The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 68 72
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4  
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 2 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 1.22% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 4.51% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £340 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% -  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 151 266 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 28.28% 27.12% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 192 163
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% +44.73%  
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Entity Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Entity Framework in Cheshire

Entity Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Entity Framework in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Entity Framework in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Entity Framework.

1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (80.00%) MVC
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (50.00%) CSS
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
7 2 (20.00%) Microservices
7 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (20.00%) Moq
7 2 (20.00%) BDD
7 2 (20.00%) Ninject
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) RESTful
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (20.00%) NUnit
7 2 (20.00%) WCF
7 2 (20.00%) WPF

Entity Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (10.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Jasmine
1 2 (20.00%) Moq
1 2 (20.00%) NUnit
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Angular Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) Ninject
5 2 (20.00%) RESTful
5 2 (20.00%) WCF
5 2 (20.00%) WPF
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
6 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) BDD
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (20.00%) Microservices
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL