The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 29 March 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 49 50
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 24 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.85% 1.32% 1.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 24.00% 13.43% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 7
Median daily rate £375 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £388 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £340
% change year-on-year -3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +14.66% +3.44%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 100 67 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.03% 9.84% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 45 40
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Team Foundation Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in Birmingham

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in Birmingham

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
3 20 (51.28%) .NET
3 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
4 19 (48.72%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (41.03%) C#
6 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
6 14 (35.90%) Visual Studio
7 13 (33.33%) Finance
7 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (30.77%) CSS
8 12 (30.77%) HTML
9 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (23.08%) SQL
10 9 (23.08%) AngularJS
11 8 (20.51%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (20.51%) MVC
11 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (20.51%) HTML5
11 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (17.95%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (17.95%) X++
12 7 (17.95%) Manufacturing
12 7 (17.95%) CRM
12 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
12 7 (17.95%) ETL
12 7 (17.95%) Java
12 7 (17.95%) CSS3
12 7 (17.95%) Power BI

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (51.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (20.51%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (17.95%) Power BI
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (12.82%) EDRMS
6 4 (10.26%) QlikView
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (2.56%) Data Lake
8 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) Selenium
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.56%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) VersionOne
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (66.67%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Senior Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (20.51%) .NET Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 6 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (15.38%) C# Developer
7 5 (12.82%) Applications Support
7 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 5 (12.82%) Head of Development
7 5 (12.82%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (12.82%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (12.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 5 (12.82%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (10.26%) Head of Application Development
8 4 (10.26%) Head of Applications
8 4 (10.26%) Head of Support
9 3 (7.69%) SSIS Developer
9 3 (7.69%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) .NET
2 12 (30.77%) CSS
2 12 (30.77%) HTML
3 9 (23.08%) AngularJS
4 8 (20.51%) HTML5
5 7 (17.95%) CSS3
6 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
6 4 (10.26%) WCF
7 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.56%) EDI
9 1 (2.56%) EDIFACT
9 1 (2.56%) jQuery
9 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 1 (2.56%) Web Services
9 1 (2.56%) XML
9 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
1 5 (12.82%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (20.51%) MVC
4 7 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.95%) CRM
4 7 (17.95%) ETL
5 6 (15.38%) Case Management
5 6 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (15.38%) Data Management
5 6 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 6 (15.38%) Open Source
5 6 (15.38%) SDLC
5 6 (15.38%) TDD
6 5 (12.82%) Change Management
6 5 (12.82%) IT Strategy
6 5 (12.82%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (12.82%) Workflow
7 4 (10.26%) BDD
7 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (10.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) C#
2 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) Java
4 7 (17.95%) X++
5 6 (15.38%) Python
5 6 (15.38%) Ruby
5 6 (15.38%) Scala
6 3 (7.69%) C
7 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Ansible
1 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) CA
2 1 (2.56%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (2.56%) HP
2 1 (2.56%) IBM
2 1 (2.56%) JD Edwards
2 1 (2.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.56%) Sybase