Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 108 136
Rank change year-on-year -24 +28 +26
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 325 339 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.89% 2.11% 1.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.24% 12.86% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 212 194
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +4.83%
10th Percentile £314 £296 £285
90th Percentile £534 £475 £512
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 4
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £44.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.21% +2.91% +26.47%
10th Percentile £37.25 £25.88 £29.95
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.95 £46.60
England median hourly rate £41.50 £43.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year -3.49% +0.58% +25.74%

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 3,173 2,636 2,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.47% 16.41% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,940 1,578 1,669
South East median daily rate £443 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% +8.84%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £544 £527
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 87 87
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.00 £29.75
90th Percentile £56.00 £74.34 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -6 107 £396 +5.49% 20
Surrey -27 73 £425 +3.03% 12
Thames Valley +6 68 £423 +4.97% 21
West Sussex +23 37 £343 -13.02% 2
Berkshire -12 34 £420 +2.75% 12
Buckinghamshire +25 27 £425 +30.77% 7
Kent -27 17 £400 +18.52% 8
East Sussex +3 13 £413 +17.86% 4
Oxfordshire -4 7 £400 +3.90% 2
Sussex - 4 - - 1
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 200 (61.54%) C#
2 184 (56.62%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (52.00%) .NET
4 153 (47.08%) SQL Server
5 131 (40.31%) SQL
6 129 (39.69%) Microsoft
7 126 (38.77%) Visual Studio
8 98 (30.15%) Scrum
9 95 (29.23%) JavaScript
10 88 (27.08%) Test Automation
11 86 (26.46%) Microsoft Azure
12 69 (21.23%) jQuery
13 68 (20.92%) MVC
14 66 (20.31%) .NET Framework
15 64 (19.69%) Windows
15 64 (19.69%) Selenium
16 63 (19.38%) Oracle
17 62 (19.08%) ASP.NET
17 62 (19.08%) Finance
18 56 (17.23%) Web Services
19 55 (16.92%) DevOps
20 54 (16.62%) Git (software)
21 53 (16.31%) TDD
22 52 (16.00%) CSS
22 52 (16.00%) HTML
23 51 (15.69%) XML
24 50 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
25 47 (14.46%) Security Cleared
26 45 (13.85%) SharePoint
27 43 (13.23%) Visual Studio Team System

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 45 (13.85%) SharePoint
2 36 (11.08%) IIS
3 31 (9.54%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (5.54%) CMS
5 17 (5.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (4.62%) Confluence
7 11 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (3.08%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.85%) Apache
10 5 (1.54%) Mule
10 5 (1.54%) NServiceBus
10 5 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.92%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPEL
13 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.38%) MS Visio
3 10 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) GIMP
6 1 (0.31%) Mingle
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 86 (26.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.31%) GitHub
2 14 (4.31%) Serverless
3 13 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.00%) SaaS
4 8 (2.46%) IaaS
4 8 (2.46%) PaaS
5 7 (2.15%) Office 365
6 6 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.54%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.23%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.62%) NuGet
9 2 (0.62%) Route 53
10 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.31%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.62%) Internet
2 17 (5.23%) PuTTY
2 17 (5.23%) WinSCP
3 10 (3.08%) SMTP
4 9 (2.77%) DNS
5 8 (2.46%) HTTP
6 6 (1.85%) FTP
6 6 (1.85%) IMAP
6 6 (1.85%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.54%) 3GPP
7 5 (1.54%) 5G
7 5 (1.54%) Firewall
7 5 (1.54%) LTE
7 5 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.54%) Wireless
8 4 (1.23%) Bluetooth
8 4 (1.23%) GSM
8 4 (1.23%) UMTS
8 4 (1.23%) VPN
8 4 (1.23%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (47.08%) SQL Server
2 41 (12.62%) Relational Database
3 33 (10.15%) Oracle Database
4 29 (8.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 28 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (7.69%) RDBMS
7 23 (7.08%) SQL Server 2016
8 22 (6.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (4.92%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (2.46%) Cosmos DB
13 8 (2.46%) Data Mining
13 8 (2.46%) MongoDB
13 8 (2.46%) NoSQL
13 8 (2.46%) SSDT
14 7 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 126 (38.77%) Visual Studio
2 64 (19.69%) Selenium
3 54 (16.62%) Git (software)
4 43 (13.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 38 (11.69%) JIRA
6 37 (11.38%) SpecFlow
7 28 (8.62%) Jenkins
8 27 (8.31%) TeamCity
9 22 (6.77%) HP UFT
10 21 (6.46%) Eclipse
11 19 (5.85%) LoadRunner
11 19 (5.85%) Oracle APEX
12 17 (5.23%) Ant
12 17 (5.23%) SoapUI
12 17 (5.23%) Subversion
13 15 (4.62%) NUnit
13 15 (4.62%) TestNG
14 14 (4.31%) SonarQube
14 14 (4.31%) WebDriver
