The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 75 35 49
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +14
Contract jobs citing WCF 46 81 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.84% 3.88% 2.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.19% 14.59% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 61 33
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £425 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
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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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
640 555 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.55% 26.59% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 347 343
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 23
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the West Midlands region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Birmingham -8 29 £350 - 4
Coventry -1 5 - - 4
Warwickshire -17 4 £338 +5.46% 3
Staffordshire -2 2 £450 - 2
Shropshire -10 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 4
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 106 (97.25%) .NET
2 87 (79.82%) C#
3 74 (67.89%) ASP.NET
4 61 (55.96%) SQL Server
5 50 (45.87%) JavaScript
5 50 (45.87%) CSS
6 46 (42.20%) SQL
6 46 (42.20%) Microsoft
7 44 (40.37%) MVC
7 44 (40.37%) Visual Studio
8 36 (33.03%) .NET Framework
9 35 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (30.28%) HTML
11 29 (26.61%) Web Services
12 28 (25.69%) Web Development
13 27 (24.77%) jQuery
14 24 (22.02%) SharePoint
14 24 (22.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 23 (21.10%) Windows
15 23 (21.10%) LINQ
16 22 (20.18%) XML
17 17 (15.60%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (14.68%) Scrum
18 16 (14.68%) Logistics
19 15 (13.76%) CRM
19 15 (13.76%) SQL Server 2008
20 14 (12.84%) TDD
20 14 (12.84%) Dynamics CRM
21 13 (11.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 13 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 24 (22.02%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.01%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (9.17%) IIS
4 8 (7.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (5.50%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (4.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.92%) SAS
7 1 (0.92%) CMS
7 1 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.92%) Node.js
7 1 (0.92%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.75%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) Office 365
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) HTTP
2 1 (0.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (55.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (11.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (6.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.75%) ZAP BI
8 2 (1.83%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.92%) SQLite
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 44 (40.37%) Visual Studio
2 17 (15.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (10.09%) Subversion
4 9 (8.26%) JIRA
5 8 (7.34%) NUnit
6 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (5.50%) FxCop
8 4 (3.67%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.92%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.92%) Xcode
10 1 (0.92%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.92%) Moq
10 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.92%) NBehave
General
1 2 (1.83%) Retail
1 2 (1.83%) Back Office
2 1 (0.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 95 (87.16%) Developer
2 44 (40.37%) .NET Developer
3 22 (20.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 19 (17.43%) Web Developer
5 16 (14.68%) .NET Web Developer
6 12 (11.01%) CRM Developer
7 11 (10.09%) C# Developer
8 9 (8.26%) Mobile Developer
8 9 (8.26%) Windows Mobile Developer
9 8 (7.34%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (7.34%) BizTalk Developer
9 8 (7.34%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Developer
10 7 (6.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Architect
11 5 (4.59%) Lead Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Lead .NET Developer
12 4 (3.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 3 (2.75%) Analyst
13 3 (2.75%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (97.25%) .NET
2 74 (67.89%) ASP.NET
3 50 (45.87%) CSS
4 36 (33.03%) .NET Framework
5 33 (30.28%) HTML
6 29 (26.61%) Web Services
7 27 (24.77%) jQuery
8 24 (22.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 23 (21.10%) LINQ
10 22 (20.18%) XML
11 13 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (11.01%) WPF
13 11 (10.09%) XSLT
14 6 (5.50%) WF
14 6 (5.50%) WinForms
14 6 (5.50%) XSL
14 6 (5.50%) SOAP
15 5 (4.59%) NHibernate
15 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 4 (3.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.34%) Pocket PC
2 8 (7.34%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.83%) User Experience
3 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.92%) iPad
4 1 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.92%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.10%) Windows
2 9 (8.26%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (7.34%) Windows Phone
3 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
3 8 (7.34%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (7.34%) Windows CE
4 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.37%) MVC
2 35 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.69%) Web Development
4 16 (14.68%) Scrum
4 16 (14.68%) Logistics
5 15 (13.76%) CRM
6 14 (12.84%) TDD
7 8 (7.34%) Mobile Application Development
7 8 (7.34%) Workflow
8 7 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.59%) SOA
9 5 (4.59%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (4.59%) MVVM
10 4 (3.67%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.67%) Test Scripting
10 4 (3.67%) AOP
11 3 (2.75%) OOP
11 3 (2.75%) ERP
11 3 (2.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (1.83%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 87 (79.82%) C#
2 50 (45.87%) JavaScript
3 46 (42.20%) SQL
4 10 (9.17%) VB.NET
5 8 (7.34%) C++
5 8 (7.34%) Embedded C++
6 5 (4.59%) Java
6 5 (4.59%) Ruby
7 4 (3.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.67%) Python
8 2 (1.83%) VB6
8 2 (1.83%) VB
9 1 (0.92%) PHP
9 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.92%) VBA
9 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.83%) MCITP
2 2 (1.83%) MCTS
2 2 (1.83%) Degree
3 1 (0.92%) MCP
3 1 (0.92%) MCAD
3 1 (0.92%) MCSD
3 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) QA
Vendors
1 46 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.50%) Oracle
3 1 (0.92%) Business Objects
3 1 (0.92%) Infragistics
3 1 (0.92%) Ektron
3 1 (0.92%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.92%) Facebook
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago