Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 206 165
Rank change year-on-year -31 -41 +47
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1,021 1,319 1,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.31% 1.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.65% 6.62% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 987 1,046
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% -
10th Percentile £334 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £374
% change year-on-year +6.25% +7.10% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 24
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £37.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £59.25 £58.75 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% -1.16% +6.83%

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 18,059 19,910 15,923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.81% 19.76% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,905 13,648 10,805
UK median daily rate £475 £466 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% +9.65% -
10th Percentile £335 £315 £300
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 232 325
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - -
10th Percentile £23.48 £26.50 £25.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £64.88 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +0.06%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -36 941 £450 +5.88% 102
UK excluding London -13 657 £425 +6.25% 67
London -49 352 £525 +16.67% 39
South East -26 223 £425 +6.25% 22
Midlands +21 140 £400 +1.27% 19
North of England +26 130 £381 +4.81% 12
West Midlands -8 76 £403 +0.63% 10
Yorkshire +12 73 £375 +7.07% 5
East Midlands +37 64 £400 +4.92% 9
South West -62 54 £475 +18.75% 6
East of England +4 40 £500 +37.93% 4
Wales +16 36 £478 +8.40% 1
North West +16 36 £400 +6.67% 5
Scotland -26 29 £380 -5.00%
North East +47 21 £350 +8.36% 2
Northern Ireland +13 8 - - 3

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 564 (55.24%) C#
2 547 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 501 (49.07%) .NET
4 424 (41.53%) SQL
5 410 (40.16%) SQL Server
6 360 (35.26%) Microsoft
7 311 (30.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 296 (28.99%) Git (software)
9 289 (28.31%) Visual Studio
10 279 (27.33%) DevOps
11 261 (25.56%) JavaScript
12 218 (21.35%) Scrum
13 188 (18.41%) HTML
14 187 (18.32%) CSS
15 181 (17.73%) PowerShell
16 180 (17.63%) Test Automation
17 163 (15.96%) Web Services
18 159 (15.57%) AngularJS
19 156 (15.28%) MVC
20 155 (15.18%) Finance
21 154 (15.08%) Jenkins
22 153 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
23 152 (14.89%) Visual Studio Team System
24 149 (14.59%) .NET Framework
25 148 (14.50%) TDD
26 147 (14.40%) ASP.NET
27 136 (13.32%) Windows
28 126 (12.34%) WCF
29 124 (12.14%) JSON
30 122 (11.95%) SQL Server Integration Services

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
1 109 (10.68%) SharePoint
2 63 (6.17%) IIS
3 43 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 33 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (1.47%) Confluence
7 14 (1.37%) CMS
8 13 (1.27%) Mule
8 13 (1.27%) NServiceBus
8 13 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.59%) MS Project Server
10 6 (0.59%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.49%) CICS
11 5 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.39%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.39%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.098%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.098%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.098%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.098%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 60 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.27%) Endur
3 8 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.39%) Revive Adserver
5 3 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.20%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.098%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.098%) Global One
7 1 (0.098%) Magento
7 1 (0.098%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.098%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 311 (30.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (7.15%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (5.68%) PaaS
4 49 (4.80%) GitHub
5 47 (4.60%) IaaS
6 45 (4.41%) Office 365
7 35 (3.43%) Power Platform
8 31 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
9 28 (2.74%) SaaS
10 25 (2.45%) OpenShift
11 21 (2.06%) Azure Data Factory
12 12 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (1.18%) Serverless
13 11 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.88%) Yammer
15 8 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.78%) NuGet
16 7 (0.69%) Amazon ECS
16 7 (0.69%) Force.com
17 6 (0.59%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.55%) Internet
2 15 (1.47%) Firewall
3 11 (1.08%) WAN
4 8 (0.78%) DNS
4 8 (0.78%) IPsec
4 8 (0.78%) Junos
4 8 (0.78%) VPN
5 6 (0.59%) HTTP
5 6 (0.59%) LAN
6 5 (0.49%) DSL
6 5 (0.49%) SSL
7 4 (0.39%) VoIP
8 3 (0.29%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.29%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.20%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.20%) Network Security
9 2 (0.20%) Skype
10 1 (0.098%) 2G
10 1 (0.098%) VLAN
10 1 (0.098%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (40.16%) SQL Server
2 122 (11.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 75 (7.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (6.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 60 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 45 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 34 (3.33%) Power BI
8 33 (3.23%) MongoDB
8 33 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 32 (3.13%) NoSQL
10 30 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
10 30 (2.94%) Relational Database
11 26 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (2.45%) MySQL
13 21 (2.06%) Oracle Database
14 19 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
15 15 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
16 14 (1.37%) Data Lake
16 14 (1.37%) SQLite
17 13 (1.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 296 (28.99%) Git (software)
2 289 (28.31%) Visual Studio
3 154 (15.08%) Jenkins
4 152 (14.89%) Visual Studio Team System
5 89 (8.72%) JIRA
6 87 (8.52%) Selenium
7 66 (6.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 59 (5.78%) SpecFlow
9 56 (5.48%) TeamCity
10 39 (3.82%) Subversion
11 29 (2.84%) Cucumber
12 28 (2.74%) SoapUI
13 27 (2.64%) NUnit
14 23 (2.25%) WebDriver
15 20 (1.96%) Bitbucket
16 17 (1.67%) MSBuild
17 16 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 15 (1.47%) Visual Studio Coded UI
19 14 (1.37%) Fiddler
20 13 (1.27%) FitNesse
General
1 155 (15.18%) Finance
2 44 (4.31%) Front Office
3 27 (2.64%) Retail
4 24 (2.35%) Banking
5 17 (1.67%) Back Office
6 14 (1.37%) Marketing
6 14 (1.37%) Publishing
7 13 (1.27%) Legal
8 11 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.98%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.78%) Law
12 7 (0.69%) Electronics
13 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.49%) French Language
14 5 (0.49%) Local Government
15 4 (0.39%) German Language
15 4 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.098%) Games
Job Titles
1 527 (51.62%) Developer
2 178 (17.43%) .NET Developer
3 167 (16.36%) C# Developer
4 109 (10.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 92 (9.01%) Analyst
6 86 (8.42%) C# .NET Developer
7 78 (7.64%) Senior Developer
8 66 (6.46%) Tester
9 65 (6.37%) Azure Engineer
10 63 (6.17%) SQL Developer
11 62 (6.07%) Azure DevOps
12 53 (5.19%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 48 (4.70%) Test Analyst
14 44 (4.31%) Angular Developer
15 42 (4.11%) WPF Developer
16 41 (4.02%) Software Developer
17 40 (3.92%) C# WPF Developer
18 39 (3.82%) Full Stack Developer
19 30 (2.94%) Senior .NET Developer
20 28 (2.74%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (49.07%) .NET
2 188 (18.41%) HTML
3 187 (18.32%) CSS
4 163 (15.96%) Web Services
5 159 (15.57%) AngularJS
6 149 (14.59%) .NET Framework
7 147 (14.40%) ASP.NET
8 126 (12.34%) WCF
9 124 (12.14%) JSON
10 108 (10.58%) REST
11 106 (10.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 103 (10.09%) jQuery
13 97 (9.50%) WPF
14 94 (9.21%) XML
15 84 (8.23%) .NET Core
15 84 (8.23%) HTML5
16 79 (7.74%) Entity Framework
17 78 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
18 50 (4.90%) SOAP
19 47 (4.60%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 70 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.11%) User Experience
