The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 71 86 70
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 40 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.75% 0.88% 1.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.69% 11.59% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 24
Average daily rate
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£390 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £472 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £349
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -16.66%
Team Foundation Server
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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 West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
162 164 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.11% 7.59% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 107 101
Average daily rate £388 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 13
Average hourly rate £33.50 £37.80 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +24.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £37.80 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -8 12 £419 +28.84% 4
Coventry - 9 £425 -
Solihull - 3 £366 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (70.31%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (65.63%) .NET
3 38 (59.38%) Microsoft
4 26 (40.63%) C#
5 22 (34.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (32.81%) SQL Server
7 19 (29.69%) WCF
8 17 (26.56%) .NET Framework
8 17 (26.56%) JavaScript
9 16 (25.00%) HTML
9 16 (25.00%) Web Services
10 15 (23.44%) Python
10 15 (23.44%) ASP.NET
10 15 (23.44%) Ruby
11 14 (21.88%) Web Development
11 14 (21.88%) CSS
11 14 (21.88%) SQL
11 14 (21.88%) MS Excel
11 14 (21.88%) Visual Studio
11 14 (21.88%) Windows
12 13 (20.31%) Java
12 13 (20.31%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
13 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
13 12 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails
14 11 (17.19%) Dynamics CRM
14 11 (17.19%) CRM
14 11 (17.19%) Workflow
14 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (15.63%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (20.31%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.56%) IIS
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.38%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (34.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.13%) GitHub
3 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.56%) SSDT
8 1 (1.56%) OLAP
8 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Visual Studio
2 8 (12.50%) MSBuild
3 7 (10.94%) SpecFlow
3 7 (10.94%) NUnit
4 6 (9.38%) Subversion
4 6 (9.38%) ReSharper
4 6 (9.38%) NCover
4 6 (9.38%) StyleCop
4 6 (9.38%) MSTest
4 6 (9.38%) NDepend
5 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.56%) FxCop
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (1.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 48 (75.00%) Developer
2 19 (29.69%) .NET Developer
3 7 (10.94%) Senior Developer
3 7 (10.94%) Lead Developer
4 6 (9.38%) Architect
4 6 (9.38%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (7.81%) CRM Architect
6 4 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Build Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Lead .NET Developer
7 3 (4.69%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.13%) UI Developer
8 2 (3.13%) UI Programmer
8 2 (3.13%) CRM Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (65.63%) .NET
2 19 (29.69%) WCF
3 17 (26.56%) .NET Framework
4 16 (25.00%) HTML
4 16 (25.00%) Web Services
5 15 (23.44%) ASP.NET
6 14 (21.88%) CSS
7 12 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails
8 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (14.06%) XML
10 8 (12.50%) jQuery
11 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 4 (6.25%) SOAP
12 4 (6.25%) Ajax
13 3 (4.69%) Silverlight
13 3 (4.69%) HTML5
13 3 (4.69%) CSS3
14 2 (3.13%) Reactive Extensions
14 2 (3.13%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 2 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) N-Tier
2 6 (9.38%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 4 (6.25%) Physics
4 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.56%) GIS
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (6.25%) Linux
2 4 (6.25%) UNIX
2 4 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
3 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (70.31%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.88%) Web Development
3 11 (17.19%) Workflow
3 11 (17.19%) CRM
4 10 (15.63%) Scrum
5 9 (14.06%) TDD
6 8 (12.50%) OO
6 8 (12.50%) Migration
7 7 (10.94%) Kanban
7 7 (10.94%) UML
8 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.38%) SOA
8 6 (9.38%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.38%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (9.38%) BDD
8 6 (9.38%) ATDD
9 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.81%) MVC
10 4 (6.25%) Data Modelling
10 4 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) C#
2 17 (26.56%) JavaScript
3 15 (23.44%) Python
3 15 (23.44%) Ruby
4 14 (21.88%) SQL
5 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
5 13 (20.31%) Java
6 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.56%) XQuery
8 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) Degree
3 5 (7.81%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) HP
2 2 (3.13%) Perforce
3 1 (1.56%) Thunderhead
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) Business Objects