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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 67 58 68
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 1.26% 0.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.94% 5.56% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £381 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% +12.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £455 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
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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
272 198 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.72% 22.73% 26.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 100 135
Average daily rate £413 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -30.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 2 September 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 25 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (73.33%) C#
3 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 19 (63.33%) SQL
5 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
5 16 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 14 (46.67%) .NET
8 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (40.00%) WPF
9 12 (40.00%) Web Services
9 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (33.33%) XML
10 10 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
11 9 (30.00%) Scrum
11 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (30.00%) Client/Server
11 9 (30.00%) XSD
11 9 (30.00%) RESTful
12 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
12 8 (26.67%) Mobile Computing
12 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
12 8 (26.67%) SOAP
12 8 (26.67%) RAD
12 8 (26.67%) System Testing
12 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
12 8 (26.67%) MVC
12 8 (26.67%) Telerik
13 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SSDT
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (26.67%) SoapUI
2 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 5 (16.67%) Fiddler
4 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
4 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Programmer
3 8 (26.67%) C# Programmer
4 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) WPF Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Sitecore Developer
6 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) Web Services
2 12 (40.00%) WPF
2 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (33.33%) XML
4 9 (30.00%) XSD
4 9 (30.00%) RESTful
5 8 (26.67%) SOAP
6 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.67%) HTML5
8 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
8 2 (6.67%) LINQ
8 2 (6.67%) CSS
8 2 (6.67%) HTML
8 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 2 (6.67%) CSS3
8 2 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
9 1 (3.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 8 (26.67%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
4 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 8 (26.67%) System Testing
4 8 (26.67%) RAD
4 8 (26.67%) MVC
5 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.00%) TDD
6 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) BDD
7 1 (3.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
7 1 (3.33%) Kanban
7 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) C#
2 19 (63.33%) SQL
3 15 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) Telerik
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Sitecore