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 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 41 69
Rank change year-on-year -11 +28  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 4 42 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.74% 4.18% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.44% 25.15% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 28 3
Median daily rate £370 £350 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +19.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £340
% change year-on-year -3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 90 167 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.70% 16.62% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 97 75
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £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 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.50% -67.17%  
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 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 29 March 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
Knutsford -2 1 - - 1
Sandbach - 1 £370 -
Chester - 1 - - 4
Team Foundation Server
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) High Availability
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Database Mirroring
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Replication
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) IIS
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Windows

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 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (12.50%) Big Data
3 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (12.50%) QlikView
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) DBA
2 3 (37.50%) SQL DBA
3 2 (25.00%) CRM Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) Database Mirroring
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Teradata