The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for .NET Compact Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited .NET Compact Framework over the 3 months to 30 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 .NET Compact Framework
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 - 632
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing .NET Compact Framework 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% - 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £350 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.50

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14661 15533 15022
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.64% 27.79% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10190 10831 9735
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 194 202
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -0.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

.NET Compact Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing .NET Compact 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 .NET Compact Framework in the UK

.NET Compact Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Compact Framework in the UK

.NET Compact Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Compact Framework in the UK

.NET Compact Framework
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Compact Framework within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
Leicester - 1 £350 -
Leicestershire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
England - 1 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing .NET Compact Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for .NET Compact Framework.

1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) ZigBee
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) SQLite
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) OpenVPN
2 1 (50.00%) Assembla
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (50.00%) Yocto
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN

.NET Compact Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) 802.15
1 1 (50.00%) FTP
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
1 1 (50.00%) OpenVPN
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Android Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Kernel Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) VB Developer
1 1 (50.00%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) VB6
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Assembla