The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Milton Keynes 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 53 36 63
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Contract jobs citing WCF 15 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.70% 3.04% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.69% 14.95% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 7
Average daily rate £380 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £306 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £475
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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
195 107 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 22.16% 20.30% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 70 88
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £15.97 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.51% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
Buckinghamshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 29 (100.00%) C#
2 26 (89.66%) .NET
3 25 (86.21%) Scrum
3 25 (86.21%) TDD
4 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (82.76%) OO
5 19 (65.52%) SOA
5 19 (65.52%) Visual Studio
5 19 (65.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (65.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 18 (62.07%) .NET Framework
7 17 (58.62%) NUnit
7 17 (58.62%) Automated Testing
7 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
9 15 (51.72%) jQuery
10 12 (41.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (41.38%) Oracle Database
10 12 (41.38%) Oracle
10 12 (41.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (34.48%) MVC
11 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
11 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
11 10 (34.48%) N-Tier
11 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
11 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
12 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
12 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (27.59%) SCCM
14 7 (24.14%) AngularJS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (41.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (17.24%) CMS
2 5 (17.24%) Kentico
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.90%) Papyrus
4 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Exstream
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) Oracle Database
1 12 (41.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (65.52%) Visual Studio
1 19 (65.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (58.62%) NUnit
3 5 (17.24%) MSI
3 5 (17.24%) WiX
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) .NET Developer
3 10 (34.48%) C# Developer
4 9 (31.03%) Senior Developer
4 9 (31.03%) Agile C# Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Software Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Lead Developer
7 3 (10.34%) .NET Software Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Lead .NET Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Consultant
8 2 (6.90%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
9 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Developer
9 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (89.66%) .NET
2 19 (65.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 18 (62.07%) .NET Framework
4 15 (51.72%) jQuery
5 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
5 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (24.14%) AngularJS
6 7 (24.14%) Backbone.js
6 7 (24.14%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (24.14%) NHibernate
6 7 (24.14%) HTML
7 5 (17.24%) HTML5
8 4 (13.79%) Web Services
9 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (6.90%) LINQ
9 2 (6.90%) XML
9 2 (6.90%) XSL
9 2 (6.90%) CSS
10 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) N-Tier
2 7 (24.14%) EPoS
3 2 (6.90%) CESG
4 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Scrum
1 25 (86.21%) TDD
2 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (82.76%) OO
3 19 (65.52%) SOA
4 17 (58.62%) Automated Testing
4 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (34.48%) MVC
5 10 (34.48%) Software Engineering
5 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.24%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
8 1 (3.45%) CRM
8 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.45%) OOD
8 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (55.17%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.90%) VBA
5 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Oracle
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) HP