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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 104 102 123
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Contract jobs citing WCF 38 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.32% 1.34% 0.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.56% 5.07% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 9
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £320 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £23.28 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.87% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +14.48%
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
834 868 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.94% 26.45% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 597 536
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £276 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 68 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% +22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.28 £30.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%

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 August 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 August 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
Bristol +12 15 £375 -10.71% 8
Wiltshire +1 5 £325 -6.47% 2
Gloucestershire -1 5 £325 -13.33%
Devon - 3 £285 - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 70 (88.61%) .NET
2 68 (86.08%) C#
3 62 (78.48%) SQL Server
4 61 (77.22%) MVC
5 56 (70.89%) JavaScript
6 49 (62.03%) HTML
7 41 (51.90%) CSS
8 40 (50.63%) ASP.NET
8 40 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (50.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 39 (49.37%) Microsoft
10 38 (48.10%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (48.10%) AngularJS
11 36 (45.57%) Web Services
11 36 (45.57%) jQuery
12 32 (40.51%) REST
13 31 (39.24%) Scrum
14 29 (36.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (34.18%) HTML5
16 26 (32.91%) JSON
17 24 (30.38%) .NET Framework
17 24 (30.38%) OO
17 24 (30.38%) SQL
17 24 (30.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 23 (29.11%) Visual Studio
19 22 (27.85%) SOAP
20 19 (24.05%) OOD
20 19 (24.05%) Entity Framework
21 18 (22.78%) Finance
22 17 (21.52%) LINQ

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 16 (20.25%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.13%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (6.33%) IIS
3 5 (6.33%) NServiceBus
4 3 (3.80%) CMS
5 2 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (16.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (78.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (17.72%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.86%) MongoDB
4 7 (8.86%) RDBMS
4 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
5 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
6 5 (6.33%) RavenDB
6 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.53%) Biml
7 2 (2.53%) Power BI
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (36.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (29.11%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.59%) TeamCity
5 5 (6.33%) Subversion
6 3 (3.80%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.80%) NuGet
7 1 (1.27%) Selenium
General
1 18 (22.78%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Electronics
2 13 (16.46%) Manufacturing
2 13 (16.46%) Marketing
2 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (84.81%) Developer
2 51 (64.56%) .NET Developer
3 31 (39.24%) C# Developer
4 30 (37.97%) ASP.NET Developer
4 30 (37.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 30 (37.97%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (31.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (22.78%) Software Developer
7 15 (18.99%) .NET Software Developer
7 15 (18.99%) C# Software Developer
8 13 (16.46%) Agile .NET Developer
8 13 (16.46%) Agile C# Developer
8 13 (16.46%) Agile Developer
9 7 (8.86%) BizTalk Developer
9 7 (8.86%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (6.33%) AWS Developer
11 4 (5.06%) Designer
11 4 (5.06%) Digital Designer
11 4 (5.06%) Technical Specialist
12 3 (3.80%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (88.61%) .NET
2 49 (62.03%) HTML
3 41 (51.90%) CSS
4 40 (50.63%) ASP.NET
4 40 (50.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 38 (48.10%) AngularJS
5 38 (48.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 36 (45.57%) jQuery
6 36 (45.57%) Web Services
7 32 (40.51%) REST
8 27 (34.18%) HTML5
9 26 (32.91%) JSON
10 24 (30.38%) .NET Framework
10 24 (30.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 22 (27.85%) SOAP
12 19 (24.05%) Entity Framework
13 17 (21.52%) LINQ
14 12 (15.19%) WPF
15 10 (12.66%) KnockoutJS
16 8 (10.13%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) User Experience
2 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.80%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.80%) iPhone
2 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) Windows
2 7 (8.86%) Android
3 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (77.22%) MVC
2 40 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (39.24%) Scrum
4 24 (30.38%) OO
5 19 (24.05%) OOD
6 15 (18.99%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (16.46%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (16.46%) Digital Marketing
7 13 (16.46%) Programme Management
7 13 (16.46%) TDD
8 6 (7.59%) SDLC
9 5 (6.33%) Front End Development
9 5 (6.33%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.06%) Microservices
11 3 (3.80%) Content Management
11 3 (3.80%) Extreme Programming
11 3 (3.80%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.80%) OOP
11 3 (3.80%) Process Management
11 3 (3.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 68 (86.08%) C#
2 56 (70.89%) JavaScript
3 24 (30.38%) SQL
4 15 (18.99%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.59%) VB.NET
6 5 (6.33%) Java
7 4 (5.06%) Objective-C
7 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.27%) C++
8 1 (1.27%) F#
8 1 (1.27%) Haskell
8 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (49.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.99%) Oracle
3 13 (16.46%) SAP
4 8 (10.13%) Twitter
5 7 (8.86%) RedGate
6 5 (6.33%) Sencha
7 3 (3.80%) Telerik
8 2 (2.53%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.27%) Nintex
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