The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 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.

Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 305 278
Rank change year-on-year +31 -27  
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 389 394 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.74% 0.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.74% 2.63% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 290 302
Median daily rate £355 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 5
Median hourly rate £37.13 £51.56 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.99% +47.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £35.32 £21.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £66.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.55 £51.56 £35.00
% change year-on-year -65.96% +47.30%  

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 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 14193 14997 14342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.48% 27.99% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9846 10410 9296
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 183 223 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Entity Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Entity Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Entity Framework in the UK

Entity Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Entity Framework over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Entity Framework in the UK

Entity Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Entity Framework in the UK

Entity Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Entity Framework over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Entity Framework in the UK

Entity Framework
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +46 367 £354 +1.14% 207
London +43 122 £500 +17.64% 52
South East +6 85 £348 +2.96% 29
Yorkshire +25 39 £340 -7.93% 25
City of London +10 34 £494 +23.43% 10
Kent +15 31 £338 - 3
North West +25 25 £325 - 36
West Midlands +19 24 £335 +11.66% 12
East of England +7 24 £350 - 18
West Yorkshire +16 23 £338 +3.84% 14
Leeds +13 22 £338 +3.84% 8
East Midlands -3 17 £358 +5.92% 13
South West -19 17 £375 +13.20% 16
Scotland +21 15 £370 -7.61% 8
Manchester +18 14 £325 +3.17% 14
Surrey +17 14 £425 +6.25% 4
North East -4 14 £340 -6.20% 6
Hampshire +10 13 £378 +0.66% 8
Glasgow 0 9 £370 +6.47% 2
Hertfordshire +8 8 £325 -5.79% 9
East Sussex +3 8 £350 +4.47% 1
Birmingham 0 8 £350 -6.66% 2
Essex -7 8 £350 -3.44% 1
Nottinghamshire - 8 £406 - 1
Durham - 8 £328 - 2
Berkshire +23 7 £413 +6.45% 4
Leatherhead - 7 £375 -
Coventry +5 6 £464 +12.42% 1
Sheffield +4 6 £348 -0.57% 3
South Yorkshire +3 6 £348 -7.20% 5

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 with a requirement for Entity Framework.

1 712 (93.32%) .NET
2 694 (90.96%) .NET Framework
3 682 (89.38%) C#
4 517 (67.76%) MVC
5 428 (56.09%) SQL Server
6 421 (55.18%) ASP.NET
7 403 (52.82%) JavaScript
8 372 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
9 350 (45.87%) SQL
10 284 (37.22%) AngularJS
11 281 (36.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 243 (31.85%) TDD
13 233 (30.54%) ASP.NET Web API
14 232 (30.41%) HTML
15 214 (28.05%) CSS
16 201 (26.34%) Team Foundation Server
17 200 (26.21%) Microsoft
18 186 (24.38%) Web Services
19 184 (24.12%) jQuery
20 172 (22.54%) WCF
21 166 (21.76%) Scrum
22 131 (17.17%) LINQ
23 129 (16.91%) Visual Studio
24 115 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
25 111 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
26 104 (13.63%) XML
27 103 (13.50%) T-SQL
27 103 (13.50%) SOLID
28 98 (12.84%) Web Development
29 92 (12.06%) OO

Entity 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:

