Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 190 158
Rank change year-on-year -23 -32 +41
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1271 1427 1805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.38% 1.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.59% 8.35% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 994 1227
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 23
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £30.25 £29.37 £28.75
90th Percentile £47.35 £48.38 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.74% +7.50% +5.26%

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 19284 17097 16477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 16.59% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13462 11447 10983
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £304 £278
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 247 359
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £22.11 £22.80
90th Percentile £63.75 £54.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +8.11%

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 14 December 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 14 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Top 15 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 14 December 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 1183 £425 +6.25% 175
UK excluding London -20 772 £375 - 125
London -16 479 £475 +11.76% 62
South East -7 330 £375 -0.66% 24
North of England +19 120 £353 -6.00% 36
South West -37 91 £408 +19.41% 19
East of England +24 83 £363 -19.44% 9
Midlands -68 76 £375 -1.32% 24
North West -13 59 £350 -6.67% 18
Scotland -6 58 £383 -5.85% 6
Yorkshire +24 50 £375 - 16
West Midlands -38 48 £375 -5.18% 17
East Midlands -29 28 £336 -8.50% 6
Wales +25 21 £420 +40.00% 7
North East +48 11 £358 +5.93% 2

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 679 (53.42%) .NET
2 636 (50.04%) C#
3 587 (46.18%) SQL Server
4 541 (42.56%) SQL
5 527 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
6 514 (40.44%) Microsoft
7 325 (25.57%) MVC
8 324 (25.49%) Visual Studio
9 312 (24.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 302 (23.76%) Windows
11 299 (23.52%) ASP.NET
12 298 (23.45%) Git (software)
13 293 (23.05%) JavaScript
14 270 (21.24%) Finance
15 238 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
16 224 (17.62%) .NET Framework
17 216 (16.99%) Scrum
18 214 (16.84%) PowerShell
19 212 (16.68%) HTML
20 210 (16.52%) Test Automation
21 209 (16.44%) CSS
22 197 (15.50%) TDD
23 195 (15.34%) DevOps
24 191 (15.03%) WCF
25 190 (14.95%) ASP.NET MVC
26 185 (14.56%) ASP.NET Web API
27 175 (13.77%) T-SQL
28 170 (13.38%) Web Services
29 155 (12.20%) jQuery
30 154 (12.12%) XML

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
1 117 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 68 (5.35%) IIS
3 50 (3.93%) Confluence
4 44 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 42 (3.30%) OpenStack
6 41 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
7 33 (2.60%) CMS
8 28 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (1.34%) Apache Spark
10 16 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
11 14 (1.10%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.10%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.94%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.87%) Skype for Business
13 11 (0.87%) Umbraco
14 10 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 34 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.31%) GIMP
5 4 (0.31%) Mingle
5 4 (0.31%) RoboHelp
5 4 (0.31%) Snagit
6 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.079%) InDesign
7 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 52 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.94%) SimCorp Dimension
4 11 (0.87%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.71%) Endur
6 7 (0.55%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.31%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.24%) Eikon
9 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 312 (24.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (3.70%) PaaS
4 44 (3.46%) IaaS
5 35 (2.75%) OpenShift
6 34 (2.68%) Office 365
7 25 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (1.57%) GitHub
9 14 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.87%) npm
11 8 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.55%) SaaS
13 5 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.24%) Boomi
15 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.16%) Azure Machine Learning
16 1 (0.079%) CloudBees
16 1 (0.079%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.44%) Internet
2 28 (2.20%) DNS
3 18 (1.42%) Firewall
4 14 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.02%) PuTTY
5 13 (1.02%) WinSCP
6 12 (0.94%) Skype
7 9 (0.71%) NetScaler
8 7 (0.55%) DHCP
8 7 (0.55%) Intranet
8 7 (0.55%) SAN
8 7 (0.55%) SMTP
9 6 (0.47%) IMAP
9 6 (0.47%) LDAP
10 5 (0.39%) PPP
10 5 (0.39%) SSL
11 4 (0.31%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.31%) LAN
11 4 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 587 (46.18%) SQL Server
2 136 (10.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 121 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 92 (7.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 86 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
6 76 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 73 (5.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (4.96%) Relational Database
9 61 (4.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 39 (3.07%) SQL Server 2014
11 35 (2.75%) Oracle Database
11 35 (2.75%) Power BI
12 29 (2.28%) MarkLogic
13 27 (2.12%) Big Data
14 26 (2.05%) RDBMS
15 23 (1.81%) Hadoop
15 23 (1.81%) MySQL
16 22 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
17 20 (1.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 20 (1.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 324 (25.49%) Visual Studio
2 298 (23.45%) Git (software)
3 131 (10.31%) Octopus Deploy
4 129 (10.15%) TeamCity
5 122 (9.60%) Jenkins
6 121 (9.52%) JIRA
7 96 (7.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 87 (6.85%) Selenium
9 80 (6.29%) NUnit
10 71 (5.59%) MSBuild
10 71 (5.59%) SpecFlow
11 56 (4.41%) Subversion
12 52 (4.09%) Moq
13 50 (3.93%) NuGet
14 48 (3.78%) MSTest
15 41 (3.23%) JUnit
16 39 (3.07%) Artifactory
17 38 (2.99%) Cucumber
18 37 (2.91%) Maven
19 34 (2.68%) Ant
General
1 270 (21.24%) Finance
2 86 (6.77%) Banking
3 35 (2.75%) Publishing
4 33 (2.60%) Back Office
5 32 (2.52%) Retail
6 25 (1.97%) Legal
7 21 (1.65%) Front Office
8 19 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.02%) Law
10 13 (1.02%) Local Government
10 13 (1.02%) Marketing
11 12 (0.94%) Advertising
11 12 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.71%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.63%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.63%) Military
14 7 (0.55%) Electronics
15 6 (0.47%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 658 (51.77%) Developer
2 288 (22.66%) .NET Developer
3 245 (19.28%) C# Developer
4 162 (12.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 124 (9.76%) Analyst
6 122 (9.60%) SQL Developer
7 99 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 97 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 84 (6.61%) Senior Developer
10 70 (5.51%) Test Analyst
11 58 (4.56%) Consultant
12 57 (4.48%) Azure Engineer
13 56 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
13 56 (4.41%) Tester
14 52 (4.09%) Senior .NET Developer
14 52 (4.09%) SSIS Developer
15 51 (4.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 47 (3.70%) Software Developer
17 39 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
17 39 (3.07%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 679 (53.42%) .NET
2 299 (23.52%) ASP.NET
3 224 (17.62%) .NET Framework
4 212 (16.68%) HTML
5 209 (16.44%) CSS
6 191 (15.03%) WCF
7 190 (14.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 185 (14.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 170 (13.38%) Web Services
10 155 (12.20%) jQuery
11 154 (12.12%) XML
12 148 (11.64%) Entity Framework
13 139 (10.94%) AngularJS
14 88 (6.92%) REST
15 77 (6.06%) WPF
16 76 (5.98%) HTML5
16 76 (5.98%) JSON
16 76 (5.98%) SOAP
17 63 (4.96%) RESTful
18 61 (4.80%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
3 36 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
4 32 (2.52%) N-Tier
5 30 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.20%) Client/Server
7 28 (2.20%) User Experience
8 24 (1.89%) Fintech
9 21 (1.65%) Algorithms
10 19 (1.49%) Fixed Income
11 18 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.18%) Clustering
13 13 (1.02%) Derivative
13 13 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.02%) W3C
14 11 (0.87%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.79%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.55%) Equities
17 6 (0.47%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 302 (23.76%) Windows
2 122 (9.60%) Windows Server
3 95 (7.47%) Linux
4 44 (3.46%) Unix
5 34 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.65%) Solaris
7 20 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (1.26%) Ubuntu
9 15 (1.18%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.94%) Android
11 11 (0.87%) Windows 7
12 10 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.24%) CentOS
13 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.24%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (25.57%) MVC
3 238 (18.73%) Continuous Integration
4 216 (16.99%) Scrum
5 210 (16.52%) Test Automation
6 197 (15.50%) TDD
7 195 (15.34%) DevOps
8 142 (11.17%) SDLC
9 115 (9.05%) BDD
10 113 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
11 97 (7.63%) Continuous Delivery
12 86 (6.77%) Migration
13 83 (6.53%) Web Development
14 80 (6.29%) ETL
15 79 (6.22%) Unit Testing
16 72 (5.66%) CRM
17 71 (5.59%) Release Management
18 70 (5.51%) User Acceptance Testing
19 66 (5.19%) SOLID
20 58 (4.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 636 (50.04%) C#
2 541 (42.56%) SQL
3 293 (23.05%) JavaScript
4 214 (16.84%) PowerShell
5 175 (13.77%) T-SQL
6 130 (10.23%) Java
7 64 (5.04%) VB.NET
8 63 (4.96%) Python
9 52 (4.09%) TypeScript
10 28 (2.20%) PL/SQL
11 26 (2.05%) F#
12 22 (1.73%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.65%) VBA
14 19 (1.49%) VB
15 18 (1.42%) XQuery
16 17 (1.34%) C++
16 17 (1.34%) Ruby
17 16 (1.26%) PHP
17 16 (1.26%) VB6
18 12 (0.94%) XAML
Qualifications
1 95 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 80 (6.29%) Degree
3 70 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 48 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (3.46%) ISEB
6 37 (2.91%) ISTQB
7 26 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (1.89%) MCSE
9 17 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.63%) MCSD
12 5 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.39%) MCP
13 4 (0.31%) HND
14 3 (0.24%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.16%) MCAD
15 2 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (7.95%) QA
2 18 (1.42%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.94%) MiFID
4 10 (0.79%) HL7
5 9 (0.71%) WCAG
6 7 (0.55%) EMIR
7 5 (0.39%) AIFMD
7 5 (0.39%) GCP
7 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.39%) SLA
8 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.31%) PMO
9 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.24%) GAAP
10 2 (0.16%) GDPR
10 2 (0.16%) WAI
11 1 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.079%) PSD2
11 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 80 (6.29%) Docker
2 56 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.97%) vCloud
4 23 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (1.73%) vSphere
6 15 (1.18%) Gluster
7 14 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (0.94%) Apache Flume
8 12 (0.94%) HDFS
9 9 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.63%) Brightmail
11 7 (0.55%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.24%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.24%) XenApp
14 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.079%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 70 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
2 63 (4.96%) Ansible
3 54 (4.25%) Puppet
4 24 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (1.42%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.94%) Ambari
6 12 (0.94%) Control-M
6 12 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
6 12 (0.94%) SCOM
7 8 (0.63%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.47%) Nagios
9 5 (0.39%) Grafana
9 5 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (0.39%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.31%) Opsview
10 4 (0.31%) Rundeck
10 4 (0.31%) SCCM
10 4 (0.31%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.31%) Terraform
11 2 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 514 (40.44%) Microsoft
2 103 (8.10%) Oracle
3 46 (3.62%) HP
4 43 (3.38%) Red Hat
5 41 (3.23%) VMware
6 37 (2.91%) Atlassian
7 25 (1.97%) Sitecore
8 22 (1.73%) Splunk
9 21 (1.65%) SAP
10 19 (1.49%) Telerik
11 18 (1.42%) Tableau
12 17 (1.34%) IBM
13 16 (1.26%) Nintex
13 16 (1.26%) RedGate
13 16 (1.26%) Workday
14 13 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (0.94%) Charles River
15 12 (0.94%) SimCorp
16 11 (0.87%) Software AG
16 11 (0.87%) webMethods