Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 276 224 195
Rank change year-on-year -52 -29 +6
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 762 1,302 1,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.26% 1.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.11% 6.00% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 934 1,040
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £344 £319 £310
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 24
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £41.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -4.07% -1.15%
10th Percentile £12.00 £30.00 £30.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.11 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -1.18% -2.30% -

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 14,920 21,703 18,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.62% 20.98% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,759 14,867 12,770
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.46% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 220 293
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.58% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £24.21 £25.36 £30.35
90th Percentile £58.00 £52.50 £61.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.66%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 -57 696 £450 +5.88% 307
UK excluding London -69 449 £425 +6.25% 249
London -19 299 £475 - 71
South East -53 152 £450 +7.14% 66
North of England -8 78 £375 - 45
Midlands -1 71 £366 -8.44% 59
South West -68 58 £428 +1.18% 44
West Midlands -19 41 £360 -12.73% 31
Yorkshire -13 37 £356 +1.64% 15
East of England +25 35 £450 +16.13% 23
Scotland -22 33 £425 +13.33% 9
North West +22 31 £381 -7.58% 26
East Midlands +28 30 £425 +11.48% 28
Wales +7 18 £325 -16.13% 3
North East +20 10 £375 -15.73% 4
Northern Ireland +2 4 £400 -22.71% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 396 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (49.21%) C#
3 350 (45.93%) .NET
4 318 (41.73%) SQL
5 290 (38.06%) Microsoft
6 266 (34.91%) SQL Server
7 260 (34.12%) Azure
8 210 (27.56%) DevOps
9 207 (27.17%) Git (software)
10 194 (25.46%) Scrum
11 184 (24.15%) JavaScript
12 173 (22.70%) Visual Studio
13 167 (21.92%) Test Automation
14 150 (19.69%) MVC
15 135 (17.72%) Finance
15 135 (17.72%) HTML
15 135 (17.72%) TDD
16 131 (17.19%) ASP.NET
17 126 (16.54%) CSS
18 119 (15.62%) Visual Studio Team System
19 117 (15.35%) PowerShell
20 113 (14.83%) Web Services
21 101 (13.25%) JIRA
22 98 (12.86%) Jenkins
23 94 (12.34%) ASP.NET MVC
24 93 (12.20%) Windows
25 92 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 90 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
27 88 (11.55%) jQuery
28 84 (11.02%) .NET Framework

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 55 (7.22%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.07%) IIS
3 23 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (1.97%) Confluence
4 15 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (0.92%) MS Project Server
6 6 (0.79%) CMS
7 5 (0.66%) Apache
8 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.39%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.26%) JBoss
9 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.52%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.26%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.13%) Scribe Insight
5 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 260 (34.12%) Azure
2 75 (9.84%) AWS
3 58 (7.61%) GitHub
4 31 (4.07%) PaaS
5 24 (3.15%) Power Platform
6 23 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (3.02%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (2.62%) Serverless
8 18 (2.36%) IaaS
8 18 (2.36%) Office 365
9 15 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.31%) SaaS
11 9 (1.18%) Azure Functions
12 8 (1.05%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.92%) Azure Stack
14 6 (0.79%) npm
15 5 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.66%) Sauce Labs
15 5 (0.66%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.84%) Internet
2 8 (1.05%) Firewall
3 6 (0.79%) VoIP
4 4 (0.52%) Intranet
4 4 (0.52%) IPsec
4 4 (0.52%) Junos
4 4 (0.52%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.52%) VPN
4 4 (0.52%) WAN
5 3 (0.39%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.39%) WinSCP
6 2 (0.26%) DNS
6 2 (0.26%) Skype
7 1 (0.13%) Broadband
7 1 (0.13%) Extranet
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.13%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.13%) Network Security
7 1 (0.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (34.91%) SQL Server
2 92 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 73 (9.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (3.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 24 (3.15%) Power BI
7 21 (2.76%) Big Data
8 20 (2.62%) Oracle Database
9 19 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
10 16 (2.10%) Relational Database
10 16 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (1.97%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (1.44%) MySQL
14 10 (1.31%) Data Lake
14 10 (1.31%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.79%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 207 (27.17%) Git (software)
2 173 (22.70%) Visual Studio
3 119 (15.62%) Visual Studio Team System
4 101 (13.25%) JIRA
5 98 (12.86%) Jenkins
6 79 (10.37%) Selenium
7 44 (5.77%) TeamCity
8 41 (5.38%) SpecFlow
9 36 (4.72%) MSTest
10 32 (4.20%) Moq
10 32 (4.20%) SoapUI
11 29 (3.81%) Octopus Deploy
12 28 (3.67%) WebDriver
13 25 (3.28%) Cucumber
14 21 (2.76%) FitNesse
14 21 (2.76%) Subversion
15 18 (2.36%) Bitbucket
16 16 (2.10%) HP UFT
16 16 (2.10%) MSBuild
16 16 (2.10%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 135 (17.72%) Finance
2 33 (4.33%) Retail
3 32 (4.20%) Public Sector
4 29 (3.81%) Law
5 27 (3.54%) Banking
6 15 (1.97%) Police
6 15 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.84%) Financial Institution
8 13 (1.71%) Back Office
9 12 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.44%) Front Office
10 11 (1.44%) Marketing
11 8 (1.05%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) French Language
12 2 (0.26%) Games
12 2 (0.26%) Legal
12 2 (0.26%) Local Government
12 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 337 (44.23%) Developer
2 140 (18.37%) .NET Developer
3 94 (12.34%) C# Developer
4 92 (12.07%) Analyst
5 75 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 58 (7.61%) C# .NET Developer
7 51 (6.69%) Tester
8 45 (5.91%) Azure Engineer
8 45 (5.91%) SQL Developer
9 44 (5.77%) Software Developer
10 40 (5.25%) Azure DevOps
11 38 (4.99%) Senior Developer
12 37 (4.86%) Test Analyst
13 35 (4.59%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 31 (4.07%) Business Analyst
15 25 (3.28%) VB.NET Developer
16 22 (2.89%) Azure Developer
17 21 (2.76%) Consultant
18 20 (2.62%) Automation Tester
19 19 (2.49%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (45.93%) .NET
2 135 (17.72%) HTML
3 131 (17.19%) ASP.NET
4 126 (16.54%) CSS
5 113 (14.83%) Web Services
6 94 (12.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 88 (11.55%) jQuery
8 84 (11.02%) .NET Framework
9 80 (10.50%) AngularJS
10 79 (10.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 62 (8.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 61 (8.01%) WCF
13 57 (7.48%) XML
14 52 (6.82%) JSON
15 49 (6.43%) REST
16 46 (6.04%) React
17 42 (5.51%) .NET Core
17 42 (5.51%) HTML5
18 39 (5.12%) Entity Framework
19 37 (4.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (4.20%) Public Cloud
4 26 (3.41%) User Experience
5 23 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.36%) W3C
7 13 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.05%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 7 (0.92%) Algorithms
9 7 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (0.79%) Clustering
11 5 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.66%) Wiki
12 4 (0.52%) NHS
12 4 (0.52%) PKI
13 3 (0.39%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 93 (12.20%) Windows
2 46 (6.04%) Linux
3 41 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 15 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.44%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.79%) Android
8 6 (0.79%) Unix
9 4 (0.52%) VMS
9 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.26%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.13%) CentOS
11 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (27.56%) DevOps
3 194 (25.46%) Scrum
4 167 (21.92%) Test Automation
5 150 (19.69%) MVC
6 135 (17.72%) TDD
7 90 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (9.19%) Kanban
9 67 (8.79%) BDD
10 62 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
11 56 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (6.96%) Front End Development
13 51 (6.69%) Migration
13 51 (6.69%) Unit Testing
13 51 (6.69%) User Stories
14 45 (5.91%) OO
14 45 (5.91%) Software Engineering
15 43 (5.64%) CRM
15 43 (5.64%) Web Development
16 41 (5.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 375 (49.21%) C#
2 318 (41.73%) SQL
3 184 (24.15%) JavaScript
4 117 (15.35%) PowerShell
5 83 (10.89%) T-SQL
6 65 (8.53%) Java
7 40 (5.25%) Python
8 37 (4.86%) VB.NET
9 24 (3.15%) PL/SQL
10 22 (2.89%) TypeScript
10 22 (2.89%) VB
11 19 (2.49%) C
12 17 (2.23%) XPath
13 15 (1.97%) VB6
14 11 (1.44%) C++
15 10 (1.31%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.31%) R
15 10 (1.31%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.18%) ES6
17 7 (0.92%) F#
Qualifications
1 77 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 57 (7.48%) SC Cleared
3 45 (5.91%) Degree
4 39 (5.12%) ISTQB
5 33 (4.33%) ISEB
6 17 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.52%) CBAP
8 4 (0.52%) JNCIA
8 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.39%) MCSE
10 2 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.26%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.26%) PhD
10 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.43%) QA
2 31 (4.07%) WCAG
3 7 (0.92%) GDPR
4 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.39%) SLA
6 2 (0.26%) PMO
7 1 (0.13%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) NIST
7 1 (0.13%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 63 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.77%) Docker
3 23 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.97%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 9 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.52%) GridGain
7 4 (0.52%) vSphere
8 3 (0.39%) LXC
8 3 (0.39%) XenApp
9 2 (0.26%) vCloud
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (6.96%) Ansible
2 32 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (3.41%) Puppet
4 24 (3.15%) Terraform
5 21 (2.76%) Kubernetes
6 20 (2.62%) HP ALM
7 18 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (1.97%) SCCM
8 15 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (1.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.92%) MIIS
11 6 (0.79%) WSUS
12 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.66%) Nessus
12 5 (0.66%) Nmap
12 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (0.52%) SCOM
14 3 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
15 2 (0.26%) Automic
15 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 290 (38.06%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.48%) Oracle
3 43 (5.64%) HP
4 31 (4.07%) VMware
5 29 (3.81%) SAP
6 28 (3.67%) Cisco
7 21 (2.76%) Citrix
8 13 (1.71%) Red Hat
8 13 (1.71%) Tableau
9 11 (1.44%) MuleSoft
10 10 (1.31%) Juniper
10 10 (1.31%) Sitecore
10 10 (1.31%) Splunk
11 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.92%) BMC
13 6 (0.79%) Aruba
13 6 (0.79%) Black Duck
13 6 (0.79%) Telerik
14 5 (0.66%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.66%) Tripwire