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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 67 37 55
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +18
Contract jobs citing WCF 56 84 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.17% 3.97% 2.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.59% 14.46% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 62 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
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
652 581 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.26% 27.47% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 361 352
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £21.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -9 33 £350 - 5
Warwickshire -15 9 £338 +5.46% 2
Coventry -5 6 £375 +33.92% 4
Staffordshire - 3 £450 - 3
Solihull +3 2 £330 +5.60% 2
Shropshire -11 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 108 (97.30%) .NET
2 92 (82.88%) C#
3 76 (68.47%) ASP.NET
4 66 (59.46%) SQL Server
5 55 (49.55%) JavaScript
6 52 (46.85%) CSS
7 50 (45.05%) SQL
7 50 (45.05%) MVC
8 44 (39.64%) Microsoft
9 43 (38.74%) Visual Studio
10 36 (32.43%) .NET Framework
11 34 (30.63%) HTML
12 32 (28.83%) jQuery
13 31 (27.93%) Web Services
13 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (25.23%) Web Development
15 25 (22.52%) LINQ
15 25 (22.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 22 (19.82%) Windows
16 22 (19.82%) SharePoint
17 21 (18.92%) XML
18 17 (15.32%) Logistics
19 16 (14.41%) CRM
20 15 (13.51%) Scrum
20 15 (13.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 15 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
20 15 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
21 14 (12.61%) WPF
22 13 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
22 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 22 (19.82%) SharePoint
2 13 (11.71%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (9.01%) IIS
4 8 (7.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (5.41%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.90%) Node.js
7 1 (0.90%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.90%) CMS
7 1 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Office 365
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (0.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (59.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (13.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.70%) ZAP BI
6 3 (2.70%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.70%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.90%) SQLite
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (38.74%) Visual Studio
2 13 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (9.91%) Subversion
4 9 (8.11%) JIRA
5 8 (7.21%) NUnit
6 7 (6.31%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (5.41%) FxCop
8 4 (3.60%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.90%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.90%) Xcode
9 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.90%) Moq
9 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.90%) NBehave
General
1 2 (1.80%) Back Office
1 2 (1.80%) Retail
2 1 (0.90%) Marketing
2 1 (0.90%) Electronics
2 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.90%) Finance
2 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.90%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 98 (88.29%) Developer
2 45 (40.54%) .NET Developer
3 23 (20.72%) ASP.NET Developer
4 20 (18.02%) Web Developer
5 17 (15.32%) .NET Web Developer
6 14 (12.61%) CRM Developer
7 13 (11.71%) C# Developer
8 9 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (8.11%) Windows Mobile Developer
8 9 (8.11%) Mobile Developer
9 8 (7.21%) BizTalk Developer
10 7 (6.31%) Lead Developer
10 7 (6.31%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Developer
12 5 (4.50%) Architect
13 4 (3.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 3 (2.70%) Lead .NET Developer
14 3 (2.70%) Mobile Applications Developer
14 3 (2.70%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (97.30%) .NET
2 76 (68.47%) ASP.NET
3 52 (46.85%) CSS
4 36 (32.43%) .NET Framework
5 34 (30.63%) HTML
6 32 (28.83%) jQuery
7 31 (27.93%) Web Services
8 25 (22.52%) LINQ
8 25 (22.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 21 (18.92%) XML
10 14 (12.61%) WPF
11 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (9.91%) XSLT
13 7 (6.31%) WinForms
14 6 (5.41%) WF
14 6 (5.41%) XSL
15 5 (4.50%) SOAP
15 5 (4.50%) NHibernate
15 5 (4.50%) CSS3
15 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.11%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.21%) N-Tier
2 8 (7.21%) Pocket PC
3 2 (1.80%) User Experience
3 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.90%) DTV
4 1 (0.90%) iPhone
4 1 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.90%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.82%) Windows
2 9 (8.11%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (7.21%) Windows CE
3 8 (7.21%) Windows 8
3 8 (7.21%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (7.21%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (45.05%) MVC
2 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.23%) Web Development
4 17 (15.32%) Logistics
5 16 (14.41%) CRM
6 15 (13.51%) Scrum
7 13 (11.71%) TDD
8 8 (7.21%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (7.21%) Mobile Application Development
9 7 (6.31%) Workflow
10 5 (4.50%) SOA
10 5 (4.50%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (3.60%) MVVM
11 4 (3.60%) Unit Testing
11 4 (3.60%) AOP
12 3 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (2.70%) ERP
12 3 (2.70%) OOP
12 3 (2.70%) Migration
12 3 (2.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 92 (82.88%) C#
2 55 (49.55%) JavaScript
3 50 (45.05%) SQL
4 10 (9.01%) VB.NET
5 8 (7.21%) C++
5 8 (7.21%) Embedded C++
6 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.70%) Java
7 3 (2.70%) Ruby
8 2 (1.80%) Python
8 2 (1.80%) VB6
8 2 (1.80%) VB
9 1 (0.90%) VBA
9 1 (0.90%) PHP
9 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.80%) MCTS
3 1 (0.90%) MCITP
3 1 (0.90%) Degree
3 1 (0.90%) MCP
3 1 (0.90%) MCAD
3 1 (0.90%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.90%) QA
Vendors
1 44 (39.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (0.90%) Business Objects
3 1 (0.90%) SAP
3 1 (0.90%) Infragistics
3 1 (0.90%) Sitecore
3 1 (0.90%) Ektron
3 1 (0.90%) Facebook
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwick
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 12 days ago