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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 38 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing WCF 12 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.32% 4.15% 1.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.70% 10.26% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +32.72%
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 £30.00 £43.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +22.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
179 78 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 49.58% 40.41% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 50 30
Average daily rate £315 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -18 7 £325 +2.36% 1
Bath 0 5 £325 - 2
WCF
South West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) C#
3 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
4 10 (52.63%) SQL
4 10 (52.63%) MVC
5 8 (42.11%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET
5 8 (42.11%) XML
6 7 (36.84%) .NET Framework
6 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
6 7 (36.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (31.58%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 6 (31.58%) WPF
7 6 (31.58%) Scrum
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (26.32%) C++
8 5 (26.32%) WF
8 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Task Parallel Library
9 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
9 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
9 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
9 4 (21.05%) Windows
9 4 (21.05%) SOA
10 3 (15.79%) Back Office
10 3 (15.79%) XML Schema

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (42.11%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Summit
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) MSTest
3 1 (5.26%) Moq
General
1 3 (15.79%) Back Office
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) .NET Developer
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
3 4 (21.05%) BizTalk Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior BizTalk Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Junior
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET
2 8 (42.11%) XML
3 7 (36.84%) .NET Framework
3 7 (36.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (31.58%) WPF
4 6 (31.58%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 5 (26.32%) Task Parallel Library
5 5 (26.32%) WF
6 3 (15.79%) LINQ
6 3 (15.79%) jQuery
6 3 (15.79%) XSD
6 3 (15.79%) XSLT
6 3 (15.79%) XML Schema
6 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (15.79%) HTML5
7 2 (10.53%) Web Services
8 1 (5.26%) SOAP
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) DTV
1 1 (5.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) MVC
2 7 (36.84%) Unit Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) SOA
5 3 (15.79%) Database Tuning
6 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.26%) High Availability
7 1 (5.26%) UML
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) ERP
7 1 (5.26%) EAI
7 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) C++
4 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) ESRI
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP