The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Birmingham region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 33 24 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing WCF 27 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.76% 6.14% 3.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.52% 20.88% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £490 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +16.90%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
174 182 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.23% 29.40% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 120 77
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WCF
West Midlands

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 August 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 49 (100.00%) C#
1 49 (100.00%) .NET
2 36 (73.47%) ASP.NET
3 30 (61.22%) MVC
4 28 (57.14%) SQL
5 26 (53.06%) JavaScript
6 23 (46.94%) SQL Server
6 23 (46.94%) CSS
7 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
8 21 (42.86%) jQuery
9 20 (40.82%) Visual Studio
10 16 (32.65%) LINQ
11 15 (30.61%) Web Development
11 15 (30.61%) .NET Framework
11 15 (30.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 14 (28.57%) Web Services
13 13 (26.53%) Logistics
14 12 (24.49%) Windows
15 9 (18.37%) XML
15 9 (18.37%) HTML
16 8 (16.33%) Workflow
16 8 (16.33%) Subversion
16 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (16.33%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (12.24%) WPF
17 6 (12.24%) WF
17 6 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
17 6 (12.24%) CRM
17 6 (12.24%) Scrum

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 8 (16.33%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
4 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (8.16%) NoSQL
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (6.12%) Couchbase
6 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (40.82%) Visual Studio
2 8 (16.33%) Subversion
3 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.16%) JIRA
5 1 (2.04%) NUnit
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) FxCop
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Advertising
2 1 (2.04%) Electronics
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (93.88%) Developer
2 26 (53.06%) .NET Developer
3 19 (38.78%) ASP.NET Developer
4 13 (26.53%) .NET Web Developer
4 13 (26.53%) Web Developer
5 9 (18.37%) C# Developer
6 7 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (12.24%) CRM Developer
8 5 (10.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (10.20%) Mobile Developer
8 5 (10.20%) Windows Mobile Developer
9 4 (8.16%) BizTalk Developer
9 4 (8.16%) Lead Developer
10 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Developer
11 2 (4.08%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 2 (4.08%) .NET Architect
11 2 (4.08%) .NET Programmer
11 2 (4.08%) Architect
11 2 (4.08%) .NET Solutions Architect
11 2 (4.08%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (100.00%) .NET
2 36 (73.47%) ASP.NET
3 23 (46.94%) CSS
4 21 (42.86%) jQuery
5 16 (32.65%) LINQ
6 15 (30.61%) .NET Framework
6 15 (30.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 14 (28.57%) Web Services
8 9 (18.37%) XML
8 9 (18.37%) HTML
9 6 (12.24%) WPF
9 6 (12.24%) WF
10 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (8.16%) HTML5
11 4 (8.16%) CSS3
12 3 (6.12%) Middleware
13 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 2 (4.08%) XSL
13 2 (4.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Pocket PC
3 1 (2.04%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Phone
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Phone 8
3 4 (8.16%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) MVC
2 15 (30.61%) Web Development
3 13 (26.53%) Logistics
4 8 (16.33%) Workflow
5 6 (12.24%) CRM
5 6 (12.24%) Scrum
6 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.16%) Mobile Application Development
7 4 (8.16%) TDD
8 3 (6.12%) Migration
8 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.04%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.04%) OOP
9 1 (2.04%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.04%) SOA
9 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.04%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.04%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (2.04%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.04%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (100.00%) C#
2 28 (57.14%) SQL
3 26 (53.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.16%) Embedded C++
4 4 (8.16%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) MCP
2 1 (2.04%) MCAD
2 1 (2.04%) MCSD
2 1 (2.04%) MCITP
2 1 (2.04%) MCTS
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) SAP
2 1 (2.04%) Facebook
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