Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 304 246 210
Rank change year-on-year -58 -36 -40
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 313 1,024 1,382
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 1.09% 1.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.14% 5.54% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 750 1,029
Median daily rate £430 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £320 £331 £313
90th Percentile £625 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 32 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -1.18% -1.16%
10th Percentile £19.00 £12.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £46.30 £59.75 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -1.18% -1.16%

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 7,561 18,468 20,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.32% 19.67% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,924 12,167 14,201
Median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +6.90%
10th Percentile £325 £331 £315
90th Percentile £663 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 310 236
Median hourly rate £38.38 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.76% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £21.43 £23.93 £25.83
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £60.47
Median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.33% +1.18% -

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 9 July 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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 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 -52 275 £450 - 79
UK excluding London -71 157 £400 -5.88% 80
London +41 147 £500 -4.76% 11
South West +76 45 £416 -12.37% 19
South East -13 35 £325 -23.53% 10
North of England +14 23 £355 -6.89% 14
Work from Home +7 23 £400 -15.79% 15
Midlands -14 20 £450 +12.50% 18
Wales +17 19 £475 -0.52% 4
Yorkshire +21 15 £325 -13.33% 3
West Midlands +16 14 £475 +18.01% 4
Scotland +48 10 £369 -2.96% 7
North West +40 7 £335 -16.25% 10
East of England +33 7 £475 -11.63% 7
East Midlands -1 6 £250 -37.50% 14
North East +11 1 £375 +7.14% 1

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 170 (54.31%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (52.72%) SQL
2 165 (52.72%) SQL Server
3 162 (51.76%) .NET
4 161 (51.44%) C#
5 155 (49.52%) Microsoft
6 154 (49.20%) Azure
7 129 (41.21%) DevOps
8 89 (28.43%) Git (software)
9 84 (26.84%) T-SQL
10 83 (26.52%) JavaScript
10 83 (26.52%) ASP.NET
11 81 (25.88%) Security Cleared
12 72 (23.00%) Finance
13 71 (22.68%) HTML
14 70 (22.36%) Visual Studio
15 68 (21.73%) SC Cleared
16 65 (20.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 65 (20.77%) Scrum
17 60 (19.17%) Windows
17 60 (19.17%) .NET Framework
17 60 (19.17%) PowerShell
18 59 (18.85%) Selenium
19 58 (18.53%) Web Services
19 58 (18.53%) MVC
20 57 (18.21%) Test Automation
21 55 (17.57%) Unit Testing
22 54 (17.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 53 (16.93%) XML
24 52 (16.61%) CSS

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 34 (10.86%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.07%) IIS
3 16 (5.11%) NServiceBus
4 11 (3.51%) Confluence
5 9 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.24%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.92%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.60%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.64%) SAS
10 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.32%) CMS
11 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.32%) Moodle
11 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.32%) Mule
11 1 (0.32%) nginx
11 1 (0.32%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 16 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.79%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (3.19%) Photoshop
4 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (2.24%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.60%) Siebel CRM
3 3 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.32%) Endur
5 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.32%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 154 (49.20%) Azure
2 36 (11.50%) AWS
3 24 (7.67%) GitHub
4 17 (5.43%) GCP
5 16 (5.11%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (2.24%) PaaS
6 7 (2.24%) Power Platform
6 7 (2.24%) Serverless
7 6 (1.92%) IaaS
7 6 (1.92%) npm
7 6 (1.92%) SaaS
8 5 (1.60%) Office 365
8 5 (1.60%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.28%) Logic Apps
10 3 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.96%) Datadog
11 2 (0.64%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.83%) Firewall
2 10 (3.19%) WAN
3 8 (2.56%) VPN
4 7 (2.24%) HTTP
5 6 (1.92%) IPsec
5 6 (1.92%) Junos
5 6 (1.92%) LAN
6 5 (1.60%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.28%) SSL
7 4 (1.28%) VoIP
8 3 (0.96%) DHCP
8 3 (0.96%) FTP
8 3 (0.96%) Network Security
8 3 (0.96%) SSH
9 2 (0.64%) SAN
9 2 (0.64%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.32%) DNS
10 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.32%) MPLS
10 1 (0.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (52.72%) SQL Server
2 65 (20.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (17.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (7.67%) Relational Database
6 21 (6.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (4.47%) Data Lake
9 13 (4.15%) NoSQL
10 12 (3.83%) RDBMS
10 12 (3.83%) SSDT
11 10 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (2.88%) Hadoop
12 9 (2.88%) HDInsight
12 9 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (2.56%) Oracle Database
13 8 (2.56%) PowerPivot
14 7 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 89 (28.43%) Git (software)
2 70 (22.36%) Visual Studio
3 59 (18.85%) Selenium
4 51 (16.29%) JIRA
5 43 (13.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 36 (11.50%) SpecFlow
7 25 (7.99%) Jenkins
8 18 (5.75%) SoapUI
9 17 (5.43%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (4.79%) NUnit
10 15 (4.79%) Postman
11 11 (3.51%) Cucumber
11 11 (3.51%) JUnit
11 11 (3.51%) Katalon Studio
11 11 (3.51%) TeamCity
12 10 (3.19%) Bitbucket
12 10 (3.19%) Subversion
12 10 (3.19%) WebDriver
13 9 (2.88%) Maven
14 8 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 72 (23.00%) Finance
2 32 (10.22%) Public Sector
3 18 (5.75%) Banking
4 10 (3.19%) Marketing
4 10 (3.19%) Retail
5 6 (1.92%) Back Office
6 5 (1.60%) Front Office
6 5 (1.60%) Law
7 4 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.96%) Electronics
8 3 (0.96%) Local Government
8 3 (0.96%) Police
8 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.64%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 172 (54.95%) Developer
2 68 (21.73%) .NET Developer
3 39 (12.46%) C# Developer
4 34 (10.86%) SQL Developer
5 31 (9.90%) Analyst
6 22 (7.03%) Architect
7 20 (6.39%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.11%) Tester
9 13 (4.15%) Applications Developer
9 13 (4.15%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (4.15%) Delivery Manager
9 13 (4.15%) Full Stack Developer
9 13 (4.15%) Software Developer
10 12 (3.83%) SSIS Developer
11 11 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 10 (3.19%) Consultant
13 9 (2.88%) Business Analyst
13 9 (2.88%) Business Intelligence Architect
14 8 (2.56%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (51.76%) .NET
2 83 (26.52%) ASP.NET
3 71 (22.68%) HTML
4 60 (19.17%) .NET Framework
5 58 (18.53%) Web Services
6 53 (16.93%) XML
7 52 (16.61%) CSS
8 46 (14.70%) SOAP
9 43 (13.74%) JSON
10 42 (13.42%) AngularJS
11 41 (13.10%) Entity Framework
12 38 (12.14%) jQuery
12 38 (12.14%) REST
13 35 (11.18%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (9.90%) WCF
15 30 (9.58%) HTML5
16 28 (8.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 26 (8.31%) ASP.NET MVC
18 23 (7.35%) WPF
19 21 (6.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.79%) User Experience
3 14 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.83%) W3C
5 11 (3.51%) SCORM
6 10 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.19%) N-Tier
7 8 (2.56%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.92%) PKI
9 5 (1.60%) Reinsurance
10 4 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.96%) NHS
12 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.64%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.64%) iPad
12 2 (0.64%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.64%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (19.17%) Windows
2 18 (5.75%) Linux
3 17 (5.43%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.79%) Android
5 12 (3.83%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.56%) Unix
7 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.28%) Solaris
11 2 (0.64%) VMS
12 1 (0.32%) Debian
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (54.31%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (41.21%) DevOps
3 65 (20.77%) Scrum
4 58 (18.53%) MVC
5 57 (18.21%) Test Automation
6 55 (17.57%) Unit Testing
7 46 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (14.06%) SDLC
9 41 (13.10%) TDD
10 40 (12.78%) Business Intelligence
10 40 (12.78%) CRM
11 33 (10.54%) BDD
11 33 (10.54%) Kanban
12 29 (9.27%) Migration
13 27 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (8.31%) Microservices
15 25 (7.99%) OOP
16 24 (7.67%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (7.35%) Data Modelling
17 23 (7.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 165 (52.72%) SQL
2 161 (51.44%) C#
3 84 (26.84%) T-SQL
4 83 (26.52%) JavaScript
5 60 (19.17%) PowerShell
6 33 (10.54%) Java
7 30 (9.58%) Python
8 27 (8.63%) VB.NET
9 17 (5.43%) VB
10 10 (3.19%) R
11 9 (2.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 8 (2.56%) TypeScript
13 7 (2.24%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.92%) XAML
15 5 (1.60%) Groovy
15 5 (1.60%) VB6
15 5 (1.60%) VBA
16 4 (1.28%) PHP
16 4 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 81 (25.88%) Security Cleared
2 68 (21.73%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.11%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.83%) ISEB
5 11 (3.51%) Degree
6 10 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.24%) MCITP
8 6 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.92%) JNCIA
8 6 (1.92%) MCAD
8 6 (1.92%) MCPD
9 4 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.64%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.64%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.47%) QA
2 12 (3.83%) WCAG
3 5 (1.60%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.96%) GDPR
5 2 (0.64%) SLA
6 1 (0.32%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.32%) NIST
6 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (8.63%) Docker
2 14 (4.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.96%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.64%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (11.50%) Kubernetes
2 13 (4.15%) Ansible
3 11 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (3.51%) Terraform
4 5 (1.60%) Grafana
5 4 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.28%) Kibana
5 4 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.96%) Nagios
6 3 (0.96%) PowerCLI
6 3 (0.96%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.64%) Netcool
7 2 (0.64%) Packer
7 2 (0.64%) SCOM
7 2 (0.64%) WSUS
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.32%) Consul
8 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.32%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 155 (49.52%) Microsoft
2 39 (12.46%) Oracle
3 15 (4.79%) Google
3 15 (4.79%) TIBCO
4 14 (4.47%) Cisco
4 14 (4.47%) IBM
5 13 (4.15%) MuleSoft
6 12 (3.83%) SAP
7 8 (2.56%) Adobe
8 7 (2.24%) Siebel
9 6 (1.92%) Databricks
9 6 (1.92%) Juniper
9 6 (1.92%) Splunk
10 5 (1.60%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.60%) HP
10 5 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.60%) VMware
11 4 (1.28%) NetApp
11 4 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.28%) Telerik