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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / South West
Rank 105 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 28 52 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.08% 1.74% 1.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.26% 6.05% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 39 32
Median daily rate £338 £375 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £322 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
- -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

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
657 860 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.46% 28.74% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 642 522
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 17
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -9 10 £475 +26.66% 7
Devon +18 9 £275 -3.93% 1
Wiltshire -6 6 £330 -28.64% 2
Dorset +4 1 - - 6
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for WCF.

1 89 (97.80%) .NET
2 72 (79.12%) C#
3 66 (72.53%) MVC
4 65 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 65 (71.43%) ASP.NET
5 62 (68.13%) JavaScript
6 56 (61.54%) HTML
7 50 (54.95%) CSS
8 48 (52.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 43 (47.25%) Web Services
10 39 (42.86%) Microsoft
10 39 (42.86%) jQuery
10 39 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 37 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (34.07%) AngularJS
13 30 (32.97%) REST
14 27 (29.67%) JSON
14 27 (29.67%) SQL
15 24 (26.37%) Visual Studio
15 24 (26.37%) .NET Framework
16 22 (24.18%) Scrum
17 21 (23.08%) SOAP
17 21 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 20 (21.98%) WPF
19 19 (20.88%) TDD
19 19 (20.88%) Entity Framework
20 18 (19.78%) Team Foundation Server
20 18 (19.78%) HTML5
20 18 (19.78%) OO
21 17 (18.68%) IIS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (18.68%) IIS
2 15 (16.48%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.79%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (6.59%) OpenROAD
5 3 (3.30%) CMS
5 3 (3.30%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Firewall
1 5 (5.49%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (4.40%) Network Security
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (13.19%) Oracle Database
3 12 (13.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.59%) Ingres
5 4 (4.40%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.10%) MS Access
8 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (26.37%) Visual Studio
2 18 (19.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.10%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.10%) JIRA
4 1 (1.10%) Moq
4 1 (1.10%) NUnit
4 1 (1.10%) Subversion
4 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Electronics
3 5 (5.49%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.49%) Marketing
3 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (85.71%) Developer
2 66 (72.53%) .NET Developer
3 27 (29.67%) C# Developer
4 25 (27.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 25 (27.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (25.27%) ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (19.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (18.68%) Software Developer
8 16 (17.58%) .NET Software Developer
8 16 (17.58%) C# Software Developer
9 15 (16.48%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (8.79%) Senior Developer
11 7 (7.69%) HTML Developer
12 6 (6.59%) Senior .NET Developer
13 4 (4.40%) HTML CSS Developer
13 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Developer
13 4 (4.40%) Sitecore Developer
14 3 (3.30%) Agile .NET Developer
14 3 (3.30%) Agile Developer
14 3 (3.30%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (97.80%) .NET
2 65 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 56 (61.54%) HTML
4 50 (54.95%) CSS
5 48 (52.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 43 (47.25%) Web Services
7 39 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 39 (42.86%) jQuery
8 31 (34.07%) AngularJS
9 30 (32.97%) REST
10 27 (29.67%) JSON
11 24 (26.37%) .NET Framework
12 21 (23.08%) SOAP
12 21 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (21.98%) WPF
14 19 (20.88%) Entity Framework
15 18 (19.78%) HTML5
16 11 (12.09%) LINQ
17 10 (10.99%) XML
18 8 (8.79%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.30%) User Experience
3 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.10%) iPad
4 1 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Windows
2 6 (6.59%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.20%) Android
3 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (72.53%) MVC
2 37 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.18%) Scrum
4 19 (20.88%) TDD
5 18 (19.78%) OO
6 16 (17.58%) OOD
7 13 (14.29%) SDLC
8 8 (8.79%) CRM
9 7 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.69%) Data Protection
10 6 (6.59%) Software Delivery
10 6 (6.59%) Software Testing
10 6 (6.59%) Test Planning
10 6 (6.59%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.49%) Defect Management
11 5 (5.49%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (5.49%) OOP
11 5 (5.49%) Programme Management
11 5 (5.49%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 72 (79.12%) C#
2 62 (68.13%) JavaScript
3 27 (29.67%) SQL
4 10 (10.99%) T-SQL
4 10 (10.99%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.20%) Java
5 2 (2.20%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.10%) C++
6 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.10%) VBA
6 1 (1.10%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.49%) ISEB
3 3 (3.30%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (3.30%) CISM
3 3 (3.30%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.10%) Degree
4 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.30%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.19%) Oracle
3 5 (5.49%) SAP
3 5 (5.49%) Sencha
3 5 (5.49%) Sourcefire
3 5 (5.49%) Twitter
4 4 (4.40%) RedGate
4 4 (4.40%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.10%) Dell
5 1 (1.10%) Telerik