The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 124 99
Rank change year-on-year +20 -25  
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 12 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.54% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.45% 2.11% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 14
Median daily rate £329 £335 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.86% -3.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £318 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £525 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year +71.87% -  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 490 760 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.48% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 490 346
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
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 in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Entity Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Entity Framework in the West Midlands

Entity Framework
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Entity Framework in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Entity Framework in the West Midlands

Entity Framework
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Entity Framework in the West Midlands

Entity Framework
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham +17 7 £320 -1.53% 2
Coventry +15 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £275 -
Entity Framework
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Entity Framework.

1 33 (89.19%) .NET
1 33 (89.19%) .NET Framework
2 29 (78.38%) MVC
3 27 (72.97%) C#
4 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
4 22 (59.46%) ASP.NET
5 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (43.24%) SQL
6 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
6 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
7 14 (37.84%) jQuery
8 12 (32.43%) TDD
9 10 (27.03%) WCF
9 10 (27.03%) HTML
9 10 (27.03%) CSS
9 10 (27.03%) AngularJS
10 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (21.62%) Web Services
11 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
11 8 (21.62%) T-SQL
11 8 (21.62%) SOLID
12 7 (18.92%) LINQ
12 7 (18.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
12 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
13 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration

Entity Framework
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (13.51%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.11%) NServiceBus
2 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) IaaS
2 2 (5.41%) PaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) LDAP
2 3 (8.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (59.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
2 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.51%) MSTest
3 5 (13.51%) NUnit
3 5 (13.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (8.11%) MSBuild
5 3 (8.11%) NCover
5 3 (8.11%) NDepend
5 3 (8.11%) NuGet
5 3 (8.11%) ReSharper
5 3 (8.11%) SpecFlow
5 3 (8.11%) StyleCop
6 2 (5.41%) Subversion
7 1 (2.70%) Moq
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (89.19%) Developer
2 25 (67.57%) .NET Developer
3 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Senior Developer
5 7 (18.92%) C# Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (8.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (8.11%) Programmer
9 3 (8.11%) Systems Developer
10 2 (5.41%) Azure Developer
10 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
10 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
11 1 (2.70%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 1 (2.70%) Principal .NET Developer
11 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
11 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Developer
11 1 (2.70%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (89.19%) .NET
1 33 (89.19%) .NET Framework
2 22 (59.46%) ASP.NET
3 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (37.84%) jQuery
5 10 (27.03%) AngularJS
5 10 (27.03%) CSS
5 10 (27.03%) HTML
5 10 (27.03%) WCF
6 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (21.62%) Web Services
7 7 (18.92%) LINQ
7 7 (18.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (13.51%) AutoMapper
9 4 (10.81%) HTML5
9 4 (10.81%) StructureMap
10 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 3 (8.11%) NHibernate
10 3 (8.11%) REST
10 3 (8.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) MVC
2 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) TDD
4 8 (21.62%) SOLID
5 6 (16.22%) BDD
5 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Web Development
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
6 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.81%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (10.81%) Web Application Development
8 3 (8.11%) ATDD
8 3 (8.11%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (8.11%) Kanban
8 3 (8.11%) System Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.11%) User Stories
8 3 (8.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) C#
2 16 (43.24%) SQL
3 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.62%) T-SQL
5 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
6 4 (10.81%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.70%) F#
8 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
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