The table below looks at the statistics for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Team Foundation Server over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 190 180 208
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +28
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 649 645 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 1.18% 0.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.06% 9.45% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 403 254
Average daily rate
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£350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £32.00 £26.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £55.00 £38.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +39.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7160 6827 5439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.83% 12.53% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4586 4366 3458
Average daily rate £400 £375 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 135 135
Average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.79 £31.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server within the UK.

Team Foundation Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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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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
England -19 580 £350 -2.77% 261
London +2 212 £423 +4.00% 75
South East -44 112 £350 -2.77% 46
Yorkshire +41 84 £325 +12.06% 28
West Yorkshire +21 60 £338 +21.62% 19
City of London -6 60 £440 +13.54% 24
Wales +30 54 £400 +23.07% 8
East Midlands +21 43 £305 -2.40% 16
South Wales +27 40 £400 +23.07% 6
South West -29 38 £346 +6.53% 16
West Midlands +1 36 £350 +6.87% 14
Bradford +6 29 £350 +37.25% 4
Leeds -12 24 £313 +12.61% 6
Newport +2 23 £425 +30.76% 3
Hampshire +1 22 £350 +15.70% 8
Berkshire -9 22 £350 +7.69% 13
Birmingham +9 21 £350 +9.37% 6
East of England -27 21 £425 +21.51% 26
Surrey -33 21 £338 -15.62% 7
North West -38 21 £319 +9.91% 29
Buckinghamshire -20 19 £375 +2.73% 2
North Yorkshire +14 18 £300 -6.25% 3
Reading -3 18 £350 +26.69% 9
Nottinghamshire +13 17 £300 -25.00% 9
York +12 16 £300 -6.25% 3
Milton Keynes -19 15 £388 +1.97% 2
Swansea +17 14 £301 - 2
West Wales +14 14 £301 - 2
Nottingham +3 14 £300 -25.00% 6
Manchester -8 14 £313 -10.71% 13

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 736 (56.62%) .NET
2 675 (51.92%) SQL Server
3 658 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
4 652 (50.15%) C#
5 563 (43.31%) SQL
6 547 (42.08%) Microsoft
7 417 (32.08%) ASP.NET
8 353 (27.15%) Visual Studio
9 317 (24.38%) MVC
10 306 (23.54%) JavaScript
11 291 (22.38%) Scrum
12 268 (20.62%) HTML
13 258 (19.85%) CSS
14 255 (19.62%) WCF
15 251 (19.31%) Web Services
16 245 (18.85%) jQuery
17 240 (18.46%) XML
18 237 (18.23%) .NET Framework
19 235 (18.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 222 (17.08%) Windows
21 221 (17.00%) TDD
22 220 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
23 210 (16.15%) ASP.NET MVC
24 205 (15.77%) T-SQL
25 191 (14.69%) Finance
26 181 (13.92%) SharePoint
27 167 (12.85%) MS Excel
28 164 (12.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 163 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
30 146 (11.23%) Business Intelligence

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 181 (13.92%) SharePoint
2 132 (10.15%) IIS
3 80 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
4 60 (4.62%) CMS
5 48 (3.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 38 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 20 (1.54%) Node.js
8 15 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.85%) JBoss
11 10 (0.77%) Apache
11 10 (0.77%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.69%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.69%) Kentico
12 9 (0.69%) Confluence
13 7 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.54%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.38%) Documentum
15 4 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 167 (12.85%) MS Excel
2 40 (3.08%) MS Office
3 13 (1.00%) MS Project
4 9 (0.69%) PowerPivot
5 8 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.54%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.23%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.077%) FastStats
8 1 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 56 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.46%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.23%) Maximo
6 2 (0.15%) Primavera
6 2 (0.15%) Tridion
7 1 (0.077%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.077%) Magento
7 1 (0.077%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.46%) Office 365
4 14 (1.08%) SaaS
5 7 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.31%) IaaS
6 4 (0.31%) PaaS
6 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.077%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.54%) HTTP
2 32 (2.46%) Internet
3 8 (0.62%) Intranet
3 8 (0.62%) SAN
3 8 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.46%) Firewall
4 6 (0.46%) FTP
4 6 (0.46%) DNS
5 4 (0.31%) VPN
5 4 (0.31%) Broadband
5 4 (0.31%) 4G
5 4 (0.31%) LTE
6 3 (0.23%) LAN
6 3 (0.23%) LDAP
7 2 (0.15%) DSL
7 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.15%) Wireless
7 2 (0.15%) IPsec
7 2 (0.15%) SMTP
7 2 (0.15%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 675 (51.92%) SQL Server
2 235 (18.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 220 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 164 (12.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 132 (10.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 124 (9.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 87 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
8 71 (5.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 59 (4.54%) Relational Database
10 55 (4.23%) OLAP
11 48 (3.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 48 (3.69%) Oracle Database
12 35 (2.69%) SSDT
13 31 (2.38%) PerformancePoint
14 26 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
15 18 (1.38%) MS Access
16 16 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
16 16 (1.23%) MarkLogic
17 15 (1.15%) DTS
17 15 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 353 (27.15%) Visual Studio
2 96 (7.38%) JIRA
3 91 (7.00%) Git (software)
4 88 (6.77%) Selenium
5 78 (6.00%) Subversion
6 73 (5.62%) Jenkins
7 60 (4.62%) NUnit
8 46 (3.54%) TeamCity
9 38 (2.92%) MSBuild
10 34 (2.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 28 (2.15%) MSTest
12 26 (2.00%) JUnit
13 25 (1.92%) Eclipse
14 23 (1.77%) SpecFlow
15 22 (1.69%) ReSharper
15 22 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 19 (1.46%) SoapUI
17 17 (1.31%) WebDriver
17 17 (1.31%) Rhino Mocks
17 17 (1.31%) JMeter
General
1 191 (14.69%) Finance
2 48 (3.69%) Retail
3 41 (3.15%) Banking
4 24 (1.85%) Publishing
5 22 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.31%) Legal
7 15 (1.15%) Back Office
8 13 (1.00%) Front Office
8 13 (1.00%) Marketing
9 9 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.46%) Law
13 5 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.31%) Advertising
14 4 (0.31%) Local Government
14 4 (0.31%) Avionics
15 3 (0.23%) Billing
16 2 (0.15%) Military
16 2 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 774 (59.54%) Developer
2 271 (20.85%) .NET Developer
3 159 (12.23%) Analyst
4 124 (9.54%) C# Developer
5 86 (6.62%) SQL Developer
6 81 (6.23%) Senior Developer
7 79 (6.08%) Test Analyst
8 78 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 66 (5.08%) Web Developer
10 57 (4.38%) Tester
11 52 (4.00%) Architect
12 50 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 50 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
13 46 (3.54%) Software Developer
14 43 (3.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 42 (3.23%) Consultant
16 41 (3.15%) BizTalk Developer
17 39 (3.00%) DBA
17 39 (3.00%) Programmer
18 38 (2.92%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 736 (56.62%) .NET
2 417 (32.08%) ASP.NET
3 268 (20.62%) HTML
4 258 (19.85%) CSS
5 255 (19.62%) WCF
6 251 (19.31%) Web Services
7 245 (18.85%) jQuery
8 240 (18.46%) XML
9 237 (18.23%) .NET Framework
10 210 (16.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 118 (9.08%) Entity Framework
12 103 (7.92%) Ajax
13 80 (6.15%) LINQ
14 71 (5.46%) HTML5
15 70 (5.38%) WPF
16 66 (5.08%) AngularJS
17 65 (5.00%) SOAP
18 60 (4.62%) CSS3
19 58 (4.46%) XSLT
20 57 (4.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 66 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.54%) User Experience
3 36 (2.77%) Client/Server
4 22 (1.69%) Open Source
5 20 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.38%) NHS
7 17 (1.31%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.31%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.31%) Clustering
8 13 (1.00%) Derivative
9 12 (0.92%) Replication
9 12 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
9 12 (0.92%) Data Integration
10 11 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (0.85%) W3C
11 10 (0.77%) N-Tier
11 10 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.54%) CMDB
12 7 (0.54%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 222 (17.08%) Windows
2 76 (5.85%) Linux
3 41 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (2.46%) UNIX
6 25 (1.92%) Android
7 19 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 17 (1.31%) Ubuntu
9 15 (1.15%) Debian
10 12 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.38%) AIX
12 5 (0.38%) Windows CE
13 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.23%) Solaris
14 3 (0.23%) MVS
15 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.077%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 658 (50.62%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (24.38%) MVC
3 291 (22.38%) Scrum
4 221 (17.00%) TDD
5 163 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
6 146 (11.23%) Business Intelligence
7 135 (10.38%) Unit Testing
8 117 (9.00%) OO
9 100 (7.69%) SOA
10 92 (7.08%) BDD
11 82 (6.31%) CRM
12 79 (6.08%) ETL
13 77 (5.92%) Test Scripting
14 74 (5.69%) Data Modelling
15 69 (5.31%) Release Management
16 64 (4.92%) Waterfall
17 63 (4.85%) Web Development
17 63 (4.85%) DevOps
18 62 (4.77%) User Acceptance Testing
19 59 (4.54%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 652 (50.15%) C#
2 563 (43.31%) SQL
3 306 (23.54%) JavaScript
4 205 (15.77%) T-SQL
5 99 (7.62%) Java
6 98 (7.54%) VB.NET
7 92 (7.08%) PowerShell
8 50 (3.85%) VB
8 50 (3.85%) Python
9 28 (2.15%) C++
10 27 (2.08%) PL/SQL
10 27 (2.08%) XQuery
11 23 (1.77%) VB6
12 22 (1.69%) Ruby
12 22 (1.69%) VBA
13 17 (1.31%) XPath
13 17 (1.31%) VBScript
13 17 (1.31%) C
14 15 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 109 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 81 (6.23%) SC Cleared
3 67 (5.15%) ISEB
4 51 (3.92%) Degree
5 35 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (1.77%) ISTQB
8 21 (1.62%) HND
9 12 (0.92%) MCSA
10 11 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.77%) MCTS
12 8 (0.62%) MCITP
13 7 (0.54%) MCSE
14 6 (0.46%) MCSD
14 6 (0.46%) MCP
15 4 (0.31%) MCAD
16 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
17 2 (0.15%) CCNP
17 2 (0.15%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (7.62%) QA
2 14 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.38%) SLA
4 4 (0.31%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.31%) DO-254
5 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) HL7
6 2 (0.15%) WCAG
7 1 (0.077%) GxP
System Software
1 27 (2.08%) Docker
2 22 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 14 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.15%) vCloud
5 2 (0.15%) vSphere
5 2 (0.15%) Varnish
6 1 (0.077%) XenApp
6 1 (0.077%) XenServer
6 1 (0.077%) GridGain
6 1 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.077%) Squid
6 1 (0.077%) Samba
6 1 (0.077%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (2.46%) Vagrant
2 30 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (1.46%) Puppet
5 9 (0.69%) SCOM
5 9 (0.69%) Control-M
6 4 (0.31%) Ansible
7 3 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.15%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.15%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.15%) SCCM
8 2 (0.15%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.077%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.077%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.077%) Nagios
9 1 (0.077%) WMI
Vendors
1 547 (42.08%) Microsoft
2 97 (7.46%) Oracle
3 24 (1.85%) Telerik
4 19 (1.46%) Sitecore
4 19 (1.46%) Tableau
5 18 (1.38%) HP
6 16 (1.23%) VMware
7 12 (0.92%) Remedy
7 12 (0.92%) SAP
8 11 (0.85%) Ektron
9 10 (0.77%) IBM
9 10 (0.77%) DevExpress
10 9 (0.69%) Cisco
11 8 (0.62%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.46%) Perforce
12 6 (0.46%) BMC
12 6 (0.46%) Business Objects
13 5 (0.38%) Twitter
13 5 (0.38%) EMC
14 4 (0.31%) Kofax
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £335 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £440 - £470 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £342 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £320 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago