The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 - 39
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 3 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.89% - 1.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.92% - 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £288 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.88 - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 61 100 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.10% 22.83% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 65 56
Median daily rate £325 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Entity Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Entity Framework in Lancashire

Entity Framework
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Entity Framework within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 2 £288 - 1
Entity Framework
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Entity Framework.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) VB
2 4 (80.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) WPF
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (40.00%) VB6
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET

Entity Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (40.00%) Rational Robot
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) WPF
4 2 (40.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (40.00%) Classic ASP
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) WinForms
4 2 (40.00%) XSD
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) SOLID
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) VB
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (40.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) HNC
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle