivery
14 8 (6.25%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (53.91%) C#
2 58 (45.31%) SQL
3 24 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 13 (10.16%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.13%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.34%) PHP
6 3 (2.34%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (52.34%) Security Cleared
2 60 (46.88%) SC Cleared
3 24 (18.75%) ISEB
4 20 (15.63%) ISTQB
5 17 (13.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.78%) HND
8 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.56%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 54 (42.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.03%) SAP
3 6 (4.69%) SolarWinds
4 2 (1.56%) Telerik
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) ESRI
5 1 (0.78%) Alterian
5 1 (0.78%) Akamai
5 1 (0.78%) Nintex
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