The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Team Foundation Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Team Foundation Server over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 34 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.56% 0.94% 0.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.00% 11.54% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £319 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.16% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £425 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £475 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

Team Foundation Server is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 40 26 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 11.24% 8.13% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 44 41
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Median hourly rate - £50.78 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Team Foundation Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in Bedfordshire

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in Bedfordshire

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 2 £319 -
Team Foundation Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (50.00%) Case Management
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Digital Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Web Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Lead DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Case Management
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft