The table below looks at the statistics for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 18 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 10 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 10.10% 6.94% 16.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 40.00% 27.78% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
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£325 £290 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% -16.45%
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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 Taunton region.

Development Applications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
25 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 25.25% 25.00% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 2
Average daily rate £375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 26 (92.86%) C#
2 23 (82.14%) SQL
2 23 (82.14%) .NET
2 23 (82.14%) Scrum
2 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (78.57%) ASP.NET
3 22 (78.57%) Unit Testing
4 21 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 20 (71.43%) T-SQL
5 20 (71.43%) Code Coverage
6 19 (67.86%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (60.71%) Automated Testing
8 16 (57.14%) Security Cleared
9 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
10 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
10 5 (17.86%) TDD
10 5 (17.86%) MVC
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.29%) Back Office
11 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
12 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
12 3 (10.71%) Selenium
12 3 (10.71%) ISEB
12 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
12 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
12 3 (10.71%) BDD
12 3 (10.71%) User Stories
12 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 1 (3.57%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Selenium
1 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
1 3 (10.71%) SpecFlow
2 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (14.29%) Back Office
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (82.14%) Developer
2 22 (78.57%) .NET Developer
3 13 (46.43%) SQL Developer
4 5 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (82.14%) .NET
2 22 (78.57%) ASP.NET
3 21 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (10.71%) Gherkin
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.57%) WinForms
7 1 (3.57%) WCF
7 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
7 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Scrum
1 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) Unit Testing
3 20 (71.43%) Code Coverage
4 19 (67.86%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (60.71%) Automated Testing
6 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
6 5 (17.86%) TDD
6 5 (17.86%) MVC
7 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 3 (10.71%) BDD
8 3 (10.71%) User Stories
8 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.71%) Test Management
8 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
9 2 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) C#
2 23 (82.14%) SQL
3 20 (71.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.71%) ISEB
3 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft