The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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)
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 56 59
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.91% 0.41% 0.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.55% 4.35% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £400 £350 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +36.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

Team Foundation Server is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 157 46 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 35.76% 9.52% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 44 116
Median daily rate £488 £311 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.00% -13.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 15 12
Median hourly rate £52.00 £31.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.74% -18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.25 £37.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £36.00 £43.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Team Foundation Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in Essex

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) C#
2 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) TDD
3 11 (78.57%) Git (software)
4 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (71.43%) .NET Framework
4 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 10 (71.43%) MVC
4 10 (71.43%) AngularJS
4 10 (71.43%) Performance Optimisation
4 10 (71.43%) SOLID
4 10 (71.43%) Entity Framework
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
6 2 (14.29%) WCF
6 2 (14.29%) Biml
6 2 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (14.29%) SSDT
7 1 (7.14%) User Stories
7 1 (7.14%) API Design
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) QlikView
7 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (7.14%) QA

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) Biml
3 2 (14.29%) SSDT
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) QlikView
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 10 (71.43%) .NET Developer
2 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET Developer
2 10 (71.43%) Full Stack Developer
3 7 (50.00%) Agile .NET Developer
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) .NET Framework
2 10 (71.43%) AngularJS
2 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 10 (71.43%) Entity Framework
3 2 (14.29%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (78.57%) TDD
3 10 (71.43%) MVC
3 10 (71.43%) Performance Optimisation
3 10 (71.43%) SOLID
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
6 1 (7.14%) API Design
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft