Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 279 226 227
Rank change year-on-year -53 +1 -51
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 556 1,212 1,210
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.25% 1.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.09% 5.96% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 935 899
Median daily rate £428 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +5.88% +13.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 27 11
Median hourly rate £18.50 £36.23 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.93% -19.50% +8.43%
10th Percentile £18.25 £12.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £50.20 £56.50 £187.50
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 10,932 20,350 19,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.42% 20.91% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,109 13,814 13,581
Median daily rate £488 £480 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +1.59% +11.18%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 283 224
Median hourly rate £42.75 £43.00 £44.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% -4.01% +9.26%
10th Percentile £18.25 £26.20 £29.00
90th Percentile £63.23 £54.75 £67.25
Median hourly rate £38.00 £43.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -12.64% - +6.10%

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 30 March 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 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 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 -40 513 £436 -3.06% 159
London +34 281 £456 -8.75% 29
UK excluding London -89 267 £400 -5.88% 144
South East -35 80 £375 -11.76% 32
South West -14 64 £427 -10.02% 22
North of England -24 40 £400 +6.67% 45
Midlands -35 35 £350 -17.65% 22
Yorkshire +6 28 £400 +9.97% 12
West Midlands +3 20 £360 -20.00% 12
Wales -8 18 £475 -0.11% 4
Scotland -10 17 £388 -3.13% 9
East of England +18 15 £450 +9.09% 9
Work from Home +14 15 £525 +10.53% 18
East Midlands -20 14 £350 -12.50% 10
North West +12 12 £343 -11.61% 29

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 304 (54.68%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (48.74%) .NET
3 262 (47.12%) Microsoft
4 261 (46.94%) SQL Server
5 259 (46.58%) C#
6 242 (43.53%) SQL
7 224 (40.29%) Azure
8 172 (30.94%) DevOps
9 156 (28.06%) Visual Studio
10 146 (26.26%) Scrum
11 143 (25.72%) JavaScript
12 139 (25.00%) Git (software)
13 126 (22.66%) MVC
14 125 (22.48%) HTML
15 121 (21.76%) Finance
16 119 (21.40%) ASP.NET
17 113 (20.32%) Test Automation
18 106 (19.06%) T-SQL
19 104 (18.71%) CSS
20 101 (18.17%) PowerShell
21 100 (17.99%) Windows
22 93 (16.73%) TDD
23 89 (16.01%) Security Cleared
24 81 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
25 79 (14.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 77 (13.85%) JIRA
27 75 (13.49%) ASP.NET MVC
28 74 (13.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 73 (13.13%) .NET Framework
30 72 (12.95%) jQuery

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 45 (8.09%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.76%) IIS
3 16 (2.88%) Confluence
4 15 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.80%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.62%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.26%) Apache
7 7 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.90%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.54%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.36%) SAS
12 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.18%) Mule
12 1 (0.18%) nginx
12 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (5.22%) Microsoft Project
2 23 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.36%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (5.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.90%) Scribe Insight
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.18%) Endur
6 1 (0.18%) FastStats
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 224 (40.29%) Azure
2 56 (10.07%) AWS
3 51 (9.17%) GitHub
4 27 (4.86%) PaaS
5 23 (4.14%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (2.70%) GCP
6 15 (2.70%) IaaS
6 15 (2.70%) SaaS
7 14 (2.52%) Serverless
8 12 (2.16%) Power Platform
9 9 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.44%) Office 365
11 7 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.26%) npm
12 6 (1.08%) Azure Functions
12 6 (1.08%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Flow
14 3 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.54%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.52%) Firewall
2 10 (1.80%) VPN
3 9 (1.62%) HTTP
3 9 (1.62%) WAN
4 8 (1.44%) LAN
5 7 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.08%) DNS
6 6 (1.08%) Network Security
7 5 (0.90%) DHCP
7 5 (0.90%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.90%) VoIP
8 4 (0.72%) IPsec
8 4 (0.72%) Junos
8 4 (0.72%) SSL
9 3 (0.54%) FTP
9 3 (0.54%) SAN
9 3 (0.54%) SSH
10 2 (0.36%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.36%) VLAN
10 2 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (46.94%) SQL Server
2 79 (14.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 74 (13.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (9.35%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (3.96%) Data Lake
7 21 (3.78%) Relational Database
7 21 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (3.60%) NoSQL
8 20 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 19 (3.42%) Big Data
9 19 (3.42%) Hadoop
9 19 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (3.42%) SQL Server 2016
10 13 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (2.34%) SSDT
11 11 (1.98%) Event Store
12 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (1.80%) PowerPivot
12 10 (1.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 156 (28.06%) Visual Studio
2 139 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 77 (13.85%) JIRA
4 67 (12.05%) Visual Studio Team System
5 60 (10.79%) Jenkins
6 57 (10.25%) Selenium
7 31 (5.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 28 (5.04%) Moq
9 27 (4.86%) Bitbucket
10 25 (4.50%) SpecFlow
11 24 (4.32%) Subversion
12 23 (4.14%) SoapUI
13 22 (3.96%) NUnit
13 22 (3.96%) Postman
14 20 (3.60%) MSTest
15 18 (3.24%) Cucumber
16 15 (2.70%) TeamCity
16 15 (2.70%) WebDriver
17 14 (2.52%) FitNesse
18 13 (2.34%) Maven
General
1 121 (21.76%) Finance
2 52 (9.35%) Public Sector
3 32 (5.76%) Banking
4 26 (4.68%) Marketing
5 19 (3.42%) Retail
6 16 (2.88%) Law
7 13 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.98%) Back Office
8 11 (1.98%) Electronics
8 11 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.62%) Police
10 7 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.54%) Local Government
12 2 (0.36%) Front Office
12 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.36%) Housing Association
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 302 (54.32%) Developer
2 113 (20.32%) .NET Developer
3 86 (15.47%) C# Developer
4 45 (8.09%) Analyst
5 44 (7.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 43 (7.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 36 (6.47%) SQL Developer
8 35 (6.29%) Architect
9 32 (5.76%) Software Developer
10 27 (4.86%) Tester
11 26 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 25 (4.50%) Applications Developer
12 25 (4.50%) Azure Engineer
12 25 (4.50%) Consultant
13 22 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 22 (3.96%) VB.NET Developer
14 21 (3.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 18 (3.24%) Azure DevOps
15 18 (3.24%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 18 (3.24%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (48.74%) .NET
2 125 (22.48%) HTML
3 119 (21.40%) ASP.NET
4 104 (18.71%) CSS
5 75 (13.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 73 (13.13%) .NET Framework
7 72 (12.95%) jQuery
8 69 (12.41%) XML
9 65 (11.69%) AngularJS
9 65 (11.69%) HTML5
10 61 (10.97%) ASP.NET Web API
11 58 (10.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 58 (10.43%) Web Services
12 53 (9.53%) JSON
13 46 (8.27%) WCF
14 41 (7.37%) SOAP
15 38 (6.83%) Entity Framework
16 36 (6.47%) RESTful
17 34 (6.12%) CSS3
17 34 (6.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
1 37 (6.65%) User Experience
2 34 (6.12%) W3C
3 24 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (3.42%) N-Tier
5 15 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 15 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.98%) SCORM
9 8 (1.44%) Replication
9 8 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.90%) NHS
11 5 (0.90%) PKI
11 5 (0.90%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.72%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.72%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.54%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 100 (17.99%) Windows
2 38 (6.83%) Linux
3 31 (5.58%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.60%) Android
5 19 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.98%) Unix
8 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.08%) Solaris
10 4 (0.72%) VMS
11 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (54.68%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (30.94%) DevOps
3 146 (26.26%) Scrum
4 126 (22.66%) MVC
5 113 (20.32%) Test Automation
6 93 (16.73%) TDD
7 81 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (12.59%) BDD
9 59 (10.61%) Kanban
10 58 (10.43%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
11 47 (8.45%) SDLC
12 44 (7.91%) CRM
13 41 (7.37%) Project Management
14 40 (7.19%) Deployment Automation
15 39 (7.01%) Migration
16 38 (6.83%) User Stories
17 36 (6.47%) Microservices
18 35 (6.29%) OO
19 34 (6.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 259 (46.58%) C#
2 242 (43.53%) SQL
3 143 (25.72%) JavaScript
4 106 (19.06%) T-SQL
5 101 (18.17%) PowerShell
6 58 (10.43%) Java
7 50 (8.99%) VB.NET
8 40 (7.19%) Python
9 15 (2.70%) R
10 11 (1.98%) VB
11 10 (1.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 10 (1.80%) VBA
11 10 (1.80%) XAML
12 9 (1.62%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.44%) Scala
13 8 (1.44%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.26%) XPath
15 6 (1.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 89 (16.01%) Security Cleared
2 71 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 28 (5.04%) ISTQB
4 24 (4.32%) Degree
5 16 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (2.34%) ISEB
7 8 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.26%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.26%) MCPD
9 6 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.90%) MCITP
11 4 (0.72%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.72%) MCAD
11 4 (0.72%) MCP
11 4 (0.72%) MCTS
11 4 (0.72%) SANS
12 3 (0.54%) CBAP
12 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.83%) WCAG
2 29 (5.22%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) GDPR
3 4 (0.72%) NIST
4 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.36%) SLA
4 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 43 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.01%) Docker
3 14 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 6 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.90%) GridGain
6 5 (0.90%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.54%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.36%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (6.65%) Kubernetes
2 31 (5.58%) Ansible
3 20 (3.60%) Terraform
4 14 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.98%) Puppet
6 8 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.08%) Grafana
8 5 (0.90%) Kibana
8 5 (0.90%) Prometheus
8 5 (0.90%) SCCM
9 4 (0.72%) SCOM
9 4 (0.72%) WSUS
10 3 (0.54%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.36%) Netcool
12 1 (0.18%) Consul
12 1 (0.18%) Nagios
12 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 262 (47.12%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.09%) Oracle
3 34 (6.12%) SAP
4 19 (3.42%) Cisco
4 19 (3.42%) VMware
5 18 (3.24%) Telerik
6 17 (3.06%) TIBCO
7 14 (2.52%) Google
7 14 (2.52%) IBM
8 13 (2.34%) MuleSoft
9 10 (1.80%) Citrix
9 10 (1.80%) Xamarin
10 8 (1.44%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.08%) Informatica
12 6 (1.08%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.90%) Databricks
13 5 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.90%) Splunk
14 4 (0.72%) EMC