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 3 months to 28 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.

Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 645 632
Rank change year-on-year +39 -13  
Contract jobs citing Managed Extensibility Framework 4 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.011% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.039% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 10
Median daily rate £410 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.89% +14.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £506 £388
% change year-on-year -19.01% +30.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Managed Extensibility 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 15073 15351 15194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.50% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10809 10150
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 192 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Managed Extensibility Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Managed Extensibility 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 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 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 6 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 3 months to 28 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 +34 3 £410 -15.89% 2
London +12 2 £410 +9.33% 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £410 -
East of England - 1 £410 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Managed Extensibility 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 Managed Extensibility Framework.

1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) WPF
3 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) NUnit
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) SCADA
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (40.00%) UML
4 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (30.00%) MVVM
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) Java
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (20.00%) Infragistics
6 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (20.00%) Data Visualisation

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 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) IPsec
1 1 (10.00%) MPLS
1 1 (10.00%) snoop
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (10.00%) Redis
3 1 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) NUnit
1 4 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (10.00%) NCrunch
4 1 (10.00%) NSubstitute
4 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Automotive
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Billing
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Front Office
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) WPF Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) OSS Architect
4 1 (10.00%) OSS Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior WPF Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) UI/UX Developer
4 1 (10.00%) UX Developer
4 1 (10.00%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) WPF
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) Reactive Extensions
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP
5 2 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
6 1 (10.00%) MSMQ
6 1 (10.00%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (10.00%) REST
6 1 (10.00%) RESTful
6 1 (10.00%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) SCADA
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (10.00%) Equities
3 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) UML
3 3 (30.00%) MVVM
4 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (20.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Garbage Collection
5 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) DevExpress
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Infragistics
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Infovista
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (10.00%) Siebel
3 1 (10.00%) Splunk
3 1 (10.00%) Telerik