The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 97 120 59
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -61
Contract jobs citing WCF 49 22 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 0.70% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 2.62% 8.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £246 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.25 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
881 840 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.02% 26.55% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 548 397
Average daily rate £368 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.14% +3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 15 15
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.80 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the South West region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the South West

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the South West region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Somerset +18 18 £365 +21.66% 6
Gloucestershire +8 12 £375 - 12
Wiltshire -10 8 £375 +44.23% 14
Dorset - 7 - - 9
Bristol -8 3 £420 +22.62% 5
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 86 (86.87%) C#
2 84 (84.85%) .NET
3 58 (58.59%) SQL Server
4 49 (49.49%) Microsoft
5 44 (44.44%) ASP.NET
6 42 (42.42%) MVC
7 36 (36.36%) WPF
8 31 (31.31%) Windows
8 31 (31.31%) Web Services
9 29 (29.29%) Visual Studio
10 27 (27.27%) .NET Framework
11 26 (26.26%) SQL
12 25 (25.25%) JavaScript
13 24 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (21.21%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (19.19%) HTML
16 15 (15.15%) CSS
17 14 (14.14%) Entity Framework
17 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
17 14 (14.14%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (13.13%) Web Development
18 13 (13.13%) SOAP
19 12 (12.12%) Scrum
19 12 (12.12%) TDD
19 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
19 12 (12.12%) Unit Testing
20 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
20 11 (11.11%) jQuery
21 10 (10.10%) AngularJS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 21 (21.21%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (5.05%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.04%) EPiServer CMS
3 4 (4.04%) CMS
4 3 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.02%) IIS
6 1 (1.01%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) MS Office
1 5 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.01%) Network Security
3 1 (1.01%) NAS
3 1 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.01%) SSL
3 1 (1.01%) SAN
3 1 (1.01%) Extranet
3 1 (1.01%) LAN
3 1 (1.01%) WAN
3 1 (1.01%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (58.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.02%) ActiveReports
6 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.01%) Big Data
7 1 (1.01%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (29.29%) Visual Studio
2 14 (14.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.03%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.02%) Log4Net
5 2 (2.02%) Subversion
General
1 10 (10.10%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Banking
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Back Office
4 2 (2.02%) Electronics
5 1 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 76 (76.77%) Developer
2 45 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 23 (23.23%) C# Developer
4 17 (17.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (10.10%) Applications Developer
7 9 (9.09%) BizTalk Developer
8 8 (8.08%) .NET Applications Developer
8 8 (8.08%) Software Engineer
8 8 (8.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (7.07%) Web Developer
10 5 (5.05%) Architect
11 4 (4.04%) SharePoint Developer
11 4 (4.04%) Senior Developer
12 3 (3.03%) Web Applications Developer
12 3 (3.03%) .NET Web Developer
12 3 (3.03%) Senior C# Developer
12 3 (3.03%) Senior .NET Developer
12 3 (3.03%) .NET Architect
12 3 (3.03%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (84.85%) .NET
2 44 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 36 (36.36%) WPF
4 31 (31.31%) Web Services
5 27 (27.27%) .NET Framework
6 21 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (19.19%) HTML
8 15 (15.15%) CSS
9 14 (14.14%) Entity Framework
10 13 (13.13%) SOAP
11 11 (11.11%) jQuery
12 10 (10.10%) AngularJS
13 8 (8.08%) XML
14 6 (6.06%) HTML5
14 6 (6.06%) WinForms
14 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
15 5 (5.05%) LINQ
16 4 (4.04%) JSON
16 4 (4.04%) LINQ to SQL
16 4 (4.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.02%) DTV
3 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.31%) Windows
2 7 (7.07%) Linux
2 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.05%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.05%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.01%) AIX
5 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.01%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (42.42%) MVC
2 24 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.13%) Web Development
4 12 (12.12%) Unit Testing
4 12 (12.12%) TDD
4 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
4 12 (12.12%) Scrum
5 9 (9.09%) MVVM
6 7 (7.07%) SDLC
6 7 (7.07%) OO
7 6 (6.06%) Project Management
8 5 (5.05%) E-Commerce
8 5 (5.05%) OOD
8 5 (5.05%) Data Security
8 5 (5.05%) Patch Management
8 5 (5.05%) BDD
9 4 (4.04%) CRM
9 4 (4.04%) Change Management
10 3 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (86.87%) C#
2 26 (26.26%) SQL
3 25 (25.25%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.08%) C++
5 7 (7.07%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.06%) VB.NET
6 6 (6.06%) Java
6 6 (6.06%) VBScript
7 5 (5.05%) Perl
7 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.02%) PHP
10 1 (1.01%) VB
10 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.01%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.07%) Degree
4 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) ISEB
6 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.01%) CISM
6 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (8.08%) Active Directory
1 8 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.07%) vSphere
3 5 (5.05%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.03%) XenApp
5 2 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.01%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (49.49%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.08%) VMware
3 5 (5.05%) Symantec
4 4 (4.04%) EPiServer
5 3 (3.03%) ESRI
5 3 (3.03%) Oracle
5 3 (3.03%) Citrix
6 2 (2.02%) SAP
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco
7 1 (1.01%) IBM
7 1 (1.01%) Nokia
7 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.01%) HP
7 1 (1.01%) F5
7 1 (1.01%) Twitter
7 1 (1.01%) Sourcefire
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