Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 155 151
Rank change year-on-year -30 -4 -30
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 28 51 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.94% 1.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.44% 5.18% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 47
North West median daily rate £445 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £276
90th Percentile £575 £475 £418
England median daily rate £430 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +1.18% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.18% -2.94% +14.86%
England median hourly rate £35.61 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -20.86% +5.88% +13.33%

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 1,149 985 967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.33% 18.12% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 677 656
North West median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £283
90th Percentile £608 £550 £500
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 29
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.86% -2.42% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33.84 £36.25 £34.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £56.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.71% +2.50%

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 January 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 January 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
Manchester -16 16 £500 +42.86% 32
Lancashire -14 7 £350 +11.11% 3
Cheshire -6 3 £400 +22.14% 15
Merseyside -9 2 £280 -27.74% 5
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) C#
3 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 13 (46.43%) .NET
3 13 (46.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 11 (39.29%) DevOps
6 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
9 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
9 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
9 5 (17.86%) Migration
9 5 (17.86%) JSON
9 5 (17.86%) PaaS
9 5 (17.86%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (14.29%) Network Security
10 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (14.29%) ETL
10 4 (14.29%) VPN
10 4 (14.29%) OO
10 4 (14.29%) Web Services
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
10 4 (14.29%) CRM
11 3 (10.71%) MVC
11 3 (10.71%) Windows

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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) PaaS
3 4 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (10.71%) IaaS
5 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Network Security
1 4 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) Power BI
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.57%) HBase
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.71%) TeamCity
5 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.14%) GitLab
5 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 2 (7.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (7.14%) Selenium
6 1 (3.57%) Hudson
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Azure DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
5 4 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) SQL Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Data Migration Lead
7 2 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.57%) Azure Architect
8 1 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (3.57%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) JSON
3 4 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (7.14%) WinForms
6 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.57%) Node.js
6 1 (3.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) DevOps
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (14.29%) CRM
3 4 (14.29%) ETL
3 4 (14.29%) OO
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) MVC
4 3 (10.71%) OOP
4 3 (10.71%) Presales
4 3 (10.71%) Scrum
4 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Build Automation
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Data Transformation
5 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C#
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.57%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Terraform
2 2 (7.14%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) Salt
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Google
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Twitter