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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 203 192
Rank change year-on-year +39 -11  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 719 681 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.26% 1.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.71% 8.17% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 465 476
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £306 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% -  

Team Foundation Server is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8258 8338 7465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.62% 15.46% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5649 5746 4927
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 125 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Team Foundation Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in the UK

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 633 £400 - 198
London +60 282 £450 +5.88% 55
South East +5 154 £375 -6.25% 52
South West +31 78 £385 +10.00% 21
City of London +38 67 £413 -10.81% 9
Scotland +60 56 £400 +23.07% 7
East of England +9 43 £375 -14.28% 8
Hampshire +2 37 £375 +7.14% 14
Surrey -8 37 £400 -5.88% 14
Edinburgh +45 35 £431 +10.57% 4
Kent +20 33 £341 -30.00% 2
Somerset +17 31 £388 -10.14% 2
Wales +20 25 £370 -22.10% 5
South Wales +22 24 £370 -22.10% 2
Berkshire +2 24 £405 -0.30% 11
Cardiff +21 23 £373 -21.57% 1
Yorkshire +11 22 £320 -22.42% 10
Taunton - 21 £385 - 1
West Yorkshire +16 18 £318 -20.62% 7
Reading +13 18 £450 +20.00% 8
North West -9 18 £363 -9.37% 27
Hertfordshire +15 17 £375 -9.09% 3
East Midlands -26 17 £336 -3.92% 8
Wiltshire 0 16 £400 +24.03% 1
Glasgow +14 12 £375 +13.63% 3
Leeds +1 12 £315 -21.25% 2
Maidstone - 12 £343 -
Cambridgeshire +3 10 £300 -20.00% 3
West Midlands -15 10 £293 -14.90% 16
Erskine +48 9 £412 +32.05%

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 892 (59.51%) .NET
2 783 (52.23%) C#
3 706 (47.10%) Agile Software Development
4 652 (43.50%) SQL Server
5 619 (41.29%) Microsoft
6 604 (40.29%) SQL
7 400 (26.68%) MVC
8 375 (25.02%) ASP.NET
9 369 (24.62%) JavaScript
10 356 (23.75%) Visual Studio
11 319 (21.28%) Scrum
12 311 (20.75%) Windows
13 296 (19.75%) .NET Framework
14 293 (19.55%) Test Automation
15 292 (19.48%) CSS
16 291 (19.41%) TDD
17 287 (19.15%) Web Services
18 285 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
19 279 (18.61%) Finance
20 275 (18.35%) Git (software)
21 271 (18.08%) HTML
22 257 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
23 237 (15.81%) jQuery
24 217 (14.48%) WCF
25 210 (14.01%) Entity Framework
26 206 (13.74%) PowerShell
26 206 (13.74%) DevOps
27 182 (12.14%) XML
28 179 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 171 (11.41%) Oracle

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
1 170 (11.34%) IIS
2 152 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 88 (5.87%) CMS
4 43 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
5 36 (2.40%) Confluence
6 33 (2.20%) Umbraco
7 32 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
8 25 (1.67%) EPiServer
8 25 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (1.20%) Tomcat
11 16 (1.07%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.93%) nginx
13 13 (0.87%) ColdFusion
14 12 (0.80%) Apache
14 12 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.73%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.60%) Railo
17 8 (0.53%) MS Project Server
17 8 (0.53%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 34 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 34 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.40%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.067%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 77 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.40%) Endur
6 5 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.27%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.27%) SystmOne
8 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.13%) FastStats
9 2 (0.13%) Kondor
9 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.067%) assyst
10 1 (0.067%) BPCS
10 1 (0.067%) Maximo
10 1 (0.067%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 285 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (3.14%) PaaS
4 37 (2.47%) IaaS
5 24 (1.60%) Office 365
6 19 (1.27%) OpenShift
7 15 (1.00%) GitHub
8 11 (0.73%) SaaS
9 10 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.47%) Akamai
12 4 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.20%) Datadog
13 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
13 3 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.73%) HTTP
1 26 (1.73%) Internet
2 23 (1.53%) PuTTY
2 23 (1.53%) WinSCP
3 17 (1.13%) Extranet
4 14 (0.93%) SAN
5 12 (0.80%) NAS
5 12 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.67%) DNS
7 8 (0.53%) Firewall
7 8 (0.53%) LAN
7 8 (0.53%) VPN
8 7 (0.47%) LDAP
9 6 (0.40%) Network Security
10 5 (0.33%) WAN
11 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.27%) Intranet
11 4 (0.27%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.27%) SNMP
11 4 (0.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 652 (43.50%) SQL Server
2 179 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 137 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 136 (9.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 120 (8.01%) Data Warehouse
6 102 (6.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 81 (5.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 79 (5.27%) Relational Database
9 75 (5.00%) Oracle Database
10 74 (4.94%) SQL Server 2014
11 48 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
12 47 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
13 40 (2.67%) NoSQL
14 37 (2.47%) RDBMS
15 36 (2.40%) MongoDB
16 35 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
17 32 (2.13%) MySQL
17 32 (2.13%) Power BI
18 30 (2.00%) Big Data
19 27 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 356 (23.75%) Visual Studio
2 275 (18.35%) Git (software)
3 144 (9.61%) Jenkins
4 143 (9.54%) JIRA
5 102 (6.80%) TeamCity
6 94 (6.27%) Selenium
7 88 (5.87%) MSBuild
8 72 (4.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 67 (4.47%) SpecFlow
10 61 (4.07%) NUnit
11 60 (4.00%) Subversion
12 52 (3.47%) Maven
13 46 (3.07%) HP UFT
14 45 (3.00%) Moq
15 43 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
16 42 (2.80%) MSTest
17 41 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 38 (2.54%) Hudson
19 35 (2.33%) Cucumber
20 29 (1.93%) Ant
General
1 279 (18.61%) Finance
2 63 (4.20%) Banking
3 28 (1.87%) Financial Institution
4 27 (1.80%) Retail
5 25 (1.67%) Front Office
5 25 (1.67%) Legal
5 25 (1.67%) Marketing
6 23 (1.53%) Publishing
7 16 (1.07%) Back Office
8 14 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.87%) Advertising
10 11 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.60%) Electronics
11 9 (0.60%) Law
12 4 (0.27%) Games
12 4 (0.27%) Military
13 3 (0.20%) Billing
13 3 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 841 (56.10%) Developer
2 386 (25.75%) .NET Developer
3 231 (15.41%) C# Developer
4 167 (11.14%) Analyst
5 159 (10.61%) C# .NET Developer
6 131 (8.74%) SQL Developer
7 83 (5.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 78 (5.20%) Test Analyst
9 76 (5.07%) Tester
10 73 (4.87%) Software Developer
11 68 (4.54%) ASP.NET Developer
12 64 (4.27%) Consultant
13 59 (3.94%) Senior Developer
14 50 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 45 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
16 43 (2.87%) Automation Engineer
16 43 (2.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 40 (2.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 39 (2.60%) Java Developer
18 39 (2.60%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 892 (59.51%) .NET
2 375 (25.02%) ASP.NET
3 296 (19.75%) .NET Framework
4 292 (19.48%) CSS
5 287 (19.15%) Web Services
6 271 (18.08%) HTML
7 237 (15.81%) jQuery
8 217 (14.48%) WCF
9 210 (14.01%) Entity Framework
10 182 (12.14%) XML
11 166 (11.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 163 (10.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 159 (10.61%) AngularJS
14 128 (8.54%) LINQ
15 124 (8.27%) HTML5
16 102 (6.80%) WPF
17 99 (6.60%) RESTful
18 79 (5.27%) JSON
19 77 (5.14%) REST
20 75 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 111 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (3.87%) Algorithms
4 49 (3.27%) User Experience
5 38 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.80%) Client/Server
7 27 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.67%) W3C
9 24 (1.60%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.60%) NHS
10 22 (1.47%) N-Tier
11 20 (1.33%) Credit Risk
12 18 (1.20%) Clustering
13 16 (1.07%) Replication
14 13 (0.87%) Derivative
14 13 (0.87%) Market Risk
14 13 (0.87%) Online Banking
15 12 (0.80%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 311 (20.75%) Windows
2 128 (8.54%) Windows Server
3 118 (7.87%) Linux
4 76 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (2.27%) Unix
7 22 (1.47%) CentOS
8 20 (1.33%) Ubuntu
9 19 (1.27%) Solaris
10 17 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.93%) Android
12 13 (0.87%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.47%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.33%) Debian
15 4 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.067%) CoreOS
17 1 (0.067%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (47.10%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (26.68%) MVC
3 319 (21.28%) Scrum
4 293 (19.55%) Test Automation
5 291 (19.41%) TDD
6 257 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
7 206 (13.74%) DevOps
8 157 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
9 142 (9.47%) Unit Testing
10 141 (9.41%) BDD
11 125 (8.34%) SDLC
12 123 (8.21%) Web Development
13 114 (7.61%) Migration
14 98 (6.54%) ETL
15 95 (6.34%) CRM
16 93 (6.20%) Software Engineering
17 91 (6.07%) Release Management
18 86 (5.74%) Data Modelling
19 83 (5.54%) Continuous Delivery
20 76 (5.07%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 783 (52.23%) C#
2 604 (40.29%) SQL
3 369 (24.62%) JavaScript
4 206 (13.74%) PowerShell
5 170 (11.34%) T-SQL
6 154 (10.27%) Java
7 52 (3.47%) VB.NET
8 51 (3.40%) Python
9 49 (3.27%) XAML
10 48 (3.20%) TypeScript
11 38 (2.54%) PL/SQL
12 35 (2.33%) F#
12 35 (2.33%) VB
13 25 (1.67%) Perl
14 24 (1.60%) C
15 22 (1.47%) Ruby
16 21 (1.40%) C++
17 16 (1.07%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.87%) VBScript
19 12 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 149 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 106 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 74 (4.94%) Degree
4 62 (4.14%) ISTQB
5 56 (3.74%) ISEB
6 30 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.67%) MCITP
9 10 (0.67%) MCSE
10 8 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.47%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (0.47%) CLAS
11 7 (0.47%) MCTS
12 6 (0.40%) HNC
13 5 (0.33%) CFA
13 5 (0.33%) CISSP
13 5 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (5.87%) QA
2 19 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.53%) WCAG
6 6 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.20%) SLA
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.067%) GCP
9 1 (0.067%) IFRS
9 1 (0.067%) MiFID
9 1 (0.067%) PMO
System Software
1 57 (3.80%) Docker
2 35 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (1.27%) vSphere
4 16 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (0.73%) Veritas File System
6 10 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.47%) Gluster
8 6 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.20%) KVM
12 2 (0.13%) GridGain
12 2 (0.13%) HDFS
12 2 (0.13%) LXC
12 2 (0.13%) XenServer
13 1 (0.067%) Postfix
13 1 (0.067%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 70 (4.67%) Puppet
2 57 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (3.00%) Ansible
4 21 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (1.27%) vRealize
6 13 (0.87%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.73%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.60%) Terraform
9 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (0.53%) Nagios
10 6 (0.40%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.33%) Dollar Universe
11 5 (0.33%) Graphite
11 5 (0.33%) Salt
12 4 (0.27%) SCCM
13 3 (0.20%) Rundeck
13 3 (0.20%) WSUS
13 3 (0.20%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 619 (41.29%) Microsoft
2 171 (11.41%) Oracle
3 66 (4.40%) HP
4 56 (3.74%) Red Hat
5 43 (2.87%) Sitecore
6 37 (2.47%) VMware
7 27 (1.80%) SAP
8 25 (1.67%) Atlassian
9 24 (1.60%) Telerik
10 18 (1.20%) IBM
11 16 (1.07%) Apple
11 16 (1.07%) Serena
12 15 (1.00%) Splunk
13 14 (0.93%) Remedy
14 12 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.80%) Xamarin
15 11 (0.73%) AppDynamics
15 11 (0.73%) Sun
15 11 (0.73%) Symantec
15 11 (0.73%) Veritas
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £410 per day + SC Clearance granted
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
FFT Education
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day 3 Months Rolling
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 20 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £501 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
St Andrew's Healthcare
Rate: Competitive according to experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago