Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 171 157
Rank change year-on-year +3 -14 -10
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 32 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.60% 0.76% 0.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.00% 3.71% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 33
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -6.45%
10th Percentile £361 £305 £300
90th Percentile £549 £503 £475
England median daily rate £450 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +6.19% +5.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
North West median hourly rate £42.00 - £41.88
10th Percentile £38.55 - £40.63
90th Percentile £42.50 - £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £40.25 £42.75
% change year-on-year +4.35% -5.85% -

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 800 1,212 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.99% 20.36% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 818 658
North West median daily rate £435 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +1.59%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £288
90th Percentile £600 £563 £529
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 48
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £36.25 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.86% -10.49% +1.25%
10th Percentile £40.25 £27.50 £35.00
90th Percentile £47.60 £47.50 £46.45
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019. 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
Lancashire +19 14 £388 +19.23% 3
Cheshire +13 10 £425 +21.43% 10
Manchester -17 5 £538 +38.71% 21
Merseyside -6 2 £410 -13.68% 4
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 21 (65.63%) C#
1 21 (65.63%) SQL
2 20 (62.50%) .NET
3 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (34.38%) Oracle
5 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
6 9 (28.13%) MVC
7 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.00%) Azure
7 8 (25.00%) Docker
7 8 (25.00%) DevOps
8 7 (21.88%) Microservices
8 7 (21.88%) WPF
8 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (21.88%) ClearCase
8 7 (21.88%) VB
8 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
8 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
8 7 (21.88%) XML
8 7 (21.88%) XSD
8 7 (21.88%) XSLT
8 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
8 7 (21.88%) WinForms
8 7 (21.88%) VB6
8 7 (21.88%) Project Planning
8 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
8 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 6 (18.75%) JIRA

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 6 (18.75%) Confluence
2 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Azure
2 6 (18.75%) GitHub
3 3 (9.38%) AWS
3 3 (9.38%) Serverless
4 1 (3.13%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.13%) Boomi
4 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.13%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.13%) Big Data
4 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.13%) HBase
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.88%) ClearCase
2 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio
2 7 (21.88%) Visual Studio Coded UI
3 6 (18.75%) JIRA
3 6 (18.75%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
5 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (9.38%) Rational Robot
5 3 (9.38%) SpecFlow
5 3 (9.38%) TeamCity
6 2 (6.25%) Subversion
7 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.13%) Hudson
7 1 (3.13%) NUnit
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Software Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Data Migration Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) ETL Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Release Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Angular Developer
7 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (62.50%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) .NET Framework
2 7 (21.88%) ASP.NET
2 7 (21.88%) WinForms
2 7 (21.88%) WPF
2 7 (21.88%) XML
2 7 (21.88%) XSD
2 7 (21.88%) XSLT
3 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (18.75%) CSS
3 6 (18.75%) Entity Framework
3 6 (18.75%) HTML
3 6 (18.75%) jQuery
3 6 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (12.50%) .NET Core
4 4 (12.50%) HTML5
4 4 (12.50%) Node.js
5 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.38%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 9 (28.13%) MVC
4 8 (25.00%) DevOps
5 7 (21.88%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.88%) Microservices
5 7 (21.88%) Project Planning
6 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 4 (12.50%) SOLID
6 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.38%) Data Transformation
7 3 (9.38%) Migration
7 3 (9.38%) Project Management
7 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.25%) ETL
8 2 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) C#
1 21 (65.63%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
2 7 (21.88%) VB
2 7 (21.88%) VB6
3 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) AWS Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
2 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Kubernetes
1 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (3.13%) Salt
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) Dell
4 1 (3.13%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (3.13%) Veeam
4 1 (3.13%) VMware