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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 65 80 93
Rank change year-on-year +15 +13  
Contract jobs citing Team Foundation Server 52 53 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.31% 1.97% 1.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.22% 12.62% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 23
Median daily rate £350 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +2.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £341
% change year-on-year -3.44% +6.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +14.66% -11.76%  

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

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 302 420 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.44% 15.60% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 220 130
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Team Foundation Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Birmingham +18 25 £363 -3.33% 4
Coventry +7 7 £410 +26.15% 2
Staffordshire -4 5 £225 -25.00% 1
Worcestershire +4 4 £250 -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 £375 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £170 -
Team Foundation Server
England

Team Foundation Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Team Foundation Server.

1 77 (61.60%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 62 (49.60%) SQL
4 60 (48.00%) SQL Server
5 54 (43.20%) .NET
6 49 (39.20%) C#
7 46 (36.80%) Visual Studio
8 40 (32.00%) CSS
9 39 (31.20%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (29.60%) MVC
11 34 (27.20%) HTML
12 32 (25.60%) JavaScript
13 30 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 29 (23.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 27 (21.60%) jQuery
15 27 (21.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 25 (20.00%) T-SQL
16 25 (20.00%) AngularJS
17 24 (19.20%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (16.80%) SOAP
18 21 (16.80%) Finance
18 21 (16.80%) Data Management
19 19 (15.20%) ASP.NET
19 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
19 19 (15.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 19 (15.20%) SDLC
20 18 (14.40%) SQL Server 2008
20 18 (14.40%) Security Cleared
20 18 (14.40%) StructureMap
21 16 (12.80%) Master Data Management

Team Foundation Server
Top Related 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 12 (9.60%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.80%) NServiceBus
3 5 (4.00%) CMS
4 4 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.40%) Confluence
5 3 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.80%) EPiServer
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (8.80%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.00%) Office 365
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.80%) IaaS
3 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.80%) Broadband
2 5 (4.00%) Network Security
3 4 (3.20%) HTTP
3 4 (3.20%) SNMP
3 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (48.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (23.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (21.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 24 (19.20%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (14.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (10.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (9.60%) Power BI
9 11 (8.80%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (5.60%) Data Lake
11 7 (5.60%) QlikView
12 5 (4.00%) EDRMS
13 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
14 2 (1.60%) OLAP
14 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
15 1 (0.80%) OLTP
15 1 (0.80%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 46 (36.80%) Visual Studio
2 19 (15.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (7.20%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.80%) JIRA
5 5 (4.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.20%) JMeter
6 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.40%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.40%) Selenium
8 2 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.60%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.60%) PVCS
8 2 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.80%) JUnit
9 1 (0.80%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.80%) MSTest
9 1 (0.80%) NUnit
9 1 (0.80%) RSpec
9 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 21 (16.80%) Finance
2 12 (9.60%) Manufacturing
2 12 (9.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.60%) Marketing
3 2 (1.60%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 57 (45.60%) Developer
2 20 (16.00%) Analyst
3 17 (13.60%) .NET Developer
4 15 (12.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 12 (9.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 12 (9.60%) Senior Developer
6 11 (8.80%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 11 (8.80%) Software Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) C# Developer
7 10 (8.00%) C# Software Engineer
8 9 (7.20%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (6.40%) Test Analyst
10 7 (5.60%) .NET Software Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (5.60%) Programmer
10 7 (5.60%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (5.60%) SSIS Developer
10 7 (5.60%) SSRS Developer
10 7 (5.60%) Tester
11 6 (4.80%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (43.20%) .NET
2 40 (32.00%) CSS
3 34 (27.20%) HTML
4 27 (21.60%) jQuery
5 25 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 21 (16.80%) SOAP
7 19 (15.20%) ASP.NET
8 18 (14.40%) StructureMap
9 15 (12.00%) .NET Framework
9 15 (12.00%) WCF
9 15 (12.00%) XML
10 14 (11.20%) Entity Framework
10 14 (11.20%) KnockoutJS
11 13 (10.40%) HTML5
12 12 (9.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (8.80%) CSS3
14 10 (8.00%) LINQ
15 8 (6.40%) REST
15 8 (6.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.60%) User Experience
3 6 (4.80%) NHS
4 5 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.00%) DataPower
4 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.20%) PKI
6 2 (1.60%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.20%) Windows
2 9 (7.20%) Unix
3 6 (4.80%) Linux
4 2 (1.60%) AIX
4 2 (1.60%) CentOS
4 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) Fedora
5 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (61.60%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (31.20%) Business Intelligence
3 37 (29.60%) MVC
4 21 (16.80%) Data Management
5 19 (15.20%) SDLC
6 16 (12.80%) Master Data Management
7 14 (11.20%) ETL
8 13 (10.40%) Test Automation
9 12 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (9.60%) Data Modelling
9 12 (9.60%) Software Engineering
9 12 (9.60%) System Testing
9 12 (9.60%) TDD
9 12 (9.60%) Workflow
10 11 (8.80%) Test Planning
11 10 (8.00%) Data Analysis
11 10 (8.00%) Defect Management
11 10 (8.00%) Scrum
11 10 (8.00%) User Stories
12 9 (7.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (49.60%) SQL
2 49 (39.20%) C#
3 32 (25.60%) JavaScript
4 25 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 14 (11.20%) Java
5 14 (11.20%) PowerShell
6 11 (8.80%) X++
7 8 (6.40%) TypeScript
8 7 (5.60%) Python
8 7 (5.60%) Ruby
9 6 (4.80%) Scala
10 3 (2.40%) C
10 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.80%) Korn
12 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (14.40%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.40%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.40%) ISEB
4 3 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) Docker
1 1 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) Ansible
1 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.40%) Puppet
2 2 (1.60%) Terraform
3 1 (0.80%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.80%) OpenView
3 1 (0.80%) Salt
Vendors
1 65 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.80%) IBM
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle
4 3 (2.40%) webMethods
5 2 (1.60%) HP
5 2 (1.60%) Pega
5 2 (1.60%) SAP
6 1 (0.80%) CA
6 1 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (0.80%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.80%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.80%) Sybase