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 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)
Rank 560 522 518
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -4
Contract jobs citing Managed Extensibility Framework 11 37 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.076% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.081% 0.28% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 5
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£350 £325 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £284 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £405 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £550
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -43.18%
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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
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 190 270 329
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 £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 2015.

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 20 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 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 10 £350 +10.23% 2
London +9 5 £450 +20.00% 2
City of London +14 1 £350 -17.64%
West Midlands -3 1 £338 +21.07%
South West -18 1 £320 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

Managed Extensibility Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (93.75%) C#
2 29 (90.63%) .NET
3 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
4 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (59.38%) MVVM
5 17 (53.13%) Reactive Extensions
5 17 (53.13%) WCF
6 16 (50.00%) TDD
6 16 (50.00%) MVC
7 15 (46.88%) Web Services
7 15 (46.88%) XML
7 15 (46.88%) Windows
8 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
8 13 (40.63%) Workflow
9 12 (37.50%) SOAP
9 12 (37.50%) CRM
9 12 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
9 12 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 12 (37.50%) Inversion of Control
10 11 (34.38%) Unity DI Container
10 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (34.38%) .NET Framework
11 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (31.25%) SharePoint
11 10 (31.25%) Degree
11 10 (31.25%) MCITP
11 10 (31.25%) WPF
11 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (28.13%) PaaS

Managed Extensibility Framework
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 10 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) PaaS
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LDAP
1 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (21.88%) MSTest
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) NSubstitute
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) Moq
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.13%) FxCop
3 1 (3.13%) StyleCop
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.25%) Front Office
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (96.88%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) CRM Developer
3 11 (34.38%) C# Developer
4 8 (25.00%) .NET Developer
5 7 (21.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 6 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (18.75%) C++ Developer
7 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (15.63%) WPF Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Server Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
9 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (90.63%) .NET
2 17 (53.13%) Reactive Extensions
2 17 (53.13%) WCF
3 15 (46.88%) Web Services
3 15 (46.88%) XML
4 12 (37.50%) SOAP
4 12 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 11 (34.38%) Unity DI Container
5 11 (34.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (34.38%) .NET Framework
6 10 (31.25%) WPF
7 4 (12.50%) Silverlight
8 3 (9.38%) LINQ
8 3 (9.38%) HTML
8 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
8 3 (9.38%) WinForms
9 2 (6.25%) Rendezvous
9 2 (6.25%) ActiveX
9 2 (6.25%) MFC
9 2 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (59.38%) MVVM
2 16 (50.00%) TDD
2 16 (50.00%) MVC
3 13 (40.63%) Workflow
4 12 (37.50%) CRM
5 9 (28.13%) Dependency Injection
6 8 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
8 3 (9.38%) Migration
8 3 (9.38%) Scrum
9 2 (6.25%) SOA
9 2 (6.25%) OO
9 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
10 1 (3.13%) Kanban
10 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.13%) Domain-Driven Design
10 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
10 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (93.75%) C#
2 6 (18.75%) C++
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) VC++
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) XAML
4 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.13%) VBA
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
1 10 (31.25%) MCITP
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) TIBCO
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Syncfusion
3 1 (3.13%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.13%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Sybase
3 1 (3.13%) Calypso
3 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.13%) Telerik