Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 337 287 211
Rank change year-on-year -50 -76 -26
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 171 796 1,338
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.90% 1.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.27% 4.99% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 580 983
Median daily rate £425 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £326 £325 £319
90th Percentile £575 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% -6.90%
10th Percentile £20.60 £12.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £42.88 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +3.70% -10.00%

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 5,235 15,958 21,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.77% 18.14% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,402 10,390 14,727
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 252 227
Median hourly rate £41.00 £44.02 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.86% +3.58% -
10th Percentile £26.92 £27.15 £26.40
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% -

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Team Foundation Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Team Foundation Server.

Daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Team Foundation Server over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Team Foundation Server.

Hourly rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Team Foundation Server over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

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 September 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 -44 152 £429 -4.67% 108
UK excluding London -7 90 £405 -4.71% 100
London +35 70 £475 -5.00% 25
South West +84 28 £421 -1.06% 18
Work from Home -55 27 £400 -15.79% 22
Midlands +35 26 £350 -7.89% 21
South East +60 15 £600 +33.33% 14
East Midlands +41 13 £344 -14.06% 9
West Midlands +36 13 £450 +20.81% 12
North of England +40 8 £375 - 22
Wales +26 5 £368 +14.58% 8
East of England +52 4 £475 -5.00% 8
Scotland +49 4 £405 -4.71% 9
Yorkshire +30 4 £313 -14.38% 10
North West +49 2 £370 -4.45% 10
North East +31 2 £375 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 106 (61.99%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (57.89%) C#
3 91 (53.22%) .NET
4 89 (52.05%) SQL Server
5 86 (50.29%) Microsoft
5 86 (50.29%) Azure
5 86 (50.29%) DevOps
6 85 (49.71%) SQL
7 67 (39.18%) Git (software)
8 60 (35.09%) ASP.NET
9 53 (30.99%) Unit Testing
10 48 (28.07%) JavaScript
11 45 (26.32%) Security Cleared
12 40 (23.39%) PowerShell
12 40 (23.39%) .NET Framework
13 37 (21.64%) Selenium
13 37 (21.64%) Scrum
14 36 (21.05%) Web Services
15 35 (20.47%) Windows
15 35 (20.47%) SC Cleared
16 33 (19.30%) SpecFlow
17 32 (18.71%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (18.71%) T-SQL
17 32 (18.71%) MVC
18 31 (18.13%) Visual Studio
18 31 (18.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 30 (17.54%) Entity Framework
20 29 (16.96%) RESTful
21 28 (16.37%) Jenkins
21 28 (16.37%) Finance

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 20 (11.70%) SharePoint
2 18 (10.53%) NServiceBus
3 15 (8.77%) IIS
4 7 (4.09%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.17%) Confluence
6 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.58%) Moodle
7 1 (0.58%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.58%) SAS
7 1 (0.58%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 9 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.51%) Acrobat
2 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.58%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (8.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.92%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.58%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.58%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 86 (50.29%) Azure
2 19 (11.11%) AWS
3 13 (7.60%) GitHub
4 12 (7.02%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (5.26%) Power Platform
6 6 (3.51%) Datadog
7 5 (2.92%) Azure Data Factory
7 5 (2.92%) Slack
8 4 (2.34%) IaaS
9 3 (1.75%) Office 365
9 3 (1.75%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.17%) Azure Stack
10 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.17%) GCP
10 2 (1.17%) SaaS
10 2 (1.17%) Serverless
11 1 (0.58%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.58%) npm
11 1 (0.58%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.58%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.92%) Firewall
1 5 (2.92%) VPN
1 5 (2.92%) WAN
2 4 (2.34%) IPsec
2 4 (2.34%) Junos
3 2 (1.17%) DNS
3 2 (1.17%) SSH
3 2 (1.17%) SSL
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.58%) LAN
4 1 (0.58%) Network Security
4 1 (0.58%) VoIP
4 1 (0.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (52.05%) SQL Server
2 31 (18.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (12.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 15 (8.77%) MongoDB
6 10 (5.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 9 (5.26%) Couchbase
7 9 (5.26%) Oracle Database
7 9 (5.26%) Power BI
8 8 (4.68%) NoSQL
9 7 (4.09%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (4.09%) Siebel EIM
9 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (3.51%) MySQL
11 5 (2.92%) Data Lake
11 5 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 67 (39.18%) Git (software)
2 37 (21.64%) Selenium
3 33 (19.30%) SpecFlow
4 31 (18.13%) Visual Studio
5 28 (16.37%) Jenkins
6 20 (11.70%) NUnit
7 18 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (9.94%) JIRA
9 12 (7.02%) TeamCity
10 11 (6.43%) MSTest
11 10 (5.85%) JUnit
12 9 (5.26%) Bitbucket
12 9 (5.26%) MbUnit
12 9 (5.26%) Mercurial
12 9 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (4.68%) Artifactory
14 7 (4.09%) SonarQube
14 7 (4.09%) Subversion
14 7 (4.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 6 (3.51%) GitLab
General
1 28 (16.37%) Finance
2 18 (10.53%) Public Sector
3 11 (6.43%) Banking
4 4 (2.34%) Front Office
4 4 (2.34%) Marketing
5 3 (1.75%) Back Office
5 3 (1.75%) Electronics
5 3 (1.75%) Law
5 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.17%) Publishing
6 2 (1.17%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.58%) French Language
7 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) Police
Job Titles
1 104 (60.82%) Developer
2 52 (30.41%) .NET Developer
3 22 (12.87%) SQL Developer
4 19 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 16 (9.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.19%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (7.60%) Analyst
8 11 (6.43%) Software Developer
9 10 (5.85%) ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (5.85%) Business Analyst
9 10 (5.85%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (4.09%) Siebel Developer
11 6 (3.51%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (3.51%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (3.51%) SSIS Developer
12 5 (2.92%) Oracle Developer
12 5 (2.92%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (53.22%) .NET
2 60 (35.09%) ASP.NET
3 40 (23.39%) .NET Framework
4 36 (21.05%) Web Services
5 30 (17.54%) Entity Framework
6 29 (16.96%) RESTful
7 28 (16.37%) CSS
7 28 (16.37%) HTML
8 25 (14.62%) SOAP
9 20 (11.70%) AngularJS
9 20 (11.70%) jQuery
9 20 (11.70%) REST
10 19 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (9.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (8.77%) .NET Core
12 15 (8.77%) XML
13 14 (8.19%) JSON
14 12 (7.02%) React
14 12 (7.02%) WPF
15 10 (5.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.68%) N-Tier
4 6 (3.51%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.34%) PKI
7 3 (1.75%) iPad
7 3 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.75%) User Experience
8 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.17%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.17%) NHS
9 1 (0.58%) Blog
9 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.58%) EPoS
9 1 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.58%) SCORM
9 1 (0.58%) Social Media
9 1 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.47%) Windows
2 12 (7.02%) Linux
3 10 (5.85%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.51%) Android
5 5 (2.92%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.92%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.17%) Unix
7 1 (0.58%) Debian
7 1 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (61.99%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (50.29%) DevOps
3 53 (30.99%) Unit Testing
4 37 (21.64%) Scrum
5 32 (18.71%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (18.71%) MVC
6 26 (15.20%) SDLC
7 25 (14.62%) Test Automation
8 22 (12.87%) BDD
9 20 (11.70%) CRM
10 18 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (9.94%) TDD
12 16 (9.36%) Microservices
12 16 (9.36%) OOP
12 16 (9.36%) Pair Programming
12 16 (9.36%) Workflow
13 15 (8.77%) Kanban
14 13 (7.60%) OO
15 11 (6.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 99 (57.89%) C#
2 85 (49.71%) SQL
3 48 (28.07%) JavaScript
4 40 (23.39%) PowerShell
5 32 (18.71%) T-SQL
6 13 (7.60%) Python
6 13 (7.60%) VB
7 10 (5.85%) Java
8 9 (5.26%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.68%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.68%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.51%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.34%) Groovy
11 4 (2.34%) XAML
12 3 (1.75%) Go
12 3 (1.75%) PHP
13 2 (1.17%) C
13 2 (1.17%) Ruby
13 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 45 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 35 (20.47%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.02%) ISEB
4 6 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (2.92%) Degree
5 5 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.34%) JNCIA
7 3 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.17%) MCAD
8 2 (1.17%) MCITP
8 2 (1.17%) MCPD
8 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.17%) PhD
9 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CCSP
9 1 (0.58%) CISA
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) CISSP
9 1 (0.58%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.26%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.58%) GDPR
4 1 (0.58%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.58%) NIST
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (12.87%) Docker
2 7 (4.09%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.58%) Firmware
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 18 (10.53%) Ansible
3 15 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (4.09%) Terraform
5 5 (2.92%) Nagios
6 4 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.34%) Puppet
7 3 (1.75%) Grafana
7 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.17%) Packer
9 1 (0.58%) Consul
9 1 (0.58%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.58%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.58%) Istio
9 1 (0.58%) Kibana
9 1 (0.58%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 86 (50.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.45%) Oracle
3 9 (5.26%) HP
4 8 (4.68%) Adobe
5 7 (4.09%) Siebel
6 5 (2.92%) Cisco
6 5 (2.92%) IFS
6 5 (2.92%) New Relic
6 5 (2.92%) Splunk
7 4 (2.34%) Databricks
7 4 (2.34%) Juniper
8 3 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.75%) SAP
8 3 (1.75%) Tableau
9 2 (1.17%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.17%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.17%) DevExpress
9 2 (1.17%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.17%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.17%) Xamarin