Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 190 167
Rank change year-on-year +3 -23 +22
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1382 1471 1699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.38% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.57% 8.38% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1003 1161
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £288
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 21
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.67% -26.47%
10th Percentile £30.75 £36.60 £28.75
90th Percentile £47.05 £48.38 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.16% +14.67% -26.47%

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 18247 17554 15801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.38% 16.46% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12611 11897 10452
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.36%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 252 314
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +5.13% +3.17%
10th Percentile £30.45 £24.00 £24.31
90th Percentile £61.41 £53.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.31
% change year-on-year +3.66% +4.30% +4.83%

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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 0 1254 £410 +2.50% 218
UK excluding London +10 848 £375 - 149
London -3 518 £475 +11.76% 76
South East +1 335 £375 -1.32% 45
South West -5 124 £400 +21.21% 16
North of England +18 112 £355 -5.33% 43
East of England +33 91 £363 -14.71% 17
Scotland +29 80 £388 -3.13% 4
Midlands -51 71 £350 -6.67% 20
North West -18 54 £356 -5.00% 22
Yorkshire +20 49 £350 -17.65% 19
Wales +40 40 £370 -1.47% 2
West Midlands -32 39 £373 -0.47% 13
East Midlands -35 32 £335 -7.59% 7
North East +50 9 £361 +11.00% 2
Northern Ireland -53 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Team Foundation Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 742 (53.69%) .NET
2 678 (49.06%) C#
3 603 (43.63%) SQL
4 597 (43.20%) SQL Server
5 594 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
6 563 (40.74%) Microsoft
7 352 (25.47%) MVC
8 334 (24.17%) JavaScript
9 328 (23.73%) Visual Studio
10 315 (22.79%) Windows
11 304 (22.00%) ASP.NET
12 298 (21.56%) Finance
13 294 (21.27%) Microsoft Azure
14 284 (20.55%) Git (software)
15 249 (18.02%) CSS
16 239 (17.29%) Scrum
17 238 (17.22%) HTML
18 236 (17.08%) .NET Framework
19 233 (16.86%) TDD
20 214 (15.48%) Test Automation
21 209 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
21 209 (15.12%) PowerShell
22 201 (14.54%) DevOps
23 200 (14.47%) Web Services
24 191 (13.82%) WCF
25 186 (13.46%) jQuery
26 180 (13.02%) T-SQL
27 179 (12.95%) Entity Framework
28 171 (12.37%) ASP.NET Web API
29 169 (12.23%) 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
1 133 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 79 (5.72%) IIS
3 50 (3.62%) Confluence
4 47 (3.40%) SharePoint 2013
5 42 (3.04%) CMS
6 37 (2.68%) OpenStack
7 36 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
8 31 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 21 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
10 19 (1.37%) EPiServer
11 18 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
12 17 (1.23%) Apache Spark
12 17 (1.23%) Tomcat
13 16 (1.16%) MS Exchange
13 16 (1.16%) Umbraco
14 12 (0.87%) Skype for Business
15 10 (0.72%) Apache
15 10 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.29%) Mingle
7 3 (0.22%) GIMP
7 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.072%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.072%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.072%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 57 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.94%) SimCorp Dimension
4 11 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.65%) Endur
6 7 (0.51%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.29%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.22%) Eikon
8 3 (0.22%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.14%) Kondor
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 294 (21.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (2.75%) OpenShift
4 28 (2.03%) PaaS
5 27 (1.95%) Office 365
6 24 (1.74%) IaaS
7 22 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (1.59%) GitHub
8 14 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.80%) SaaS
10 9 (0.65%) npm
11 7 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.22%) Boomi
14 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.14%) Serverless
14 2 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.37%) DNS
2 17 (1.23%) Internet
3 14 (1.01%) Firewall
4 13 (0.94%) PuTTY
4 13 (0.94%) Skype
4 13 (0.94%) WinSCP
5 11 (0.80%) NetScaler
6 10 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.51%) LAN
7 7 (0.51%) LDAP
8 6 (0.43%) Intranet
8 6 (0.43%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.43%) SAN
8 6 (0.43%) WAN
9 5 (0.36%) DHCP
10 4 (0.29%) 3G
10 4 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.29%) SSL
10 4 (0.29%) VPN
10 4 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 597 (43.20%) SQL Server
2 160 (11.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 143 (10.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 108 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 101 (7.31%) Data Warehouse
6 86 (6.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 80 (5.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 69 (4.99%) Relational Database
9 68 (4.92%) SQL Server 2016
10 55 (3.98%) SQL Server 2014
11 41 (2.97%) Oracle Database
12 40 (2.89%) Big Data
13 35 (2.53%) Power BI
14 34 (2.46%) NoSQL
15 33 (2.39%) RDBMS
16 32 (2.32%) Hadoop
17 31 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
18 30 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
19 28 (2.03%) MarkLogic
20 24 (1.74%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 328 (23.73%) Visual Studio
2 284 (20.55%) Git (software)
3 144 (10.42%) Jenkins
4 135 (9.77%) JIRA
5 122 (8.83%) Octopus Deploy
6 115 (8.32%) TeamCity
7 83 (6.01%) Selenium
8 77 (5.57%) Subversion
9 73 (5.28%) MSBuild
10 65 (4.70%) Visual Studio Team System
11 61 (4.41%) SpecFlow
12 60 (4.34%) NUnit
13 57 (4.12%) Maven
14 56 (4.05%) Moq
15 46 (3.33%) Cucumber
16 42 (3.04%) Artifactory
17 41 (2.97%) JUnit
18 40 (2.89%) Ant
19 39 (2.82%) NuGet
20 38 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 298 (21.56%) Finance
2 89 (6.44%) Banking
3 38 (2.75%) Back Office
4 35 (2.53%) Retail
5 33 (2.39%) Front Office
6 32 (2.32%) Financial Institution
7 31 (2.24%) Publishing
8 24 (1.74%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.37%) Marketing
10 18 (1.30%) Law
11 17 (1.23%) Legal
12 13 (0.94%) Local Government
13 11 (0.80%) Advertising
13 11 (0.80%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.72%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.58%) Electronics
16 7 (0.51%) Automotive
16 7 (0.51%) Military
17 6 (0.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 738 (53.40%) Developer
2 317 (22.94%) .NET Developer
3 231 (16.71%) C# Developer
4 153 (11.07%) SQL Developer
5 151 (10.93%) C# .NET Developer
6 146 (10.56%) Analyst
7 92 (6.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 83 (6.01%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 79 (5.72%) Senior Developer
10 72 (5.21%) Test Analyst
11 68 (4.92%) Consultant
12 59 (4.27%) Tester
13 57 (4.12%) ASP.NET Developer
14 55 (3.98%) SSIS Developer
15 49 (3.55%) Software Developer
16 48 (3.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 47 (3.40%) Azure Engineer
18 44 (3.18%) SQL Server Developer
19 42 (3.04%) Java Developer
19 42 (3.04%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 742 (53.69%) .NET
2 304 (22.00%) ASP.NET
3 249 (18.02%) CSS
4 238 (17.22%) HTML
5 236 (17.08%) .NET Framework
6 200 (14.47%) Web Services
7 191 (13.82%) WCF
8 186 (13.46%) jQuery
9 179 (12.95%) Entity Framework
10 171 (12.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 169 (12.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 153 (11.07%) AngularJS
13 147 (10.64%) XML
14 94 (6.80%) RESTful
15 88 (6.37%) HTML5
16 86 (6.22%) REST
17 75 (5.43%) WPF
18 71 (5.14%) LINQ
19 62 (4.49%) SOAP
20 59 (4.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
3 47 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (2.75%) User Experience
5 37 (2.68%) Algorithms
6 34 (2.46%) N-Tier
7 31 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.81%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.52%) Fintech
10 18 (1.30%) Clustering
10 18 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.23%) Derivative
12 15 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.09%) NHS
13 14 (1.01%) Fixed Income
13 14 (1.01%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.01%) Replication
14 13 (0.94%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.87%) Credit Risk
15 12 (0.87%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 315 (22.79%) Windows
2 120 (8.68%) Windows Server
3 106 (7.67%) Linux
4 51 (3.69%) Unix
5 48 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.74%) Solaris
7 24 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.23%) CentOS
9 15 (1.09%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.01%) Android
11 13 (0.94%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.65%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.36%) Debian
13 5 (0.36%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.072%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.072%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (25.47%) MVC
3 239 (17.29%) Scrum
4 233 (16.86%) TDD
5 214 (15.48%) Test Automation
6 209 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
7 201 (14.54%) DevOps
8 157 (11.36%) SDLC
9 122 (8.83%) Business Intelligence
10 120 (8.68%) BDD
11 114 (8.25%) Unit Testing
12 113 (8.18%) Migration
13 94 (6.80%) Web Development
14 92 (6.66%) ETL
15 89 (6.44%) Release Management
16 82 (5.93%) CRM
17 79 (5.72%) Continuous Delivery
18 73 (5.28%) Configuration Management
19 70 (5.07%) SOLID
20 69 (4.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 678 (49.06%) C#
2 603 (43.63%) SQL
3 334 (24.17%) JavaScript
4 209 (15.12%) PowerShell
5 180 (13.02%) T-SQL
6 146 (10.56%) Java
7 67 (4.85%) Python
8 55 (3.98%) TypeScript
9 46 (3.33%) PL/SQL
10 44 (3.18%) VB.NET
11 25 (1.81%) Bash Shell
12 21 (1.52%) F#
13 19 (1.37%) VBA
13 19 (1.37%) XAML
14 17 (1.23%) VB
15 15 (1.09%) Perl
15 15 (1.09%) Ruby
16 13 (0.94%) C
16 13 (0.94%) C++
16 13 (0.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 112 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.15%) Degree
3 78 (5.64%) SC Cleared
4 54 (3.91%) ISEB
5 43 (3.11%) ISTQB
5 43 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (1.74%) MCSE
8 17 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (0.51%) CLAS
13 5 (0.36%) CFA
13 5 (0.36%) CISSP
13 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.36%) MCTS
14 4 (0.29%) HND
14 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.66%) QA
2 20 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.65%) MiFID
4 8 (0.58%) WCAG
5 7 (0.51%) HL7
5 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.43%) EMIR
6 6 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.36%) AIFMD
8 4 (0.29%) PMO
8 4 (0.29%) SLA
9 3 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.22%) GAAP
10 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.14%) WAI
11 1 (0.072%) GCP
11 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
System Software
1 93 (6.73%) Docker
2 57 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.52%) vSphere
4 17 (1.23%) vCloud
5 16 (1.16%) Gluster
6 12 (0.87%) Apache Flume
6 12 (0.87%) HDFS
6 12 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.58%) Brightmail
7 8 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.22%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.14%) GridGain
9 2 (0.14%) XenApp
9 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.072%) KVM
10 1 (0.072%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.072%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 64 (4.63%) Ansible
2 61 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (3.40%) Puppet
4 26 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
5 22 (1.59%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.87%) Ambari
6 12 (0.87%) Control-M
6 12 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
7 11 (0.80%) SCOM
8 8 (0.58%) Nagios
9 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.43%) Terraform
10 5 (0.36%) Rundeck
10 5 (0.36%) WSUS
11 4 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
11 4 (0.29%) vRealize
12 3 (0.22%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.22%) Graphite
12 3 (0.22%) Kibana
12 3 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 563 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 98 (7.09%) Oracle
3 59 (4.27%) HP
4 49 (3.55%) Red Hat
5 41 (2.97%) Atlassian
6 39 (2.82%) Sitecore
7 29 (2.10%) Telerik
8 28 (2.03%) VMware
9 24 (1.74%) SAP
10 19 (1.37%) Splunk
10 19 (1.37%) Tableau
11 17 (1.23%) Nintex
11 17 (1.23%) Workday
12 16 (1.16%) IBM
13 14 (1.01%) RedGate
13 14 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.94%) AppDynamics
14 13 (0.94%) SimCorp
15 12 (0.87%) Xamarin
16 10 (0.72%) DevExpress