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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 102 103 79
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -24
Contract jobs citing WCF 29 24 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.04% 0.89% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.67% 4.59% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £313 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £426 £400
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 £33.75 £40.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
621 523 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.20% 19.41% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 309 229
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 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 72
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.24% -41.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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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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 -4 17 £331 -5.35% 10
Slough -2 4 £295 -21.33% 2
Maidenhead +2 1 £90 -74.28%
Bracknell - 1 £450 -
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 36 (85.71%) C#
2 31 (73.81%) .NET
3 26 (61.90%) SQL Server
4 20 (47.62%) SQL
5 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET
5 16 (38.10%) WPF
6 15 (35.71%) XML
7 14 (33.33%) MVC
8 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
8 13 (30.95%) Web Services
8 13 (30.95%) T-SQL
9 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
11 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
11 9 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (19.05%) RESTful
12 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
13 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
13 7 (16.67%) SOAP
14 6 (14.29%) Fiddler
14 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
14 6 (14.29%) Scrum
14 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
15 5 (11.90%) REST
15 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
15 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 9 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) SSL
1 2 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) OpenVPN
2 1 (2.38%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.38%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.14%) MySQL
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.38%) SQLite
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (14.29%) Fiddler
3 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
4 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (71.43%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 8 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Programmer
5 6 (14.29%) C# Programmer
6 5 (11.90%) Test Analyst
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Developer
7 4 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (7.14%) WPF Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
9 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
9 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 2 (4.76%) C# Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) .NET
2 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET
2 16 (38.10%) WPF
3 15 (35.71%) XML
4 13 (30.95%) Web Services
5 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (19.05%) RESTful
7 7 (16.67%) SOAP
8 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (11.90%) REST
9 5 (11.90%) Ajax
9 5 (11.90%) LINQ
9 5 (11.90%) XSD
9 5 (11.90%) HTML
10 4 (9.52%) CSS
11 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
11 3 (7.14%) jQuery
11 3 (7.14%) Silverlight
12 2 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Windows CE
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) MVC
2 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
4 6 (14.29%) Scrum
5 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (11.90%) System Testing
6 4 (9.52%) RAD
7 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.14%) CRM
7 3 (7.14%) OO
8 2 (4.76%) Project Management
8 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.76%) Web Development
8 2 (4.76%) Time Management
8 2 (4.76%) TDD
9 1 (2.38%) Automation Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Performance Analysis
9 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.38%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 36 (85.71%) C#
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 13 (30.95%) T-SQL
4 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) PHP
6 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.76%) Java
7 1 (2.38%) Ruby
7 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Telerik
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.38%) Assembla
4 1 (2.38%) Capita
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