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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 85 68 36
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -32
Contract jobs citing WCF 32 49 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.29% 1.94% 4.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.61% 7.73% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 62
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £307 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
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
570 634 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.92% 25.04% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 360 361
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 7
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Birmingham -6 17 £375 +7.14% 3
Coventry +4 10 £190 -49.33% 7
Staffordshire -9 3 £300 -23.07% 7
Warwickshire -2 2 - - 8
Solihull -3 2 £400 +21.21%
Shropshire -8 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £180 - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 66 (91.67%) .NET
2 65 (90.28%) C#
3 39 (54.17%) ASP.NET
4 38 (52.78%) SQL Server
5 30 (41.67%) .NET Framework
6 29 (40.28%) Web Services
7 28 (38.89%) CSS
7 28 (38.89%) JavaScript
8 24 (33.33%) HTML
8 24 (33.33%) SQL
8 24 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (33.33%) Entity Framework
9 22 (30.56%) MVC
10 21 (29.17%) XML
11 20 (27.78%) jQuery
12 18 (25.00%) TDD
13 16 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (20.83%) SOA
15 14 (19.44%) WPF
16 13 (18.06%) Scrum
16 13 (18.06%) T-SQL
17 12 (16.67%) OO
18 10 (13.89%) LINQ
18 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
19 9 (12.50%) BDD
19 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
19 9 (12.50%) HTML5
19 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
19 9 (12.50%) Visual Studio
19 9 (12.50%) WinForms

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (6.94%) Node.js
5 2 (2.78%) CMS
5 2 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.56%) ReSharper
4 2 (2.78%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (2.78%) Moq
4 2 (2.78%) NUnit
5 1 (1.39%) Subversion
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.39%) Advertising
2 1 (1.39%) Games
2 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (94.44%) Developer
2 35 (48.61%) .NET Developer
3 14 (19.44%) C# Developer
4 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Agile .NET Developer
5 7 (9.72%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Web Developer
7 5 (6.94%) AWS Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Programmer
8 4 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
8 4 (5.56%) .NET Programmer
9 3 (4.17%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (4.17%) C# Programmer
9 3 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (91.67%) .NET
2 39 (54.17%) ASP.NET
3 30 (41.67%) .NET Framework
4 29 (40.28%) Web Services
5 28 (38.89%) CSS
6 24 (33.33%) HTML
6 24 (33.33%) Entity Framework
7 21 (29.17%) XML
8 20 (27.78%) jQuery
9 16 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (19.44%) WPF
11 10 (13.89%) LINQ
11 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (12.50%) HTML5
12 9 (12.50%) WinForms
13 7 (9.72%) SOAP
13 7 (9.72%) AngularJS
14 6 (8.33%) RESTful
14 6 (8.33%) NHibernate
15 5 (6.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Android
2 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (30.56%) MVC
3 18 (25.00%) TDD
4 15 (20.83%) SOA
5 13 (18.06%) Scrum
6 12 (16.67%) OO
7 9 (12.50%) BDD
8 8 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.33%) Web Application Development
10 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.94%) Workflow
10 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.56%) ERP
11 4 (5.56%) OOD
11 4 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
12 3 (4.17%) CRM
12 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
12 3 (4.17%) Change Management
12 3 (4.17%) UML
13 2 (2.78%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 65 (90.28%) C#
2 28 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 24 (33.33%) SQL
4 13 (18.06%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.94%) Ruby
6 4 (5.56%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.17%) VBScript
8 2 (2.78%) PHP
8 2 (2.78%) C++
8 2 (2.78%) Java
8 2 (2.78%) XAML
9 1 (1.39%) VB6
9 1 (1.39%) Python
9 1 (1.39%) XPath
9 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.39%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) Nintex
3 3 (4.17%) Telerik
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle
3 3 (4.17%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.78%) Sitecore
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