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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 43 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.47% 6.28% 3.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.36% 14.58% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 1
Average daily rate
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£316 £365 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.35% +32.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +13.88%
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
149 96 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 43.82% 43.05% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 69 30
Average daily rate £315 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +60.00%
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 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 20 August 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -18 3 £325 +2.36% 1
WCF
South West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (85.00%) C#
3 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (50.00%) MVC
5 8 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (40.00%) XML
5 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
6 7 (35.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (30.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 6 (30.00%) WPF
7 6 (30.00%) WF
7 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (30.00%) Scrum
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (25.00%) C++
8 5 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) Task Parallel Library
8 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (20.00%) SOA
9 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
9 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 3 (15.00%) XSD

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Summit
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) MSTest
4 1 (5.00%) Moq
General
1 3 (15.00%) Back Office
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
2 11 (55.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior BizTalk Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Programmer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (40.00%) XML
3 7 (35.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (35.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (30.00%) WPF
4 6 (30.00%) WF
4 6 (30.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 5 (25.00%) Task Parallel Library
6 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (15.00%) HTML5
6 3 (15.00%) LINQ
6 3 (15.00%) jQuery
6 3 (15.00%) XSD
6 3 (15.00%) XSLT
6 3 (15.00%) XML Schema
6 3 (15.00%) HTML
6 3 (15.00%) Web Services
7 1 (5.00%) SOAP
7 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.00%) DTV
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) MVC
2 8 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (20.00%) SOA
5 3 (15.00%) Database Tuning
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) ERP
7 1 (5.00%) EAI
7 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.00%) High Availability
7 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
7 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) C#
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) ESRI
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) SAP