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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft AppFabric
Rank 578 530 519
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -11
Contract jobs citing AppFabric 7 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.053% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 15
Average daily rate
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£431 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £469
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
13562 13160 12847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.20% 27.92% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9437 8578 8195
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 275 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 December 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 December 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 +2 4 £575 +21.05% 2
East of England - 2 £425 - 1
AppFabric
UK

AppFabric
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 25 (92.59%) .NET
2 24 (88.89%) C#
3 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
4 20 (74.07%) WCF
5 19 (70.37%) Windows
6 17 (62.96%) XML
7 15 (55.56%) ASP.NET
8 13 (48.15%) SQL
8 13 (48.15%) SOA
9 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
10 11 (40.74%) WF
10 11 (40.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (37.04%) Web Services
12 9 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
13 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
13 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
14 6 (22.22%) ITIL
14 6 (22.22%) MVC
15 5 (18.52%) Change Management
15 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
16 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
16 4 (14.81%) Banking
16 4 (14.81%) ActiveMQ
16 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
16 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 4 (14.81%) NServiceBus
17 3 (11.11%) Middleware

AppFabric
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 9 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (14.81%) NServiceBus
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (40.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) StyleCop
2 1 (3.70%) NDepend
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (14.81%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (29.63%) BizTalk Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Applications Support
5 4 (14.81%) Support Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Trainer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Trainer
8 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (92.59%) .NET
2 20 (74.07%) WCF
3 17 (62.96%) XML
4 15 (55.56%) ASP.NET
5 11 (40.74%) WF
6 10 (37.04%) Web Services
7 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
8 4 (14.81%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (11.11%) REST
9 3 (11.11%) LINQ
9 3 (11.11%) Middleware
10 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
10 2 (7.41%) WinForms
10 2 (7.41%) HTML5
10 2 (7.41%) HTML
10 2 (7.41%) SignalR
10 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (3.70%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Grid Computing
2 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
2 2 (7.41%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) HPUX
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) SOA
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) MVC
3 5 (18.52%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.41%) Time Management
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) ERP
5 1 (3.70%) OOP
5 1 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) C#
2 13 (48.15%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) R
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.70%) MCT
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
2 1 (3.70%) Telerik
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.70%) DevExpress
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle