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 19 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Rank 104 75 63
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -12
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 18 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 1.73% 1.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.05% 20.90% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 21
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£425 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £213 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.27% +57.14%
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
199 177 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.83% 8.27% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 108 105
Average daily rate £325 £323 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 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 £35.84 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 19 August 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 19 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
Solihull +10 6 - -
Warwickshire -6 4 £381 +41.20%
Birmingham -23 3 £338 -6.18%
Coventry -8 2 £475 - 2
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Team Foundation Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 33 (82.50%) C#
2 31 (77.50%) .NET
3 29 (72.50%) ASP.NET
4 22 (55.00%) JavaScript
5 17 (42.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (37.50%) HTML
6 15 (37.50%) Visual Studio
6 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (35.00%) CSS
7 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
7 14 (35.00%) jQuery
8 13 (32.50%) Windows
9 12 (30.00%) SharePoint
9 12 (30.00%) Web Development
10 11 (27.50%) N-Tier
10 11 (27.50%) MVC
11 10 (25.00%) WCF
12 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 9 (22.50%) UML
12 9 (22.50%) OO
12 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
13 8 (20.00%) Web Services
13 8 (20.00%) Ajax
13 8 (20.00%) CSS3
13 8 (20.00%) QA
13 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (17.50%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (17.50%) HTML5
14 7 (17.50%) SharePoint Server
14 7 (17.50%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 12 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.50%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Node.js
3 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Tridion
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 7 (17.50%) NUnit
3 6 (15.00%) FxCop
4 1 (2.50%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.50%) Moq
4 1 (2.50%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.50%) NBehave
4 1 (2.50%) Grunt
4 1 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.50%) Yeoman
4 1 (2.50%) Bower
4 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Developer
2 13 (32.50%) .NET Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (7.50%) DBA
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (7.50%) SQL DBA
4 3 (7.50%) UI Developer
4 3 (7.50%) UI Programmer
5 2 (5.00%) Build Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Developer
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (77.50%) .NET
2 29 (72.50%) ASP.NET
3 17 (42.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (37.50%) HTML
5 14 (35.00%) CSS
5 14 (35.00%) jQuery
6 10 (25.00%) WCF
7 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 8 (20.00%) CSS3
8 8 (20.00%) Ajax
8 8 (20.00%) Web Services
9 7 (17.50%) HTML5
10 6 (15.00%) XSLT
11 5 (12.50%) XSL
12 4 (10.00%) XML
12 4 (10.00%) JSON
12 4 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
14 2 (5.00%) Silverlight
14 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Web Development
3 11 (27.50%) MVC
4 9 (22.50%) UML
4 9 (22.50%) OO
5 7 (17.50%) SOA
5 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
5 7 (17.50%) Scrum
5 7 (17.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (15.00%) Time Management
6 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 4 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (7.50%) Workflow
10 2 (5.00%) Migration
10 2 (5.00%) TDD
10 2 (5.00%) Financial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) C#
2 22 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
5 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.50%) MCITP
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) SCOM
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (5.00%) Tableau
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Dell
3 1 (2.50%) NetApp
3 1 (2.50%) Perforce
3 1 (2.50%) Sitecore
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