The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Somerset region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 47 42 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.65% 1.46% 1.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.54% 4.00% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate £330 £294 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% -34.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
82 75 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 19.29% 36.59% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 45 40
Average daily rate £338 £310 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
South West

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bath -6 3 £350 +47.36%
Taunton - - - -
WCF
South West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (88.24%) C#
2 15 (88.24%) XML
2 15 (88.24%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (82.35%) ASP.NET
4 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
5 12 (70.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (64.71%) SQL
6 11 (64.71%) MVC
6 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (64.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (47.06%) VB.NET
9 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
10 3 (17.65%) XSLT
10 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
10 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 3 (17.65%) SOA
11 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
11 2 (11.76%) HTML
11 2 (11.76%) Windows
11 2 (11.76%) XSD
11 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
11 2 (11.76%) HTML5
12 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (5.88%) High Availability
12 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (5.88%) SOAP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 15 (88.24%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (64.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (64.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 13 (76.47%) BizTalk Developer
3 9 (52.94%) .NET Developer
4 8 (47.06%) Senior BizTalk Developer
4 8 (47.06%) Senior Developer
4 8 (47.06%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Architect
6 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (88.24%) XML
3 14 (82.35%) ASP.NET
4 3 (17.65%) XSLT
5 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
5 2 (11.76%) HTML
5 2 (11.76%) XSD
5 2 (11.76%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.88%) SOAP
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) SOA
4 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) EAI
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle