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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 86 68 81
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Contract jobs citing WCF 53 54 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.69% 2.17% 1.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.91% 8.84% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 29
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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
767 611 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.40% 24.54% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 392 398
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 26
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.92 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -12.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £19.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.10 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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
Somerset +11 18 £325 -18.75% 5
Bristol +1 12 £350 +34.61% 10
Wiltshire -9 12 £375 -4.21% 7
Gloucestershire -16 6 £338 +8.00% 13
Dorset -5 3 £310 -22.50% 11
Devon -13 2 £338 +35.00%
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 74 (97.37%) .NET
2 71 (93.42%) C#
3 49 (64.47%) SQL Server
4 41 (53.95%) ASP.NET
5 39 (51.32%) MVC
6 27 (35.53%) JavaScript
6 27 (35.53%) SQL
7 26 (34.21%) HTML
7 26 (34.21%) Web Services
8 25 (32.89%) XML
9 23 (30.26%) .NET Framework
9 23 (30.26%) jQuery
10 21 (27.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
12 19 (25.00%) Visual Studio
13 17 (22.37%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (19.74%) VB.NET
15 15 (19.74%) CSS
16 14 (18.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 13 (17.11%) SharePoint
18 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
18 12 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
19 11 (14.47%) HTML5
19 11 (14.47%) OO
19 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2005
20 10 (13.16%) LINQ

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 13 (17.11%) SharePoint
2 12 (15.79%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.95%) IIS
4 3 (3.95%) CMS
5 2 (2.63%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.32%) Kentico
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.32%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (64.47%) SQL Server
2 16 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (11.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.32%) ActiveReports
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.32%) DB2
7 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (27.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.32%) Log4Net
3 1 (1.32%) NUnit
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Retail
2 6 (7.89%) Marketing
3 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.95%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (89.47%) Developer
2 38 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (22.37%) Senior Developer
4 14 (18.42%) Senior .NET Developer
5 13 (17.11%) C# Developer
6 11 (14.47%) SharePoint Developer
7 10 (13.16%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (10.53%) BizTalk Developer
9 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (6.58%) Senior BizTalk Developer
12 4 (5.26%) Consultant
12 4 (5.26%) Applications Developer
13 3 (3.95%) Lead Developer
13 3 (3.95%) Senior C# Developer
14 2 (2.63%) .NET Web Developer
14 2 (2.63%) C# Web Developer
14 2 (2.63%) CRM Manager
14 2 (2.63%) Web Developer
14 2 (2.63%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (97.37%) .NET
2 41 (53.95%) ASP.NET
3 26 (34.21%) HTML
3 26 (34.21%) Web Services
4 25 (32.89%) XML
5 23 (30.26%) .NET Framework
5 23 (30.26%) jQuery
6 17 (22.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (19.74%) CSS
8 14 (18.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 11 (14.47%) HTML5
10 10 (13.16%) LINQ
11 8 (10.53%) XSLT
12 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 6 (7.89%) LINQ to SQL
13 6 (7.89%) WPF
13 6 (7.89%) SOAP
13 6 (7.89%) MSMQ
14 5 (6.58%) XSD
14 5 (6.58%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) DTV
3 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Windows
2 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.32%) AIX
2 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) MVC
2 16 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 11 (14.47%) OO
5 9 (11.84%) TDD
6 7 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (9.21%) BDD
7 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
7 6 (7.89%) Unit Testing
7 6 (7.89%) OOD
8 4 (5.26%) Web Development
8 4 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (5.26%) CRM
9 3 (3.95%) Scrum
9 3 (3.95%) Programme Management
10 2 (2.63%) Web Design
10 2 (2.63%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (2.63%) Asset Management
10 2 (2.63%) Project Planning
10 2 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (93.42%) C#
2 27 (35.53%) JavaScript
2 27 (35.53%) SQL
3 15 (19.74%) VB.NET
4 9 (11.84%) Java
5 5 (6.58%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.58%) VB
6 4 (5.26%) C++
7 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) ISEB
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) WCAG
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.16%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) SAP
4 1 (1.32%) CODA
4 1 (1.32%) Sage
4 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.32%) EPiServer
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