The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 57 70 61
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 0.81% 1.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.03% 3.09% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 10
Median daily rate £475 £338 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -11.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £40.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+7.36% +12.41%
WCF
Berkshire

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
165 259 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.36% 26.32% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 203 101
Median daily rate £375 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.61 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.05% -7.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for WCF.

1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) .NET
3 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (53.85%) TDD
4 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (53.85%) Web Services
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
6 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 5 (38.46%) MVC
6 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) WPF
7 4 (30.77%) Scrum
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) XML
8 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 3 (23.08%) SOAP
8 3 (23.08%) HTML
8 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
8 3 (23.08%) OO
8 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
8 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
8 3 (23.08%) Build Automation
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (23.08%) Kendo UI
8 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) Office 365
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DMZ
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) IPsec
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
1 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) AppScan
3 1 (7.69%) Fiddler
3 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Development Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Security Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) Web Services
3 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (30.77%) WPF
4 4 (30.77%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) Entity Framework
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) Kendo UI
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
6 2 (15.38%) Ajax
6 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 2 (15.38%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) REST
7 1 (7.69%) LINQ
7 1 (7.69%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Build Automation
5 3 (23.08%) OO
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 1 (7.69%) ATDD
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
7 1 (7.69%) OOD
7 1 (7.69%) SDLC
7 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 2 (15.38%) C++
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Python
6 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.69%) C
6 1 (7.69%) Korn
6 1 (7.69%) Perl
6 1 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) MCTS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Fortify
1 1 (7.69%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase