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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 44 60 55
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing WCF 22 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.45% 1.52% 1.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.33% 7.01% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £40.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-45.67% +3.84%
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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
213 214 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.75% 21.70% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 128 89
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £181 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 May 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 21 (80.77%) SQL Server
2 18 (69.23%) C#
3 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 16 (61.54%) MS Excel
4 16 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (57.69%) SQL
6 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (46.15%) WPF
7 11 (42.31%) T-SQL
7 11 (42.31%) Web Services
7 11 (42.31%) XML
8 10 (38.46%) SOAP
8 10 (38.46%) RESTful
8 10 (38.46%) Unit Testing
8 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (34.62%) Scrum
9 9 (34.62%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (34.62%) Client/Server
10 8 (30.77%) RAD
10 8 (30.77%) XSD
10 8 (30.77%) .NET
10 8 (30.77%) Telerik
10 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
10 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (30.77%) System Testing
10 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
10 8 (30.77%) Mobile Computing
10 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
11 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
12 5 (19.23%) Fiddler

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (34.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (61.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (80.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 8 (30.77%) SoapUI
3 5 (19.23%) Fiddler
4 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
5 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) C# Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Programmer
3 8 (30.77%) Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) C# Programmer
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) WPF Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) WPF
2 11 (42.31%) Web Services
2 11 (42.31%) XML
3 10 (38.46%) SOAP
3 10 (38.46%) RESTful
3 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (30.77%) XSD
4 8 (30.77%) .NET
5 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.54%) HTML
7 2 (7.69%) LINQ
7 2 (7.69%) Ajax
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 2 (7.69%) REST
8 1 (3.85%) CSS3
8 1 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Client/Server
2 8 (30.77%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Scrum
4 8 (30.77%) RAD
4 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 8 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (30.77%) System Testing
5 3 (11.54%) MVC
5 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.69%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.85%) BDD
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.85%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.85%) Time Management
7 1 (3.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) C#
2 15 (57.69%) SQL
3 11 (42.31%) T-SQL
4 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Telerik
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix
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