The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 27 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)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 37 37
Rank change year-on-year +20 0  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 23 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.01% 0.71% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 36.51% 3.28% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 5
Median daily rate £373 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.57% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £415 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £535 £436
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 £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% -  

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 Cardiff with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 63 61 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 19.21% 21.71% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 46 41
Median daily rate £373 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.87% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in Cardiff

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Team Foundation Server in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 26 (96.30%) SQL
2 24 (88.89%) Visual Studio
3 22 (81.48%) Windows
3 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (77.78%) OOP
4 21 (77.78%) C#
4 21 (77.78%) .NET
4 21 (77.78%) .NET Framework
4 21 (77.78%) LINQ
4 21 (77.78%) Unit Testing
4 21 (77.78%) Entity Framework
5 20 (74.07%) Relational Database
5 20 (74.07%) RDBMS
6 19 (70.37%) WCF
7 17 (62.96%) PL/SQL
8 16 (59.26%) WinForms
8 16 (59.26%) Oracle
8 16 (59.26%) Oracle9i Database
8 16 (59.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (59.26%) Oracle Database
9 15 (55.56%) Code First Entity Framework
9 15 (55.56%) Oracle Forms
9 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
10 14 (51.85%) Scrum
11 13 (48.15%) Informatics
12 12 (44.44%) MSBuild
12 12 (44.44%) UML
13 11 (40.74%) NHS
13 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
14 9 (33.33%) SQL Server

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (74.07%) RDBMS
1 20 (74.07%) Relational Database
2 16 (59.26%) Oracle Database
2 16 (59.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 16 (59.26%) Oracle9i Database
3 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.70%) DTS
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (88.89%) Visual Studio
2 15 (55.56%) Oracle Forms
3 12 (44.44%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Developer
2 17 (62.96%) .NET Developer
3 9 (33.33%) SQL Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Software Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (14.81%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Senior .NET Software Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior SQL Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
8 2 (7.41%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) .NET
1 21 (77.78%) .NET Framework
1 21 (77.78%) Entity Framework
1 21 (77.78%) LINQ
2 19 (70.37%) WCF
3 16 (59.26%) WinForms
4 15 (55.56%) Code First Entity Framework
5 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
6 6 (22.22%) AngularJS
6 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (22.22%) jQuery
6 6 (22.22%) SOAP
6 6 (22.22%) Web Services
7 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) OOP
2 21 (77.78%) Unit Testing
3 14 (51.85%) Scrum
4 13 (48.15%) Informatics
5 12 (44.44%) UML
6 11 (40.74%) Test Automation
7 8 (29.63%) MVVM
8 7 (25.93%) MVC
9 2 (7.41%) Defect Management
9 2 (7.41%) ETL
9 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.41%) SDLC
9 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
9 2 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
9 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
9 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Product Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) SQL
2 21 (77.78%) C#
3 17 (62.96%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Oracle
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Informatica
4 1 (3.70%) RedGate