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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 32 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 33 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.31% 5.65% 4.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.01% 18.32% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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West Midlands

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
194 202 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.36% 30.84% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 143 81
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +337.50%
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 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 19 September 2014, 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 60 (100.00%) .NET
2 52 (86.67%) C#
3 46 (76.67%) ASP.NET
4 38 (63.33%) Microsoft
5 34 (56.67%) CSS
5 34 (56.67%) JavaScript
5 34 (56.67%) Visual Studio
6 32 (53.33%) SQL
7 30 (50.00%) MVC
8 27 (45.00%) SQL Server
8 27 (45.00%) .NET Framework
9 22 (36.67%) jQuery
10 21 (35.00%) LINQ
11 20 (33.33%) Web Development
11 20 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (30.00%) Logistics
13 16 (26.67%) HTML
14 15 (25.00%) Web Services
15 14 (23.33%) Windows
16 11 (18.33%) XML
16 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
16 11 (18.33%) Scrum
17 10 (16.67%) Subversion
17 10 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
17 10 (16.67%) CRM
18 9 (15.00%) Mobile App
18 9 (15.00%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (13.33%) Windows CE
19 8 (13.33%) BizTalk Server

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (11.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) Node.js
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (56.67%) Visual Studio
2 10 (16.67%) Subversion
3 8 (13.33%) JIRA
4 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.67%) NUnit
6 1 (1.67%) FxCop
6 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (1.67%) Finance
1 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.67%) Advertising
1 1 (1.67%) Electronics
1 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (96.67%) Developer
2 29 (48.33%) .NET Developer
3 22 (36.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 18 (30.00%) .NET Web Developer
4 18 (30.00%) Web Developer
5 10 (16.67%) CRM Developer
6 9 (15.00%) Mobile Developer
6 9 (15.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 7 (11.67%) BizTalk Developer
8 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
8 6 (10.00%) C# Developer
9 5 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 5 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Applications Developer
10 3 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Programmer
11 2 (3.33%) .NET Programmer
11 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
12 1 (1.67%) .NET Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (100.00%) .NET
2 46 (76.67%) ASP.NET
3 34 (56.67%) CSS
4 27 (45.00%) .NET Framework
5 22 (36.67%) jQuery
6 21 (35.00%) LINQ
7 20 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 16 (26.67%) HTML
9 15 (25.00%) Web Services
10 11 (18.33%) XML
11 6 (10.00%) WPF
12 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (6.67%) CSS3
13 4 (6.67%) HTML5
13 4 (6.67%) WF
14 3 (5.00%) Middleware
15 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 2 (3.33%) XSL
15 2 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (13.33%) Pocket PC
3 1 (1.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (13.33%) Windows CE
3 8 (13.33%) Windows Phone
3 8 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 8 (13.33%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.00%) MVC
2 20 (33.33%) Web Development
2 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (30.00%) Logistics
4 11 (18.33%) Scrum
5 10 (16.67%) CRM
6 8 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
7 6 (10.00%) Workflow
8 3 (5.00%) TDD
8 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.00%) Migration
9 1 (1.67%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.67%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.67%) Web Application Development
9 1 (1.67%) MVVM
9 1 (1.67%) BDD
9 1 (1.67%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.67%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 52 (86.67%) C#
2 34 (56.67%) JavaScript
3 32 (53.33%) SQL
4 8 (13.33%) Embedded C++
4 8 (13.33%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.67%) MCTS
2 1 (1.67%) MCITP
2 1 (1.67%) MCP
2 1 (1.67%) MCAD
2 1 (1.67%) MCSD
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 38 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.67%) SAP
2 1 (1.67%) Facebook
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