Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 23 September 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 187 194
Rank change year-on-year -31 +7 -15
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1,187 1,283 1,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.42% 1.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.15% 7.85% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 947 949
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £309 £300
90th Percentile £578 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 15
England median hourly rate £40.25 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.47% +2.35% +1.19%
10th Percentile £30.50 £30.00 £36.45
90th Percentile £44.88 £46.00 £47.80
UK median hourly rate £40.25 £43.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year -7.47% +1.75% +3.01%

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

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19,286 16,342 16,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.87% 18.15% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,345 11,287 11,004
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 273 247
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%
10th Percentile £26.48 £30.00 £26.14
90th Percentile £52.63 £59.75 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +8.55%

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in England

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in England

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in England

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Team Foundation Server in England

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in England

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -25 481 £475 - 124
South East -31 297 £413 +10.00% 59
North of England -1 133 £360 -0.69% 84
South West -17 127 £413 +3.13% 41
Midlands +22 109 £398 +13.57% 72
Yorkshire +18 88 £350 - 42
West Midlands +14 79 £419 +16.08% 38
North West -14 39 £396 +9.31% 32
East of England -59 39 £375 +3.45% 53
East Midlands -1 30 £375 +11.11% 34
North East -22 6 £390 +7.59% 10
Team Foundation Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 654 (55.10%) C#
2 599 (50.46%) .NET
3 584 (49.20%) SQL Server
4 561 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
5 514 (43.30%) SQL
6 469 (39.51%) Microsoft
7 317 (26.71%) Scrum
7 317 (26.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 316 (26.62%) Visual Studio
9 304 (25.61%) JavaScript
10 263 (22.16%) Test Automation
11 262 (22.07%) Git (software)
12 243 (20.47%) MVC
13 242 (20.39%) ASP.NET
14 239 (20.13%) Finance
15 222 (18.70%) CSS
16 221 (18.62%) T-SQL
16 221 (18.62%) TDD
17 207 (17.44%) Windows
18 206 (17.35%) HTML
19 205 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
20 197 (16.60%) Visual Studio Team System
21 192 (16.18%) PowerShell
22 191 (16.09%) DevOps
23 186 (15.67%) .NET Framework
24 181 (15.25%) jQuery
25 169 (14.24%) ASP.NET Web API
26 165 (13.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 161 (13.56%) AngularJS
28 154 (12.97%) WCF

