Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 114 124
Rank change year-on-year -28 +10 +8
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 299 335 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.83% 2.06% 1.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.60% 11.80% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 267 223
South East median daily rate £418 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -1.32% -2.56%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £290
90th Percentile £525 £484 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 3
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% +4.24%
10th Percentile £36.00 £41.40 £41.50
90th Percentile £44.50 £46.00 £46.90
England median hourly rate £41.25 £43.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -4.07% - +3.61%

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 3,116 2,839 2,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.10% 17.48% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,928 1,747 1,599
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £292
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 91 77
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31.90 £31.50 £35.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £61.69 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Thames Valley +13 85 £425 +13.33% 18
Hampshire -37 74 £390 +4.00% 20
West Sussex +35 50 £343 - 8
Berkshire -3 45 £425 +3.98% 9
Surrey -66 40 £473 +14.55% 9
Buckinghamshire +16 22 £425 +17.24% 6
Kent -12 21 £425 +21.43% 4
Oxfordshire +14 18 £525 +50.00% 3
East Sussex +10 17 £406 +17.75% 4
Sussex +8 5 - -
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 177 (59.20%) C#
2 161 (53.85%) .NET
3 142 (47.49%) SQL Server
4 134 (44.82%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (42.14%) SQL
6 123 (41.14%) Microsoft
7 105 (35.12%) Visual Studio
8 96 (32.11%) JavaScript
9 80 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
10 77 (25.75%) ASP.NET
11 72 (24.08%) MVC
12 68 (22.74%) .NET Framework
13 67 (22.41%) jQuery
14 66 (22.07%) Scrum
15 64 (21.40%) ASP.NET Web API
16 60 (20.07%) CSS
17 57 (19.06%) HTML
17 57 (19.06%) TDD
18 54 (18.06%) Windows
18 54 (18.06%) Test Automation
19 52 (17.39%) Git (software)
20 50 (16.72%) ASP.NET MVC
20 50 (16.72%) Web Services
21 49 (16.39%) IIS
21 49 (16.39%) Finance
22 48 (16.05%) XML
23 46 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
24 43 (14.38%) Entity Framework
25 42 (14.05%) DevOps
26 41 (13.71%) Continuous Integration

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 49 (16.39%) IIS
2 32 (10.70%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.02%) CMS
4 16 (5.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (5.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (4.68%) Umbraco
7 13 (4.35%) Confluence
8 10 (3.34%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.34%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.67%) Apache
12 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.33%) JBoss
13 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPEL
13 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.01%) MS Visio
3 10 (3.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.33%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 80 (26.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.36%) GitHub
3 20 (6.69%) Serverless
4 18 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (5.69%) SaaS
6 11 (3.68%) IaaS
6 11 (3.68%) PaaS
7 9 (3.01%) Azure Functions
8 8 (2.68%) BrowserStack
9 7 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.34%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.00%) CloudTest
12 3 (1.00%) Office 365
13 2 (0.67%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.67%) NuGet
14 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.70%) Internet
2 18 (6.02%) DNS
3 10 (3.34%) IMAP
3 10 (3.34%) SMTP
4 8 (2.68%) Firewall
4 8 (2.68%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.01%) Kerberos
5 6 (2.01%) VPN
6 5 (1.67%) SSL
6 5 (1.67%) Wireshark
7 4 (1.34%) HTTP
7 4 (1.34%) PuTTY
7 4 (1.34%) WinSCP
8 3 (1.00%) 3GPP
8 3 (1.00%) 5G
8 3 (1.00%) Bluetooth
8 3 (1.00%) GSM
8 3 (1.00%) UMTS
8 3 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.00%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (47.49%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (7.02%) Oracle Database
3 21 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (3.34%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.01%) Cosmos DB
8 7 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (2.01%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.67%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.67%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.67%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 105 (35.12%) Visual Studio
2 52 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 46 (15.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 37 (12.37%) Selenium
5 29 (9.70%) JIRA
6 19 (6.35%) TeamCity
7 15 (5.02%) SpecFlow
8 13 (4.35%) Jenkins
8 13 (4.35%) Subversion
9 12 (4.01%) Cucumber
10 10 (3.34%) LoadRunner
10 10 (3.34%) NUnit
10 10 (3.34%) WebDriver
11 9 (3.01%) HP UFT
11 9 (3.01%) InstallShield
12 7 (2.34%) MSBuild
12 7 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (2.01%) SoapUI
General
1 49 (16.39%) Finance
2 7 (2.34%) Banking
3 6 (2.01%) Advertising
4 3 (1.00%) Games
4 3 (1.00%) Retail
5 2 (0.67%) Back Office
5 2 (0.67%) Publishing
6 1 (0.33%) Front Office
6 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 176 (58.86%) Developer
2 71 (23.75%) .NET Developer
3 66 (22.07%) C# Developer
4 41 (13.71%) SQL Developer
5 34 (11.37%) C# .NET Developer
6 33 (11.04%) Analyst
7 22 (7.36%) Full Stack Developer
7 22 (7.36%) Test Analyst
8 19 (6.35%) Tester
9 17 (5.69%) ASP.NET Developer
10 16 (5.35%) Web Developer
11 15 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 15 (5.02%) Azure Developer
12 14 (4.68%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (4.35%) Consultant
14 12 (4.01%) SQL Server Developer
15 11 (3.68%) Software Developer
16 10 (3.34%) Business Analyst
16 10 (3.34%) Test Engineer
17 9 (3.01%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (53.85%) .NET
2 77 (25.75%) ASP.NET
3 68 (22.74%) .NET Framework
4 67 (22.41%) jQuery
5 64 (21.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 60 (20.07%) CSS
7 57 (19.06%) HTML
8 50 (16.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 50 (16.72%) Web Services
9 48 (16.05%) XML
10 43 (14.38%) Entity Framework
11 35 (11.71%) WCF
12 32 (10.70%) REST
13 31 (10.37%) AngularJS
13 31 (10.37%) JSON
14 30 (10.03%) LINQ
15 29 (9.70%) HTML5
16 24 (8.03%) CSS3
17 23 (7.69%) Ajax
18 21 (7.02%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (4.01%) User Experience
5 11 (3.68%) Virtual Team
6 9 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 7 (2.34%) PKI
8 4 (1.34%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.34%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.00%) Clustering
9 3 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.00%) W3C
10 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.67%) Smart Home
11 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.33%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.06%) Windows
2 20 (6.69%) Windows Server
3 17 (5.69%) Linux
4 7 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.00%) VxWorks
7 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.67%) Android
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (44.82%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (24.08%) MVC
3 66 (22.07%) Scrum
4 57 (19.06%) TDD
5 54 (18.06%) Test Automation
6 42 (14.05%) DevOps
7 41 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (11.37%) BDD
9 28 (9.36%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (7.69%) Software Delivery
11 21 (7.02%) SDLC
11 21 (7.02%) Test Strategy
12 20 (6.69%) Multithreading
12 20 (6.69%) Web Development
13 18 (6.02%) Deployment Automation
13 18 (6.02%) Kanban
13 18 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
14 17 (5.69%) Migration
14 17 (5.69%) User Stories
15 16 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (59.20%) C#
2 126 (42.14%) SQL
3 96 (32.11%) JavaScript
4 41 (13.71%) T-SQL
5 40 (13.38%) PowerShell
6 21 (7.02%) Java
7 13 (4.35%) C++
8 9 (3.01%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.68%) F#
9 8 (2.68%) Python
9 8 (2.68%) TypeScript
10 6 (2.01%) VB
11 5 (1.67%) C
11 5 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.34%) XAML
13 3 (1.00%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.00%) VBA
13 3 (1.00%) VBScript
14 2 (0.67%) CQL
14 2 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (10.70%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.36%) Degree
4 16 (5.35%) ISTQB
5 12 (4.01%) ISEB
5 12 (4.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.01%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.67%) MCSE
7 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.67%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (1.67%) PMO
3 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (6.35%) Docker
2 7 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.67%) vSphere
4 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (5.02%) Ansible
3 12 (4.01%) Puppet
4 9 (3.01%) HP ALM
5 8 (2.68%) Kubernetes
6 6 (2.01%) Terraform
7 5 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.67%) Foglight
9 2 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.67%) Opsview
9 2 (0.67%) SCOM
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Sentry
10 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.33%) Grafana
10 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 123 (41.14%) Microsoft
2 40 (13.38%) Oracle
3 14 (4.68%) HP
4 11 (3.68%) VMware
5 5 (1.67%) Guidewire
5 5 (1.67%) Trend Micro
6 4 (1.34%) Citrix
6 4 (1.34%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.34%) Software AG
6 4 (1.34%) webMethods
7 3 (1.00%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.00%) Nintex
7 3 (1.00%) SAP
7 3 (1.00%) Telerik
8 2 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.67%) Fiorano
8 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.67%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.33%) Infragistics