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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 38 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing WCF 25 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.32% 3.24% 4.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.08% 12.21% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £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 £37.50 £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
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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
207 172 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.53% 26.54% 28.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 114 75
Average daily rate £375 £310 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 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 51 (100.00%) .NET
2 43 (84.31%) C#
3 40 (78.43%) ASP.NET
4 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
5 27 (52.94%) Visual Studio
6 26 (50.98%) SQL Server
7 25 (49.02%) SQL
7 25 (49.02%) CSS
8 24 (47.06%) JavaScript
9 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (39.22%) .NET Framework
10 20 (39.22%) MVC
11 16 (31.37%) Web Services
12 15 (29.41%) Windows
13 14 (27.45%) HTML
14 13 (25.49%) Web Development
14 13 (25.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 12 (23.53%) XML
15 12 (23.53%) SharePoint
16 11 (21.57%) Scrum
16 11 (21.57%) Logistics
16 11 (21.57%) jQuery
16 11 (21.57%) LINQ
17 10 (19.61%) Subversion
17 10 (19.61%) CRM
17 10 (19.61%) Dynamics CRM
18 9 (17.65%) Windows Mobile
18 9 (17.65%) Mobile App
19 8 (15.69%) Windows Phone
19 8 (15.69%) Mobile Application Development

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 8 (15.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (13.73%) IIS
3 7 (13.73%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (50.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (52.94%) Visual Studio
2 10 (19.61%) Subversion
3 8 (15.69%) JIRA
4 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.96%) FxCop
6 1 (1.96%) NUnit
6 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (96.08%) Developer
2 19 (37.25%) .NET Developer
3 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (21.57%) .NET Web Developer
4 11 (21.57%) Web Developer
5 10 (19.61%) CRM Developer
6 9 (17.65%) Mobile Developer
6 9 (17.65%) Windows Mobile Developer
7 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Developer
7 7 (13.73%) BizTalk Developer
8 5 (9.80%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (9.80%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 3 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Developer
11 1 (1.96%) Systems Developer
11 1 (1.96%) Programmer
11 1 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (100.00%) .NET
2 40 (78.43%) ASP.NET
3 25 (49.02%) CSS
4 20 (39.22%) .NET Framework
5 16 (31.37%) Web Services
6 14 (27.45%) HTML
7 13 (25.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 12 (23.53%) XML
9 11 (21.57%) LINQ
9 11 (21.57%) jQuery
10 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (5.88%) Middleware
11 3 (5.88%) WPF
12 2 (3.92%) WF
12 2 (3.92%) XSL
12 2 (3.92%) XSLT
12 2 (3.92%) SOAP
12 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (3.92%) Reactive Extensions
12 2 (3.92%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 8 (15.69%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (15.69%) Windows 8
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Phone
3 8 (15.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) MVC
3 13 (25.49%) Web Development
4 11 (21.57%) Scrum
4 11 (21.57%) Logistics
5 10 (19.61%) CRM
6 8 (15.69%) Mobile Application Development
7 7 (13.73%) Workflow
8 4 (7.84%) TDD
9 2 (3.92%) Migration
9 2 (3.92%) MVVM
10 1 (1.96%) BDD
10 1 (1.96%) Web Application Development
10 1 (1.96%) Data Migration
10 1 (1.96%) Data Modelling
10 1 (1.96%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (84.31%) C#
2 25 (49.02%) SQL
3 24 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.69%) Embedded C++
4 8 (15.69%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) MCITP
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) MCTS
3 1 (1.96%) MCP
3 1 (1.96%) MCAD
3 1 (1.96%) MCSD
Vendors
1 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.96%) Facebook