The first table below looks at the demand for Team Foundation Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 95 86 69
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 23 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.98% 1.14% 1.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.11% 12.87% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 21
Average daily rate
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£344 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £270 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £600 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.25 - £27.50
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
190 171 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.11% 8.85% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 93 121
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 10
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.65 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Team Foundation Server
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Team Foundation Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Team Foundation Server Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Team Foundation Server Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Team Foundation Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server across the West Midlands region.

Team Foundation Server Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 July 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
Birmingham -14 9 £325 -9.72% 1
Solihull +4 5 - -
Warwickshire +1 4 £381 +43.86%
Coventry -15 1 £450 +50.00% 3
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 1
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England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 38 (86.36%) .NET
1 38 (86.36%) C#
2 36 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 24 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (38.64%) Visual Studio
6 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
6 16 (36.36%) jQuery
7 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (34.09%) HTML
7 15 (34.09%) CSS
7 15 (34.09%) N-Tier
8 14 (31.82%) SharePoint
8 14 (31.82%) Windows
8 14 (31.82%) WCF
9 13 (29.55%) MVC
10 11 (25.00%) UML
10 11 (25.00%) OO
10 11 (25.00%) Web Development
10 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 10 (22.73%) Ajax
12 9 (20.45%) Web Services
12 9 (20.45%) SQL
12 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
12 9 (20.45%) SOA
12 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (18.18%) Scrum
13 8 (18.18%) XML
13 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (31.82%) SharePoint
2 8 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (4.55%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.27%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.27%) Node.js
4 1 (2.27%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 6 (13.64%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.27%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Visual Studio
2 7 (15.91%) NUnit
3 6 (13.64%) FxCop
4 1 (2.27%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.27%) Moq
4 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.27%) NBehave
4 1 (2.27%) Grunt
4 1 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.27%) Yeoman
4 1 (2.27%) Bower
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (86.36%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) .NET Developer
3 11 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (6.82%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (6.82%) UI Developer
4 3 (6.82%) SQL DBA
4 3 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (6.82%) DBA
4 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
4 3 (6.82%) UI Programmer
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.27%) CRM Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Silverlight Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (86.36%) .NET
2 36 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (36.36%) jQuery
5 15 (34.09%) HTML
5 15 (34.09%) CSS
6 14 (31.82%) WCF
7 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 10 (22.73%) Ajax
9 9 (20.45%) Web Services
10 8 (18.18%) XML
11 7 (15.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (15.91%) CSS3
11 7 (15.91%) HTML5
11 7 (15.91%) XSLT
12 5 (11.36%) JSON
12 5 (11.36%) XSL
13 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
14 3 (6.82%) Silverlight
14 3 (6.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.27%) GIS
2 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) MVC
3 11 (25.00%) UML
3 11 (25.00%) OO
3 11 (25.00%) Web Development
4 9 (20.45%) SOA
5 8 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (18.18%) Scrum
5 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 8 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 6 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.36%) Time Management
7 5 (11.36%) Data Protection
7 5 (11.36%) Workflow
8 3 (6.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (4.55%) OOP
9 2 (4.55%) OOD
9 2 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (86.36%) C#
2 24 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.45%) SQL
4 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.82%) VBScript
6 2 (4.55%) VB
6 2 (4.55%) VBA
6 2 (4.55%) LotusScript
7 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) MCITP
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCOM
1 1 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Business Objects
2 2 (4.55%) Lotus
2 2 (4.55%) Tableau
2 2 (4.55%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.27%) Dell
3 1 (2.27%) NetApp