The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 64 40 68
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +28
Contract jobs citing WCF 19 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.58% 3.00% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.96% 12.89% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 11
Average daily rate £380 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £273 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
273 194 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.75% 23.26% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 125 132
Average daily rate £330 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Average hourly rate £15.97 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.51% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
South East

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -17 15 £380 +8.57% 1
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Gerrards Cross - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - - 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 37 (100.00%) C#
2 34 (91.89%) .NET
3 29 (78.38%) Scrum
4 26 (70.27%) OO
5 25 (67.57%) TDD
6 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (56.76%) SOA
8 20 (54.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 19 (51.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (51.35%) .NET Framework
9 19 (51.35%) Visual Studio
10 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
11 17 (45.95%) NUnit
11 17 (45.95%) Automated Testing
11 17 (45.95%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
13 15 (40.54%) MVC
13 15 (40.54%) jQuery
14 12 (32.43%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (32.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (32.43%) Oracle Database
14 12 (32.43%) Oracle
14 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
15 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (27.03%) N-Tier
16 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
16 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management
16 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
17 8 (21.62%) HTML
17 8 (21.62%) SCCM

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 12 (32.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (13.51%) Kentico
2 5 (13.51%) CMS
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.41%) Papyrus
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Exstream
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (32.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 12 (32.43%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (51.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (51.35%) Visual Studio
2 17 (45.95%) NUnit
3 5 (13.51%) WiX
3 5 (13.51%) MSI
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (45.95%) .NET Developer
2 17 (45.95%) C# Developer
3 12 (32.43%) Agile C# Developer
4 9 (24.32%) Senior Developer
5 8 (21.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (16.22%) Agile .NET Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
7 5 (13.51%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (10.81%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (8.11%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
9 3 (8.11%) Lead Developer
9 3 (8.11%) .NET Software Engineer
10 2 (5.41%) C# Software Engineer
10 2 (5.41%) Consultant
10 2 (5.41%) Lead .NET Developer
11 1 (2.70%) WPF Developer
11 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Developer
11 1 (2.70%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (91.89%) .NET
2 20 (54.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 19 (51.35%) .NET Framework
4 15 (40.54%) jQuery
5 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
6 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (21.62%) HTML
8 7 (18.92%) AngularJS
8 7 (18.92%) Backbone.js
8 7 (18.92%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (18.92%) NHibernate
9 5 (13.51%) HTML5
9 5 (13.51%) LINQ
9 5 (13.51%) Web Services
10 3 (8.11%) REST
10 3 (8.11%) WPF
10 3 (8.11%) XML
10 3 (8.11%) XSL
10 3 (8.11%) SOAP
11 2 (5.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) N-Tier
2 7 (18.92%) EPoS
3 3 (8.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.41%) CESG
5 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) Scrum
2 26 (70.27%) OO
3 25 (67.57%) TDD
4 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (56.76%) SOA
6 17 (45.95%) Automated Testing
6 17 (45.95%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (40.54%) MVC
8 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management
8 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.51%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (5.41%) OOP
10 2 (5.41%) Migration
10 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
11 1 (2.70%) MVVM
11 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (2.70%) Web Development
11 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
11 1 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (100.00%) C#
2 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.51%) PHP
4 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.41%) VBA
5 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Oracle
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Infragistics