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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 77 54 71
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Contract jobs citing WCF 36 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 2.75% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.33% 10.83% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 22
Average daily rate
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£346 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-12.33% +6.20%
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
569 563 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.85% 25.37% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 309 265
Average daily rate £336 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 20
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £32.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Staffordshire +1 9 £300 -2.43% 6
Birmingham -10 9 £355 +9.23% 11
Solihull +10 4 £413 +53.91%
Coventry -4 3 £400 +6.66% 4
Warwickshire -18 2 - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 7
Walsall - - - - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 80 (95.24%) .NET
2 59 (70.24%) C#
3 39 (46.43%) .NET Framework
4 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
5 33 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (38.10%) ASP.NET
7 29 (34.52%) SQL
8 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
8 27 (32.14%) Web Services
9 22 (26.19%) Visual Studio
9 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
9 22 (26.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 20 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (22.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (21.43%) MVC
12 18 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (20.24%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (20.24%) WPF
14 16 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
14 16 (19.05%) TDD
14 16 (19.05%) CRM
14 16 (19.05%) SharePoint
14 16 (19.05%) CSS
15 15 (17.86%) HTML
16 14 (16.67%) XML
17 13 (15.48%) Scrum
17 13 (15.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (15.48%) LINQ
17 13 (15.48%) REST
18 12 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 17 (20.24%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (8.33%) IIS
5 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.76%) PowerPivot
2 3 (3.57%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.19%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) SMTP
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (22.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (15.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.76%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.19%) SQLite
9 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (26.19%) Visual Studio
2 18 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (8.33%) ReSharper
3 7 (8.33%) MSBuild
3 7 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 6 (7.14%) MSTest
4 6 (7.14%) NUnit
5 5 (5.95%) NCover
5 5 (5.95%) NDepend
5 5 (5.95%) NuGet
5 5 (5.95%) StyleCop
6 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.19%) MSI
8 1 (1.19%) Subversion
8 1 (1.19%) FxCop
8 1 (1.19%) NSubstitute
8 1 (1.19%) Moq
8 1 (1.19%) WiX
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (1.19%) Marketing
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
3 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (83.33%) Developer
2 31 (36.90%) .NET Developer
3 16 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 9 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (8.33%) CRM Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (8.33%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 6 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (4.76%) C# Programmer
8 4 (4.76%) Programmer
8 4 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) .NET Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (95.24%) .NET
2 39 (46.43%) .NET Framework
3 32 (38.10%) ASP.NET
4 27 (32.14%) Web Services
5 22 (26.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 17 (20.24%) WPF
7 16 (19.05%) CSS
8 15 (17.86%) HTML
9 14 (16.67%) XML
10 13 (15.48%) LINQ
10 13 (15.48%) REST
11 12 (14.29%) XSLT
11 12 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
12 11 (13.10%) WinForms
13 9 (10.71%) SOAP
13 9 (10.71%) WF
14 8 (9.52%) NHibernate
15 7 (8.33%) jQuery
16 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
17 4 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Open Source
2 5 (5.95%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.19%) Android
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.43%) MVC
3 16 (19.05%) TDD
3 16 (19.05%) CRM
4 13 (15.48%) Scrum
5 11 (13.10%) Web Development
6 7 (8.33%) Kanban
6 7 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 7 (8.33%) SOA
7 6 (7.14%) Workflow
7 6 (7.14%) OO
7 6 (7.14%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.95%) Pair Programming
8 5 (5.95%) BDD
8 5 (5.95%) ATDD
8 5 (5.95%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (5.95%) MVVM
8 5 (5.95%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
9 4 (4.76%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.76%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 59 (70.24%) C#
2 29 (34.52%) SQL
3 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.29%) Java
4 12 (14.29%) Python
4 12 (14.29%) Ruby
5 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.76%) VBScript
8 3 (3.57%) C++
8 3 (3.57%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.38%) XAML
10 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) VCP4
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.19%) MCTS
4 1 (1.19%) MCITP
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (1.19%) SAP
3 1 (1.19%) Cognos
3 1 (1.19%) Apple
3 1 (1.19%) CODA
3 1 (1.19%) Tableau
3 1 (1.19%) Twitter
3 1 (1.19%) Xamarin
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