Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 148 88
Rank change year-on-year +37 -60 +12
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 85 44 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.76% 0.94% 2.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.90% 6.32% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 56
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £312 £320 £263
90th Percentile £580 £475 £463
England median daily rate £430 £425 £383
% change year-on-year +1.18% +11.11% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £34.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.61 £43.13 £42.50
% change year-on-year -17.42% +1.47% +13.33%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,076 696 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.25% 14.80% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 444 424
West Midlands median daily rate £441 £413 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.91% +5.10% +12.14%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £510
England median daily rate £488 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +3.72% +9.30% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £48.50 £33.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.97% +40.43% -21.67%
10th Percentile £31.13 £13.61 £11.42
90th Percentile £60.81 £48.75 £35.25
England median hourly rate £42.75 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -1.72% +6.10% +2.50%

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Team Foundation Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Team Foundation Server in the West Midlands

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the West Midlands

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in the West Midlands

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Team Foundation Server in the West Midlands

Team Foundation Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Foundation Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Team Foundation Server in the West Midlands

Team Foundation Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Coventry +15 29 £463 +3.93% 8
Birmingham +4 17 £375 - 12
Shropshire - 15 £360 - 1
Staffordshire -9 8 £338 -14.29% 5
Solihull +10 4 - - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 52 (61.18%) C#
2 46 (54.12%) .NET
3 37 (43.53%) SQL Server
3 37 (43.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (36.47%) Microsoft
4 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (32.94%) Visual Studio
6 26 (30.59%) MVC
6 26 (30.59%) Git (software)
7 24 (28.24%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (27.06%) SQL
9 21 (24.71%) Migration
9 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (24.71%) Test Automation
9 21 (24.71%) DevOps
10 20 (23.53%) JIRA
11 19 (22.35%) .NET Framework
11 19 (22.35%) JSON
11 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
11 19 (22.35%) SaaS
12 18 (21.18%) Microservices
12 18 (21.18%) T-SQL
12 18 (21.18%) TDD
12 18 (21.18%) SOLID
13 16 (18.82%) Scrum
13 16 (18.82%) Functional Testing
14 15 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (17.65%) SOAP
14 15 (17.65%) Web Services
15 14 (16.47%) PaaS

Team Foundation Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (11.76%) NServiceBus
2 5 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.71%) Confluence
4 2 (2.35%) CMS
4 2 (2.35%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (43.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (22.35%) SaaS
3 14 (16.47%) PaaS
4 12 (14.12%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (11.76%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (4.71%) IaaS
7 4 (4.71%) Office 365
8 3 (3.53%) GitHub
8 3 (3.53%) NuGet
9 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (2.35%) Azure Functions
9 2 (2.35%) Serverless
9 2 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) Firewall
1 3 (3.53%) Junos
2 2 (2.35%) Internet
2 2 (2.35%) RTP
2 2 (2.35%) WAN
3 1 (1.18%) IPsec
3 1 (1.18%) SMS
3 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (43.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (8.24%) MySQL
5 7 (8.24%) SQLite
6 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.53%) OLAP
7 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (32.94%) Visual Studio
2 26 (30.59%) Git (software)
3 24 (28.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 20 (23.53%) JIRA
5 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
6 10 (11.76%) Selenium
7 9 (10.59%) Eclipse
7 9 (10.59%) Xcode
8 8 (9.41%) Subversion
8 8 (9.41%) TeamCity
9 6 (7.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (7.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (5.88%) Ant
10 5 (5.88%) HP UFT
10 5 (5.88%) Maven
11 4 (4.71%) GitLab
11 4 (4.71%) Mercurial
11 4 (4.71%) NDepend
11 4 (4.71%) SonarQube
12 3 (3.53%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (7.06%) Legal
1 6 (7.06%) Marketing
1 6 (7.06%) Publishing
2 5 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.18%) Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Law
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (61.18%) Developer
2 19 (22.35%) .NET Developer
3 11 (12.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Applications Developer
5 8 (9.41%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 8 (9.41%) Mobile Developer
5 8 (9.41%) Tester
6 7 (8.24%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Azure Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Test Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (4.71%) BizTalk Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Network Support
10 3 (3.53%) Network Support Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Tester
10 3 (3.53%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (54.12%) .NET
2 19 (22.35%) .NET Framework
2 19 (22.35%) JSON
3 15 (17.65%) SOAP
3 15 (17.65%) Web Services
4 12 (14.12%) ASP.NET
5 11 (12.94%) CSS
5 11 (12.94%) HTML
5 11 (12.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (12.94%) XML
6 10 (11.76%) REST
6 10 (11.76%) WCF
7 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (10.59%) CSS3
7 9 (10.59%) HTML5
7 9 (10.59%) iOS SDK
7 9 (10.59%) J2EE
7 9 (10.59%) jQuery
7 9 (10.59%) KnockoutJS
7 9 (10.59%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Mobile App
2 12 (14.12%) Public Cloud
3 9 (10.59%) User Experience
4 8 (9.41%) iPhone
5 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.18%) NHS
7 1 (1.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Windows
2 10 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 9 (10.59%) Android
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.53%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (30.59%) MVC
3 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (24.71%) DevOps
3 21 (24.71%) Migration
3 21 (24.71%) Test Automation
4 18 (21.18%) Microservices
4 18 (21.18%) SOLID
4 18 (21.18%) TDD
5 16 (18.82%) Functional Testing
5 16 (18.82%) Scrum
6 13 (15.29%) OO
6 13 (15.29%) SDLC
7 12 (14.12%) Mentoring
7 12 (14.12%) Workflow
8 10 (11.76%) CRM
8 10 (11.76%) Data Analysis
8 10 (11.76%) Data Migration
8 10 (11.76%) Technical Leadership
8 10 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 52 (61.18%) C#
2 23 (27.06%) SQL
3 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
4 18 (21.18%) T-SQL
5 13 (15.29%) PowerShell
6 10 (11.76%) Apple Swift
6 10 (11.76%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.88%) Python
8 3 (3.53%) Perl
9 2 (2.35%) Groovy
9 2 (2.35%) Java
9 2 (2.35%) Ruby
9 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) ISEB
1 3 (3.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (3.53%) JNCIA
1 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.35%) JNCIP
2 2 (2.35%) JNCIS
3 1 (1.18%) CCNA
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) HockeyApp
2 6 (7.06%) Ansible
3 4 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.71%) Puppet
3 4 (4.71%) Salt
4 2 (2.35%) HP ALM
4 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (36.47%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) Atlassian
3 10 (11.76%) Xamarin
4 9 (10.59%) Apple
4 9 (10.59%) Twitter
5 6 (7.06%) Cisco
6 4 (4.71%) Hitachi
7 3 (3.53%) HP
7 3 (3.53%) Juniper
8 2 (2.35%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.35%) Telerik