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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 71 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 55 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.04% 1.97% 1.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.17% 7.86% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 32 22
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £433 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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
673 598 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.98% 25.02% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 329 235
Average daily rate £340 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 17
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 April 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 24 April 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 -2 20 £313 +4.16% 12
Staffordshire -5 8 £300 -2.04% 7
Coventry -3 6 £425 +30.76% 3
Solihull - 5 £400 -
Wolverhampton +5 1 - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 68 (91.89%) .NET
2 59 (79.73%) C#
3 32 (43.24%) .NET Framework
4 31 (41.89%) SQL
5 28 (37.84%) SQL Server
5 28 (37.84%) ASP.NET
6 23 (31.08%) Web Services
7 22 (29.73%) XML
8 20 (27.03%) WPF
8 20 (27.03%) Entity Framework
9 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
9 15 (20.27%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (20.27%) MVC
10 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
10 14 (18.92%) T-SQL
10 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (18.92%) LINQ
11 13 (17.57%) TDD
12 12 (16.22%) HTML
12 12 (16.22%) SOAP
13 11 (14.86%) SOA
14 10 (13.51%) SharePoint
14 10 (13.51%) CSS
14 10 (13.51%) Visual Studio
14 10 (13.51%) WinForms
15 9 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
17 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (9.46%) jQuery
17 7 (9.46%) Unit Testing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (20.27%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (13.51%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) PowerPivot
2 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (37.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.41%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.70%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.35%) MySQL
9 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Visual Studio
2 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.11%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.70%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.35%) MSI
5 1 (1.35%) XMLUnit
5 1 (1.35%) MSTest
5 1 (1.35%) Moq
5 1 (1.35%) Subversion
5 1 (1.35%) WiX
5 1 (1.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.35%) NSubstitute
General
1 5 (6.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (90.54%) Developer
2 30 (40.54%) .NET Developer
3 17 (22.97%) C# Developer
4 9 (12.16%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (9.46%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (8.11%) BizTalk Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.76%) AWS Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) .NET Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (5.41%) C# Programmer
8 4 (5.41%) Programmer
9 3 (4.05%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (91.89%) .NET
2 32 (43.24%) .NET Framework
3 28 (37.84%) ASP.NET
4 23 (31.08%) Web Services
5 22 (29.73%) XML
6 20 (27.03%) WPF
6 20 (27.03%) Entity Framework
7 14 (18.92%) LINQ
8 12 (16.22%) HTML
8 12 (16.22%) SOAP
9 10 (13.51%) CSS
9 10 (13.51%) WinForms
10 7 (9.46%) jQuery
11 6 (8.11%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (8.11%) XSLT
12 5 (6.76%) REST
13 4 (5.41%) NHibernate
13 4 (5.41%) HTML5
13 4 (5.41%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.35%) Data Integration
1 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) MVC
2 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.57%) TDD
4 11 (14.86%) SOA
5 7 (9.46%) Unit Testing
5 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.11%) OO
7 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.76%) ERP
7 5 (6.76%) Scrum
8 4 (5.41%) Kanban
9 3 (4.05%) Workflow
9 3 (4.05%) Migration
9 3 (4.05%) MVVM
9 3 (4.05%) Web Development
10 2 (2.70%) AOP
10 2 (2.70%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (2.70%) Multithreading
10 2 (2.70%) System Testing
10 2 (2.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 59 (79.73%) C#
2 31 (41.89%) SQL
3 15 (20.27%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.92%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.11%) Ruby
5 6 (8.11%) Java
5 6 (8.11%) Python
6 4 (5.41%) VBScript
7 3 (4.05%) XAML
7 3 (4.05%) C++
8 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.35%) VB
9 1 (1.35%) XPath
9 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.35%) Degree
1 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (1.35%) MCTS
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle
3 2 (2.70%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.35%) Cognos
4 1 (1.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) Tableau
4 1 (1.35%) Twitter
4 1 (1.35%) Nintex
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