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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 203 206
Rank change year-on-year +51 +3  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 728 695 643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.27% 1.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.47% 8.34% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 472 436
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +8.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £44.25 £42.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +19.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £23.31 £29.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £44.10 £41.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £42.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +4.11% +19.71%  

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 7685 8330 7207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.16% 15.27% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5223 5721 4697
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 £322 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £368
% change year-on-year +1.25% +8.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 131 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £47.10 £45.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.39%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +32 646 £400 - 229
London +56 273 £435 +2.35% 63
South East +17 154 £369 -1.66% 55
South West +39 87 £388 +10.71% 21
City of London +23 57 £400 -10.11% 11
Scotland +68 54 £400 +22.13% 12
Kent +25 44 £340 -27.46% 6
East of England +6 40 £375 -14.28% 24
Hampshire +16 37 £375 +11.94% 16
Surrey -7 33 £400 +3.22% 15
Edinburgh +37 29 £450 +31.38% 6
Somerset +13 27 £385 -14.44% 6
Yorkshire +10 24 £315 -21.25% 13
Wiltshire +7 21 £400 +18.51% 2
North West -7 21 £350 -17.64% 22
Taunton +4 20 £385 -27.35% 4
West Yorkshire +31 19 £315 -3.81% 8
East Midlands -24 19 £344 -1.78% 11
South Wales +24 18 £370 +13.84% 7
Cardiff +18 18 £370 +13.84% 4
Wales +15 18 £370 +13.84% 7
Berkshire +7 17 £409 -2.38% 5
Renfrewshire +47 15 £412 +30.79%
Leeds +21 15 £315 -3.81% 4
West Midlands -5 15 £350 +3.70% 16
Erskine +46 14 £416 +32.06%
Reading +6 14 £450 +22.44% 3
Maidstone - 13 £343 -
North East +42 12 £375 +16.27% 3
Hertfordshire +14 12 £348 -15.75% 11

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 896 (61.12%) .NET
2 783 (53.41%) C#
3 690 (47.07%) Agile Software Development
4 651 (44.41%) SQL Server
5 611 (41.68%) Microsoft
6 575 (39.22%) SQL
7 418 (28.51%) MVC
8 392 (26.74%) ASP.NET
9 361 (24.62%) JavaScript
10 332 (22.65%) Scrum
11 322 (21.96%) Visual Studio
12 310 (21.15%) .NET Framework
13 300 (20.46%) Windows
14 296 (20.19%) Test Automation
15 293 (19.99%) Microsoft Azure
15 293 (19.99%) Web Services
15 293 (19.99%) TDD
16 284 (19.37%) CSS
17 271 (18.49%) Git (software)
18 265 (18.08%) Finance
19 261 (17.80%) HTML
20 249 (16.98%) jQuery
21 246 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
22 227 (15.48%) Entity Framework
23 215 (14.67%) WCF
24 208 (14.19%) PowerShell
25 193 (13.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 190 (12.96%) XML
27 189 (12.89%) DevOps
28 174 (11.87%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 173 (11.80%) IIS
2 147 (10.03%) SharePoint
3 95 (6.48%) CMS
4 51 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
5 41 (2.80%) Umbraco
6 35 (2.39%) Confluence
7 31 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 23 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 22 (1.50%) EPiServer
10 16 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.95%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.89%) ColdFusion
12 13 (0.89%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (0.82%) nginx
14 10 (0.68%) NServiceBus
15 9 (0.61%) Apache
15 9 (0.61%) Railo
15 9 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.068%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 91 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (2.32%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.41%) Endur
6 4 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.27%) SystmOne
7 3 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.14%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.14%) FastStats
8 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.068%) BPCS
9 1 (0.068%) Kondor
9 1 (0.068%) Maximo
9 1 (0.068%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 293 (19.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (3.75%) PaaS
4 44 (3.00%) IaaS
5 28 (1.91%) Office 365
6 14 (0.95%) OpenShift
7 10 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.68%) GitHub
8 7 (0.48%) Akamai
8 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.41%) SaaS
10 4 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.20%) Datadog
11 3 (0.20%) Slack
11 3 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
12 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.91%) Internet
2 26 (1.77%) HTTP
3 23 (1.57%) PuTTY
3 23 (1.57%) WinSCP
4 17 (1.16%) Extranet
4 17 (1.16%) SAN
5 16 (1.09%) DNS
6 15 (1.02%) NAS
7 11 (0.75%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.61%) Network Security
9 8 (0.55%) Firewall
9 8 (0.55%) VPN
10 6 (0.41%) LDAP
11 5 (0.34%) LAN
12 4 (0.27%) DHCP
12 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.27%) Intranet
12 4 (0.27%) SNMP
12 4 (0.27%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.27%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 651 (44.41%) SQL Server
2 193 (13.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 138 (9.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 136 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 111 (7.57%) Data Warehouse
6 96 (6.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 82 (5.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 77 (5.25%) Relational Database
9 71 (4.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 67 (4.57%) Oracle Database
11 44 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 39 (2.66%) NoSQL
13 34 (2.32%) RDBMS
14 33 (2.25%) MongoDB
15 31 (2.11%) MySQL
16 30 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
16 30 (2.05%) SQL Server 2016
17 28 (1.91%) Big Data
17 28 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
17 28 (1.91%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 322 (21.96%) Visual Studio
2 271 (18.49%) Git (software)
3 146 (9.96%) JIRA
4 133 (9.07%) Jenkins
5 104 (7.09%) TeamCity
6 96 (6.55%) Selenium
7 84 (5.73%) MSBuild
8 78 (5.32%) Octopus Deploy
9 73 (4.98%) SpecFlow
10 65 (4.43%) NUnit
11 60 (4.09%) Subversion
12 55 (3.75%) MSTest
13 50 (3.41%) HP UFT
14 45 (3.07%) Moq
15 44 (3.00%) Maven
15 44 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
16 43 (2.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 37 (2.52%) Hudson
18 33 (2.25%) Cucumber
19 28 (1.91%) SoapUI
General
1 265 (18.08%) Finance
2 51 (3.48%) Banking
3 28 (1.91%) Marketing
4 25 (1.71%) Legal
5 24 (1.64%) Retail
6 22 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 22 (1.50%) Publishing
7 19 (1.30%) Front Office
8 17 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.95%) Electronics
11 13 (0.89%) Back Office
12 10 (0.68%) Advertising
13 7 (0.48%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.34%) Military
15 3 (0.20%) Billing
15 3 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.20%) Games
16 2 (0.14%) Law
16 2 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 819 (55.87%) Developer
2 386 (26.33%) .NET Developer
3 225 (15.35%) C# Developer
4 157 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 156 (10.64%) Analyst
6 118 (8.05%) SQL Developer
7 84 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
8 81 (5.53%) Tester
9 77 (5.25%) Test Analyst
10 75 (5.12%) Software Developer
11 71 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
12 58 (3.96%) Consultant
12 58 (3.96%) Senior Developer
13 48 (3.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 47 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
15 46 (3.14%) Automation Engineer
15 46 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 45 (3.07%) Microsoft Developer
17 41 (2.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 37 (2.52%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 896 (61.12%) .NET
2 392 (26.74%) ASP.NET
3 310 (21.15%) .NET Framework
4 293 (19.99%) Web Services
5 284 (19.37%) CSS
6 261 (17.80%) HTML
7 249 (16.98%) jQuery
8 227 (15.48%) Entity Framework
9 215 (14.67%) WCF
10 190 (12.96%) XML
11 174 (11.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 174 (11.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 168 (11.46%) AngularJS
13 132 (9.00%) LINQ
14 122 (8.32%) HTML5
15 99 (6.75%) RESTful
16 91 (6.21%) WPF
17 79 (5.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 78 (5.32%) REST
19 77 (5.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 97 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (5.12%) Greenfield Project
3 56 (3.82%) Algorithms
4 49 (3.34%) User Experience
5 39 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.91%) NHS
7 27 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.84%) Mobile App
8 25 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.71%) W3C
9 22 (1.50%) N-Tier
10 20 (1.36%) Clustering
11 13 (0.89%) Credit Risk
11 13 (0.89%) Replication
12 12 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
12 12 (0.82%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.68%) Market Risk
14 9 (0.61%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 300 (20.46%) Windows
2 130 (8.87%) Windows Server
3 109 (7.44%) Linux
4 79 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (1.98%) Unix
7 23 (1.57%) CentOS
8 22 (1.50%) Ubuntu
9 17 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.95%) Solaris
11 12 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (0.75%) Android
13 10 (0.68%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.27%) Debian
16 3 (0.20%) Fedora
17 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
17 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.068%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 690 (47.07%) Agile Software Development
2 418 (28.51%) MVC
3 332 (22.65%) Scrum
4 296 (20.19%) Test Automation
5 293 (19.99%) TDD
6 246 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
7 189 (12.89%) DevOps
8 165 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
9 146 (9.96%) Unit Testing
10 144 (9.82%) BDD
11 123 (8.39%) Web Development
12 116 (7.91%) Migration
13 107 (7.30%) CRM
14 101 (6.89%) SDLC
15 95 (6.48%) ETL
16 89 (6.07%) Continuous Delivery
17 86 (5.87%) Data Modelling
18 84 (5.73%) Test Scripting
19 83 (5.66%) Software Engineering
20 79 (5.39%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 783 (53.41%) C#
2 575 (39.22%) SQL
3 361 (24.62%) JavaScript
4 208 (14.19%) PowerShell
5 167 (11.39%) T-SQL
6 145 (9.89%) Java
7 54 (3.68%) TypeScript
8 47 (3.21%) VB.NET
9 46 (3.14%) XAML
10 38 (2.59%) Python
11 36 (2.46%) F#
12 30 (2.05%) PL/SQL
12 30 (2.05%) VB
13 26 (1.77%) Ruby
14 25 (1.71%) Perl
15 24 (1.64%) C++
16 20 (1.36%) C
17 15 (1.02%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.89%) VBScript
19 12 (0.82%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 139 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 101 (6.89%) SC Cleared
3 65 (4.43%) Degree
4 59 (4.02%) ISEB
4 59 (4.02%) ISTQB
5 31 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
8 12 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.68%) MCITP
9 10 (0.68%) MCSE
10 9 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (0.48%) CLAS
12 7 (0.48%) HNC
12 7 (0.48%) MCTS
12 7 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.21%) QA
2 20 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.55%) WCAG
6 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.41%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.20%) SLA
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.068%) IFRS
9 1 (0.068%) MiFID
9 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.068%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (3.55%) Docker
2 41 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.36%) vSphere
4 19 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 11 (0.75%) Veritas File System
8 7 (0.48%) Gluster
9 6 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.20%) KVM
13 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.14%) LXC
13 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.14%) XenServer
14 1 (0.068%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.068%) vCloud
14 1 (0.068%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 68 (4.64%) Puppet
2 51 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (2.66%) Ansible
4 19 (1.30%) vRealize
5 18 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (0.82%) Kubernetes
7 11 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.61%) Terraform
9 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.41%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.34%) Dollar Universe
11 5 (0.34%) Nagios
11 5 (0.34%) Salt
12 4 (0.27%) SCCM
13 3 (0.20%) Graphite
13 3 (0.20%) WMI
13 3 (0.20%) WSUS
14 2 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
14 2 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 611 (41.68%) Microsoft
2 162 (11.05%) Oracle
3 65 (4.43%) HP
4 54 (3.68%) Red Hat
5 41 (2.80%) Sitecore
5 41 (2.80%) VMware
6 35 (2.39%) SAP
7 24 (1.64%) Atlassian
8 20 (1.36%) IBM
9 16 (1.09%) Apple
9 16 (1.09%) Telerik
10 15 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.95%) Remedy
12 13 (0.89%) Serena
13 11 (0.75%) Infragistics
13 11 (0.75%) Sun
13 11 (0.75%) Symantec
13 11 (0.75%) Veritas
14 10 (0.68%) Adobe
15 9 (0.61%) Splunk
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