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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 171 207 213
Rank change year-on-year
+36 +6
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 725 542 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 1.03% 0.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.88% 8.65% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 352 284
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 24
Average hourly rate £38.00 £50.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +42.85%

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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +30 666 £375 -1.63% 232
London +29 280 £410 -2.38% 56
South East +38 105 £350 -3.78% 44
City of London +60 76 £425 +4.61% 16
East of England +11 62 £425 - 23
South West -34 60 £350 -1.40% 11
Yorkshire +25 52 £325 - 26
North West +23 49 £315 +5.00% 39
West Yorkshire +32 34 £350 - 18
Somerset 0 29 £343 +7.53%
Manchester +5 27 £315 +16.66% 23
Buckinghamshire +13 24 £388 +8.39% 2
Surrey +9 23 £350 -2.09% 10
West Midlands -33 23 £413 +32.00% 15
Milton Keynes +11 21 £400 +11.88%
South Wales +5 21 £385 +16.22% 4
Wales -5 21 £385 +16.22% 4
Bedfordshire -1 19 £450 - 8
Taunton -3 18 £323 +2.78%
Cambridgeshire +16 17 £345 -8.00% 5
East Sussex -7 17 £350 -2.09% 5
East Midlands +4 16 £318 +17.59% 14
Cheshire +21 15 £320 - 5
Bradford +11 15 £350 -22.22% 1
Newport +3 14 £385 +14.07% 2
Brighton -7 14 £350 -2.09% 5
Leeds +8 13 £350 +6.87% 12
Scotland -20 13 £320 +4.91% 10
York +6 12 £290 -10.76% 2
North Yorkshire -3 12 £290 -10.76% 2

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 952 (68.10%) .NET
2 807 (57.73%) C#
3 676 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
4 652 (46.64%) SQL Server
5 556 (39.77%) Microsoft
6 552 (39.48%) SQL
7 517 (36.98%) Visual Studio
8 467 (33.40%) ASP.NET
9 379 (27.11%) MVC
10 356 (25.46%) WCF
11 355 (25.39%) Scrum
12 342 (24.46%) Windows
13 303 (21.67%) .NET Framework
14 291 (20.82%) JavaScript
15 272 (19.46%) HTML
16 246 (17.60%) CSS
17 243 (17.38%) SQL Server 2008
18 241 (17.24%) Web Services
19 235 (16.81%) XML
19 235 (16.81%) ASP.NET MVC
20 226 (16.17%) TDD
21 224 (16.02%) jQuery
22 208 (14.88%) SharePoint
23 201 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
24 191 (13.66%) Finance
25 170 (12.16%) MS Excel
26 169 (12.09%) T-SQL
27 167 (11.95%) Git (software)
28 159 (11.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
29 155 (11.09%) Oracle

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 208 (14.88%) SharePoint
2 104 (7.44%) IIS
3 54 (3.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 54 (3.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 50 (3.58%) BizTalk Server
5 41 (2.93%) CMS
6 31 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
7 18 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (1.22%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (1.00%) Confluence
10 12 (0.86%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.57%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.50%) Node.js
14 6 (0.43%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.36%) Lync
15 5 (0.36%) Kentico
15 5 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
15 5 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 170 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.15%) MS Office
3 15 (1.07%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.57%) MS Project
5 5 (0.36%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.14%) FastStats
6 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.14%) SPSS
7 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 58 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Tridion
3 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.14%) assyst
4 2 (0.14%) Endur
5 1 (0.072%) Summit
5 1 (0.072%) Maximo
5 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 130 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (2.79%) Office 365
3 31 (2.22%) PaaS
4 28 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.57%) GitHub
7 7 (0.50%) SaaS
8 3 (0.21%) IaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.072%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.22%) Internet
2 14 (1.00%) Intranet
3 8 (0.57%) DNS
3 8 (0.57%) FTP
3 8 (0.57%) SAN
4 7 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.36%) Extranet
6 4 (0.29%) Wireless
6 4 (0.29%) DHCP
7 3 (0.21%) GSM
7 3 (0.21%) VoIP
7 3 (0.21%) Firewall
8 2 (0.14%) NAS
8 2 (0.14%) WAN
8 2 (0.14%) LAN
8 2 (0.14%) HTTP
8 2 (0.14%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.14%) SNMP
8 2 (0.14%) VPN
8 2 (0.14%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 652 (46.64%) SQL Server
2 243 (17.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 130 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 116 (8.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 54 (3.86%) SSDT
6 54 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 51 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 36 (2.58%) Oracle Database
9 34 (2.43%) Relational Database
10 22 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
11 17 (1.22%) MySQL
11 17 (1.22%) DTS
11 17 (1.22%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (0.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 517 (36.98%) Visual Studio
2 167 (11.95%) Git (software)
3 143 (10.23%) TeamCity
4 107 (7.65%) Subversion
5 101 (7.22%) Selenium
6 95 (6.80%) JIRA
7 79 (5.65%) Maven
8 78 (5.58%) Artifactory
9 75 (5.36%) MSBuild
10 71 (5.08%) NUnit
11 61 (4.36%) Jenkins
12 55 (3.93%) SpecFlow
13 51 (3.65%) Octopus Deploy
14 46 (3.29%) NuGet
15 43 (3.08%) Gradle
16 37 (2.65%) Ant
17 35 (2.50%) MSTest
17 35 (2.50%) WebDriver
17 35 (2.50%) JUnit
18 31 (2.22%) Bugzilla
General
1 191 (13.66%) Finance
2 36 (2.58%) Banking
3 28 (2.00%) Retail
4 25 (1.79%) Back Office
5 24 (1.72%) Marketing
6 19 (1.36%) Legal
7 17 (1.22%) Front Office
8 16 (1.14%) Publishing
9 12 (0.86%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.64%) Advertising
10 9 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.50%) Automotive
12 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.36%) Law
13 3 (0.21%) Electronics
13 3 (0.21%) French Language
14 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.14%) German Language
14 2 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 714 (51.07%) Developer
2 363 (25.97%) .NET Developer
3 196 (14.02%) Analyst
4 142 (10.16%) C# Developer
5 135 (9.66%) Test Analyst
6 105 (7.51%) Senior Developer
6 105 (7.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 67 (4.79%) Senior .NET Developer
8 60 (4.29%) SQL Developer
9 58 (4.15%) SharePoint Developer
10 55 (3.93%) Web Developer
11 54 (3.86%) Software Engineer
12 53 (3.79%) Tester
13 48 (3.43%) Release Engineer
14 46 (3.29%) Architect
15 42 (3.00%) Build and Release Engineer
15 42 (3.00%) Build Engineer
15 42 (3.00%) ASP.NET Developer
15 42 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
16 40 (2.86%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 952 (68.10%) .NET
2 467 (33.40%) ASP.NET
3 356 (25.46%) WCF
4 303 (21.67%) .NET Framework
5 272 (19.46%) HTML
6 246 (17.60%) CSS
7 241 (17.24%) Web Services
8 235 (16.81%) XML
8 235 (16.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 224 (16.02%) jQuery
10 159 (11.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 135 (9.66%) WPF
12 98 (7.01%) HTML5
13 91 (6.51%) REST
13 91 (6.51%) Ajax
14 86 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 77 (5.51%) SOAP
16 73 (5.22%) LINQ
17 62 (4.43%) JSON
18 58 (4.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.51%) Client/Server
3 46 (3.29%) N-Tier
4 34 (2.43%) User Experience
5 32 (2.29%) Open Source
6 30 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 28 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
8 22 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.43%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.00%) Mainframe
11 13 (0.93%) Derivative
12 12 (0.86%) Management Information System
12 12 (0.86%) Clustering
13 11 (0.79%) NHS
13 11 (0.79%) CMDB
13 11 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
14 9 (0.64%) GIS
14 9 (0.64%) iPhone
15 8 (0.57%) IVR
16 7 (0.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 342 (24.46%) Windows
2 116 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 43 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (2.29%) Linux
5 27 (1.93%) Android
5 27 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (1.93%) UNIX
6 25 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.86%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.64%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.43%) Windows Phone
11 5 (0.36%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.29%) VMS
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.14%) AIX
14 2 (0.14%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (27.11%) MVC
3 355 (25.39%) Scrum
4 226 (16.17%) TDD
5 201 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
6 152 (10.87%) Unit Testing
7 149 (10.66%) Automated Testing
8 130 (9.30%) OO
9 126 (9.01%) Configuration Management
10 117 (8.37%) BDD
10 117 (8.37%) Automation Testing
11 109 (7.80%) Software Testing
12 97 (6.94%) Test Scripting
13 94 (6.72%) Release Management
14 92 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 80 (5.72%) Software Engineering
16 78 (5.58%) E-Commerce
17 72 (5.15%) Test Management
18 70 (5.01%) Web Development
19 68 (4.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 807 (57.73%) C#
2 552 (39.48%) SQL
3 291 (20.82%) JavaScript
4 169 (12.09%) T-SQL
5 117 (8.37%) PowerShell
6 110 (7.87%) VB.NET
7 109 (7.80%) Java
8 63 (4.51%) PL/SQL
9 48 (3.43%) VB
10 36 (2.58%) Python
11 25 (1.79%) XAML
12 23 (1.65%) Ruby
12 23 (1.65%) PHP
12 23 (1.65%) C++
13 18 (1.29%) VB6
14 16 (1.14%) VBScript
15 13 (0.93%) C
15 13 (0.93%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.72%) VBA
17 6 (0.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 112 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 103 (7.37%) ISEB
3 85 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 79 (5.65%) Degree
5 61 (4.36%) ISTQB
6 48 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (1.29%) MCITP
9 11 (0.79%) MCSE
9 11 (0.79%) MCSD
10 9 (0.64%) MCTS
11 8 (0.57%) MCSA
11 8 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.43%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.43%) MCP
13 4 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.21%) MCAD
14 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (9.51%) QA
2 9 (0.64%) HL7
3 6 (0.43%) SLA
4 5 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.072%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.072%) EMIR
6 1 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 39 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.57%) vCloud
3 7 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.072%) Squid
5 1 (0.072%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 57 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (1.50%) Puppet
4 13 (0.93%) SCCM
5 3 (0.21%) Nagios
5 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.21%) SCOM
6 2 (0.14%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.14%) NetCrunch
6 2 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.072%) AppManager
7 1 (0.072%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.072%) Salt
7 1 (0.072%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 556 (39.77%) Microsoft
2 155 (11.09%) Oracle
3 50 (3.58%) Red Gate
4 32 (2.29%) Telerik
5 28 (2.00%) IBM
6 25 (1.79%) DevExpress
7 23 (1.65%) VMware
8 21 (1.50%) Sitecore
9 19 (1.36%) HP
9 19 (1.36%) SAP
10 16 (1.14%) Sybase
11 15 (1.07%) Serena
12 9 (0.64%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.57%) SolarWinds
13 8 (0.57%) Twitter
13 8 (0.57%) Cisco
14 7 (0.50%) Remedy
14 7 (0.50%) Splunk
15 6 (0.43%) Cognos
16 5 (0.36%) Business Objects
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £580 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 320 - 360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £416 per day
Posted: 5 days ago