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 28 June 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.

Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 66 56
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10  
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 7 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.10% 0.74% 1.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.05% 2.54% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Median daily rate £320 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% -11.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £311 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £495 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year +71.87% -  

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 173 236 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.07% 29.21% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 762 545
Median daily rate £381 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.92% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £11.93
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 - £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.65 - £12.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Entity Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Entity Framework as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Entity Framework in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Entity Framework in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (100.00%) MVC
2 13 (86.67%) .NET
2 13 (86.67%) .NET Framework
3 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (53.33%) C#
5 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) SQL
7 5 (33.33%) WCF
7 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
8 4 (26.67%) Web Application Development
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
8 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (26.67%) LDAP
8 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
8 4 (26.67%) SCOrch
9 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (20.00%) Skype
9 3 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (20.00%) TDD
9 3 (20.00%) Scrum
9 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (20.00%) Web Services
9 3 (20.00%) HTML
9 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business

Entity Framework
Co-occurring 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 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LDAP
2 3 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Moq
2 1 (6.67%) NUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Developer
5 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) .NET
1 13 (86.67%) .NET Framework
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (33.33%) WCF
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) REST
4 3 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (13.33%) jQuery
5 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Core
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Core
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (6.67%) CSS
6 1 (6.67%) WinForms
6 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) MVC
2 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) Web Application Development
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Content Management
5 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
5 2 (13.33%) SOLID
6 1 (6.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Kanban
6 1 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) User Stories
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) F#
4 1 (6.67%) Java
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle