The first table below looks at the demand for AppFabric skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AppFabric over the 3 months to 25 July 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft AppFabric
Rank 573 549 561
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs citing AppFabric 20 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.037% 0.040%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 16
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 £398 £304 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £450 £520
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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15077 14208 14854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.84% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9714 9035 9071
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 296 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%

AppFabric
Jobs Demand Trend

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

AppFabric Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AppFabric
Daily Rate Trend

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

AppFabric Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AppFabric
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AppFabric within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

AppFabric Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

AppFabric
Hourly Rate Trend

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

AppFabric Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AppFabric
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AppFabric within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -27 20 £450 +5.88% 5
London +8 10 £538 +72.00%
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
North West - 1 £375 -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

AppFabric
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 38 (92.68%) .NET
1 38 (92.68%) WCF
2 37 (90.24%) C#
3 35 (85.37%) SQL Server
4 34 (82.93%) Windows
5 32 (78.05%) XML
6 31 (75.61%) ASP.NET
7 30 (73.17%) BizTalk Server
7 30 (73.17%) SOA
8 28 (68.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 28 (68.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 27 (65.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
11 8 (19.51%) Web Services
11 8 (19.51%) SQL
12 7 (17.07%) WF
13 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
13 6 (14.63%) MVC
14 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
14 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
14 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
14 4 (9.76%) Middleware
14 4 (9.76%) LINQ
14 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
14 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
14 4 (9.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 4 (9.76%) REST
15 3 (7.32%) NServiceBus
15 3 (7.32%) HTML5
15 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC

AppFabric
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (73.17%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.32%) NServiceBus
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (68.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (85.37%) SQL Server
2 28 (68.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (65.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Front Office
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (82.93%) Developer
2 25 (60.98%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (12.20%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Consultant
4 3 (7.32%) Applications Support
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (4.88%) Trainer
5 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Trainer
5 2 (4.88%) Support Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.44%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Architect
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Technical Architect
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (92.68%) .NET
1 38 (92.68%) WCF
2 32 (78.05%) XML
3 31 (75.61%) ASP.NET
4 8 (19.51%) Web Services
5 7 (17.07%) WF
6 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (9.76%) REST
7 4 (9.76%) LINQ
7 4 (9.76%) Middleware
8 3 (7.32%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (7.32%) HTML
8 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (7.32%) HTML5
9 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.88%) XSLT
10 1 (2.44%) Rendezvous
10 1 (2.44%) XSD
10 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 34 (82.93%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) SOA
2 6 (14.63%) MVC
3 3 (7.32%) ITIL
3 3 (7.32%) Change Management
4 2 (4.88%) Memory Management
4 2 (4.88%) CRM
4 2 (4.88%) ERP
4 2 (4.88%) Multithreading
4 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.44%) TDD
5 1 (2.44%) Business Development
5 1 (2.44%) Release Management
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.44%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (2.44%) Workflow
5 1 (2.44%) Project Management
5 1 (2.44%) UML
5 1 (2.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 37 (90.24%) C#
2 8 (19.51%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.44%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) MCT
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) TIBCO
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CK Group
Rate: £21,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £85 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago