The first table below looks at the demand for AppFabric skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 South East 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 235 228 221
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing AppFabric 5 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.071% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.29% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2202 2104 2202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.99% 24.87% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 1147 1145
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 65 74
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £20.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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AppFabric
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

AppFabric Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

AppFabric
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

AppFabric Daily Rate Trend in the South East

AppFabric
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 17 (100.00%) C#
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) XML
1 17 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 17 (100.00%) WCF
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (94.12%) ASP.NET
2 16 (94.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 16 (94.12%) SOA
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (94.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) WF
4 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.88%) XSLT
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Ajax
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science

AppFabric
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 17 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (94.12%) SQL Server 2008
1 16 (94.12%) SQL Server
1 16 (94.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
1 16 (94.12%) BizTalk Developer
2 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Architect
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Technical Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
1 17 (100.00%) XML
1 17 (100.00%) WCF
2 16 (94.12%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) WF
4 1 (5.88%) XSLT
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) LINQ
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) SOA
2 1 (5.88%) UML
2 1 (5.88%) MVC
2 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.88%) TDD
2 1 (5.88%) Business Development
2 1 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft