The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 80 66 78
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing WCF 194 242 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.12% 2.76% 2.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.67% 10.68% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 150 120
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £36.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 - £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 - £116.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
WCF
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2237 2265 2475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.45% 25.84% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1286 1235
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 60 77
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £17.04 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
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 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Surrey +11 42 £375 +5.63% 11
Berkshire +20 34 £381 +8.92% 14
East Sussex +16 29 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire -30 23 £400 -5.88% 9
Hampshire -58 21 £363 +3.57% 21
Oxfordshire +2 19 £250 -28.57% 8
Kent -2 16 £275 -21.42% 11
West Sussex +7 10 £344 - 3
Middlesex - - - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 329 (92.68%) .NET
2 322 (90.70%) C#
3 229 (64.51%) SQL Server
4 183 (51.55%) ASP.NET
4 183 (51.55%) MVC
5 182 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
6 134 (37.75%) JavaScript
7 132 (37.18%) SQL
8 130 (36.62%) Scrum
9 125 (35.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 117 (32.96%) Visual Studio
11 112 (31.55%) XML
12 107 (30.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 103 (29.01%) WPF
14 98 (27.61%) Web Services
15 95 (26.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 89 (25.07%) .NET Framework
17 88 (24.79%) Windows
18 85 (23.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 84 (23.66%) Microsoft
20 78 (21.97%) TDD
21 77 (21.69%) HTML
22 73 (20.56%) jQuery
23 63 (17.75%) CSS
24 62 (17.46%) REST
25 61 (17.18%) Finance
26 57 (16.06%) VB.NET
26 57 (16.06%) LINQ
27 53 (14.93%) OO
28 49 (13.80%) Continuous Integration

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 39 (10.99%) BizTalk Server
2 32 (9.01%) SharePoint
3 31 (8.73%) IIS
4 12 (3.38%) CMS
4 12 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (3.10%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (2.25%) Node.js
7 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.56%) Papyrus
10 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.56%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.56%) Exstream
4 1 (0.28%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.48%) Office 365
3 10 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.97%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.41%) Internet
2 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.85%) DNS
2 3 (0.85%) HTTP
3 2 (0.56%) SSH
3 2 (0.56%) SSL
3 2 (0.56%) FTP
3 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.28%) LAN
4 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (64.51%) SQL Server
2 107 (30.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (9.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (5.63%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (2.25%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.69%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.69%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.41%) MySQL
12 3 (0.85%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 125 (35.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 117 (32.96%) Visual Studio
3 31 (8.73%) NUnit
4 20 (5.63%) Selenium
5 16 (4.51%) SpecFlow
6 12 (3.38%) Jenkins
7 11 (3.10%) TeamCity
7 11 (3.10%) Subversion
8 9 (2.54%) Git (software)
9 7 (1.97%) MSBuild
10 6 (1.69%) JIRA
10 6 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.41%) Moq
11 5 (1.41%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.41%) StyleCop
12 3 (0.85%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.56%) MSI
13 2 (0.56%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.56%) WiX
General
1 61 (17.18%) Finance
2 10 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.54%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.54%) Marketing
4 6 (1.69%) Publishing
5 5 (1.41%) Electronics
5 5 (1.41%) Advertising
6 3 (0.85%) Retail
7 2 (0.56%) Banking
7 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 283 (79.72%) Developer
2 162 (45.63%) .NET Developer
3 100 (28.17%) C# Developer
4 80 (22.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (10.70%) Web Developer
5 38 (10.70%) ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (9.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 30 (8.45%) Software Engineer
8 24 (6.76%) Software Developer
8 24 (6.76%) Senior Developer
9 21 (5.92%) Analyst
10 20 (5.63%) VB.NET Developer
11 18 (5.07%) Test Analyst
12 16 (4.51%) BizTalk Developer
13 15 (4.23%) Test Engineer
14 14 (3.94%) Applications Developer
15 13 (3.66%) Agile .NET Developer
15 13 (3.66%) Agile C# Developer
16 11 (3.10%) Consultant
16 11 (3.10%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (92.68%) .NET
2 183 (51.55%) ASP.NET
3 112 (31.55%) XML
4 103 (29.01%) WPF
5 98 (27.61%) Web Services
6 95 (26.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 89 (25.07%) .NET Framework
8 85 (23.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 77 (21.69%) HTML
10 73 (20.56%) jQuery
11 63 (17.75%) CSS
12 62 (17.46%) REST
13 57 (16.06%) LINQ
14 45 (12.68%) XSLT
15 42 (11.83%) SOAP
15 42 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 28 (7.89%) Ajax
17 27 (7.61%) KnockoutJS
18 22 (6.20%) AngularJS
19 21 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (7.32%) N-Tier
3 14 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.25%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (1.97%) EPoS
7 6 (1.69%) GIS
7 6 (1.69%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.41%) Open Source
8 5 (1.41%) DTV
9 3 (0.85%) Social Media
9 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.85%) Blog
10 2 (0.56%) Streaming Media
10 2 (0.56%) W3C
10 2 (0.56%) iSeries
11 1 (0.28%) iPad
11 1 (0.28%) Clustering
11 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 88 (24.79%) Windows
2 21 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.28%) UNIX
6 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (51.55%) MVC
2 182 (51.27%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (36.62%) Scrum
4 78 (21.97%) TDD
5 53 (14.93%) OO
6 49 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (13.52%) Software Engineering
8 43 (12.11%) SOA
9 39 (10.99%) BDD
10 34 (9.58%) Automated Testing
11 29 (8.17%) Unit Testing
12 22 (6.20%) DevOps
12 22 (6.20%) Workflow
13 21 (5.92%) Content Management
14 20 (5.63%) Configuration Management
14 20 (5.63%) CRM
15 17 (4.79%) OOD
15 17 (4.79%) Software Testing
16 16 (4.51%) E-Commerce
16 16 (4.51%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 322 (90.70%) C#
2 134 (37.75%) JavaScript
3 132 (37.18%) SQL
4 57 (16.06%) VB.NET
5 42 (11.83%) T-SQL
6 18 (5.07%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.66%) Python
8 12 (3.38%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.82%) VB
10 8 (2.25%) PHP
11 7 (1.97%) Java
11 7 (1.97%) VB6
12 6 (1.69%) C
12 6 (1.69%) VBScript
13 4 (1.13%) VBA
13 4 (1.13%) C++
14 3 (0.85%) XAML
15 2 (0.56%) Ruby
15 2 (0.56%) Perl
15 2 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (5.35%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.51%) Degree
2 16 (4.51%) ISEB
3 15 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.56%) MCTS
6 1 (0.28%) PhD
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
6 1 (0.28%) MCSD
6 1 (0.28%) MCITP
6 1 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (2.82%) SCCM
3 2 (0.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 84 (23.66%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.70%) Oracle
3 12 (3.38%) Telerik
4 8 (2.25%) DevExpress
5 5 (1.41%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.41%) SAP
6 4 (1.13%) Informatica
6 4 (1.13%) Open Text
7 3 (0.85%) Ektron
8 2 (0.56%) Adobe
8 2 (0.56%) HP
8 2 (0.56%) IBM
8 2 (0.56%) Serena
8 2 (0.56%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.28%) Twitter
9 1 (0.28%) Sencha
9 1 (0.28%) ESRI
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
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