15 13 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 62 (19.08%) Finance
2 16 (4.92%) Banking
3 8 (2.46%) Advertising
4 7 (2.15%) Publishing
5 4 (1.23%) Games
5 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.62%) Back Office
6 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.62%) Retail
7 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 166 (51.08%) Developer
2 65 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 50 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 45 (13.85%) Analyst
5 34 (10.46%) SQL Developer
5 34 (10.46%) Test Analyst
6 27 (8.31%) Azure Developer
6 27 (8.31%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (6.46%) Full Stack Developer
7 21 (6.46%) Senior Developer
8 20 (6.15%) BizTalk Developer
9 19 (5.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 19 (5.85%) Tester
10 17 (5.23%) Architect
11 16 (4.92%) Senior BizTalk Developer
12 15 (4.62%) Agile Developer
13 13 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
13 13 (4.00%) Test Engineer
14 11 (3.38%) Consultant
14 11 (3.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (52.00%) .NET
2 69 (21.23%) jQuery
3 66 (20.31%) .NET Framework
4 62 (19.08%) ASP.NET
5 56 (17.23%) Web Services
6 52 (16.00%) CSS
6 52 (16.00%) HTML
7 51 (15.69%) XML
8 38 (11.69%) AngularJS
9 35 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (10.77%) WCF
10 31 (9.54%) REST
11 30 (9.23%) JSON
12 28 (8.62%) Entity Framework
12 28 (8.62%) XSLT
13 27 (8.31%) ASP.NET Web API
14 25 (7.69%) HTML5
15 21 (6.46%) CSS3
15 21 (6.46%) LINQ
16 20 (6.15%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.31%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (4.31%) User Experience
3 13 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.77%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.15%) Clustering
6 6 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.54%) PKI
8 4 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.23%) Replication
9 3 (0.92%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.92%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.92%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.62%) Smart Home
10 2 (0.62%) W3C
11 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 64 (19.69%) Windows
2 33 (10.15%) Linux
3 28 (8.62%) Windows Server
4 20 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.54%) VxWorks
7 4 (1.23%) Android
7 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (56.62%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (30.15%) Scrum
3 88 (27.08%) Test Automation
4 68 (20.92%) MVC
5 55 (16.92%) DevOps
6 53 (16.31%) TDD
7 50 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (12.31%) Test Strategy
9 38 (11.69%) BDD
10 34 (10.46%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (10.15%) Performance Testing
12 31 (9.54%) Kanban
13 27 (8.31%) User Stories
14 24 (7.38%) Defect Tracking
14 24 (7.38%) SDLC
14 24 (7.38%) SOA
15 22 (6.77%) Test Scripting
16 21 (6.46%) Acceptance Criteria
16 21 (6.46%) Regression Testing
17 19 (5.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 200 (61.54%) C#
2 131 (40.31%) SQL
3 95 (29.23%) JavaScript
4 41 (12.62%) T-SQL
5 35 (10.77%) Java
6 32 (9.85%) PowerShell
7 24 (7.38%) VB.NET
8 20 (6.15%) C++
9 18 (5.54%) F#
10 13 (4.00%) Python
11 9 (2.77%) TypeScript
12 8 (2.46%) C
13 6 (1.85%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.54%) VB
14 5 (1.54%) XAML
15 4 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.23%) Java 8
16 3 (0.92%) VB6
16 3 (0.92%) VBA
16 3 (0.92%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 47 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 41 (12.62%) SC Cleared
3 33 (10.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (6.77%) ISTQB
5 21 (6.46%) Degree
6 20 (6.15%) ISEB
6 20 (6.15%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.54%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.92%) MCSE
10 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.62%) MCP
11 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.00%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.62%) PMO
2 2 (0.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (5.23%) Docker
1 17 (5.23%) vSphere
2 5 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.92%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (8.62%) HP ALM
2 10 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.15%) Ansible
4 7 (2.15%) Puppet
5 4 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.23%) Terraform
6 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.62%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.62%) Opsview
7 2 (0.62%) SCOM
8 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.31%) Foglight
8 1 (0.31%) NetCrunch
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 129 (39.69%) Microsoft
2 63 (19.38%) Oracle
3 42 (12.92%) HP
4 20 (6.15%) VMware
5 16 (4.92%) Red Hat
5 16 (4.92%) Software AG
5 16 (4.92%) webMethods
6 9 (2.77%) SAP
7 5 (1.54%) Serena
7 5 (1.54%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.23%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.92%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.92%) Nintex
9 3 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.62%) Borland
10 2 (0.62%) Fiorano
10 2 (0.62%) Telerik
11 1 (0.31%) Capita
11 1 (0.31%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.31%) Micro Focus