Period
to 13 May 2021

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 13 May 2021 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
13 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 448 293 235
Rank change year-on-year -155 -58 0
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 157 393 1,040
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.86% 1.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.07% 4.79% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 267 782
10th Percentile £294 £329 £330
25th Percentile £362 £375 £376
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £435 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
75th Percentile £538 £550 £538
90th Percentile £641 £621 £660
UK median daily rate £425 £428 £450
% change year-on-year -0.65% -4.93% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 31
10th Percentile " " £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £18.25 £22.63
Median hourly rate £45.00 £18.50 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year +143.24% -55.95% +3.70%
75th Percentile £46.00 £41.25 £56.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.20 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £18.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +140.00% -55.36% +3.70%

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 7,595 8,198 17,268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.90% 18.03% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,090 5,700 11,870
10th Percentile £347 £338 £340
25th Percentile £410 £411 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £648
UK median daily rate £495 £490 £480
% change year-on-year +1.02% +2.08% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 120 233
10th Percentile £27.25 £18.25 £21.25
25th Percentile £40.00 £40.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £56.50 £53.75 £50.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £63.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £45.50 £47.50 £44.18
% change year-on-year -4.21% +7.51% +3.95%

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Team Foundation Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Team Foundation Server in England.

Daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in England

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Team Foundation Server in England over the 6 months to 13 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in England

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Team Foundation Server in England.

Hourly rate trend for Team Foundation Server in England

Team Foundation Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Team Foundation Server in England over the 6 months to 13 May 2021.

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 13 May 2021. 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 -167 74 £500 +2.56% 32
Midlands 0 21 £312 -19.48% 16
South East -5 18 £375 -5.06% 19
North of England +23 16 £450 +20.00% 24
South West -9 13 £425 +3.66% 5
Yorkshire +23 12 £475 +18.75% 12
East of England +28 11 £550 +22.22% 6
East Midlands +18 11 £296 -5.28% 7
West Midlands -3 9 £300 -36.84% 9
North West +11 3 £413 +16.20% 9
North East +24 1 £275 -26.67% 3
Team Foundation Server
UK

For the 6 months to 13 May 2021, 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 75 (47.77%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (43.31%) C#
3 67 (42.68%) .NET
4 64 (40.76%) DevOps
5 60 (38.22%) Azure
6 58 (36.94%) SQL Server
7 56 (35.67%) Git (software)
8 55 (35.03%) SQL
9 47 (29.94%) Microsoft
10 46 (29.30%) Visual Studio
11 37 (23.57%) Unit Testing
12 36 (22.93%) Scrum
13 33 (21.02%) PowerShell
14 32 (20.38%) Security Cleared
14 32 (20.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 31 (19.75%) Social Skills
16 29 (18.47%) .NET Framework
17 28 (17.83%) JavaScript
18 26 (16.56%) Test Automation
19 25 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
20 24 (15.29%) CSS
21 23 (14.65%) Visual Studio Team System
21 23 (14.65%) SDLC
22 22 (14.01%) SC Cleared
22 22 (14.01%) JSON
23 21 (13.38%) HTML
23 21 (13.38%) Java
23 21 (13.38%) Windows
23 21 (13.38%) Jenkins
24 20 (12.74%) Microservices

