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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 92 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing WCF 31 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.24% 1.22% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.01% 5.27% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
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
516 607 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.61% 23.19% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 346 220
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 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £36.00 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £36.75 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +13 15 £413 +25.00% 9
Slough -5 7 £375 +11.11% 1
Windsor - 1 £375 - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 55 (90.16%) .NET
2 52 (85.25%) C#
3 45 (73.77%) ASP.NET
4 33 (54.10%) MVC
5 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
5 31 (50.82%) SQL Server
6 25 (40.98%) SQL
7 19 (31.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (29.51%) XML
8 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (27.87%) BizTalk Server
10 15 (24.59%) WPF
10 15 (24.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (22.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 14 (22.95%) jQuery
11 14 (22.95%) .NET Framework
11 14 (22.95%) Windows
11 14 (22.95%) HTML
12 12 (19.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (19.67%) OO
13 11 (18.03%) IIS
13 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
13 11 (18.03%) Ajax
13 11 (18.03%) TDD
13 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (16.39%) Degree
14 10 (16.39%) Web Development
14 10 (16.39%) Visual Studio
14 10 (16.39%) Web Services

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (27.87%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (18.03%) IIS
3 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (8.20%) CMS
5 4 (6.56%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (6.56%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) InfoPath
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.92%) SaaS
3 2 (3.28%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) HTTP
1 2 (3.28%) DNS
1 2 (3.28%) SSL
1 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.64%) ATM
2 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (50.82%) SQL Server
2 19 (31.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (19.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (16.39%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.20%) JIRA
3 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.56%) Subversion
4 4 (6.56%) Selenium
5 2 (3.28%) Fiddler
5 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.64%) NUnit
6 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Advertising
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (80.33%) Developer
2 18 (29.51%) .NET Developer
3 13 (21.31%) C# Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Applications Developer
4 7 (11.48%) BizTalk Developer
5 6 (9.84%) .NET Applications Developer
5 6 (9.84%) SharePoint Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.56%) C# Web Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Lead Architect
7 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.28%) CRM Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.64%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (1.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (90.16%) .NET
2 45 (73.77%) ASP.NET
3 18 (29.51%) XML
4 15 (24.59%) WPF
5 14 (22.95%) .NET Framework
5 14 (22.95%) jQuery
5 14 (22.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (22.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 14 (22.95%) HTML
6 11 (18.03%) Ajax
7 10 (16.39%) Web Services
8 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 7 (11.48%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (11.48%) AppFabric
10 7 (11.48%) Silverlight
10 7 (11.48%) Hibernate
10 7 (11.48%) J2EE
11 6 (9.84%) SOAP
12 5 (8.20%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.48%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (11.48%) Management Information System
2 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.64%) Open Source
5 1 (1.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (54.10%) MVC
2 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) OO
4 11 (18.03%) TDD
5 10 (16.39%) Web Development
6 9 (14.75%) Scrum
7 8 (13.11%) SOA
8 7 (11.48%) Project Management
9 4 (6.56%) Workflow
9 4 (6.56%) DSDM
9 4 (6.56%) UML
9 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.92%) TOGAF
10 3 (4.92%) Content Management
10 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.92%) BDD
10 3 (4.92%) SIEM
10 3 (4.92%) OOA/OOD
10 3 (4.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 52 (85.25%) C#
2 31 (50.82%) JavaScript
3 25 (40.98%) SQL
4 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
4 7 (11.48%) VBScript
4 7 (11.48%) VB.NET
4 7 (11.48%) PL/SQL
5 4 (6.56%) Java
6 3 (4.92%) C++
7 2 (3.28%) PHP
7 2 (3.28%) Python
7 2 (3.28%) Ruby
8 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Degree
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.28%) MCTS
3 2 (3.28%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 4 (6.56%) Open Text
3 4 (6.56%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.28%) Telerik
5 1 (1.64%) DevExpress
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