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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 98 95 102
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing WCF 21 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.82% 1.16% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.03% 5.35% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £309 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -28.57%
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
521 542 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.30% 21.66% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 267 277
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Average hourly rate £31.75 £19.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.10% -47.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -4 10 £350 +7.69% 8
Slough +5 5 £375 -
Bracknell - 1 £450 -
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (75.51%) C#
2 33 (67.35%) SQL Server
3 31 (63.27%) .NET
4 23 (46.94%) SQL
5 21 (42.86%) WPF
6 20 (40.82%) Web Services
7 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
8 18 (36.73%) T-SQL
9 17 (34.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (32.65%) MS Excel
11 15 (30.61%) XML
12 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
13 13 (26.53%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (26.53%) MVC
14 12 (24.49%) Client/Server
14 12 (24.49%) Scrum
15 11 (22.45%) RESTful
15 11 (22.45%) Unit Testing
15 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
16 10 (20.41%) SOAP
17 9 (18.37%) System Testing
18 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
18 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
18 8 (16.33%) Telerik
18 8 (16.33%) XSD
18 8 (16.33%) RAD
18 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
18 8 (16.33%) Mobile Computing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (26.53%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (32.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
1 2 (4.08%) SSL
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) 802.15
2 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.04%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.04%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (67.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) SSDT
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.04%) SQLite
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (34.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (16.33%) SoapUI
2 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
3 6 (12.24%) Fiddler
3 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.04%) Subversion
5 1 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (2.04%) Selenium
5 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.04%) Legal
1 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (75.51%) Developer
2 14 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 11 (22.45%) .NET Developer
4 8 (16.33%) C# Programmer
4 8 (16.33%) Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Test Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Programmer
5 5 (10.20%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (6.12%) WPF Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Architect
8 1 (2.04%) Integration Architect
8 1 (2.04%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.04%) Field Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (63.27%) .NET
2 21 (42.86%) WPF
3 20 (40.82%) Web Services
4 15 (30.61%) XML
5 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (26.53%) ASP.NET
7 11 (22.45%) RESTful
8 10 (20.41%) SOAP
9 8 (16.33%) XSD
10 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
10 5 (10.20%) REST
11 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (8.16%) Ajax
11 4 (8.16%) HTML
11 4 (8.16%) LINQ
11 4 (8.16%) CSS
12 3 (6.12%) Entity Framework
13 2 (4.08%) HTML5
13 2 (4.08%) CSS3
13 2 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Client/Server
2 8 (16.33%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Windows CE
2 1 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) MVC
3 12 (24.49%) Scrum
4 11 (22.45%) Unit Testing
5 9 (18.37%) System Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Test Scripting
6 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.33%) RAD
7 4 (8.16%) Data Architecture
8 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.12%) Time Management
8 3 (6.12%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.12%) CRM
8 3 (6.12%) TDD
9 2 (4.08%) OO
9 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.08%) OOD
9 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.08%) Web Development
9 2 (4.08%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 37 (75.51%) C#
2 23 (46.94%) SQL
3 18 (36.73%) T-SQL
4 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.12%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) Java
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Telerik
3 3 (6.12%) Citrix
4 2 (4.08%) Capita
5 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.04%) Assembla
5 1 (2.04%) SAP