Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 426 258 225
Rank change year-on-year -168 -33 +5
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 178 693 1,220
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.97% 1.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.47% 5.67% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 496 938
Median daily rate £425 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.65% +0.66% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £588 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 12
Median hourly rate £52.50 £18.50 £36.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.78% -48.93% -12.18%
10th Percentile £41.55 £12.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £42.10 £49.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.25 £18.50 £36.23
% change year-on-year +160.81% -48.93% -19.50%

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 7,213 12,220 21,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.39% 17.04% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,942 8,300 14,697
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -3.61% +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 232
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £30.00 £16.20 £31.28
90th Percentile £60.30 £68.85 £55.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 -127 143 £439 +2.56% 109
UK excluding London -29 91 £400 - 104
London -111 65 £500 +11.11% 30
Work from Home -153 46 £420 -1.18% 18
Midlands +30 29 £326 -7.00% 19
South East +45 19 £620 +37.78% 20
East Midlands +30 18 £288 -17.86% 7
South West +48 15 £420 +1.20% 9
Scotland +39 14 £420 -1.18% 15
West Midlands +29 8 £370 +2.78% 12
North of England +24 8 £450 +21.62% 22
Yorkshire +21 6 £475 +22.58% 6
Wales 0 4 £425 -9.57% 5
East of England +49 2 - - 9
North West +44 1 £450 +20.00% 11
North East +29 1 £375 +9.09% 5

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 99 (55.62%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (47.75%) SQL Server
3 82 (46.07%) .NET
4 77 (43.26%) C#
5 70 (39.33%) DevOps
6 69 (38.76%) Microsoft
7 66 (37.08%) SQL
8 63 (35.39%) Git (software)
9 62 (34.83%) Azure
10 49 (27.53%) Visual Studio
11 43 (24.16%) Unit Testing
12 42 (23.60%) .NET Framework
12 42 (23.60%) Scrum
13 40 (22.47%) JavaScript
14 33 (18.54%) Windows
15 32 (17.98%) Web Services
15 32 (17.98%) MVC
15 32 (17.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 32 (17.98%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (17.42%) SDLC
17 30 (16.85%) Finance
17 30 (16.85%) HTML
18 29 (16.29%) CSS
19 28 (15.73%) Jenkins
20 26 (14.61%) Java
20 26 (14.61%) ASP.NET
21 25 (14.04%) AngularJS
21 25 (14.04%) Docker
21 25 (14.04%) Test Automation
22 24 (13.48%) PowerShell

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 17 (9.55%) IIS
2 12 (6.74%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.06%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (3.93%) Confluence
5 6 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.69%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.12%) CICS
7 2 (1.12%) CMS
7 2 (1.12%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.12%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.56%) assyst
3 1 (0.56%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 62 (34.83%) Azure
2 20 (11.24%) AWS
3 15 (8.43%) GitHub
4 10 (5.62%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (5.62%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.93%) Slack
6 6 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.81%) npm
8 4 (2.25%) IaaS
8 4 (2.25%) Office 365
8 4 (2.25%) OpenShift
8 4 (2.25%) SaaS
9 3 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.69%) PaaS
10 2 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.12%) Datadog
10 2 (1.12%) GCP
11 1 (0.56%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.56%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.69%) Internet
1 3 (1.69%) SSL
2 2 (1.12%) DNS
2 2 (1.12%) Firewall
2 2 (1.12%) SSH
3 1 (0.56%) IPsec
3 1 (0.56%) Junos
3 1 (0.56%) RS-232
3 1 (0.56%) RS-485
3 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) VoIP
3 1 (0.56%) VPN
3 1 (0.56%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (47.75%) SQL Server
2 32 (17.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (13.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (5.62%) NonStop SQL
4 10 (5.62%) Power BI
4 10 (5.62%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (2.81%) DTS
8 5 (2.81%) MySQL
8 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.25%) Couchbase
9 4 (2.25%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (35.39%) Git (software)
2 49 (27.53%) Visual Studio
3 28 (15.73%) Jenkins
4 19 (10.67%) JIRA
5 18 (10.11%) Selenium
6 17 (9.55%) NUnit
6 17 (9.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (8.43%) Postman
8 14 (7.87%) SpecFlow
9 13 (7.30%) TeamCity
10 12 (6.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (5.62%) Cucumber
12 9 (5.06%) webpack
13 8 (4.49%) JUnit
14 7 (3.93%) MSTest
14 7 (3.93%) SoapUI
14 7 (3.93%) Subversion
14 7 (3.93%) TestNG
15 6 (3.37%) Bitbucket
16 5 (2.81%) gulp
General
1 30 (16.85%) Finance
2 21 (11.80%) Public Sector
3 11 (6.18%) Banking
4 8 (4.49%) Retail
5 6 (3.37%) Marketing
5 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.81%) Electronics
6 5 (2.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.25%) Law
8 3 (1.69%) French Language
8 3 (1.69%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.69%) Local Government
9 2 (1.12%) Advertising
9 2 (1.12%) Back Office
9 2 (1.12%) German Language
9 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.12%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (53.93%) Developer
2 34 (19.10%) .NET Developer
3 15 (8.43%) Analyst
3 15 (8.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (5.62%) Business Analyst
4 10 (5.62%) Consultant
5 9 (5.06%) C# Developer
6 8 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (4.49%) Senior Developer
6 8 (4.49%) Software Engineer
7 6 (3.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (3.37%) Test Engineer
8 5 (2.81%) Agile Coach
8 5 (2.81%) Angular Developer
8 5 (2.81%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 5 (2.81%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (2.81%) Software Developer
8 5 (2.81%) Test Analyst
9 4 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (2.25%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (46.07%) .NET
2 42 (23.60%) .NET Framework
3 32 (17.98%) Web Services
4 30 (16.85%) HTML
5 29 (16.29%) CSS
6 26 (14.61%) ASP.NET
7 25 (14.04%) AngularJS
8 23 (12.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (12.92%) RESTful
9 20 (11.24%) .NET Core
10 19 (10.67%) REST
10 19 (10.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (10.11%) JSON
12 17 (9.55%) XML
13 16 (8.99%) jQuery
14 15 (8.43%) SOAP
15 13 (7.30%) HTML5
16 12 (6.74%) CSS3
16 12 (6.74%) Entity Framework
16 12 (6.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.30%) User Experience
2 10 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (5.06%) N-Tier
4 8 (4.49%) Virtual Team
5 7 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.81%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.81%) NHS
7 4 (2.25%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.12%) AS400
9 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.56%) FMCG
10 1 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.56%) iPad
10 1 (0.56%) Life Science
10 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.56%) SCORM
10 1 (0.56%) Social Media
10 1 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.54%) Windows
2 11 (6.18%) Linux
3 10 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.25%) Android
4 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (2.25%) zOS
5 3 (1.69%) Unix
6 1 (0.56%) Mesosphere
6 1 (0.56%) VMS
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (55.62%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (39.33%) DevOps
3 43 (24.16%) Unit Testing
4 42 (23.60%) Scrum
5 32 (17.98%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (17.98%) MVC
6 31 (17.42%) SDLC
7 25 (14.04%) Test Automation
8 24 (13.48%) TDD
9 23 (12.92%) BDD
10 22 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (12.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (10.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (8.43%) ETL
12 15 (8.43%) Integration Testing
12 15 (8.43%) Microservices
13 14 (7.87%) Mentoring
13 14 (7.87%) Software Testing
13 14 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (7.87%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 77 (43.26%) C#
2 66 (37.08%) SQL
3 40 (22.47%) JavaScript
4 26 (14.61%) Java
5 24 (13.48%) PowerShell
6 21 (11.80%) T-SQL
7 13 (7.30%) COBOL
8 12 (6.74%) Python
9 10 (5.62%) TypeScript
10 8 (4.49%) Bash Shell
10 8 (4.49%) VB.NET
11 6 (3.37%) VB
12 5 (2.81%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.25%) C++
14 3 (1.69%) Go
14 3 (1.69%) Groovy
14 3 (1.69%) Natural
14 3 (1.69%) Ruby
14 3 (1.69%) XPath
15 2 (1.12%) JCL
Qualifications
1 18 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.18%) ISEB
2 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.93%) Degree
4 5 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.25%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.87%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.56%) GDPR
2 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (14.04%) Docker
2 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.69%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 3 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (11.80%) Ansible
2 14 (7.87%) Kubernetes
3 9 (5.06%) Terraform
4 6 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.37%) Puppet
5 3 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.69%) MIIS
5 3 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (1.12%) Marathon
6 2 (1.12%) Mesos
6 2 (1.12%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.56%) Automic
7 1 (0.56%) Consul
7 1 (0.56%) Grafana
7 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 69 (38.76%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.43%) HP
3 11 (6.18%) Oracle
4 6 (3.37%) CA Agile Central
4 6 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.25%) IBM
5 4 (2.25%) SAP
5 4 (2.25%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.69%) Splunk
7 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco
7 2 (1.12%) Demandware
7 2 (1.12%) IFS
7 2 (1.12%) New Relic
7 2 (1.12%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.12%) Siebel
7 2 (1.12%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe
8 1 (0.56%) Databricks
8 1 (0.56%) UiPath