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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 106 71 90
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +19
Contract jobs citing WCF 167 217 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.72% 2.57% 2.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.31% 9.97% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 142 102
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £103.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -64.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £36.50 £49.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.50 £156.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
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
2283 2176 2406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.57% 25.77% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1278 1173
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 55 87
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.51 £17.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 35 £375 +7.14% 17
Berkshire +8 30 £375 +7.14% 15
Buckinghamshire -19 27 £400 - 7
East Sussex - 23 £350 - 3
Oxfordshire -7 16 £325 -13.33% 8
Kent +5 14 £323 -19.37% 16
Hampshire -62 12 £366 -8.43% 23
West Sussex +6 9 £363 -23.68% 2
Middlesex - - - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 302 (93.21%) .NET
2 281 (86.73%) C#
3 182 (56.17%) ASP.NET
4 181 (55.86%) MVC
5 180 (55.56%) SQL Server
6 150 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
7 135 (41.67%) JavaScript
8 126 (38.89%) SQL
9 94 (29.01%) Scrum
10 90 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 89 (27.47%) .NET Framework
12 88 (27.16%) XML
13 87 (26.85%) Web Services
14 83 (25.62%) Microsoft
14 83 (25.62%) Team Foundation Server
15 80 (24.69%) TDD
16 79 (24.38%) WPF
17 78 (24.07%) HTML
17 78 (24.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 72 (22.22%) Visual Studio
19 71 (21.91%) jQuery
20 68 (20.99%) SQL Server 2008
21 67 (20.68%) Windows
22 61 (18.83%) CSS
22 61 (18.83%) VB.NET
23 58 (17.90%) Finance
24 53 (16.36%) REST
25 50 (15.43%) OO
26 42 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
27 40 (12.35%) Oracle

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 37 (11.42%) SharePoint
2 31 (9.57%) BizTalk Server
3 29 (8.95%) IIS
4 12 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (2.78%) Node.js
6 8 (2.47%) CMS
6 8 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.62%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 21 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.94%) MS Office
3 3 (0.93%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.31%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.47%) SaaS
2 8 (2.47%) Office 365
3 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.54%) Internet
2 4 (1.23%) DNS
2 4 (1.23%) SSL
3 3 (0.93%) HTTP
4 2 (0.62%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.31%) SSH
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) ATM
5 1 (0.31%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 68 (20.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (6.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (4.63%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (2.47%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.54%) MySQL
12 4 (1.23%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.23%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.62%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.31%) Oracle9i Database
14 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (0.31%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 83 (25.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 72 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 23 (7.10%) NUnit
4 19 (5.86%) Selenium
5 14 (4.32%) TeamCity
6 13 (4.01%) Jenkins
7 10 (3.09%) Subversion
8 9 (2.78%) SpecFlow
9 7 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (2.16%) MSBuild
9 7 (2.16%) StyleCop
10 6 (1.85%) JIRA
11 5 (1.54%) Moq
11 5 (1.54%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.93%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.62%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.62%) MSTest
13 2 (0.62%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.62%) WiX
General
1 58 (17.90%) Finance
2 8 (2.47%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.85%) Marketing
5 3 (0.93%) Electronics
6 2 (0.62%) Advertising
6 2 (0.62%) Retail
7 1 (0.31%) Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
7 1 (0.31%) Automotive
7 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 276 (85.19%) Developer
2 161 (49.69%) .NET Developer
3 98 (30.25%) C# Developer
4 74 (22.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 42 (12.96%) Web Developer
6 34 (10.49%) ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (8.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (5.86%) VB.NET Developer
9 18 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.63%) Applications Developer
11 14 (4.32%) Software Developer
12 12 (3.70%) WPF Developer
12 12 (3.70%) BizTalk Developer
12 12 (3.70%) Analyst
13 11 (3.40%) C# Web Developer
14 10 (3.09%) .NET Web Developer
15 9 (2.78%) Test Analyst
16 8 (2.47%) Agile .NET Developer
16 8 (2.47%) Software Engineer
16 8 (2.47%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (93.21%) .NET
2 182 (56.17%) ASP.NET
3 90 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 89 (27.47%) .NET Framework
5 88 (27.16%) XML
6 87 (26.85%) Web Services
7 79 (24.38%) WPF
8 78 (24.07%) HTML
8 78 (24.07%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 71 (21.91%) jQuery
10 61 (18.83%) CSS
11 53 (16.36%) REST
12 40 (12.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 38 (11.73%) XSLT
14 33 (10.19%) KnockoutJS
15 28 (8.64%) SOAP
15 28 (8.64%) AngularJS
16 27 (8.33%) LINQ
17 25 (7.72%) ASP.NET Web API
18 24 (7.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.86%) N-Tier
3 12 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.40%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.47%) EPoS
6 7 (2.16%) GIS
6 7 (2.16%) Open Source
7 6 (1.85%) Social Media
8 3 (0.93%) W3C
8 3 (0.93%) DTV
8 3 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.62%) iSeries
9 2 (0.62%) Streaming Media
9 2 (0.62%) Clustering
10 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.31%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 67 (20.68%) Windows
2 8 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.31%) Android
5 1 (0.31%) UNIX
5 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (55.86%) MVC
2 150 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (29.01%) Scrum
4 80 (24.69%) TDD
5 50 (15.43%) OO
6 42 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (9.26%) CRM
8 27 (8.33%) Unit Testing
9 26 (8.02%) BDD
10 24 (7.41%) SOA
11 21 (6.48%) Software Engineering
11 21 (6.48%) Workflow
12 17 (5.25%) E-Commerce
12 17 (5.25%) OOP
12 17 (5.25%) Automated Testing
13 14 (4.32%) OOD
13 14 (4.32%) Configuration Management
13 14 (4.32%) Web Development
14 12 (3.70%) MVVM
15 11 (3.40%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 281 (86.73%) C#
2 135 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 126 (38.89%) SQL
4 61 (18.83%) VB.NET
5 38 (11.73%) T-SQL
6 24 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 14 (4.32%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.78%) PHP
9 8 (2.47%) Java
9 8 (2.47%) VB
10 7 (2.16%) VBScript
11 6 (1.85%) Python
11 6 (1.85%) VB6
12 5 (1.54%) XAML
13 3 (0.93%) Ruby
13 3 (0.93%) C++
13 3 (0.93%) C
14 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.62%) Perl
15 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (6.79%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.86%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.94%) Degree
4 8 (2.47%) ISEB
5 6 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.54%) MCTS
7 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.62%) MCITP
8 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.85%) Puppet
3 5 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 83 (25.62%) Microsoft
2 40 (12.35%) Oracle
3 14 (4.32%) Telerik
4 8 (2.47%) DevExpress
5 5 (1.54%) Informatica
6 4 (1.23%) Open Text
6 4 (1.23%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.93%) SAP
7 3 (0.93%) Ektron
8 2 (0.62%) Twitter
8 2 (0.62%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.62%) Sencha
8 2 (0.62%) Adobe
8 2 (0.62%) IBM
8 2 (0.62%) Serena
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.31%) ESRI
9 1 (0.31%) Sybase
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