Application Platforms
1 36 (4.72%) IIS
2 23 (3.01%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.49%) CMS
4 18 (2.36%) NServiceBus
5 13 (1.70%) Umbraco
6 6 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.66%) Confluence
8 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.52%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.39%) GeoServer
9 3 (0.39%) Kentico
9 3 (0.39%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.26%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 74 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.39%) MS Project
2 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 111 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.57%) PaaS
3 12 (1.57%) SaaS
4 5 (0.66%) IaaS
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.39%) GitHub
6 3 (0.39%) Route 53
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.13%) Office 365
7 1 (0.13%) Slack
7 1 (0.13%) Trello
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.05%) HTTP
2 6 (0.79%) Intranet
3 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.26%) DNS
4 2 (0.26%) Internet
4 2 (0.26%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.26%) LDAP
4 2 (0.26%) Skype
4 2 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 428 (56.09%) SQL Server
2 72 (9.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 54 (7.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (6.16%) Relational Database
5 43 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (3.54%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.49%) RDBMS
8 19 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (2.36%) MongoDB
10 16 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
12 14 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (1.18%) GIS
15 8 (1.05%) Blockchain
15 8 (1.05%) DB2
15 8 (1.05%) MySQL
15 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 201 (26.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 129 (16.91%) Visual Studio
3 83 (10.88%) NUnit
4 74 (9.70%) Git (software)
5 45 (5.90%) MSTest
6 42 (5.50%) TeamCity
7 40 (5.24%) Subversion
8 36 (4.72%) Moq
9 29 (3.80%) JIRA
10 25 (3.28%) Grunt
11 24 (3.15%) gulp
12 23 (3.01%) SpecFlow
13 22 (2.88%) Jasmine
14 21 (2.75%) Selenium
15 19 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
16 18 (2.36%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (1.70%) Jenkins
17 13 (1.70%) MSBuild
18 11 (1.44%) CruiseControl
18 11 (1.44%) ReSharper
General
1 89 (11.66%) Finance
2 17 (2.23%) Marketing
2 17 (2.23%) Retail
3 14 (1.83%) Banking
4 12 (1.57%) Back Office
4 12 (1.57%) Front Office
5 10 (1.31%) Advertising
6 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.05%) Publishing
7 7 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.66%) Automotive
8 5 (0.66%) Electronics
9 4 (0.52%) German Language
9 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.52%) Legal
9 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.39%) Games
10 3 (0.39%) Local Government
11 2 (0.26%) Billing
11 2 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 700 (91.74%) Developer
2 492 (64.48%) .NET Developer
3 311 (40.76%) C# Developer
4 216 (28.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 101 (13.24%) SQL Developer
6 97 (12.71%) ASP.NET Developer
7 95 (12.45%) Senior Developer
8 76 (9.96%) Senior .NET Developer
9 69 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 56 (7.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 56 (7.34%) Full Stack Developer
11 52 (6.82%) Software Developer
12 49 (6.42%) JavaScript Developer
13 44 (5.77%) Senior C# Developer
14 42 (5.50%) Angular Developer
15 39 (5.11%) Web Developer
16 35 (4.59%) Agile Developer
16 35 (4.59%) Senior C# .NET Developer
17 33 (4.33%) Agile .NET Developer
18 29 (3.80%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 712 (93.32%) .NET
2 694 (90.96%) .NET Framework
3 421 (55.18%) ASP.NET
4 284 (37.22%) AngularJS
5 281 (36.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 233 (30.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 232 (30.41%) HTML
8 214 (28.05%) CSS
9 186 (24.38%) Web Services
10 184 (24.12%) jQuery
11 172 (22.54%) WCF
12 131 (17.17%) LINQ
13 104 (13.63%) XML
14 89 (11.66%) HTML5
15 86 (11.27%) REST
16 79 (10.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 66 (8.65%) NHibernate
18 63 (8.26%) JSON
19 60 (7.86%) WPF
20 44 (5.77%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.59%) Algorithms
3 26 (3.41%) User Experience
4 19 (2.49%) Fixed Income
5 18 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.70%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.70%) N-Tier
7 11 (1.44%) NHS
8 8 (1.05%) Equities
9 6 (0.79%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.66%) W3C
11 4 (0.52%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.52%) Contactless
11 4 (0.52%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.52%) EMV
12 3 (0.39%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.39%) iPad
12 3 (0.39%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 63 (8.26%) Windows
2 11 (1.44%) Android
3 9 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 6 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.66%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.52%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.26%) Linux
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.13%) Unix
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (67.76%) MVC
2 372 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (31.85%) TDD
4 166 (21.76%) Scrum
5 115 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (13.50%) SOLID
7 98 (12.84%) Web Development
8 92 (12.06%) OO
9 90 (11.80%) Unit Testing
10 63 (8.26%) Dependency Injection
11 58 (7.60%) Multithreading
12 55 (7.21%) Software Engineering
13 54 (7.08%) SOA
14 53 (6.95%) BDD
15 51 (6.68%) SDLC
16 39 (5.11%) Front End Development
16 39 (5.11%) OOP
17 38 (4.98%) DevOps
18 35 (4.59%) Automated Testing
18 35 (4.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 682 (89.38%) C#
2 403 (52.82%) JavaScript
3 350 (45.87%) SQL
4 103 (13.50%) T-SQL
5 75 (9.83%) TypeScript
6 23 (3.01%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.75%) VB.NET
8 18 (2.36%) VB
9 15 (1.97%) VBA
10 11 (1.44%) Java
11 10 (1.31%) ES6
12 7 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.92%) Python
13 6 (0.79%) VBScript
14 5 (0.66%) PHP
15 4 (0.52%) XAML
16 3 (0.39%) C
16 3 (0.39%) C++
16 3 (0.39%) Scala
17 2 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (4.19%) Degree
2 23 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.92%) HNC
5 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.66%) HND
6 5 (0.66%) MCAD
6 5 (0.66%) MCSD
6 5 (0.66%) MCTS
7 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.26%) CFA
8 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.13%) MCP
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.05%) QA
2 7 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 11 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.52%) Docker
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.39%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.13%) Control-M
2 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 200 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.99%) Oracle
3 11 (1.44%) Xamarin
4 8 (1.05%) Atlassian
4 8 (1.05%) RedGate
4 8 (1.05%) Sitecore
5 7 (0.92%) Rackspace
5 7 (0.92%) Telerik
6 6 (0.79%) SAP
7 4 (0.52%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.39%) Google
8 3 (0.39%) Infragistics
8 3 (0.39%) Mapbox
8 3 (0.39%) Twitter
9 2 (0.26%) Charles River
10 1 (0.13%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.13%) Luciad
10 1 (0.13%) Mercator
10 1 (0.13%) Siemens
10 1 (0.13%) Syncfusion
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
County Durham
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ascend Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £454.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago