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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 92 111
Rank change year-on-year +26 +19  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 77 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.83% 1.70% 1.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.59% 12.11% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 23
Median daily rate £385 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £450 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% -  

Team Foundation Server is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 464 421 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.08% 14.07% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 286 298
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 28
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.45 £37.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +13.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.55 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £43.00 £44.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Team Foundation Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +16 33 £389 -9.85% 1
Wiltshire 0 16 £400 +24.03% 1
Gloucestershire +10 8 £328 -2.96% 1
Bristol -3 7 £355 +9.15% 6
Devon -4 2 £325 -10.34% 3
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 104 (60.12%) .NET
2 99 (57.23%) C#
3 95 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (38.73%) JavaScript
5 63 (36.42%) Test Automation
6 59 (34.10%) Microsoft
7 57 (32.95%) Security Cleared
8 56 (32.37%) SQL
9 53 (30.64%) SQL Server
10 52 (30.06%) HTML
10 52 (30.06%) CSS
11 48 (27.75%) SC Cleared
12 46 (26.59%) Scrum
13 45 (26.01%) Windows
14 44 (25.43%) Visual Studio
14 44 (25.43%) jQuery
15 42 (24.28%) ASP.NET
16 41 (23.70%) BDD
17 35 (20.23%) MVC
18 31 (17.92%) Jenkins
19 30 (17.34%) Java
20 29 (16.76%) CMS
20 29 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
21 28 (16.18%) IIS
22 27 (15.61%) Content Management
22 27 (15.61%) DevOps
23 25 (14.45%) Finance
24 24 (13.87%) Ajax
24 24 (13.87%) .NET Framework
24 24 (13.87%) SQL Server 2012

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 29 (16.76%) CMS
2 28 (16.18%) IIS
3 17 (9.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (6.94%) ColdFusion
5 11 (6.36%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.62%) Railo
7 7 (4.05%) nginx
8 6 (3.47%) ArcGIS
9 4 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (2.31%) NServiceBus
9 4 (2.31%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.73%) Sitefinity
11 2 (1.16%) GeoServer
11 2 (1.16%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.62%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.58%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.16%) Office 365
3 2 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.78%) PuTTY
1 10 (5.78%) WinSCP
2 8 (4.62%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) LDAP
3 1 (0.58%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (30.64%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (11.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (10.40%) Hadoop
5 14 (8.09%) Oracle Database
5 14 (8.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (8.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (6.94%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (5.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (4.62%) Big Data
10 7 (4.05%) Apache Hive
10 7 (4.05%) GIS
11 6 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (2.31%) MS Access
12 4 (2.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (1.16%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 44 (25.43%) Visual Studio
2 31 (17.92%) Jenkins
3 24 (13.87%) SpecFlow
4 22 (12.72%) Git (software)
5 21 (12.14%) Selenium
6 18 (10.40%) HP UFT
7 15 (8.67%) TeamCity
8 14 (8.09%) Oracle APEX
9 12 (6.94%) Eclipse
9 12 (6.94%) Hudson
10 9 (5.20%) JIRA
11 8 (4.62%) Ant
11 8 (4.62%) SoapUI
11 8 (4.62%) TestNG
11 8 (4.62%) Toad
12 7 (4.05%) Maven
12 7 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (3.47%) Cucumber
13 6 (3.47%) LoadRunner
14 4 (2.31%) Sahi
General
1 25 (14.45%) Finance
2 5 (2.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.31%) Electronics
3 4 (2.31%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.31%) Marketing
4 2 (1.16%) Advertising
5 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 94 (54.34%) Developer
2 42 (24.28%) .NET Developer
3 24 (13.87%) C# Developer
4 20 (11.56%) Analyst
5 17 (9.83%) Consultant
5 17 (9.83%) Sitecore Developer
6 14 (8.09%) Test Analyst
7 13 (7.51%) SQL Developer
8 11 (6.36%) Tester
9 10 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (5.20%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (5.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (4.62%) Test Engineer
12 7 (4.05%) Automation Tester
12 7 (4.05%) Security Consultant
12 7 (4.05%) Test Consultant
13 6 (3.47%) Developer in Test
13 6 (3.47%) PowerShell Engineer
13 6 (3.47%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (60.12%) .NET
2 52 (30.06%) CSS
2 52 (30.06%) HTML
3 44 (25.43%) jQuery
4 42 (24.28%) ASP.NET
5 24 (13.87%) .NET Framework
5 24 (13.87%) Ajax
5 24 (13.87%) HTML5
6 21 (12.14%) Web Services
7 19 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (10.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 17 (9.83%) Sass
9 17 (9.83%) WCF
10 13 (7.51%) WPF
10 13 (7.51%) XSLT
11 12 (6.94%) AngularJS
11 12 (6.94%) Entity Framework
11 12 (6.94%) XML
12 10 (5.78%) Gherkin
13 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.25%) User Experience
2 15 (8.67%) W3C
3 12 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.31%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) RIA
8 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.58%) Clustering
8 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.01%) Windows
2 22 (12.72%) Windows Server
3 21 (12.14%) Linux
4 14 (8.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.05%) CentOS
6 7 (4.05%) Unix
7 4 (2.31%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.58%) Android
8 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (54.91%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (36.42%) Test Automation
3 46 (26.59%) Scrum
4 41 (23.70%) BDD
5 35 (20.23%) MVC
6 29 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (15.61%) Content Management
7 27 (15.61%) DevOps
8 22 (12.72%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (11.56%) Web Development
10 18 (10.40%) Continuous Deployment
11 16 (9.25%) TDD
12 15 (8.67%) Regression Testing
13 12 (6.94%) Release Management
13 12 (6.94%) Unit Testing
13 12 (6.94%) Web Design
14 11 (6.36%) Exploratory Testing
14 11 (6.36%) Integration Testing
15 10 (5.78%) Defect Tracking
15 10 (5.78%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (57.23%) C#
2 67 (38.73%) JavaScript
3 56 (32.37%) SQL
4 30 (17.34%) Java
5 14 (8.09%) F#
5 14 (8.09%) T-SQL
6 13 (7.51%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.62%) ActionScript
7 8 (4.62%) VBScript
8 7 (4.05%) Dart
9 6 (3.47%) VB
10 5 (2.89%) PHP
10 5 (2.89%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.31%) Ruby
12 3 (1.73%) C++
12 3 (1.73%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.16%) VB6
14 1 (0.58%) Python
14 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 57 (32.95%) Security Cleared
2 48 (27.75%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.09%) ISEB
4 7 (4.05%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (4.05%) CLAS
4 7 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.47%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (2.89%) CISSP
6 5 (2.89%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.31%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.73%) Degree
9 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.58%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.67%) QA
2 6 (3.47%) JSP 440
3 5 (2.89%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (5.78%) vSphere
2 8 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (4.05%) Docker
4 4 (2.31%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (6.94%) vRealize
2 7 (4.05%) Ansible
Vendors
1 59 (34.10%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.72%) Oracle
3 21 (12.14%) Red Hat
4 17 (9.83%) Sitecore
5 15 (8.67%) Apple
6 14 (8.09%) HP
6 14 (8.09%) VMware
7 6 (3.47%) Cloudera
7 6 (3.47%) ESRI
8 4 (2.31%) SAP
9 3 (1.73%) Telerik
9 3 (1.73%) Twitter
10 2 (1.16%) IFS
10 2 (1.16%) RedGate
11 1 (0.58%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.58%) Kofax
11 1 (0.58%) Sencha
11 1 (0.58%) Sourcefire
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