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 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 64 36 59
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +23
Contract jobs citing WCF 49 84 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.93% 4.04% 2.34%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.66% 14.46% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 62 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £265 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +15.27%
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
640 581 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.25% 27.97% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 361 324
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 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 August 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
Birmingham -7 30 £350 -1.40% 4
Warwickshire -13 7 £338 +5.46% 1
Staffordshire +2 5 £390 +41.81% 3
Coventry -10 4 £375 +33.92% 2
Solihull +2 2 £330 -5.71% 3
Shropshire -3 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 4
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 97 (97.00%) .NET
2 90 (90.00%) C#
3 68 (68.00%) ASP.NET
4 63 (63.00%) SQL Server
5 49 (49.00%) SQL
6 48 (48.00%) JavaScript
6 48 (48.00%) MVC
7 44 (44.00%) CSS
8 35 (35.00%) Visual Studio
9 34 (34.00%) Microsoft
10 30 (30.00%) Web Services
10 30 (30.00%) jQuery
11 29 (29.00%) .NET Framework
12 28 (28.00%) HTML
13 24 (24.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 23 (23.00%) Web Development
15 22 (22.00%) Windows
15 22 (22.00%) LINQ
16 20 (20.00%) XML
17 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (15.00%) TDD
18 15 (15.00%) WPF
18 15 (15.00%) SharePoint
18 15 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
19 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 14 (14.00%) Logistics
20 13 (13.00%) Scrum
21 12 (12.00%) Subversion
21 12 (12.00%) BizTalk Server

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (5.00%) IIS
4 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.00%) Node.js
5 1 (1.00%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) InfoPath
2 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (63.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.00%) ZAP BI
7 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.00%) Couchbase
7 3 (3.00%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.00%) SQLite
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (35.00%) Visual Studio
2 12 (12.00%) Subversion
3 9 (9.00%) JIRA
3 9 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (7.00%) NUnit
5 5 (5.00%) FxCop
6 4 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.00%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (1.00%) Xcode
8 1 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.00%) Moq
8 1 (1.00%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.00%) NBehave
General
1 2 (2.00%) Back Office
1 2 (2.00%) Retail
2 1 (1.00%) Marketing
2 1 (1.00%) Electronics
2 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 89 (89.00%) Developer
2 42 (42.00%) .NET Developer
3 23 (23.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 17 (17.00%) Web Developer
5 15 (15.00%) C# Developer
6 14 (14.00%) .NET Web Developer
7 11 (11.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (9.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
8 9 (9.00%) Mobile Developer
8 9 (9.00%) CRM Developer
9 8 (8.00%) BizTalk Developer
10 7 (7.00%) Lead Developer
10 7 (7.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (6.00%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (4.00%) Architect
13 3 (3.00%) Analyst
13 3 (3.00%) Applications Developer
13 3 (3.00%) VB.NET Developer
13 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Developer
13 3 (3.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (97.00%) .NET
2 68 (68.00%) ASP.NET
3 44 (44.00%) CSS
4 30 (30.00%) Web Services
4 30 (30.00%) jQuery
5 29 (29.00%) .NET Framework
6 28 (28.00%) HTML
7 24 (24.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 22 (22.00%) LINQ
9 20 (20.00%) XML
10 15 (15.00%) WPF
11 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (9.00%) XSLT
13 7 (7.00%) NHibernate
14 6 (6.00%) Spring.NET
14 6 (6.00%) Castle Windsor
14 6 (6.00%) WF
14 6 (6.00%) WinForms
15 5 (5.00%) XSL
15 5 (5.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (8.00%) N-Tier
2 8 (8.00%) Pocket PC
3 1 (1.00%) iPhone
3 1 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.00%) iPad
3 1 (1.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.00%) Windows
2 9 (9.00%) Windows Mobile
3 8 (8.00%) Windows CE
3 8 (8.00%) Windows 8
3 8 (8.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 8 (8.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (48.00%) MVC
2 23 (23.00%) Web Development
3 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (15.00%) TDD
5 14 (14.00%) Logistics
6 13 (13.00%) Scrum
7 10 (10.00%) CRM
8 8 (8.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 7 (7.00%) SOA
9 7 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (7.00%) Workflow
10 5 (5.00%) OOP
10 5 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (4.00%) BDD
11 4 (4.00%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.00%) AOP
12 3 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (3.00%) MVVM
12 3 (3.00%) ERP
12 3 (3.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 90 (90.00%) C#
2 49 (49.00%) SQL
3 48 (48.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 8 (8.00%) C++
5 8 (8.00%) Embedded C++
6 4 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.00%) VB
7 2 (2.00%) VB6
8 1 (1.00%) Ruby
8 1 (1.00%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.00%) VBA
8 1 (1.00%) Java
8 1 (1.00%) PHP
8 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.00%) MCTS
3 1 (1.00%) MCITP
3 1 (1.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.00%) MCP
3 1 (1.00%) MCAD
3 1 (1.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) QA
Vendors
1 34 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.00%) Oracle
3 1 (1.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.00%) SAP
3 1 (1.00%) Infragistics
3 1 (1.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.00%) Ektron
3 1 (1.00%) Facebook