Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 145 108
Rank change year-on-year 0 -37 +23
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 54 78 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 1.14% 1.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.49% 7.89% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 50 106
North West median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £299 £250
90th Percentile £475 £438 £531
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
North West median hourly rate £41.88 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £40.63 £36.45 £33.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £42.50 £36.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% +3.61% -17.82%

Team Foundation Server is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 983 988 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.40% 14.47% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 667 699
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 46
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £33.40 £34.85 £27.88
90th Percentile £50.50 £44.30 £41.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +16 31 £350 -6.67% 5
Cheshire +2 10 £369 -10.61% 9
Lancashire +7 8 £333 -16.88% 1
Merseyside +1 4 £388 +10.71% 2
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 39 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 37 (68.52%) .NET
2 37 (68.52%) C#
3 32 (59.26%) SQL
4 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (48.15%) ASP.NET
5 26 (48.15%) MVC
6 25 (46.30%) .NET Framework
7 21 (38.89%) Entity Framework
8 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
8 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
9 18 (33.33%) CSS
9 18 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 18 (33.33%) HTML
9 18 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (27.78%) AngularJS
11 15 (27.78%) TDD
12 14 (25.93%) Scrum
12 14 (25.93%) WCF
13 13 (24.07%) jQuery
14 11 (20.37%) WinForms
14 11 (20.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (20.37%) Web Services
14 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (18.52%) Windows
16 8 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (14.81%) Oracle
16 8 (14.81%) Finance
16 8 (14.81%) WPF

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 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) NServiceBus
3 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.56%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.70%) CMS
4 2 (3.70%) PegaRULES
5 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (20.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
4 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
6 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Power View
8 2 (3.70%) PowerPivot
8 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (3.70%) Star Schema
9 1 (1.85%) DTS
9 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.41%) ClearCase
3 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.41%) Rational Robot
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (5.56%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) Toad
5 2 (3.70%) FxCop
5 2 (3.70%) MSBuild
5 2 (3.70%) MSTest
5 2 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.70%) ReSharper
5 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.70%) Subversion
5 2 (3.70%) T4 Templates
5 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Advertising
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (68.52%) Developer
2 17 (31.48%) .NET Developer
3 13 (24.07%) C# Developer
4 9 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (14.81%) Senior Developer
6 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (11.11%) SQL Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Angular Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Tester
9 3 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (3.70%) .NET Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (68.52%) .NET
2 26 (48.15%) ASP.NET
3 25 (46.30%) .NET Framework
4 21 (38.89%) Entity Framework
5 18 (33.33%) CSS
5 18 (33.33%) HTML
6 16 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (27.78%) AngularJS
8 14 (25.93%) WCF
9 13 (24.07%) jQuery
10 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (20.37%) Web Services
10 11 (20.37%) WinForms
11 8 (14.81%) WPF
12 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (11.11%) XML
13 5 (9.26%) HTML5
13 5 (9.26%) KnockoutJS
13 5 (9.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (7.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.70%) Credit Risk
2 2 (3.70%) DataPower
2 2 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.70%) Replication
2 2 (3.70%) RIA
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) MVC
3 15 (27.78%) TDD
4 14 (25.93%) Scrum
5 7 (12.96%) SDLC
6 6 (11.11%) ETL
6 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Project Management
7 5 (9.26%) Web Development
8 4 (7.41%) BDD
8 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.41%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.41%) Workflow
9 3 (5.56%) Database Security
9 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.56%) SOLID
9 3 (5.56%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (68.52%) C#
2 32 (59.26%) SQL
3 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.41%) VB
5 4 (7.41%) VB6
6 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) ISEB
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Nintex
4 2 (3.70%) CA
4 2 (3.70%) DevExpress
4 2 (3.70%) Tableau
5 1 (1.85%) Pega
5 1 (1.85%) Xamarin