The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 43 36 50
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing WCF 23 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.24% 4.33% 2.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.44% 19.77% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 14
Average daily rate £419 £413 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -4.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £342 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
WCF
Buckinghamshire

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 Milton Keynes region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
201 177 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.31% 21.91% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 109 93
Average daily rate £355 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £15.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 38 (100.00%) C#
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 25 (65.79%) SQL Server
3 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 19 (50.00%) SQL
5 18 (47.37%) TDD
5 18 (47.37%) MVC
6 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
7 15 (39.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
9 12 (31.58%) Web Services
10 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
12 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
12 9 (23.68%) SOAP
12 9 (23.68%) Finance
12 9 (23.68%) WPF
13 8 (21.05%) BDD
13 8 (21.05%) Entity Framework
13 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
14 7 (18.42%) jQuery
14 7 (18.42%) MVVM
14 7 (18.42%) SOA
14 7 (18.42%) MSMQ
14 7 (18.42%) XML
15 6 (15.79%) OO
15 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.26%) Apache
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (13.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (65.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.16%) NUnit
3 4 (10.53%) Moq
3 4 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (7.89%) MSTest
5 2 (5.26%) Fiddler
5 2 (5.26%) NMock
5 2 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (76.32%) Developer
2 26 (68.42%) .NET Developer
3 23 (60.53%) C# Developer
4 20 (52.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (23.68%) .NET Web Developer
5 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 9 (23.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (23.68%) Web Developer
6 8 (21.05%) C# Web Developer
6 8 (21.05%) C# WPF Developer
6 8 (21.05%) WPF Developer
7 6 (15.79%) Architect
7 6 (15.79%) C# WCF Developer
7 6 (15.79%) WCF Developer
8 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce Architect
8 5 (13.16%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
8 5 (13.16%) SQL Developer
9 3 (7.89%) Full Stack Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET
4 15 (39.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (31.58%) Web Services
6 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (23.68%) SOAP
7 9 (23.68%) WPF
8 8 (21.05%) Entity Framework
9 7 (18.42%) jQuery
9 7 (18.42%) MSMQ
9 7 (18.42%) XML
10 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (13.16%) CSS
11 5 (13.16%) HTML
11 5 (13.16%) Middleware
11 5 (13.16%) REST
12 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
12 4 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (5.26%) Fluent NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.89%) Data Integration
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) MVC
2 18 (47.37%) TDD
3 8 (21.05%) BDD
3 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
4 7 (18.42%) MVVM
4 7 (18.42%) SOA
5 6 (15.79%) OO
6 5 (13.16%) DevOps
6 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.16%) High Availability
7 4 (10.53%) Scrum
8 3 (7.89%) API Design
8 3 (7.89%) SOLID
9 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
9 2 (5.26%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.26%) Web Development
10 1 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.89%) XAML
6 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) MCAD
1 1 (2.63%) MCP
1 1 (2.63%) MCSD
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle