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 30 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 113 93
Rank change year-on-year +23 -20  
Contract jobs citing Entity Framework 24 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.07% 0.72% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.36% 2.89% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 17
Median daily rate £335 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £522 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £51.56 £35.00
% change year-on-year -55.38% +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 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 550 691 609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.44% 24.96% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 420 388
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £34.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -41.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Birmingham +5 8 £350 - 4
Coventry +7 6 £464 +12.42%
Staffordshire +3 4 £225 -25.00% 3
Warwickshire +2 2 £343 -15.95% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £300 -
Shropshire - 1 £350 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
Entity Framework
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Entity Framework.

1 60 (98.36%) .NET
1 60 (98.36%) .NET Framework
2 56 (91.80%) C#
3 53 (86.89%) MVC
4 41 (67.21%) ASP.NET
5 37 (60.66%) JavaScript
6 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (49.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (47.54%) WCF
8 29 (47.54%) SQL
9 28 (45.90%) SQL Server
10 26 (42.62%) Web Services
11 25 (40.98%) Visual Studio
12 24 (39.34%) jQuery
13 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
14 22 (36.07%) SOLID
15 21 (34.43%) NUnit
16 19 (31.15%) Scrum
17 18 (29.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 18 (29.51%) AngularJS
18 17 (27.87%) Subversion
18 17 (27.87%) OOD
18 17 (27.87%) Moq
19 16 (26.23%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (26.23%) HTML
20 14 (22.95%) TDD
20 14 (22.95%) Team Foundation Server
21 13 (21.31%) LINQ
21 13 (21.31%) OO
22 12 (19.67%) T-SQL

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 3 (4.92%) NServiceBus
2 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) IaaS
2 2 (3.28%) PaaS
2 2 (3.28%) SaaS
3 1 (1.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) LDAP
1 2 (3.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (45.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.28%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (40.98%) Visual Studio
2 21 (34.43%) NUnit
3 17 (27.87%) Moq
3 17 (27.87%) Subversion
4 14 (22.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
6 8 (13.11%) CruiseControl
6 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (6.56%) MSTest
8 4 (6.56%) NuGet
9 3 (4.92%) MSBuild
9 3 (4.92%) NCover
9 3 (4.92%) NDepend
9 3 (4.92%) ReSharper
9 3 (4.92%) SpecFlow
9 3 (4.92%) StyleCop
10 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 2 (3.28%) Electronics
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (83.61%) Developer
2 45 (73.77%) .NET Developer
3 16 (26.23%) C# Developer
4 13 (21.31%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (21.31%) Senior .NET Developer
4 13 (21.31%) Senior Developer
5 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 7 (11.48%) Programmer
8 6 (9.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (9.84%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (4.92%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Azure Developer
10 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (3.28%) SQL Developer
10 2 (3.28%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (98.36%) .NET
1 60 (98.36%) .NET Framework
2 41 (67.21%) ASP.NET
3 30 (49.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 29 (47.54%) WCF
5 26 (42.62%) Web Services
6 24 (39.34%) jQuery
7 18 (29.51%) AngularJS
7 18 (29.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (26.23%) HTML
9 13 (21.31%) LINQ
10 12 (19.67%) CSS
11 11 (18.03%) XML
12 8 (13.11%) AutoMapper
13 7 (11.48%) StructureMap
14 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (9.84%) NHibernate
15 5 (8.20%) HTML5
16 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) NHS
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.28%) iPad
3 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (86.89%) MVC
2 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (36.07%) SOLID
4 19 (31.15%) Scrum
5 17 (27.87%) OOD
6 16 (26.23%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (22.95%) TDD
8 13 (21.31%) OO
9 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Domain-Driven Design
10 7 (11.48%) System Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
11 6 (9.84%) BDD
11 6 (9.84%) Data Protection
11 6 (9.84%) Service Management
11 6 (9.84%) Web Development
11 6 (9.84%) Workflow
12 5 (8.20%) Front End Development
12 5 (8.20%) Strategic Planning
13 4 (6.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 56 (91.80%) C#
2 37 (60.66%) JavaScript
3 29 (47.54%) SQL
4 12 (19.67%) T-SQL
5 8 (13.11%) TypeScript
6 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.64%) Java
8 1 (1.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) SAP
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle