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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 40 42 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.58% 1.19% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.57% 5.06% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £330 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £330 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £330 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% -0.62%
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
137 79 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 39.26% 23.51% 41.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 50 53
Average daily rate £350 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £383 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Average hourly rate £46.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+190.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 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 +12 6 £335 - 1
Taunton - - - - 9
WCF
South West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (95.45%) C#
3 17 (77.27%) SQL Server
4 12 (54.55%) MVC
4 12 (54.55%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (54.55%) ASP.NET
5 11 (50.00%) SQL
6 8 (36.36%) XML
7 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
9 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
10 4 (18.18%) WinForms
10 4 (18.18%) Web Services
11 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
11 3 (13.64%) VB
11 3 (13.64%) Project Management
11 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
12 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (9.09%) Silverlight
12 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (9.09%) MVVM
13 1 (4.55%) REST
13 1 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (54.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (77.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 14 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 10 (45.45%) Senior Developer
3 10 (45.45%) Senior .NET Developer
4 8 (36.36%) BizTalk Developer
5 5 (22.73%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 4 (18.18%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# Application Developer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 8 (36.36%) XML
4 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
5 4 (18.18%) WinForms
5 4 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) Silverlight
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.55%) REST
7 1 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (4.55%) HTML5
7 1 (4.55%) LINQ
7 1 (4.55%) WPF
7 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) MVC
2 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
4 2 (9.09%) MVVM
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
5 1 (4.55%) Document Management
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
4 3 (13.64%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) XAML
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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