The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 26 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing WCF 18 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.71% 3.43% 1.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.95% 8.08% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £389 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £598 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
WCF
South West

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 Somerset region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
129 99 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 40.95% 42.49% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 47
Average daily rate £325 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Average hourly rate £46.50 £30.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.21% -23.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath +7 4 £313 -23.78% 1
Taunton - 1 - - 3
WCF
South West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (95.24%) C#
3 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 12 (57.14%) SQL
5 11 (52.38%) MVC
6 10 (47.62%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
7 9 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (42.86%) XML
8 7 (33.33%) Windows
9 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
10 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
10 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
10 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (19.05%) Web Services
11 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 3 (14.29%) WinForms
12 3 (14.29%) VB
13 2 (9.52%) HTML
13 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
13 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
13 2 (9.52%) Project Management
13 2 (9.52%) Workflow
13 2 (9.52%) Migration
13 2 (9.52%) Scrum
13 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (9.52%) TDD

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (47.62%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 13 (61.90%) .NET Developer
3 10 (47.62%) Senior Developer
3 10 (47.62%) Senior .NET Developer
4 7 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
5 5 (23.81%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 4 (19.05%) Applications Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Programmer
7 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (4.76%) C# Application Developer
8 1 (4.76%) .NET Applications Developer
8 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
8 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 9 (42.86%) XML
4 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
6 3 (14.29%) WinForms
7 2 (9.52%) HTML
7 2 (9.52%) WF
8 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (4.76%) REST
8 1 (4.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 1 (4.76%) Silverlight
8 1 (4.76%) LINQ
8 1 (4.76%) WPF
8 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (4.76%) HTML5
8 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) MVC
2 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Scrum
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) TDD
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
3 2 (9.52%) MVVM
3 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Document Management
4 1 (4.76%) SOA
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) C#
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) VB.NET
4 3 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) XAML
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle