The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AppFabric skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AppFabric over the 3 months to 23 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 AppFabric
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 640 637
Rank change year-on-year +39 -3  
Contract jobs citing AppFabric 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.020% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £390
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

AppFabric 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 15019 15261 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.08% 28.36% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 10752 10284
Median daily rate £427 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 178 208
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £16.60 £17.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £51.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

AppFabric
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing AppFabric as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for AppFabric in the UK

AppFabric
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AppFabric in the UK

AppFabric
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AppFabric in the UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AppFabric 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 AppFabric.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Kendo UI
2 2 (66.67%) Change Data Capture
2 2 (66.67%) Express
2 2 (66.67%) SignalR
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (66.67%) Breeze.js
2 2 (66.67%) Durandal
2 2 (66.67%) TypeScript
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (66.67%) Full Text Search
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Kerberos

AppFabric
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Hudson
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) MSI
1 2 (66.67%) NUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) WiX
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (66.67%) Breeze.js
2 2 (66.67%) Durandal
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Express
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) Kendo UI
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) SignalR
2 2 (66.67%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) REST
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Change Data Capture
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Full Text Search
1 2 (66.67%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) OWASP
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) TypeScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) DevExpress
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft