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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 89 107 91
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing WCF 32 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.32% 0.98% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.30% 4.06% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 19
Average daily rate
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£381 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £360 £460
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 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
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
508 616 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.97% 24.02% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 340 233
Average daily rate £368 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £249 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 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 £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 +12 11 £388 +10.71% 5
Slough +2 8 £375 +15.38% 2
Windsor - 1 £375 - 3
Wokingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 55 (91.67%) .NET
2 53 (88.33%) C#
3 40 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 39 (65.00%) SQL Server
5 29 (48.33%) JavaScript
5 29 (48.33%) MVC
6 27 (45.00%) SQL
7 24 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (31.67%) XML
9 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (26.67%) .NET Framework
10 16 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 14 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (23.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (23.33%) WPF
11 14 (23.33%) jQuery
11 14 (23.33%) Windows
11 14 (23.33%) HTML
11 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
12 13 (21.67%) OO
12 13 (21.67%) TDD
13 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (18.33%) Scrum
14 11 (18.33%) Ajax
14 11 (18.33%) Web Development
14 11 (18.33%) SOA
14 11 (18.33%) T-SQL
14 11 (18.33%) Visual Studio
15 10 (16.67%) IIS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 20 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (16.67%) IIS
3 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.33%) CMS
5 4 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
2 2 (3.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
1 1 (1.67%) DNS
1 1 (1.67%) SSL
1 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (23.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (18.33%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.33%) JIRA
3 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 4 (6.67%) Selenium
4 4 (6.67%) NUnit
4 4 (6.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.67%) Fiddler
5 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (6.67%) Advertising
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (80.00%) Developer
2 19 (31.67%) .NET Developer
3 10 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 7 (11.67%) BizTalk Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Applications Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 5 (8.33%) .NET Applications Developer
6 5 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.33%) CRM Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Lead Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Consultant
10 1 (1.67%) Systems Designer
10 1 (1.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (91.67%) .NET
2 40 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 19 (31.67%) XML
4 16 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 16 (26.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 14 (23.33%) WPF
5 14 (23.33%) jQuery
5 14 (23.33%) HTML
6 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (18.33%) Ajax
8 9 (15.00%) Web Services
9 8 (13.33%) SOAP
10 7 (11.67%) AppFabric
11 6 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (10.00%) Silverlight
11 6 (10.00%) CSS
11 6 (10.00%) J2EE
11 6 (10.00%) Hibernate
12 5 (8.33%) XSLT
12 5 (8.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Social Media
5 1 (1.67%) Open Source
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) MVC
2 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (21.67%) TDD
3 13 (21.67%) OO
4 11 (18.33%) Scrum
4 11 (18.33%) SOA
4 11 (18.33%) Web Development
5 7 (11.67%) Unit Testing
5 7 (11.67%) UML
6 6 (10.00%) Project Management
6 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (10.00%) BDD
7 5 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 5 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.67%) AOP
8 4 (6.67%) Pair Programming
8 4 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (6.67%) Software Architecture
8 4 (6.67%) Workflow
8 4 (6.67%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 53 (88.33%) C#
2 29 (48.33%) JavaScript
3 27 (45.00%) SQL
4 11 (18.33%) T-SQL
5 6 (10.00%) VBScript
5 6 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.67%) C++
7 3 (5.00%) Java
8 2 (3.33%) C
9 1 (1.67%) PHP
9 1 (1.67%) VBA
9 1 (1.67%) Python
9 1 (1.67%) Ruby
9 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.00%) Degree
2 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.33%) MCTS
4 1 (1.67%) MCITP
4 1 (1.67%) MCSD
4 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Puppet
1 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (6.67%) Open Text
3 4 (6.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.67%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.67%) Telerik