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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 100 87 119
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +32
Contract jobs citing WCF 41 50 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.40% 1.60% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.59% 6.35% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 17
Median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -43.58%
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
733 788 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.95% 25.18% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 527 573
Median daily rate £350 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 16
Median hourly rate £38.75 £37.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.46 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Wiltshire +2 13 £430 +1.17% 4
Somerset +6 9 £425 +37.09% 4
Bristol +2 6 £338 -6.89% 10
Gloucestershire -4 4 £325 +0.77% 4
Devon -2 1 - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 58 (80.56%) .NET
2 57 (79.17%) C#
3 48 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 44 (61.11%) MVC
5 37 (51.39%) JavaScript
6 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
7 30 (41.67%) AngularJS
8 28 (38.89%) SQL
8 28 (38.89%) ASP.NET
8 28 (38.89%) Web Services
9 27 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (37.50%) HTML
10 26 (36.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (34.72%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (33.33%) CSS
13 23 (31.94%) .NET Framework
14 21 (29.17%) jQuery
14 21 (29.17%) Scrum
15 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (26.39%) HTML5
17 18 (25.00%) REST
17 18 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
18 16 (22.22%) Entity Framework
18 16 (22.22%) SOAP
18 16 (22.22%) T-SQL
19 15 (20.83%) JSON
20 14 (19.44%) OO
21 13 (18.06%) Visual Studio
21 13 (18.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 12 (16.67%) TDD

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 18 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.94%) IIS
4 3 (4.17%) NServiceBus
5 2 (2.78%) CMS
6 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 8 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.17%) RavenDB
6 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.78%) Biml
7 2 (2.78%) Power BI
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (18.06%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.17%) Artifactory
3 3 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.17%) NuGet
3 3 (4.17%) NUnit
3 3 (4.17%) Subversion
3 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.78%) MSTest
4 2 (2.78%) Selenium
5 1 (1.39%) Moq
5 1 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Electronics
2 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.94%) Marketing
2 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (83.33%) Developer
2 36 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 28 (38.89%) C# Developer
4 23 (31.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (27.78%) ASP.NET Developer
5 20 (27.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (23.61%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 14 (19.44%) BizTalk Developer
8 11 (15.28%) Software Developer
9 8 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
9 8 (11.11%) Agile Developer
10 7 (9.72%) Agile .NET Developer
10 7 (9.72%) C# Software Developer
11 6 (8.33%) BizTalk Programmer
11 6 (8.33%) Programmer
12 5 (6.94%) Angular Developer
13 4 (5.56%) Applications Developer
13 4 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
13 4 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (80.56%) .NET
2 30 (41.67%) AngularJS
3 28 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 28 (38.89%) Web Services
4 27 (37.50%) HTML
5 26 (36.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (34.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 24 (33.33%) CSS
8 23 (31.94%) .NET Framework
9 21 (29.17%) jQuery
10 19 (26.39%) HTML5
11 18 (25.00%) REST
12 16 (22.22%) Entity Framework
12 16 (22.22%) SOAP
13 15 (20.83%) JSON
14 13 (18.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (15.28%) LINQ
16 9 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
17 8 (11.11%) XML
18 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) User Experience
2 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.17%) Data Integration
2 3 (4.17%) iPhone
2 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Android
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.11%) MVC
2 27 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (29.17%) Scrum
4 14 (19.44%) OO
5 12 (16.67%) TDD
6 10 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (12.50%) OOD
8 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.94%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (6.94%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.94%) Microservices
10 5 (6.94%) Programme Management
11 4 (5.56%) Front End Development
11 4 (5.56%) Process Management
11 4 (5.56%) SDLC
11 4 (5.56%) SOA
12 3 (4.17%) Dependency Injection
12 3 (4.17%) Extreme Programming
12 3 (4.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 57 (79.17%) C#
2 37 (51.39%) JavaScript
3 28 (38.89%) SQL
4 16 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.56%) Java
5 4 (5.56%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.39%) C++
8 1 (1.39%) F#
8 1 (1.39%) Haskell
8 1 (1.39%) VB
8 1 (1.39%) XPath
8 1 (1.39%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle
2 7 (9.72%) RedGate
2 7 (9.72%) Twitter
3 5 (6.94%) SAP
4 2 (2.78%) Sencha
5 1 (1.39%) Nintex
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £400 per day +
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Bournemouth
Vivid Resourcing
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