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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 99 93 123
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +30
Contract jobs citing WCF 41 47 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.42% 1.53% 0.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.05% 6.05% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 10
Median daily rate £394 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £299 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
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
678 777 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.50% 25.22% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 492 515
Median daily rate £350 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 15
Median hourly rate £38.75 £37.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.39 £32.00 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +2 12 £430 +1.17% 1
Bristol +14 11 £375 +11.11% 9
Somerset +9 11 £425 +36.00% 5
Gloucestershire -5 1 £325 -4.76% 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 64 (80.00%) .NET
2 63 (78.75%) C#
3 49 (61.25%) SQL Server
4 46 (57.50%) MVC
5 39 (48.75%) Microsoft
5 39 (48.75%) JavaScript
5 39 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (41.25%) ASP.NET
7 32 (40.00%) SQL
8 30 (37.50%) Scrum
8 30 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (35.00%) Web Services
10 27 (33.75%) AngularJS
10 27 (33.75%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (32.50%) .NET Framework
12 25 (31.25%) HTML
13 23 (28.75%) BizTalk Server
14 22 (27.50%) CSS
14 22 (27.50%) HTML5
15 21 (26.25%) T-SQL
16 20 (25.00%) TDD
17 19 (23.75%) REST
18 17 (21.25%) Entity Framework
19 16 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
20 15 (18.75%) jQuery
20 15 (18.75%) Relational Database
20 15 (18.75%) RDBMS
21 14 (17.50%) OO
21 14 (17.50%) RabbitMQ
22 13 (16.25%) User Experience

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 23 (28.75%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (6.25%) IIS
3 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) CMS
4 1 (1.25%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.25%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) AMQP
2 1 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (61.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.75%) RDBMS
2 15 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.50%) Biml
8 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.50%) Power BI
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.25%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (11.25%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.75%) NUnit
3 7 (8.75%) SpecFlow
4 5 (6.25%) Moq
4 5 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.50%) MSTest
6 2 (2.50%) Selenium
7 1 (1.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.25%) JIRA
7 1 (1.25%) NuGet
7 1 (1.25%) Subversion
7 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Marketing
3 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (75.00%) Developer
2 31 (38.75%) .NET Developer
3 25 (31.25%) C# Developer
4 18 (22.50%) BizTalk Developer
5 17 (21.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (16.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 9 (11.25%) Software Engineer
10 8 (10.00%) BizTalk Programmer
10 8 (10.00%) Programmer
11 7 (8.75%) C# Software Engineer
11 7 (8.75%) Senior Developer
11 7 (8.75%) Software Developer
12 6 (7.50%) Senior .NET Developer
13 5 (6.25%) Agile C# Developer
13 5 (6.25%) Agile Developer
13 5 (6.25%) Angular Developer
13 5 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
14 4 (5.00%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (80.00%) .NET
2 33 (41.25%) ASP.NET
3 30 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (35.00%) Web Services
5 27 (33.75%) AngularJS
5 27 (33.75%) ASP.NET Web API
6 26 (32.50%) .NET Framework
7 25 (31.25%) HTML
8 22 (27.50%) CSS
8 22 (27.50%) HTML5
9 19 (23.75%) REST
10 17 (21.25%) Entity Framework
11 15 (18.75%) jQuery
12 14 (17.50%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (16.25%) Dojo
14 10 (12.50%) SOAP
15 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 9 (11.25%) JSON
15 9 (11.25%) LINQ
16 8 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) User Experience
2 4 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.75%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.25%) iPhone
4 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Android
3 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (57.50%) MVC
2 39 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (37.50%) Scrum
4 20 (25.00%) TDD
5 14 (17.50%) OO
6 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
7 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (15.00%) Microservices
8 9 (11.25%) BDD
8 9 (11.25%) Integration Testing
9 7 (8.75%) OOP
9 7 (8.75%) Process Management
10 5 (6.25%) Automated Testing
10 5 (6.25%) OOD
10 5 (6.25%) SDLC
10 5 (6.25%) SOA
11 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
11 4 (5.00%) Kanban
11 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
12 3 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 63 (78.75%) C#
2 39 (48.75%) JavaScript
3 32 (40.00%) SQL
4 21 (26.25%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.25%) Java
6 4 (5.00%) Ruby
7 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.25%) C++
9 1 (1.25%) F#
9 1 (1.25%) Haskell
9 1 (1.25%) XPath
9 1 (1.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Degree
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) MCPD
4 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (48.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) RedGate
2 5 (6.25%) Twitter
3 4 (5.00%) Oracle
4 2 (2.50%) Sencha
5 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.25%) Nintex
5 1 (1.25%) SAP
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