The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 42 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 18 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.55% 3.69% 4.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.23% 14.79% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £378 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -44.57%
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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 Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
176 169 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.93% 24.93% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 110 73
Average daily rate £363 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.93 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.63% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Birmingham region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Birmingham region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 34 (94.44%) C#
2 33 (91.67%) .NET
3 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET
4 22 (61.11%) SQL Server
4 22 (61.11%) .NET Framework
5 16 (44.44%) MVC
6 15 (41.67%) Entity Framework
7 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (36.11%) Web Services
8 11 (30.56%) CSS
8 11 (30.56%) HTML
8 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
9 10 (27.78%) SQL
9 10 (27.78%) TDD
10 9 (25.00%) XML
10 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (22.22%) HTML5
11 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (22.22%) WPF
11 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (19.44%) BDD
13 6 (16.67%) jQuery
13 6 (16.67%) OO
13 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
13 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
14 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
14 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
14 5 (13.89%) NoSQL
14 5 (13.89%) AngularJS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.11%) Node.js
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (13.89%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.78%) MySQL
6 1 (2.78%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.33%) Moq
4 2 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (5.56%) NUnit
4 2 (5.56%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.78%) XMLUnit
5 1 (2.78%) NSubstitute
General
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (86.11%) Developer
2 18 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Senior Developer
4 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Web Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Web Team Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Senior .NET Architect
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Senior .NET Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (91.67%) .NET
2 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET
3 22 (61.11%) .NET Framework
4 15 (41.67%) Entity Framework
5 13 (36.11%) Web Services
6 11 (30.56%) CSS
6 11 (30.56%) HTML
7 9 (25.00%) XML
7 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (22.22%) HTML5
8 8 (22.22%) WPF
9 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (16.67%) jQuery
11 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
12 4 (11.11%) RESTful
12 4 (11.11%) REST
12 4 (11.11%) NHibernate
13 3 (8.33%) WinForms
13 3 (8.33%) LINQ
13 3 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) MVC
2 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.78%) TDD
4 7 (19.44%) BDD
5 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 6 (16.67%) OO
6 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Web Application Development
7 4 (11.11%) ERP
7 4 (11.11%) Workflow
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) OOD
8 3 (8.33%) SOA
8 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.33%) Change Management
9 2 (5.56%) CRM
9 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.56%) MVVM
9 2 (5.56%) SDLC
10 1 (2.78%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (94.44%) C#
2 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) Ruby
5 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) XPath
7 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.78%) VB
7 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.33%) Telerik
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
1 3 (8.33%) Nintex
2 2 (5.56%) DevExpress
3 1 (2.78%) Tableau
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Cognos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 per day + £400 / Day
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