The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft AppFabric
Rank 573 549 554
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs citing AppFabric 27 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.049% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.17% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 18
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £394
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +85.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15459 15268 15752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.81% 28.61% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9792 9812 9695
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 270 375
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 27 August 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 19 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 27 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
England -15 26 £450 +5.88% 1
London -3 9 £525 +68.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £110 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £110 -
North East - 6 £110 -
North West - 1 £375 -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 £325 -
Glasgow - 1 £325 -
Liverpool - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
East of England - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Merseyside - - - -

AppFabric
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (93.18%) WCF
2 40 (90.91%) .NET
3 39 (88.64%) C#
4 38 (86.36%) Windows
5 37 (84.09%) SQL Server
6 34 (77.27%) XML
7 30 (68.18%) BizTalk Server
7 30 (68.18%) ASP.NET
8 29 (65.91%) SOA
9 27 (61.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (59.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 26 (59.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (27.27%) Web Services
12 11 (25.00%) SQL
12 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 10 (22.73%) WF
14 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
14 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
15 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
15 6 (13.64%) ITIL
16 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
16 5 (11.36%) Change Management
16 5 (11.36%) MVC
17 4 (9.09%) Middleware
17 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
17 4 (9.09%) HTML
18 3 (6.82%) LINQ
18 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
18 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
18 3 (6.82%) HTML5

AppFabric
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (68.18%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.82%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (59.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (84.09%) SQL Server
2 27 (61.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (59.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.82%) Front Office
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
1 3 (6.82%) Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (77.27%) Developer
2 24 (54.55%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Applications Support
4 4 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 4 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (9.09%) Applications Support Specialist
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Trainer
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Trainer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (2.27%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (93.18%) WCF
2 40 (90.91%) .NET
3 34 (77.27%) XML
4 30 (68.18%) ASP.NET
5 12 (27.27%) Web Services
6 10 (22.73%) WF
7 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.09%) Middleware
8 4 (9.09%) HTML
9 3 (6.82%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (6.82%) LINQ
9 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (6.82%) HTML5
9 3 (6.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (6.82%) REST
10 2 (4.55%) XSLT
10 2 (4.55%) CSS
10 2 (4.55%) SOAP
11 1 (2.27%) XSD
11 1 (2.27%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.27%) Grid Computing
1 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (86.36%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) HPUX
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) SOA
2 6 (13.64%) ITIL
3 5 (11.36%) Change Management
3 5 (11.36%) MVC
4 3 (6.82%) CRM
4 3 (6.82%) ERP
5 2 (4.55%) Multithreading
5 2 (4.55%) Memory Management
5 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.27%) Web Development
6 1 (2.27%) Release Management
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.27%) Workflow
6 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.27%) OOP
6 1 (2.27%) OO
6 1 (2.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (88.64%) C#
2 11 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.27%) R
5 1 (2.27%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) MCT
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
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