The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 115 71 84
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +13
Contract jobs citing WCF 27 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 1.87% 1.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.34% 7.39% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 29
Average daily rate
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£325 £318 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £477 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +16.90%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
809 541 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.60% 25.27% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 366 332
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 34
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WCF
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
Somerset -12 12 £325 -10.95% 6
Wiltshire -4 10 £300 -6.25% 5
Bristol -32 3 £330 +24.52% 8
Gloucestershire -18 1 £375 +2.73% 5
Cornwall - - - - 2
Devon - - - - 2
Dorset - - - - 7
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 50 (100.00%) .NET
2 43 (86.00%) C#
3 31 (62.00%) SQL Server
4 27 (54.00%) ASP.NET
5 24 (48.00%) MVC
6 23 (46.00%) SQL
7 19 (38.00%) Web Services
8 17 (34.00%) XML
9 15 (30.00%) .NET Framework
10 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
11 13 (26.00%) HTML
11 13 (26.00%) Scrum
12 11 (22.00%) CSS
12 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
12 11 (22.00%) jQuery
12 11 (22.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 10 (20.00%) Windows
14 9 (18.00%) C++
14 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
15 8 (16.00%) WPF
15 8 (16.00%) LINQ
15 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (16.00%) VB.NET
15 8 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
16 7 (14.00%) WF

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.00%) CMS
5 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.00%) IIS
6 1 (2.00%) ArcGIS
6 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (62.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.00%) MySQL
7 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.00%) Moq
3 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) JIRA
3 2 (4.00%) JMeter
3 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
4 1 (2.00%) Firebug
4 1 (2.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (2.00%) MSTest
General
1 6 (12.00%) Back Office
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (78.00%) Developer
2 28 (56.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.00%) SQL Developer
4 6 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (12.00%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Programmer
5 5 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) BizTalk Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 3 (6.00%) WinForms Developer
7 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Tester
8 2 (4.00%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (54.00%) ASP.NET
3 19 (38.00%) Web Services
4 17 (34.00%) XML
5 15 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 13 (26.00%) HTML
7 11 (22.00%) CSS
7 11 (22.00%) jQuery
7 11 (22.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (16.00%) WPF
9 8 (16.00%) LINQ
10 7 (14.00%) WF
10 7 (14.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 6 (12.00%) Task Parallel Library
11 6 (12.00%) HTML5
11 6 (12.00%) SOAP
11 6 (12.00%) XSLT
12 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (8.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (6.00%) PKI
2 2 (4.00%) Open Source
2 2 (4.00%) DTV
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) RIA
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) MVC
2 13 (26.00%) Scrum
3 8 (16.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (10.00%) UML
4 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (10.00%) TDD
5 4 (8.00%) SOA
5 4 (8.00%) OO
6 3 (6.00%) Web Development
6 3 (6.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.00%) Database Tuning
7 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.00%) Test Management
7 2 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (86.00%) C#
2 23 (46.00%) SQL
3 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.00%) C++
5 8 (16.00%) VB.NET
6 6 (12.00%) Java
7 2 (4.00%) Python
7 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.00%) VB
8 1 (2.00%) VB6
8 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO 9002
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) MIIS
1 3 (6.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Telerik
3 2 (4.00%) Capita
3 2 (4.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) Citrix
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) ESRI
4 1 (2.00%) Nintex
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.00%) Ektron
4 1 (2.00%) DevExpress