Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 171 207
Rank change year-on-year -39 +36 -9
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1,343 1,477 1,437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 1.54% 1.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.42% 8.60% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1,070 983
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £300
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 15
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +0.58% +10.97%
10th Percentile £37.50 £30.75 £29.50
90th Percentile £61.00 £47.40 £48.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -4.60% +1.16% +10.97%

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 20,920 17,183 17,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.44% 17.97% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,337 11,807 11,597
UK median daily rate £470 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +5.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £309 £300
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 300 279
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £42.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -1.28% +12.77%
10th Percentile £26.50 £28.75 £26.23
90th Percentile £52.50 £57.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year - +0.59% +12.31%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -37 1,214 £415 +3.75% 402
UK excluding London -42 823 £400 +6.67% 294
London -27 510 £459 +1.89% 137
South East -27 316 £400 +6.67% 63
North of England +4 141 £373 +6.43% 69
Midlands +9 114 £381 +8.93% 62
South West -50 97 £400 - 40
Yorkshire +27 90 £351 +9.53% 35
Scotland -48 88 £408 +5.84% 18
West Midlands +2 74 £425 +21.43% 36
North West -18 46 £388 +6.90% 27
East Midlands +3 40 £375 +11.11% 26
East of England -63 35 £375 +3.45% 30
Wales -18 27 £400 +10.73% 11
Northern Ireland +38 6 £431 - 1
North East -18 5 £357 -6.80% 7

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 786 (58.53%) C#
2 716 (53.31%) .NET
3 674 (50.19%) SQL Server
4 673 (50.11%) Agile Software Development
5 569 (42.37%) SQL
6 550 (40.95%) Microsoft
7 410 (30.53%) Visual Studio
8 378 (28.15%) Microsoft Azure
9 369 (27.48%) JavaScript
10 357 (26.58%) Scrum
11 295 (21.97%) ASP.NET
12 294 (21.89%) Git (software)
13 291 (21.67%) MVC
14 283 (21.07%) Test Automation
15 280 (20.85%) Finance
16 275 (20.48%) CSS
17 270 (20.10%) Windows
18 257 (19.14%) PowerShell
19 240 (17.87%) Continuous Integration
20 239 (17.80%) HTML
21 236 (17.57%) jQuery
22 231 (17.20%) TDD
23 226 (16.83%) DevOps
24 223 (16.60%) T-SQL
25 209 (15.56%) .NET Framework
26 204 (15.19%) Visual Studio Team System
27 189 (14.07%) AngularJS
28 173 (12.88%) XML
29 172 (12.81%) ASP.NET Web API
30 166 (12.36%) 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
1 129 (9.61%) SharePoint
2 106 (7.89%) IIS
3 61 (4.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 60 (4.47%) BizTalk Server
5 51 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 44 (3.28%) Confluence
7 38 (2.83%) CMS
8 32 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
9 19 (1.41%) Umbraco
10 16 (1.19%) Mule
11 15 (1.12%) Apache
11 15 (1.12%) Apache Spark
12 14 (1.04%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.82%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
15 7 (0.52%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 29 (2.16%) InfoPath
5 11 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.45%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.22%) SPSS
10 1 (0.074%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 74 (5.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.12%) Endur
3 6 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.45%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.30%) SAP MII
6 3 (0.22%) Eikon
6 3 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.22%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.15%) Concordance
7 2 (0.15%) Magento
7 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.15%) Relativity
7 2 (0.15%) Sonata
8 1 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.074%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.074%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 378 (28.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (5.29%) Office 365
3 68 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (3.95%) PaaS
5 46 (3.43%) IaaS
6 45 (3.35%) SaaS
7 38 (2.83%) GitHub
8 31 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
9 29 (2.16%) Serverless
10 22 (1.64%) Azure Functions
11 21 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (1.04%) OpenShift
13 12 (0.89%) NuGet
14 9 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
15 8 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.45%) Trello
17 5 (0.37%) iPaaS
17 5 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.83%) Internet
2 23 (1.71%) DNS
3 19 (1.41%) PuTTY
3 19 (1.41%) WinSCP
4 18 (1.34%) HTTP
5 16 (1.19%) Firewall
6 14 (1.04%) VPN
7 13 (0.97%) Intranet
7 13 (0.97%) SMTP
8 9 (0.67%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.60%) IMAP
10 7 (0.52%) MPLS
11 6 (0.45%) BGP
11 6 (0.45%) FTP
11 6 (0.45%) SSL
11 6 (0.45%) VLAN
12 5 (0.37%) Junos
12 5 (0.37%) LAN
13 4 (0.30%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 674 (50.19%) SQL Server
2 165 (12.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 115 (8.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 109 (8.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 76 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
6 72 (5.36%) Relational Database
7 71 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 56 (4.17%) Oracle Database
9 51 (3.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 50 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 36 (2.68%) RDBMS
12 33 (2.46%) Power BI
13 31 (2.31%) Big Data
14 30 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
15 29 (2.16%) NoSQL
16 25 (1.86%) Hadoop
17 24 (1.79%) Data Lake
17 24 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
18 23 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
19 22 (1.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 410 (30.53%) Visual Studio
2 294 (21.89%) Git (software)
3 204 (15.19%) Visual Studio Team System
4 163 (12.14%) Selenium
5 148 (11.02%) Jenkins
6 141 (10.50%) JIRA
7 109 (8.12%) SpecFlow
8 107 (7.97%) Octopus Deploy
9 92 (6.85%) NUnit
10 79 (5.88%) TeamCity
11 45 (3.35%) Subversion
12 38 (2.83%) HP UFT
13 33 (2.46%) MSTest
14 32 (2.38%) MSBuild
15 31 (2.31%) SoapUI
15 31 (2.31%) WebDriver
16 28 (2.08%) ReSharper
17 27 (2.01%) JUnit
18 26 (1.94%) Eclipse
19 23 (1.71%) LoadRunner
General
1 280 (20.85%) Finance
2 56 (4.17%) Retail
3 49 (3.65%) Banking
4 23 (1.71%) Advertising
5 21 (1.56%) Back Office
6 17 (1.27%) Marketing
7 15 (1.12%) Front Office
7 15 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 12 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.60%) Law
10 6 (0.45%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.37%) Electronics
11 5 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.30%) Games
13 3 (0.22%) Legal
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
14 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.15%) Publishing
15 1 (0.074%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.074%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 711 (52.94%) Developer
2 260 (19.36%) .NET Developer
3 236 (17.57%) C# Developer
4 178 (13.25%) Analyst
5 109 (8.12%) C# .NET Developer
5 109 (8.12%) SQL Developer
6 90 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 88 (6.55%) Test Analyst
8 77 (5.73%) Senior Developer
9 68 (5.06%) Full Stack Developer
10 57 (4.24%) ASP.NET Developer
11 53 (3.95%) Azure Developer
11 53 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
12 52 (3.87%) Tester
13 40 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 40 (2.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 40 (2.98%) Software Developer
14 38 (2.83%) Senior .NET Developer
15 37 (2.76%) Consultant
16 36 (2.68%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 716 (53.31%) .NET
2 295 (21.97%) ASP.NET
3 275 (20.48%) CSS
4 239 (17.80%) HTML
5 236 (17.57%) jQuery
6 209 (15.56%) .NET Framework
7 189 (14.07%) AngularJS
8 173 (12.88%) XML
9 172 (12.81%) ASP.NET Web API
10 166 (12.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 166 (12.36%) Web Services
11 164 (12.21%) WCF
12 127 (9.46%) Entity Framework
13 104 (7.74%) JSON
14 100 (7.45%) REST
15 93 (6.92%) HTML5
16 78 (5.81%) WPF
17 76 (5.66%) CSS3
18 72 (5.36%) RESTful
19 68 (5.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.45%) Greenfield Project
2 89 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (4.91%) User Experience
4 39 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 33 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (2.38%) Fintech
8 22 (1.64%) Virtual Team
9 21 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.41%) Derivative
10 19 (1.41%) N-Tier
11 18 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.04%) Clustering
14 11 (0.82%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.82%) Fixed Income
14 11 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (0.82%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.67%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 270 (20.10%) Windows
2 120 (8.94%) Windows Server
3 77 (5.73%) Linux
4 72 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.04%) Unix
8 13 (0.97%) Android
8 13 (0.97%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.67%) VMS
9 9 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.37%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
12 3 (0.22%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.15%) zOS
14 1 (0.074%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (50.11%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (26.58%) Scrum
3 291 (21.67%) MVC
4 283 (21.07%) Test Automation
5 240 (17.87%) Continuous Integration
6 231 (17.20%) TDD
7 226 (16.83%) DevOps
8 147 (10.95%) BDD
9 107 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
10 98 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
10 98 (7.30%) SDLC
11 97 (7.22%) Kanban
11 97 (7.22%) Migration
12 95 (7.07%) ETL
13 94 (7.00%) OO
14 89 (6.63%) Unit Testing
14 89 (6.63%) Web Development
15 87 (6.48%) CRM
15 87 (6.48%) Workflow
16 86 (6.40%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 786 (58.53%) C#
2 569 (42.37%) SQL
3 369 (27.48%) JavaScript
4 257 (19.14%) PowerShell
5 223 (16.60%) T-SQL
6 104 (7.74%) Java
7 84 (6.25%) Python
8 67 (4.99%) VB.NET
9 40 (2.98%) TypeScript
10 34 (2.53%) VB
11 32 (2.38%) PL/SQL
12 30 (2.23%) C++
13 23 (1.71%) C
14 22 (1.64%) F#
15 19 (1.41%) XAML
16 18 (1.34%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.34%) Scala
16 18 (1.34%) VBA
17 15 (1.12%) Ruby
18 14 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 119 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 99 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 78 (5.81%) Degree
4 48 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 38 (2.83%) ISTQB
7 36 (2.68%) ISEB
8 34 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 34 (2.53%) MCSE
9 23 (1.71%) ISEB Practitioner
10 12 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
11 8 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.60%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.37%) JNCIA
12 5 (0.37%) JNCIP
12 5 (0.37%) JNCIS
12 5 (0.37%) MCTS
13 4 (0.30%) AWS Certification
13 4 (0.30%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.30%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (7.97%) QA
2 13 (0.97%) GDPR
2 13 (0.97%) SLA
3 11 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.60%) GCP
5 6 (0.45%) PMO
6 5 (0.37%) SEPA
7 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 59 (4.39%) Docker
2 50 (3.72%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (1.41%) vSphere
5 8 (0.60%) vCloud
6 7 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.22%) XenApp
9 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (2.83%) Ansible
2 30 (2.23%) Puppet
3 29 (2.16%) HP ALM
4 27 (2.01%) Kubernetes
4 27 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (1.71%) WSUS
6 16 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.04%) Terraform
8 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (0.74%) SCOM
10 8 (0.60%) SCCM
11 7 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (0.37%) Salt
14 4 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
15 2 (0.15%) Opsview
15 2 (0.15%) Packer
15 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
15 2 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 550 (40.95%) Microsoft
2 134 (9.98%) Oracle
3 45 (3.35%) HP
4 38 (2.83%) Nintex
5 25 (1.86%) VMware
6 24 (1.79%) SAP
7 21 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.34%) Software AG
8 18 (1.34%) Tableau
8 18 (1.34%) webMethods
9 16 (1.19%) Cloudera
9 16 (1.19%) MuleSoft
9 16 (1.19%) Sitecore
10 14 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (0.89%) Informatica
11 12 (0.89%) OpenLink
12 11 (0.82%) Telerik
13 10 (0.74%) Bloomberg
14 9 (0.67%) IBM
15 8 (0.60%) Juniper