The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 South East 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 91 84 123
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +39
Contract jobs citing WCF 187 176 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.93% 2.10% 1.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.33% 8.83% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 111 84
Average daily rate £380 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £277 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 - £42.50
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2244 1994 2366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.17% 23.83% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1033 1183
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 133 107
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.00 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
England

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the South East region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the South East

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the South East region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the South East 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
Surrey +29 96 £380 +8.57% 25
Berkshire -32 24 £350 -6.66% 18
Buckinghamshire -24 19 £380 +16.92% 5
Thames Valley - 11 £450 -
Hampshire -45 10 £325 -8.45% 18
West Sussex +4 9 £400 +29.03%
East Sussex - 7 £425 - 6
Kent +2 5 £250 -12.58% 6
Oxfordshire 0 5 £350 -22.22% 10
Middlesex - - - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 312 (92.58%) .NET
2 288 (85.46%) C#
3 205 (60.83%) SQL Server
4 158 (46.88%) ASP.NET
5 146 (43.32%) SQL
6 135 (40.06%) XML
7 132 (39.17%) Visual Studio
8 128 (37.98%) Scrum
9 126 (37.39%) MVC
10 119 (35.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 115 (34.12%) Windows
12 103 (30.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 101 (29.97%) WPF
14 99 (29.38%) Microsoft
15 96 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
16 88 (26.11%) JavaScript
17 82 (24.33%) Web Services
18 80 (23.74%) .NET Framework
19 67 (19.88%) TDD
19 67 (19.88%) HTML
20 66 (19.58%) SOA
20 66 (19.58%) jQuery
21 64 (18.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
22 63 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC
23 62 (18.40%) Finance
24 59 (17.51%) LINQ
25 58 (17.21%) SharePoint
25 58 (17.21%) OO
26 56 (16.62%) BizTalk Server
27 52 (15.43%) Software Engineering

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 58 (17.21%) SharePoint
2 56 (16.62%) BizTalk Server
3 39 (11.57%) IIS
4 18 (5.34%) CMS
5 17 (5.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (3.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.78%) Node.js
8 6 (1.78%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.48%) Kentico
10 3 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.59%) Papyrus
11 2 (0.59%) Commerce Server 2007
11 2 (0.59%) Commerce Server
11 2 (0.59%) MTS
11 2 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.30%) SAS
12 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.30%) ArcIMS
12 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (9.20%) MS Office
2 24 (7.12%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 32 (9.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Exstream
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.45%) Office 365
3 7 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.19%) SSL
2 3 (0.89%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.89%) DNS
3 1 (0.30%) LAN
3 1 (0.30%) VoIP
3 1 (0.30%) CTI
3 1 (0.30%) Intranet
3 1 (0.30%) DSL
3 1 (0.30%) FTP
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) SSH
3 1 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (60.83%) SQL Server
2 119 (35.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (14.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (7.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (6.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (4.15%) Oracle Database
8 13 (3.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.48%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.48%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.89%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.59%) Big Data
15 1 (0.30%) OLAP
15 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
15 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 132 (39.17%) Visual Studio
2 103 (30.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (8.31%) NUnit
4 11 (3.26%) Selenium
4 11 (3.26%) SpecFlow
5 7 (2.08%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.48%) MSI
6 5 (1.48%) WiX
6 5 (1.48%) MSTest
7 4 (1.19%) Moq
7 4 (1.19%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.19%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.59%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.59%) WatiN
9 2 (0.59%) Subversion
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.30%) XMLSpy
10 1 (0.30%) Bower
10 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (18.40%) Finance
2 11 (3.26%) Marketing
3 8 (2.37%) Retail
4 7 (2.08%) Publishing
4 7 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.48%) Banking
5 5 (1.48%) Advertising
6 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.89%) Legal
7 3 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.59%) Military
8 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.59%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 243 (72.11%) Developer
2 130 (38.58%) .NET Developer
3 69 (20.47%) C# Developer
4 45 (13.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (9.50%) Software Engineer
6 30 (8.90%) Analyst
7 28 (8.31%) BizTalk Developer
8 27 (8.01%) Software Developer
9 26 (7.72%) VB.NET Developer
9 26 (7.72%) ASP.NET Developer
10 25 (7.42%) Test Analyst
11 24 (7.12%) Senior Developer
12 17 (5.04%) Test Engineer
12 17 (5.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (4.75%) Architect
14 15 (4.45%) QA Analyst
14 15 (4.45%) Agile .NET Developer
14 15 (4.45%) Agile C# Developer
15 14 (4.15%) Senior .NET Developer
15 14 (4.15%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (92.58%) .NET
2 158 (46.88%) ASP.NET
3 135 (40.06%) XML
4 101 (29.97%) WPF
5 82 (24.33%) Web Services
6 80 (23.74%) .NET Framework
7 67 (19.88%) HTML
8 66 (19.58%) jQuery
9 64 (18.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 63 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 59 (17.51%) LINQ
12 50 (14.84%) REST
13 46 (13.65%) CSS
14 45 (13.35%) XSLT
15 43 (12.76%) SOAP
16 34 (10.09%) WF
17 24 (7.12%) Ajax
17 24 (7.12%) AppFabric
18 22 (6.53%) HTML5
18 22 (6.53%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.64%) N-Tier
2 15 (4.45%) Client/Server
2 15 (4.45%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.37%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (2.08%) EPoS
6 5 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.19%) Blog
8 2 (0.59%) CESG
8 2 (0.59%) Clustering
8 2 (0.59%) VLE
8 2 (0.59%) Statistics
8 2 (0.59%) GIS
9 1 (0.30%) DTV
9 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.30%) BBC
9 1 (0.30%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.30%) Open Source
9 1 (0.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 115 (34.12%) Windows
2 19 (5.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.89%) Linux
6 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (37.98%) Scrum
2 126 (37.39%) MVC
3 96 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (19.88%) TDD
5 66 (19.58%) SOA
6 58 (17.21%) OO
7 52 (15.43%) Software Engineering
8 46 (13.65%) Automated Testing
9 40 (11.87%) Workflow
10 34 (10.09%) BDD
11 33 (9.79%) CRM
12 27 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (6.82%) Unit Testing
14 21 (6.23%) Software Testing
15 17 (5.04%) Web Development
15 17 (5.04%) Content Management
16 15 (4.45%) OOD
16 15 (4.45%) OOP
17 13 (3.86%) Configuration Management
17 13 (3.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 288 (85.46%) C#
2 146 (43.32%) SQL
3 88 (26.11%) JavaScript
4 46 (13.65%) T-SQL
5 41 (12.17%) VB.NET
6 19 (5.64%) C++
7 13 (3.86%) C
8 10 (2.97%) VB
9 9 (2.67%) VB6
10 8 (2.37%) Python
11 7 (2.08%) VBA
11 7 (2.08%) Java
12 6 (1.78%) PHP
13 5 (1.48%) XAML
14 4 (1.19%) VBScript
15 3 (0.89%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.59%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 1 (0.30%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (5.64%) Degree
1 19 (5.64%) ISEB
2 12 (3.56%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.19%) MCTS
5 4 (1.19%) MCSE
5 4 (1.19%) MCSD
6 3 (0.89%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.09%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.37%) SCCM
3 4 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 99 (29.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.45%) Oracle
3 9 (2.67%) Ektron
4 4 (1.19%) Remedy
5 3 (0.89%) VMware
5 3 (0.89%) Serena
5 3 (0.89%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.59%) DevExpress
6 2 (0.59%) Blackboard
6 2 (0.59%) HP
6 2 (0.59%) Adobe
7 1 (0.30%) SAP
7 1 (0.30%) ESRI
7 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.30%) Mercator
7 1 (0.30%) Zend
7 1 (0.30%) Kofax
7 1 (0.30%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.30%) Open Text
7 1 (0.30%) Telerik
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £370 - £420 per annum + rolling extension
Posted: 25 days ago