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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 76 60 48
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing WCF 34 46 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 2.13% 3.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.34% 8.41% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £318 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
536 547 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.51% 25.31% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 325 286
Average daily rate £360 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 19
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Coventry +15 20 £425 +13.33% 2
Warwickshire -11 3 - - 5
Birmingham -24 3 £425 +30.76% 5
Staffordshire +3 2 - - 4
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 80 (96.39%) .NET
2 58 (69.88%) C#
3 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
4 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (49.40%) SQL Server
6 33 (39.76%) ASP.NET
7 30 (36.14%) Visual Studio
7 30 (36.14%) Web Services
8 29 (34.94%) .NET Framework
9 26 (31.33%) SQL
10 24 (28.92%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (27.71%) JavaScript
12 21 (25.30%) Scrum
13 20 (24.10%) CSS
14 19 (22.89%) CRM
14 19 (22.89%) Dynamics CRM
14 19 (22.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (20.48%) XML
15 17 (20.48%) HTML
16 16 (19.28%) MVC
17 15 (18.07%) SharePoint
18 14 (16.87%) XSLT
18 14 (16.87%) Web Development
19 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 13 (15.66%) Windows
19 13 (15.66%) Java
20 12 (14.46%) Python
20 12 (14.46%) Ruby
20 12 (14.46%) Ruby on Rails

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (28.92%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (18.07%) SharePoint
3 9 (10.84%) IIS
4 8 (9.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) S-PLUS
2 1 (1.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) HTTP
2 2 (2.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (49.40%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (12.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.41%) SQLite
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.20%) ZAP BI
6 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (36.14%) Visual Studio
2 19 (22.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.84%) JIRA
4 8 (9.64%) Subversion
5 7 (8.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (8.43%) MSBuild
5 7 (8.43%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.23%) MSTest
6 6 (7.23%) NUnit
7 5 (6.02%) ReSharper
7 5 (6.02%) NCover
7 5 (6.02%) NDepend
7 5 (6.02%) StyleCop
7 5 (6.02%) NuGet
8 1 (1.20%) WiX
8 1 (1.20%) FxCop
8 1 (1.20%) MSI
8 1 (1.20%) Xcode
General
1 3 (3.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (86.75%) Developer
2 25 (30.12%) .NET Developer
3 11 (13.25%) CRM Developer
4 10 (12.05%) Mobile Developer
4 10 (12.05%) BizTalk Developer
4 10 (12.05%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Lead Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (7.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.23%) .NET Web Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Applications Developer
8 4 (4.82%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Lead .NET Developer
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (96.39%) .NET
2 33 (39.76%) ASP.NET
3 30 (36.14%) Web Services
4 29 (34.94%) .NET Framework
5 20 (24.10%) CSS
6 17 (20.48%) XML
6 17 (20.48%) HTML
7 14 (16.87%) XSLT
8 12 (14.46%) Ruby on Rails
8 12 (14.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 11 (13.25%) REST
10 9 (10.84%) WF
10 9 (10.84%) SOAP
11 6 (7.23%) NHibernate
11 6 (7.23%) LINQ
11 6 (7.23%) jQuery
11 6 (7.23%) WPF
12 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (3.61%) HTML5
13 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.64%) Pocket PC
3 6 (7.23%) Open Source
4 5 (6.02%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (4.82%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.20%) iPad
6 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.66%) Windows
2 9 (10.84%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (9.64%) Windows CE
3 8 (9.64%) Windows 8
3 8 (9.64%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (9.64%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.30%) Scrum
3 19 (22.89%) CRM
4 16 (19.28%) MVC
5 14 (16.87%) Web Development
6 11 (13.25%) TDD
7 8 (9.64%) Mobile Application Development
8 7 (8.43%) Test Scripting
8 7 (8.43%) Kanban
9 6 (7.23%) Workflow
9 6 (7.23%) SOA
10 5 (6.02%) Pair Programming
10 5 (6.02%) Logistics
10 5 (6.02%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (6.02%) BDD
10 5 (6.02%) ATDD
11 4 (4.82%) MVVM
11 4 (4.82%) Unit Testing
12 3 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (3.61%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 58 (69.88%) C#
2 26 (31.33%) SQL
3 23 (27.71%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.66%) Java
5 12 (14.46%) Python
5 12 (14.46%) Ruby
6 11 (13.25%) C++
7 8 (9.64%) Embedded C++
8 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.02%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.41%) VB
9 2 (2.41%) VB6
9 2 (2.41%) XAML
10 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) MCTS
3 2 (2.41%) MCITP
4 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle
3 1 (1.20%) Apple
3 1 (1.20%) CODA
3 1 (1.20%) Twitter
3 1 (1.20%) Xamarin