Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 184 170
Rank change year-on-year -40 -14 +26
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1,118 1,332 1,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.50% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.42% 8.96% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 919 993
England median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £425 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +13.03% +0.27% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 20
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £35.13 £14.93 £33.28
90th Percentile £97.38 £49.80 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -14.29%

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 17,408 14,864 14,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.68% 16.71% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,251 9,984 9,897
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 253 352
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £31.45 £24.00 £23.30
90th Percentile £64.15 £53.75 £50.77
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -31 485 £475 +11.76% 119
South East -18 280 £396 +5.49% 63
North of England +12 124 £350 -1.41% 88
Midlands -65 94 £400 +6.67% 53
South West -51 72 £425 +25.46% 34
Yorkshire +15 63 £375 +19.05% 51
West Midlands -48 59 £400 - 25
East of England -1 58 £388 -3.13% 29
North West -18 50 £350 -6.67% 32
East Midlands -23 35 £425 +21.43% 27
North East +38 11 £355 +18.33% 5
Team Foundation Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 646 (57.78%) .NET
2 627 (56.08%) C#
3 518 (46.33%) Agile Software Development
4 507 (45.35%) SQL Server
5 471 (42.13%) SQL
6 410 (36.67%) Microsoft
7 328 (29.34%) Microsoft Azure
8 305 (27.28%) Visual Studio
9 302 (27.01%) Git (software)
10 291 (26.03%) Windows
11 286 (25.58%) MVC
12 279 (24.96%) ASP.NET
13 250 (22.36%) JavaScript
14 231 (20.66%) Test Automation
15 229 (20.48%) Scrum
16 228 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
17 227 (20.30%) Finance
18 225 (20.13%) .NET Framework
18 225 (20.13%) PowerShell
19 215 (19.23%) DevOps
20 187 (16.73%) TDD
21 182 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
22 170 (15.21%) Web Services
23 167 (14.94%) HTML
24 164 (14.67%) WCF
25 153 (13.69%) CSS
26 148 (13.24%) T-SQL
27 145 (12.97%) TeamCity
28 144 (12.88%) ASP.NET Web API
29 137 (12.25%) Octopus Deploy

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 80 (7.16%) SharePoint
2 69 (6.17%) IIS
3 46 (4.11%) Confluence
4 44 (3.94%) BizTalk Server
5 33 (2.95%) CMS
6 29 (2.59%) NServiceBus
7 27 (2.42%) Apache
8 26 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (2.15%) OpenStack
10 17 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.34%) Apache Spark
12 13 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.98%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.98%) Skype for Business
14 10 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
16 8 (0.72%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.89%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.45%) GIMP
7 4 (0.36%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.36%) RoboHelp
7 4 (0.36%) Snagit
8 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.18%) Mingle
10 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.089%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.089%) InDesign
10 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 39 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.98%) SimCorp Dimension
3 8 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.54%) Endur
5 4 (0.36%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 2 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.089%) assyst
7 1 (0.089%) HFM
7 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.089%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 328 (29.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 103 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (4.29%) PaaS
4 40 (3.58%) IaaS
5 24 (2.15%) Office 365
6 19 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (1.25%) OpenShift
8 13 (1.16%) GitHub
8 13 (1.16%) npm
9 12 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.63%) SaaS
12 4 (0.36%) Serverless
13 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.18%) BrowserStack
14 1 (0.089%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.089%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.77%) Internet
2 23 (2.06%) Firewall
3 21 (1.88%) DNS
4 20 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.16%) PuTTY
5 13 (1.16%) WinSCP
6 11 (0.98%) Skype
7 10 (0.89%) SMTP
8 7 (0.63%) DHCP
9 6 (0.54%) HTTP
9 6 (0.54%) SSL
10 5 (0.45%) PPP
10 5 (0.45%) VLAN
10 5 (0.45%) VPN
11 4 (0.36%) BGP
11 4 (0.36%) IMAP
11 4 (0.36%) KiloStream
11 4 (0.36%) MegaStream
11 4 (0.36%) MPLS
11 4 (0.36%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (45.35%) SQL Server
2 95 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 83 (7.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 76 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 71 (6.35%) Relational Database
6 70 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (5.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 46 (4.11%) Oracle Database
8 46 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 46 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (3.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 38 (3.40%) RDBMS
11 29 (2.59%) Big Data
12 27 (2.42%) Power BI
13 23 (2.06%) Hadoop
14 21 (1.88%) Apache Hive
15 19 (1.70%) MarkLogic
15 19 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (1.43%) NoSQL
16 16 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 305 (27.28%) Visual Studio
2 302 (27.01%) Git (software)
3 145 (12.97%) TeamCity
4 137 (12.25%) Octopus Deploy
5 120 (10.73%) Jenkins
5 120 (10.73%) JIRA
6 116 (10.38%) Selenium
7 96 (8.59%) Visual Studio Team System
8 91 (8.14%) NUnit
9 70 (6.26%) MSBuild
10 65 (5.81%) SpecFlow
11 49 (4.38%) MSTest
12 46 (4.11%) Moq
12 46 (4.11%) Subversion
13 37 (3.31%) NuGet
13 37 (3.31%) ReSharper
14 31 (2.77%) WebDriver
15 30 (2.68%) SoapUI
16 29 (2.59%) SonarQube
16 29 (2.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 227 (20.30%) Finance
2 74 (6.62%) Banking
3 46 (4.11%) Retail
4 23 (2.06%) Publishing
5 21 (1.88%) Legal
6 15 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.16%) Back Office
7 13 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.07%) Advertising
8 12 (1.07%) Front Office
9 10 (0.89%) Law
10 8 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.63%) Marketing
11 7 (0.63%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.45%) Automotive
13 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.27%) Electronics
14 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 554 (49.55%) Developer
2 267 (23.88%) .NET Developer
3 238 (21.29%) C# Developer
4 158 (14.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 110 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 106 (9.48%) Analyst
7 83 (7.42%) SQL Developer
8 79 (7.07%) Senior Developer
9 72 (6.44%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 69 (6.17%) ASP.NET Developer
11 68 (6.08%) Test Analyst
12 61 (5.46%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 60 (5.37%) Azure Engineer
14 56 (5.01%) Tester
15 47 (4.20%) Senior .NET Developer
16 43 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
17 42 (3.76%) Consultant
18 39 (3.49%) Software Developer
19 35 (3.13%) WPF Developer
20 32 (2.86%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (57.78%) .NET
2 279 (24.96%) ASP.NET
3 225 (20.13%) .NET Framework
4 182 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 170 (15.21%) Web Services
6 167 (14.94%) HTML
7 164 (14.67%) WCF
8 153 (13.69%) CSS
9 144 (12.88%) ASP.NET Web API
10 136 (12.16%) jQuery
11 130 (11.63%) Entity Framework
12 123 (11.00%) XML
13 104 (9.30%) AngularJS
14 90 (8.05%) SOAP
15 89 (7.96%) REST
16 88 (7.87%) JSON
17 85 (7.60%) WPF
18 59 (5.28%) HTML5
18 59 (5.28%) KnockoutJS
19 56 (5.01%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.11%) Client/Server
3 37 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (2.95%) User Experience
5 26 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.70%) Fintech
8 18 (1.61%) Clustering
8 18 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.52%) Fixed Income
10 16 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 16 (1.43%) N-Tier
11 12 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 11 (0.98%) W3C
13 9 (0.81%) Derivative
14 8 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (0.72%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.63%) Equities
15 7 (0.63%) Fat Client
15 7 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 291 (26.03%) Windows
2 119 (10.64%) Windows Server
3 74 (6.62%) Linux
4 38 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (2.68%) Unix
6 20 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.52%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.16%) Android
9 10 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.72%) CentOS
10 8 (0.72%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.63%) Solaris
12 6 (0.54%) Nucleus RTOS
12 6 (0.54%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.45%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.27%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.18%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (46.33%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (25.58%) MVC
3 231 (20.66%) Test Automation
4 229 (20.48%) Scrum
5 228 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
6 215 (19.23%) DevOps
7 187 (16.73%) TDD
8 116 (10.38%) BDD
9 89 (7.96%) SDLC
10 80 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
10 80 (7.16%) Continuous Delivery
11 72 (6.44%) Migration
11 72 (6.44%) Unit Testing
12 67 (5.99%) Software Engineering
13 64 (5.72%) Microservices
14 58 (5.19%) OO
14 58 (5.19%) Test Scripting
15 57 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
16 56 (5.01%) Regression Testing
17 55 (4.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 627 (56.08%) C#
2 471 (42.13%) SQL
3 250 (22.36%) JavaScript
4 225 (20.13%) PowerShell
5 148 (13.24%) T-SQL
6 113 (10.11%) Java
7 82 (7.33%) VB.NET
8 48 (4.29%) Python
9 38 (3.40%) C++
10 28 (2.50%) TypeScript
11 25 (2.24%) VB
12 22 (1.97%) F#
13 19 (1.70%) Ruby
14 18 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 18 (1.61%) C
14 18 (1.61%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.61%) XAML
15 16 (1.43%) Scala
16 15 (1.34%) VBA
17 14 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (5.55%) Security Cleared
2 49 (4.38%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.20%) Degree
4 39 (3.49%) ISTQB
5 31 (2.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (2.50%) ISEB
7 26 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.16%) MCSE
9 10 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.72%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.63%) MCP
13 6 (0.54%) MCTS
14 5 (0.45%) MCSD
14 5 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.36%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (0.36%) CISSP
15 4 (0.36%) CLAS
16 3 (0.27%) MCAD
16 3 (0.27%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (7.96%) QA
2 12 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.89%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.72%) WCAG
5 7 (0.63%) MiFID
6 6 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.54%) GCP
7 4 (0.36%) GDPR
7 4 (0.36%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.36%) RMADS
8 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.18%) EMIR
9 2 (0.18%) SLA
10 1 (0.089%) GAAP
10 1 (0.089%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.089%) PMO
10 1 (0.089%) PSD2
10 1 (0.089%) WAI
System Software
1 62 (5.55%) Docker
2 54 (4.83%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (2.59%) vCloud
5 17 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (1.43%) vSphere
7 10 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.72%) Brightmail
9 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.36%) Gluster
11 4 (0.36%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.27%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.18%) XenApp
14 1 (0.089%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.089%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
2 50 (4.47%) Ansible
3 35 (3.13%) Puppet
4 32 (2.86%) HP ALM
5 25 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (1.25%) BladeLogic
7 11 (0.98%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.89%) Opsview
9 8 (0.72%) Grafana
9 8 (0.72%) Prometheus
9 8 (0.72%) SCCM
10 7 (0.63%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.54%) SCOM
12 5 (0.45%) logstash
12 5 (0.45%) WSUS
13 4 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.36%) Kibana
13 4 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.36%) Terraform
14 3 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 410 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 98 (8.77%) Oracle
3 49 (4.38%) HP
4 48 (4.29%) VMware
5 30 (2.68%) Red Hat
6 21 (1.88%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.70%) SAP
7 19 (1.70%) Splunk
8 17 (1.52%) Cloudera
9 15 (1.34%) Sitecore
10 14 (1.25%) Telerik
11 11 (0.98%) Charles River
11 11 (0.98%) SimCorp
11 11 (0.98%) Software AG
11 11 (0.98%) webMethods
11 11 (0.98%) Xamarin
12 9 (0.81%) IBM
13 8 (0.72%) IronPort
14 7 (0.63%) Tableau
15 6 (0.54%) OpenLink