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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 124 91 87
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -4
Contract jobs citing WCF 149 166 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.50% 1.95% 2.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.39% 7.90% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 110 111
Average daily rate
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£368 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%
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
2332 2101 2162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.51% 24.68% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1170 1147
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 62 95
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £16.30 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 December 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 December 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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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
Surrey -3 40 £398 +13.57% 7
Buckinghamshire -2 35 £405 +15.71% 4
Berkshire -18 19 £356 -3.71% 13
Oxfordshire -12 16 £350 -20.00% 11
Kent -7 14 £318 -20.62% 13
Hampshire -46 11 £351 -5.27% 21
East Sussex 0 5 £295 -15.71% 4
West Sussex -8 4 £350 +7.69% 2
Middlesex -1 1 £450 +25.00%
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 318 (92.71%) .NET
2 289 (84.26%) C#
3 189 (55.10%) ASP.NET
4 180 (52.48%) SQL Server
5 179 (52.19%) MVC
6 161 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
7 140 (40.82%) JavaScript
8 128 (37.32%) SQL
9 106 (30.90%) Scrum
10 99 (28.86%) .NET Framework
11 94 (27.41%) Microsoft
12 93 (27.11%) HTML
13 90 (26.24%) Web Services
14 89 (25.95%) XML
14 89 (25.95%) TDD
15 83 (24.20%) WPF
15 83 (24.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 81 (23.62%) CSS
17 80 (23.32%) Team Foundation Server
18 79 (23.03%) ASP.NET MVC
19 77 (22.45%) Visual Studio
19 77 (22.45%) jQuery
20 61 (17.78%) VB.NET
21 60 (17.49%) Windows
22 57 (16.62%) SQL Server 2008
23 56 (16.33%) Finance
24 47 (13.70%) REST
25 46 (13.41%) OO
25 46 (13.41%) Oracle
26 42 (12.24%) SOA

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 40 (11.66%) SharePoint
2 28 (8.16%) IIS
3 27 (7.87%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (4.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (3.79%) CMS
6 10 (2.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (2.62%) Node.js
8 7 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.46%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.58%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.29%) Kentico
12 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 22 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.08%) MS Office
3 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (9.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.75%) SaaS
3 4 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.58%) Office 365
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.46%) Internet
2 4 (1.17%) SSL
3 3 (0.87%) HTTP
4 2 (0.58%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.58%) DNS
5 1 (0.29%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.29%) ATM
5 1 (0.29%) FTP
5 1 (0.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (52.48%) SQL Server
2 57 (16.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (7.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (6.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (5.83%) Oracle Database
6 19 (5.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.04%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.87%) MySQL
12 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 80 (23.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 77 (22.45%) Visual Studio
3 28 (8.16%) Selenium
4 27 (7.87%) NUnit
5 15 (4.37%) TeamCity
6 11 (3.21%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.92%) Subversion
8 9 (2.62%) MSBuild
9 8 (2.33%) JIRA
9 8 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (2.33%) StyleCop
10 7 (2.04%) MSTest
11 5 (1.46%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.46%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.17%) Moq
13 3 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.58%) Fiddler
14 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
15 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
15 1 (0.29%) FxCop
General
1 56 (16.33%) Finance
2 9 (2.62%) Publishing
3 7 (2.04%) Marketing
4 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.87%) Advertising
5 3 (0.87%) Retail
6 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.29%) Electronics
6 1 (0.29%) Automotive
6 1 (0.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 286 (83.38%) Developer
2 156 (45.48%) .NET Developer
3 94 (27.41%) C# Developer
4 70 (20.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 42 (12.24%) Web Developer
6 26 (7.58%) ASP.NET Developer
7 21 (6.12%) Senior Developer
8 20 (5.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (5.54%) WPF Developer
10 18 (5.25%) VB.NET Developer
11 16 (4.66%) Applications Developer
12 12 (3.50%) BizTalk Developer
12 12 (3.50%) Agile .NET Developer
13 11 (3.21%) Software Developer
13 11 (3.21%) SharePoint Developer
14 10 (2.92%) Senior .NET Developer
15 9 (2.62%) Programmer
15 9 (2.62%) Architect
16 8 (2.33%) Analyst
16 8 (2.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (92.71%) .NET
2 189 (55.10%) ASP.NET
3 99 (28.86%) .NET Framework
4 93 (27.11%) HTML
5 90 (26.24%) Web Services
6 89 (25.95%) XML
7 83 (24.20%) WPF
7 83 (24.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 81 (23.62%) CSS
9 79 (23.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 77 (22.45%) jQuery
11 47 (13.70%) REST
12 40 (11.66%) AngularJS
13 37 (10.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 34 (9.91%) KnockoutJS
14 34 (9.91%) XSLT
15 27 (7.87%) LINQ
16 26 (7.58%) HTML5
16 26 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
16 26 (7.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.66%) N-Tier
3 14 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.62%) EPoS
7 8 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (2.04%) Open Source
8 7 (2.04%) GIS
9 6 (1.75%) Social Media
10 5 (1.46%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.46%) CMDB
11 3 (0.87%) W3C
11 3 (0.87%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.58%) Clustering
13 1 (0.29%) iPad
13 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.29%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.49%) Windows
2 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (52.19%) MVC
2 161 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (30.90%) Scrum
4 89 (25.95%) TDD
5 46 (13.41%) OO
6 42 (12.24%) SOA
7 40 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (11.37%) CRM
9 33 (9.62%) Unit Testing
10 30 (8.75%) BDD
11 26 (7.58%) Workflow
12 23 (6.71%) Automated Testing
12 23 (6.71%) MVVM
13 19 (5.54%) Configuration Management
14 17 (4.96%) Software Engineering
15 16 (4.66%) E-Commerce
16 14 (4.08%) OOP
17 13 (3.79%) OOD
17 13 (3.79%) Release Management
18 11 (3.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 289 (84.26%) C#
2 140 (40.82%) JavaScript
3 128 (37.32%) SQL
4 61 (17.78%) VB.NET
5 37 (10.79%) T-SQL
6 30 (8.75%) PowerShell
7 15 (4.37%) PL/SQL
8 14 (4.08%) PHP
9 11 (3.21%) XAML
10 9 (2.62%) VB
11 8 (2.33%) Java
11 8 (2.33%) VB6
12 7 (2.04%) VBScript
13 5 (1.46%) Python
14 3 (0.87%) C++
14 3 (0.87%) C
14 3 (0.87%) Ruby
15 2 (0.58%) Perl
15 2 (0.58%) VBA
16 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.41%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.96%) Degree
4 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.04%) MCTS
6 4 (1.17%) ISEB
7 2 (0.58%) MCITP
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.46%) Puppet
1 5 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.17%) SCCM
3 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 94 (27.41%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.41%) Oracle
3 12 (3.50%) Telerik
4 7 (2.04%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.46%) DevExpress
5 5 (1.46%) Ektron
6 4 (1.17%) Open Text
6 4 (1.17%) Twitter
7 3 (0.87%) Adobe
8 2 (0.58%) Google
8 2 (0.58%) Informatica
8 2 (0.58%) Remedy
8 2 (0.58%) Facebook
8 2 (0.58%) Sencha
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.29%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.29%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.29%) SAP
9 1 (0.29%) Sybase
9 1 (0.29%) HP
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