The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 10 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 1.82% 4.85% 6.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.33% 22.73% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
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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 Solihull region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
12 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 21.82% 21.36% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Average daily rate £290 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £420 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Solihull region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

WCF
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBA

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (50.00%) NHibernate
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft