The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 April 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 37 44
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.94% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.88% 1.18% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £318 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% +11.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £341 £325
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £60.62 £35.00
% change year-on-year -62.05% +73.18%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 104 85 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 32.60% 28.05% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 68 33
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.66% +3.44%  

Entity Framework
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Entity Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Entity Framework in Merseyside

Entity Framework
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Liverpool - 2 £338 - 2
Wirral - 1 £300 - 1
Entity Framework
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Entity Framework.

1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) Umbraco
4 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (40.00%) OOD
4 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) CMS
4 2 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (40.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Algorithms

Entity Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (40.00%) CMS
1 2 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (40.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (40.00%) CMS Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Applications Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) LINQ
2 2 (40.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) OOD
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Logistics
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Sitecore