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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft AppFabric
Rank 568 544 577
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +33
Contract jobs citing AppFabric 20 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.025% 0.013%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.094% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 6
Average daily rate £450 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £336 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15092 12752 15272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 26.68% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9721 7959 9018
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 359 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 17 April 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 25 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -26 20 £450 +12.50% 1
South East -7 14 £450 +12.50%
Thames Valley - 10 £450 -
Berkshire -13 3 £450 +12.50%
London -35 2 £483 +7.22% 1
Nantwich - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Winsford - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

AppFabric
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 39 (95.12%) C#
2 39 (95.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (92.68%) WCF
4 34 (82.93%) Windows
4 34 (82.93%) SQL Server
5 33 (80.49%) ASP.NET
5 33 (80.49%) XML
5 33 (80.49%) SOA
5 33 (80.49%) BizTalk Server
5 33 (80.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (78.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (21.95%) WF
7 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
8 7 (17.07%) SQL
9 6 (14.63%) TDD
9 6 (14.63%) BDD
10 5 (12.20%) Multithreading
10 5 (12.20%) WPF
10 5 (12.20%) C++
10 5 (12.20%) OO
11 4 (9.76%) J2SE
11 4 (9.76%) MVC
11 4 (9.76%) Moq
11 4 (9.76%) Open Source
11 4 (9.76%) TeamCity
11 4 (9.76%) Domain-Driven Design
11 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
11 4 (9.76%) NUnit
11 4 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis

AppFabric
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (80.49%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (95.12%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (82.93%) SQL Server
2 33 (80.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (78.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (9.76%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.76%) NUnit
2 4 (9.76%) TeamCity
2 4 (9.76%) Moq
2 4 (9.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (2.44%) Front Office
1 1 (2.44%) Banking
1 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (95.12%) Developer
2 32 (78.05%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (14.63%) BizTalk Consultant
3 6 (14.63%) Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
4 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Architect
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Technical Architect
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.44%) Lead Architect
5 1 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) .NET
2 38 (92.68%) WCF
3 33 (80.49%) ASP.NET
3 33 (80.49%) XML
4 9 (21.95%) WF
5 5 (12.20%) WPF
6 4 (9.76%) J2SE
6 4 (9.76%) Caliburn.Micro
7 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.88%) Middleware
8 2 (4.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.44%) REST
9 1 (2.44%) SignalR
9 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
9 1 (2.44%) Ajax
9 1 (2.44%) XSLT
9 1 (2.44%) CSS
9 1 (2.44%) HTML
9 1 (2.44%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Open Source
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (82.93%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (80.49%) SOA
2 6 (14.63%) TDD
2 6 (14.63%) BDD
3 5 (12.20%) Multithreading
3 5 (12.20%) OO
4 4 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (9.76%) Domain-Driven Design
4 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (9.76%) MVC
4 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Migration
5 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.44%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (2.44%) Memory Management
5 1 (2.44%) Business Development
5 1 (2.44%) Release Management
5 1 (2.44%) UML
5 1 (2.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (95.12%) C#
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) C++
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.44%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.44%) Xamarin