Period
to 5 March 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 420 276 242
Rank change year-on-year -144 -34 -9
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 144 547 1,079
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.89% 1.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.17% 5.17% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 393 844
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £270 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £624 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £428 £450
% change year-on-year -0.65% -4.93% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 18
Median hourly rate £55.00 £18.50 £38.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +197.30% -51.78% -14.75%
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £18.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +197.30% -54.32% -10.00%

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 6,623 10,579 19,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.97% 17.28% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,460 7,328 13,529
Median daily rate £475 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.96% -2.10% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £330 £338
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £478
% change year-on-year - -0.52% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 150 234
Median hourly rate £45.50 £47.25 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +7.39% -2.22%
10th Percentile £30.00 £16.50 £21.55
90th Percentile £61.25 £63.87 £56.35
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £44.18
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.51% -1.82%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -112 69 £500 +11.11% 27
Midlands +28 25 £280 -20.00% 20
South East +29 18 £565 +41.25% 15
South West +28 15 £350 -15.66% 14
West Midlands +25 11 £370 +2.78% 11
East Midlands +24 11 £275 -21.43% 9
North of England +41 8 £450 +16.13% 19
Yorkshire +36 6 £475 +18.75% 9
East of England +38 4 £410 -8.89% 10
North West +36 1 £450 +23.29% 7
North East +30 1 £275 - 3
Team Foundation Server
UK

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 77 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (39.58%) .NET
3 56 (38.89%) DevOps
4 55 (38.19%) SQL Server
5 54 (37.50%) C#
6 53 (36.81%) SQL
7 48 (33.33%) Azure
8 46 (31.94%) Git (software)
8 46 (31.94%) Microsoft
9 43 (29.86%) Visual Studio
10 34 (23.61%) Unit Testing
11 33 (22.92%) JavaScript
12 31 (21.53%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (20.83%) SDLC
14 29 (20.14%) Scrum
14 29 (20.14%) HTML
14 29 (20.14%) CSS
15 28 (19.44%) .NET Framework
16 27 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
17 26 (18.06%) Test Automation
18 24 (16.67%) Docker
19 23 (15.97%) PowerShell
19 23 (15.97%) JSON
19 23 (15.97%) Web Services
20 21 (14.58%) Java
20 21 (14.58%) AngularJS
21 20 (13.89%) Jenkins
21 20 (13.89%) XML
21 20 (13.89%) MVC

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 7 (4.86%) IIS
2 6 (4.17%) Confluence
2 6 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.47%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.39%) CICS
4 2 (1.39%) CMS
4 2 (1.39%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.69%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.39%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.69%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 48 (33.33%) Azure
2 14 (9.72%) GitHub
3 11 (7.64%) AWS
4 6 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (4.17%) Slack
5 4 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.78%) npm
5 4 (2.78%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.08%) Microsoft 365
6 3 (2.08%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.39%) GCP
7 2 (1.39%) Google Play
7 2 (1.39%) IaaS
7 2 (1.39%) PaaS
7 2 (1.39%) SaaS
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (0.69%) Firebase
8 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.69%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.86%) Internet
2 5 (3.47%) Firewall
2 5 (3.47%) IPsec
2 5 (3.47%) Junos
2 5 (3.47%) VPN
2 5 (3.47%) WAN
3 2 (1.39%) DNS
3 2 (1.39%) SSL
4 1 (0.69%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.69%) RS-232
4 1 (0.69%) RS-485
4 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (38.19%) SQL Server
2 27 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (6.94%) NonStop SQL
5 7 (4.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (4.17%) DTS
6 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.78%) Power BI
7 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.39%) Adabas
9 2 (1.39%) DB2
9 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.39%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 46 (31.94%) Git (software)
2 43 (29.86%) Visual Studio
3 20 (13.89%) Jenkins
4 19 (13.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (9.03%) Selenium
6 12 (8.33%) JIRA
7 11 (7.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (7.64%) webpack
8 10 (6.94%) Postman
9 8 (5.56%) Cucumber
9 8 (5.56%) TeamCity
10 7 (4.86%) Cypress.io
10 7 (4.86%) JUnit
10 7 (4.86%) SoapUI
10 7 (4.86%) SpecFlow
11 6 (4.17%) git-flow
11 6 (4.17%) NUnit
11 6 (4.17%) Subversion
12 5 (3.47%) TestNG
13 4 (2.78%) Jasmine
General
1 17 (11.81%) Finance
2 10 (6.94%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.86%) Banking
3 7 (4.86%) Retail
4 6 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.47%) Marketing
6 4 (2.78%) Electronics
6 4 (2.78%) Law
6 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.08%) Local Government
7 3 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.39%) Back Office
8 2 (1.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (50.69%) Developer
2 20 (13.89%) .NET Developer
3 13 (9.03%) Architect
4 12 (8.33%) Analyst
5 9 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.86%) Consultant
7 7 (4.86%) DevSecOps Architect
7 7 (4.86%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.86%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (4.17%) ServiceNow Developer
9 5 (3.47%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.47%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Network Support
9 5 (3.47%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) BizTalk Developer
10 4 (2.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (39.58%) .NET
2 29 (20.14%) CSS
2 29 (20.14%) HTML
3 28 (19.44%) .NET Framework
4 23 (15.97%) JSON
4 23 (15.97%) Web Services
5 21 (14.58%) AngularJS
6 20 (13.89%) XML
7 19 (13.19%) REST
8 18 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (10.42%) CSS3
10 14 (9.72%) HTML5
11 13 (9.03%) ASP.NET
11 13 (9.03%) jQuery
11 13 (9.03%) SOAP
12 11 (7.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (7.64%) Redux
12 11 (7.64%) RESTful
12 11 (7.64%) XSLT
13 10 (6.94%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.72%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (8.33%) User Experience
3 7 (4.86%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.47%) N-Tier
5 5 (3.47%) PKI
6 4 (2.78%) NHS
7 3 (2.08%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.69%) CMDB
9 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.69%) Life Science
9 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.11%) Windows
2 7 (4.86%) Linux
3 4 (2.78%) zOS
4 2 (1.39%) Unix
4 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) Mesosphere
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (53.47%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (38.89%) DevOps
3 34 (23.61%) Unit Testing
4 31 (21.53%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (20.83%) SDLC
6 29 (20.14%) Scrum
7 26 (18.06%) Test Automation
8 20 (13.89%) MVC
9 19 (13.19%) TDD
10 18 (12.50%) BDD
10 18 (12.50%) Microservices
11 17 (11.81%) Mentoring
12 16 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 16 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (9.03%) ITIL
14 12 (8.33%) System Testing
14 12 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (8.33%) User Stories
15 11 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (7.64%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (37.50%) C#
2 53 (36.81%) SQL
3 33 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.97%) PowerShell
5 21 (14.58%) Java
6 17 (11.81%) T-SQL
7 13 (9.03%) COBOL
8 12 (8.33%) Bash Shell
9 8 (5.56%) Python
10 7 (4.86%) TypeScript
10 7 (4.86%) VB.NET
11 5 (3.47%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.08%) Natural
12 3 (2.08%) VB
12 3 (2.08%) XPath
13 2 (1.39%) C++
13 2 (1.39%) Go
13 2 (1.39%) JCL
13 2 (1.39%) Ruby
14 1 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.47%) ISEB
3 5 (3.47%) JNCIA
4 4 (2.78%) Degree
4 4 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) QA
System Software
1 24 (16.67%) Docker
2 5 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.08%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.69%) Firmware
5 1 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (12.50%) Ansible
2 17 (11.81%) Kubernetes
3 14 (9.72%) Terraform
4 4 (2.78%) Puppet
5 3 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.08%) MIIS
5 3 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.39%) Marathon
6 2 (1.39%) Mesos
7 1 (0.69%) Automic
7 1 (0.69%) Consul
7 1 (0.69%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.69%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 46 (31.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.33%) HP
3 8 (5.56%) Oracle
4 6 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.47%) Cisco
5 5 (3.47%) Juniper
6 4 (2.78%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (2.78%) Google
6 4 (2.78%) IBM
6 4 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.08%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.08%) IFS
7 3 (2.08%) SAP
7 3 (2.08%) Splunk
8 2 (1.39%) Demandware
8 2 (1.39%) Siebel
8 2 (1.39%) VMware
9 1 (0.69%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.69%) Telerik
9 1 (0.69%) UiPath