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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 168 195 240
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +45
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 710 547 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.28% 1.03% 0.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.98% 8.79% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 373 292
Average daily rate
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£370 £370 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
- +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 14
Average hourly rate £50.75 £55.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.72% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.65 £55.00 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.95 £55.00 £42.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.27% +57.14%

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
7115 6222 6354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.84% 11.70% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4549 3972 3651
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 130 221
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
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

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 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
England +27 641 £370 -1.33% 242
London +34 263 £413 - 64
South East +8 108 £315 -10.00% 44
East of England +10 79 £425 +13.33% 16
City of London +68 76 £425 +6.25% 19
South West -20 58 £350 -11.11% 20
Yorkshire +15 44 £313 +1.21% 31
North West +17 43 £320 +6.66% 32
Somerset +2 30 £343 +7.19% 4
West Yorkshire +16 28 £350 +20.68% 20
Cambridgeshire +17 27 £338 +8.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +8 25 £355 +1.42% 7
Surrey +14 23 £240 -31.91% 4
Milton Keynes +10 23 £368 +5.00% 3
Manchester +6 22 £338 +10.65% 18
Wales -7 22 £385 +23.59% 1
Bedfordshire -4 21 £450 +5.88% 6
Taunton -8 19 £323 +2.78% 3
South Wales -1 18 £385 +20.68% 1
West Midlands -32 18 £425 +18.05% 4
Suffolk -7 15 £420 -1.17% 1
Leeds +10 14 £350 +27.27% 15
East Midlands +18 13 £413 +57.14% 16
Berkshire -2 13 £388 +10.71% 9
North Yorkshire +2 12 £290 -10.76% 6
Hampshire -18 12 £375 +7.14% 7
Bradford +15 11 £365 -18.88% 3
York +9 11 £290 -10.76% 4
Cheshire +9 11 £320 +14.28% 8
Kent +2 11 £275 -38.88% 6

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 931 (66.74%) .NET
2 810 (58.06%) C#
3 655 (46.95%) SQL Server
4 568 (40.72%) Microsoft
5 561 (40.22%) SQL
6 538 (38.57%) Visual Studio
7 475 (34.05%) ASP.NET
8 392 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
9 352 (25.23%) Scrum
10 341 (24.44%) MVC
11 336 (24.09%) WCF
12 329 (23.58%) Windows
13 300 (21.51%) .NET Framework
14 282 (20.22%) JavaScript
15 263 (18.85%) HTML
16 252 (18.06%) XML
17 250 (17.92%) Web Services
18 235 (16.85%) SQL Server 2008
19 234 (16.77%) CSS
19 234 (16.77%) TDD
20 229 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
21 212 (15.20%) jQuery
22 204 (14.62%) Finance
23 203 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
24 195 (13.98%) SharePoint
25 172 (12.33%) T-SQL
26 166 (11.90%) Unit Testing
27 165 (11.83%) Automated Testing
28 159 (11.40%) Git (software)
29 156 (11.18%) MS Excel

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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
1 195 (13.98%) SharePoint
2 105 (7.53%) IIS
3 52 (3.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 49 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 47 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
6 41 (2.94%) CMS
7 29 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
8 21 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 16 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 15 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (1.08%) Confluence
11 14 (1.00%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.93%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.57%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.57%) Node.js
14 5 (0.36%) Lync
14 5 (0.36%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.29%) Drupal
15 4 (0.29%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 156 (11.18%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.08%) MS Office
3 16 (1.15%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.72%) MS Project
5 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) FastStats
7 2 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 59 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.43%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.22%) Tridion
4 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.22%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.14%) assyst
5 2 (0.14%) Summit
5 2 (0.14%) Endur
5 2 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.072%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 119 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (2.58%) Office 365
3 26 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.65%) PaaS
5 18 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.65%) SaaS
8 6 (0.43%) GitHub
9 5 (0.36%) IaaS
10 1 (0.072%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.00%) Internet
2 10 (0.72%) Intranet
3 7 (0.50%) DNS
3 7 (0.50%) FTP
4 6 (0.43%) SAN
4 6 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.36%) HTTP
6 3 (0.22%) DHCP
6 3 (0.22%) Firewall
6 3 (0.22%) Wireless
7 2 (0.14%) NAS
7 2 (0.14%) Extranet
7 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.14%) SNMP
7 2 (0.14%) GSM
7 2 (0.14%) LAN
7 2 (0.14%) VoIP
7 2 (0.14%) WAN
8 1 (0.072%) SMTP
8 1 (0.072%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 655 (46.95%) SQL Server
2 235 (16.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 129 (9.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 117 (8.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 58 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 53 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 50 (3.58%) SSDT
10 35 (2.51%) Oracle Database
11 32 (2.29%) Relational Database
12 16 (1.15%) MySQL
12 16 (1.15%) DTS
13 15 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
13 15 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
13 15 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.00%) QlikView
15 13 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (0.65%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 538 (38.57%) Visual Studio
2 159 (11.40%) Git (software)
3 143 (10.25%) TeamCity
4 113 (8.10%) Selenium
5 94 (6.74%) JIRA
6 84 (6.02%) Subversion
7 78 (5.59%) Artifactory
8 75 (5.38%) Maven
9 70 (5.02%) MSBuild
10 68 (4.87%) NUnit
11 52 (3.73%) SpecFlow
12 51 (3.66%) Jenkins
12 51 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
13 48 (3.44%) NuGet
14 44 (3.15%) WebDriver
15 43 (3.08%) Gradle
16 31 (2.22%) Ant
17 29 (2.08%) FitNesse
18 28 (2.01%) JMeter
18 28 (2.01%) MSTest
General
1 204 (14.62%) Finance
2 38 (2.72%) Retail
3 33 (2.37%) Banking
4 28 (2.01%) Back Office
5 21 (1.51%) Marketing
6 20 (1.43%) Front Office
7 18 (1.29%) Legal
7 18 (1.29%) Publishing
8 12 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.57%) Advertising
9 8 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.43%) Billing
10 6 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.43%) Automotive
11 5 (0.36%) Law
11 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.22%) Electronics
12 3 (0.22%) German Language
13 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 695 (49.82%) Developer
2 348 (24.95%) .NET Developer
3 227 (16.27%) Analyst
4 168 (12.04%) Test Analyst
5 136 (9.75%) C# Developer
6 100 (7.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 98 (7.03%) Senior Developer
8 66 (4.73%) Tester
9 60 (4.30%) Web Developer
10 59 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
11 55 (3.94%) Software Engineer
12 54 (3.87%) SQL Developer
13 49 (3.51%) SharePoint Developer
14 47 (3.37%) ASP.NET Developer
15 46 (3.30%) Release Engineer
16 45 (3.23%) Architect
17 44 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
18 41 (2.94%) Build and Release Engineer
19 40 (2.87%) QA Analyst
19 40 (2.87%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 931 (66.74%) .NET
2 475 (34.05%) ASP.NET
3 336 (24.09%) WCF
4 300 (21.51%) .NET Framework
5 263 (18.85%) HTML
6 252 (18.06%) XML
7 250 (17.92%) Web Services
8 234 (16.77%) CSS
9 229 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
10 212 (15.20%) jQuery
11 151 (10.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 146 (10.47%) WPF
13 98 (7.03%) REST
14 93 (6.67%) SOAP
15 92 (6.59%) Ajax
16 90 (6.45%) HTML5
17 85 (6.09%) LINQ
18 72 (5.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 60 (4.30%) XSLT
20 59 (4.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 47 (3.37%) N-Tier
2 43 (3.08%) Client/Server
3 37 (2.65%) Inversion of Control
4 26 (1.86%) Open Source
5 23 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 23 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 13 (0.93%) Derivative
9 11 (0.79%) CMDB
9 11 (0.79%) Mainframe
9 11 (0.79%) NHS
10 10 (0.72%) GIS
10 10 (0.72%) Clustering
10 10 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
11 8 (0.57%) iSeries
12 7 (0.50%) Replication
13 6 (0.43%) W3C
13 6 (0.43%) Equities
14 5 (0.36%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 329 (23.58%) Windows
2 120 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 46 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (2.08%) Linux
5 27 (1.94%) UNIX
6 22 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (1.58%) Android
7 20 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.65%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.57%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.36%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.29%) VMS
12 4 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.14%) AIX
14 2 (0.14%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.072%) Solaris
15 1 (0.072%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (25.23%) Scrum
3 341 (24.44%) MVC
4 234 (16.77%) TDD
5 203 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
6 166 (11.90%) Unit Testing
7 165 (11.83%) Automated Testing
8 135 (9.68%) OO
9 133 (9.53%) BDD
10 123 (8.82%) Automation Testing
11 122 (8.75%) Software Testing
12 120 (8.60%) Configuration Management
13 103 (7.38%) Test Scripting
14 102 (7.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 96 (6.88%) Release Management
16 89 (6.38%) Software Engineering
17 86 (6.16%) E-Commerce
18 79 (5.66%) SOA
19 76 (5.45%) Web Development
20 75 (5.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 810 (58.06%) C#
2 561 (40.22%) SQL
3 282 (20.22%) JavaScript
4 172 (12.33%) T-SQL
5 114 (8.17%) VB.NET
6 102 (7.31%) PowerShell
7 98 (7.03%) Java
8 53 (3.80%) PL/SQL
9 51 (3.66%) VB
10 30 (2.15%) Python
11 29 (2.08%) XAML
12 21 (1.51%) VB6
12 21 (1.51%) PHP
13 20 (1.43%) C++
14 18 (1.29%) Ruby
15 15 (1.08%) C
15 15 (1.08%) VBScript
16 14 (1.00%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.72%) VBA
18 5 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 115 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 110 (7.89%) ISEB
3 93 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 78 (5.59%) Degree
5 64 (4.59%) ISTQB
6 41 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (1.15%) MCITP
9 13 (0.93%) MCSD
10 10 (0.72%) MCSE
11 7 (0.50%) MCTS
11 7 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.43%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.36%) MCP
14 4 (0.29%) MCAD
14 4 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (0.22%) MCPD
15 3 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (10.47%) QA
2 6 (0.43%) HL7
2 6 (0.43%) ISO 9001
2 6 (0.43%) SLA
3 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.072%) EMIR
5 1 (0.072%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 33 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.72%) vCloud
3 8 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.14%) vSphere
5 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (1.58%) Puppet
4 12 (0.86%) SCCM
5 4 (0.29%) SCOM
6 3 (0.22%) Nagios
6 3 (0.22%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
7 2 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.072%) Salt
8 1 (0.072%) AppManager
8 1 (0.072%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 568 (40.72%) Microsoft
2 146 (10.47%) Oracle
3 50 (3.58%) Red Gate
4 31 (2.22%) IBM
5 28 (2.01%) Telerik
6 25 (1.79%) DevExpress
7 24 (1.72%) VMware
8 22 (1.58%) SAP
8 22 (1.58%) HP
9 20 (1.43%) Sybase
10 19 (1.36%) Sitecore
11 11 (0.79%) Serena
12 8 (0.57%) SolarWinds
12 8 (0.57%) Google
13 7 (0.50%) Business Objects
13 7 (0.50%) Remedy
14 6 (0.43%) Cognos
14 6 (0.43%) MKS
14 6 (0.43%) Twitter
15 5 (0.36%) Splunk
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Rate: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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