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 85 (7.16%) IIS
2 77 (6.49%) SharePoint
3 51 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
4 41 (3.45%) CMS
5 31 (2.61%) Confluence
6 24 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 21 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 21 (1.77%) Umbraco
8 14 (1.18%) NServiceBus
9 10 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.67%) Apache
11 7 (0.59%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.59%) Mule
12 6 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.51%) SAS
13 5 (0.42%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.34%) Kentico
Applications
1 43 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (3.12%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.51%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.25%) Mingle
9 1 (0.084%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 65 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.84%) Endur
3 5 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.42%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.34%) Eikon
4 4 (0.34%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.17%) Concordance
6 2 (0.17%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.17%) Magento
6 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.17%) Relativity
6 2 (0.17%) Sonata
6 2 (0.17%) Workfront
7 1 (0.084%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 317 (26.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (4.13%) IaaS
3 49 (4.13%) SaaS
4 48 (4.04%) PaaS
5 42 (3.54%) GitHub
6 36 (3.03%) Serverless
7 35 (2.95%) Dynamics 365
8 29 (2.44%) Office 365
9 20 (1.68%) Azure Functions
10 19 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.84%) NuGet
13 9 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.67%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.59%) Trello
16 6 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.51%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.86%) Internet
2 28 (2.36%) DNS
3 16 (1.35%) Firewall
4 15 (1.26%) HTTP
5 11 (0.93%) SMTP
5 11 (0.93%) VPN
6 10 (0.84%) IMAP
7 9 (0.76%) Intranet
7 9 (0.76%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.59%) PuTTY
8 7 (0.59%) WinSCP
9 6 (0.51%) LAN
10 5 (0.42%) Junos
10 5 (0.42%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.34%) MPLS
11 4 (0.34%) SAN
11 4 (0.34%) SSL
11 4 (0.34%) VLAN
11 4 (0.34%) WAN
11 4 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 584 (49.20%) SQL Server
2 165 (13.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 106 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (7.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 80 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 51 (4.30%) Relational Database
7 51 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 38 (3.20%) SQL Server 2016
9 30 (2.53%) Oracle Database
10 28 (2.36%) Power BI
11 25 (2.11%) Data Lake
12 22 (1.85%) RDBMS
13 21 (1.77%) MySQL
13 21 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
14 20 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
14 20 (1.68%) NoSQL
15 19 (1.60%) Big Data
16 18 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
17 17 (1.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 316 (26.62%) Visual Studio
2 262 (22.07%) Git (software)
3 197 (16.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 131 (11.04%) Selenium
5 126 (10.61%) JIRA
6 121 (10.19%) Jenkins
7 84 (7.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 83 (6.99%) SpecFlow
9 69 (5.81%) NUnit
10 64 (5.39%) TeamCity
11 33 (2.78%) Subversion
12 32 (2.70%) MSTest
13 28 (2.36%) HP UFT
14 27 (2.27%) FitNesse
15 26 (2.19%) MSBuild
16 25 (2.11%) WebDriver
17 23 (1.94%) Cucumber
18 18 (1.52%) Eclipse
18 18 (1.52%) Jasmine
19 17 (1.43%) ReSharper
General
1 239 (20.13%) Finance
2 49 (4.13%) Banking
3 45 (3.79%) Retail
4 29 (2.44%) Marketing
5 20 (1.68%) Advertising
5 20 (1.68%) Back Office
6 17 (1.43%) Front Office
7 16 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.10%) Law
10 10 (0.84%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.76%) Electronics
12 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.51%) Legal
13 4 (0.34%) Games
13 4 (0.34%) Publishing
14 3 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.17%) Billing
16 1 (0.084%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.084%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 643 (54.17%) Developer
2 230 (19.38%) .NET Developer
3 222 (18.70%) C# Developer
4 139 (11.71%) Analyst
5 104 (8.76%) SQL Developer
6 99 (8.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 84 (7.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 72 (6.07%) Test Analyst
9 65 (5.48%) Full Stack Developer
9 65 (5.48%) Senior Developer
10 53 (4.47%) Tester
11 49 (4.13%) ASP.NET Developer
12 40 (3.37%) Applications Developer
13 38 (3.20%) Azure Developer
13 38 (3.20%) Software Developer
14 36 (3.03%) Business Analyst
15 35 (2.95%) Azure Engineer
16 34 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 33 (2.78%) Senior .NET Developer
18 31 (2.61%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 599 (50.46%) .NET
2 242 (20.39%) ASP.NET
3 222 (18.70%) CSS
4 206 (17.35%) HTML
5 186 (15.67%) .NET Framework
6 181 (15.25%) jQuery
7 169 (14.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 161 (13.56%) AngularJS
9 154 (12.97%) WCF
10 147 (12.38%) Web Services
11 138 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 122 (10.28%) Entity Framework
13 120 (10.11%) XML
14 92 (7.75%) JSON
15 88 (7.41%) REST
16 82 (6.91%) HTML5
17 71 (5.98%) CSS3
18 68 (5.73%) WPF
19 64 (5.39%) RESTful
20 61 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (8.42%) Greenfield Project
3 64 (5.39%) User Experience
4 40 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (2.78%) Fintech
5 33 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 26 (2.19%) Public Cloud
7 24 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.85%) Virtual Team
9 17 (1.43%) Derivative
9 17 (1.43%) Fixed Income
10 16 (1.35%) N-Tier
11 14 (1.18%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.84%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.84%) Clustering
12 10 (0.84%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.76%) Data Centre
13 9 (0.76%) Hedge funds
13 9 (0.76%) PKI
14 8 (0.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 207 (17.44%) Windows
2 75 (6.32%) Windows Server
3 51 (4.30%) Linux
4 38 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (1.52%) Android
6 16 (1.35%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.76%) VMS
9 9 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.42%) Unix
11 4 (0.34%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.25%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.084%) Solaris
13 1 (0.084%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (47.26%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (26.71%) Scrum
3 263 (22.16%) Test Automation
4 243 (20.47%) MVC
5 221 (18.62%) TDD
6 205 (17.27%) Continuous Integration
7 191 (16.09%) DevOps
8 135 (11.37%) BDD
9 111 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
10 95 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 95 (8.00%) ETL
11 93 (7.83%) OO
12 87 (7.33%) SDLC
13 86 (7.25%) Unit Testing
14 81 (6.82%) Kanban
15 78 (6.57%) Microservices
16 76 (6.40%) CRM
16 76 (6.40%) Web Development
17 70 (5.90%) Deployment Automation
18 66 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 654 (55.10%) C#
2 514 (43.30%) SQL
3 304 (25.61%) JavaScript
4 221 (18.62%) T-SQL
5 192 (16.18%) PowerShell
6 67 (5.64%) Python
7 64 (5.39%) Java
8 43 (3.62%) VB.NET
9 35 (2.95%) VB
10 21 (1.77%) PL/SQL
11 20 (1.68%) TypeScript
12 18 (1.52%) C++
13 16 (1.35%) C
13 16 (1.35%) VBA
14 14 (1.18%) PHP
14 14 (1.18%) XAML
15 13 (1.10%) Apple Swift
15 13 (1.10%) Objective-C
15 13 (1.10%) Ruby
16 11 (0.93%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 82 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 66 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 56 (4.72%) Degree
4 32 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 25 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (1.85%) ISEB
7 13 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
8 12 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.42%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.42%) JNCIA
10 5 (0.42%) JNCIP
10 5 (0.42%) JNCIS
11 4 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.34%) IIBA
12 3 (0.25%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.25%) MCSE
12 3 (0.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (8.85%) QA
2 11 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 11 (0.93%) GDPR
2 11 (0.93%) SLA
3 5 (0.42%) PMO
3 5 (0.42%) SEPA
4 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.084%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.084%) RMADS
6 1 (0.084%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (5.22%) Docker
2 39 (3.29%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.67%) vSphere
5 6 (0.51%) vCloud
5 6 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.17%) XenApp
8 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 43 (3.62%) Ansible
2 37 (3.12%) Puppet
3 34 (2.86%) Kubernetes
4 32 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.94%) WSUS
6 22 (1.85%) Terraform
7 13 (1.10%) HP ALM
8 12 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (0.84%) SCOM
10 8 (0.67%) SCCM
11 7 (0.59%) HockeyApp
11 7 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.51%) Salt
12 6 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.25%) Packer
13 3 (0.25%) SCVMM
14 2 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 469 (39.51%) Microsoft
2 93 (7.83%) Oracle
3 30 (2.53%) SAP
4 24 (2.02%) HP
5 18 (1.52%) MuleSoft
5 18 (1.52%) Tableau
6 16 (1.35%) Xamarin
7 15 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.18%) Nintex
9 13 (1.10%) Bloomberg
9 13 (1.10%) VMware
10 12 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.01%) Informatica
11 11 (0.93%) Sitecore
12 10 (0.84%) Apple
12 10 (0.84%) Charles River
12 10 (0.84%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.84%) Telerik
12 10 (0.84%) Twitter
13 8 (0.67%) Sony