The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 56 73 74
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.27% 0.98% 1.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.79% 3.52% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 12
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -11.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £370 £450
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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
190 284 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.94% 27.93% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 157 75
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.27% +36.25%
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 Reading

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Reading

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 24 (82.76%) C#
3 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
4 17 (58.62%) ASP.NET
5 15 (51.72%) MVC
6 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
7 12 (41.38%) SQL
7 12 (41.38%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (37.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
8 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (34.48%) TDD
9 10 (34.48%) .NET Framework
10 9 (31.03%) Web Development
10 9 (31.03%) Ajax
10 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
10 9 (31.03%) XML
11 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
11 8 (27.59%) jQuery
11 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (24.14%) Scrum
12 7 (24.14%) SOAP
12 7 (24.14%) UML
12 7 (24.14%) OO
12 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
13 6 (20.69%) Windows
13 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (17.24%) Silverlight

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.79%) IIS
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (10.34%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (10.34%) CMS
5 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.34%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
1 1 (3.45%) SSL
1 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (65.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
1 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
2 4 (13.79%) NUnit
2 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.34%) Subversion
3 3 (10.34%) JIRA
3 3 (10.34%) Selenium
3 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (3.45%) Fiddler
4 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
2 6 (20.69%) C# Developer
3 5 (17.24%) SharePoint Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (3.45%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (86.21%) .NET
2 17 (58.62%) ASP.NET
3 11 (37.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 10 (34.48%) .NET Framework
5 9 (31.03%) Ajax
5 9 (31.03%) XML
6 8 (27.59%) jQuery
7 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (24.14%) SOAP
8 5 (17.24%) Silverlight
9 4 (13.79%) LINQ
9 4 (13.79%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (13.79%) Web Services
9 4 (13.79%) HTML
9 4 (13.79%) WF
9 4 (13.79%) XSD
9 4 (13.79%) XSLT
9 4 (13.79%) CSS
9 4 (13.79%) ADO.NET
10 3 (10.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) MVC
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) TDD
4 9 (31.03%) Web Development
5 7 (24.14%) Scrum
5 7 (24.14%) UML
5 7 (24.14%) OO
6 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) BDD
7 4 (13.79%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (13.79%) Software Architecture
7 4 (13.79%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
7 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.79%) AOP
7 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming
7 4 (13.79%) Workflow
7 4 (13.79%) OOD
7 4 (13.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) C#
2 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 12 (41.38%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
5 4 (13.79%) C++
6 2 (6.90%) C
7 1 (3.45%) Java
7 1 (3.45%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) VBA
7 1 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCTS
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSD
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Open Text
2 3 (10.34%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) Telerik