The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 67 65 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing WCF 51 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.10% 1.81% 1.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.37% 7.10% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 20
Average daily rate £325 £313 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £265 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
609 465 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.13% 25.54% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 235 284
Average daily rate £320 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 20
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
England

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 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 22 £300 -4.00% 4
Coventry +1 9 £325 -3.70% 1
Warwickshire -1 8 £363 +19.83% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £298 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £325 - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 102 (97.14%) .NET
2 85 (80.95%) C#
3 61 (58.10%) SQL Server
4 53 (50.48%) ASP.NET
5 50 (47.62%) SQL
6 39 (37.14%) JavaScript
7 38 (36.19%) MVC
8 34 (32.38%) .NET Framework
9 30 (28.57%) Visual Studio
10 29 (27.62%) CSS
11 28 (26.67%) jQuery
12 27 (25.71%) HTML
13 24 (22.86%) Windows
13 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
13 24 (22.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 23 (21.90%) Web Services
15 21 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (19.05%) WPF
17 19 (18.10%) LINQ
17 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (16.19%) XML
18 17 (16.19%) SOA
19 15 (14.29%) SharePoint
20 14 (13.33%) HTML5
21 13 (12.38%) ASP.NET MVC
21 13 (12.38%) Subversion
21 13 (12.38%) CRM
21 13 (12.38%) T-SQL
21 13 (12.38%) IIS
22 12 (11.43%) N-Tier

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 15 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 13 (12.38%) IIS
3 12 (11.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (7.62%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.81%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.86%) CMS
7 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.95%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) InfoPath
2 6 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.90%) MS Office
5 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) Internet
2 3 (2.86%) SMTP
2 3 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (58.10%) SQL Server
2 21 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (7.62%) SQLite
5 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.86%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.86%) MySQL
7 2 (1.90%) MS Access
7 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 13 (12.38%) Subversion
3 10 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (6.67%) JIRA
5 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.95%) FxCop
6 1 (0.95%) NUnit
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.95%) PowerBuilder
General
1 6 (5.71%) Front Office
2 4 (3.81%) Finance
3 3 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Automotive
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 93 (88.57%) Developer
2 31 (29.52%) .NET Developer
3 28 (26.67%) C# Developer
4 15 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 15 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (12.38%) SharePoint Developer
6 11 (10.48%) Web Developer
7 10 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (8.57%) Analyst
9 8 (7.62%) Systems Developer
10 7 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
10 7 (6.67%) Windows Mobile Developer
10 7 (6.67%) Lead Developer
10 7 (6.67%) Programmer
10 7 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
11 6 (5.71%) Analyst Programmer
11 6 (5.71%) Dynamics AX Developer
12 5 (4.76%) Software Developer
13 4 (3.81%) Senior Programmer
13 4 (3.81%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (97.14%) .NET
2 53 (50.48%) ASP.NET
3 34 (32.38%) .NET Framework
4 29 (27.62%) CSS
5 28 (26.67%) jQuery
6 27 (25.71%) HTML
7 24 (22.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 23 (21.90%) Web Services
9 20 (19.05%) WPF
10 19 (18.10%) LINQ
11 17 (16.19%) XML
12 14 (13.33%) HTML5
13 13 (12.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (10.48%) SOAP
15 9 (8.57%) REST
16 8 (7.62%) WinForms
16 8 (7.62%) WF
17 6 (5.71%) XHTML
17 6 (5.71%) CSS3
17 6 (5.71%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) N-Tier
2 7 (6.67%) Pocket PC
2 7 (6.67%) PDA
2 7 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.81%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.86%) Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.95%) Wiki
5 1 (0.95%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (22.86%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
2 7 (6.67%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.19%) MVC
2 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (16.19%) SOA
4 13 (12.38%) CRM
5 12 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (9.52%) Scrum
6 10 (9.52%) Web Development
7 9 (8.57%) Workflow
7 9 (8.57%) TDD
8 8 (7.62%) MVVM
9 7 (6.67%) Logistics
10 6 (5.71%) ERP
10 6 (5.71%) UML
11 5 (4.76%) Multithreading
11 5 (4.76%) Software Engineering
11 5 (4.76%) OOP
11 5 (4.76%) OOD
12 4 (3.81%) OO
12 4 (3.81%) Load Balancing
12 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 85 (80.95%) C#
2 50 (47.62%) SQL
3 39 (37.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.38%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.62%) C++
6 7 (6.67%) X++
6 7 (6.67%) Embedded C++
7 6 (5.71%) VBA
8 4 (3.81%) VB
9 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.86%) Java
9 3 (2.86%) VBScript
9 3 (2.86%) PHP
9 3 (2.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (1.90%) XAML
10 2 (1.90%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.81%) DevExpress
2 4 (3.81%) Northgate
3 3 (2.86%) Ektron
4 2 (1.90%) Lotus
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle
5 1 (0.95%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.95%) SAP
5 1 (0.95%) Sage
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
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