Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 140 119
Rank change year-on-year +13 -21 -1
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 80 37 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.56% 0.82% 1.53%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.38% 5.32% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 32 62
West Midlands median daily rate £419 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.08% +3.07% -
10th Percentile £329 £275 £313
90th Percentile £503 £536 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £40.25 £42.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +0.59% +1.19%

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 955 696 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.60% 15.39% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 453 521
West Midlands median daily rate £426 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% +6.92% +16.91%
10th Percentile £312 £275 £270
90th Percentile £544 £573 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £52.00 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +18.18% -12.53%
10th Percentile £21.60 £13.41 £18.93
90th Percentile £57.20 £37.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%

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 20 September 2018.

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
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 20 September 2018. 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
Birmingham -4 21 £370 +15.63% 14
Shropshire -22 18 £401 - 6
Coventry -8 16 £450 - 3
Solihull - 9 - - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £375 -
Warwickshire 0 1 £375 +11.11% 2
Staffordshire -10 1 £325 -12.52% 5
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2
Team Foundation Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 49 (61.25%) Microsoft
2 48 (60.00%) C#
3 44 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (47.50%) SQL Server
5 32 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (38.75%) Windows
7 30 (37.50%) .NET
7 30 (37.50%) DevOps
8 28 (35.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 25 (31.25%) JIRA
10 24 (30.00%) PowerShell
10 24 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (30.00%) SaaS
10 24 (30.00%) Visual Studio
11 23 (28.75%) Test Automation
12 22 (27.50%) Functional Testing
12 22 (27.50%) SQL
13 21 (26.25%) Public Cloud
14 20 (25.00%) Windows Server
15 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (22.50%) PaaS
16 18 (22.50%) Scrum
17 17 (21.25%) Mobile App
17 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
18 16 (20.00%) IaaS
18 16 (20.00%) Build Automation
19 15 (18.75%) WSUS
19 15 (18.75%) MVC
19 15 (18.75%) Regression Testing
19 15 (18.75%) BizTalk Server

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 15 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (13.75%) SharePoint
3 10 (12.50%) Confluence
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.50%) CMS
5 2 (2.50%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) SAP MII
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.25%) Magento
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (30.00%) SaaS
3 18 (22.50%) PaaS
4 16 (20.00%) IaaS
5 14 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (13.75%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (13.75%) Office 365
7 9 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (5.00%) Azure Functions
8 4 (5.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) Firewall
1 6 (7.50%) Junos
2 4 (5.00%) BGP
2 4 (5.00%) MPLS
2 4 (5.00%) VLAN
2 4 (5.00%) VPN
3 3 (3.75%) RSVP
4 2 (2.50%) WAN
5 1 (1.25%) DNS
5 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.25%) HTTP
5 1 (1.25%) Internet
5 1 (1.25%) KiloStream
5 1 (1.25%) MegaStream
5 1 (1.25%) SDH
5 1 (1.25%) SMS
5 1 (1.25%) SMTP
5 1 (1.25%) SNMP
5 1 (1.25%) VPLS
5 1 (1.25%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (47.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) MySQL
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.50%) SQLite
4 5 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
4 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.75%) Power BI
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.50%) QlikView
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (35.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 25 (31.25%) JIRA
3 24 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 13 (16.25%) Selenium
5 12 (15.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (13.75%) HP UFT
6 11 (13.75%) Jenkins
6 11 (13.75%) TeamCity
7 10 (12.50%) GitLab
7 10 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (8.75%) Xcode
9 6 (7.50%) Eclipse
10 5 (6.25%) NDepend
10 5 (6.25%) SonarQube
11 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.25%) MSTest
11 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.00%) Finance
1 4 (5.00%) Marketing
2 2 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (37.50%) Developer
2 18 (22.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (15.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 10 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) Applications Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Analyst
6 7 (8.75%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Mobile Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Network Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Data Centre Analyst
8 5 (6.25%) Network Support
8 5 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Azure Developer
10 3 (3.75%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.50%) .NET
2 12 (15.00%) HTML
2 12 (15.00%) JSON
3 11 (13.75%) Web Services
3 11 (13.75%) XML
4 10 (12.50%) SOAP
4 10 (12.50%) WCF
5 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
5 9 (11.25%) CSS
5 9 (11.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (10.00%) jQuery
7 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (8.75%) CSS3
7 7 (8.75%) HTML5
7 7 (8.75%) iOS SDK
7 7 (8.75%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (8.75%) Zurb Foundation
8 6 (7.50%) Android SDK
8 6 (7.50%) J2EE
8 6 (7.50%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.25%) Public Cloud
2 17 (21.25%) Mobile App
3 8 (10.00%) User Experience
4 6 (7.50%) iPhone
5 5 (6.25%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.50%) NHS
8 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.75%) Windows
2 20 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 7 (8.75%) Android
6 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.50%) Linux
8 1 (1.25%) Solaris
8 1 (1.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.50%) DevOps
3 24 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (28.75%) Test Automation
5 22 (27.50%) Functional Testing
6 18 (22.50%) Scrum
7 16 (20.00%) Build Automation
8 15 (18.75%) MVC
8 15 (18.75%) Regression Testing
9 14 (17.50%) Migration
9 14 (17.50%) TDD
10 13 (16.25%) SOLID
11 12 (15.00%) Mentoring
11 12 (15.00%) Waterfall
12 11 (13.75%) OO
13 10 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (12.50%) ERP
13 10 (12.50%) SDLC
13 10 (12.50%) Test Strategy
14 8 (10.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.00%) C#
2 24 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 22 (27.50%) SQL
4 15 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 10 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 8 (10.00%) Apple Swift
6 8 (10.00%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.75%) XPath
8 2 (2.50%) PHP
8 2 (2.50%) Python
9 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.25%) C++
9 1 (1.25%) Java
9 1 (1.25%) Perl
9 1 (1.25%) Ruby
9 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) JNCIA
3 6 (7.50%) JNCIP
3 6 (7.50%) JNCIS
4 3 (3.75%) BC Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) Degree
6 1 (1.25%) CCNA
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.25%) ISEB
6 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) GDPR
1 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.75%) Docker
4 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) WSUS
2 7 (8.75%) HockeyApp
3 1 (1.25%) Ansible
3 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.25%) Puppet
3 1 (1.25%) Salt
3 1 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (61.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Atlassian
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle
3 8 (10.00%) Xamarin
4 7 (8.75%) Apple
4 7 (8.75%) Juniper
4 7 (8.75%) Twitter
5 6 (7.50%) SAP
6 4 (5.00%) Capita
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco
6 4 (5.00%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.50%) Hitachi
7 2 (2.50%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.50%) Tableau
8 1 (1.25%) HP
8 1 (1.25%) IBM
8 1 (1.25%) Telerik
8 1 (1.25%) VMware