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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 32 34
Rank change year-on-year +26 +2  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 56 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.98% 4.99% 3.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 61.54% 24.73% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 2
Median daily rate £338 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £341
% change year-on-year -3.44% +6.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.66% -11.76%  

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 91 93 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 30.85% 20.17% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 75 24
Median daily rate £375 £330 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -8.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £210 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £170.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +325.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 March 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 March 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 +4 6 £375 -6.25%
Folkestone - 6 £325 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +8 4 - -
Dover - 1 £200 -
Team Foundation Server
South East

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 74 (96.10%) .NET
2 61 (79.22%) SQL
3 56 (72.73%) Web Services
4 53 (68.83%) C#
5 50 (64.94%) .NET Framework
6 48 (62.34%) SQL Server
7 47 (61.04%) LINQ
8 44 (57.14%) Entity Framework
8 44 (57.14%) Algorithms
9 40 (51.95%) Data Management
10 36 (46.75%) Multithreaded Programming
10 36 (46.75%) Multithreading
11 32 (41.56%) Concurrent Programming
11 32 (41.56%) TDD
11 32 (41.56%) JSON
11 32 (41.56%) XML
12 31 (40.26%) LINQ to SQL
13 22 (28.57%) Migration
13 22 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (24.68%) ASP.NET
14 19 (24.68%) Oracle
14 19 (24.68%) WCF
14 19 (24.68%) WPF
14 19 (24.68%) MVVM
14 19 (24.68%) Unit Testing
15 17 (22.08%) VB.NET
16 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
17 15 (19.48%) MVC
17 15 (19.48%) ADO.NET
17 15 (19.48%) Client/Server

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 48 (62.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (16.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (10.39%) DB2
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (19.48%) Moq
1 15 (19.48%) MSBuild
1 15 (19.48%) NUnit
1 15 (19.48%) ReSharper
2 3 (3.90%) Selenium
2 3 (3.90%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.60%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (2.60%) Finance
Job Titles
1 64 (83.12%) Developer
2 51 (66.23%) .NET Developer
3 31 (40.26%) SQL Developer
4 24 (31.17%) C# .NET Developer
4 24 (31.17%) C# Developer
5 19 (24.68%) WPF Developer
6 15 (19.48%) WinForms Developer
7 13 (16.88%) Oracle Developer
8 12 (15.58%) Tester
9 10 (12.99%) WCF Developer
10 5 (6.49%) XML Developer
11 4 (5.19%) C# WCF Developer
11 4 (5.19%) C# WPF Developer
11 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Developer
12 3 (3.90%) SSIS Developer
13 2 (2.60%) Automation Tester
13 2 (2.60%) QA Automation Tester
13 2 (2.60%) QA Tester
13 2 (2.60%) Senior Automation Tester
13 2 (2.60%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (96.10%) .NET
2 56 (72.73%) Web Services
3 50 (64.94%) .NET Framework
4 47 (61.04%) LINQ
5 44 (57.14%) Entity Framework
6 32 (41.56%) JSON
6 32 (41.56%) XML
7 31 (40.26%) LINQ to SQL
8 19 (24.68%) ASP.NET
8 19 (24.68%) WCF
8 19 (24.68%) WPF
9 15 (19.48%) ADO.NET
9 15 (19.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (19.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (19.48%) Caliburn.Micro
9 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 15 (19.48%) WinForms
10 4 (5.19%) RESTful
11 3 (3.90%) SOAP
12 2 (2.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (57.14%) Algorithms
2 15 (19.48%) Client/Server
3 9 (11.69%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.19%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.30%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.30%) Android
1 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (51.95%) Data Management
2 36 (46.75%) Multithreaded Programming
2 36 (46.75%) Multithreading
3 32 (41.56%) Concurrent Programming
3 32 (41.56%) TDD
4 22 (28.57%) Migration
5 19 (24.68%) MVVM
5 19 (24.68%) Unit Testing
6 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (19.48%) MVC
6 15 (19.48%) Prototyping
7 12 (15.58%) Statistics
8 11 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 11 (14.29%) High Availability
9 10 (12.99%) Test Scripting
9 10 (12.99%) Test Strategy
10 9 (11.69%) API Testing
10 9 (11.69%) Automation Testing
10 9 (11.69%) Functional Testing
10 9 (11.69%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (79.22%) SQL
2 53 (68.83%) C#
3 17 (22.08%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.60%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.19%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) Oracle
2 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.19%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.30%) Apple