The table below looks at the statistics for Entity Framework skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Entity Framework over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework
Rank 146 102 94
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -8
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 14 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 1.06% 1.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.62% 4.26% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.90 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+56.85% +45.83%
Entity Framework
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
863 751 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.22% 24.79% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 444 429
Average daily rate £365 £325 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 17
Average hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.64 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £34.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%

Entity Framework
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Entity Framework Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Entity Framework
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Entity Framework across the North West region.

Entity Framework Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Entity Framework
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Entity Framework across the North West region.

Entity Framework Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Entity Framework
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Entity Framework within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
Manchester -28 9 £325 - 23
Lancashire - 2 £325 - 2
Merseyside - 2 £300 - 3
Cheshire -9 1 £290 -20.00% 9
Entity Framework
England

Entity Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Entity Framework 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 Entity Framework.

1 46 (92.00%) C#
1 46 (92.00%) .NET
2 45 (90.00%) .NET Framework
3 41 (82.00%) MVC
4 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET
5 34 (68.00%) JavaScript
6 29 (58.00%) SQL Server
7 28 (56.00%) WCF
7 28 (56.00%) jQuery
8 24 (48.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (46.00%) SQL
10 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (36.00%) Ajax
11 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
11 18 (36.00%) Unit Testing
11 18 (36.00%) LINQ
12 13 (26.00%) Scrum
13 12 (24.00%) HTML
13 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
15 10 (20.00%) CSS
16 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
16 8 (16.00%) Web Services
17 7 (14.00%) Team Foundation Server
18 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 6 (12.00%) TDD
19 5 (10.00%) Finance
19 5 (10.00%) OO
19 5 (10.00%) T-SQL
20 4 (8.00%) XML

Entity Framework
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Entity Framework 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 Entity Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.00%) Node.js
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.00%) CMS
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.00%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) ATM
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (58.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (6.00%) OLAP
5 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.00%) MySQL
6 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.00%) MS Access
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.00%) JMeter
4 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.00%) MSTest
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.00%) NUnit
5 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (96.00%) Developer
2 29 (58.00%) .NET Developer
3 15 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 10 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) CRM Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Software Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Lead Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Development Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Software Development Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (92.00%) .NET
2 45 (90.00%) .NET Framework
3 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET
4 28 (56.00%) WCF
4 28 (56.00%) jQuery
5 24 (48.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (36.00%) LINQ
6 18 (36.00%) Ajax
7 12 (24.00%) HTML
7 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 10 (20.00%) CSS
9 8 (16.00%) Web Services
10 4 (8.00%) XML
10 4 (8.00%) NHibernate
10 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
10 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (6.00%) RESTful
11 3 (6.00%) REST
11 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 3 (6.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (6.00%) Tandem
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) DTV
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Android
2 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (82.00%) MVC
2 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.00%) Unit Testing
4 13 (26.00%) Scrum
5 6 (12.00%) TDD
6 5 (10.00%) OO
7 4 (8.00%) CRM
7 4 (8.00%) Workflow
7 4 (8.00%) SDLC
8 3 (6.00%) Software Architecture
8 3 (6.00%) BDD
8 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.00%) Web Application Development
8 3 (6.00%) Migration
8 3 (6.00%) Web Development
8 3 (6.00%) Load Testing
9 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (92.00%) C#
2 34 (68.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (46.00%) SQL
4 5 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.00%) XPath
6 1 (2.00%) R
6 1 (2.00%) VB
6 1 (2.00%) VB6
6 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
1 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
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