The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 65 63 36
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Contract jobs citing WCF 22 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.73% 1.93% 4.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.81% 7.96% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 31
Average daily rate
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£350 £378 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
- +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +47.27%
WCF
South East

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 Buckinghamshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
323 289 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.41% 24.27% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 168 131
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.97 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.46% -58.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +6 17 £320 -15.78% 3
High Wycombe -3 2 £350 -6.66%
Newport Pagnell - 1 - - 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 65 (95.59%) .NET
2 64 (94.12%) C#
3 44 (64.71%) MVC
4 38 (55.88%) SQL Server
5 36 (52.94%) ASP.NET
5 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (51.47%) Scrum
7 34 (50.00%) Visual Studio
7 34 (50.00%) jQuery
8 33 (48.53%) JavaScript
9 30 (44.12%) TDD
10 27 (39.71%) Web Services
11 25 (36.76%) OO
12 24 (35.29%) SQL
12 24 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (33.82%) .NET Framework
14 21 (30.88%) KnockoutJS
14 21 (30.88%) HTML
14 21 (30.88%) CSS
15 20 (29.41%) Finance
15 20 (29.41%) AngularJS
15 20 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (27.94%) T-SQL
17 18 (26.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 17 (25.00%) NUnit
19 15 (22.06%) Oracle
19 15 (22.06%) SOA
20 14 (20.59%) XML
20 14 (20.59%) Automated Testing
20 14 (20.59%) OOD

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (17.65%) Kentico
2 11 (16.18%) CMS
3 10 (14.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Node.js
4 1 (1.47%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.47%) Facebook Platform
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (55.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 20 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (25.00%) NUnit
4 7 (10.29%) Toad
5 6 (8.82%) JIRA
5 6 (8.82%) TeamCity
6 5 (7.35%) MSTest
7 4 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (5.88%) Selenium
8 3 (4.41%) Subversion
8 3 (4.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
9 2 (2.94%) Moq
9 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 20 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (94.12%) Developer
2 31 (45.59%) .NET Developer
3 14 (20.59%) C# Developer
4 13 (19.12%) Web Developer
5 7 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.35%) WPF Developer
6 5 (7.35%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.94%) AWS Developer
10 1 (1.47%) Team Leader
10 1 (1.47%) Senior Software Developer
10 1 (1.47%) .NET Web Developer
10 1 (1.47%) Lead Developer
10 1 (1.47%) Analyst
10 1 (1.47%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (95.59%) .NET
2 36 (52.94%) ASP.NET
3 34 (50.00%) jQuery
4 27 (39.71%) Web Services
5 24 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (33.82%) .NET Framework
7 21 (30.88%) HTML
7 21 (30.88%) CSS
7 21 (30.88%) KnockoutJS
8 20 (29.41%) AngularJS
9 18 (26.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 14 (20.59%) XML
11 13 (19.12%) NHibernate
11 13 (19.12%) Entity Framework
12 11 (16.18%) WPF
13 9 (13.24%) WinForms
14 8 (11.76%) HTML5
15 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (8.82%) Ajax
17 5 (7.35%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Client/Server
2 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.88%) Social Media
5 3 (4.41%) EPoS
5 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.94%) Open Source
7 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (64.71%) MVC
2 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (51.47%) Scrum
4 30 (44.12%) TDD
5 25 (36.76%) OO
6 15 (22.06%) SOA
7 14 (20.59%) OOD
7 14 (20.59%) Automated Testing
8 11 (16.18%) Unit Testing
9 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (14.71%) BDD
10 9 (13.24%) MVVM
11 7 (10.29%) Domain-Driven Design
12 4 (5.88%) Project Planning
12 4 (5.88%) System Testing
12 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
13 3 (4.41%) Content Management
13 3 (4.41%) Web Development
14 2 (2.94%) User Stories
14 2 (2.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 64 (94.12%) C#
2 33 (48.53%) JavaScript
3 24 (35.29%) SQL
4 19 (27.94%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.29%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.35%) C++
7 4 (5.88%) XAML
8 3 (4.41%) PHP
9 1 (1.47%) Java
9 1 (1.47%) VBA
9 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Oracle
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Remedy
3 1 (1.47%) Google
3 1 (1.47%) Facebook
3 1 (1.47%) Twitter
3 1 (1.47%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.47%) HP