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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft AppFabric
UK
Rank 591 638 621
Rank change year-on-year +47 -17  
Contract jobs citing AppFabric 2 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.011% 0.006%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.014% 0.040% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £400 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -6.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £425
% change year-on-year +0.31% -6.17%  
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 14208 14874 14049
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.37% 27.95% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 10310 9097
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 186
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AppFabric.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AppFabric in the UK

AppFabric
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 AppFabric within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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
England +26 2 £400 +0.62%
South East +18 2 £400 +0.62%
Hampshire - 2 £400 -
Andover - 1 £400 -

AppFabric
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) IIS
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (75.00%) Test Planning
2 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
3 5 (62.50%) Threat Modelling
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 5 (62.50%) Sourcefire
3 5 (62.50%) Snort
3 5 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (50.00%) ETL
4 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (50.00%) Network Security
5 3 (37.50%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (37.50%) CREST Certified
5 3 (37.50%) MS Project
5 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management

AppFabric
Top Related 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 8 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Project
2 2 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
1 5 (62.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Hudson
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
1 2 (25.00%) NUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
1 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (25.00%) WiX
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Security Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Ajax
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (25.00%) Breeze.js
3 2 (25.00%) Durandal
3 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Express
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) Kendo UI
3 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (25.00%) SignalR
3 2 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Test Planning
2 5 (62.50%) Defect Management
2 5 (62.50%) Threat Modelling
3 4 (50.00%) ETL
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) Information Security
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) Full Text Search
5 2 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (25.00%) MVC
5 2 (25.00%) OWASP
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (25.00%) TypeScript
1 2 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (37.50%) CISM
3 3 (37.50%) CREST Certified
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Sourcefire
3 2 (25.00%) DevExpress