Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 February 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 182 167
Rank change year-on-year -43 -15 +28
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1,195 1,420 1,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.48% 1.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.37% 8.90% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 984 1,089
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £266 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +6.53% +3.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 26
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £35.13 £14.93 £28.75
90th Percentile £97.38 £49.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18,758 15,948 15,676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.47% 16.61% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,146 10,682 10,470
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 278 397
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.00 £22.13 £24.04
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Team Foundation Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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
England -42 1,122 £425 +9.68% 393
UK excluding London -44 698 £388 +6.53% 312
London -31 481 £475 +11.76% 119
South East -18 289 £400 +6.67% 62
North of England +14 124 £350 -2.78% 96
Midlands -61 94 £400 +5.96% 49
South West -55 72 £425 +25.93% 34
Yorkshire +17 64 £375 +17.19% 57
West Midlands -51 59 £400 - 27
East of England 0 57 £388 -3.13% 33
North West -12 49 £350 -6.67% 34
Scotland -47 44 £375 +3.45% 25
East Midlands -15 35 £425 +21.43% 22
Wales +8 21 £420 +122.22% 13
North East +32 11 £355 +18.33% 5

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 677 (56.65%) .NET
2 668 (55.90%) C#
3 557 (46.61%) SQL Server
4 553 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
5 519 (43.43%) SQL
6 442 (36.99%) Microsoft
7 336 (28.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 320 (26.78%) Visual Studio
9 315 (26.36%) Git (software)
10 309 (25.86%) MVC
11 293 (24.52%) Windows
12 292 (24.44%) ASP.NET
13 269 (22.51%) JavaScript
14 246 (20.59%) Test Automation
15 239 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 237 (19.83%) .NET Framework
16 237 (19.83%) Scrum
17 232 (19.41%) Finance
17 232 (19.41%) PowerShell
18 220 (18.41%) DevOps
19 195 (16.32%) TDD
20 191 (15.98%) ASP.NET MVC
21 184 (15.40%) HTML
22 183 (15.31%) Web Services
23 169 (14.14%) T-SQL
24 168 (14.06%) WCF
25 167 (13.97%) CSS
26 152 (12.72%) ASP.NET Web API
27 147 (12.30%) jQuery
27 147 (12.30%) TeamCity

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 96 (8.03%) SharePoint
2 69 (5.77%) IIS
3 45 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
3 45 (3.77%) Confluence
4 33 (2.76%) CMS
5 32 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 28 (2.34%) Apache
6 28 (2.34%) NServiceBus
7 25 (2.09%) OpenStack
8 19 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (1.42%) Apache Spark
10 13 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.09%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.00%) MS Exchange
12 11 (0.92%) Skype for Business
13 10 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.84%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.42%) GIMP
8 4 (0.33%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.33%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.33%) Snagit
9 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.17%) Mingle
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.084%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.084%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 43 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.92%) SimCorp Dimension
4 5 (0.42%) Endur
4 5 (0.42%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.25%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.084%) assyst
7 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.084%) HFM
7 1 (0.084%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 336 (28.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (4.35%) PaaS
4 45 (3.77%) IaaS
5 31 (2.59%) Office 365
6 19 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (1.51%) OpenShift
8 13 (1.09%) GitHub
8 13 (1.09%) npm
9 12 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.59%) SaaS
13 5 (0.42%) Serverless
14 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.17%) BrowserStack
15 1 (0.084%) CloudBees
15 1 (0.084%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.59%) Internet
2 23 (1.92%) DNS
2 23 (1.92%) Firewall
3 20 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.09%) PuTTY
4 13 (1.09%) WinSCP
5 12 (1.00%) Skype
6 10 (0.84%) SMTP
7 7 (0.59%) DHCP
8 6 (0.50%) HTTP
9 5 (0.42%) PPP
9 5 (0.42%) SMS
9 5 (0.42%) SSL
9 5 (0.42%) VLAN
9 5 (0.42%) VPN
10 4 (0.33%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.33%) IMAP
10 4 (0.33%) Intranet
10 4 (0.33%) SDH
10 4 (0.33%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 557 (46.61%) SQL Server
2 110 (9.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 100 (8.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 86 (7.20%) Data Warehouse
4 86 (7.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 80 (6.69%) Relational Database
6 65 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 65 (5.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 48 (4.02%) SQL Server 2016
8 46 (3.85%) Oracle Database
8 46 (3.85%) RDBMS
9 41 (3.43%) SQL Server 2014
10 31 (2.59%) Big Data
11 29 (2.43%) Power BI
12 25 (2.09%) Hadoop
13 23 (1.92%) Apache Hive
14 20 (1.67%) MarkLogic
14 20 (1.67%) MySQL
15 19 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (1.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 320 (26.78%) Visual Studio
2 315 (26.36%) Git (software)
3 147 (12.30%) TeamCity
4 136 (11.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 132 (11.05%) Jenkins
6 127 (10.63%) JIRA
7 119 (9.96%) Selenium
8 105 (8.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 99 (8.28%) NUnit
10 71 (5.94%) MSBuild
11 64 (5.36%) SpecFlow
12 50 (4.18%) Subversion
13 49 (4.10%) MSTest
14 48 (4.02%) Moq
15 39 (3.26%) NuGet
16 37 (3.10%) ReSharper
17 32 (2.68%) WebDriver
18 30 (2.51%) JUnit
18 30 (2.51%) Maven
18 30 (2.51%) SoapUI
General
1 232 (19.41%) Finance
2 78 (6.53%) Banking
3 46 (3.85%) Retail
4 23 (1.92%) Publishing
5 22 (1.84%) Legal
6 15 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.09%) Advertising
7 13 (1.09%) Back Office
7 13 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.00%) Front Office
8 12 (1.00%) Law
9 8 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.67%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.59%) Marketing
11 5 (0.42%) Automotive
12 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.25%) Electronics
13 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 598 (50.04%) Developer
2 273 (22.85%) .NET Developer
3 241 (20.17%) C# Developer
4 162 (13.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 114 (9.54%) DevOps Engineer
6 107 (8.95%) Analyst
7 100 (8.37%) SQL Developer
8 83 (6.95%) Senior Developer
9 74 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 72 (6.03%) Test Analyst
11 71 (5.94%) ASP.NET Developer
12 63 (5.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 62 (5.19%) Azure Engineer
14 56 (4.69%) Tester
15 48 (4.02%) Senior .NET Developer
16 46 (3.85%) Consultant
17 43 (3.60%) Software Developer
18 42 (3.51%) Azure DevOps
19 37 (3.10%) Architect
20 36 (3.01%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 677 (56.65%) .NET
2 292 (24.44%) ASP.NET
3 237 (19.83%) .NET Framework
4 191 (15.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 184 (15.40%) HTML
6 183 (15.31%) Web Services
7 168 (14.06%) WCF
8 167 (13.97%) CSS
9 152 (12.72%) ASP.NET Web API
10 147 (12.30%) jQuery
11 143 (11.97%) XML
12 135 (11.30%) Entity Framework
13 116 (9.71%) AngularJS
14 104 (8.70%) SOAP
15 90 (7.53%) REST
16 89 (7.45%) JSON
17 84 (7.03%) WPF
18 71 (5.94%) HTML5
19 69 (5.77%) KnockoutJS
20 63 (5.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.10%) Client/Server
3 41 (3.43%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (2.93%) User Experience
5 31 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (2.43%) N-Tier
7 27 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 20 (1.67%) Fintech
9 19 (1.59%) Algorithms
9 19 (1.59%) Clustering
9 19 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.42%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 11 (0.92%) Public Cloud
12 11 (0.92%) W3C
13 9 (0.75%) Derivative
14 8 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.59%) Equities
15 7 (0.59%) Fat Client
15 7 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 293 (24.52%) Windows
2 118 (9.87%) Windows Server
3 85 (7.11%) Linux
4 36 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (2.59%) Unix
6 24 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (1.51%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.09%) Android
9 10 (0.84%) CentOS
9 10 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.67%) Solaris
10 8 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.50%) Nucleus RTOS
11 6 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.33%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (46.28%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (25.86%) MVC
3 246 (20.59%) Test Automation
4 239 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 237 (19.83%) Scrum
6 220 (18.41%) DevOps
7 195 (16.32%) TDD
8 117 (9.79%) BDD
9 110 (9.21%) SDLC
10 94 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
11 84 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 80 (6.69%) Unit Testing
13 78 (6.53%) Migration
14 71 (5.94%) Software Engineering
15 64 (5.36%) Microservices
16 63 (5.27%) ETL
17 62 (5.19%) Test Scripting
17 62 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
17 62 (5.19%) Web Development
18 60 (5.02%) OO
Programming Languages
1 668 (55.90%) C#
2 519 (43.43%) SQL
3 269 (22.51%) JavaScript
4 232 (19.41%) PowerShell
5 169 (14.14%) T-SQL
6 118 (9.87%) Java
7 81 (6.78%) VB.NET
8 52 (4.35%) Python
9 38 (3.18%) C++
10 36 (3.01%) TypeScript
11 25 (2.09%) VB
12 22 (1.84%) F#
13 21 (1.76%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.76%) Ruby
14 20 (1.67%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.59%) PHP
16 18 (1.51%) XAML
17 17 (1.42%) C
18 16 (1.34%) Scala
19 15 (1.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 64 (5.36%) Degree
3 52 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (3.26%) ISTQB
6 31 (2.59%) ISEB
6 31 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (1.09%) MCSD
7 13 (1.09%) MCSE
8 10 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (0.84%) MCTS
9 8 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.59%) MCAD
10 7 (0.59%) MCP
11 5 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (0.33%) CISSP
12 4 (0.33%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (8.54%) QA
2 12 (1.00%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.84%) HL7
3 10 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.67%) WCAG
5 7 (0.59%) MiFID
6 6 (0.50%) GCP
7 4 (0.33%) GDPR
7 4 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.33%) RMADS
8 3 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.17%) EMIR
9 2 (0.17%) SLA
10 1 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.084%) GAAP
10 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.084%) PMO
10 1 (0.084%) PSD2
10 1 (0.084%) WAI
System Software
1 67 (5.61%) Docker
2 57 (4.77%) Active Directory
3 37 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (2.43%) vCloud
5 18 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.42%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.42%) vSphere
7 10 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.67%) Brightmail
9 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.50%) Gluster
11 5 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.33%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.25%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.17%) XenApp
15 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
15 1 (0.084%) HDFS
15 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.084%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.084%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
2 56 (4.69%) Ansible
3 38 (3.18%) Puppet
4 30 (2.51%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (1.17%) BladeLogic
6 11 (0.92%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.92%) SCVMM
7 10 (0.84%) Opsview
8 8 (0.67%) Grafana
8 8 (0.67%) Prometheus
8 8 (0.67%) SCCM
9 6 (0.50%) SCOM
10 5 (0.42%) logstash
10 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.42%) WSUS
11 4 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.33%) Kibana
11 4 (0.33%) Nagios
11 4 (0.33%) Terraform
12 3 (0.25%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 442 (36.99%) Microsoft
2 102 (8.54%) Oracle
3 51 (4.27%) HP
4 49 (4.10%) VMware
5 31 (2.59%) Red Hat
6 23 (1.92%) Splunk
7 22 (1.84%) Atlassian
8 20 (1.67%) SAP
9 18 (1.51%) Cloudera
10 17 (1.42%) Telerik
11 14 (1.17%) Sitecore
12 13 (1.09%) RedGate
13 11 (0.92%) Charles River
13 11 (0.92%) SimCorp
13 11 (0.92%) Software AG
13 11 (0.92%) webMethods
13 11 (0.92%) Xamarin
14 10 (0.84%) IBM
14 10 (0.84%) Tableau
15 8 (0.67%) IronPort