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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 84 65 82
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs citing WCF 191 235 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.05% 2.65% 2.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.24% 10.27% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 145 114
Average daily rate
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£363 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £36.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 - £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 - £116.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +15.27%
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
2319 2289 2325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.94% 25.84% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1286 1193
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 63 79
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 1 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

WCF Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 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 +15 38 £375 +7.14% 7
Berkshire +21 36 £375 +7.14% 18
Hampshire -66 26 £373 +6.42% 16
East Sussex +15 23 £350 - 4
Oxfordshire +6 20 £250 -28.57% 7
Buckinghamshire -32 19 £400 +3.22% 4
Kent 0 17 £275 -15.38% 5
West Sussex +9 11 £333 - 5
Middlesex 0 1 - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 325 (94.20%) .NET
2 308 (89.28%) C#
3 230 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 188 (54.49%) ASP.NET
5 172 (49.86%) MVC
6 139 (40.29%) SQL
7 126 (36.52%) JavaScript
7 126 (36.52%) Scrum
7 126 (36.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 123 (35.65%) Visual Studio
9 119 (34.49%) XML
10 112 (32.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 97 (28.12%) WPF
11 97 (28.12%) Web Services
12 95 (27.54%) Windows
12 95 (27.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 90 (26.09%) Microsoft
14 88 (25.51%) .NET Framework
14 88 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
15 84 (24.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 73 (21.16%) HTML
17 71 (20.58%) TDD
18 68 (19.71%) jQuery
19 62 (17.97%) Finance
20 61 (17.68%) CSS
20 61 (17.68%) REST
21 58 (16.81%) VB.NET
21 58 (16.81%) LINQ
22 51 (14.78%) XSLT
23 48 (13.91%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 41 (11.88%) BizTalk Server
2 37 (10.72%) SharePoint
3 28 (8.12%) IIS
4 12 (3.48%) CMS
4 12 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (2.03%) Node.js
7 7 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.58%) Papyrus
9 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (5.80%) MS Office
2 19 (5.51%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.87%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.58%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.58%) Exstream
4 1 (0.29%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.67%) Office 365
3 10 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.16%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.87%) DNS
1 3 (0.87%) Internet
2 2 (0.58%) SSL
2 2 (0.58%) HTTP
2 2 (0.58%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.29%) LAN
3 1 (0.29%) FTP
3 1 (0.29%) SSH
3 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 112 (32.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (10.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (7.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (5.51%) Oracle Database
7 15 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (4.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.61%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (2.32%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.45%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.45%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.45%) MySQL
12 5 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.87%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.58%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
15 1 (0.29%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 126 (36.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 123 (35.65%) Visual Studio
3 30 (8.70%) NUnit
4 16 (4.64%) Selenium
5 14 (4.06%) SpecFlow
6 11 (3.19%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.19%) Subversion
7 9 (2.61%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.74%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.74%) JIRA
9 5 (1.45%) MSBuild
9 5 (1.45%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.45%) StyleCop
9 5 (1.45%) Moq
10 4 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.87%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.58%) MSI
12 2 (0.58%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.58%) WiX
General
1 62 (17.97%) Finance
2 9 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.32%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.32%) Marketing
4 6 (1.74%) Publishing
5 5 (1.45%) Advertising
6 4 (1.16%) Electronics
7 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.87%) Banking
7 3 (0.87%) Retail
8 2 (0.58%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 277 (80.29%) Developer
2 156 (45.22%) .NET Developer
3 99 (28.70%) C# Developer
4 78 (22.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (10.72%) ASP.NET Developer
6 33 (9.57%) Web Developer
6 33 (9.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (8.99%) Software Engineer
8 30 (8.70%) Senior Developer
9 26 (7.54%) Software Developer
10 23 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
11 22 (6.38%) Analyst
12 21 (6.09%) BizTalk Developer
13 19 (5.51%) Test Analyst
14 15 (4.35%) Test Engineer
14 15 (4.35%) Agile .NET Developer
15 14 (4.06%) Agile C# Developer
16 13 (3.77%) Applications Developer
16 13 (3.77%) Senior .NET Developer
17 12 (3.48%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (94.20%) .NET
2 188 (54.49%) ASP.NET
3 119 (34.49%) XML
4 97 (28.12%) Web Services
4 97 (28.12%) WPF
5 95 (27.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 88 (25.51%) .NET Framework
7 84 (24.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 73 (21.16%) HTML
9 68 (19.71%) jQuery
10 61 (17.68%) REST
10 61 (17.68%) CSS
11 58 (16.81%) LINQ
12 51 (14.78%) XSLT
13 42 (12.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 39 (11.30%) SOAP
15 28 (8.12%) Ajax
16 24 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web API
17 23 (6.67%) WF
18 21 (6.09%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.25%) N-Tier
2 11 (3.19%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.32%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.03%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (1.74%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.45%) GIS
6 5 (1.45%) Open Source
6 5 (1.45%) EPoS
6 5 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.16%) DTV
8 3 (0.87%) Blog
9 2 (0.58%) iSeries
9 2 (0.58%) Social Media
9 2 (0.58%) W3C
9 2 (0.58%) CESG
9 2 (0.58%) Streaming Media
10 1 (0.29%) Statistics
10 1 (0.29%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.29%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 95 (27.54%) Windows
2 21 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.58%) Android
6 1 (0.29%) UNIX
6 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (49.86%) MVC
2 126 (36.52%) Scrum
3 88 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (20.58%) TDD
5 47 (13.62%) Software Engineering
6 45 (13.04%) SOA
6 45 (13.04%) OO
7 44 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (10.72%) BDD
9 33 (9.57%) Automated Testing
10 28 (8.12%) Unit Testing
11 25 (7.25%) Workflow
12 24 (6.96%) CRM
13 21 (6.09%) Content Management
13 21 (6.09%) DevOps
14 18 (5.22%) Software Testing
15 17 (4.93%) Web Development
15 17 (4.93%) Configuration Management
16 16 (4.64%) E-Commerce
16 16 (4.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 308 (89.28%) C#
2 139 (40.29%) SQL
3 126 (36.52%) JavaScript
4 58 (16.81%) VB.NET
5 48 (13.91%) T-SQL
6 14 (4.06%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.77%) Python
8 10 (2.90%) VB
8 10 (2.90%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.32%) PHP
10 7 (2.03%) Java
10 7 (2.03%) VB6
11 6 (1.74%) C
12 4 (1.16%) C++
12 4 (1.16%) VBA
12 4 (1.16%) VBScript
13 2 (0.58%) XAML
13 2 (0.58%) Perl
13 2 (0.58%) Ruby
13 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.93%) SC Cleared
2 17 (4.93%) ISEB
3 13 (3.77%) Degree
4 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.58%) MCTS
5 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) MCSD
6 1 (0.29%) MCSE
6 1 (0.29%) PhD
6 1 (0.29%) MCITP
6 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.83%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.61%) SCCM
3 2 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 90 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.99%) Oracle
3 12 (3.48%) Telerik
4 8 (2.32%) DevExpress
5 5 (1.45%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.16%) SAP
6 4 (1.16%) Informatica
6 4 (1.16%) Open Text
7 3 (0.87%) Ektron
8 2 (0.58%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.58%) Serena
8 2 (0.58%) IBM
8 2 (0.58%) Adobe
8 2 (0.58%) HP
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.29%) ESRI
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