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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 112 112 86
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.43% 0.60% 1.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.13% 2.87% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 28
Average daily rate £438 £371 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.84% -9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £283 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
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
516 557 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.39% 20.73% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 309 315
Average daily rate £375 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.00 £38.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £38.30 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 8 £438 +7.69% 7
Bracknell -3 1 £438 +2.94% 1
Windsor - 1 £825 - 1
Wokingham - 1 £325 - 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 18 (94.74%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) Web Services
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (42.11%) CRM
5 7 (36.84%) MVC
5 7 (36.84%) SQL
6 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
6 6 (31.58%) ERP
6 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) TDD
8 4 (21.05%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
9 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
9 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
9 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (15.79%) RESTful
10 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
10 2 (10.53%) Sitecore
10 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
10 2 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
10 2 (10.53%) MSF
10 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (31.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Moq
2 1 (5.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) MSTest
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
2 1 (5.26%) ReSharper
2 1 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Architect
5 3 (15.79%) Azure Developer
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Architect
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
6 2 (10.53%) CRM Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
6 2 (10.53%) WCF Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Angular Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) .NET
2 10 (52.63%) Web Services
3 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
5 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (15.79%) Entity Framework
5 3 (15.79%) RESTful
6 2 (10.53%) WF
7 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (5.26%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (5.26%) CSS3
7 1 (5.26%) HTML5
7 1 (5.26%) jQuery
7 1 (5.26%) LINQ
7 1 (5.26%) REST
7 1 (5.26%) StructureMap
7 1 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) CRM
2 7 (36.84%) MVC
3 6 (31.58%) ERP
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Contact Management
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (10.53%) MSF
5 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Workflow
6 1 (5.26%) CQRS
6 1 (5.26%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
6 1 (5.26%) MVVM
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) SOLID
6 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.26%) Xamarin