Period
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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 537 524 313
Rank change year-on-year -13 -211 -53
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 341 233 318
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.35% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.21% 2.00% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 138 216
10th Percentile £358 £307 £325
25th Percentile £400 £362 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +14.71% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £580 £538 £550
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £410
% change year-on-year +9.76% - -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 5
10th Percentile - £15.00 £18.55
25th Percentile - £28.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year - +28.57% -18.60%
75th Percentile - £51.63 £45.00
90th Percentile - £55.00 £52.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -1.10% +42.19% -23.81%

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 15,447 11,665 7,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.36% 17.73% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,816 7,847 5,303
10th Percentile £400 £350 £331
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £590 £588
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 200 101
10th Percentile £36.25 £25.48 £19.84
25th Percentile £40.88 £40.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate £52.59 £48.87 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.88% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65.00 £58.71 £55.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £65.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £47.88 £45.91
% change year-on-year +14.88% +4.28% +2.02%

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Team Foundation Server.

Daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Team Foundation Server over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Team Foundation Server.

Hourly rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Top 16 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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -11 273 £475 +11.76% 73
Work from Home +21 207 £475 +11.76% 41
UK excluding London -1 167 £450 +9.76% 51
London -63 116 £525 - 25
South East +16 59 £444 +18.33% 10
Midlands -28 32 £375 +11.11% 11
South West -8 23 £448 +5.29% 11
Scotland -14 23 £481 +13.24% 2
East Midlands -6 17 £350 +3.70% 3
North of England -53 16 £475 +15.15% 13
West Midlands -26 15 £480 +60.00% 8
Yorkshire -31 11 £450 -6.74%
East of England -29 9 £450 -18.18% 3
Wales -3 5 £475 +35.71% 1
North West -42 3 £506 +22.73% 12
North East -6 2 £523 +90.00% 1

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 181 (53.08%) Agile
2 171 (50.15%) Azure
3 167 (48.97%) C#
3 167 (48.97%) DevOps
4 150 (43.99%) SQL Server
5 147 (43.11%) SQL
6 145 (42.52%) .NET
7 134 (39.30%) Git (software)
8 121 (35.48%) Azure DevOps
9 116 (34.02%) Microsoft
10 101 (29.62%) Visual Studio
11 96 (28.15%) Finance
12 89 (26.10%) Test Automation
13 81 (23.75%) JavaScript
14 74 (21.70%) Problem-Solving
15 73 (21.41%) Microservices
15 73 (21.41%) HTML
16 68 (19.94%) CSS
17 67 (19.65%) ASP.NET
17 67 (19.65%) PowerShell
18 63 (18.48%) Docker
19 62 (18.18%) Scrum
19 62 (18.18%) NUnit
20 61 (17.89%) Selenium
20 61 (17.89%) Kubernetes
20 61 (17.89%) Terraform
21 59 (17.30%) MVC
22 57 (16.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 57 (16.72%) JIRA
23 56 (16.42%) Entity Framework

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 32 (9.38%) IIS
2 11 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.76%) Confluence
3 6 (1.76%) MS Project Server
4 3 (0.88%) CMS
5 2 (0.59%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.29%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.29%) Mule
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 171 (50.15%) Azure
2 121 (35.48%) Azure DevOps
3 37 (10.85%) Pulumi
4 32 (9.38%) Power Platform
5 20 (5.87%) AWS
6 18 (5.28%) Microsoft 365
7 15 (4.40%) Azure Data Factory
8 14 (4.11%) Azure AKS
9 11 (3.23%) Azure Logic Apps
10 9 (2.64%) SaaS
11 8 (2.35%) Datadog
11 8 (2.35%) GitHub
12 7 (2.05%) GCP
12 7 (2.05%) NuGet
13 6 (1.76%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (1.76%) PaaS
13 6 (1.76%) Serverless
13 6 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (1.47%) Azure Monitor
14 5 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.38%) Network Security
2 15 (4.40%) Internet
3 6 (1.76%) VoIP
4 5 (1.47%) DNS
5 4 (1.17%) Firewall
6 3 (0.88%) BGP
6 3 (0.88%) EIGRP
6 3 (0.88%) GLBP
6 3 (0.88%) HSRP
6 3 (0.88%) IPsec
6 3 (0.88%) MPLS
6 3 (0.88%) OSPF
6 3 (0.88%) RIP
6 3 (0.88%) VPN
6 3 (0.88%) VRRP
7 2 (0.59%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.29%) DHCP
8 1 (0.29%) LAN
8 1 (0.29%) SSL
8 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (43.99%) SQL Server
2 57 (16.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (9.38%) Power BI
4 26 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.93%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.93%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.93%) Tableau
8 9 (2.64%) Big Data
8 9 (2.64%) MySQL
8 9 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.76%) Kalido
10 6 (1.76%) MariaDB
10 6 (1.76%) QlikView
11 5 (1.47%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.17%) DTS
12 4 (1.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 134 (39.30%) Git (software)
2 101 (29.62%) Visual Studio
3 62 (18.18%) NUnit
4 61 (17.89%) Selenium
5 57 (16.72%) JIRA
6 43 (12.61%) TeamCity
7 32 (9.38%) Jasmine
8 29 (8.50%) Jenkins
9 25 (7.33%) Visual Studio Team System
10 18 (5.28%) SpecFlow
11 17 (4.99%) Moq
12 12 (3.52%) Bitbucket
13 11 (3.23%) MSTest
13 11 (3.23%) Subversion
14 9 (2.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 8 (2.35%) MSBuild
16 6 (1.76%) Cucumber
16 6 (1.76%) MbUnit
16 6 (1.76%) Mercurial
17 5 (1.47%) WebDriver
General
1 96 (28.15%) Finance
2 49 (14.37%) Social Skills
3 30 (8.80%) Public Sector
4 19 (5.57%) Banking
5 14 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.93%) Organisational Skills
6 10 (2.93%) Retail
7 7 (2.05%) Back Office
8 6 (1.76%) Advertising
8 6 (1.76%) Marketing
9 5 (1.47%) Front Office
9 5 (1.47%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.47%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.17%) Electronics
11 3 (0.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (0.88%) Legal
11 3 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
12 2 (0.59%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 172 (50.44%) Developer
2 58 (17.01%) .NET Developer
3 38 (11.14%) Software Developer
4 31 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 30 (8.80%) Analyst
6 22 (6.45%) C# Developer
7 18 (5.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 18 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (4.69%) Azure Engineer
8 16 (4.69%) Service Desk Manager
8 16 (4.69%) Service Manager
9 15 (4.40%) Project Manager
9 15 (4.40%) SQL Developer
10 13 (3.81%) Backend Developer
10 13 (3.81%) Test Analyst
11 12 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (3.52%) Software Engineer
12 10 (2.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 10 (2.93%) Senior Developer
13 8 (2.35%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (42.52%) .NET
2 73 (21.41%) HTML
3 68 (19.94%) CSS
4 67 (19.65%) ASP.NET
5 56 (16.42%) Entity Framework
6 46 (13.49%) .NET Framework
6 46 (13.49%) RESTful
7 41 (12.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 38 (11.14%) HTML5
9 37 (10.85%) ARM Templates
10 36 (10.56%) OAuth
11 34 (9.97%) .NET Core
12 32 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (9.38%) Web Services
13 29 (8.50%) jQuery
14 20 (5.87%) ASP.NET Core
15 19 (5.57%) AngularJS
16 17 (4.99%) LINQ
16 17 (4.99%) WCF
17 16 (4.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.49%) Virtual Team
2 32 (9.38%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.11%) N-Tier
5 10 (2.93%) Reinsurance
6 9 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.35%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.17%) Clustering
9 4 (1.17%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.17%) Derivative
10 3 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.88%) EPoS
10 3 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.59%) IoT
11 2 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.85%) Windows
2 25 (7.33%) Linux
3 9 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.17%) Unix
5 4 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.59%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Android
8 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.29%) MVS
8 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (53.08%) Agile
2 167 (48.97%) DevOps
3 89 (26.10%) Test Automation
4 74 (21.70%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (21.41%) Microservices
6 62 (18.18%) Scrum
7 59 (17.30%) MVC
8 55 (16.13%) Unit Testing
9 53 (15.54%) SDLC
10 52 (15.25%) Web Development
11 50 (14.66%) CI/CD
12 46 (13.49%) SOA
13 45 (13.20%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (12.32%) SOLID
15 38 (11.14%) Manual Testing
16 37 (10.85%) OWASP
16 37 (10.85%) Project Management
17 35 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
18 33 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 167 (48.97%) C#
2 147 (43.11%) SQL
3 81 (23.75%) JavaScript
4 67 (19.65%) PowerShell
5 40 (11.73%) T-SQL
6 28 (8.21%) PL/SQL
6 28 (8.21%) VB.NET
7 21 (6.16%) Python
8 20 (5.87%) Java
9 15 (4.40%) Bash
10 12 (3.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 10 (2.93%) Ruby
12 9 (2.64%) TypeScript
13 8 (2.35%) C
13 8 (2.35%) Groovy
13 8 (2.35%) Shell Script
14 7 (2.05%) C++
15 5 (1.47%) PHP
15 5 (1.47%) VB
15 5 (1.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 34 (9.97%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.69%) Degree
4 6 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.47%) ISEB
5 5 (1.47%) PMP
6 4 (1.17%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.88%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.88%) MCAD
8 2 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.59%) MCP
8 2 (0.59%) MCSA
8 2 (0.59%) MCSE
8 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.23%) QA
2 6 (1.76%) Accessibility
3 5 (1.47%) EMIR
3 5 (1.47%) MiFID
4 3 (0.88%) PMO
5 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.59%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.59%) JTAG
5 2 (0.59%) WCAG
6 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (18.48%) Docker
2 19 (5.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (2.93%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.17%) LXC
5 4 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.88%) pfSense
6 3 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.59%) Firmware
8 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 61 (17.89%) Kubernetes
1 61 (17.89%) Terraform
2 32 (9.38%) Ansible
3 18 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.40%) Puppet
5 9 (2.64%) HP ALM
6 6 (1.76%) Grafana
6 6 (1.76%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.88%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (0.88%) CloudForms
7 3 (0.88%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.29%) Kibana
9 1 (0.29%) Nagios
9 1 (0.29%) SCOM
9 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 116 (34.02%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.54%) Oracle
3 19 (5.57%) VMware
4 18 (5.28%) Databricks
5 16 (4.69%) Altiris
6 15 (4.40%) Bloomberg
6 15 (4.40%) Reuters
7 13 (3.81%) HP
8 10 (2.93%) Citrix
9 7 (2.05%) SAP
10 6 (1.76%) Cisco
10 6 (1.76%) Google
10 6 (1.76%) Informatica
11 5 (1.47%) IBM
11 5 (1.47%) New Relic
11 5 (1.47%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.47%) Splunk
12 3 (0.88%) GoCardless
12 3 (0.88%) Sonatype