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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 114 85 54
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -31
Contract jobs citing WCF 13 45 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 1.73% 2.87%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.36% 7.77% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 32
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.36% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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
551 579 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.82% 22.26% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 317 237
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 20
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £39.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -3 2 £363 -6.45% 12
Slough -5 2 £350 -14.63% 1
Bracknell +2 1 £400 +2.56%
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Windsor - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - - 2
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 40 (90.91%) .NET
2 39 (88.64%) C#
3 34 (77.27%) ASP.NET
4 28 (63.64%) MVC
5 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
7 17 (38.64%) SQL
8 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (31.82%) HTML
9 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (31.82%) WPF
10 12 (27.27%) IIS
10 12 (27.27%) XML
11 11 (25.00%) Windows
11 11 (25.00%) Degree
12 10 (22.73%) .NET Framework
12 10 (22.73%) QA
12 10 (22.73%) OO
12 10 (22.73%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (20.45%) Project Management
13 9 (20.45%) Management Information System
13 9 (20.45%) Hibernate
13 9 (20.45%) VB.NET
13 9 (20.45%) J2EE
13 9 (20.45%) Oracle
13 9 (20.45%) Computer Science
13 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (18.18%) TDD
15 7 (15.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (27.27%) IIS
2 10 (22.73%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) SSL
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
1 2 (4.55%) DNS
1 2 (4.55%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.27%) ATM
2 1 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.55%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (70.45%) Developer
2 13 (29.55%) .NET Developer
3 10 (22.73%) C# Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Applications Developer
5 6 (13.64%) .NET Applications Developer
6 4 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Lead Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Programmer
7 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.82%) Architect
8 2 (4.55%) C# Programmer
8 2 (4.55%) CRM Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Designer
8 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (90.91%) .NET
2 34 (77.27%) ASP.NET
3 15 (34.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (31.82%) HTML
4 14 (31.82%) WPF
5 12 (27.27%) XML
6 10 (22.73%) .NET Framework
7 9 (20.45%) Hibernate
7 9 (20.45%) J2EE
8 7 (15.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (13.64%) Web Services
9 6 (13.64%) jQuery
10 5 (11.36%) Ajax
10 5 (11.36%) SOAP
10 5 (11.36%) REST
11 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
11 4 (9.09%) AppFabric
11 4 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Management Information System
1 9 (20.45%) Computer Science
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.36%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) MVC
2 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.73%) OO
4 9 (20.45%) Project Management
5 8 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (9.09%) SOA
7 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Web Development
7 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.82%) CRM
7 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Modelling
7 3 (6.82%) SIEM
7 3 (6.82%) Coaching
8 2 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.55%) Service Management
8 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (88.64%) C#
2 22 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (38.64%) SQL
4 9 (20.45%) VB.NET
5 6 (13.64%) PL/SQL
5 6 (13.64%) VBScript
6 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
7 4 (9.09%) Java
8 3 (6.82%) C++
9 2 (4.55%) PHP
9 2 (4.55%) Python
9 2 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) MCITP
3 2 (4.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.27%) Telerik
3 1 (2.27%) DevExpress
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