Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 April 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 118 148
Rank change year-on-year -37 +30 +21
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 261 307 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.56% 1.99% 1.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.65% 13.46% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 178 174
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £302 £279 £268
90th Percentile £538 £479 £525
England median daily rate £425 £391 £388
% change year-on-year +8.63% +0.97% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 2
South East median hourly rate £42.75 £43.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +22.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £37.88 £22.50 £26.75
90th Percentile £51.88 £57.50 £45.25
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.41% +10.67% -

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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3,016 2,280 2,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.01% 14.80% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,829 1,308 1,606
South East median daily rate £450 £405 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +6.58% +4.83%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £274
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 74 95
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +17.33%
10th Percentile £27.20 £16.13 £31.25
90th Percentile £67.25 £71.84 £59.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £42.35
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.19% +14.46%

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in the South East

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the South East

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in the South East over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in the South East

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the South East

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 25 April 2018. 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
Hampshire 0 88 £400 +3.23% 19
Surrey -26 84 £413 - 10
Thames Valley +7 52 £400 -9.09% 21
Berkshire -1 28 £400 -10.11% 9
Kent -26 26 £384 +13.70% 10
Buckinghamshire -13 14 £435 +33.85% 7
Oxfordshire -11 10 £363 - 5
East Sussex -4 6 £400 +10.34%
West Sussex -5 4 £425 +7.94% 3
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 164 (62.84%) C#
2 159 (60.92%) .NET
3 155 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (47.51%) SQL Server
5 96 (36.78%) Visual Studio
6 95 (36.40%) Microsoft
6 95 (36.40%) Test Automation
7 93 (35.63%) Scrum
8 87 (33.33%) SQL
9 85 (32.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 71 (27.20%) .NET Framework
11 66 (25.29%) JavaScript
12 62 (23.75%) Finance
13 61 (23.37%) Oracle
14 60 (22.99%) Selenium
14 60 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
15 56 (21.46%) Git (software)
16 54 (20.69%) Relational Database
17 53 (20.31%) TDD
18 52 (19.92%) Java
19 49 (18.77%) Windows
19 49 (18.77%) MVC
20 48 (18.39%) BDD
21 46 (17.62%) DevOps
21 46 (17.62%) Problem-Solving
22 45 (17.24%) Web Services
23 40 (15.33%) VB.NET
23 40 (15.33%) ASP.NET
24 39 (14.94%) User Stories
25 38 (14.56%) jQuery

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 29 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 21 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.28%) IIS
4 15 (5.75%) Confluence
5 10 (3.83%) CMS
5 10 (3.83%) NServiceBus
6 5 (1.92%) Apache
6 5 (1.92%) Mule
7 4 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.77%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.38%) GIMP
6 1 (0.38%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 85 (32.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.28%) PaaS
3 17 (6.51%) NuGet
4 16 (6.13%) IaaS
5 7 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.68%) npm
6 6 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.92%) Office 365
7 5 (1.92%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.77%) Route 53
9 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.20%) Internet
2 16 (6.13%) PuTTY
2 16 (6.13%) WinSCP
3 11 (4.21%) Firewall
4 10 (3.83%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.92%) HTTP
5 5 (1.92%) SMTP
6 4 (1.53%) FTP
7 3 (1.15%) DHCP
7 3 (1.15%) DNS
8 2 (0.77%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.77%) 5G
8 2 (0.77%) LTE
8 2 (0.77%) SAN
8 2 (0.77%) SMS
8 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.77%) Wireless
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.38%) NFC
9 1 (0.38%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (47.51%) SQL Server
2 54 (20.69%) Relational Database
3 36 (13.79%) RDBMS
4 27 (10.34%) Oracle Database
5 23 (8.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (6.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (6.51%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (6.13%) Oracle Database 10g
8 13 (4.98%) MarkLogic
9 12 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (3.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (3.07%) Big Data
12 8 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (3.07%) SSDT
13 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (1.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 96 (36.78%) Visual Studio
2 60 (22.99%) Selenium
3 56 (21.46%) Git (software)
4 36 (13.79%) Visual Studio Team System
5 35 (13.41%) SpecFlow
6 30 (11.49%) JIRA
7 29 (11.11%) Eclipse
7 29 (11.11%) Jenkins
8 28 (10.73%) NUnit
9 26 (9.96%) ReSharper
10 23 (8.81%) SoapUI
11 22 (8.43%) JUnit
11 22 (8.43%) MSBuild
12 21 (8.05%) SonarQube
13 20 (7.66%) HP UFT
13 20 (7.66%) TeamCity
14 19 (7.28%) LoadRunner
15 18 (6.90%) Ant
16 17 (6.51%) Oracle APEX
17 16 (6.13%) TestNG
General
1 62 (23.75%) Finance
2 15 (5.75%) Publishing
3 13 (4.98%) Banking
4 6 (2.30%) Advertising
5 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.92%) Legal
6 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.77%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 129 (49.43%) Developer
2 54 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 53 (20.31%) C# Developer
4 30 (11.49%) C# .NET Developer
4 30 (11.49%) Senior Developer
5 29 (11.11%) Analyst
6 21 (8.05%) Architect
7 20 (7.66%) Azure Developer
7 20 (7.66%) Test Analyst
8 19 (7.28%) BizTalk Developer
8 19 (7.28%) Tester
9 18 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
9 18 (6.90%) Senior BizTalk Developer
10 17 (6.51%) Integration Developer
11 16 (6.13%) Cloud Developer
12 15 (5.75%) Java Developer
12 15 (5.75%) SQL Developer
13 13 (4.98%) WPF Developer
14 12 (4.60%) BizTalk Integration Developer
14 12 (4.60%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (60.92%) .NET
2 71 (27.20%) .NET Framework
3 45 (17.24%) Web Services
4 40 (15.33%) ASP.NET
5 38 (14.56%) jQuery
5 38 (14.56%) XML
6 33 (12.64%) HTML
7 32 (12.26%) CSS
8 30 (11.49%) REST
9 29 (11.11%) SOAP
9 29 (11.11%) WCF
10 26 (9.96%) XSLT
11 25 (9.58%) AngularJS
12 24 (9.20%) JSON
13 22 (8.43%) WPF
14 20 (7.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (7.66%) Entity Framework
15 17 (6.51%) .NET Core
15 17 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (5.75%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (7.66%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (4.60%) Clustering
3 11 (4.21%) Client/Server
4 8 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.68%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.68%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.53%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
9 3 (1.15%) Replication
9 3 (1.15%) User Experience
10 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.77%) Windows
2 33 (12.64%) Linux
3 20 (7.66%) Windows Server
4 18 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.53%) Android
7 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.77%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.77%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.77%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Unix
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (36.40%) Test Automation
3 93 (35.63%) Scrum
4 60 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
5 53 (20.31%) TDD
6 49 (18.77%) MVC
7 48 (18.39%) BDD
8 46 (17.62%) DevOps
8 46 (17.62%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (14.94%) User Stories
10 36 (13.79%) SDLC
11 34 (13.03%) Regression Testing
12 30 (11.49%) Continuous Delivery
13 29 (11.11%) Microservices
14 28 (10.73%) Performance Testing
15 27 (10.34%) Test Scripting
15 27 (10.34%) Test Strategy
16 24 (9.20%) B2B
16 24 (9.20%) Defect Tracking
16 24 (9.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 164 (62.84%) C#
2 87 (33.33%) SQL
3 66 (25.29%) JavaScript
4 52 (19.92%) Java
5 40 (15.33%) VB.NET
6 25 (9.58%) C++
6 25 (9.58%) T-SQL
7 18 (6.90%) PowerShell
8 16 (6.13%) F#
8 16 (6.13%) Python
9 13 (4.98%) XQuery
10 11 (4.21%) XAML
11 10 (3.83%) CQL
12 8 (3.07%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.30%) C
14 5 (1.92%) VB
15 4 (1.53%) VBScript
16 3 (1.15%) Java 8
16 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 28 (10.73%) Security Cleared
3 25 (9.58%) SC Cleared
4 22 (8.43%) ISTQB
5 17 (6.51%) Degree
6 16 (6.13%) ISEB
7 14 (5.36%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.53%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.38%) MCP
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.11%) QA
2 9 (3.45%) ISO 9001
2 9 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.15%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) PSD2
System Software
1 19 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.13%) vSphere
3 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.92%) Docker
5 4 (1.53%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) XenApp
6 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (9.20%) HP ALM
2 10 (3.83%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.83%) Opsview
3 9 (3.45%) Puppet
4 7 (2.68%) BladeLogic
4 7 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.30%) Ansible
6 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.38%) NetCrunch
6 1 (0.38%) SCCM
6 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 95 (36.40%) Microsoft
2 61 (23.37%) Oracle
3 35 (13.41%) VMware
4 34 (13.03%) HP
5 16 (6.13%) Red Hat
6 15 (5.75%) Software AG
6 15 (5.75%) webMethods
7 8 (3.07%) SAP
8 5 (1.92%) Serena
9 4 (1.53%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.15%) Telerik
11 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.77%) Borland
11 2 (0.77%) Cisco
12 1 (0.38%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.38%) DevExpress
12 1 (0.38%) F5
12 1 (0.38%) hybris
12 1 (0.38%) Ivanti
12 1 (0.38%) Splunk