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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 86 103 95
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing WCF 34 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.40% 1.03% 1.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.39% 4.45% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £389 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +15.27%
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
532 584 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.92% 23.03% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 295 225
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.22% +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +14 11 £381 +12.13% 10
Slough +5 5 £375 +15.38% 2
Windsor - 1 £375 - 1
Wokingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (94.64%) .NET
2 51 (91.07%) C#
3 38 (67.86%) SQL Server
3 38 (67.86%) ASP.NET
4 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
5 26 (46.43%) SQL
5 26 (46.43%) MVC
6 24 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (32.14%) BizTalk Server
7 18 (32.14%) XML
8 16 (28.57%) jQuery
8 16 (28.57%) .NET Framework
8 16 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 15 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (25.00%) Windows
11 13 (23.21%) T-SQL
11 13 (23.21%) HTML
11 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
11 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (23.21%) TDD
12 12 (21.43%) Web Development
12 12 (21.43%) WPF
12 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (19.64%) Scrum
13 11 (19.64%) Ajax
13 11 (19.64%) SOA
13 11 (19.64%) Web Services
13 11 (19.64%) Visual Studio

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (32.14%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (12.50%) IIS
2 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.93%) CMS
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (7.14%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) HTTP
1 1 (1.79%) DNS
1 1 (1.79%) SSL
1 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 24 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (19.64%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.93%) JIRA
3 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 4 (7.14%) Selenium
4 4 (7.14%) NUnit
4 4 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.79%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (7.14%) Advertising
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (82.14%) Developer
2 17 (30.36%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.07%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
5 5 (8.93%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
7 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) .NET Applications Developer
9 1 (1.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Designer
9 1 (1.79%) CRM Developer
9 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (94.64%) .NET
2 38 (67.86%) ASP.NET
3 18 (32.14%) XML
4 16 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 16 (28.57%) jQuery
4 16 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 13 (23.21%) HTML
6 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (21.43%) WPF
7 11 (19.64%) Web Services
7 11 (19.64%) Ajax
8 7 (12.50%) CSS
8 7 (12.50%) AppFabric
9 6 (10.71%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (10.71%) Silverlight
9 6 (10.71%) SOAP
10 5 (8.93%) XSLT
10 5 (8.93%) LINQ
10 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Social Media
4 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (46.43%) MVC
2 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) TDD
3 12 (21.43%) Web Development
4 11 (19.64%) Scrum
4 11 (19.64%) SOA
5 10 (17.86%) OO
6 7 (12.50%) UML
6 7 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.71%) BDD
8 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
9 4 (7.14%) AOP
9 4 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (7.14%) Software Architecture
9 4 (7.14%) Change Data Capture
9 4 (7.14%) Multithreading
9 4 (7.14%) DSDM
9 4 (7.14%) Workflow
9 4 (7.14%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 51 (91.07%) C#
2 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
3 26 (46.43%) SQL
4 13 (23.21%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.14%) C++
6 3 (5.36%) Java
6 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.36%) VBScript
6 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.57%) C
8 1 (1.79%) PHP
8 1 (1.79%) VBA
8 1 (1.79%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.57%) MCTS
5 1 (1.79%) MCITP
5 1 (1.79%) MCSD
5 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Open Text
2 4 (7.14%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Telerik
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