Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019 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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 128 73
Rank change year-on-year +31 -55 +29
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 146 72 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.28% 1.38% 2.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.96% 8.54% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 55 127
South West median daily rate £430 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +25.93% -10.00%
10th Percentile £314 £311 £213
90th Percentile £598 £515 £456
England median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £47.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -20.55% +19.49%
10th Percentile £37.75 £33.25 £42.72
90th Percentile £43.25 £45.75 £51.04
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% +13.33%

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 1,221 843 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.08% 16.19% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 540 639
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £319 £306 £275
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £495 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +4.21% +9.20% +4.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 21 43
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% -7.06%
10th Percentile £37.13 £37.50 £25.00
90th Percentile £55.63 £56.25 £53.32
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +2.50%

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +16 70 £425 -2.86% 22
Somerset +16 34 £513 +15.17% 1
Wiltshire -30 15 £425 +19.72% 1
Gloucestershire +1 11 £403 - 3
Dorset +9 6 £450 +20.00% 12
Devon -5 1 - - 3
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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 85 (58.22%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (56.16%) C#
3 66 (45.21%) SQL
4 57 (39.04%) SQL Server
5 56 (38.36%) .NET
6 51 (34.93%) Test Automation
7 43 (29.45%) Git (software)
7 43 (29.45%) Microsoft
8 42 (28.77%) Scrum
9 41 (28.08%) Finance
10 34 (23.29%) BDD
10 34 (23.29%) Security Cleared
11 32 (21.92%) JavaScript
12 30 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (19.86%) GIS
13 29 (19.86%) PowerShell
14 27 (18.49%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (17.81%) Continuous Delivery
16 25 (17.12%) Acceptance Criteria
17 23 (15.75%) Continuous Deployment
17 23 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (15.07%) QA
18 22 (15.07%) Dynamics CRM
18 22 (15.07%) Visual Studio
18 22 (15.07%) CRM
19 20 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (13.70%) Manufacturing
19 20 (13.70%) Security Testing
19 20 (13.70%) DV Cleared
19 20 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure

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 9 (6.16%) IIS
2 5 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.37%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.37%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.37%) CMS
3 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.37%) SAS
3 2 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (15.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.42%) IaaS
2 5 (3.42%) PaaS
3 3 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.05%) npm
4 2 (1.37%) GitHub
4 2 (1.37%) Google Play
5 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.37%) SSH
2 1 (0.68%) Extranet
2 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (39.04%) SQL Server
2 29 (19.86%) GIS
3 10 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.11%) MySQL
6 5 (3.42%) Power BI
7 4 (2.74%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.05%) MySQL Workbench
8 3 (2.05%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.05%) SSDT
9 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.37%) OLAP
9 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 43 (29.45%) Git (software)
2 22 (15.07%) Visual Studio
3 18 (12.33%) JIRA
4 12 (8.22%) Selenium
5 11 (7.53%) Cucumber
6 10 (6.85%) Jenkins
7 8 (5.48%) NUnit
8 7 (4.79%) SpecFlow
8 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 6 (4.11%) JUnit
9 6 (4.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (3.42%) JMeter
11 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (2.74%) WebDriver
12 3 (2.05%) LoadRunner
12 3 (2.05%) Redmine
12 3 (2.05%) Robomongo
12 3 (2.05%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.05%) TestComplete
12 3 (2.05%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 41 (28.08%) Finance
2 20 (13.70%) Manufacturing
3 18 (12.33%) Marketing
4 15 (10.27%) Electronics
5 14 (9.59%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.37%) Advertising
6 2 (1.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (38.36%) Developer
2 23 (15.75%) Test Leader
3 18 (12.33%) CRM Developer
3 18 (12.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 15 (10.27%) .NET Developer
5 11 (7.53%) Scrum Master
6 10 (6.85%) DBA
7 9 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.16%) SQL DBA
7 9 (6.16%) Tester
8 8 (5.48%) SQL Developer
9 7 (4.79%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.11%) Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Automation Test Lead
10 6 (4.11%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Developer
10 6 (4.11%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.42%) Software Tester
11 5 (3.42%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (38.36%) .NET
2 14 (9.59%) ASP.NET
2 14 (9.59%) Gherkin
3 12 (8.22%) .NET Framework
3 12 (8.22%) CSS
4 10 (6.85%) SOAP
4 10 (6.85%) Web Services
4 10 (6.85%) XML
5 9 (6.16%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (5.48%) WCF
7 7 (4.79%) HTML
7 7 (4.79%) Node.js
7 7 (4.79%) WPF
8 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.11%) Entity Framework
8 6 (4.11%) jQuery
8 6 (4.11%) Velocity
9 5 (3.42%) HTML5
9 5 (3.42%) React
9 5 (3.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (13.01%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.11%) Fintech
4 6 (4.11%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.05%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.37%) PKI
8 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.33%) Windows
2 12 (8.22%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.74%) Linux
5 3 (2.05%) Android
6 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (58.22%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.93%) Test Automation
3 42 (28.77%) Scrum
4 34 (23.29%) BDD
5 30 (20.55%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (18.49%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (17.81%) Continuous Delivery
8 25 (17.12%) Acceptance Criteria
9 23 (15.75%) Continuous Deployment
10 22 (15.07%) CRM
11 20 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (13.70%) Security Testing
12 16 (10.96%) DevOps
13 15 (10.27%) Sprint Planning
13 15 (10.27%) Sprint Review
13 15 (10.27%) Test Strategy
14 14 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (9.59%) Digital Marketing
14 14 (9.59%) Programme Management
15 13 (8.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 82 (56.16%) C#
2 66 (45.21%) SQL
3 32 (21.92%) JavaScript
4 29 (19.86%) PowerShell
5 19 (13.01%) T-SQL
6 13 (8.90%) Java
7 5 (3.42%) Python
8 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.05%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.37%) ABAP
9 2 (1.37%) C++
9 2 (1.37%) SAPscript
9 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.68%) Dart
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
10 1 (0.68%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.70%) DV Cleared
3 14 (9.59%) Degree
4 11 (7.53%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.16%) ISTQB
6 6 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (1.37%) CISSP
7 2 (1.37%) CLAS
8 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.07%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) GDPR
3 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.79%) Ansible
2 6 (4.11%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.74%) Puppet
4 3 (2.05%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.37%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (29.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.96%) SAP
3 5 (3.42%) Oracle
4 4 (2.74%) ESRI
5 3 (2.05%) Google
6 2 (1.37%) Adobe
6 2 (1.37%) Apple
6 2 (1.37%) HP
6 2 (1.37%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.68%) Cadence
7 1 (0.68%) Minitab