4 41 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 40 (3.92%) Derivative
6 34 (3.33%) Hedge funds
7 32 (3.13%) Fixed Income
8 31 (3.04%) OTC Derivatives
9 24 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.47%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.88%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.78%) Clustering
14 8 (0.78%) PKI
15 7 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (0.69%) Robotics
16 6 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
16 6 (0.59%) EPoS
16 6 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 136 (13.32%) Windows
2 45 (4.41%) Linux
3 25 (2.45%) Windows Server
4 24 (2.35%) Android
5 14 (1.37%) Unix
6 12 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Mesosphere
12 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.098%) CentOS
13 1 (0.098%) Debian
13 1 (0.098%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (27.33%) DevOps
3 218 (21.35%) Scrum
4 180 (17.63%) Test Automation
5 156 (15.28%) MVC
6 153 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (14.50%) TDD
8 117 (11.46%) Unit Testing
9 85 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 85 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
10 77 (7.54%) BDD
11 75 (7.35%) CRM
12 72 (7.05%) Microservices
12 72 (7.05%) SOLID
13 71 (6.95%) Migration
14 70 (6.86%) Dependency Injection
15 69 (6.76%) Web Development
16 67 (6.56%) SDLC
17 63 (6.17%) Software Engineering
18 61 (5.97%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 564 (55.24%) C#
2 424 (41.53%) SQL
3 261 (25.56%) JavaScript
4 181 (17.73%) PowerShell
5 107 (10.48%) Java
5 107 (10.48%) T-SQL
6 77 (7.54%) Python
7 52 (5.09%) TypeScript
8 48 (4.70%) PL/SQL
9 23 (2.25%) C++
10 22 (2.15%) VB
11 21 (2.06%) VB.NET
12 12 (1.18%) XAML
13 11 (1.08%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.08%) Ruby
13 11 (1.08%) VB6
13 11 (1.08%) VBA
14 9 (0.88%) ES6
15 8 (0.78%) C
16 6 (0.59%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 68 (6.66%) Security Cleared
2 52 (5.09%) ISTQB
3 50 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 44 (4.31%) Degree
5 33 (3.23%) ISEB
6 22 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.78%) JNCIA
11 7 (0.69%) CCNA
11 7 (0.69%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.69%) MCSE
12 6 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.49%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.29%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.29%) Master's Degree
15 2 (0.20%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (0.20%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.27%) QA
2 10 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.88%) WCAG
4 6 (0.59%) GDPR
5 5 (0.49%) SLA
6 4 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.39%) ISO 15022
6 4 (0.39%) ISO 20022
6 4 (0.39%) PMO
7 2 (0.20%) Dublin Core
7 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.098%) RMADS
System Software
1 79 (7.74%) Docker
2 34 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.59%) vCloud
4 6 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.49%) XenApp
6 2 (0.20%) KVM
7 1 (0.098%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.098%) Firmware
7 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.098%) vSphere
7 1 (0.098%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 59 (5.78%) Ansible
2 47 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (4.11%) Kubernetes
4 38 (3.72%) HP ALM
5 35 (3.43%) Puppet
6 23 (2.25%) Terraform
7 12 (1.18%) SCCM
8 9 (0.88%) Nessus
8 9 (0.88%) Nmap
8 9 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
8 9 (0.88%) WSUS
9 8 (0.78%) Control-M
10 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.59%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.49%) Salt
13 4 (0.39%) Kibana
13 4 (0.39%) Marathon
14 3 (0.29%) Prometheus
14 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 360 (35.26%) Microsoft
2 84 (8.23%) Oracle
3 54 (5.29%) Telerik
4 50 (4.90%) HP
5 27 (2.64%) Cisco
5 27 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (2.45%) Red Hat
6 25 (2.45%) SAP
7 20 (1.96%) ServiceNow
8 19 (1.86%) BMC
9 17 (1.67%) Splunk
9 17 (1.67%) Xamarin
10 16 (1.57%) Citrix
10 16 (1.57%) Tableau
11 15 (1.47%) IBM
11 15 (1.47%) Juniper
12 13 (1.27%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.27%) OpenLink
12 13 (1.27%) Sitecore
13 12 (1.18%) VMware