The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Midlands 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 24 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.48% - 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.17% - 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
24 39 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.48% 18.48% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 14
Average daily rate £350 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
England

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

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) JMS
2 3 (60.00%) SMTP
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) InfoPath
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) WPF

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SMTP
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) JMS
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (20.00%) PHP