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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 99 99 83
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing WCF 23 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 1.09% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.41% 4.37% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £313 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -22.58%
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
522 618 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.99% 24.98% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 345 260
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £38.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £187.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 12 £363 +9.84% 12
Slough -7 5 £375 +11.11%
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - - 2
Hungerford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 52 (91.23%) .NET
2 49 (85.96%) C#
3 44 (77.19%) ASP.NET
4 37 (64.91%) MVC
5 26 (45.61%) JavaScript
5 26 (45.61%) SQL Server
6 22 (38.60%) SQL
7 19 (33.33%) XML
8 16 (28.07%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (26.32%) HTML
9 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (26.32%) WPF
9 15 (26.32%) jQuery
9 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (24.56%) .NET Framework
11 13 (22.81%) Windows
11 13 (22.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (22.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 12 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (19.30%) IIS
14 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
14 10 (17.54%) Degree
14 10 (17.54%) TDD
15 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
15 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
15 9 (15.79%) QA
15 9 (15.79%) OO
15 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 16 (28.07%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (19.30%) IIS
3 5 (8.77%) CMS
3 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.02%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) SSL
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
1 2 (3.51%) DNS
1 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.75%) ATM
2 1 (1.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (45.61%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
5 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (14.04%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.77%) JIRA
4 4 (7.02%) Selenium
4 4 (7.02%) Subversion
4 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.51%) Fiddler
5 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (78.95%) Developer
2 18 (31.58%) .NET Developer
3 16 (28.07%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.28%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Applications Developer
5 6 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 6 (10.53%) .NET Applications Developer
6 4 (7.02%) C# Web Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Lead Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Systems Designer
8 2 (3.51%) Programmer
8 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.51%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (3.51%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (91.23%) .NET
2 44 (77.19%) ASP.NET
3 19 (33.33%) XML
4 15 (26.32%) HTML
4 15 (26.32%) WPF
4 15 (26.32%) jQuery
4 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (24.56%) .NET Framework
6 13 (22.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 8 (14.04%) J2EE
8 8 (14.04%) Ajax
8 8 (14.04%) Hibernate
9 7 (12.28%) Web Services
9 7 (12.28%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (12.28%) AppFabric
10 5 (8.77%) CSS
10 5 (8.77%) SOAP
11 4 (7.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
1 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.28%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) UNIX
2 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (64.91%) MVC
2 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.54%) TDD
4 9 (15.79%) OO
5 8 (14.04%) Project Management
6 7 (12.28%) Web Development
6 7 (12.28%) SOA
7 6 (10.53%) Scrum
8 4 (7.02%) DSDM
8 4 (7.02%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.26%) Coaching
9 3 (5.26%) SIEM
9 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Modelling
9 3 (5.26%) TOGAF
9 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
10 2 (3.51%) Service Management
10 2 (3.51%) ITIL
10 2 (3.51%) CRM
10 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 49 (85.96%) C#
2 26 (45.61%) JavaScript
3 22 (38.60%) SQL
4 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
5 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
5 7 (12.28%) VBScript
6 6 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 5 (8.77%) Java
8 3 (5.26%) C++
9 2 (3.51%) PHP
9 2 (3.51%) Python
9 2 (3.51%) Ruby
10 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Degree
2 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) MCTS
3 2 (3.51%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Open Text
3 4 (7.02%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.51%) Telerik
5 1 (1.75%) DevExpress
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