The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 27 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.

Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 34 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 1 26 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.30% 6.24% 2.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 15.48% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 21 4
Median daily rate £338 £400 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +30.61%  
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 Cardiff with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 115 168 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 34.64% 40.29% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 125 38
Median daily rate £388 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Entity Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Entity Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Entity Framework in Cardiff

Entity Framework
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Entity Framework.

1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) Business Analysis
2 7 (87.50%) NUnit
2 7 (87.50%) Unit Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (87.50%) MSTest
2 7 (87.50%) MSBuild
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) OOP
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (87.50%) RDBMS
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Unity DI Container
2 7 (87.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (87.50%) Mentoring
2 7 (87.50%) Coaching
3 5 (62.50%) jQuery
4 4 (50.00%) Data Flow Diagram
4 4 (50.00%) Use Case
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) NHS
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Entity Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) RDBMS
1 7 (87.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MSBuild
1 7 (87.50%) MSTest
1 7 (87.50%) NUnit
1 7 (87.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (37.50%) Senior Developer
4 3 (37.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (12.50%) Azure Developer
6 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Unity DI Container
3 5 (62.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) Scrum
2 7 (87.50%) Business Analysis
2 7 (87.50%) Coaching
2 7 (87.50%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (87.50%) Mentoring
2 7 (87.50%) OOP
2 7 (87.50%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Data Flow Diagram
3 4 (50.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft