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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 45 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.90% 3.75% 5.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.64% 15.85% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 32
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £328 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
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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
162 183 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.98% 23.67% 30.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 100 146
Average daily rate £340 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.56% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 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 36 (100.00%) C#
2 31 (86.11%) .NET
3 22 (61.11%) SQL Server
3 22 (61.11%) ASP.NET
4 19 (52.78%) .NET Framework
5 16 (44.44%) MVC
6 14 (38.89%) Web Services
6 14 (38.89%) Entity Framework
7 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (33.33%) CSS
8 12 (33.33%) HTML
8 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 11 (30.56%) TDD
9 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (25.00%) OO
11 8 (22.22%) BDD
11 8 (22.22%) jQuery
11 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (19.44%) WPF
12 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (19.44%) HTML5
12 7 (19.44%) XML
13 6 (16.67%) SQL
13 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
14 5 (13.89%) Node.js
14 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
14 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
14 5 (13.89%) RESTful
14 5 (13.89%) Web Application Development

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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%) Node.js
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.56%) NUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (5.56%) Moq
4 1 (2.78%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (94.44%) Developer
2 20 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 8 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Web Developer
6 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Web Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Web Manager
9 1 (2.78%) Web Team Leader
9 1 (2.78%) C# Web Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior .NET Web Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.78%) Technical Team Leader
9 1 (2.78%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (86.11%) .NET
2 22 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 19 (52.78%) .NET Framework
4 14 (38.89%) Web Services
4 14 (38.89%) Entity Framework
5 12 (33.33%) HTML
5 12 (33.33%) CSS
6 11 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (22.22%) jQuery
7 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (19.44%) WPF
8 7 (19.44%) HTML5
8 7 (19.44%) XML
9 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
9 5 (13.89%) RESTful
10 4 (11.11%) REST
10 4 (11.11%) NHibernate
11 3 (8.33%) JSON
11 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) MVC
2 13 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (30.56%) TDD
4 9 (25.00%) OO
5 8 (22.22%) BDD
6 5 (13.89%) Web Application Development
6 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
7 4 (11.11%) ERP
7 4 (11.11%) OOD
7 4 (11.11%) SOA
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.33%) Change Management
8 3 (8.33%) Workflow
9 2 (5.56%) UML
9 2 (5.56%) SDLC
10 1 (2.78%) DevOps
10 1 (2.78%) Pair Programming
10 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.67%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) PHP
6 1 (2.78%) XPath
6 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.78%) VB
6 1 (2.78%) VB6
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.33%) Telerik
1 3 (8.33%) Nintex
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) DevExpress