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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 77 66 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs citing WCF 40 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.66% 2.20% 3.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.38% 9.11% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £423 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -28.57%
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
542 593 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.55% 24.21% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 341 311
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 8
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £34.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -3 20 £375 +7.14% 9
Coventry +3 8 £190 -49.33% 1
Warwickshire -1 5 £135 -60.00% 4
Wolverhampton - 5 £256 -
Staffordshire -9 2 £300 -23.07% 7
Solihull 0 1 £400 +21.21% 2
Shropshire -5 1 - - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 86 (92.47%) .NET
2 84 (90.32%) C#
3 50 (53.76%) ASP.NET
4 44 (47.31%) SQL Server
5 41 (44.09%) .NET Framework
6 36 (38.71%) SQL
7 34 (36.56%) Web Services
8 33 (35.48%) Entity Framework
9 31 (33.33%) JavaScript
10 29 (31.18%) CSS
11 28 (30.11%) MVC
12 27 (29.03%) XML
13 26 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (27.96%) TDD
14 25 (26.88%) HTML
15 23 (24.73%) WPF
16 22 (23.66%) jQuery
17 20 (21.51%) ASP.NET MVC
18 19 (20.43%) T-SQL
18 19 (20.43%) SOA
19 16 (17.20%) WinForms
19 16 (17.20%) LINQ
20 15 (16.13%) OO
21 13 (13.98%) Visual Studio
21 13 (13.98%) Scrum
22 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
23 11 (11.83%) Windows
23 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
23 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012
23 11 (11.83%) SharePoint 2013

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 11 (11.83%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (10.75%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (5.38%) Node.js
5 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) InfoPath
2 3 (3.23%) PowerPivot
2 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (47.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.45%) NoSQL
6 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (4.30%) RDBMS
8 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (3.23%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.45%) ReSharper
3 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.15%) NUnit
5 2 (2.15%) Subversion
5 2 (2.15%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (2.15%) Moq
6 1 (1.08%) XMLUnit
General
1 3 (3.23%) Finance
1 3 (3.23%) Retail
2 2 (2.15%) Advertising
3 1 (1.08%) Games
3 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (93.55%) Developer
2 43 (46.24%) .NET Developer
3 19 (20.43%) C# Developer
4 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (11.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (10.75%) Agile .NET Developer
5 10 (10.75%) SharePoint Developer
6 8 (8.60%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Programmer
7 7 (7.53%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) .NET Programmer
8 6 (6.45%) .NET Software Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) Web Developer
8 6 (6.45%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (6.45%) C# Programmer
8 6 (6.45%) AWS Developer
9 4 (4.30%) BizTalk Developer
9 4 (4.30%) VB.NET Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Senior Web Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (92.47%) .NET
2 50 (53.76%) ASP.NET
3 41 (44.09%) .NET Framework
4 34 (36.56%) Web Services
5 33 (35.48%) Entity Framework
6 29 (31.18%) CSS
7 27 (29.03%) XML
8 25 (26.88%) HTML
9 23 (24.73%) WPF
10 22 (23.66%) jQuery
11 20 (21.51%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (17.20%) LINQ
12 16 (17.20%) WinForms
13 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (10.75%) SOAP
15 9 (9.68%) HTML5
16 8 (8.60%) NHibernate
16 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 8 (8.60%) REST
17 7 (7.53%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.08%) Arduino
3 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Windows
2 1 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.08%) Android
2 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) MVC
2 26 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.96%) TDD
3 19 (20.43%) SOA
4 15 (16.13%) OO
5 13 (13.98%) Scrum
6 9 (9.68%) BDD
6 9 (9.68%) Unit Testing
7 8 (8.60%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.53%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.45%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (6.45%) Web Application Development
10 5 (5.38%) ERP
10 5 (5.38%) Workflow
11 4 (4.30%) AOP
11 4 (4.30%) OOD
12 3 (3.23%) Configuration Management
12 3 (3.23%) Change Management
12 3 (3.23%) CRM
12 3 (3.23%) UML
Programming Languages
1 84 (90.32%) C#
2 36 (38.71%) SQL
3 31 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 19 (20.43%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.45%) VBScript
6 5 (5.38%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.38%) Ruby
7 2 (2.15%) XAML
7 2 (2.15%) VB
7 2 (2.15%) PHP
7 2 (2.15%) C++
7 2 (2.15%) Java
8 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.08%) VB6
8 1 (1.08%) Python
8 1 (1.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.08%) Degree
1 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle
3 4 (4.30%) Nintex
4 3 (3.23%) Telerik
4 3 (3.23%) DevExpress
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