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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 120 65 80
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +15
Contract jobs citing WCF 24 53 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.71% 2.35% 1.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.99% 8.76% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 34 30
Average daily rate
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£343 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £281 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £436 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +111.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
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
804 605 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.94% 26.77% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 423 354
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 38
Average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.05 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £50.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 2 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
Wiltshire -14 11 £260 -18.75% 9
Bristol -21 7 £360 +30.90% 3
Somerset -18 3 £343 -6.16% 7
Gloucestershire -24 2 £338 -7.53% 12
Cornwall - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 5
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 48 (97.96%) .NET
2 41 (83.67%) C#
3 26 (53.06%) SQL Server
4 25 (51.02%) Web Services
5 19 (38.78%) ASP.NET
6 18 (36.73%) SharePoint
6 18 (36.73%) MVC
7 15 (30.61%) SQL
7 15 (30.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 14 (28.57%) XML
8 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (26.53%) Windows
9 13 (26.53%) HTML
10 12 (24.49%) Visual Studio
10 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
10 12 (24.49%) .NET Framework
10 12 (24.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (22.45%) Unit Testing
11 11 (22.45%) Scrum
11 11 (22.45%) VB.NET
12 9 (18.37%) CSS
12 9 (18.37%) jQuery
12 9 (18.37%) WF
13 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
13 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (14.29%) HTML5
14 7 (14.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 18 (36.73%) SharePoint
2 15 (30.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (12.24%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.08%) CMS
5 2 (4.08%) IIS
5 2 (4.08%) MS Project Server
5 2 (4.08%) Umbraco
5 2 (4.08%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.04%) Kentico
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.04%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.04%) Summit
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (53.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Visual Studio
2 6 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.08%) Selenium
4 1 (2.04%) MSTest
4 1 (2.04%) Moq
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.20%) Back Office
3 4 (8.16%) Electronics
3 4 (8.16%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (81.63%) Developer
2 20 (40.82%) .NET Developer
3 13 (26.53%) SharePoint Developer
4 7 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.20%) Programmer
6 4 (8.16%) Architect
7 3 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) WinForms Developer
7 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (2.04%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Platform Architect
9 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Architect
9 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Programmer
9 1 (2.04%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (97.96%) .NET
2 25 (51.02%) Web Services
3 19 (38.78%) ASP.NET
4 14 (28.57%) XML
5 13 (26.53%) HTML
6 12 (24.49%) .NET Framework
6 12 (24.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 9 (18.37%) CSS
7 9 (18.37%) jQuery
7 9 (18.37%) WF
8 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (14.29%) HTML5
8 7 (14.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 7 (14.29%) WPF
9 6 (12.24%) XSLT
9 6 (12.24%) Task Parallel Library
10 5 (10.20%) CAML
10 5 (10.20%) LINQ
11 4 (8.16%) XSD
11 4 (8.16%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) DTV
2 3 (6.12%) PKI
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) RIA
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) MVC
2 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.45%) Unit Testing
3 11 (22.45%) Scrum
4 7 (14.29%) OO
5 5 (10.20%) TDD
5 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.16%) Programme Management
6 4 (8.16%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (6.12%) Database Tuning
7 3 (6.12%) Web Development
7 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.12%) UML
7 3 (6.12%) SOA
7 3 (6.12%) Migration
7 3 (6.12%) Workflow
8 2 (4.08%) Identity Management
8 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.08%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (83.67%) C#
2 15 (30.61%) SQL
3 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 11 (22.45%) VB.NET
5 6 (12.24%) C++
6 5 (10.20%) Java
7 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) UAG
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (6.12%) MIIS
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) SAP
3 2 (4.08%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.04%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.04%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) ESRI
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