The table below looks at the statistics for Managed Extensibility Framework skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Managed Extensibility Framework over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)
Rank 634 621 610
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing Managed Extensibility Framework 6 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.025% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.039% 0.094% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 10
Average daily rate £431 £395 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.17% +27.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £311 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £457 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+47.28% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £43.00

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
15412 14935 14816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 26.79% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9676 9667
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 199 203
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

Managed Extensibility Framework
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Managed Extensibility Framework Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Managed Extensibility Framework
Daily Rate Trend

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

Managed Extensibility Framework Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Managed Extensibility Framework
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Managed Extensibility Framework Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Managed Extensibility Framework
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Managed Extensibility Framework within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -30 6 £431 +9.17% 2
London -14 4 £425 -2.01%
South East -19 1 £513 +43.35%
East of England - 1 £438 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £438 -
Weybridge - 1 £513 -
Surrey - 1 £513 -
Suffolk - 1 £438 -

Managed Extensibility Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Managed Extensibility Framework 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 Managed Extensibility Framework.

1 20 (80.00%) WPF
2 18 (72.00%) BDD
3 16 (64.00%) Unit Testing
4 14 (56.00%) C#
5 13 (52.00%) .NET
5 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
6 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (48.00%) MVVM
7 11 (44.00%) TDD
7 11 (44.00%) WCF
7 11 (44.00%) SOAP
7 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
8 10 (40.00%) XAML
8 10 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (40.00%) Entity Framework
9 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database
9 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
9 9 (36.00%) Telerik
9 9 (36.00%) JSON
9 9 (36.00%) Multithreading
9 9 (36.00%) RDBMS
9 9 (36.00%) Scrum
9 9 (36.00%) Clustering
9 9 (36.00%) Oracle
10 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
10 8 (32.00%) ADO.NET
10 8 (32.00%) LINQ
11 7 (28.00%) NUnit
11 7 (28.00%) Unity DI Container
11 7 (28.00%) Continuous Delivery

Managed Extensibility Framework
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Managed Extensibility Framework 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 Managed Extensibility Framework. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (36.00%) RDBMS
2 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (28.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (28.00%) Big Data
3 7 (28.00%) HBase
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (28.00%) MSBuild
3 7 (28.00%) NUnit
3 7 (28.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Front Office
3 2 (8.00%) Law
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (48.00%) WPF Developer
3 10 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (24.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 5 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Front Office Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Senior WPF Developer
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (8.00%) C# Developer - Commodities
7 2 (8.00%) CRM Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (80.00%) WPF
2 13 (52.00%) .NET
3 11 (44.00%) SOAP
3 11 (44.00%) WCF
4 10 (40.00%) Entity Framework
5 9 (36.00%) JSON
6 8 (32.00%) ADO.NET
6 8 (32.00%) LINQ
7 7 (28.00%) Reactive Extensions
7 7 (28.00%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (20.00%) Task Parallel Library
9 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
9 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
9 3 (12.00%) XML
10 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
10 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (8.00%) Web Services
11 1 (4.00%) Ajax
11 1 (4.00%) CSS
11 1 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) BDD
2 16 (64.00%) Unit Testing
3 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) MVVM
4 11 (44.00%) TDD
5 9 (36.00%) Multithreading
5 9 (36.00%) Scrum
6 7 (28.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (24.00%) System Testing
8 5 (20.00%) Release Management
9 4 (16.00%) MVC
10 3 (12.00%) Translating Business Requirements
11 2 (8.00%) CRM
11 2 (8.00%) Workflow
12 1 (4.00%) Analytics
12 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
12 1 (4.00%) Data Analytics
12 1 (4.00%) Front End Development
12 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) C#
2 10 (40.00%) XAML
3 5 (20.00%) Java
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) SQL
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) MCITP
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 9 (36.00%) Telerik