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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 112 75 65
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -10
Contract jobs citing WCF 26 50 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 2.17% 2.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.31% 8.77% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 55
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £590 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 £32.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.93% +31.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
786 570 872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.69% 24.73% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 351 509
Average daily rate £325 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 35
Average hourly rate £45.00 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.67% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.35 £15.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £45.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -38 8 £400 +23.07% 4
Somerset -8 7 £330 -27.94% 2
Bristol -11 7 £288 -23.33% 4
Dorset +1 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire +2 1 - - 1
Devon -7 1 - - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 77 (96.25%) .NET
2 68 (85.00%) C#
3 53 (66.25%) ASP.NET
3 53 (66.25%) MVC
4 50 (62.50%) SQL Server
5 36 (45.00%) Web Services
6 31 (38.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (36.25%) SQL
8 25 (31.25%) XML
8 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
9 23 (28.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (27.50%) SharePoint
11 20 (25.00%) Visual Studio
11 20 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (21.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (20.00%) .NET Framework
14 15 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (17.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (16.25%) VB.NET
16 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
16 13 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (13.75%) HTML
17 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 10 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
18 10 (12.50%) OO
18 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
19 9 (11.25%) TDD
19 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
19 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
19 9 (11.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (27.50%) SharePoint
2 15 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (17.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (8.75%) MS Project Server
5 7 (8.75%) CMS
6 6 (7.50%) Umbraco
7 3 (3.75%) IIS
8 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.25%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 31 (38.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.50%) MySQL
8 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 17 (21.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.00%) MSTest
4 3 (3.75%) NUnit
5 2 (2.50%) JIRA
5 2 (2.50%) Moq
5 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.50%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.50%) JMeter
6 1 (1.25%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.25%) Firebug
6 1 (1.25%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (1.25%) Finance
3 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (85.00%) Developer
2 33 (41.25%) .NET Developer
3 19 (23.75%) ASP.NET Developer
4 16 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 13 (16.25%) BizTalk Developer
6 11 (13.75%) C# Developer
7 9 (11.25%) Senior Developer
7 9 (11.25%) Senior .NET Developer
8 8 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (8.75%) Senior BizTalk Developer
10 6 (7.50%) Architect
11 5 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
12 4 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
12 4 (5.00%) Web Developer
12 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
12 4 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (5.00%) CRM Architect
12 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
12 4 (5.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (96.25%) .NET
2 53 (66.25%) ASP.NET
3 36 (45.00%) Web Services
4 25 (31.25%) XML
5 23 (28.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 11 (13.75%) HTML
7 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 9 (11.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 8 (10.00%) jQuery
10 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (8.75%) XSLT
11 6 (7.50%) CSS
12 4 (5.00%) LINQ
12 4 (5.00%) JSON
13 3 (3.75%) Ajax
13 3 (3.75%) SOAP
13 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (3.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.50%) Open Source
2 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (66.25%) MVC
2 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (12.50%) OO
3 9 (11.25%) TDD
4 5 (6.25%) Change Control
5 4 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (5.00%) UML
5 4 (5.00%) CRM
5 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.00%) SOA
6 3 (3.75%) Scrum
6 3 (3.75%) Waterfall
7 2 (2.50%) Database Tuning
7 2 (2.50%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.50%) OOD
7 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (2.50%) Test Management
7 2 (2.50%) ITIL
8 1 (1.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 68 (85.00%) C#
2 29 (36.25%) SQL
3 13 (16.25%) VB.NET
3 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.25%) PowerShell
5 7 (8.75%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.75%) C++
7 2 (2.50%) Java
7 2 (2.50%) PHP
7 2 (2.50%) VB
7 2 (2.50%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.00%) Telerik
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) Capita
3 2 (2.50%) HP
3 2 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (1.25%) ESRI
4 1 (1.25%) Ektron
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