The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 107 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -8
Contract jobs citing WCF 19 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% 1.59% 1.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.64% 6.57% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 22
Average daily rate
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£356 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.71% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £313 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%
WCF
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
522 624 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.71% 24.21% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 333 259
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £430 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 23
Average hourly rate £35.50 £43.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.44% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £38.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £187.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Berkshire region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 9 £356 +1.78% 11
Slough -4 4 £338 -
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WCF.

1 48 (94.12%) .NET
2 45 (88.24%) C#
3 41 (80.39%) ASP.NET
4 35 (68.63%) MVC
5 26 (50.98%) SQL Server
6 24 (47.06%) JavaScript
7 20 (39.22%) SQL
8 18 (35.29%) XML
9 15 (29.41%) HTML
9 15 (29.41%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (29.41%) WPF
10 14 (27.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (25.49%) IIS
11 13 (25.49%) Windows
12 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (23.53%) Degree
13 11 (21.57%) QA
13 11 (21.57%) OO
14 10 (19.61%) J2EE
14 10 (19.61%) Oracle
14 10 (19.61%) VB.NET
14 10 (19.61%) Project Management
14 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
14 10 (19.61%) Hibernate
14 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
14 10 (19.61%) jQuery
14 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
14 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WCF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (29.41%) BizTalk Server
2 13 (25.49%) IIS
3 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.88%) CMS
4 3 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) SSL
1 2 (3.92%) HTTP
1 2 (3.92%) DNS
1 2 (3.92%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.96%) Intranet
2 1 (1.96%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (50.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database
5 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.88%) Subversion
3 3 (5.88%) Selenium
3 3 (5.88%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (74.51%) Developer
2 15 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 14 (27.45%) C# Developer
4 7 (13.73%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Applications Developer
5 6 (11.76%) .NET Applications Developer
6 5 (9.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.84%) C# Web Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Lead Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Programmer
8 3 (5.88%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.88%) Architect
9 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Systems Designer
9 2 (3.92%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (94.12%) .NET
2 41 (80.39%) ASP.NET
3 18 (35.29%) XML
4 15 (29.41%) HTML
4 15 (29.41%) WPF
5 14 (27.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (19.61%) J2EE
6 10 (19.61%) Hibernate
6 10 (19.61%) jQuery
7 9 (17.65%) .NET Framework
8 7 (13.73%) AppFabric
8 7 (13.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (13.73%) Ajax
9 6 (11.76%) Web Services
9 6 (11.76%) CSS
9 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (9.80%) SOAP
11 4 (7.84%) REST
11 4 (7.84%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
1 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
1 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (68.63%) MVC
2 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (21.57%) OO
4 10 (19.61%) Project Management
5 7 (13.73%) TDD
5 7 (13.73%) SOA
6 6 (11.76%) Web Development
7 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 3 (5.88%) SIEM
8 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Modelling
8 3 (5.88%) Coaching
8 3 (5.88%) TOGAF
8 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.88%) DSDM
8 3 (5.88%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.92%) Service Management
9 2 (3.92%) ITIL
9 2 (3.92%) CRM
9 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (88.24%) C#
2 24 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 20 (39.22%) SQL
4 10 (19.61%) VB.NET
5 7 (13.73%) PL/SQL
5 7 (13.73%) VBScript
6 4 (7.84%) Java
6 4 (7.84%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.88%) C++
8 2 (3.92%) Python
8 2 (3.92%) PHP
8 2 (3.92%) Ruby
9 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) Degree
2 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.92%) MCTS
3 2 (3.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.57%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Oracle
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Open Text
2 3 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.96%) DevExpress
3 1 (1.96%) Telerik
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