The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
North West / Merseyside
Rank - - 29
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 0 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - - 2.86%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £346
% change year-on-year -3.44% +4.69%  
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 Merseyside with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 48 28 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 14.81% 8.31% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 10
Median daily rate £405 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.72% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in Merseyside

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD

Team Foundation Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) OLAP
3 1 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (25.00%) OLTP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Ajax
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft