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 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 ADO.NET Entity Framework
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 293 344 291
Rank change year-on-year +51 -53  
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 362 329 424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.61% 0.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.41% 2.16% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 245 304
Median daily rate £375 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Median hourly rate £46.88 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.06% -2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.13 £22.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £22.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £22.00 -
% change year-on-year +87.50% -  

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 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%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +37 301 £363 -2.02% 248
London +12 104 £462 +8.70% 55
South East +1 67 £350 - 56
South West +19 35 £338 +3.84% 19
Scotland +48 33 £390 +11.42% 6
City of London +7 25 £513 +20.58% 17
Edinburgh +35 24 £600 +41.17% 2
Wales - 24 £375 - 6
Wiltshire +19 23 £338 +3.84% 7
East of England -5 23 £363 +3.57% 20
South Wales - 23 £375 - 2
Kent +15 21 £345 +38.00% 3
Cardiff - 21 £375 - 2
North West +26 20 £340 -6.20% 37
Swindon +16 19 £338 +3.84% 4
Yorkshire +13 19 £337 +3.53% 22
Hampshire +5 19 £375 -3.22% 15
East Midlands -6 17 £320 -29.86% 21
West Midlands +12 12 £329 -4.01% 14
South Yorkshire +17 10 £348 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 10 £300 -36.84% 9
Manchester +5 9 £375 +3.44% 17
Maidstone - 8 £343 - 1
Portsmouth - 8 £325 - 4
Birmingham +15 7 £320 -1.53% 2
West Sussex +13 7 £400 +29.03% 10
East Sussex -2 7 £345 -18.82% 4
Glasgow -3 7 £350 - 4
Nottinghamshire -4 7 £320 -5.18% 3
Essex -12 7 £400 +14.28% 3

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 678 (91.99%) .NET
2 664 (90.09%) .NET Framework
3 658 (89.28%) C#
4 487 (66.08%) MVC
5 396 (53.73%) SQL Server
6 391 (53.05%) ASP.NET
7 373 (50.61%) JavaScript
8 371 (50.34%) SQL
9 347 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
10 288 (39.08%) AngularJS
11 256 (34.74%) HTML
12 246 (33.38%) TDD
13 241 (32.70%) ASP.NET MVC
14 238 (32.29%) CSS
15 233 (31.61%) ASP.NET Web API
16 209 (28.36%) Microsoft
17 205 (27.82%) Team Foundation Server
18 187 (25.37%) Web Services
19 180 (24.42%) jQuery
20 176 (23.88%) WCF
21 139 (18.86%) LINQ
22 137 (18.59%) Scrum
23 127 (17.23%) Microsoft Azure
24 115 (15.60%) Finance
25 113 (15.33%) Visual Studio
26 105 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
27 100 (13.57%) SOLID
28 95 (12.89%) T-SQL
28 95 (12.89%) Unit Testing
29 94 (12.75%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 30 (4.07%) CMS
1 30 (4.07%) IIS
2 28 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 25 (3.39%) NServiceBus
4 24 (3.26%) EPiServer
5 12 (1.63%) Umbraco
6 11 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.41%) Confluence
11 3 (0.41%) GeoServer
11 3 (0.41%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.41%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.27%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.14%) SAS
13 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Endur
2 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Sage CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 127 (17.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.76%) SaaS
4 11 (1.49%) PaaS
5 6 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (0.68%) GitHub
7 4 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (0.54%) IaaS
7 4 (0.54%) Route 53
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 1 (0.14%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.14%) Trello
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.81%) Intranet
2 5 (0.68%) DNS
3 4 (0.54%) HTTP
3 4 (0.54%) LDAP
4 3 (0.41%) IMAP
4 3 (0.41%) Internet
4 3 (0.41%) Skype
4 3 (0.41%) SMTP
5 2 (0.27%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.14%) FTP
6 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (53.73%) SQL Server
2 57 (7.73%) Relational Database
3 56 (7.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 54 (7.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (6.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (4.61%) RDBMS
7 32 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
10 23 (3.12%) NoSQL
11 20 (2.71%) Oracle Database
12 17 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (2.31%) Oracle9i Database
12 17 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
13 16 (2.17%) MongoDB
13 16 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (1.63%) Redis
16 10 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
17 9 (1.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 205 (27.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 113 (15.33%) Visual Studio
3 85 (11.53%) Git (software)
4 49 (6.65%) NUnit
5 46 (6.24%) TeamCity
6 33 (4.48%) MSTest
6 33 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 31 (4.21%) Moq
8 27 (3.66%) gulp
9 25 (3.39%) Jenkins
9 25 (3.39%) JIRA
10 24 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
11 23 (3.12%) SpecFlow
12 20 (2.71%) MSBuild
12 20 (2.71%) Subversion
13 18 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
14 14 (1.90%) Jasmine
15 13 (1.76%) JSUnit
16 10 (1.36%) Grunt
