Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 195 198
Rank change year-on-year -29 +3 -33
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1,297 1,370 1,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.38% 1.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.05% 7.50% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 1,034 990
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £310 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 18
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.07% -1.15% +12.26%
10th Percentile £30.00 £30.75 £36.60
90th Percentile £53.11 £47.05 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% - +12.26%

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 21,444 18,260 17,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.95% 18.38% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,673 12,655 11,761
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 290 254
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%
10th Percentile £26.25 £30.23 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.90 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.30%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -28 1,162 £425 +3.66% 423
UK excluding London -18 830 £400 +6.67% 346
London -35 456 £475 - 111
South East -23 298 £415 +10.67% 64
South West -16 127 £425 +6.25% 32
Midlands +29 125 £400 +14.29% 67
North of England -18 117 £375 +4.17% 105
West Midlands +35 93 £413 +10.52% 40
Yorkshire +13 82 £350 - 48
Scotland -13 81 £375 -3.23% 22
East of England -48 37 £394 +8.62% 44
Wales -23 36 £388 +4.87% 11
East Midlands +5 32 £375 +11.94% 27
North West -38 30 £413 +15.79% 48
Northern Ireland +44 9 £510 - 1
North East 0 5 £445 +23.35% 9

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 740 (57.05%) C#
2 672 (51.81%) .NET
3 629 (48.50%) SQL Server
4 616 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
5 557 (42.95%) SQL
6 514 (39.63%) Microsoft
7 377 (29.07%) Visual Studio
8 361 (27.83%) JavaScript
9 351 (27.06%) Microsoft Azure
10 320 (24.67%) Scrum
11 295 (22.74%) Git (software)
12 293 (22.59%) ASP.NET
13 292 (22.51%) Finance
14 289 (22.28%) Test Automation
15 282 (21.74%) MVC
16 272 (20.97%) CSS
17 249 (19.20%) HTML
18 237 (18.27%) TDD
18 237 (18.27%) PowerShell
19 230 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
20 224 (17.27%) DevOps
21 220 (16.96%) Visual Studio Team System
22 216 (16.65%) .NET Framework
23 214 (16.50%) T-SQL
24 211 (16.27%) jQuery
25 206 (15.88%) Windows
26 186 (14.34%) ASP.NET Web API
27 184 (14.19%) AngularJS
28 164 (12.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 158 (12.18%) 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
1 101 (7.79%) IIS
1 101 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 52 (4.01%) SharePoint 2013
3 44 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
4 42 (3.24%) CMS
5 32 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 30 (2.31%) Confluence
7 23 (1.77%) Umbraco
8 14 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
9 12 (0.93%) NServiceBus
10 11 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.69%) Mule
13 8 (0.62%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.54%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.46%) Apache
15 6 (0.46%) SAS
15 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 49 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.00%) InfoPath
4 13 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 78 (6.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.62%) Endur
3 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.39%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.39%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.31%) SAP MII
6 3 (0.23%) Eikon
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.15%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.15%) Magento
7 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.15%) Sonata
7 2 (0.15%) Workfront
8 1 (0.077%) BASE24
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.077%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 351 (27.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (4.47%) Office 365
4 54 (4.16%) IaaS
5 51 (3.93%) PaaS
6 49 (3.78%) GitHub
7 46 (3.55%) SaaS
8 45 (3.47%) Dynamics 365
9 33 (2.54%) Serverless
10 19 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (1.31%) Azure Functions
12 15 (1.16%) NuGet
13 10 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.62%) BrowserStack
15 8 (0.62%) OpenShift
16 7 (0.54%) Trello
17 6 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 6 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.78%) Internet
2 29 (2.24%) DNS
3 17 (1.31%) HTTP
4 16 (1.23%) Firewall
5 11 (0.85%) SMTP
5 11 (0.85%) VPN
6 10 (0.77%) IMAP
6 10 (0.77%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.62%) SSL
8 6 (0.46%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.46%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.39%) Intranet
9 5 (0.39%) LAN
9 5 (0.39%) PuTTY
9 5 (0.39%) SAN
9 5 (0.39%) WinSCP
10 3 (0.23%) 5G
10 3 (0.23%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.23%) RTP
10 3 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (48.50%) SQL Server
2 164 (12.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 110 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (6.71%) Data Warehouse
5 76 (5.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 62 (4.78%) Relational Database
7 58 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 54 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 51 (3.93%) SQL Server 2016
10 35 (2.70%) Power BI
11 33 (2.54%) RDBMS
12 31 (2.39%) Oracle Database
13 27 (2.08%) Data Lake
14 25 (1.93%) Azure SQL Database
15 23 (1.77%) NoSQL
15 23 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
16 22 (1.70%) MySQL
17 18 (1.39%) MongoDB
18 16 (1.23%) HDInsight
18 16 (1.23%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 377 (29.07%) Visual Studio
2 295 (22.74%) Git (software)
3 220 (16.96%) Visual Studio Team System
4 143 (11.03%) Selenium
5 139 (10.72%) JIRA
6 133 (10.25%) Jenkins
7 96 (7.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 83 (6.40%) SpecFlow
9 81 (6.25%) NUnit
10 64 (4.93%) TeamCity
11 37 (2.85%) Subversion
12 35 (2.70%) MSTest
13 32 (2.47%) WebDriver
14 30 (2.31%) Cucumber
15 26 (2.00%) MSBuild
16 25 (1.93%) FitNesse
17 24 (1.85%) HP UFT
18 21 (1.62%) JUnit
18 21 (1.62%) SoapUI
19 16 (1.23%) Jasmine
General
1 292 (22.51%) Finance
2 53 (4.09%) Banking
3 49 (3.78%) Retail
4 31 (2.39%) Marketing
5 19 (1.46%) Advertising
6 17 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.23%) Back Office
7 16 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.08%) Front Office
8 14 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.85%) Electronics
9 11 (0.85%) Law
10 6 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.31%) Games
11 4 (0.31%) Legal
11 4 (0.31%) Publishing
12 3 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.15%) Billing
14 1 (0.077%) Automotive
14 1 (0.077%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 711 (54.82%) Developer
2 251 (19.35%) .NET Developer
3 228 (17.58%) C# Developer
4 137 (10.56%) Analyst
5 113 (8.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 100 (7.71%) SQL Developer
7 89 (6.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 78 (6.01%) Test Analyst
9 64 (4.93%) Senior Developer
9 64 (4.93%) Tester
10 60 (4.63%) Full Stack Developer
11 53 (4.09%) ASP.NET Developer
12 43 (3.32%) Software Developer
13 40 (3.08%) Applications Developer
14 38 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 35 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
16 34 (2.62%) Business Analyst
16 34 (2.62%) Consultant
16 34 (2.62%) CRM Developer
16 34 (2.62%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 672 (51.81%) .NET
2 293 (22.59%) ASP.NET
3 272 (20.97%) CSS
4 249 (19.20%) HTML
5 216 (16.65%) .NET Framework
6 211 (16.27%) jQuery
7 186 (14.34%) ASP.NET Web API
8 184 (14.19%) AngularJS
9 158 (12.18%) XML
10 155 (11.95%) WCF
11 153 (11.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 152 (11.72%) Web Services
13 120 (9.25%) Entity Framework
14 115 (8.87%) HTML5
15 106 (8.17%) JSON
16 94 (7.25%) CSS3
17 87 (6.71%) REST
18 64 (4.93%) RESTful
19 62 (4.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 60 (4.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
2 106 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (5.40%) User Experience
4 42 (3.24%) Fintech
4 42 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 34 (2.62%) Public Cloud
7 29 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.70%) Virtual Team
9 21 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.23%) Derivative
11 14 (1.08%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.93%) Data Centre
12 12 (0.93%) N-Tier
13 11 (0.85%) Clustering
13 11 (0.85%) Management Information System
14 10 (0.77%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.69%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.69%) iPhone
15 9 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 206 (15.88%) Windows
2 86 (6.63%) Windows Server
3 50 (3.86%) Linux
4 45 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (1.77%) Android
7 22 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 11 (0.85%) Unix
10 9 (0.69%) VMS
11 8 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.31%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.23%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.077%) Solaris
15 1 (0.077%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (24.67%) Scrum
3 289 (22.28%) Test Automation
4 282 (21.74%) MVC
5 237 (18.27%) TDD
6 230 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
7 224 (17.27%) DevOps
8 137 (10.56%) BDD
9 116 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
10 115 (8.87%) OO
11 113 (8.71%) SDLC
12 106 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
13 97 (7.48%) ETL
14 94 (7.25%) Unit Testing
15 86 (6.63%) Kanban
16 85 (6.55%) CRM
16 85 (6.55%) Microservices
17 80 (6.17%) Web Development
18 76 (5.86%) Mentoring
19 74 (5.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 740 (57.05%) C#
2 557 (42.95%) SQL
3 361 (27.83%) JavaScript
4 237 (18.27%) PowerShell
5 214 (16.50%) T-SQL
6 81 (6.25%) Python
7 78 (6.01%) Java
8 38 (2.93%) TypeScript
9 31 (2.39%) VB
10 28 (2.16%) VB.NET
11 24 (1.85%) Bash Shell
12 21 (1.62%) C++
13 19 (1.46%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.31%) VBA
15 15 (1.16%) Apple Swift
15 15 (1.16%) C
15 15 (1.16%) Objective-C
16 14 (1.08%) XAML
17 13 (1.00%) PHP
17 13 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 74 (5.71%) Degree
3 60 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 41 (3.16%) ISTQB
5 27 (2.08%) ISEB
5 27 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.31%) MCSE
8 12 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.39%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.31%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.31%) IIBA
13 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.23%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.23%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.23%) JNCIS
14 2 (0.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (8.17%) QA
2 11 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.69%) GDPR
3 9 (0.69%) SLA
4 8 (0.62%) PMO
5 5 (0.39%) SEPA
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.077%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.077%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.077%) RMADS
System Software
1 75 (5.78%) Docker
2 38 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.46%) vSphere
6 5 (0.39%) vCloud
7 3 (0.23%) XenApp
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.077%) KVM
9 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.077%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.077%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 55 (4.24%) Ansible
2 42 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
2 42 (3.24%) Puppet
3 40 (3.08%) Kubernetes
4 25 (1.93%) Terraform
5 20 (1.54%) WSUS
6 15 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.08%) HP ALM
8 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (0.85%) SCOM
10 9 (0.69%) HockeyApp
11 8 (0.62%) Salt
11 8 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (0.54%) SCCM
13 4 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.31%) SCOrch
14 3 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 514 (39.63%) Microsoft
2 96 (7.40%) Oracle
3 30 (2.31%) SAP
4 27 (2.08%) Nintex
5 26 (2.00%) HP
6 18 (1.39%) Atlassian
6 18 (1.39%) Xamarin
7 17 (1.31%) MuleSoft
8 16 (1.23%) Tableau
8 16 (1.23%) VMware
9 14 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.00%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.93%) Apple
11 12 (0.93%) Bloomberg
11 12 (0.93%) Informatica
12 11 (0.85%) Charles River
12 11 (0.85%) Twitter
13 10 (0.77%) Citrix
13 10 (0.77%) Telerik
14 8 (0.62%) Sony