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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 48 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.43% 2.80% 4.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.57% 11.59% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 17
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £268 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £474 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-12.33% +6.20%
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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
137 138 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.75% 24.17% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 79 93
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £17.21 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £16.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.44 £16.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (65.00%) C#
3 13 (65.00%) .NET Framework
4 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (50.00%) SQL
5 10 (50.00%) CSS
5 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
6 9 (45.00%) MVC
7 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (35.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (30.00%) CRM
8 6 (30.00%) HTML
8 6 (30.00%) LINQ
8 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (25.00%) Web Development
9 5 (25.00%) IIS
10 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (20.00%) Web Services
10 4 (20.00%) jQuery
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (20.00%) Logistics
11 3 (15.00%) WinForms
11 3 (15.00%) Finance
11 3 (15.00%) XML
11 3 (15.00%) WPF

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (25.00%) IIS
3 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Moq
4 1 (5.00%) NSubstitute
4 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) CRM Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (20.00%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Architect
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) .NET Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
7 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Specialist
7 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (65.00%) .NET Framework
4 10 (50.00%) CSS
5 7 (35.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 6 (30.00%) HTML
6 6 (30.00%) LINQ
7 4 (20.00%) jQuery
7 4 (20.00%) Web Services
8 3 (15.00%) XML
8 3 (15.00%) WinForms
8 3 (15.00%) WPF
9 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (10.00%) SOAP
9 2 (10.00%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (5.00%) XSD
10 1 (5.00%) MSMQ
10 1 (5.00%) HTML5
10 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) MVC
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) CRM
4 5 (25.00%) Web Development
5 4 (20.00%) Logistics
6 3 (15.00%) MVVM
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.00%) SOA
7 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.00%) Workflow
8 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.00%) Scrum
8 1 (5.00%) Data Management
8 1 (5.00%) OO
8 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
8 1 (5.00%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (5.00%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Tableau
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos