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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 48 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing WCF 20 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.44% 3.96% 3.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.00% 15.20% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 7
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £39.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-43.58% +2.63%
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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
200 171 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.45% 26.07% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 107 51
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.11% -4.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 27 (93.10%) C#
1 27 (93.10%) .NET
2 17 (58.62%) ASP.NET
3 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
3 15 (51.72%) .NET Framework
4 12 (41.38%) Web Services
5 11 (37.93%) MVC
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
6 9 (31.03%) Entity Framework
7 8 (27.59%) HTML
7 8 (27.59%) XML
7 8 (27.59%) CSS
7 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (20.69%) TDD
8 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
8 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
8 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (20.69%) WPF
8 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (17.24%) HTML5
9 5 (17.24%) jQuery
10 4 (13.79%) ERP
10 4 (13.79%) SOA
10 4 (13.79%) OO
10 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
10 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
11 3 (10.34%) LINQ
11 3 (10.34%) NHibernate

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) ReSharper
2 2 (6.90%) Moq
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) XMLUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (3.45%) NSubstitute
3 1 (3.45%) NUnit
General
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Developer
2 14 (48.28%) .NET Developer
3 7 (24.14%) C# Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Senior Developer
5 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Senior .NET Architect
8 1 (3.45%) .NET Architect
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.45%) .NET Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (93.10%) .NET
2 17 (58.62%) ASP.NET
3 15 (51.72%) .NET Framework
4 12 (41.38%) Web Services
5 9 (31.03%) Entity Framework
6 8 (27.59%) HTML
6 8 (27.59%) XML
6 8 (27.59%) CSS
7 6 (20.69%) WPF
8 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (17.24%) HTML5
8 5 (17.24%) jQuery
9 3 (10.34%) LINQ
9 3 (10.34%) NHibernate
9 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
9 3 (10.34%) SOAP
10 2 (6.90%) WinForms
10 2 (6.90%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (6.90%) REST
10 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) MVC
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) TDD
3 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
4 4 (13.79%) ERP
4 4 (13.79%) SOA
4 4 (13.79%) OO
4 4 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Workflow
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) OOD
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 2 (6.90%) SDLC
6 2 (6.90%) MVVM
6 2 (6.90%) BDD
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.45%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) C#
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) XPath
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Telerik
2 2 (6.90%) Nintex
2 2 (6.90%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.45%) Tableau
3 1 (3.45%) Cognos
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £375 per day + £375 / Day
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