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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 95 80 117
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +37
Contract jobs citing WCF 45 76 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.62% 2.37% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.55% 7.99% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 58 17
Median daily rate £338 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £307 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.50% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.78 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -23.86%
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
687 951 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.80% 29.64% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 693 506
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 £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 27
Median hourly rate £23.78 £42.63 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.22% -10.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £37.50 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -8 12 £340 -24.44% 1
Devon +16 10 £275 -3.93% 2
Bristol -3 9 £350 -6.66% 16
Gloucestershire +5 4 £325 -7.14%
Somerset +4 2 £313 -7.40% 8
Dorset 0 2 £200 -56.75% 3
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 91 (97.85%) .NET
2 75 (80.65%) C#
3 73 (78.49%) SQL Server
4 71 (76.34%) MVC
5 68 (73.12%) JavaScript
6 65 (69.89%) ASP.NET
7 62 (66.67%) HTML
8 51 (54.84%) CSS
9 47 (50.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 46 (49.46%) jQuery
11 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (47.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 43 (46.24%) Microsoft
14 40 (43.01%) Web Services
15 36 (38.71%) AngularJS
16 34 (36.56%) REST
17 33 (35.48%) JSON
18 28 (30.11%) .NET Framework
18 28 (30.11%) SQL
19 27 (29.03%) Scrum
19 27 (29.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 27 (29.03%) HTML5
20 25 (26.88%) Visual Studio
21 23 (24.73%) SOAP
21 23 (24.73%) OO
21 23 (24.73%) Team Foundation Server
21 23 (24.73%) Entity Framework
22 21 (22.58%) TDD
23 19 (20.43%) OOD
24 18 (19.35%) SharePoint

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 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 16 (17.20%) IIS
3 8 (8.60%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (6.45%) OpenROAD
5 2 (2.15%) CMS
5 2 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.08%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (8.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (7.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Firewall
1 4 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (3.23%) Network Security
3 2 (2.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (78.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.13%) Oracle Database
2 15 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (15.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.45%) Ingres
4 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.30%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.08%) MS Access
8 1 (1.08%) MySQL
8 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.08%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 25 (26.88%) Visual Studio
2 23 (24.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.15%) Subversion
4 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.08%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.08%) JIRA
5 1 (1.08%) Moq
5 1 (1.08%) NUnit
General
1 17 (18.28%) Finance
2 8 (8.60%) Banking
2 8 (8.60%) Electronics
2 8 (8.60%) Manufacturing
2 8 (8.60%) Marketing
2 8 (8.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (86.02%) Developer
2 71 (76.34%) .NET Developer
3 29 (31.18%) C# Developer
4 28 (30.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 27 (29.03%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 27 (29.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (21.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 15 (16.13%) Software Developer
8 14 (15.05%) .NET Software Developer
8 14 (15.05%) C# Software Developer
9 12 (12.90%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (7.53%) HTML Developer
10 7 (7.53%) Senior Developer
11 6 (6.45%) Agile .NET Developer
11 6 (6.45%) Agile C# Developer
11 6 (6.45%) Agile Developer
11 6 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
12 4 (4.30%) HTML CSS Developer
13 3 (3.23%) Designer
13 3 (3.23%) Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (97.85%) .NET
2 65 (69.89%) ASP.NET
3 62 (66.67%) HTML
4 51 (54.84%) CSS
5 47 (50.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 46 (49.46%) jQuery
7 44 (47.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (43.01%) Web Services
9 36 (38.71%) AngularJS
10 34 (36.56%) REST
11 33 (35.48%) JSON
12 28 (30.11%) .NET Framework
13 27 (29.03%) HTML5
13 27 (29.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 23 (24.73%) Entity Framework
14 23 (24.73%) SOAP
15 17 (18.28%) LINQ
15 17 (18.28%) WPF
16 10 (10.75%) XML
17 9 (9.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.30%) User Experience
3 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.08%) iPad
4 1 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.98%) Windows
2 6 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.23%) Android
3 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (76.34%) MVC
2 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (29.03%) Scrum
4 23 (24.73%) OO
5 21 (22.58%) TDD
6 19 (20.43%) OOD
7 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (13.98%) SDLC
8 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (8.60%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (8.60%) Programme Management
9 7 (7.53%) CRM
10 6 (6.45%) Data Protection
10 6 (6.45%) Software Delivery
10 6 (6.45%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.38%) OOP
11 5 (5.38%) Software Testing
11 5 (5.38%) Test Planning
12 4 (4.30%) Defect Management
12 4 (4.30%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 75 (80.65%) C#
2 68 (73.12%) JavaScript
3 28 (30.11%) SQL
4 14 (15.05%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.53%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.23%) Java
6 3 (3.23%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.08%) C++
7 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.08%) VBA
7 1 (1.08%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) ISTQB
2 4 (4.30%) ISEB
3 3 (3.23%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) CHECK Team Member
4 2 (2.15%) CISM
4 2 (2.15%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (46.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.13%) Oracle
3 8 (8.60%) SAP
4 7 (7.53%) Twitter
5 6 (6.45%) Sencha
6 5 (5.38%) RedGate
7 4 (4.30%) Sourcefire
7 4 (4.30%) Telerik
8 2 (2.15%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.08%) Dell
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