Period
to 21 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 259 225 230
Rank change year-on-year -34 +5 -32
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 704 1,221 1,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.24% 1.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.65% 5.74% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 908 879
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +7.54%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 10
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £36.23 £43.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.93% -16.00% +0.88%
10th Percentile £12.00 £30.00 £32.25
90th Percentile £40.43 £48.83 £71.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £36.23 £45.00
% change year-on-year -48.93% -19.50% +4.65%

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 12,457 21,268 18,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.09% 21.52% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,250 14,500 12,855
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 254 233
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% -0.57% +6.10%
10th Percentile £16.50 £32.65 £29.00
90th Percentile £68.85 £54.63 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £43.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.75% -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 21 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 -31 645 £435 +0.87% 248
UK excluding London -64 367 £400 -3.03% 200
London +44 329 £450 -5.26% 68
South East -25 109 £450 +5.88% 49
North of England +3 67 £365 -2.67% 56
South West -63 61 £427 +0.56% 16
Midlands -23 55 £350 -12.50% 41
Yorkshire +14 37 £388 +10.71% 21
Wales +20 31 £475 +18.75% 11
West Midlands -18 30 £360 -12.73% 22
North West +11 24 £365 -17.98% 31
East Midlands +9 24 £350 -12.50% 19
East of England +7 23 £450 +9.09% 18
Scotland -20 20 £425 +6.25% 6
North East +9 6 £350 -22.22% 4
Northern Ireland -8 1 £250 -21.88% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 381 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (49.01%) .NET
3 340 (48.30%) C#
4 304 (43.18%) Microsoft
5 301 (42.76%) SQL
6 291 (41.34%) SQL Server
7 273 (38.78%) Azure
8 207 (29.40%) DevOps
9 192 (27.27%) Visual Studio
10 185 (26.28%) JavaScript
11 175 (24.86%) Scrum
12 174 (24.72%) Git (software)
13 168 (23.86%) MVC
14 153 (21.73%) Finance
15 149 (21.16%) HTML
16 145 (20.60%) ASP.NET
17 137 (19.46%) CSS
18 131 (18.61%) PowerShell
19 128 (18.18%) Test Automation
20 112 (15.91%) TDD
21 109 (15.48%) Visual Studio Team System
22 102 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC
23 97 (13.78%) T-SQL
24 96 (13.64%) Windows
25 95 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
26 91 (12.93%) .NET Framework
27 90 (12.78%) jQuery
27 90 (12.78%) Security Cleared
27 90 (12.78%) Jenkins
28 87 (12.36%) JIRA

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 49 (6.96%) SharePoint
2 30 (4.26%) IIS
3 20 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (1.85%) Confluence
5 9 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.14%) Apache
7 7 (0.99%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.71%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.43%) JBoss
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.28%) CMS
12 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (4.83%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.28%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.85%) Scribe Insight
3 5 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) FastStats
5 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 273 (38.78%) Azure
2 79 (11.22%) AWS
3 56 (7.95%) GitHub
4 39 (5.54%) PaaS
5 29 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (3.55%) IaaS
7 23 (3.27%) Dynamics 365
7 23 (3.27%) Serverless
8 17 (2.41%) SaaS
9 13 (1.85%) Azure Functions
9 13 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (1.85%) GCP
9 13 (1.85%) Office 365
9 13 (1.85%) Power Platform
10 9 (1.28%) npm
11 7 (0.99%) Azure Stack
11 7 (0.99%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.71%) Yammer
13 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.85%) Firewall
2 12 (1.70%) VPN
3 8 (1.14%) WAN
4 6 (0.85%) Internet
4 6 (0.85%) IPsec
4 6 (0.85%) Junos
5 5 (0.71%) DNS
5 5 (0.71%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.71%) Network Security
6 4 (0.57%) LAN
7 3 (0.43%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.43%) SAN
7 3 (0.43%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.28%) DHCP
8 2 (0.28%) FTP
8 2 (0.28%) Intranet
8 2 (0.28%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.28%) MPLS
8 2 (0.28%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (41.34%) SQL Server
2 85 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 71 (10.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (3.84%) Big Data
6 25 (3.55%) Azure SQL Database
6 25 (3.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 21 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 20 (2.84%) NoSQL
10 19 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (2.13%) Data Lake
12 14 (1.99%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (1.56%) Event Store
13 11 (1.56%) Power BI
14 9 (1.28%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.99%) DTS
16 6 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 192 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 174 (24.72%) Git (software)
3 109 (15.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 90 (12.78%) Jenkins
5 87 (12.36%) JIRA
6 60 (8.52%) Selenium
7 43 (6.11%) Moq
8 37 (5.26%) MSTest
9 35 (4.97%) SoapUI
10 33 (4.69%) SpecFlow
11 27 (3.84%) Bitbucket
12 26 (3.69%) Octopus Deploy
12 26 (3.69%) Postman
13 25 (3.55%) TeamCity
14 22 (3.13%) Subversion
15 21 (2.98%) Cucumber
16 20 (2.84%) WebDriver
17 18 (2.56%) FitNesse
18 16 (2.27%) NUnit
19 15 (2.13%) HP UFT
General
1 153 (21.73%) Finance
2 55 (7.81%) Public Sector
3 34 (4.83%) Banking
4 24 (3.41%) Law
5 23 (3.27%) Marketing
5 23 (3.27%) Retail
6 19 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 17 (2.41%) Back Office
9 13 (1.85%) Electronics
9 13 (1.85%) Financial Institution
10 12 (1.70%) Police
11 8 (1.14%) Front Office
12 3 (0.43%) Local Government
13 2 (0.28%) French Language
13 2 (0.28%) Games
13 2 (0.28%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.14%) Billing
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 355 (50.43%) Developer
2 158 (22.44%) .NET Developer
3 108 (15.34%) C# Developer
4 78 (11.08%) DevOps Engineer
5 67 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 61 (8.66%) Analyst
7 47 (6.68%) Azure Engineer
7 47 (6.68%) SQL Developer
8 42 (5.97%) Software Developer
9 37 (5.26%) Senior Developer
10 35 (4.97%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 32 (4.55%) Tester
11 32 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
12 28 (3.98%) Business Analyst
13 27 (3.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 27 (3.84%) Azure DevOps
14 26 (3.69%) Azure Developer
15 24 (3.41%) Consultant
16 22 (3.13%) Applications Developer
17 21 (2.98%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (49.01%) .NET
2 149 (21.16%) HTML
3 145 (20.60%) ASP.NET
4 137 (19.46%) CSS
5 102 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 91 (12.93%) .NET Framework
7 90 (12.78%) jQuery
8 78 (11.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 77 (10.94%) AngularJS
9 77 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 65 (9.23%) Web Services
11 58 (8.24%) HTML5
12 53 (7.53%) XML
13 50 (7.10%) SOAP
14 49 (6.96%) JSON
14 49 (6.96%) WCF
15 43 (6.11%) .NET Core
16 41 (5.82%) Entity Framework
17 40 (5.68%) CSS3
18 38 (5.40%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.69%) W3C
3 32 (4.55%) Public Cloud
4 27 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (3.84%) User Experience
5 21 (2.98%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.41%) N-Tier
7 16 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.14%) NHS
11 7 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (0.99%) PKI
11 7 (0.99%) Replication
11 7 (0.99%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.85%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.57%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.57%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.43%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 96 (13.64%) Windows
2 54 (7.67%) Linux
3 44 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.28%) Unix
7 8 (1.14%) Android
7 8 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.14%) VMS
8 6 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.57%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.28%) CentOS
10 2 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (54.12%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (29.40%) DevOps
3 175 (24.86%) Scrum
4 168 (23.86%) MVC
5 128 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 112 (15.91%) TDD
7 95 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (10.94%) BDD
9 63 (8.95%) Kanban
10 54 (7.67%) Project Management
11 53 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
12 50 (7.10%) User Stories
13 49 (6.96%) Migration
14 47 (6.68%) Front End Development
15 44 (6.25%) OO
16 42 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (5.68%) SDLC
18 39 (5.54%) Configuration Management
19 38 (5.40%) CRM
20 37 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 340 (48.30%) C#
2 301 (42.76%) SQL
3 185 (26.28%) JavaScript
4 131 (18.61%) PowerShell
5 97 (13.78%) T-SQL
6 53 (7.53%) Java
7 52 (7.39%) VB.NET
8 36 (5.11%) Python
9 14 (1.99%) C
9 14 (1.99%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.99%) XPath
10 13 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.56%) VB
12 9 (1.28%) VBA
12 9 (1.28%) XAML
13 8 (1.14%) R
13 8 (1.14%) VB6
14 6 (0.85%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 66 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 39 (5.54%) Degree
4 35 (4.97%) ISTQB
5 24 (3.41%) ISEB
6 10 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.85%) JNCIA
9 5 (0.71%) SANS
10 4 (0.57%) CBAP
10 4 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.57%) MCTS
11 3 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.43%) MCP
11 3 (0.43%) MCPD
12 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.54%) WCAG
2 34 (4.83%) QA
3 7 (0.99%) GDPR
4 5 (0.71%) NIST
5 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) RosettaNet
7 1 (0.14%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 70 (9.94%) Active Directory
2 48 (6.82%) Docker
3 26 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.85%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 11 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.71%) GridGain
6 5 (0.71%) vSphere
7 3 (0.43%) LXC
7 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (7.95%) Ansible
2 39 (5.54%) Kubernetes
3 30 (4.26%) Terraform
4 27 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (2.98%) Puppet
6 14 (1.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 13 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (1.14%) HP ALM
9 8 (1.14%) SCCM
9 8 (1.14%) SCOM
10 7 (0.99%) MIIS
11 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.57%) WSUS
12 3 (0.43%) Grafana
13 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
13 2 (0.28%) Kibana
13 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 2 (0.28%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 304 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 38 (5.40%) Oracle
3 31 (4.40%) SAP
3 31 (4.40%) VMware
4 21 (2.98%) Cisco
5 20 (2.84%) HP
6 15 (2.13%) MuleSoft
7 14 (1.99%) Google
7 14 (1.99%) Telerik
7 14 (1.99%) TIBCO
8 13 (1.85%) Citrix
8 13 (1.85%) IBM
9 9 (1.28%) Splunk
9 9 (1.28%) Xamarin
10 8 (1.14%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.99%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.85%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.85%) Black Duck
12 6 (0.85%) Juniper