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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 132 95 84
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -11
Contract jobs citing WCF 143 181 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.42% 1.86% 2.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.03% 8.02% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 135 115
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £320 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +17.77%
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
2372 2257 2049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.57% 23.18% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1301 1067
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 136
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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
Buckinghamshire +11 28 £350 -7.89% 4
Berkshire +8 22 £331 -5.35% 14
Oxfordshire -1 19 £401 +14.64% 23
East Sussex +7 18 £300 -29.41% 8
West Sussex -9 15 £425 +6.25% 3
Surrey -49 15 £400 +6.66% 15
Kent +2 13 £315 +26.00% 11
Hampshire -6 12 £375 +15.38% 15
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 278 (90.55%) .NET
2 269 (87.62%) C#
3 167 (54.40%) ASP.NET
4 151 (49.19%) SQL Server
5 134 (43.65%) MVC
6 133 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
7 125 (40.72%) JavaScript
8 120 (39.09%) Web Services
9 105 (34.20%) CSS
10 100 (32.57%) SQL
11 93 (30.29%) HTML
12 88 (28.66%) .NET Framework
12 88 (28.66%) jQuery
13 85 (27.69%) Scrum
14 82 (26.71%) Visual Studio
15 77 (25.08%) TDD
16 72 (23.45%) XML
17 70 (22.80%) Microsoft
18 67 (21.82%) WPF
19 64 (20.85%) ASP.NET MVC
20 63 (20.52%) Entity Framework
21 53 (17.26%) SOA
22 50 (16.29%) T-SQL
23 44 (14.33%) Team Foundation Server
24 42 (13.68%) Oracle
24 42 (13.68%) OO
25 41 (13.36%) NUnit
25 41 (13.36%) AngularJS
26 36 (11.73%) SharePoint
27 35 (11.40%) Finance

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 36 (11.73%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.49%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (6.51%) CMS
4 18 (5.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (5.21%) IIS
6 14 (4.56%) Kentico
7 6 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.65%) Mule
10 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.65%) Node.js
11 1 (0.33%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.33%) Zimbra
11 1 (0.33%) Facebook Platform
11 1 (0.33%) Immediacy CMS
11 1 (0.33%) DNN
Applications
1 22 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.95%) MS Office
3 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (6.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) SaaS
3 1 (0.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.63%) Internet
2 3 (0.98%) HTTP
3 2 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.65%) DNS
3 2 (0.65%) SSL
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
4 1 (0.33%) FTP
4 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.33%) VPN
4 1 (0.33%) 802.15
4 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.33%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.33%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (49.19%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (7.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.93%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.30%) MySQL
8 4 (1.30%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.65%) SQLite
11 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 82 (26.71%) Visual Studio
2 44 (14.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 41 (13.36%) NUnit
4 14 (4.56%) Selenium
5 12 (3.91%) StyleCop
6 7 (2.28%) MSTest
6 7 (2.28%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.28%) Subversion
6 7 (2.28%) Toad
7 6 (1.95%) JIRA
7 6 (1.95%) Fiddler
8 5 (1.63%) SoapUI
8 5 (1.63%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.30%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.98%) NetAdvantage
10 3 (0.98%) Moq
11 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 35 (11.40%) Finance
2 14 (4.56%) Publishing
3 10 (3.26%) Marketing
4 4 (1.30%) Advertising
5 3 (0.98%) Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 253 (82.41%) Developer
2 133 (43.32%) .NET Developer
3 81 (26.38%) C# Developer
4 57 (18.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (10.75%) Senior Developer
6 28 (9.12%) Web Developer
7 25 (8.14%) ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (6.19%) WPF Developer
9 18 (5.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (4.56%) SharePoint Developer
11 13 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
11 13 (4.23%) Architect
12 10 (3.26%) Software Developer
12 10 (3.26%) Senior SharePoint Developer
12 10 (3.26%) Agile .NET Developer
13 9 (2.93%) Analyst
14 8 (2.61%) Senior C# Developer
14 8 (2.61%) CRM Developer
15 7 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 7 (2.28%) BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (90.55%) .NET
2 167 (54.40%) ASP.NET
3 120 (39.09%) Web Services
4 105 (34.20%) CSS
5 93 (30.29%) HTML
6 88 (28.66%) .NET Framework
6 88 (28.66%) jQuery
7 72 (23.45%) XML
8 67 (21.82%) WPF
9 64 (20.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 63 (20.52%) Entity Framework
11 41 (13.36%) AngularJS
12 31 (10.10%) ASP.NET Web API
12 31 (10.10%) HTML5
12 31 (10.10%) KnockoutJS
13 30 (9.77%) Ajax
14 28 (9.12%) LINQ
15 25 (8.14%) SOAP
16 23 (7.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 22 (7.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.23%) Client/Server
3 12 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.26%) Visualisation
6 9 (2.93%) Social Media
6 9 (2.93%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.61%) Inversion of Control
8 6 (1.95%) Open Source
9 5 (1.63%) CMDB
9 5 (1.63%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.30%) EPoS
10 4 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.98%) Blog
11 3 (0.98%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.33%) Google Search Appliance
12 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.14%) Windows
2 4 (1.30%) Linux
3 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.65%) Windows Phone
4 2 (0.65%) Android
5 1 (0.33%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (43.65%) MVC
2 133 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (27.69%) Scrum
4 77 (25.08%) TDD
5 53 (17.26%) SOA
6 42 (13.68%) OO
7 32 (10.42%) MVVM
8 26 (8.47%) CRM
8 26 (8.47%) Automated Testing
9 25 (8.14%) OOD
10 22 (7.17%) Unit Testing
11 19 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (5.86%) BDD
12 18 (5.86%) Workflow
13 13 (4.23%) OOP
14 12 (3.91%) Domain-Driven Design
14 12 (3.91%) Dependency Injection
15 10 (3.26%) Web Development
15 10 (3.26%) Configuration Management
15 10 (3.26%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 269 (87.62%) C#
2 125 (40.72%) JavaScript
3 100 (32.57%) SQL
4 50 (16.29%) T-SQL
5 19 (6.19%) VB.NET
5 19 (6.19%) PowerShell
6 13 (4.23%) PHP
7 11 (3.58%) VB
8 10 (3.26%) VB6
9 9 (2.93%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.93%) Java
10 7 (2.28%) XAML
11 5 (1.63%) C++
12 2 (0.65%) C
12 2 (0.65%) Python
12 2 (0.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (0.65%) Ruby
13 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.33%) VBA
13 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.23%) Degree
4 8 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.30%) MCTS
6 1 (0.33%) MCPD
6 1 (0.33%) MCAD
6 1 (0.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.95%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.33%) Firmware
1 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (1.95%) Puppet
1 6 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
2 1 (0.33%) Nagios
2 1 (0.33%) AppManager
2 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 70 (22.80%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.68%) Oracle
3 7 (2.28%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.63%) Google
5 4 (1.30%) Ektron
5 4 (1.30%) Facebook
5 4 (1.30%) Twitter
6 3 (0.98%) Infragistics
6 3 (0.98%) Adobe
7 2 (0.65%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.65%) Remedy
8 1 (0.33%) Assembla
8 1 (0.33%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.33%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.33%) Sybase
8 1 (0.33%) HP
8 1 (0.33%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.33%) Informatica
8 1 (0.33%) VMware
8 1 (0.33%) Telerik
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