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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 88 51 53
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +2
Contract jobs citing WCF 19 58 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 2.78% 2.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.06% 10.92% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 38 29
Average daily rate
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£360 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £283 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £438 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
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
468 531 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.68% 25.48% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 319 276
Average daily rate £351 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 21
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.43 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 8 £375 - 4
Birmingham -15 4 £563 +73.15% 10
Staffordshire +7 2 - - 2
Warwickshire -13 2 - - 5
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 72 (96.00%) .NET
2 49 (65.33%) C#
3 44 (58.67%) Microsoft
4 40 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (45.33%) SQL Server
6 30 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 29 (38.67%) Visual Studio
8 28 (37.33%) ASP.NET
8 28 (37.33%) Web Services
9 25 (33.33%) SQL
10 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
11 21 (28.00%) BizTalk Server
12 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 19 (25.33%) Dynamics CRM
13 19 (25.33%) Scrum
13 19 (25.33%) CRM
14 18 (24.00%) CSS
14 18 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (21.33%) HTML
16 15 (20.00%) SharePoint
17 14 (18.67%) MVC
17 14 (18.67%) Web Development
18 13 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 13 (17.33%) XML
18 13 (17.33%) XSLT
18 13 (17.33%) Java
19 12 (16.00%) Python
19 12 (16.00%) Ruby on Rails
19 12 (16.00%) Ruby
19 12 (16.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (28.00%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 10 (13.33%) IIS
4 7 (9.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) S-PLUS
2 1 (1.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (25.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) HTTP
2 2 (2.67%) SMTP
3 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (45.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (14.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.67%) SQLite
8 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.33%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 29 (38.67%) Visual Studio
2 18 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (9.33%) JIRA
3 7 (9.33%) MSBuild
3 7 (9.33%) SpecFlow
4 6 (8.00%) MSTest
4 6 (8.00%) NUnit
4 6 (8.00%) Subversion
5 5 (6.67%) ReSharper
5 5 (6.67%) NDepend
5 5 (6.67%) NCover
5 5 (6.67%) StyleCop
5 5 (6.67%) NuGet
6 1 (1.33%) Xcode
6 1 (1.33%) MSI
6 1 (1.33%) WiX
6 1 (1.33%) FxCop
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Games
2 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (84.00%) Developer
2 23 (30.67%) .NET Developer
3 10 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 10 (13.33%) CRM Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Lead Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 7 (9.33%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Mobile Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (8.00%) .NET Web Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Architect
6 5 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (96.00%) .NET
2 30 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 28 (37.33%) ASP.NET
3 28 (37.33%) Web Services
4 18 (24.00%) CSS
5 16 (21.33%) HTML
6 13 (17.33%) XML
6 13 (17.33%) XSLT
7 12 (16.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 12 (16.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (14.67%) REST
9 9 (12.00%) WF
10 8 (10.67%) SOAP
11 6 (8.00%) NHibernate
11 6 (8.00%) WPF
11 6 (8.00%) LINQ
12 5 (6.67%) jQuery
13 4 (5.33%) HTML5
14 3 (4.00%) JSON
14 3 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.00%) Open Source
2 6 (8.00%) Pocket PC
3 5 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Windows
2 6 (8.00%) Windows Phone
2 6 (8.00%) Windows 8
2 6 (8.00%) Windows Phone 8
2 6 (8.00%) Windows Mobile
2 6 (8.00%) Windows CE
3 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.33%) Scrum
2 19 (25.33%) CRM
3 14 (18.67%) MVC
3 14 (18.67%) Web Development
4 9 (12.00%) TDD
5 7 (9.33%) Kanban
5 7 (9.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 6 (8.00%) Workflow
7 5 (6.67%) SOA
7 5 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.67%) Logistics
7 5 (6.67%) Pair Programming
7 5 (6.67%) BDD
7 5 (6.67%) ATDD
8 4 (5.33%) MVVM
9 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 49 (65.33%) C#
2 25 (33.33%) SQL
3 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
4 13 (17.33%) Java
5 12 (16.00%) Python
5 12 (16.00%) Ruby
6 9 (12.00%) C++
7 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (8.00%) Embedded C++
8 5 (6.67%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.67%) VB6
9 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.67%) VB
9 2 (2.67%) XAML
10 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.00%) Degree
1 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) MCTS
3 1 (1.33%) MCITP
3 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 44 (58.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.33%) Apple
3 1 (1.33%) CODA
3 1 (1.33%) Cognos
3 1 (1.33%) SAP
3 1 (1.33%) Tableau
3 1 (1.33%) Twitter
3 1 (1.33%) Xamarin
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