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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 69 55 39
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -16
Contract jobs citing WCF 48 50 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.98% 2.40% 3.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.07% 9.96% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 39
Average daily rate
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£368 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -22.58%
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
595 502 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.51% 24.07% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 294 312
Average daily rate £370 £298 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.36% -4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 27
Average hourly rate £29.22 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Coventry - 25 £425 - 5
Birmingham -15 11 £300 -7.69% 9
Warwickshire -14 3 £375 +42.85% 3
Shropshire -8 2 £285 -
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 96 (98.97%) .NET
2 70 (72.16%) C#
3 55 (56.70%) SQL Server
4 49 (50.52%) ASP.NET
4 49 (50.52%) Microsoft
5 45 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (37.11%) Web Services
7 35 (36.08%) .NET Framework
8 34 (35.05%) Visual Studio
9 32 (32.99%) JavaScript
10 30 (30.93%) SQL
10 30 (30.93%) CSS
11 24 (24.74%) HTML
11 24 (24.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (23.71%) BizTalk Server
12 23 (23.71%) Scrum
13 21 (21.65%) MVC
14 20 (20.62%) Web Development
14 20 (20.62%) Dynamics CRM
14 20 (20.62%) XML
14 20 (20.62%) CRM
14 20 (20.62%) SharePoint
15 19 (19.59%) XSLT
15 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (17.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 16 (16.49%) Windows
18 15 (15.46%) TDD
18 15 (15.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 13 (13.40%) NUnit
19 13 (13.40%) Ruby

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 23 (23.71%) BizTalk Server
2 20 (20.62%) SharePoint
3 9 (9.28%) IIS
4 8 (8.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (6.19%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.03%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) InfoPath
2 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.03%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 20 (20.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.09%) HTTP
2 2 (2.06%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (56.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (11.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (10.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.06%) SQLite
8 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.03%) ZAP BI
8 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (35.05%) Visual Studio
2 24 (24.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (13.40%) NUnit
4 9 (9.28%) JIRA
5 8 (8.25%) Subversion
5 8 (8.25%) SpecFlow
6 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (7.22%) MSBuild
7 6 (6.19%) MSTest
7 6 (6.19%) FxCop
8 5 (5.15%) StyleCop
8 5 (5.15%) NCover
8 5 (5.15%) NDepend
8 5 (5.15%) NuGet
8 5 (5.15%) ReSharper
9 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (1.03%) Moq
9 1 (1.03%) WiX
9 1 (1.03%) NBehave
General
1 2 (2.06%) Retail
1 2 (2.06%) Finance
1 2 (2.06%) Back Office
2 1 (1.03%) Games
2 1 (1.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 82 (84.54%) Developer
2 31 (31.96%) .NET Developer
3 12 (12.37%) CRM Developer
4 11 (11.34%) C# Developer
5 10 (10.31%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (10.31%) Mobile Developer
6 9 (9.28%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 9 (9.28%) BizTalk Developer
7 8 (8.25%) Architect
7 8 (8.25%) Web Developer
7 8 (8.25%) Lead Developer
7 8 (8.25%) .NET Web Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (6.19%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (6.19%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Applications Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Lead .NET Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (98.97%) .NET
2 49 (50.52%) ASP.NET
3 36 (37.11%) Web Services
4 35 (36.08%) .NET Framework
5 30 (30.93%) CSS
6 24 (24.74%) HTML
7 20 (20.62%) XML
8 19 (19.59%) XSLT
9 17 (17.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 12 (12.37%) Ruby on Rails
11 11 (11.34%) REST
12 10 (10.31%) WPF
13 9 (9.28%) LINQ
13 9 (9.28%) WF
13 9 (9.28%) SOAP
14 8 (8.25%) NHibernate
14 8 (8.25%) jQuery
14 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (6.19%) XSL
16 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Mobile App
2 8 (8.25%) Pocket PC
3 6 (6.19%) N-Tier
3 6 (6.19%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (6.19%) Open Source
4 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.03%) iPhone
5 1 (1.03%) iPad
5 1 (1.03%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.49%) Windows
2 9 (9.28%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (8.25%) Windows CE
3 8 (8.25%) Windows Phone
3 8 (8.25%) Windows 8
3 8 (8.25%) Windows Phone 8
4 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.71%) Scrum
3 21 (21.65%) MVC
4 20 (20.62%) Web Development
4 20 (20.62%) CRM
5 15 (15.46%) TDD
6 8 (8.25%) Mobile Application Development
7 7 (7.22%) Test Scripting
7 7 (7.22%) Kanban
7 7 (7.22%) BDD
7 7 (7.22%) Logistics
7 7 (7.22%) Workflow
8 6 (6.19%) MVVM
9 5 (5.15%) ATDD
9 5 (5.15%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.15%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (5.15%) SOA
9 5 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.15%) Pair Programming
10 4 (4.12%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 70 (72.16%) C#
2 32 (32.99%) JavaScript
3 30 (30.93%) SQL
4 13 (13.40%) Ruby
4 13 (13.40%) Java
5 12 (12.37%) Python
6 9 (9.28%) C++
7 8 (8.25%) VB.NET
7 8 (8.25%) Embedded C++
8 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.06%) VB6
9 2 (2.06%) VB
10 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.03%) VBA
10 1 (1.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.09%) Degree
2 3 (3.09%) MCTS
3 2 (2.06%) MCITP
4 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) MCP
4 1 (1.03%) MCAD
4 1 (1.03%) MCSD
Vendors
1 49 (50.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle
3 1 (1.03%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.03%) Facebook
3 1 (1.03%) Twitter
3 1 (1.03%) Apple
3 1 (1.03%) CODA
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