Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Managed Extensibility Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Managed Extensibility Framework over the 6 months to 18 July 2018 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.

Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 878 830 888
Rank change year-on-year -48 +58 -23
Contract jobs citing Managed Extensibility Framework 13 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.011% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.037% 0.033% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 12
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% +15.63%
10th Percentile £473 £388 £413
90th Percentile £600 £650 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £393 £500
% change year-on-year +23.31% -21.50% +30.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Managed Extensibility Framework is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,090 30,606 31,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.91% 32.21% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,686 21,144 22,102
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £305 £289
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 384 401
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +7.01% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.05 £13.25
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +2.04%

Managed Extensibility Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Managed Extensibility Framework as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Managed Extensibility Framework in the UK

Managed Extensibility Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Managed Extensibility Framework in the UK

Managed Extensibility Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Managed Extensibility Framework over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Managed Extensibility Framework in the UK

Managed Extensibility Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Managed Extensibility Framework in the UK

Managed Extensibility Framework
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Managed Extensibility Framework within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 13 £550 +10.00% 10
UK excluding London -19 9 £484 +23.31% 6
South East - 5 £484 - 1
London -34 4 £575 -4.17% 4
East of England +5 2 - - 4
Midlands - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Managed Extensibility Framework also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Managed Extensibility Framework.

1 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) WPF
2 11 (84.62%) Unit Testing
2 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (84.62%) Visual Studio
3 9 (69.23%) SOAP
3 9 (69.23%) .NET
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) XAML
3 9 (69.23%) Clustering
3 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (69.23%) Multithreading
3 9 (69.23%) BDD
3 9 (69.23%) JSON
3 9 (69.23%) WCF
3 9 (69.23%) NUnit
3 9 (69.23%) .NET Framework
3 9 (69.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (69.23%) MSBuild
3 9 (69.23%) Unity DI Container
3 9 (69.23%) Relational Database
3 9 (69.23%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (46.15%) Web Services
5 6 (46.15%) jQuery
6 5 (38.46%) LINQ
6 5 (38.46%) Use Case
6 5 (38.46%) BladeLogic
6 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle

Managed Extensibility 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 4 (30.77%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) OpenShift
2 2 (15.38%) IaaS
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) Relational Database
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
3 5 (38.46%) RDBMS
4 4 (30.77%) Big Data
4 4 (30.77%) HBase
4 4 (30.77%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Visual Studio
2 9 (69.23%) MSBuild
2 9 (69.23%) NUnit
2 9 (69.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (38.46%) SpecFlow
4 4 (30.77%) Cobertura
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) JUnit
4 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 5 (38.46%) C# Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Digital Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Digital Transformation
4 4 (30.77%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (23.08%) C# WPF Developer
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps Developer
5 3 (23.08%) WPF Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
7 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Senior WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) WPF
2 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) .NET Framework
2 9 (69.23%) JSON
2 9 (69.23%) SOAP
2 9 (69.23%) Unity DI Container
2 9 (69.23%) WCF
3 6 (46.15%) jQuery
3 6 (46.15%) Web Services
4 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET
4 5 (38.46%) LINQ
5 4 (30.77%) Entity Framework
5 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
5 4 (30.77%) Java EE
5 4 (30.77%) JDBC
5 4 (30.77%) JPA
5 4 (30.77%) JSP
5 4 (30.77%) JSTL
5 4 (30.77%) Node.js
5 4 (30.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Clustering
2 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
3 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
4 2 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Android
1 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Unit Testing
2 9 (69.23%) BDD
2 9 (69.23%) Continuous Delivery
2 9 (69.23%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (69.23%) Multithreading
3 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (38.46%) DevOps
4 5 (38.46%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 5 (38.46%) Use Case
4 5 (38.46%) User Stories
5 4 (30.77%) API Development
5 4 (30.77%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (30.77%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) MVC
6 2 (15.38%) MVVM
6 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (69.23%) XAML
3 5 (38.46%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
1 4 (30.77%) Numerate Degree
2 2 (15.38%) PhD
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) BladeLogic
2 4 (30.77%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle