The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 59 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing WCF 15 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.76% 1.16% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.15% 4.42% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 5
Average daily rate £375 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £448 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
WCF
South West

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 Bristol region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
244 226 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 28.57% 26.22% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 163 135
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £30.25 £41.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Bristol region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Bristol region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 26 (96.30%) C#
2 25 (92.59%) .NET
3 23 (85.19%) JavaScript
4 22 (81.48%) ASP.NET
4 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (77.78%) MVC
6 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
7 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (55.56%) Scrum
9 13 (48.15%) .NET Framework
10 12 (44.44%) Web Services
11 11 (40.74%) CSS
11 11 (40.74%) OO
11 11 (40.74%) HTML
11 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
11 11 (40.74%) Internet
11 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
12 10 (37.04%) TDD
12 10 (37.04%) NUnit
12 10 (37.04%) RESTful
13 9 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
13 9 (33.33%) Moq
13 9 (33.33%) BDD
13 9 (33.33%) Entity Framework
13 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
13 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 9 (33.33%) SQL
13 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (29.63%) RDBMS
3 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (7.41%) Big Data
4 2 (7.41%) MySQL
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) NUnit
2 9 (33.33%) Moq
2 9 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (29.63%) Cucumber
3 8 (29.63%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.70%) MSTest
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) .NET Developer
2 10 (37.04%) C# Software Engineer
2 10 (37.04%) Software Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) AWS Software Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 7 (25.93%) C# Developer
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (18.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (11.11%) Agile Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.70%) HTML Developer
9 1 (3.70%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (92.59%) .NET
2 22 (81.48%) ASP.NET
3 17 (62.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (48.15%) .NET Framework
5 12 (44.44%) Web Services
6 11 (40.74%) CSS
6 11 (40.74%) HTML
7 10 (37.04%) RESTful
8 9 (33.33%) AngularJS
8 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 9 (33.33%) Entity Framework
9 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (29.63%) Gherkin
9 8 (29.63%) HTML5
9 8 (29.63%) MSMQ
10 7 (25.93%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (22.22%) Dojo
11 6 (22.22%) NHibernate
11 6 (22.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
2 7 (25.93%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) MVC
3 15 (55.56%) Scrum
4 11 (40.74%) OO
5 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
5 10 (37.04%) TDD
6 9 (33.33%) BDD
7 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
7 8 (29.63%) E-Commerce
7 8 (29.63%) Kanban
7 8 (29.63%) OOP
8 5 (18.52%) Microservices
8 5 (18.52%) Web Development
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Time Management
10 2 (7.41%) OOA/OOD
11 1 (3.70%) SOA
11 1 (3.70%) UML
11 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) C#
2 23 (85.19%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) Ruby
5 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft