The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 19 24 37
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.66% 1.69% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.43% 4.05% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate
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- £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
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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 Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
42 74 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 21.76% 41.57% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 40 20
Average daily rate £450 £437 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% +16.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £550
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 £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (60.00%) HTML
4 6 (60.00%) CSS
5 5 (50.00%) IIS
5 5 (50.00%) C#
5 5 (50.00%) CRM
5 5 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) Web Services
8 2 (20.00%) XML
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (20.00%) MVC
8 2 (20.00%) Workflow
8 2 (20.00%) CMS
9 1 (10.00%) WinForms
9 1 (10.00%) TDD
9 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
9 1 (10.00%) NUnit
9 1 (10.00%) Migration
9 1 (10.00%) C++
9 1 (10.00%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (20.00%) CMS
4 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (10.00%) K2 blackpearl
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (10.00%) NCover
3 1 (10.00%) StyleCop
3 1 (10.00%) MSTest
3 1 (10.00%) NDepend
3 1 (10.00%) MSBuild
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) NuGet
3 1 (10.00%) NUnit
3 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) CRM Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) CMS Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (60.00%) HTML
4 6 (60.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) XML
7 1 (10.00%) XHTML
7 1 (10.00%) WinForms
7 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
7 1 (10.00%) SOAP
7 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
7 1 (10.00%) WPF
7 1 (10.00%) WF
7 1 (10.00%) LINQ
7 1 (10.00%) jQuery
7 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) C++
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (10.00%) Ektron