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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)
Rank 610 599 547
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -52
Contract jobs citing Managed Extensibility Framework 18 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.019% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.072% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 19
Average daily rate £550 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.68% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £323 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+33.07% +4.00%
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
14624 13900 13032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.43% 26.94% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10168 9284 8197
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Managed Extensibility Framework within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Managed Extensibility Framework Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 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 8 February 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 -2 18 £550 +39.68% 2
London +16 10 £585 +30.00%
South West +11 8 £433 +35.15% 1
Somerset +7 7 £433 +35.15%
Taunton - 6 £449 -
City of London - 5 £600 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £648 -

Managed Extensibility Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 30 (90.91%) WPF
2 24 (72.73%) C#
3 22 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 20 (60.61%) .NET
5 18 (54.55%) MVVM
6 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
7 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (48.48%) BDD
8 14 (42.42%) Unity DI Container
8 14 (42.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
9 13 (39.39%) Visual Studio
9 13 (39.39%) Oracle
9 13 (39.39%) Entity Framework
10 12 (36.36%) Relational Database
10 12 (36.36%) WCF
10 12 (36.36%) SOAP
11 11 (33.33%) SQL
11 11 (33.33%) TDD
11 11 (33.33%) NUnit
11 11 (33.33%) XAML
11 11 (33.33%) Multithreading
11 11 (33.33%) Oracle Database
12 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
12 10 (30.30%) JSON
13 9 (27.27%) LINQ
13 9 (27.27%) Finance
13 9 (27.27%) Scrum
13 9 (27.27%) Clustering

Managed Extensibility Framework
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (6.06%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 11 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 9 (27.27%) RDBMS
5 7 (21.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (21.21%) Big Data
5 7 (21.21%) HBase
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.06%) MySQL
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (39.39%) Visual Studio
3 11 (33.33%) NUnit
4 8 (24.24%) MSBuild
4 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.06%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (6.06%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (3.03%) Moq
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Front Office
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (93.94%) Developer
2 18 (54.55%) WPF Developer
3 16 (48.48%) C# Developer
4 12 (36.36%) C# WPF Developer
5 8 (24.24%) Software Developer
6 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
6 6 (18.18%) Senior Developer
6 6 (18.18%) Senior WPF Developer
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Developer
7 5 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (15.15%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (6.06%) C# WCF Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Junior
9 2 (6.06%) Junior Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Junior Software Developer
9 2 (6.06%) Senior SharePoint Developer
9 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (6.06%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (90.91%) WPF
2 20 (60.61%) .NET
3 14 (42.42%) Unity DI Container
4 13 (39.39%) Entity Framework
5 12 (36.36%) SOAP
5 12 (36.36%) WCF
6 10 (30.30%) .NET Framework
6 10 (30.30%) JSON
7 9 (27.27%) ADO.NET
7 9 (27.27%) LINQ
8 7 (21.21%) Reactive Extensions
8 7 (21.21%) Task Parallel Library
9 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 5 (15.15%) HTML
11 3 (9.09%) Ajax
11 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (9.09%) CSS
11 3 (9.09%) XML
12 2 (6.06%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (6.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 18 (54.55%) MVVM
3 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (48.48%) BDD
4 11 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 11 (33.33%) TDD
5 10 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (27.27%) MVC
6 9 (27.27%) Scrum
7 8 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (21.21%) System Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
10 5 (15.15%) OO
10 5 (15.15%) Release Management
11 4 (12.12%) SDLC
12 3 (9.09%) Analytics
12 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (9.09%) Data Analytics
12 3 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
13 2 (6.06%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) C#
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 11 (33.33%) XAML
3 9 (27.27%) Java
4 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.15%) VB
5 5 (15.15%) VB.NET
6 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.06%) PHP
7 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.06%) Ruby
7 2 (6.06%) VBScript
8 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (39.39%) Oracle
3 9 (27.27%) Telerik
4 3 (9.09%) DevExpress