The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 Reading 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 57 68 69
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing WCF 12 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.36% 0.86% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.15% 3.25% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £345 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -13.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £330 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £368 £470
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 £30.00 £41.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +16.90%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
195 246 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.03% 26.48% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 111 75
Average daily rate £350 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
WCF
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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 30 July 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (93.10%) .NET
2 26 (89.66%) C#
3 22 (75.86%) SQL Server
4 16 (55.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (51.72%) SQL
6 14 (48.28%) ASP.NET
6 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
6 14 (48.28%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (41.38%) Visual Studio
7 12 (41.38%) T-SQL
8 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
8 11 (37.93%) MVC
9 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (34.48%) XML
9 10 (34.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 9 (31.03%) .NET Framework
11 8 (27.59%) jQuery
11 8 (27.59%) Web Development
11 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (27.59%) IIS
11 8 (27.59%) Windows
11 8 (27.59%) Ajax
11 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (27.59%) TDD
12 7 (24.14%) Scrum
12 7 (24.14%) UML
12 7 (24.14%) OO
12 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
13 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (20.69%) C

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (48.28%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (27.59%) IIS
3 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (10.34%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (10.34%) CMS
5 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) InfoPath
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (75.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (55.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Visual Studio
2 8 (27.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (13.79%) NUnit
3 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
3 4 (13.79%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.34%) Selenium
4 3 (10.34%) JIRA
4 3 (10.34%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) C# Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C# Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (93.10%) .NET
2 14 (48.28%) ASP.NET
3 10 (34.48%) XML
3 10 (34.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 9 (31.03%) .NET Framework
5 8 (27.59%) jQuery
5 8 (27.59%) Ajax
6 6 (20.69%) XSD
7 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (13.79%) SOAP
8 4 (13.79%) Web Services
8 4 (13.79%) WPF
8 4 (13.79%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (10.34%) WF
9 3 (10.34%) Silverlight
9 3 (10.34%) CAML
9 3 (10.34%) XSLT
9 3 (10.34%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) MVC
2 8 (27.59%) Web Development
2 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) TDD
3 7 (24.14%) Scrum
3 7 (24.14%) UML
3 7 (24.14%) OO
4 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.79%) OOD
5 4 (13.79%) SOA
5 4 (13.79%) AOP
5 4 (13.79%) Pair Programming
5 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.79%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (13.79%) Software Architecture
5 4 (13.79%) Multithreading
5 4 (13.79%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (13.79%) BDD
6 3 (10.34%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) C#
2 15 (51.72%) SQL
3 12 (41.38%) T-SQL
4 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.69%) C
5 6 (20.69%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) MCSE
2 4 (13.79%) MCSD
2 4 (13.79%) MCTS
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Sitecore
2 3 (10.34%) Open Text
3 1 (3.45%) Telerik