Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 163 200
Rank change year-on-year -61 +37 0
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1,252 1,486 1,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.64% 1.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.41% 9.67% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 1,051 950
UK median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.03% +0.27% +3.45%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £286
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £361
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.42% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 17
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £41.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £38.10 £14.93 £28.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £49.80 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +14.67% -

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 19,544 15,366 15,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.40% 16.92% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,468 10,367 10,591
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £293
90th Percentile £611 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 314 341
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.12% +14.73%
10th Percentile £30.10 £21.28 £25.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +13.51%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018. 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 -61 1,155 £425 +8.63% 404
UK excluding London -57 731 £400 +8.11% 325
London -50 511 £463 +8.82% 111
South East -40 261 £400 +6.67% 68
North of England -1 136 £355 -1.05% 78
Midlands -14 126 £400 +14.29% 72
Yorkshire +15 81 £357 +13.17% 32
South West -55 79 £400 +6.67% 45
West Midlands -19 75 £400 +14.29% 48
Scotland -52 66 £400 +6.67% 24
East Midlands -6 51 £375 +8.30% 24
North West -23 51 £363 -3.33% 32
East of England -32 39 £363 -3.33% 30
Wales -12 20 £475 +40.53% 4
Northern Ireland +8 5 £431 - 4
North East -8 4 £339 -9.67% 14

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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.

1 738 (58.95%) C#
2 707 (56.47%) .NET
3 652 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
4 617 (49.28%) SQL Server
5 521 (41.61%) SQL
6 467 (37.30%) Microsoft
7 383 (30.59%) Visual Studio
8 380 (30.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 326 (26.04%) Scrum
10 318 (25.40%) Git (software)
11 301 (24.04%) MVC
12 295 (23.56%) JavaScript
13 282 (22.52%) ASP.NET
14 281 (22.44%) Windows
15 271 (21.65%) Test Automation
16 253 (20.21%) PowerShell
17 248 (19.81%) Finance
18 234 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
19 226 (18.05%) .NET Framework
20 221 (17.65%) DevOps
21 219 (17.49%) TDD
22 186 (14.86%) CSS
23 184 (14.70%) Web Services
24 183 (14.62%) jQuery
25 178 (14.22%) HTML
26 172 (13.74%) T-SQL
27 165 (13.18%) ASP.NET MVC
28 162 (12.94%) WCF
29 152 (12.14%) ASP.NET Web API
30 149 (11.90%) 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
1 106 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 92 (7.35%) IIS
3 55 (4.39%) BizTalk Server
4 46 (3.67%) Confluence
5 42 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 34 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 31 (2.48%) Apache
8 30 (2.40%) NServiceBus
9 28 (2.24%) Apache Spark
10 26 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
11 22 (1.76%) CMS
12 14 (1.12%) Mule
13 13 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.80%) OpenStack
14 10 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.64%) nginx
15 8 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.64%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.92%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.24%) SPSS
10 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.080%) GIMP
11 1 (0.080%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 53 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.80%) Endur
3 8 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.48%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.48%) R3 Corda
5 5 (0.40%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.16%) Concordance
8 2 (0.16%) Eikon
8 2 (0.16%) Relativity
8 2 (0.16%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.080%) assyst
9 1 (0.080%) Global One
9 1 (0.080%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.080%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 380 (30.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (4.15%) PaaS
4 51 (4.07%) Office 365
5 39 (3.12%) IaaS
6 29 (2.32%) NuGet
7 22 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (1.68%) SaaS
9 20 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
10 15 (1.20%) GitHub
11 13 (1.04%) OpenShift
12 11 (0.88%) Serverless
13 10 (0.80%) npm
14 8 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
16 6 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 3 (0.24%) BrowserStack
17 3 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.40%) Internet
2 23 (1.84%) Firewall
3 17 (1.36%) PuTTY
3 17 (1.36%) WinSCP
4 15 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.04%) HTTP
6 12 (0.96%) SMTP
7 11 (0.88%) DNS
8 10 (0.80%) Intranet
8 10 (0.80%) VPN
9 9 (0.72%) BGP
9 9 (0.72%) MPLS
9 9 (0.72%) VLAN
10 6 (0.48%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.48%) KiloStream
10 6 (0.48%) MegaStream
10 6 (0.48%) SDH
10 6 (0.48%) SMS
10 6 (0.48%) VPLS
10 6 (0.48%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 617 (49.28%) SQL Server
2 125 (9.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 107 (8.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 92 (7.35%) Relational Database
5 81 (6.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 80 (6.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 75 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
8 67 (5.35%) Oracle Database
9 59 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 56 (4.47%) RDBMS
11 51 (4.07%) Big Data
12 38 (3.04%) Hadoop
13 37 (2.96%) SQL Server 2016
14 36 (2.88%) Apache Hive
15 32 (2.56%) Power BI
16 30 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
17 25 (2.00%) NoSQL
17 25 (2.00%) Sqoop
18 24 (1.92%) Impala
19 23 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 383 (30.59%) Visual Studio
2 318 (25.40%) Git (software)
3 146 (11.66%) Visual Studio Team System
4 140 (11.18%) Selenium
5 136 (10.86%) Jenkins
6 135 (10.78%) JIRA
7 134 (10.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 129 (10.30%) TeamCity
9 94 (7.51%) SpecFlow
10 88 (7.03%) NUnit
11 48 (3.83%) Subversion
12 44 (3.51%) MSBuild
13 40 (3.19%) ReSharper
14 38 (3.04%) MSTest
14 38 (3.04%) WebDriver
15 35 (2.80%) Eclipse
16 31 (2.48%) SoapUI
16 31 (2.48%) SonarQube
17 29 (2.32%) Maven
18 26 (2.08%) HP UFT
General
1 248 (19.81%) Finance
2 58 (4.63%) Retail
3 52 (4.15%) Banking
4 14 (1.12%) Advertising
5 13 (1.04%) Front Office
6 11 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.80%) Back Office
7 10 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 10 (0.80%) Publishing
8 8 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.56%) Marketing
10 6 (0.48%) Legal
11 4 (0.32%) Law
12 3 (0.24%) Automotive
12 3 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.24%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.16%) Billing
13 2 (0.16%) Electronics
13 2 (0.16%) Games
14 1 (0.080%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 626 (50.00%) Developer
2 265 (21.17%) .NET Developer
3 227 (18.13%) C# Developer
4 141 (11.26%) Analyst
5 126 (10.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 104 (8.31%) DevOps Engineer
7 100 (7.99%) Senior Developer
8 89 (7.11%) SQL Developer
9 72 (5.75%) Test Analyst
10 69 (5.51%) ASP.NET Developer
11 58 (4.63%) Azure Engineer
12 55 (4.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 53 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 53 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
14 51 (4.07%) Azure Developer
15 47 (3.75%) Software Engineer
16 46 (3.67%) Consultant
17 45 (3.59%) Tester
18 41 (3.27%) Software Developer
19 40 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 707 (56.47%) .NET
2 282 (22.52%) ASP.NET
3 226 (18.05%) .NET Framework
4 186 (14.86%) CSS
5 184 (14.70%) Web Services
6 183 (14.62%) jQuery
7 178 (14.22%) HTML
8 165 (13.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 162 (12.94%) WCF
10 152 (12.14%) ASP.NET Web API
11 149 (11.90%) XML
12 128 (10.22%) AngularJS
13 120 (9.58%) Entity Framework
14 99 (7.91%) JSON
15 92 (7.35%) SOAP
15 92 (7.35%) WPF
16 87 (6.95%) REST
17 72 (5.75%) RESTful
18 69 (5.51%) HTML5
19 56 (4.47%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 74 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (3.59%) User Experience
4 41 (3.27%) Client/Server
5 36 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
8 23 (1.84%) Clustering
9 21 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.36%) Fintech
11 15 (1.20%) Derivative
11 15 (1.20%) N-Tier
12 11 (0.88%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.80%) Fat Client
13 10 (0.80%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.72%) Fixed Income
15 8 (0.64%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.56%) Data Centre
16 7 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
16 7 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 281 (22.44%) Windows
2 113 (9.03%) Windows Server
3 99 (7.91%) Linux
4 59 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (2.00%) Unix
8 22 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (1.36%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.04%) Android
11 10 (0.80%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.72%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.64%) CentOS
14 7 (0.56%) Nucleus RTOS
15 5 (0.40%) VMS
15 5 (0.40%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.32%) Solaris
17 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.16%) VxWorks
18 2 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (26.04%) Scrum
3 301 (24.04%) MVC
4 271 (21.65%) Test Automation
5 234 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
6 221 (17.65%) DevOps
7 219 (17.49%) TDD
8 135 (10.78%) BDD
9 112 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
10 104 (8.31%) Deployment Automation
11 98 (7.83%) Software Engineering
12 94 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
12 94 (7.51%) Migration
13 89 (7.11%) Kanban
14 88 (7.03%) SDLC
15 85 (6.79%) Unit Testing
16 83 (6.63%) Microservices
17 81 (6.47%) ETL
18 80 (6.39%) Continuous Delivery
19 78 (6.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 738 (58.95%) C#
2 521 (41.61%) SQL
3 295 (23.56%) JavaScript
4 253 (20.21%) PowerShell
5 172 (13.74%) T-SQL
6 108 (8.63%) Java
7 89 (7.11%) VB.NET
8 68 (5.43%) Python
9 50 (3.99%) C++
10 33 (2.64%) TypeScript
11 31 (2.48%) Scala
12 29 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 28 (2.24%) VB
14 26 (2.08%) XAML
15 25 (2.00%) C
16 19 (1.52%) F#
17 18 (1.44%) Bash Shell
18 17 (1.36%) Ruby
19 12 (0.96%) CQL
20 11 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 97 (7.75%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 74 (5.91%) Degree
4 47 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (3.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 42 (3.35%) ISTQB
7 29 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 25 (2.00%) MCSE
9 24 (1.92%) ISEB
10 17 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
11 12 (0.96%) MCTS
11 12 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.72%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.72%) MCSD
13 7 (0.56%) MCAD
14 5 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.40%) MCP
15 4 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
15 4 (0.32%) CISSP
15 4 (0.32%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (7.75%) QA
2 14 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.04%) GDPR
4 12 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.88%) SLA
6 9 (0.72%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.48%) GCP
8 4 (0.32%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.32%) RMADS
9 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.24%) PMO
10 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.080%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.080%) MiFID
11 1 (0.080%) WCAG
System Software
1 46 (3.67%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.59%) Docker
3 29 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.60%) vCloud
5 16 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.28%) vSphere
6 14 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.080%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (2.48%) Ansible
2 31 (2.48%) HP ALM
3 30 (2.40%) Puppet
4 25 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (1.04%) BladeLogic
6 12 (0.96%) Opsview
7 11 (0.88%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.88%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.80%) WSUS
9 9 (0.72%) SCCM
10 8 (0.64%) Grafana
10 8 (0.64%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.40%) logstash
11 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.40%) Terraform
12 3 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.24%) Kibana
12 3 (0.24%) Salt
Vendors
1 467 (37.30%) Microsoft
2 133 (10.62%) Oracle
3 52 (4.15%) HP
4 45 (3.59%) VMware
5 34 (2.72%) Red Hat
6 30 (2.40%) Cloudera
7 23 (1.84%) Nintex
7 23 (1.84%) SAP
8 20 (1.60%) Telerik
9 16 (1.28%) Software AG
9 16 (1.28%) webMethods
10 15 (1.20%) Sitecore
10 15 (1.20%) Tableau
11 12 (0.96%) IBM
12 11 (0.88%) Splunk
13 9 (0.72%) Juniper
13 9 (0.72%) OpenLink
13 9 (0.72%) Xamarin
14 6 (0.48%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.48%) Serena