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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 51 41 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing WCF 26 50 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.68% 4.26% 1.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.32% 19.92% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 15
Average daily rate £413 £395 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.43% -4.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £311 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £428 £450
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 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
252 251 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 25.95% 21.38% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 146 126
Average daily rate £355 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £44.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.04% +175.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 23 £419 +1.51% 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 42 (100.00%) C#
1 42 (100.00%) .NET
2 29 (69.05%) SQL Server
3 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (50.00%) SQL
5 20 (47.62%) MVC
6 19 (45.24%) .NET Framework
7 18 (42.86%) TDD
7 18 (42.86%) ASP.NET
8 17 (40.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
10 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 12 (28.57%) Web Services
12 11 (26.19%) WPF
13 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
13 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
14 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
14 9 (21.43%) SOAP
14 9 (21.43%) Finance
14 9 (21.43%) MVVM
14 9 (21.43%) jQuery
15 8 (19.05%) BDD
15 8 (19.05%) Entity Framework
15 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (16.67%) SOA
16 7 (16.67%) NUnit
16 7 (16.67%) MSMQ
16 7 (16.67%) XML
17 6 (14.29%) OO

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.76%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (11.90%) SaaS
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (69.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
2 7 (16.67%) NUnit
3 6 (14.29%) Moq
3 6 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (11.90%) MSTest
5 2 (4.76%) Fiddler
5 2 (4.76%) NMock
5 2 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (78.57%) Developer
2 30 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 25 (59.52%) C# Developer
4 22 (52.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 10 (23.81%) C# WPF Developer
6 10 (23.81%) WPF Developer
7 9 (21.43%) .NET Web Developer
7 9 (21.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 9 (21.43%) Web Developer
8 8 (19.05%) C# WCF Developer
8 8 (19.05%) C# Web Developer
8 8 (19.05%) WCF Developer
9 7 (16.67%) SQL Developer
10 6 (14.29%) Architect
11 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce Architect
11 5 (11.90%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (11.90%) Senior Developer
12 3 (7.14%) Full Stack Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (45.24%) .NET Framework
3 18 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 17 (40.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (28.57%) Web Services
7 11 (26.19%) WPF
8 9 (21.43%) jQuery
8 9 (21.43%) SOAP
9 8 (19.05%) Entity Framework
10 7 (16.67%) MSMQ
10 7 (16.67%) XML
11 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (11.90%) CSS
12 5 (11.90%) HTML
12 5 (11.90%) Middleware
12 5 (11.90%) REST
13 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
13 4 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
14 2 (4.76%) Fluent NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) MVC
3 18 (42.86%) TDD
4 10 (23.81%) Unit Testing
5 9 (21.43%) MVVM
6 8 (19.05%) BDD
7 7 (16.67%) SOA
8 6 (14.29%) OO
9 5 (11.90%) DevOps
9 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
9 5 (11.90%) High Availability
10 4 (9.52%) Scrum
11 3 (7.14%) API Design
11 3 (7.14%) SOLID
12 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (4.76%) Data Visualisation
12 2 (4.76%) Domain-Driven Design
12 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (4.76%) Web Development
13 1 (2.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.14%) XAML
6 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
1 1 (2.38%) MCAD
1 1 (2.38%) MCP
1 1 (2.38%) MCSD
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle