The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 27 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 31 37
Rank change year-on-year +17 +6  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 29 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.98% 2.42% 2.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 61.70% 9.76% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 6
Median daily rate £344 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.48% +21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £458 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £488 £408
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 £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% -  

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 Kent with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 47 82 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 19.42% 24.77% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 29
Median daily rate £345 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.82% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £230 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £750 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Team Foundation Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in Kent

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in Kent

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in Kent over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in Kent

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 11 £343 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 - -
West Malling -7 1 - -
Team Foundation Server
South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Kent region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 84 (98.82%) .NET
2 68 (80.00%) Web Services
3 65 (76.47%) SQL
4 60 (70.59%) .NET Framework
5 59 (69.41%) C#
6 53 (62.35%) SQL Server
7 51 (60.00%) Algorithms
8 49 (57.65%) Entity Framework
9 48 (56.47%) LINQ
10 47 (55.29%) Data Management
11 44 (51.76%) Multithreading
11 44 (51.76%) Multithreaded Programming
12 33 (38.82%) TDD
12 33 (38.82%) XML
12 33 (38.82%) JSON
12 33 (38.82%) LINQ to SQL
12 33 (38.82%) Concurrent Programming
13 26 (30.59%) Migration
13 26 (30.59%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (30.59%) ASP.NET
13 26 (30.59%) Oracle
13 26 (30.59%) MVVM
13 26 (30.59%) Unit Testing
13 26 (30.59%) WCF
13 26 (30.59%) WPF
14 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
15 19 (22.35%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (18.82%) Statistics
18 15 (17.65%) ReSharper

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (62.35%) SQL Server
2 26 (30.59%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.35%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (17.65%) Moq
1 15 (17.65%) MSBuild
1 15 (17.65%) NUnit
1 15 (17.65%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (4.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 76 (89.41%) Developer
2 59 (69.41%) .NET Developer
3 34 (40.00%) SQL Developer
4 27 (31.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 27 (31.76%) C# Developer
5 26 (30.59%) WPF Developer
6 15 (17.65%) WinForms Developer
7 13 (15.29%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (11.76%) WCF Developer
9 9 (10.59%) Tester
10 5 (5.88%) SSIS Developer
11 4 (4.71%) C# WCF Developer
11 4 (4.71%) C# WPF Developer
11 4 (4.71%) Database Developer
11 4 (4.71%) SQL Database Developer
11 4 (4.71%) T-SQL Developer
11 4 (4.71%) XML Developer
12 3 (3.53%) Sitecore Developer
13 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Developer
14 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (98.82%) .NET
2 68 (80.00%) Web Services
3 60 (70.59%) .NET Framework
4 49 (57.65%) Entity Framework
5 48 (56.47%) LINQ
6 33 (38.82%) JSON
6 33 (38.82%) LINQ to SQL
6 33 (38.82%) XML
7 26 (30.59%) ASP.NET
7 26 (30.59%) WCF
7 26 (30.59%) WPF
8 19 (22.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (17.65%) ADO.NET
9 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (17.65%) Caliburn.Micro
9 15 (17.65%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 15 (17.65%) WinForms
10 11 (12.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 51 (60.00%) Algorithms
2 15 (17.65%) Client/Server
3 11 (12.94%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (12.94%) Mobile App
3 11 (12.94%) Virtual Team
4 9 (10.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (55.29%) Data Management
2 44 (51.76%) Multithreaded Programming
2 44 (51.76%) Multithreading
3 33 (38.82%) Concurrent Programming
3 33 (38.82%) TDD
4 26 (30.59%) Migration
4 26 (30.59%) MVVM
4 26 (30.59%) Unit Testing
5 16 (18.82%) Statistics
6 15 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (17.65%) High Availability
6 15 (17.65%) MVC
6 15 (17.65%) Prototyping
7 11 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (12.94%) Data Migration
7 11 (12.94%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (10.59%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (10.59%) Test Automation
8 9 (10.59%) Test Scripting
8 9 (10.59%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 65 (76.47%) SQL
2 59 (69.41%) C#
3 15 (17.65%) VB.NET
4 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) Oracle
2 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.94%) Infragistics
4 3 (3.53%) Sitecore