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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 68 69 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 0.34% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.46% 1.42% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Average daily rate £438 £406 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £371 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
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
231 212 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.45% 24.20% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 129 140
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) Web Services
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (53.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (53.85%) CRM
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) ERP
4 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (23.08%) MVC
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) TDD
6 3 (23.08%) RESTful
7 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
7 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
7 2 (15.38%) User Experience
7 2 (15.38%) WF
7 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
7 2 (15.38%) Workflow
7 2 (15.38%) Contact Management
8 1 (7.69%) CMS
8 1 (7.69%) NUnit
8 1 (7.69%) SOA
8 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 1 (7.69%) MS Excel

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 1 (7.69%) Moq
1 1 (7.69%) MSTest
1 1 (7.69%) NUnit
1 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Developer
3 5 (38.46%) .NET Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Architect
5 3 (23.08%) Azure Developer
6 2 (15.38%) .NET Architect
6 2 (15.38%) CRM Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
6 2 (15.38%) WCF Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
7 1 (7.69%) C# Architect
7 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Integration Architect
7 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Web Architect
7 1 (7.69%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (23.08%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) WF
6 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) jQuery
6 1 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (7.69%) StructureMap
6 1 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) CRM
2 5 (38.46%) ERP
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Contact Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) CQRS
5 1 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
5 1 (7.69%) MSF
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.69%) Xamarin