16 10 (1.36%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 115 (15.60%) Finance
2 16 (2.17%) Marketing
3 15 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 14 (1.90%) Banking
5 9 (1.22%) Front Office
6 8 (1.09%) Retail
7 7 (0.95%) Advertising
8 6 (0.81%) Back Office
8 6 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.81%) Publishing
9 5 (0.68%) Legal
9 5 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.54%) Automotive
11 3 (0.41%) Electronics
11 3 (0.41%) Games
11 3 (0.41%) German Language
11 3 (0.41%) Interactive Media
11 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 669 (90.77%) Developer
2 455 (61.74%) .NET Developer
3 293 (39.76%) C# Developer
4 201 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 110 (14.93%) ASP.NET Developer
6 98 (13.30%) SQL Developer
7 97 (13.16%) Senior Developer
8 80 (10.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 72 (9.77%) Senior .NET Developer
10 68 (9.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 53 (7.19%) Full Stack Developer
11 53 (7.19%) Software Developer
12 47 (6.38%) Senior C# Developer
13 45 (6.11%) Angular Developer
14 39 (5.29%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 39 (5.29%) Web Developer
15 36 (4.88%) Agile Developer
16 34 (4.61%) Agile .NET Developer
17 31 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
18 30 (4.07%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (91.99%) .NET
2 664 (90.09%) .NET Framework
3 391 (53.05%) ASP.NET
4 288 (39.08%) AngularJS
5 256 (34.74%) HTML
6 241 (32.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 238 (32.29%) CSS
8 233 (31.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 187 (25.37%) Web Services
10 180 (24.42%) jQuery
11 176 (23.88%) WCF
12 139 (18.86%) LINQ
13 94 (12.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 94 (12.75%) XML
14 90 (12.21%) HTML5
15 75 (10.18%) REST
16 65 (8.82%) JSON
17 63 (8.55%) NHibernate
18 56 (7.60%) WPF
19 54 (7.33%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.31%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (6.24%) Algorithms
3 30 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.80%) User Experience
5 24 (3.26%) NHS
6 17 (2.31%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 11 (1.49%) W3C
9 8 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.68%) Equities
11 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.41%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.41%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.41%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.27%) EPoS
13 2 (0.27%) Fintech
13 2 (0.27%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.27%) RIA
13 2 (0.27%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 82 (11.13%) Windows
2 12 (1.63%) Windows Server
3 8 (1.09%) Android
4 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.27%) Unix
5 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.14%) Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (66.08%) MVC
2 347 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (33.38%) TDD
4 137 (18.59%) Scrum
5 105 (14.25%) Continuous Integration
6 100 (13.57%) SOLID
7 95 (12.89%) Unit Testing
8 93 (12.62%) Web Development
9 72 (9.77%) Test Automation
10 69 (9.36%) OO
11 66 (8.96%) Multithreading
11 66 (8.96%) SDLC
12 53 (7.19%) MVVM
13 51 (6.92%) OOP
14 49 (6.65%) BDD
15 46 (6.24%) Software Engineering
16 44 (5.97%) Dependency Injection
17 41 (5.56%) Data Management
18 40 (5.43%) DevOps
18 40 (5.43%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 658 (89.28%) C#
2 373 (50.61%) JavaScript
3 371 (50.34%) SQL
4 95 (12.89%) T-SQL
5 78 (10.58%) TypeScript
6 38 (5.16%) PowerShell
7 22 (2.99%) PL/SQL
8 16 (2.17%) VB.NET
9 11 (1.49%) VBA
10 10 (1.36%) ES6
11 9 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.22%) VB
12 7 (0.95%) Python
13 5 (0.68%) PHP
14 4 (0.54%) Java
14 4 (0.54%) XAML
15 3 (0.41%) C
15 3 (0.41%) C++
15 3 (0.41%) ECMAScript
15 3 (0.41%) F#
Qualifications
1 28 (3.80%) Degree
2 14 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.68%) MCTS
7 4 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.41%) HNC
9 2 (0.27%) CFA
9 2 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.27%) MCP
10 1 (0.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.49%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.14%) EMIR
3 1 (0.14%) IFRS
System Software
1 14 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.22%) Docker
3 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (0.95%) Control-M
2 5 (0.68%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 209 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 64 (8.68%) Oracle
3 12 (1.63%) Xamarin
4 8 (1.09%) Telerik
5 7 (0.95%) DevExpress
5 7 (0.95%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.54%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.54%) SAP
6 4 (0.54%) Twitter
7 3 (0.41%) HP
7 3 (0.41%) Syncfusion
8 2 (0.27%) Charles River
8 2 (0.27%) OpenLink
8 2 (0.27%) RedGate
9 1 (0.14%) Google
9 1 (0.14%) Informatica
9 1 (0.14%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.14%) LexisNexis
9 1 (0.14%) Mapbox
9 1 (0.14%) Mercator
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bath
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £190 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sussex
James Chase Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: £375 per day (circa)
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago