Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 523 353 291
Rank change year-on-year -170 -62 -65
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 289 172 797
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.58% 0.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.98% 3.25% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 120 565
10th Percentile £311 £325 £325
25th Percentile £356 £369 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £538 £506 £538
90th Percentile £625 £576 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £410 £413
% change year-on-year +0.61% -0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 22
10th Percentile £27.30 £23.45 £12.00
25th Percentile £44.00 £30.13 £32.44
Median hourly rate £48.27 £42.50 £42.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.56% +1.19% +3.70%
75th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £57.50
90th Percentile £62.00 £51.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +15.29% +1.19% +3.70%

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 14,580 5,289 16,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.24% 17.79% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,004 3,703 10,604
10th Percentile £363 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £409 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £698 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 73 223
10th Percentile £25.38 £22.20 £24.00
25th Percentile £41.25 £40.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62.18 £52.00 £51.00
90th Percentile £70.18 £57.20 £57.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -161 232 £450 +4.65% 139
London -129 134 £525 +7.69% 57
UK excluding London -129 118 £413 +0.61% 83
Work from Home -198 72 £475 +17.28% 40
Scotland -54 26 £450 +12.50% 3
South East -72 23 £375 -35.62% 21
Midlands -81 20 £344 -1.79% 14
North of England -68 17 £413 +10.00% 24
East Midlands -33 15 £338 -1.82% 5
East of England -36 15 £425 -5.03% 4
South West -62 10 £438 +4.17% 17
Yorkshire -48 9 £483 +54.40% 4
North West -47 8 £413 +11.41% 19
Wales -25 6 £361 -1.90%
West Midlands -71 4 £475 +8.57% 9
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 174 (60.21%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (55.02%) C#
3 141 (48.79%) .NET
4 139 (48.10%) DevOps
5 125 (43.25%) SQL Server
5 125 (43.25%) Azure
6 122 (42.21%) Git (software)
6 122 (42.21%) SQL
7 99 (34.26%) Microsoft
8 87 (30.10%) Scrum
9 78 (26.99%) Visual Studio
10 72 (24.91%) JavaScript
11 69 (23.88%) Finance
12 66 (22.84%) .NET Framework
13 58 (20.07%) Unit Testing
14 55 (19.03%) ASP.NET
15 54 (18.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 52 (17.99%) JIRA
17 50 (17.30%) MVC
18 49 (16.96%) Test Automation
19 48 (16.61%) AngularJS
20 47 (16.26%) Jenkins
20 47 (16.26%) CSS
20 47 (16.26%) Social Skills
21 46 (15.92%) T-SQL
22 43 (14.88%) Windows
22 43 (14.88%) PowerShell
23 42 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
23 42 (14.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 41 (14.19%) HTML

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 21 (7.27%) Confluence
2 19 (6.57%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.84%) IIS
4 11 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.04%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.04%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.35%) Apache
8 1 (0.35%) CICS
8 1 (0.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.35%) JBoss
8 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.35%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.69%) Mingle
4 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.04%) Exchequer
2 3 (1.04%) Global One
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.69%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.35%) Endur
4 1 (0.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 125 (43.25%) Azure
2 22 (7.61%) GitHub
3 20 (6.92%) AWS
3 20 (6.92%) Power Platform
4 17 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (4.15%) Azure Logic Apps
6 11 (3.81%) Azure Service Bus
7 9 (3.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 7 (2.42%) PaaS
9 6 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (2.08%) Serverless
9 6 (2.08%) Slack
10 5 (1.73%) SaaS
11 4 (1.38%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.04%) Azure Event Grid
12 3 (1.04%) iPaaS
12 3 (1.04%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.69%) Azure Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.77%) Internet
2 5 (1.73%) Firewall
3 4 (1.38%) HTTP
4 3 (1.04%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.04%) SMS
5 2 (0.69%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.69%) Broadband
5 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.35%) DNS
6 1 (0.35%) IPsec
6 1 (0.35%) Junos
6 1 (0.35%) MQTT
6 1 (0.35%) Network Security
6 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.35%) VPN
6 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (43.25%) SQL Server
2 54 (18.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (14.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (11.42%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (8.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (6.92%) Oracle Database
7 18 (6.23%) Power BI
8 16 (5.54%) Tableau
9 14 (4.84%) MongoDB
10 10 (3.46%) NoSQL
10 10 (3.46%) Relational Database
10 10 (3.46%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (2.77%) SSDT
12 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.73%) DTS
13 5 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.73%) SQL Server 2019
14 4 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (1.38%) Data Vault
Development Applications
1 122 (42.21%) Git (software)
2 78 (26.99%) Visual Studio
3 52 (17.99%) JIRA
4 47 (16.26%) Jenkins
5 25 (8.65%) Selenium
6 23 (7.96%) Visual Studio Team System
7 22 (7.61%) SpecFlow
8 18 (6.23%) Subversion
9 17 (5.88%) Postman
10 15 (5.19%) NUnit
11 13 (4.50%) Cucumber
12 12 (4.15%) Oracle Forms
12 12 (4.15%) TeamCity
13 11 (3.81%) MSTest
14 10 (3.46%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (3.11%) JMeter
15 9 (3.11%) JUnit
15 9 (3.11%) Mockito
16 8 (2.77%) Maven
General
1 69 (23.88%) Finance
2 47 (16.26%) Social Skills
3 29 (10.03%) Banking
4 18 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.11%) Retail
6 8 (2.77%) Front Office
7 7 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.08%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (2.08%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.73%) Back Office
9 5 (1.73%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.38%) Marketing
10 4 (1.38%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.04%) Games
11 3 (1.04%) Local Government
12 2 (0.69%) Automotive
12 2 (0.69%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.69%) Publishing
13 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 151 (52.25%) Developer
2 68 (23.53%) .NET Developer
3 34 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 31 (10.73%) Analyst
5 24 (8.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (6.23%) Full Stack Developer
7 17 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 15 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 14 (4.84%) Agile Coach
9 14 (4.84%) Angular Developer
10 13 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 12 (4.15%) Applications Developer
12 11 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.81%) Senior .NET Developer
12 11 (3.81%) Test Analyst
13 10 (3.46%) .NET Software Engineer
13 10 (3.46%) C# Software Engineer
13 10 (3.46%) Consultant
13 10 (3.46%) Scrum Master
13 10 (3.46%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (48.79%) .NET
2 66 (22.84%) .NET Framework
3 55 (19.03%) ASP.NET
4 48 (16.61%) AngularJS
5 47 (16.26%) CSS
6 41 (14.19%) HTML
7 40 (13.84%) .NET Core
8 38 (13.15%) Web Services
9 33 (11.42%) REST
10 32 (11.07%) Entity Framework
11 27 (9.34%) SOAP
12 24 (8.30%) RESTful
13 22 (7.61%) XML
14 18 (6.23%) WinForms
15 17 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 17 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (5.88%) WPF
16 16 (5.54%) ASP.NET Core
17 15 (5.19%) jQuery
17 15 (5.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.11%) User Experience
2 8 (2.77%) N-Tier
3 7 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.73%) Biotechnology
4 5 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.69%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.35%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.35%) CESG
7 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.35%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.35%) Equities
7 1 (0.35%) PKI
7 1 (0.35%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.88%) Windows
2 10 (3.46%) Linux
3 6 (2.08%) Android
3 6 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.73%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.73%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.69%) zOS
7 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (60.21%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (48.10%) DevOps
3 87 (30.10%) Scrum
4 58 (20.07%) Unit Testing
5 50 (17.30%) MVC
6 49 (16.96%) Test Automation
7 42 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (13.49%) TDD
9 37 (12.80%) BDD
10 33 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (11.42%) ETL
10 33 (11.42%) SDLC
11 28 (9.69%) Microservices
11 28 (9.69%) Software Testing
12 27 (9.34%) Kanban
13 26 (9.00%) Full Stack Development
13 26 (9.00%) User Stories
14 24 (8.30%) Data Modelling
14 24 (8.30%) Integration Testing
15 22 (7.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 159 (55.02%) C#
2 122 (42.21%) SQL
3 72 (24.91%) JavaScript
4 46 (15.92%) T-SQL
5 43 (14.88%) PowerShell
6 34 (11.76%) Java
6 34 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 26 (9.00%) Python
8 25 (8.65%) TypeScript
9 14 (4.84%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.46%) C++
11 6 (2.08%) C
11 6 (2.08%) Perl
12 4 (1.38%) Groovy
12 4 (1.38%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.04%) C++/CLI
13 3 (1.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (1.04%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 21 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.23%) Degree
4 9 (3.11%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.73%) ISEB
7 3 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.04%) PhD
8 2 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.69%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.35%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.35%) CISMP
9 1 (0.35%) CISSP
9 1 (0.35%) HND
9 1 (0.35%) IISP
9 1 (0.35%) ISSEP
9 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.35%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.19%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) GDPR
2 2 (0.69%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.35%) PMO
3 1 (0.35%) RMADS
3 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (6.57%) Docker
2 4 (1.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (8.30%) Kubernetes
2 23 (7.96%) Ansible
3 6 (2.08%) Rancher
4 4 (1.38%) Control-M
4 4 (1.38%) HP ALM
4 4 (1.38%) Terraform
5 3 (1.04%) HP Fortify
5 3 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.69%) SCCM
7 1 (0.35%) Kibana
7 1 (0.35%) logstash
7 1 (0.35%) Nessus
7 1 (0.35%) Nmap
7 1 (0.35%) Puppet
7 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 99 (34.26%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.80%) Oracle
3 17 (5.88%) CA Agile Central
4 9 (3.11%) MuleSoft
5 8 (2.77%) ServiceNow
5 8 (2.77%) Splunk
6 7 (2.42%) HP
7 6 (2.08%) IBM
8 3 (1.04%) NetApp
8 3 (1.04%) Perforce
8 3 (1.04%) Syncfusion
8 3 (1.04%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.69%) Cadence
9 2 (0.69%) Cisco
9 2 (0.69%) Citrix
9 2 (0.69%) Databricks
9 2 (0.69%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.69%) Siemens
9 2 (0.69%) VMware
10 1 (0.35%) AppDynamics