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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 93 118 79
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -39
Contract jobs citing WCF 47 26 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.50% 0.81% 2.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.83% 3.23% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +67.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
806 806 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.65% 24.98% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 512 360
Average daily rate £363 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +47.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.35 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +13 11 £313 -5.30% 13
Wiltshire +14 10 £425 +6.25% 7
Gloucestershire -6 8 £341 - 4
Bristol +2 4 £338 +17.39% 15
Devon +2 3 £275 - 1
Dorset -2 2 £350 - 11
Cornwall - 1 - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 99 (98.02%) .NET
2 90 (89.11%) C#
3 66 (65.35%) SQL Server
4 55 (54.46%) MVC
4 55 (54.46%) ASP.NET
5 39 (38.61%) SQL
6 36 (35.64%) Microsoft
7 33 (32.67%) JavaScript
7 33 (32.67%) .NET Framework
8 31 (30.69%) jQuery
8 31 (30.69%) HTML
9 29 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (25.74%) Visual Studio
10 26 (25.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (24.75%) Web Services
12 24 (23.76%) XML
13 21 (20.79%) Entity Framework
14 20 (19.80%) WPF
15 19 (18.81%) Team Foundation Server
16 18 (17.82%) CSS
17 17 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (16.83%) SQL Server 2008
18 16 (15.84%) BizTalk Server
18 16 (15.84%) E-Commerce
19 15 (14.85%) Java
19 15 (14.85%) LINQ
20 14 (13.86%) HTML5
21 13 (12.87%) Oracle
21 13 (12.87%) TDD
22 12 (11.88%) Scrum

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (15.84%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.96%) IIS
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.98%) CMS
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.99%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.99%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (0.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (0.99%) NAS
1 1 (0.99%) SAN
1 1 (0.99%) Extranet
1 1 (0.99%) LAN
1 1 (0.99%) WAN
1 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (65.35%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.97%) ActiveReports
7 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.99%) MySQL
8 1 (0.99%) DB2
8 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (25.74%) Visual Studio
2 19 (18.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.96%) Log4Net
4 3 (2.97%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.98%) NUnit
6 1 (0.99%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.99%) MSTest
6 1 (0.99%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.99%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.99%) Subversion
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Retail
3 5 (4.95%) Marketing
4 2 (1.98%) Back Office
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (86.14%) Developer
2 64 (63.37%) .NET Developer
3 21 (20.79%) C# Developer
4 20 (19.80%) Senior Developer
5 19 (18.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 17 (16.83%) Senior .NET Developer
7 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (9.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (8.91%) Applications Developer
10 8 (7.92%) BizTalk Developer
11 5 (4.95%) Senior BizTalk Developer
11 5 (4.95%) .NET Applications Developer
11 5 (4.95%) Senior C# Developer
12 4 (3.96%) Software Developer
13 3 (2.97%) CRM Manager
13 3 (2.97%) Web Developer
13 3 (2.97%) Consultant
13 3 (2.97%) .NET Web Developer
13 3 (2.97%) Team Leader
13 3 (2.97%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (98.02%) .NET
2 55 (54.46%) ASP.NET
3 33 (32.67%) .NET Framework
4 31 (30.69%) jQuery
4 31 (30.69%) HTML
5 26 (25.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (24.75%) Web Services
7 24 (23.76%) XML
8 21 (20.79%) Entity Framework
9 20 (19.80%) WPF
10 18 (17.82%) CSS
11 15 (14.85%) LINQ
12 14 (13.86%) HTML5
13 11 (10.89%) SOAP
14 9 (8.91%) LINQ to SQL
14 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (8.91%) XSLT
14 9 (8.91%) MSMQ
15 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 7 (6.93%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
2 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.99%) DTV
2 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.89%) Windows
2 2 (1.98%) AIX
2 2 (1.98%) Linux
3 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.99%) Android
3 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.99%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (54.46%) MVC
2 29 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.84%) E-Commerce
4 13 (12.87%) TDD
5 12 (11.88%) Scrum
6 11 (10.89%) OO
7 10 (9.90%) OOD
7 10 (9.90%) BDD
8 9 (8.91%) Waterfall
9 8 (7.92%) Unit Testing
10 6 (5.94%) Project Management
10 6 (5.94%) CRM
11 5 (4.95%) Web Development
11 5 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (3.96%) Software Delivery
13 3 (2.97%) MVVM
13 3 (2.97%) User Acceptance Testing
13 3 (2.97%) Project Planning
13 3 (2.97%) Service Management
14 2 (1.98%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 90 (89.11%) C#
2 39 (38.61%) SQL
3 33 (32.67%) JavaScript
4 15 (14.85%) Java
5 12 (11.88%) VB.NET
6 8 (7.92%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.94%) C++
8 5 (4.95%) VB
9 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.98%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.99%) Ruby
10 1 (0.99%) Python
10 1 (0.99%) Perl
10 1 (0.99%) PHP
10 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.99%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Puppet
1 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.99%) SCOrch
1 1 (0.99%) SCCM
1 1 (0.99%) Nagios
1 1 (0.99%) AppManager
Vendors
1 36 (35.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.87%) Oracle
3 2 (1.98%) VMware
4 1 (0.99%) F5
4 1 (0.99%) Twitter
4 1 (0.99%) SolarWinds
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco
4 1 (0.99%) IBM
4 1 (0.99%) HP
4 1 (0.99%) Nokia
4 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.99%) CODA
4 1 (0.99%) Sage
4 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.99%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.99%) NetIQ
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