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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 116 101 57
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -44
Contract jobs citing WCF 21 27 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.71% 0.96% 2.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.30% 4.99% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £330 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% -0.62%
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
637 541 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.68% 19.27% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 318 217
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 60
Average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +2 12 £338 -10.00% 4
Bracknell - 2 £425 -
Maidenhead +8 1 £90 -
Slough -3 1 £295 -21.33% 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - - 3
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 31 (83.78%) C#
2 30 (81.08%) .NET
3 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
3 20 (54.05%) ASP.NET
4 18 (48.65%) MVC
5 13 (35.14%) XML
5 13 (35.14%) SQL
6 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
7 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
7 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (27.03%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
9 8 (21.62%) WPF
9 8 (21.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
10 7 (18.92%) SOAP
10 7 (18.92%) Web Services
10 7 (18.92%) Fiddler
11 6 (16.22%) Ajax
11 6 (16.22%) jQuery
11 6 (16.22%) Windows
11 6 (16.22%) IIS
11 6 (16.22%) HTML
12 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
12 5 (13.51%) XSD
12 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
12 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
12 5 (13.51%) Degree
12 5 (13.51%) REST

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (27.03%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (16.22%) IIS
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
1 3 (8.11%) SSL
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.70%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.70%) OpenVPN
3 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.70%) Intranet
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) 802.15
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) ATM
3 1 (2.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (54.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.70%) SQLite
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
1 8 (21.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (18.92%) Fiddler
3 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) C# Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C# Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) C# Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior C# Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Senior C# Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (81.08%) .NET
2 20 (54.05%) ASP.NET
3 13 (35.14%) XML
4 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
5 8 (21.62%) WPF
6 7 (18.92%) SOAP
6 7 (18.92%) Web Services
7 6 (16.22%) HTML
7 6 (16.22%) Ajax
7 6 (16.22%) jQuery
8 5 (13.51%) REST
8 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (13.51%) XSD
9 4 (10.81%) CSS
9 4 (10.81%) Silverlight
9 4 (10.81%) LINQ
9 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (10.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows CE
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) MVC
2 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.81%) TDD
4 4 (10.81%) Web Development
4 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
4 4 (10.81%) OO
5 3 (8.11%) CRM
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.41%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL
7 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.70%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 31 (83.78%) C#
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 12 (32.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
5 3 (8.11%) Java
5 3 (8.11%) PHP
6 2 (5.41%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) Python
6 2 (5.41%) Ruby
7 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCTS
3 1 (2.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.70%) Assembla
4 1 (2.70%) Telerik
Slough, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £290 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 26 days ago