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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 55 73 65
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.14% 1.08% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.63% 4.53% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £480 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +95.55%

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
142 243 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.20% 23.78% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 168 139
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Median hourly rate £50.50 £36.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.27% +39.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £13.85 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.55 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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
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 24 February 2017.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
3 8 (61.54%) C#
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (38.46%) PaaS
5 5 (38.46%) IaaS
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Web Services
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) CRM
5 5 (38.46%) ERP
5 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (30.77%) MSF
7 3 (23.08%) MSTest
7 3 (23.08%) MVC
8 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (15.38%) XML
8 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 2 (15.38%) SOA
8 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
8 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (15.38%) WPF
8 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
8 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server

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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (38.46%) IaaS
2 5 (38.46%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MSTest
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) .NET Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Azure Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Integration Developer
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Developer
3 5 (38.46%) WCF Developer
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
5 2 (15.38%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Support Officer
5 2 (15.38%) WPF Developer
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# WCF Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 2 (15.38%) WPF
4 2 (15.38%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) CRM
1 5 (38.46%) ERP
2 4 (30.77%) MSF
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (7.69%) Logistics
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) C++
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Sitecore