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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 110 100 80
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Contract jobs citing WCF 34 49 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 1.52% 1.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.15% 6.33% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 40
Average daily rate £375 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
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
820 774 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.53% 24.01% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 511 381
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 21
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -3.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol +4 14 £375 - 9
Wiltshire -3 14 £488 +30.00% 3
Somerset -16 2 £425 +30.76% 4
Gloucestershire +8 1 - - 1
Dorset +2 1 £350 +12.90% 8
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 94 (78.33%) C#
2 90 (75.00%) .NET
3 62 (51.67%) MVC
4 58 (48.33%) SQL Server
5 57 (47.50%) ASP.NET
6 56 (46.67%) JavaScript
6 56 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (36.67%) .NET Framework
8 43 (35.83%) HTML
8 43 (35.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 40 (33.33%) CSS
10 39 (32.50%) Microsoft
10 39 (32.50%) Scrum
11 32 (26.67%) Web Services
12 31 (25.83%) BizTalk Server
13 28 (23.33%) TDD
14 27 (22.50%) HTML5
14 27 (22.50%) ASP.NET Web API
15 26 (21.67%) Entity Framework
15 26 (21.67%) SQL
16 25 (20.83%) Windows
17 23 (19.17%) Team Foundation Server
18 22 (18.33%) SpecFlow
18 22 (18.33%) AngularJS
19 21 (17.50%) Unit Testing
19 21 (17.50%) Automated Testing
20 20 (16.67%) Software Engineering
21 18 (15.00%) WPF
21 18 (15.00%) OO
22 16 (13.33%) Web Development

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 31 (25.83%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (12.50%) IIS
3 6 (5.00%) CMS
4 5 (4.17%) EPiServer CMS
5 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.00%) Internet
2 10 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.50%) SSL
4 1 (0.83%) AMQP
4 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (48.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 10 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 10 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.67%) Big Data
4 2 (1.67%) MS Access
4 2 (1.67%) MySQL
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (19.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (18.33%) SpecFlow
3 13 (10.83%) Selenium
4 12 (10.00%) NUnit
5 11 (9.17%) Jenkins
5 11 (9.17%) TeamCity
6 10 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 9 (7.50%) Moq
7 9 (7.50%) Rhino Mocks
8 8 (6.67%) Cucumber
8 8 (6.67%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.67%) MSTest
9 2 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.83%) JIRA
10 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (5.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 93 (77.50%) Developer
2 47 (39.17%) .NET Developer
3 33 (27.50%) C# Developer
4 24 (20.00%) BizTalk Developer
5 19 (15.83%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (13.33%) BizTalk Programmer
6 16 (13.33%) Programmer
6 16 (13.33%) Software Engineer
7 14 (11.67%) ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
9 11 (9.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 8 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
11 8 (6.67%) AWS Software Engineer
11 8 (6.67%) E-Commerce Engineer
12 7 (5.83%) Senior Developer
13 6 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
13 6 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
13 6 (5.00%) SQL Developer
14 5 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (75.00%) .NET
2 57 (47.50%) ASP.NET
3 44 (36.67%) .NET Framework
4 43 (35.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 43 (35.83%) HTML
5 40 (33.33%) CSS
6 32 (26.67%) Web Services
7 27 (22.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (22.50%) HTML5
8 26 (21.67%) Entity Framework
9 22 (18.33%) AngularJS
10 18 (15.00%) WPF
11 15 (12.50%) jQuery
12 13 (10.83%) RESTful
13 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 10 (8.33%) REST
13 10 (8.33%) SOAP
13 10 (8.33%) XML
14 9 (7.50%) Ajax
14 9 (7.50%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (7.50%) User Experience
3 8 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 6 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.83%) Windows
2 5 (4.17%) Linux
2 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (51.67%) MVC
2 56 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (32.50%) Scrum
4 28 (23.33%) TDD
5 21 (17.50%) Automated Testing
5 21 (17.50%) Unit Testing
6 20 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 18 (15.00%) OO
8 16 (13.33%) Web Development
9 13 (10.83%) Dependency Injection
10 12 (10.00%) Release Management
11 11 (9.17%) BDD
12 10 (8.33%) OOP
13 9 (7.50%) UML
14 8 (6.67%) E-Commerce
14 8 (6.67%) Kanban
14 8 (6.67%) MVVM
15 7 (5.83%) Microservices
16 6 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 94 (78.33%) C#
2 56 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 26 (21.67%) SQL
4 11 (9.17%) TypeScript
5 8 (6.67%) C++
5 8 (6.67%) Ruby
5 8 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.50%) Perl
6 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.50%) VBScript
7 2 (1.67%) Java
7 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.83%) XPath
8 1 (0.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.83%) Degree
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.50%) VMware ESX
1 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.50%) vSphere
1 3 (2.50%) XenApp
Vendors
1 39 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.17%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.50%) Citrix
3 3 (2.50%) ESRI
3 3 (2.50%) Symantec
3 3 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle
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Wiltshire
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Vivid Resourcing
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