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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 176 113 97
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -16
Contract jobs citing WCF 81 163 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 1.73% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.76% 7.13% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 116 95
Average daily rate £375 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
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
2156 2285 1996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.53% 24.28% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1447 1319 1079
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 53 63
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £57.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire -5 26 £413 +3.12% 1
Surrey -22 17 £425 +3.03% 11
Berkshire +8 11 £438 +16.66% 13
East Sussex +5 11 £335 +15.51% 2
Kent -12 7 £325 -1.51% 10
Oxfordshire -5 4 £325 -7.14% 4
Middlesex -1 2 £350 -22.22%
Hampshire -4 2 - - 9
West Sussex -4 1 £313 -30.55% 3
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 153 (88.44%) C#
2 151 (87.28%) .NET
3 119 (68.79%) SQL Server
4 89 (51.45%) MVC
5 80 (46.24%) ASP.NET
6 68 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (38.73%) JavaScript
7 67 (38.73%) SQL
8 63 (36.42%) Web Services
8 63 (36.42%) .NET Framework
9 57 (32.95%) TDD
10 51 (29.48%) Microsoft
10 51 (29.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 50 (28.90%) Entity Framework
12 44 (25.43%) CSS
12 44 (25.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 41 (23.70%) jQuery
14 40 (23.12%) Visual Studio
15 39 (22.54%) XML
16 36 (20.81%) HTML
17 33 (19.08%) AngularJS
18 32 (18.50%) SOAP
18 32 (18.50%) Windows
18 32 (18.50%) Finance
19 28 (16.18%) Team Foundation Server
20 27 (15.61%) WPF
21 25 (14.45%) T-SQL
22 23 (13.29%) Unit Testing
22 23 (13.29%) REST
23 21 (12.14%) SOA

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 12 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (4.05%) CMS
2 7 (4.05%) IIS
2 7 (4.05%) Node.js
2 7 (4.05%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (3.47%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.16%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (5.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.31%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.78%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.20%) Network Security
3 6 (3.47%) CTI
4 1 (0.58%) DNS
4 1 (0.58%) Intranet
4 1 (0.58%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.58%) LAN
4 1 (0.58%) WAN
4 1 (0.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (68.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.47%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.47%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.31%) Essbase
9 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.16%) SQLite
11 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (23.12%) Visual Studio
2 28 (16.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (12.14%) NUnit
4 20 (11.56%) Moq
5 10 (5.78%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.78%) MSTest
5 10 (5.78%) Rhino Mocks
6 7 (4.05%) Jasmine
6 7 (4.05%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (4.05%) Subversion
6 7 (4.05%) TeamCity
7 6 (3.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (1.73%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (1.16%) NMock
9 2 (1.16%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.16%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.58%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.58%) Selenium
10 1 (0.58%) XMLUnit
General
1 32 (18.50%) Finance
2 6 (3.47%) Retail
3 4 (2.31%) Banking
4 3 (1.73%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Front Office
6 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 146 (84.39%) Developer
2 92 (53.18%) .NET Developer
3 82 (47.40%) C# Developer
4 54 (31.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 38 (21.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 37 (21.39%) ASP.NET Developer
7 32 (18.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 28 (16.18%) SQL Developer
9 16 (9.25%) Architect
10 15 (8.67%) WPF Developer
11 14 (8.09%) WCF Developer
12 13 (7.51%) SQL Server Developer
12 13 (7.51%) Web Developer
13 12 (6.94%) C# WPF Developer
14 11 (6.36%) .NET Web Developer
14 11 (6.36%) Sitecore Developer
15 10 (5.78%) C# WCF Developer
15 10 (5.78%) Senior Developer
15 10 (5.78%) Software Developer
16 8 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (87.28%) .NET
2 80 (46.24%) ASP.NET
3 63 (36.42%) .NET Framework
3 63 (36.42%) Web Services
4 51 (29.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 50 (28.90%) Entity Framework
6 44 (25.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 44 (25.43%) CSS
7 41 (23.70%) jQuery
8 39 (22.54%) XML
9 36 (20.81%) HTML
10 33 (19.08%) AngularJS
11 32 (18.50%) SOAP
12 27 (15.61%) WPF
13 23 (13.29%) REST
14 17 (9.83%) RESTful
15 16 (9.25%) WinForms
16 14 (8.09%) Ajax
16 14 (8.09%) MSMQ
17 13 (7.51%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
1 12 (6.94%) N-Tier
2 11 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.20%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.89%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.89%) User Experience
5 4 (2.31%) Fintech
6 3 (1.73%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.73%) NHS
6 3 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.16%) Derivative
7 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.16%) W3C
8 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.50%) Windows
2 7 (4.05%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.73%) Android
4 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (51.45%) MVC
2 68 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (32.95%) TDD
4 23 (13.29%) Unit Testing
5 21 (12.14%) SOA
6 19 (10.98%) OO
7 18 (10.40%) CRM
7 18 (10.40%) SDLC
8 17 (9.83%) MVVM
9 14 (8.09%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (6.94%) UML
11 11 (6.36%) BDD
11 11 (6.36%) ERP
11 11 (6.36%) Migration
12 10 (5.78%) Web Application Development
13 9 (5.20%) E-Commerce
13 9 (5.20%) Multithreading
13 9 (5.20%) Scrum
14 8 (4.62%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 153 (88.44%) C#
2 67 (38.73%) JavaScript
2 67 (38.73%) SQL
3 25 (14.45%) T-SQL
4 12 (6.94%) C++
5 7 (4.05%) XAML
6 6 (3.47%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.47%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.47%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.31%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.16%) Java
8 2 (1.16%) Ruby
8 2 (1.16%) VB
9 1 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.73%) MCTS
5 2 (1.16%) Degree
6 1 (0.58%) MCAD
6 1 (0.58%) MCP
6 1 (0.58%) MCSD
Systems Management
1 6 (3.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 51 (29.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.67%) Sitecore
3 13 (7.51%) Oracle
4 5 (2.89%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.31%) Hyperion
5 4 (2.31%) IBM
5 4 (2.31%) JD Edwards
6 3 (1.73%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.58%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.58%) NICE Systems
7 1 (0.58%) Serena
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