The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Entity Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Entity Framework over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 50 51 51
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 9 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.39% 1.09% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.03% 5.26% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 10
Median daily rate £338 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +4.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £333 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £488 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.55 £51.56 £35.00
% change year-on-year -65.96% +47.30%  

Entity Framework is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 179 133 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.58% 20.62% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 93 117
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Entity Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Entity Framework as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Entity Framework in Birmingham

Entity Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Entity Framework in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Entity Framework in Birmingham

Entity Framework
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Entity Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Entity Framework.

1 37 (100.00%) .NET
1 37 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 34 (91.89%) MVC
3 33 (89.19%) C#
4 27 (72.97%) WCF
5 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (64.86%) Web Services
7 23 (62.16%) JavaScript
8 22 (59.46%) ASP.NET
9 19 (51.35%) OOD
9 19 (51.35%) Subversion
10 18 (48.65%) NUnit
10 18 (48.65%) Scrum
10 18 (48.65%) Moq
10 18 (48.65%) SOLID
11 17 (45.95%) SQL
12 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
14 12 (32.43%) Visual Studio
14 12 (32.43%) OO
14 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
15 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (27.03%) jQuery
16 10 (27.03%) XML
16 10 (27.03%) HTML
17 9 (24.32%) CruiseControl
17 9 (24.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 7 (18.92%) Service Management
19 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
20 5 (13.51%) Front End Development

Entity Framework
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) LDAP
1 2 (5.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (51.35%) Subversion
2 18 (48.65%) Moq
2 18 (48.65%) NUnit
3 12 (32.43%) Visual Studio
4 9 (24.32%) CruiseControl
5 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.41%) JIRA
6 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.70%) NuGet
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (100.00%) Developer
2 34 (91.89%) .NET Developer
3 13 (35.14%) C# Developer
4 11 (29.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (21.62%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (21.62%) Senior Developer
6 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 6 (16.22%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (8.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.41%) XML Developer
9 1 (2.70%) ASP Developer
9 1 (2.70%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) .NET
1 37 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 27 (72.97%) WCF
3 24 (64.86%) Web Services
4 22 (59.46%) ASP.NET
5 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (27.03%) HTML
6 10 (27.03%) jQuery
6 10 (27.03%) XML
7 9 (24.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (13.51%) AngularJS
9 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (8.11%) CSS
11 1 (2.70%) .NET Core
11 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1 (2.70%) DOM
11 1 (2.70%) HTML5
11 1 (2.70%) Ninject
11 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
1 2 (5.41%) iPad
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) MVC
2 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (51.35%) OOD
4 18 (48.65%) Scrum
4 18 (48.65%) SOLID
5 12 (32.43%) OO
6 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.92%) Service Management
8 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Front End Development
10 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
10 4 (10.81%) TDD
11 2 (5.41%) Automated Testing
11 2 (5.41%) Content Management
11 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
11 2 (5.41%) Planning Poker
11 2 (5.41%) User Stories
11 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
11 2 (5.41%) Web Application Development
11 2 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (89.19%) C#
2 23 (62.16%) JavaScript
3 17 (45.95%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.70%) Java
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) SAP