The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 23 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 58 49
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 9 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.41% 2.61% 2.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.38% 15.19% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 22
Median daily rate £363 £425 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +18.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £365 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.78 -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 122 158 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.06% 17.17% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 121 105
Median daily rate £410 £413 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +12.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% -49.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in Cheshire

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Team Foundation Server in Cheshire

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Warrington - 6 £363 -
Chester +14 1 £305 +6.08% 5
Team Foundation Server
North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (53.85%) ETL
5 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
6 5 (38.46%) .NET
6 5 (38.46%) C#
6 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
6 5 (38.46%) MVC
6 5 (38.46%) TDD
6 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
8 3 (23.08%) System Testing
8 3 (23.08%) jQuery
8 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Stress Testing
8 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
8 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Validation
8 3 (23.08%) Replication
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) ISEB
8 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
8 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.69%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (7.69%) Big Data
6 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (7.69%) MySQL
6 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (7.69%) QlikView
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Moq
2 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) CRM Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Test Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ETL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
1 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
1 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) JSON
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (7.69%) CSS3
4 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.69%) Express
4 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (7.69%) React
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) RESTful
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ETL
2 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) High Availability
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Stress Testing
4 3 (23.08%) System Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 3 (23.08%) Validation
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
3 5 (38.46%) C#
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) DevExpress
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Teradata
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter