The table below looks at the statistics for AppFabric skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AppFabric over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft AppFabric
Rank 558 532 548
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +16
Contract jobs citing AppFabric 25 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.051% 0.051%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £290 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +85.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14233 14232 14533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.93% 29.24% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9178 9341 9068
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 246 342
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

AppFabric
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AppFabric across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

AppFabric Jobs Demand Trend in England

AppFabric
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AppFabric across the England region.

AppFabric Daily Rate Trend in England

AppFabric
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AppFabric across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

AppFabric Daily Rate Histogram in England

AppFabric
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AppFabric across the England region.

AppFabric Hourly Rate Trend in England

AppFabric
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AppFabric within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +15 8 £488 +56.00%
North East - 6 £110 -
North West - 1 £375 -
East of England - - - -
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AppFabric
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing AppFabric also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AppFabric.

1 39 (92.86%) .NET
1 39 (92.86%) WCF
2 38 (90.48%) C#
3 36 (85.71%) Windows
4 35 (83.33%) SQL Server
5 33 (78.57%) XML
6 30 (71.43%) ASP.NET
7 29 (69.05%) SOA
8 28 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (64.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (61.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 26 (61.90%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (26.19%) Web Services
12 10 (23.81%) SQL
12 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
12 10 (23.81%) WF
13 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
13 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
14 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
14 6 (14.29%) ITIL
15 5 (11.90%) Change Management
15 5 (11.90%) MVC
16 4 (9.52%) Middleware
16 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
17 3 (7.14%) LINQ
17 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
17 3 (7.14%) HTML5
17 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 3 (7.14%) REST
17 3 (7.14%) NServiceBus

AppFabric
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing AppFabric also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AppFabric. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.14%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (61.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (64.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (61.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.14%) Banking
1 3 (7.14%) Front Office
2 2 (4.76%) Back Office
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (78.57%) Developer
2 24 (57.14%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Applications Support
3 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Applications Support Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (9.52%) Support Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Trainer
6 2 (4.76%) Trainer
6 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (92.86%) .NET
1 39 (92.86%) WCF
2 33 (78.57%) XML
3 30 (71.43%) ASP.NET
4 11 (26.19%) Web Services
5 10 (23.81%) WF
6 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.52%) Middleware
8 3 (7.14%) LINQ
8 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (7.14%) HTML5
8 3 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (7.14%) REST
8 3 (7.14%) HTML
8 3 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (2.38%) WPF
9 1 (2.38%) SignalR
9 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.38%) Rendezvous
9 1 (2.38%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.38%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.38%) HPUX
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (69.05%) SOA
2 6 (14.29%) ITIL
3 5 (11.90%) Change Management
3 5 (11.90%) MVC
4 2 (4.76%) ERP
4 2 (4.76%) CRM
4 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
4 2 (4.76%) Memory Management
5 1 (2.38%) Release Management
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.38%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (2.38%) Risk Analytics
5 1 (2.38%) Analytics
5 1 (2.38%) OOP
5 1 (2.38%) OO
5 1 (2.38%) Project Management
5 1 (2.38%) Service Management
5 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (90.48%) C#
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.38%) R
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) MCT
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle