Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 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)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 228 226 195
Rank change year-on-year -2 -31 -29
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1,229 1,164 1,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.17% 1.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.75% 6.31% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 887 924
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55% +1.33%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 16
UK median hourly rate £36.23 £43.13 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +0.88% +14.00%
10th Percentile £30.00 £32.25 £14.28
90th Percentile £48.83 £71.63 £48.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.23 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -19.50% +4.65% +14.67%

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 21,387 18,453 15,879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.46% 18.52% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,575 12,941 10,593
UK median daily rate £475 £455 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% +7.06% +4.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £613 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.64% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 233 242
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £43.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +6.10% +2.50%
10th Percentile £32.85 £29.00 £21.54
90th Percentile £54.13 £63.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.14% +10.00% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 January 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
England -9 1,099 £430 +1.18% 499
UK excluding London +13 791 £413 +10.00% 412
London +6 428 £475 - 121
South East -40 218 £425 +13.33% 92
South West +40 160 £425 +3.66% 39
Midlands +51 131 £405 +1.25% 69
North of England -25 113 £375 +5.63% 148
West Midlands +19 87 £413 +3.13% 49
Scotland +10 68 £400 +14.29% 18
Yorkshire -8 67 £350 -6.67% 69
East of England -13 46 £413 +13.79% 30
East Midlands +27 44 £400 +14.29% 20
Wales +6 41 £408 -2.98% 13
North West -26 28 £445 +27.14% 57
North East -1 18 £450 +26.76% 22
Northern Ireland - 14 £320 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 663 (53.95%) C#
2 647 (52.64%) Agile Software Development
3 596 (48.49%) .NET
4 562 (45.73%) SQL
5 559 (45.48%) SQL Server
6 444 (36.13%) Microsoft
7 326 (26.53%) JavaScript
7 326 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 321 (26.12%) Git (software)
9 310 (25.22%) Scrum
10 301 (24.49%) Visual Studio
11 279 (22.70%) Finance
12 263 (21.40%) Test Automation
13 261 (21.24%) DevOps
14 234 (19.04%) Visual Studio Team System
15 222 (18.06%) ASP.NET
16 221 (17.98%) TDD
17 217 (17.66%) MVC
18 215 (17.49%) Continuous Integration
19 207 (16.84%) CSS
20 204 (16.60%) T-SQL
20 204 (16.60%) .NET Framework
21 201 (16.35%) HTML
22 196 (15.95%) PowerShell
23 173 (14.08%) ASP.NET Web API
24 168 (13.67%) Windows
25 166 (13.51%) Web Services
26 156 (12.69%) AngularJS
27 154 (12.53%) BDD
28 150 (12.21%) Jenkins

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 99 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 57 (4.64%) IIS
3 38 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (1.71%) CMS
5 21 (1.71%) Confluence
6 17 (1.38%) NServiceBus
7 12 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.65%) SAS
8 8 (0.65%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.41%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.41%) EPiServer
10 5 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.41%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 36 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.41%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.41%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 81 (6.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.55%) Endur
3 5 (0.41%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.41%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.16%) Eikon
6 2 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.16%) Workfront
7 1 (0.081%) BASE24
7 1 (0.081%) LongView
7 1 (0.081%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.081%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 326 (26.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (3.99%) GitHub
4 47 (3.82%) PaaS
5 44 (3.58%) IaaS
6 42 (3.42%) Office 365
7 36 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
8 31 (2.52%) SaaS
9 25 (2.03%) Azure Data Factory
9 25 (2.03%) OpenShift
10 20 (1.63%) Serverless
11 16 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (1.22%) NuGet
13 12 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.57%) Azure Functions
17 6 (0.49%) npm
17 6 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 5 (0.41%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.52%) Internet
2 18 (1.46%) DNS
3 16 (1.30%) Firewall
3 16 (1.30%) SSL
4 14 (1.14%) HTTP
5 11 (0.90%) Wireshark
6 8 (0.65%) Kerberos
6 8 (0.65%) VPN
7 7 (0.57%) LAN
8 6 (0.49%) Network Security
8 6 (0.49%) RTP
8 6 (0.49%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.41%) VLAN
9 5 (0.41%) VoIP
9 5 (0.41%) WAN
10 4 (0.33%) DHCP
10 4 (0.33%) IGMP
10 4 (0.33%) PBX
10 4 (0.33%) SMTP
10 4 (0.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 559 (45.48%) SQL Server
2 150 (12.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 91 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 79 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 74 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
6 60 (4.88%) Relational Database
7 56 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 46 (3.74%) Power BI
9 41 (3.34%) SQL Server 2016
10 40 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 32 (2.60%) GIS
12 26 (2.12%) NoSQL
13 22 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
13 22 (1.79%) MySQL
14 21 (1.71%) MongoDB
15 20 (1.63%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.55%) Data Lake
17 17 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
18 16 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
19 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 321 (26.12%) Git (software)
2 301 (24.49%) Visual Studio
3 234 (19.04%) Visual Studio Team System
4 150 (12.21%) Jenkins
5 141 (11.47%) JIRA
6 121 (9.85%) Selenium
7 82 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 67 (5.45%) SpecFlow
9 58 (4.72%) NUnit
10 48 (3.91%) Subversion
11 40 (3.25%) Cucumber
12 32 (2.60%) TeamCity
13 27 (2.20%) MSTest
14 26 (2.12%) SoapUI
14 26 (2.12%) WebDriver
15 23 (1.87%) FitNesse
16 22 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 19 (1.55%) MSBuild
17 19 (1.55%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 18 (1.46%) JUnit
General
1 279 (22.70%) Finance
2 39 (3.17%) Banking
3 38 (3.09%) Marketing
4 34 (2.77%) Manufacturing
5 30 (2.44%) Retail
6 26 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.87%) Front Office
8 21 (1.71%) Electronics
9 20 (1.63%) Publishing
10 19 (1.55%) Legal
11 15 (1.22%) Law
12 11 (0.90%) Back Office
13 10 (0.81%) Advertising
14 7 (0.57%) Investment Banking
15 6 (0.49%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.33%) Games
17 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
19 1 (0.081%) Billing
19 1 (0.081%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 664 (54.03%) Developer
2 215 (17.49%) .NET Developer
3 194 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 104 (8.46%) Analyst
5 95 (7.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 93 (7.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 91 (7.40%) SQL Developer
8 74 (6.02%) Tester
9 72 (5.86%) Senior Developer
10 61 (4.96%) Test Analyst
11 42 (3.42%) CRM Developer
11 42 (3.42%) Full Stack Developer
11 42 (3.42%) Software Developer
12 41 (3.34%) Applications Developer
13 37 (3.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 37 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 36 (2.93%) Azure DevOps
14 36 (2.93%) Azure Engineer
15 31 (2.52%) Architect
15 31 (2.52%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 596 (48.49%) .NET
2 222 (18.06%) ASP.NET
3 207 (16.84%) CSS
4 204 (16.60%) .NET Framework
5 201 (16.35%) HTML
6 173 (14.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 166 (13.51%) Web Services
8 156 (12.69%) AngularJS
9 150 (12.21%) jQuery
10 138 (11.23%) XML
11 125 (10.17%) WCF
12 111 (9.03%) JSON
13 109 (8.87%) HTML5
14 101 (8.22%) Entity Framework
15 90 (7.32%) REST
16 86 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 84 (6.83%) WPF
18 78 (6.35%) SOAP
19 71 (5.78%) React
20 68 (5.53%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 106 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 40 (3.25%) User Experience
5 37 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (2.44%) Fintech
7 26 (2.12%) Public Cloud
8 22 (1.79%) Fixed Income
9 17 (1.38%) Derivative
9 17 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.22%) Algorithms
11 13 (1.06%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.06%) Virtual Team
12 12 (0.98%) N-Tier
13 11 (0.90%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.81%) Clustering
14 10 (0.81%) Management Information System
14 10 (0.81%) NHS
15 9 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 168 (13.67%) Windows
2 53 (4.31%) Linux
3 49 (3.99%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.12%) Unix
5 24 (1.95%) Android
6 22 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.81%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.49%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.081%) VMS
13 1 (0.081%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.081%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 647 (52.64%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (25.22%) Scrum
3 263 (21.40%) Test Automation
4 261 (21.24%) DevOps
5 221 (17.98%) TDD
6 217 (17.66%) MVC
7 215 (17.49%) Continuous Integration
8 154 (12.53%) BDD
9 138 (11.23%) OO
10 109 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
10 109 (8.87%) SDLC
11 105 (8.54%) Unit Testing
12 103 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
12 103 (8.38%) Microservices
13 87 (7.08%) Migration
14 86 (7.00%) CRM
15 80 (6.51%) ETL
16 79 (6.43%) Kanban
17 70 (5.70%) Waterfall
18 66 (5.37%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 663 (53.95%) C#
2 562 (45.73%) SQL
3 326 (26.53%) JavaScript
4 204 (16.60%) T-SQL
5 196 (15.95%) PowerShell
6 116 (9.44%) Java
7 76 (6.18%) Python
8 30 (2.44%) PL/SQL
9 24 (1.95%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.79%) C++
10 22 (1.79%) TypeScript
11 19 (1.55%) Ruby
11 19 (1.55%) VB
12 16 (1.30%) XAML
13 14 (1.14%) VBA
14 12 (0.98%) VBScript
15 11 (0.90%) Apple Swift
16 10 (0.81%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.81%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 83 (6.75%) Degree
2 57 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 40 (3.25%) ISTQB
4 30 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 26 (2.12%) ISEB
6 21 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 15 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (1.22%) MCSE
9 13 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
10 11 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.49%) MCSA
12 5 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.24%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.24%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.24%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (8.38%) QA
2 11 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.65%) GDPR
4 6 (0.49%) SLA
5 5 (0.41%) PMO
6 4 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.16%) SEPA
9 1 (0.081%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.081%) RMADS
System Software
1 84 (6.83%) Docker
2 24 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (1.71%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.49%) KVM
5 6 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.33%) vCloud
6 4 (0.33%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.33%) XenApp
7 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.081%) Firmware
7 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.081%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (5.61%) Ansible
2 48 (3.91%) Kubernetes
3 41 (3.34%) Puppet
4 33 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (2.20%) HP ALM
6 21 (1.71%) Terraform
7 13 (1.06%) Salt
8 9 (0.73%) HockeyApp
9 8 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.41%) SCOM
10 5 (0.41%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.24%) Mesos
12 3 (0.24%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.16%) Control-M
13 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.16%) Packer
13 2 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 444 (36.13%) Microsoft
2 69 (5.61%) Oracle
3 35 (2.85%) SAP
4 30 (2.44%) HP
5 28 (2.28%) Atlassian
6 20 (1.63%) Nintex
6 20 (1.63%) Xamarin
7 18 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.30%) Citrix
8 16 (1.30%) Tableau
8 16 (1.30%) Telerik
9 15 (1.22%) Sitecore
10 14 (1.14%) CA
10 14 (1.14%) Charles River
10 14 (1.14%) OpenLink
10 14 (1.14%) Splunk
11 13 (1.06%) Apple
11 13 (1.06%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.98%) Twitter
13 11 (0.90%) AppDynamics