Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 223 186
Rank change year-on-year -15 -37 -17
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1,066 1,125 1,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.19% 1.22% 1.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.56% 6.54% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 851 916
England median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £280
90th Percentile £613 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 20
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.00 £32.00 £14.48
90th Percentile £47.60 £84.50 £47.75
UK median hourly rate £35.61 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -20.86% +5.88% +13.33%

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 19,181 17,201 14,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.45% 18.62% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,191 12,122 9,920
England median daily rate £495 £475 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +9.95% +3.47%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £305
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 217 244
England median hourly rate £42.75 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30.08 £30.15 £23.30
90th Percentile £55.00 £63.75 £53.49
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.76% +2.50%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 -5 433 £475 - 138
South East -46 204 £425 +9.68% 99
South West +22 140 £428 +0.59% 48
Midlands +38 139 £413 +3.13% 75
North of England -34 107 £375 +7.14% 146
West Midlands +12 90 £413 +3.13% 53
Yorkshire -11 57 £350 -6.67% 67
East Midlands +22 49 £400 -5.88% 22
East of England -5 39 £413 +8.20% 29
North West -31 26 £400 +14.29% 64
North East +6 24 £450 +26.76% 15
Team Foundation Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 590 (55.35%) C#
2 566 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
3 527 (49.44%) .NET
4 491 (46.06%) SQL
5 479 (44.93%) SQL Server
6 360 (33.77%) Microsoft
7 301 (28.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 288 (27.02%) Git (software)
9 266 (24.95%) JavaScript
10 254 (23.83%) Visual Studio
10 254 (23.83%) Scrum
11 229 (21.48%) DevOps
12 223 (20.92%) Test Automation
13 222 (20.83%) Finance
14 199 (18.67%) TDD
14 199 (18.67%) Visual Studio Team System
15 176 (16.51%) MVC
16 171 (16.04%) T-SQL
17 166 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
18 165 (15.48%) CSS
18 165 (15.48%) Web Services
19 162 (15.20%) HTML
19 162 (15.20%) .NET Framework
20 159 (14.92%) ASP.NET
21 149 (13.98%) PowerShell
21 149 (13.98%) ASP.NET Web API
22 145 (13.60%) AngularJS
23 142 (13.32%) Windows
24 137 (12.85%) Jenkins
24 137 (12.85%) BDD

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 89 (8.35%) SharePoint
2 48 (4.50%) IIS
3 22 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 19 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (1.78%) Confluence
5 18 (1.69%) NServiceBus
6 17 (1.59%) CMS
7 8 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (0.66%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.56%) SAS
9 6 (0.56%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.47%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.28%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.28%) JBoss
12 3 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.19%) Apache
Applications
1 37 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.19%) Mingle
8 1 (0.094%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 76 (7.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.44%) Endur
3 4 (0.38%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.19%) Eikon
5 2 (0.19%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.19%) Workfront
6 1 (0.094%) BASE24
6 1 (0.094%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.094%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 301 (28.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 96 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (5.25%) PaaS
4 54 (5.07%) IaaS
5 50 (4.69%) GitHub
6 35 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
6 35 (3.28%) SaaS
7 29 (2.72%) Azure Data Factory
8 28 (2.63%) Office 365
9 26 (2.44%) OpenShift
10 17 (1.59%) Serverless
11 16 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.84%) NuGet
14 8 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.66%) npm
15 7 (0.66%) Yammer
16 5 (0.47%) BrowserStack
16 5 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.44%) Internet
2 12 (1.13%) Firewall
3 11 (1.03%) DNS
4 10 (0.94%) Wireshark
5 9 (0.84%) VPN
6 8 (0.75%) HTTP
7 7 (0.66%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.66%) Network Security
8 6 (0.56%) RTP
8 6 (0.56%) SSL
8 6 (0.56%) WAN
9 5 (0.47%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.47%) VLAN
9 5 (0.47%) VoIP
10 4 (0.38%) DHCP
10 4 (0.38%) IGMP
10 4 (0.38%) LAN
10 4 (0.38%) PBX
10 4 (0.38%) RTCP
10 4 (0.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (44.93%) SQL Server
2 131 (12.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 85 (7.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 73 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
5 68 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (3.85%) Power BI
6 41 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 34 (3.19%) GIS
8 34 (3.19%) SQL Server 2016
9 32 (3.00%) NoSQL
10 31 (2.91%) Relational Database
11 27 (2.53%) MySQL
12 25 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
12 25 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (1.69%) MongoDB
14 15 (1.41%) Redis
14 15 (1.41%) SSDT
15 14 (1.31%) Data Lake
16 12 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 288 (27.02%) Git (software)
2 254 (23.83%) Visual Studio
3 199 (18.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 137 (12.85%) Jenkins
5 105 (9.85%) JIRA
6 100 (9.38%) Selenium
7 89 (8.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 69 (6.47%) SpecFlow
9 50 (4.69%) Subversion
10 45 (4.22%) Cucumber
11 38 (3.56%) TeamCity
12 28 (2.63%) WebDriver
13 26 (2.44%) NUnit
14 19 (1.78%) FitNesse
14 19 (1.78%) Maven
14 19 (1.78%) MSTest
14 19 (1.78%) SoapUI
15 18 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 14 (1.31%) Eclipse
16 14 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 222 (20.83%) Finance
2 37 (3.47%) Marketing
3 32 (3.00%) Front Office
4 30 (2.81%) Manufacturing
5 29 (2.72%) Retail
6 25 (2.35%) Banking
7 22 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.97%) Publishing
9 18 (1.69%) Electronics
9 18 (1.69%) Legal
10 12 (1.13%) Back Office
11 11 (1.03%) Law
12 8 (0.75%) Advertising
13 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.47%) Games
14 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.38%) French Language
15 4 (0.38%) German Language
16 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 589 (55.25%) Developer
2 201 (18.86%) .NET Developer
3 184 (17.26%) C# Developer
4 87 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 82 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 79 (7.41%) Analyst
6 79 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 79 (7.41%) Senior Developer
7 67 (6.29%) Tester
8 46 (4.32%) Azure Engineer
9 43 (4.03%) Azure DevOps
10 40 (3.75%) Software Developer
10 40 (3.75%) Test Analyst
11 37 (3.47%) Applications Developer
12 35 (3.28%) CRM Developer
12 35 (3.28%) WPF Developer
13 34 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 33 (3.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 32 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 32 (3.00%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (49.44%) .NET
2 165 (15.48%) CSS
2 165 (15.48%) Web Services
3 162 (15.20%) .NET Framework
3 162 (15.20%) HTML
4 159 (14.92%) ASP.NET
5 149 (13.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 145 (13.60%) AngularJS
7 124 (11.63%) WCF
8 116 (10.88%) jQuery
9 109 (10.23%) JSON
10 96 (9.01%) XML
11 94 (8.82%) Entity Framework
12 93 (8.72%) HTML5
13 88 (8.26%) WPF
14 76 (7.13%) REST
15 67 (6.29%) .NET Core
15 67 (6.29%) RESTful
16 66 (6.19%) SOAP
17 63 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (4.03%) Mobile App
4 34 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (2.81%) Fixed Income
6 27 (2.53%) Derivative
6 27 (2.53%) User Experience
7 26 (2.44%) Fintech
8 25 (2.35%) Public Cloud
9 20 (1.88%) Hedge funds
10 17 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
11 14 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (0.94%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.84%) Robotics
14 8 (0.75%) EPoS
14 8 (0.75%) iPhone
14 8 (0.75%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 142 (13.32%) Windows
2 38 (3.56%) Linux
3 27 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.44%) Android
5 22 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.94%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.094%) CentOS
11 1 (0.094%) Debian
11 1 (0.094%) Unix
11 1 (0.094%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.094%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (53.10%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (23.83%) Scrum
3 229 (21.48%) DevOps
4 223 (20.92%) Test Automation
5 199 (18.67%) TDD
6 176 (16.51%) MVC
7 166 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
8 137 (12.85%) BDD
9 119 (11.16%) OO
10 103 (9.66%) Problem-Solving
11 97 (9.10%) Microservices
11 97 (9.10%) Unit Testing
12 95 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
13 87 (8.16%) Migration
13 87 (8.16%) SDLC
14 80 (7.50%) CRM
15 79 (7.41%) Waterfall
16 71 (6.66%) SOLID
17 67 (6.29%) Deployment Automation
17 67 (6.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 590 (55.35%) C#
2 491 (46.06%) SQL
3 266 (24.95%) JavaScript
4 171 (16.04%) T-SQL
5 149 (13.98%) PowerShell
6 100 (9.38%) Java
7 59 (5.53%) Python
8 36 (3.38%) PL/SQL
9 24 (2.25%) C++
10 18 (1.69%) TypeScript
11 16 (1.50%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.41%) VB
13 14 (1.31%) VBA
14 12 (1.13%) XAML
15 11 (1.03%) Ruby
16 10 (0.94%) Apple Swift
16 10 (0.94%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.84%) Objective-C
18 8 (0.75%) Perl
18 8 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 68 (6.38%) Degree
2 52 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.56%) ISTQB
4 27 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.35%) ISEB
6 22 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (1.22%) MCSE
10 12 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.66%) MCSA
12 7 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 4 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.38%) JNCIA
15 3 (0.28%) CCNA
15 3 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
16 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (7.97%) QA
2 13 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.75%) GDPR
4 5 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.47%) PMO
5 4 (0.38%) ISO 15022
5 4 (0.38%) ISO 20022
5 4 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.19%) SLA
7 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.094%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.094%) RMADS
System Software
1 73 (6.85%) Docker
2 22 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (1.78%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.56%) KVM
5 6 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.38%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.28%) vCloud
8 2 (0.19%) XenApp
9 1 (0.094%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.094%) Firmware
9 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.094%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 66 (6.19%) Ansible
2 48 (4.50%) Kubernetes
3 30 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.63%) Puppet
5 22 (2.06%) Terraform
6 21 (1.97%) HP ALM
7 9 (0.84%) HockeyApp
7 9 (0.84%) Salt
8 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.47%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.28%) SCOM
11 3 (0.28%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.19%) SCCM
12 2 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.094%) Check_MK
13 1 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.094%) Kibana
13 1 (0.094%) Mesos
Vendors
1 360 (33.77%) Microsoft
2 68 (6.38%) Oracle
3 28 (2.63%) Telerik
4 24 (2.25%) HP
4 24 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
4 24 (2.25%) SAP
5 21 (1.97%) Atlassian
5 21 (1.97%) OpenLink
5 21 (1.97%) Red Hat
5 21 (1.97%) Xamarin
6 19 (1.78%) ServiceNow
6 19 (1.78%) Splunk
6 19 (1.78%) Tableau
7 18 (1.69%) AppDynamics
7 18 (1.69%) Murex
8 14 (1.31%) Citrix
8 14 (1.31%) Sitecore
9 13 (1.22%) Apple
9 13 (1.22%) Cisco
9 13 (1.22%) Nintex