Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 2017 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 197 195
Rank change year-on-year +26 -2 -11
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1484 1437 1444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.32% 1.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.49% 8.35% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 981 1002
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £305 £305 £280
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 8
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.18% -16.67%
10th Percentile £30.00 £30.63 £28.15
90th Percentile £47.20 £48.19 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% +1.18% -19.05%

Team Foundation Server is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17478 17204 14935
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.13% 15.86% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11997 11696 9740
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £274
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £365
% change year-on-year +1.27% +8.22% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 276 283
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +12.67% -
10th Percentile £28.83 £26.13 £21.52
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.13 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £38.38
% change year-on-year +1.19% +9.45% +2.33%

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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 2017. 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 +25 1340 £400 - 194
UK excluding London +20 933 £375 - 154
London +37 536 £450 +5.88% 57
South East +6 341 £375 - 48
South West +39 169 £400 +14.29% 23
North of England +4 112 £350 -12.50% 42
Scotland +77 101 £385 +16.67% 15
East of England +25 93 £363 -14.71% 9
Midlands -44 85 £350 - 15
North West -9 51 £363 -9.38% 28
Yorkshire +5 46 £323 -24.12% 13
West Midlands -7 46 £350 - 12
East Midlands -48 39 £338 -10.00% 3
Wales +26 31 £361 -3.67% 2
North East +43 15 £375 +14.50% 1
Northern Ireland -47 4 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 856 (57.68%) .NET
2 736 (49.60%) C#
3 671 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
4 638 (42.99%) SQL Server
5 622 (41.91%) Microsoft
6 612 (41.24%) SQL
7 390 (26.28%) MVC
8 368 (24.80%) JavaScript
9 343 (23.11%) ASP.NET
10 341 (22.98%) Visual Studio
11 317 (21.36%) Windows
12 300 (20.22%) Finance
13 289 (19.47%) CSS
14 286 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
15 282 (19.00%) Scrum
16 276 (18.60%) Git (software)
17 271 (18.26%) TDD
18 267 (17.99%) .NET Framework
19 259 (17.45%) HTML
20 257 (17.32%) Test Automation
21 254 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
22 239 (16.11%) Web Services
23 216 (14.56%) jQuery
23 216 (14.56%) WCF
24 204 (13.75%) PowerShell
25 198 (13.34%) DevOps
26 193 (13.01%) Entity Framework
27 182 (12.26%) XML
28 172 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 165 (11.12%) ASP.NET MVC

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
1 130 (8.76%) IIS
2 124 (8.36%) SharePoint
3 57 (3.84%) CMS
4 49 (3.30%) Confluence
5 34 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 31 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (1.89%) OpenStack
8 23 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 23 (1.55%) Umbraco
9 22 (1.48%) EPiServer
9 22 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (1.15%) Apache Spark
12 16 (1.08%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.94%) nginx
14 13 (0.88%) ColdFusion
15 12 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
16 10 (0.67%) Apache
17 9 (0.61%) Railo
18 8 (0.54%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 27 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.13%) Mingle
8 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.067%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 69 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.81%) Endur
4 11 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.40%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.27%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.13%) Eikon
8 2 (0.13%) Kondor
8 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.13%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.067%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.067%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.067%) Pega PRPC
9 1 (0.067%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 286 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (2.49%) PaaS
4 31 (2.09%) OpenShift
5 29 (1.95%) Office 365
6 25 (1.68%) IaaS
7 23 (1.55%) GitHub
8 22 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.67%) SaaS
10 8 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.47%) Akamai
12 4 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.20%) Boomi
13 3 (0.20%) Datadog
13 3 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
14 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.82%) Internet
2 17 (1.15%) DNS
2 17 (1.15%) PuTTY
2 17 (1.15%) WinSCP
3 12 (0.81%) Firewall
4 9 (0.61%) HTTP
4 9 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.54%) NetScaler
5 8 (0.54%) SAN
5 8 (0.54%) VPN
6 7 (0.47%) LAN
7 6 (0.40%) LDAP
7 6 (0.40%) NAS
8 5 (0.34%) Extranet
8 5 (0.34%) IMAP
8 5 (0.34%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.34%) SMTP
8 5 (0.34%) WAN
9 4 (0.27%) Intranet
9 4 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 638 (42.99%) SQL Server
2 172 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 143 (9.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 111 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
4 111 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 89 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 79 (5.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 75 (5.05%) Relational Database
8 62 (4.18%) Oracle Database
9 51 (3.44%) SQL Server 2016
10 47 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 44 (2.96%) Big Data
12 39 (2.63%) NoSQL
13 38 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
14 37 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 36 (2.43%) Hadoop
16 35 (2.36%) RDBMS
17 33 (2.22%) Power BI
18 31 (2.09%) MySQL
19 29 (1.95%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 341 (22.98%) Visual Studio
2 276 (18.60%) Git (software)
3 153 (10.31%) Jenkins
4 148 (9.97%) JIRA
5 104 (7.01%) TeamCity
6 92 (6.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 92 (6.20%) Selenium
7 70 (4.72%) MSBuild
7 70 (4.72%) SpecFlow
8 68 (4.58%) Subversion
9 67 (4.51%) NUnit
10 63 (4.25%) Maven
11 54 (3.64%) Moq
12 48 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
13 41 (2.76%) Cucumber
14 35 (2.36%) JUnit
15 31 (2.09%) Artifactory
15 31 (2.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 31 (2.09%) MSTest
16 30 (2.02%) Ant
General
1 300 (20.22%) Finance
2 65 (4.38%) Banking
3 35 (2.36%) Back Office
3 35 (2.36%) Retail
4 34 (2.29%) Financial Institution
4 34 (2.29%) Publishing
5 29 (1.95%) Front Office
6 23 (1.55%) Marketing
6 23 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.01%) Legal
8 12 (0.81%) Local Government
9 11 (0.74%) Electronics
9 11 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.67%) Advertising
11 9 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.54%) Law
12 8 (0.54%) Military
13 7 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 815 (54.92%) Developer
2 360 (24.26%) .NET Developer
3 225 (15.16%) C# Developer
4 156 (10.51%) Analyst
5 146 (9.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 146 (9.84%) SQL Developer
6 81 (5.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 77 (5.19%) Test Analyst
8 71 (4.78%) Consultant
9 68 (4.58%) Senior Developer
10 65 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 64 (4.31%) Software Developer
12 62 (4.18%) Tester
13 61 (4.11%) ASP.NET Developer
14 51 (3.44%) Full Stack Developer
15 44 (2.96%) Java Developer
16 41 (2.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 41 (2.76%) SQL Server Developer
17 38 (2.56%) Architect
18 37 (2.49%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 856 (57.68%) .NET
2 343 (23.11%) ASP.NET
3 289 (19.47%) CSS
4 267 (17.99%) .NET Framework
5 259 (17.45%) HTML
6 239 (16.11%) Web Services
7 216 (14.56%) jQuery
7 216 (14.56%) WCF
8 193 (13.01%) Entity Framework
9 182 (12.26%) XML
10 165 (11.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 161 (10.85%) AngularJS
11 161 (10.85%) ASP.NET Web API
12 111 (7.48%) HTML5
13 106 (7.14%) LINQ
14 95 (6.40%) WPF
15 88 (5.93%) REST
15 88 (5.93%) RESTful
16 72 (4.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 70 (4.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (3.23%) Algorithms
4 43 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 41 (2.76%) User Experience
6 39 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 24 (1.62%) Mobile App
8 23 (1.55%) N-Tier
9 22 (1.48%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.28%) W3C
12 17 (1.15%) Clustering
12 17 (1.15%) Credit Risk
13 16 (1.08%) NHS
14 14 (0.94%) Derivative
14 14 (0.94%) Replication
15 13 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (0.88%) Market Risk
16 12 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 317 (21.36%) Windows
2 136 (9.16%) Windows Server
3 117 (7.88%) Linux
4 73 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (2.90%) Unix
6 40 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (1.55%) Solaris
9 20 (1.35%) CentOS
9 20 (1.35%) Ubuntu
10 19 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.88%) Android
11 13 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.40%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.34%) Debian
15 1 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (45.22%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (26.28%) MVC
3 282 (19.00%) Scrum
4 271 (18.26%) TDD
5 257 (17.32%) Test Automation
6 254 (17.12%) Continuous Integration
7 198 (13.34%) DevOps
8 144 (9.70%) BDD
9 142 (9.57%) Unit Testing
10 140 (9.43%) SDLC
11 130 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
12 113 (7.61%) Migration
13 111 (7.48%) Web Development
14 109 (7.35%) Release Management
15 100 (6.74%) Continuous Delivery
16 97 (6.54%) ETL
17 94 (6.33%) CRM
18 76 (5.12%) Software Engineering
19 75 (5.05%) Regression Testing
20 74 (4.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 736 (49.60%) C#
2 612 (41.24%) SQL
3 368 (24.80%) JavaScript
4 204 (13.75%) PowerShell
5 157 (10.58%) Java
5 157 (10.58%) T-SQL
6 60 (4.04%) Python
7 56 (3.77%) TypeScript
8 50 (3.37%) VB.NET
9 43 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 41 (2.76%) XAML
11 29 (1.95%) VB
12 22 (1.48%) F#
13 21 (1.42%) C
13 21 (1.42%) Perl
14 18 (1.21%) C++
15 15 (1.01%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.94%) VB6
17 13 (0.88%) VBA
18 11 (0.74%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 143 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 104 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 82 (5.53%) Degree
4 52 (3.50%) ISEB
4 52 (3.50%) ISTQB
5 29 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (1.15%) MCSE
9 10 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (0.47%) CLAS
12 6 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.34%) CFA
13 5 (0.34%) CISSP
13 5 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.34%) MCTS
14 4 (0.27%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.13%) QA
2 22 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 13 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.61%) WCAG
5 8 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.40%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.40%) MiFID
7 5 (0.34%) AIFMD
7 5 (0.34%) EMIR
7 5 (0.34%) SLA
8 4 (0.27%) PMO
9 2 (0.13%) GAAP
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.067%) GCP
10 1 (0.067%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.067%) WAI
System Software
1 67 (4.51%) Docker
2 41 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.48%) vSphere
4 20 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.81%) Apache Flume
5 12 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.74%) Gluster
6 11 (0.74%) HDFS
7 6 (0.40%) vCloud
8 5 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.27%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.13%) GridGain
10 2 (0.13%) KVM
10 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.13%) XenApp
10 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.067%) LXC
Systems Management
1 54 (3.64%) Puppet
2 52 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (3.03%) Ansible
4 21 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (1.21%) vRealize
6 16 (1.08%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.74%) Ambari
7 11 (0.74%) Control-M
7 11 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
8 9 (0.61%) Terraform
9 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (0.47%) SCOM
11 5 (0.34%) Dollar Universe
11 5 (0.34%) Nagios
12 4 (0.27%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.27%) Salt
13 3 (0.20%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.20%) Graphite
13 3 (0.20%) Rundeck
13 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 622 (41.91%) Microsoft
2 146 (9.84%) Oracle
3 62 (4.18%) HP
4 61 (4.11%) Red Hat
5 42 (2.83%) Sitecore
6 39 (2.63%) Atlassian
7 34 (2.29%) VMware
8 29 (1.95%) SAP
9 26 (1.75%) Telerik
10 20 (1.35%) IBM
10 20 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.28%) Nintex
12 15 (1.01%) Tableau
12 15 (1.01%) Workday
13 14 (0.94%) Splunk
14 13 (0.88%) Serena
15 12 (0.81%) AppDynamics
15 12 (0.81%) OpenLink
16 11 (0.74%) DevExpress
16 11 (0.74%) Infragistics