The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 107 113
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 17 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 1.38% 1.07%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.53% 10.77% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 35
Median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £41.88 £29.14 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.70% -  
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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 481 483 421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.29% 12.81% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 323 251
Median daily rate £410 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 13 9
Median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.96 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.10 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the North West

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the North West

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cheshire -4 9 £363 -14.70% 10
Manchester +2 6 £350 -5.08% 12
Lancashire +1 2 - - 1
Team Foundation Server
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 36 (67.92%) SQL Server
2 34 (64.15%) .NET
2 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (62.26%) C#
4 29 (54.72%) ASP.NET
4 29 (54.72%) MVC
5 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
6 27 (50.94%) jQuery
7 24 (45.28%) HTML
7 24 (45.28%) CSS
8 21 (39.62%) SQL
8 21 (39.62%) Scrum
8 21 (39.62%) HTML5
9 20 (37.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (33.96%) Data Modelling
11 16 (30.19%) Umbraco
12 15 (28.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (26.42%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (24.53%) CMS
15 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (16.98%) ETL
17 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
18 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
18 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
18 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
18 8 (15.09%) .NET Framework
18 8 (15.09%) JIRA
18 8 (15.09%) TDD

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (30.19%) Umbraco
2 13 (24.53%) CMS
3 4 (7.55%) Confluence
3 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.89%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.89%) IaaS
3 1 (1.89%) PaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Network Security
1 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (67.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (26.42%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (18.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.77%) Power BI
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.89%) Big Data
8 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.89%) MySQL
8 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) JIRA
2 4 (7.55%) Selenium
2 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.66%) Appium
3 3 (5.66%) Bugzilla
3 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.77%) ClearCase
4 2 (3.77%) Gradle
4 2 (3.77%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.77%) Rational Robot
4 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.89%) Ant
5 1 (1.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.89%) Maven
5 1 (1.89%) Moq
5 1 (1.89%) NUnit
5 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Local Government
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (64.15%) Developer
2 12 (22.64%) Senior Developer
3 11 (20.75%) Umbraco Developer
4 7 (13.21%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.43%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Automation Test Lead
8 2 (3.77%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (64.15%) .NET
2 29 (54.72%) ASP.NET
3 27 (50.94%) jQuery
4 24 (45.28%) CSS
4 24 (45.28%) HTML
5 21 (39.62%) HTML5
6 20 (37.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (15.09%) .NET Framework
9 7 (13.21%) CSS3
9 7 (13.21%) Web Services
10 6 (11.32%) Entity Framework
11 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
11 5 (9.43%) WPF
12 4 (7.55%) JSON
12 4 (7.55%) REST
12 4 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (5.66%) SOAP
13 3 (5.66%) WCF
13 3 (5.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.66%) Replication
3 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.89%) RIA
4 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (64.15%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (54.72%) MVC
3 21 (39.62%) Scrum
4 18 (33.96%) Data Modelling
5 9 (16.98%) ETL
6 8 (15.09%) TDD
6 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
7 6 (11.32%) SDLC
8 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.55%) Service Management
9 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
9 4 (7.55%) System Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.55%) Web Development
10 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.66%) Integration Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Stress Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (62.26%) C#
2 28 (52.83%) JavaScript
3 21 (39.62%) SQL
4 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.55%) Java
6 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.77%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) VB
6 2 (3.77%) VB6
7 1 (1.89%) C
7 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) ISEB
1 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) AppDynamics
3 1 (1.89%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.89%) Google
3 1 (1.89%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.89%) Teradata
3 1 (1.89%) Twitter
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