Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 322 290 229
Rank change year-on-year -32 -61 -38
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 150 722 1,178
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.90% 1.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% 4.96% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 523 874
Median daily rate £427 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £319
90th Percentile £575 £640 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% -6.90%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% -6.90%

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 4,729 14,551 19,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.24% 18.17% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,101 9,616 13,518
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £335 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 197 207
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29.10 £23.90 £25.91
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.02 £42.50
% change year-on-year -9.13% +3.58% -

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +14 70 £475 -5.00% 23
South West +89 28 £421 -1.06% 23
Midlands +41 27 £350 -9.68% 27
East Midlands +38 14 £344 -21.43% 14
South East +54 13 £620 +37.78% 13
West Midlands +36 13 £450 +21.62% 13
North of England +45 7 £375 - 19
East of England +62 4 £475 -5.00% 9
Yorkshire +41 3 £313 -14.38% 8
North West +55 2 £370 -5.97% 10
North East +34 2 £375 - 1
Team Foundation Server
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 94 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (58.00%) C#
3 80 (53.33%) .NET
3 80 (53.33%) SQL Server
4 78 (52.00%) Microsoft
5 76 (50.67%) SQL
6 74 (49.33%) Azure
6 74 (49.33%) DevOps
7 58 (38.67%) Git (software)
8 55 (36.67%) ASP.NET
9 50 (33.33%) Unit Testing
10 43 (28.67%) Security Cleared
11 42 (28.00%) JavaScript
12 38 (25.33%) .NET Framework
13 35 (23.33%) Web Services
13 35 (23.33%) PowerShell
14 34 (22.67%) Selenium
15 33 (22.00%) SC Cleared
16 32 (21.33%) Scrum
16 32 (21.33%) T-SQL
17 31 (20.67%) Windows
18 29 (19.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 29 (19.33%) SpecFlow
19 28 (18.67%) Entity Framework
19 28 (18.67%) MVC
20 27 (18.00%) Visual Studio
20 27 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (17.33%) RESTful
21 26 (17.33%) SDLC
22 24 (16.00%) SOAP

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 18 (12.00%) NServiceBus
1 18 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.67%) IIS
3 7 (4.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.33%) Confluence
5 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Moodle
6 1 (0.67%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.67%) SAS
6 1 (0.67%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.00%) Acrobat
3 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.67%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (7.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.33%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.67%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.67%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.67%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 74 (49.33%) Azure
2 15 (10.00%) AWS
3 10 (6.67%) GitHub
4 9 (6.00%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (5.33%) Power Platform
6 5 (3.33%) Azure Data Factory
6 5 (3.33%) Datadog
7 4 (2.67%) Slack
8 3 (2.00%) IaaS
8 3 (2.00%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.33%) GCP
9 2 (1.33%) Office 365
9 2 (1.33%) Serverless
10 1 (0.67%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.67%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.67%) npm
10 1 (0.67%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.67%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.33%) Firewall
1 5 (3.33%) VPN
1 5 (3.33%) WAN
2 4 (2.67%) IPsec
2 4 (2.67%) Junos
3 2 (1.33%) DNS
3 2 (1.33%) SSL
4 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.67%) LAN
4 1 (0.67%) Network Security
4 1 (0.67%) VoIP
4 1 (0.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 29 (19.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (11.33%) Relational Database
3 17 (11.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (8.00%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (6.00%) Oracle Database
6 8 (5.33%) Power BI
7 7 (4.67%) Couchbase
7 7 (4.67%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (4.67%) Siebel EIM
7 7 (4.67%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (3.33%) Data Lake
8 5 (3.33%) MySQL
8 5 (3.33%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.00%) MS Access
9 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 58 (38.67%) Git (software)
2 34 (22.67%) Selenium
3 29 (19.33%) SpecFlow
4 27 (18.00%) Visual Studio
5 22 (14.67%) Jenkins
6 18 (12.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (10.67%) NUnit
8 14 (9.33%) JIRA
9 11 (7.33%) TeamCity
10 9 (6.00%) JUnit
10 9 (6.00%) MSTest
10 9 (6.00%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (5.33%) Artifactory
12 7 (4.67%) Bitbucket
12 7 (4.67%) MbUnit
12 7 (4.67%) Mercurial
12 7 (4.67%) SonarQube
12 7 (4.67%) Subversion
12 7 (4.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (4.00%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (16.00%) Finance
2 12 (8.00%) Public Sector
3 10 (6.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Front Office
4 4 (2.67%) Marketing
5 3 (2.00%) Back Office
5 3 (2.00%) Electronics
5 3 (2.00%) Law
5 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.33%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.67%) French Language
7 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Local Government
7 1 (0.67%) Police
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (62.00%) Developer
2 49 (32.67%) .NET Developer
3 22 (14.67%) SQL Developer
4 18 (12.00%) C# Developer
5 13 (8.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (7.33%) Analyst
8 10 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (6.00%) Business Analyst
9 9 (6.00%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.33%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.67%) Siebel Developer
12 6 (4.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
13 5 (3.33%) Azure DevOps
13 5 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
13 5 (3.33%) Support Engineer
14 4 (2.67%) 1st Line Support
14 4 (2.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (53.33%) .NET
2 55 (36.67%) ASP.NET
3 38 (25.33%) .NET Framework
4 35 (23.33%) Web Services
5 28 (18.67%) Entity Framework
6 26 (17.33%) RESTful
7 24 (16.00%) SOAP
8 23 (15.33%) CSS
8 23 (15.33%) HTML
9 20 (13.33%) REST
10 19 (12.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (12.00%) jQuery
12 15 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (10.00%) XML
13 14 (9.33%) JSON
14 13 (8.67%) AngularJS
15 12 (8.00%) WPF
16 9 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (6.00%) React
17 8 (5.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.33%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.00%) Virtual Team
4 4 (2.67%) PKI
5 3 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.00%) iPad
6 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.33%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.33%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) Blog
7 1 (0.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.67%) EPoS
7 1 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.67%) NHS
7 1 (0.67%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.67%) SCORM
7 1 (0.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.67%) Windows
2 9 (6.00%) Linux
2 9 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.00%) Android
4 5 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (1.33%) Unix
6 1 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (62.67%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (49.33%) DevOps
3 50 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 32 (21.33%) Scrum
5 28 (18.67%) MVC
6 27 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (17.33%) SDLC
8 21 (14.00%) Test Automation
9 17 (11.33%) CRM
10 16 (10.67%) BDD
10 16 (10.67%) OOP
10 16 (10.67%) Pair Programming
10 16 (10.67%) Workflow
11 15 (10.00%) Kanban
12 14 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (9.33%) Microservices
13 13 (8.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (8.67%) TDD
14 12 (8.00%) OO
15 10 (6.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 87 (58.00%) C#
2 76 (50.67%) SQL
3 42 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 35 (23.33%) PowerShell
5 32 (21.33%) T-SQL
6 12 (8.00%) Python
6 12 (8.00%) VB
7 9 (6.00%) Java
7 9 (6.00%) PL/SQL
8 8 (5.33%) VB.NET
9 6 (4.00%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.67%) XAML
11 3 (2.00%) Groovy
11 3 (2.00%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.33%) C
12 2 (1.33%) PHP
12 2 (1.33%) VB6
13 1 (0.67%) C++
13 1 (0.67%) Ruby
13 1 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (28.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (22.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.33%) ISEB
4 6 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.67%) Degree
6 4 (2.67%) JNCIA
7 3 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.33%) MCAD
8 2 (1.33%) MCITP
8 2 (1.33%) MCPD
8 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.33%) PhD
9 1 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.67%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.67%) CCSP
9 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.67%) CISSP
9 1 (0.67%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.00%) QA
2 3 (2.00%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.67%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.67%) GDPR
4 1 (0.67%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.67%) NIST
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (13.33%) Docker
2 5 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (11.33%) Kubernetes
2 15 (10.00%) Ansible
2 15 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (4.00%) Terraform
4 5 (3.33%) Nagios
5 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.33%) Grafana
6 2 (1.33%) Packer
7 1 (0.67%) Consul
7 1 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.67%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.67%) Istio
7 1 (0.67%) Kibana
7 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 78 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.67%) Oracle
3 9 (6.00%) HP
4 8 (5.33%) Adobe
5 7 (4.67%) Siebel
6 5 (3.33%) Cisco
6 5 (3.33%) IFS
6 5 (3.33%) Splunk
7 4 (2.67%) Databricks
7 4 (2.67%) Juniper
7 4 (2.67%) New Relic
8 3 (2.00%) SAP
9 2 (1.33%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.33%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.33%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.33%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.33%) Tableau
9 2 (1.33%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.67%) Atmel
10 1 (0.67%) Dynatrace