The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 18 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 Thames Valley 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 1 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 68.75% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 100.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
11 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 68.75% 20.00% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Average daily rate £450 £348 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.49% +87.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
South East

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Thames Valley region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Thames Valley region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

WCF
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 11 (91.67%) C#
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
1 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (83.33%) AppFabric
2 10 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (83.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (83.33%) XML
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) SOA
3 3 (25.00%) WF
4 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Symfony
5 1 (8.33%) Zend
5 1 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 10 (83.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (83.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 10 (83.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
1 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
2 10 (83.33%) AppFabric
2 10 (83.33%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) WF
4 1 (8.33%) Symfony
4 1 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) SOA
2 1 (8.33%) MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Scrum
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Zend