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 8 (5.10%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (5.10%) Confluence
2 5 (3.18%) IIS
3 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.27%) CMS
4 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.64%) JBoss
5 1 (0.64%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.64%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Global One
2 1 (0.64%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (38.22%) Azure
2 14 (8.92%) AWS
3 11 (7.01%) GitHub
4 9 (5.73%) Power Platform
5 5 (3.18%) PaaS
6 4 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.91%) iPaaS
7 3 (1.91%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.91%) SaaS
7 3 (1.91%) Serverless
7 3 (1.91%) Slack
8 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.27%) Azure Logic Apps
8 2 (1.27%) Azure Service Bus
8 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.27%) Google Play
9 1 (0.64%) Azure App Service
9 1 (0.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.64%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.01%) Internet
2 10 (6.37%) Firewall
3 6 (3.82%) IPsec
3 6 (3.82%) Junos
3 6 (3.82%) VPN
3 6 (3.82%) WAN
4 3 (1.91%) SMS
5 1 (0.64%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.64%) RS-232
5 1 (0.64%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (36.94%) SQL Server
2 32 (20.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (11.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.10%) NonStop SQL
4 8 (5.10%) Power BI
5 6 (3.82%) DTS
5 6 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (3.18%) SQL Server 2019
7 4 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.91%) SSDT
9 2 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 56 (35.67%) Git (software)
2 46 (29.30%) Visual Studio
3 23 (14.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 21 (13.38%) Jenkins
5 17 (10.83%) JIRA
6 11 (7.01%) Selenium
7 10 (6.37%) Postman
7 10 (6.37%) Subversion
8 9 (5.73%) SoapUI
8 9 (5.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (5.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (4.46%) Cypress.io
10 7 (4.46%) webpack
11 6 (3.82%) git-flow
11 6 (3.82%) SpecFlow
12 5 (3.18%) Hudson
12 5 (3.18%) Maven
12 5 (3.18%) TeamCity
13 4 (2.55%) CruiseControl
13 4 (2.55%) NUnit
General
1 31 (19.75%) Social Skills
2 15 (9.55%) Finance
3 6 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.18%) Banking
4 5 (3.18%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.55%) Retail
6 3 (1.91%) Games
6 3 (1.91%) Marketing
7 2 (1.27%) Law
7 2 (1.27%) Local Government
7 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Billing
8 1 (0.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.64%) French Language
8 1 (0.64%) Front Office
8 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (47.13%) Developer
2 29 (18.47%) .NET Developer
3 13 (8.28%) Architect
3 13 (8.28%) C# Developer
4 11 (7.01%) Analyst
5 9 (5.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (5.73%) Consultant
6 8 (5.10%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.10%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.46%) DevSecOps Architect
8 6 (3.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (3.82%) Network Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) Network Support
8 6 (3.82%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (3.82%) ServiceNow Developer
8 6 (3.82%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (42.68%) .NET
2 29 (18.47%) .NET Framework
3 24 (15.29%) CSS
4 22 (14.01%) JSON
5 21 (13.38%) HTML
6 20 (12.74%) Web Services
6 20 (12.74%) XML
7 19 (12.10%) AngularJS
8 15 (9.55%) REST
8 15 (9.55%) SOAP
9 14 (8.92%) ASP.NET
10 13 (8.28%) HTML5
11 12 (7.64%) WCF
12 11 (7.01%) CSS3
12 11 (7.01%) RESTful
12 11 (7.01%) XSLT
13 10 (6.37%) Vue.js
13 10 (6.37%) WPF
14 9 (5.73%) jQuery
14 9 (5.73%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (7.64%) User Experience
3 6 (3.82%) PKI
3 6 (3.82%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.18%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.18%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.91%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.64%) Animation
6 1 (0.64%) CMDB
6 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.64%) Equities
6 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.64%) Life Science
6 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) PMI
6 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.38%) Windows
2 7 (4.46%) Linux
3 2 (1.27%) Unix
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (47.77%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (40.76%) DevOps
3 37 (23.57%) Unit Testing
4 36 (22.93%) Scrum
5 26 (16.56%) Test Automation
6 25 (15.92%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (14.65%) SDLC
8 20 (12.74%) Microservices
8 20 (12.74%) Software Testing
8 20 (12.74%) TDD
9 17 (10.83%) MVC
10 16 (10.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (9.55%) BDD
11 15 (9.55%) Mentoring
11 15 (9.55%) System Testing
12 14 (8.92%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (8.28%) High Availability
14 12 (7.64%) Integration Testing
15 11 (7.01%) Deployment Automation
15 11 (7.01%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 68 (43.31%) C#
2 55 (35.03%) SQL
3 33 (21.02%) PowerShell
4 28 (17.83%) JavaScript
5 21 (13.38%) Java
6 15 (9.55%) Python
7 14 (8.92%) T-SQL
8 10 (6.37%) Bash Shell
8 10 (6.37%) VB.NET
9 9 (5.73%) PL/SQL
10 8 (5.10%) COBOL
10 8 (5.10%) TypeScript
11 6 (3.82%) C++
11 6 (3.82%) Perl
12 5 (3.18%) XPath
13 4 (2.55%) Ruby
14 3 (1.91%) C++/CLI
15 2 (1.27%) F#
15 2 (1.27%) VB
16 1 (0.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (20.38%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.01%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.82%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.82%) JNCIA
4 5 (3.18%) Degree
5 4 (2.55%) ISEB
6 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.27%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.64%) PhD
8 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.64%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.19%) Docker
2 8 (5.10%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.64%) Firmware
5 1 (0.64%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (8.28%) Ansible
2 12 (7.64%) Terraform
3 9 (5.73%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (3.18%) MIIS
4 5 (3.18%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.55%) Control-M
5 4 (2.55%) Puppet
6 3 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.27%) Marathon
7 2 (1.27%) Mesos
8 1 (0.64%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (29.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.01%) Oracle
3 8 (5.10%) HP
4 6 (3.82%) Cisco
4 6 (3.82%) Juniper
4 6 (3.82%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.55%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (1.91%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.91%) Google
6 3 (1.91%) IFS
6 3 (1.91%) Perforce
7 2 (1.27%) Cadence
7 2 (1.27%) Demandware
7 2 (1.27%) NetApp
7 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.27%) Splunk
7 2 (1.27%) VMware
8 1 (0.64%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.64%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.64%) Syncfusion