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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 35 39 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.26% 3.39% 4.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.20% 6.70% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -28.57%
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
125 179 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 37.99% 50.56% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 145 51
Average daily rate £373 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.25% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 3 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +84.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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 +3 10 £325 -
WCF
South West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (96.15%) .NET
2 23 (88.46%) C#
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
4 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET
5 13 (50.00%) MVC
6 12 (46.15%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (34.62%) WPF
8 8 (30.77%) Scrum
8 8 (30.77%) Web Services
8 8 (30.77%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
10 4 (15.38%) TDD
10 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (15.38%) XML
10 4 (15.38%) SQL
10 4 (15.38%) WinForms
10 4 (15.38%) SOAP
11 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
11 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
12 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
12 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (3.85%) Project Management
13 1 (3.85%) Workflow

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (46.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Architect
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Development Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Architect
6 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (96.15%) .NET
2 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 9 (34.62%) WPF
4 8 (30.77%) Web Services
5 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
5 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (15.38%) SOAP
6 4 (15.38%) WinForms
6 4 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (3.85%) XHTML
8 1 (3.85%) UDDI
8 1 (3.85%) WSDL
8 1 (3.85%) CSS
8 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET
8 1 (3.85%) Ajax
8 1 (3.85%) HTML
8 1 (3.85%) JSON
8 1 (3.85%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) MVC
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.85%) System Testing
6 1 (3.85%) BDD
6 1 (3.85%) Web Application Development
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Web Development
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) UML
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (88.46%) C#
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft