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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 107 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 29 45 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 2.14% 2.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.74% 8.88% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 36
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £24.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +18.30%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
776 507 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.47% 24.13% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 341 378
Average daily rate £330 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 27
Average hourly rate £36.00 £34.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +38.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.65 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £54.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
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 11 July 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 11 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset -8 14 £325 -29.03% 3
Wiltshire -9 10 £300 -42.85% 12
Bristol -34 2 £330 +24.52% 9
Devon +3 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -17 1 £375 +2.73% 4
Dorset - - - - 4
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 52 (96.30%) .NET
2 48 (88.89%) C#
3 35 (64.81%) SQL Server
4 29 (53.70%) ASP.NET
4 29 (53.70%) MVC
5 24 (44.44%) SQL
6 22 (40.74%) Web Services
7 17 (31.48%) XML
8 16 (29.63%) .NET Framework
9 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
10 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
11 13 (24.07%) Scrum
12 12 (22.22%) HTML
12 12 (22.22%) SharePoint
12 12 (22.22%) jQuery
13 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (20.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 11 (20.37%) CSS
14 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (16.67%) LINQ
15 9 (16.67%) Visual Studio
15 9 (16.67%) C++
15 9 (16.67%) VB.NET
15 9 (16.67%) Windows
15 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
16 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
16 8 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (14.81%) WPF

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 12 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 8 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (12.96%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.70%) CMS
5 2 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.70%) IIS
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.85%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.85%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.85%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) LDAP
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (64.81%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.70%) MySQL
7 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.70%) JMeter
3 2 (3.70%) JIRA
3 2 (3.70%) Selenium
3 2 (3.70%) Moq
3 2 (3.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.85%) Firebug
4 1 (1.85%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.85%) MSTest
4 1 (1.85%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (11.11%) Back Office
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Finance
4 2 (3.70%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (81.48%) Developer
2 30 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 10 (18.52%) SQL Developer
4 7 (12.96%) C# Developer
4 7 (12.96%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (12.96%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (9.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Programmer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (7.41%) BizTalk Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 3 (5.56%) WinForms Developer
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (3.70%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (3.70%) Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (96.30%) .NET
2 29 (53.70%) ASP.NET
3 22 (40.74%) Web Services
4 17 (31.48%) XML
5 16 (29.63%) .NET Framework
6 12 (22.22%) HTML
6 12 (22.22%) jQuery
7 11 (20.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (20.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 11 (20.37%) CSS
8 9 (16.67%) LINQ
9 8 (14.81%) WPF
10 7 (12.96%) WF
10 7 (12.96%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 6 (11.11%) Task Parallel Library
11 6 (11.11%) HTML5
12 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (9.26%) SOAP
12 5 (9.26%) XSLT
13 4 (7.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.70%) DTV
2 2 (3.70%) PKI
2 2 (3.70%) Open Source
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) RIA
3 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (53.70%) MVC
2 13 (24.07%) Scrum
3 8 (14.81%) Unit Testing
4 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.26%) TDD
5 5 (9.26%) OO
5 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
5 5 (9.26%) UML
6 4 (7.41%) SOA
7 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.56%) Database Tuning
7 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.70%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.70%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (3.70%) Web Development
8 2 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (88.89%) C#
2 24 (44.44%) SQL
3 15 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 9 (16.67%) C++
5 5 (9.26%) Java
6 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.70%) Python
7 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.70%) VB
8 1 (1.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) ISO 9002
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) MIIS
1 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Telerik
4 2 (3.70%) Capita
4 2 (3.70%) HP
4 2 (3.70%) Citrix
4 2 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) ESRI
5 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.85%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.85%) Ektron
5 1 (1.85%) Nintex
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