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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 66 57 60
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.40% 1.87% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.81% 8.21% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 11
Average daily rate £325 £364 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% -4.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
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
166 207 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.96% 22.82% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 122 95
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 28 (100.00%) C#
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
3 15 (53.57%) MVC
3 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (53.57%) .NET Framework
4 14 (50.00%) TDD
5 13 (46.43%) SQL
5 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET
5 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (35.71%) SOAP
6 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
7 9 (32.14%) Web Services
7 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
7 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.00%) HTML
9 7 (25.00%) CSS
9 7 (25.00%) jQuery
9 7 (25.00%) Web Development
9 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (25.00%) Entity Framework
10 6 (21.43%) BDD
10 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (21.43%) Finance
10 6 (21.43%) XML
10 6 (21.43%) Client/Server
11 5 (17.86%) Middleware
11 5 (17.86%) SOA
11 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (17.86%) SaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.71%) Moq
2 3 (10.71%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (7.14%) MSTest
3 2 (7.14%) NUnit
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 21 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (60.71%) C# Developer
4 16 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 9 (32.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (21.43%) .NET Web Developer
6 6 (21.43%) C# Web Developer
6 6 (21.43%) Web Developer
7 5 (17.86%) Architect
7 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce Architect
8 4 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
8 4 (14.29%) WPF Developer
9 3 (10.71%) C# WCF Developer
9 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
9 3 (10.71%) Full Stack Web Developer
9 3 (10.71%) Senior Architect
9 3 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (10.71%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (53.57%) .NET Framework
3 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET
3 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (35.71%) SOAP
5 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (32.14%) Web Services
6 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (25.00%) CSS
6 7 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 7 (25.00%) HTML
6 7 (25.00%) jQuery
7 6 (21.43%) XML
8 5 (17.86%) Middleware
8 5 (17.86%) MSMQ
8 5 (17.86%) REST
8 5 (17.86%) WPF
9 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 1 (3.57%) CSS3
9 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Client/Server
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.71%) Data Integration
4 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (53.57%) MVC
2 14 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (25.00%) Web Development
4 6 (21.43%) BDD
5 5 (17.86%) DevOps
5 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
5 5 (17.86%) High Availability
5 5 (17.86%) MVVM
5 5 (17.86%) SOA
5 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.14%) XAML
6 1 (3.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) MCAD
1 1 (3.57%) MCP
1 1 (3.57%) MCSD
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Red Hat