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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 45 36 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.63% 2.62% 6.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.75% 10.81% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 22
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.46% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -22.58%
WCF
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
163 148 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.22% 24.22% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 86 90
Average daily rate £363 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 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 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 25 November 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 42 (100.00%) .NET
2 34 (80.95%) C#
3 32 (76.19%) ASP.NET
4 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 23 (54.76%) SQL Server
6 22 (52.38%) Visual Studio
7 20 (47.62%) SQL
7 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
8 19 (45.24%) CSS
9 15 (35.71%) .NET Framework
10 14 (33.33%) Web Services
11 13 (30.95%) Windows
11 13 (30.95%) MVC
12 12 (28.57%) HTML
13 11 (26.19%) XML
13 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
14 10 (23.81%) CRM
14 10 (23.81%) Scrum
14 10 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
15 9 (21.43%) Mobile App
15 9 (21.43%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (21.43%) Web Development
16 8 (19.05%) Subversion
16 8 (19.05%) JIRA
16 8 (19.05%) Pocket PC
16 8 (19.05%) Embedded C++
16 8 (19.05%) Windows CE
16 8 (19.05%) C++
16 8 (19.05%) Windows Phone

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (26.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (19.05%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (16.67%) IIS
3 7 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.38%) Node.js
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (54.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (52.38%) Visual Studio
2 8 (19.05%) Subversion
2 8 (19.05%) JIRA
3 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.38%) NUnit
5 1 (2.38%) FxCop
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
1 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (95.24%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 10 (23.81%) CRM Developer
4 9 (21.43%) Mobile Developer
4 9 (21.43%) Windows Mobile Developer
4 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 7 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
5 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 7 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Applications Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Architect
9 1 (2.38%) Programmer
9 1 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.38%) .NET Architect
9 1 (2.38%) .NET Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (100.00%) .NET
2 32 (76.19%) ASP.NET
3 19 (45.24%) CSS
4 15 (35.71%) .NET Framework
5 14 (33.33%) Web Services
6 12 (28.57%) HTML
7 11 (26.19%) XML
8 8 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (16.67%) jQuery
9 7 (16.67%) LINQ
10 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (7.14%) WPF
12 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (4.76%) Reactive Extensions
12 2 (4.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 2 (4.76%) Middleware
12 2 (4.76%) XSL
12 2 (4.76%) XSLT
12 2 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 8 (19.05%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (19.05%) Windows CE
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Phone
3 8 (19.05%) Windows 8
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) MVC
3 10 (23.81%) CRM
3 10 (23.81%) Scrum
4 9 (21.43%) Web Development
5 8 (19.05%) Mobile Application Development
6 7 (16.67%) Logistics
7 4 (9.52%) TDD
7 4 (9.52%) Workflow
8 2 (4.76%) MVVM
8 2 (4.76%) Migration
9 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.38%) Web Application Development
9 1 (2.38%) BDD
9 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (80.95%) C#
2 20 (47.62%) SQL
3 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) Embedded C++
4 8 (19.05%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (2.38%) MCP
3 1 (2.38%) MCAD
3 1 (2.38%) MCSD
3 1 (2.38%) MCTS
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Facebook