Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 16 November 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 West
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 95 82
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13 +4
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 147 117 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.33% 2.06% 2.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.50% 12.35% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 70 113
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £340 £300 £246
90th Percentile £519 £504 £447
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.91% +10.84%
England median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% -1.16% +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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,176 947 978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.66% 16.71% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 595 664
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £563 £525 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 33 40
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £41.15 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.32% -2.60% +3.05%
10th Percentile £35.86 £32.60 £24.72
90th Percentile £50.08 £57.05 £51.66
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.14%

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in the South West

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in the South West over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Bristol +19 58 £425 +6.25% 16
Somerset +3 50 £425 +6.25% 7
Gloucestershire -3 13 £401 -5.59% 3
Dorset - 6 £400 - 12
Wiltshire -34 5 £399 -2.15% 4
Devon -10 3 - - 1
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 West region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 83 (56.46%) C#
1 83 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (51.70%) SQL
3 71 (48.30%) .NET
4 64 (43.54%) SQL Server
5 55 (37.41%) PowerShell
6 50 (34.01%) Test Automation
7 49 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 42 (28.57%) Git (software)
9 38 (25.85%) Finance
10 36 (24.49%) Scrum
11 30 (20.41%) JavaScript
11 30 (20.41%) T-SQL
12 27 (18.37%) Windows
13 25 (17.01%) .NET Framework
13 25 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 24 (16.33%) Security Cleared
14 24 (16.33%) Visual Studio
14 24 (16.33%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
17 21 (14.29%) CRM
17 21 (14.29%) Windows Server
18 20 (13.61%) ASP.NET
18 20 (13.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 19 (12.93%) BDD
19 19 (12.93%) MVC
20 18 (12.24%) Analytical Skills

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 11 (7.48%) IIS
2 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.36%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.36%) Kentico
3 2 (1.36%) SAS
3 2 (1.36%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (4.76%) IaaS
2 7 (4.76%) PaaS
3 3 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.36%) Google Play
4 2 (1.36%) npm
5 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.36%) DNS
1 2 (1.36%) SSH
2 1 (0.68%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (43.54%) SQL Server
2 24 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (13.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (10.20%) GIS
5 10 (6.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.08%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.40%) MySQL
7 5 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.04%) OLAP
9 3 (2.04%) Power BI
9 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.04%) SSDT
10 2 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.36%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 42 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 24 (16.33%) Visual Studio
3 16 (10.88%) NUnit
3 16 (10.88%) Selenium
4 15 (10.20%) Cucumber
4 15 (10.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (7.48%) JIRA
6 10 (6.80%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 9 (6.12%) JUnit
7 9 (6.12%) SpecFlow
8 7 (4.76%) MSTest
9 5 (3.40%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.40%) JMeter
10 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.36%) Redmine
13 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
General
1 38 (25.85%) Finance
2 16 (10.88%) Manufacturing
2 16 (10.88%) Marketing
3 12 (8.16%) Electronics
4 11 (7.48%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (36.05%) Developer
2 18 (12.24%) .NET Developer
3 17 (11.56%) CRM Developer
3 17 (11.56%) Microsoft Developer
4 15 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 14 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Release Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Test Leader
7 9 (6.12%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.12%) Tester
8 8 (5.44%) Configuration Engineer
8 8 (5.44%) DBA
8 8 (5.44%) Release and Configuration Engineer
8 8 (5.44%) SQL DBA
9 7 (4.76%) Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) Scrum Master
9 7 (4.76%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Automation Test Lead
10 6 (4.08%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (48.30%) .NET
2 25 (17.01%) .NET Framework
3 20 (13.61%) ASP.NET
4 17 (11.56%) CSS
4 17 (11.56%) HTML
5 15 (10.20%) jQuery
6 13 (8.84%) Gherkin
7 12 (8.16%) WCF
8 11 (7.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (6.80%) HTML5
9 10 (6.80%) WPF
10 8 (5.44%) ADO.NET
10 8 (5.44%) Web Services
11 7 (4.76%) Entity Framework
12 6 (4.08%) Node.js
12 6 (4.08%) REST
12 6 (4.08%) XML
13 5 (3.40%) RESTful
13 5 (3.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.88%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (6.12%) Fintech
4 6 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.36%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.37%) Windows
2 21 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.04%) Linux
7 2 (1.36%) Android
7 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.01%) Test Automation
3 36 (24.49%) Scrum
4 25 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (16.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 23 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (14.29%) CRM
8 19 (12.93%) BDD
8 19 (12.93%) MVC
9 16 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (10.88%) DevOps
10 15 (10.20%) Configuration Management
10 15 (10.20%) Test Management
11 14 (9.52%) Load Balancing
12 13 (8.84%) Acceptance Criteria
13 12 (8.16%) Deployment Automation
14 11 (7.48%) Continuous Deployment
14 11 (7.48%) Digital Marketing
14 11 (7.48%) Programme Management
15 10 (6.80%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (56.46%) C#
2 76 (51.70%) SQL
3 55 (37.41%) PowerShell
4 30 (20.41%) JavaScript
4 30 (20.41%) T-SQL
5 8 (5.44%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.40%) Python
7 2 (1.36%) Java
8 1 (0.68%) ABAP
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) C++
8 1 (0.68%) Dart
8 1 (0.68%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 24 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.16%) Degree
3 11 (7.48%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.44%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.08%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.36%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.36%) CISSP
6 2 (1.36%) CLAS
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.68%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) Ansible
1 4 (2.72%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.04%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.36%) Puppet
3 2 (1.36%) SCCM
3 2 (1.36%) SCOM
3 2 (1.36%) WSUS
4 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 49 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.16%) SAP
3 8 (5.44%) Oracle
4 3 (2.04%) Google
4 3 (2.04%) Infragistics
4 3 (2.04%) Telerik
5 2 (1.36%) Apple
5 2 (1.36%) ESRI
5 2 (1.36%) Twitter
5 2 (1.36%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe
6 1 (0.68%) Cadence
6 1 (0.68%) Fiserv
6 1 (0.68%) HP
6 1 (0.68%) Minitab
6 1 (0.68%) RedGate