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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft AppFabric
Rank 572 539 507
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -32
Contract jobs citing AppFabric 5 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.045% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.036% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
13731 13141 12896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.00% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9225 8312 8170
Average daily rate £390 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 276 337
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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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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 -43 5 £425 -5.55% 1
London -5 3 £575 +15.00%
East of England - 2 £425 - 1
Essex - 1 £425 - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Scotland - - - -

AppFabric
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) .NET
2 17 (89.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (89.47%) C#
3 14 (73.68%) Windows
4 13 (68.42%) WCF
5 12 (63.16%) XML
6 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET
7 10 (52.63%) SQL
7 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
8 8 (42.11%) WF
9 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (36.84%) .NET Framework
9 7 (36.84%) SOA
9 7 (36.84%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (36.84%) Web Services
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
10 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (21.05%) MVC
11 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
11 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
12 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
12 3 (15.79%) ITIL
12 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
12 3 (15.79%) Workflow
12 3 (15.79%) Finance
12 3 (15.79%) Time Management
12 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server

AppFabric
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 7 (36.84%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) NServiceBus
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (89.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) StyleCop
2 1 (5.26%) NDepend
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Support Specialist
5 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
5 2 (10.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Trainer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) WCF
3 12 (63.16%) XML
4 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET
5 8 (42.11%) WF
6 7 (36.84%) Web Services
6 7 (36.84%) .NET Framework
7 3 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (15.79%) WinForms
8 2 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
8 2 (10.53%) HTML
8 2 (10.53%) SOAP
8 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (10.53%) SignalR
8 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (5.26%) HTML5
9 1 (5.26%) REST
9 1 (5.26%) WebSockets
9 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Grid Computing
2 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk
2 2 (10.53%) Market Risk
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) HPUX
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) SOA
2 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
2 4 (21.05%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
3 3 (15.79%) Workflow
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Time Management
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.53%) R
6 1 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.26%) MCT
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Telerik
2 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.26%) DevExpress
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle