The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft AppFabric
Rank 531 530 545
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs citing AppFabric 22 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.041% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £304 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
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 - £60.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +344.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13711 13328 14132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.78% 28.60% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8924 8639 8790
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 261 344
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
AppFabric
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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 1 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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +10 9 £525 +68.00%
North West - 1 £375 -
East of England - - - - 1
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AppFabric
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 40 (93.02%) .NET
1 40 (93.02%) WCF
2 39 (90.70%) C#
3 36 (83.72%) SQL Server
3 36 (83.72%) Windows
4 34 (79.07%) XML
5 31 (72.09%) ASP.NET
6 30 (69.77%) BizTalk Server
6 30 (69.77%) SOA
7 28 (65.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (65.12%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (62.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.26%) Web Services
9 10 (23.26%) SQL
10 9 (20.93%) WF
11 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
12 6 (13.95%) MVC
13 5 (11.63%) ITIL
13 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
13 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
14 4 (9.30%) LINQ
14 4 (9.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 4 (9.30%) REST
14 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
14 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
14 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
14 4 (9.30%) Middleware
14 4 (9.30%) Change Management
15 3 (6.98%) Front Office

AppFabric
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 30 (69.77%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.98%) NServiceBus
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (65.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (83.72%) SQL Server
2 28 (65.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (62.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.65%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.98%) Front Office
1 3 (6.98%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Back Office
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (79.07%) Developer
2 25 (58.14%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Support Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Trainer
6 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Trainer
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.33%) .NET Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (93.02%) .NET
1 40 (93.02%) WCF
2 34 (79.07%) XML
3 31 (72.09%) ASP.NET
4 10 (23.26%) Web Services
5 9 (20.93%) WF
6 7 (16.28%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.30%) LINQ
7 4 (9.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (9.30%) REST
7 4 (9.30%) Middleware
8 3 (6.98%) HTML
8 3 (6.98%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (6.98%) HTML5
9 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.65%) XSLT
10 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
10 1 (2.33%) Ajax
10 1 (2.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.33%) Grid Computing
2 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (83.72%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) HPUX
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (69.77%) SOA
2 6 (13.95%) MVC
3 5 (11.63%) ITIL
4 4 (9.30%) Change Management
5 2 (4.65%) Memory Management
5 2 (4.65%) Multithreading
5 2 (4.65%) CRM
5 2 (4.65%) ERP
5 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.33%) Project Management
6 1 (2.33%) Service Management
6 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.33%) Workflow
6 1 (2.33%) TDD
6 1 (2.33%) UML
6 1 (2.33%) OOP
6 1 (2.33%) OO
6 1 (2.33%) Risk Analytics
6 1 (2.33%) Analytics
6 1 (2.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (90.70%) C#
2 10 (23.26%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) R
4 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) MCT
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle