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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 117 92 52
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -40
Contract jobs citing WCF 13 44 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 1.56% 2.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.11% 8.10% 12.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 25
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £338 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-12.33% +6.20%
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
615 543 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.38% 19.25% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 314 224
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 39
Average hourly rate £35.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 -8 4 £400 +5.61% 9
Bracknell +6 2 £425 +8.97%
Slough -5 2 £350 -14.63%
Windsor - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 32 (88.89%) C#
2 31 (86.11%) .NET
3 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET
4 22 (61.11%) MVC
5 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
6 13 (36.11%) SQL
6 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
6 13 (36.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
8 10 (27.78%) WPF
8 10 (27.78%) XML
9 9 (25.00%) IIS
9 9 (25.00%) HTML
10 8 (22.22%) QA
10 8 (22.22%) Degree
10 8 (22.22%) OO
10 8 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (19.44%) Hibernate
11 7 (19.44%) Project Management
11 7 (19.44%) Web Services
11 7 (19.44%) J2EE
11 7 (19.44%) Oracle
11 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
11 7 (19.44%) VB.NET
11 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
11 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
11 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 9 (25.00%) IIS
2 8 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
1 2 (5.56%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) 802.15
2 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.78%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.78%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) ATM
2 1 (2.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) SQLite
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 9 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Applications Developer
5 4 (11.11%) .NET Applications Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Lead Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Programmer
6 3 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 3 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) C# Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) C# Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior C# Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (86.11%) .NET
2 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET
3 13 (36.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (27.78%) XML
4 10 (27.78%) .NET Framework
4 10 (27.78%) WPF
5 9 (25.00%) HTML
6 7 (19.44%) J2EE
6 7 (19.44%) Web Services
6 7 (19.44%) Hibernate
7 6 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (16.67%) jQuery
7 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (13.89%) SOAP
9 4 (11.11%) Ajax
10 3 (8.33%) Middleware
10 3 (8.33%) XSD
10 3 (8.33%) CSS
10 3 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
1 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows CE
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) MVC
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) OO
4 7 (19.44%) Project Management
5 6 (16.67%) TDD
6 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 3 (8.33%) CRM
7 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Modelling
7 3 (8.33%) SIEM
7 3 (8.33%) Coaching
8 2 (5.56%) Web Development
8 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.78%) Multithreading
9 1 (2.78%) Customer Engagement
9 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 32 (88.89%) C#
2 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 13 (36.11%) SQL
4 7 (19.44%) VB.NET
5 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 4 (11.11%) VBScript
6 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.56%) Java
8 1 (2.78%) C
8 1 (2.78%) C++
8 1 (2.78%) PHP
8 1 (2.78%) Python
8 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCTS
2 1 (2.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
1 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.78%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.78%) Assembla
4 1 (2.78%) Telerik