Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 194 162
Rank change year-on-year +1 -32 +32
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 1370 1456 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.37% 1.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.49% 8.31% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1034 990 1169
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £287
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 22
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.15% +12.26% -24.02%
10th Percentile £30.75 £36.60 £28.75
90th Percentile £47.05 £48.38 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £43.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +12.26% -24.02%

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 18302 17523 15954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.42% 16.49% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12684 11864 10558
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 254 313
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +4.46% +3.84%
10th Percentile £30.25 £24.00 £24.28
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.75 £49.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +3.66% +4.14% +4.99%

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 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -3 1250 £410 +2.50% 147
UK excluding London +3 841 £375 - 107
London +12 512 £475 +11.76% 46
South East +5 335 £375 -1.32% 36
South West +2 122 £400 +22.14% 9
North of England +10 113 £360 -4.00% 36
East of England +33 93 £363 -17.14% 4
Scotland +18 72 £388 -4.62% 2
Midlands -48 72 £350 -6.67% 16
North West -17 56 £356 -5.00% 17
Yorkshire +22 48 £350 -17.65% 15
Wales +41 40 £370 -1.47% 4
West Midlands -33 40 £373 -0.47% 12
East Midlands -35 32 £335 -10.67% 4
North East +48 9 £361 +11.00% 4
Northern Ireland -51 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 738 (53.87%) .NET
2 672 (49.05%) C#
3 602 (43.94%) SQL Server
4 600 (43.80%) SQL
5 592 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
6 551 (40.22%) Microsoft
7 348 (25.40%) MVC
8 328 (23.94%) Visual Studio
9 324 (23.65%) JavaScript
10 317 (23.14%) Windows
11 301 (21.97%) ASP.NET
12 296 (21.61%) Finance
13 288 (21.02%) Microsoft Azure
14 280 (20.44%) Git (software)
15 244 (17.81%) CSS
16 238 (17.37%) Scrum
17 231 (16.86%) TDD
17 231 (16.86%) HTML
17 231 (16.86%) .NET Framework
18 217 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
19 214 (15.62%) Test Automation
20 205 (14.96%) PowerShell
21 202 (14.74%) Web Services
22 200 (14.60%) DevOps
23 196 (14.31%) WCF
24 182 (13.28%) jQuery
25 180 (13.14%) T-SQL
26 176 (12.85%) Entity Framework
27 173 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
28 172 (12.55%) 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
1 132 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 74 (5.40%) IIS
3 50 (3.65%) Confluence
4 47 (3.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 41 (2.99%) CMS
6 37 (2.70%) OpenStack
7 36 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
8 29 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 20 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
10 17 (1.24%) Apache Spark
10 17 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
11 16 (1.17%) MS Exchange
11 16 (1.17%) Tomcat
11 16 (1.17%) Umbraco
12 14 (1.02%) EPiServer
13 12 (0.88%) Apache
13 12 (0.88%) Skype for Business
14 10 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.29%) Mingle
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.22%) GIMP
8 2 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.15%) RoboHelp
8 2 (0.15%) Snagit
8 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 56 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.88%) SimCorp Dimension
4 11 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.66%) Endur
6 7 (0.51%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.22%) Eikon
8 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.22%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Kondor
9 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.15%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 288 (21.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 129 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (2.77%) OpenShift
4 28 (2.04%) Office 365
5 26 (1.90%) PaaS
6 23 (1.68%) IaaS
7 22 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
8 21 (1.53%) GitHub
9 13 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (0.80%) SaaS
11 8 (0.58%) npm
12 7 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (0.22%) Boomi
16 2 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.15%) Serverless
17 1 (0.073%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.39%) DNS
2 17 (1.24%) Internet
3 14 (1.02%) Firewall
4 13 (0.95%) PuTTY
4 13 (0.95%) Skype
4 13 (0.95%) WinSCP
5 11 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.73%) NetScaler
7 7 (0.51%) Intranet
7 7 (0.51%) LAN
7 7 (0.51%) LDAP
8 6 (0.44%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.44%) SAN
8 6 (0.44%) WAN
9 5 (0.36%) DHCP
10 4 (0.29%) 3G
10 4 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (0.29%) SSL
10 4 (0.29%) VPN
10 4 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 602 (43.94%) SQL Server
2 160 (11.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 141 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 107 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 103 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
6 85 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 81 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 72 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
9 69 (5.04%) Relational Database
10 54 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
11 41 (2.99%) Oracle Database
12 40 (2.92%) Big Data
13 37 (2.70%) Power BI
14 33 (2.41%) RDBMS
15 32 (2.34%) Hadoop
15 32 (2.34%) NoSQL
16 31 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
17 29 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
18 27 (1.97%) MarkLogic
19 24 (1.75%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 328 (23.94%) Visual Studio
2 280 (20.44%) Git (software)
3 142 (10.36%) Jenkins
4 134 (9.78%) JIRA
5 119 (8.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 116 (8.47%) TeamCity
7 79 (5.77%) Selenium
8 78 (5.69%) MSBuild
9 73 (5.33%) Subversion
10 67 (4.89%) Visual Studio Team System
11 66 (4.82%) NUnit
12 62 (4.53%) SpecFlow
13 56 (4.09%) Maven
13 56 (4.09%) Moq
14 45 (3.28%) Cucumber
15 42 (3.07%) Artifactory
16 40 (2.92%) Ant
16 40 (2.92%) JUnit
17 39 (2.85%) NuGet
18 36 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 296 (21.61%) Finance
2 90 (6.57%) Banking
3 38 (2.77%) Back Office
4 33 (2.41%) Retail
5 32 (2.34%) Front Office
6 30 (2.19%) Publishing
7 27 (1.97%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.68%) Legal
10 18 (1.31%) Law
10 18 (1.31%) Marketing
11 13 (0.95%) Local Government
12 12 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.80%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.73%) Advertising
14 10 (0.73%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.58%) Electronics
16 7 (0.51%) Automotive
16 7 (0.51%) Military
17 6 (0.44%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 739 (53.94%) Developer
2 324 (23.65%) .NET Developer
3 234 (17.08%) C# Developer
4 154 (11.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 153 (11.17%) SQL Developer
6 146 (10.66%) Analyst
7 92 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
8 88 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 79 (5.77%) Senior Developer
10 74 (5.40%) Test Analyst
11 67 (4.89%) Consultant
12 59 (4.31%) Tester
13 57 (4.16%) ASP.NET Developer
14 55 (4.01%) SSIS Developer
15 49 (3.58%) Software Developer
16 48 (3.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 45 (3.28%) Azure Engineer
18 44 (3.21%) SQL Server Developer
19 42 (3.07%) Senior .NET Developer
20 41 (2.99%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 738 (53.87%) .NET
2 301 (21.97%) ASP.NET
3 244 (17.81%) CSS
4 231 (16.86%) .NET Framework
4 231 (16.86%) HTML
5 202 (14.74%) Web Services
6 196 (14.31%) WCF
7 182 (13.28%) jQuery
8 176 (12.85%) Entity Framework
9 173 (12.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 172 (12.55%) ASP.NET Web API
11 146 (10.66%) AngularJS
11 146 (10.66%) XML
12 92 (6.72%) RESTful
13 87 (6.35%) REST
14 84 (6.13%) HTML5
15 78 (5.69%) WPF
16 72 (5.26%) LINQ
17 64 (4.67%) SOAP
18 61 (4.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
4 36 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 35 (2.55%) N-Tier
6 34 (2.48%) User Experience
7 31 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 25 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 21 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.46%) Fintech
11 18 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (1.24%) Clustering
12 17 (1.24%) Derivative
13 16 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.09%) NHS
15 14 (1.02%) Fixed Income
16 13 (0.95%) Data Structures
16 13 (0.95%) Replication
17 12 (0.88%) Credit Risk
17 12 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 317 (23.14%) Windows
2 121 (8.83%) Windows Server
3 105 (7.66%) Linux
4 52 (3.80%) Unix
5 45 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.75%) Solaris
8 23 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (1.17%) CentOS
10 14 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.95%) Android
11 13 (0.95%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.66%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.36%) Debian
13 5 (0.36%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.073%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (25.40%) MVC
3 238 (17.37%) Scrum
4 231 (16.86%) TDD
5 217 (15.84%) Continuous Integration
6 214 (15.62%) Test Automation
7 200 (14.60%) DevOps
8 154 (11.24%) SDLC
9 126 (9.20%) Business Intelligence
10 123 (8.98%) BDD
11 119 (8.69%) Unit Testing
12 108 (7.88%) Migration
13 93 (6.79%) ETL
14 92 (6.72%) Web Development
15 89 (6.50%) Release Management
16 81 (5.91%) CRM
17 80 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
18 73 (5.33%) Configuration Management
19 71 (5.18%) SOLID
20 67 (4.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 672 (49.05%) C#
2 600 (43.80%) SQL
3 324 (23.65%) JavaScript
4 205 (14.96%) PowerShell
5 180 (13.14%) T-SQL
6 146 (10.66%) Java
7 67 (4.89%) Python
8 54 (3.94%) TypeScript
9 49 (3.58%) VB.NET
10 46 (3.36%) PL/SQL
11 26 (1.90%) Bash Shell
12 21 (1.53%) F#
13 19 (1.39%) VB
13 19 (1.39%) VBA
14 17 (1.24%) Ruby
15 15 (1.09%) XAML
16 14 (1.02%) VB6
17 13 (0.95%) Perl
18 12 (0.88%) C++
18 12 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 110 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.20%) Degree
3 76 (5.55%) SC Cleared
4 51 (3.72%) ISEB
5 41 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (2.85%) ISTQB
7 27 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (1.75%) MCSE
9 17 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
12 7 (0.51%) CLAS
12 7 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.36%) CISSP
13 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.29%) CFA
14 4 (0.29%) IIBA
14 4 (0.29%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.72%) QA
2 21 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.66%) MiFID
4 8 (0.58%) WCAG
5 7 (0.51%) HL7
5 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.44%) EMIR
6 6 (0.44%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.36%) AIFMD
8 4 (0.29%) PMO
8 4 (0.29%) SLA
9 3 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.22%) GAAP
10 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) WAI
11 1 (0.073%) GCP
11 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.073%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.073%) Solvency II
System Software
1 93 (6.79%) Docker
2 56 (4.09%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.53%) vSphere
4 17 (1.24%) vCloud
5 16 (1.17%) Gluster
6 13 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (0.88%) Apache Flume
7 12 (0.88%) HDFS
7 12 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.58%) Brightmail
8 8 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.22%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.15%) GridGain
10 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.15%) XenApp
10 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.073%) KVM
11 1 (0.073%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 65 (4.74%) Ansible
2 59 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (3.36%) Puppet
4 27 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
5 22 (1.61%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.88%) Ambari
6 12 (0.88%) Control-M
6 12 (0.88%) Hadoop YARN
7 11 (0.80%) SCOM
8 8 (0.58%) Nagios
9 6 (0.44%) Terraform
10 5 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
10 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.36%) WSUS
11 4 (0.29%) Rundeck
11 4 (0.29%) vRealize
12 3 (0.22%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.22%) Kibana
13 2 (0.15%) Oozie
13 2 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 551 (40.22%) Microsoft
2 105 (7.66%) Oracle
3 58 (4.23%) HP
4 49 (3.58%) Red Hat
5 41 (2.99%) Atlassian
6 37 (2.70%) Sitecore
7 29 (2.12%) Telerik
7 29 (2.12%) VMware
8 24 (1.75%) SAP
9 19 (1.39%) Splunk
9 19 (1.39%) Tableau
10 17 (1.24%) IBM
10 17 (1.24%) Workday
11 16 (1.17%) Nintex
12 14 (1.02%) RedGate
12 14 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.95%) AppDynamics
14 12 (0.88%) SimCorp
14 12 (0.88%) Xamarin
15 10 (0.73%) ESRI