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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 64 49 63
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing WCF 53 63 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.18% 3.19% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.00% 12.00% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 21
Average daily rate
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£344 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +22.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
589 525 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.21% 26.61% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 299 291
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
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 £23.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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 28 July 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 July 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 -10 26 £350 +4.47% 8
Warwickshire -5 8 £338 +28.57% 2
Coventry -6 8 £375 +36.36% 1
Staffordshire +8 6 £330 +20.00% 5
Solihull 0 2 £330 -5.71%
Worcestershire -8 1 £305 - 4
Dudley - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 98 (98.00%) .NET
2 94 (94.00%) C#
3 74 (74.00%) ASP.NET
4 58 (58.00%) SQL Server
5 55 (55.00%) MVC
6 51 (51.00%) JavaScript
7 47 (47.00%) SQL
8 46 (46.00%) CSS
9 33 (33.00%) jQuery
10 30 (30.00%) HTML
11 29 (29.00%) Visual Studio
12 28 (28.00%) .NET Framework
13 26 (26.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 25 (25.00%) Web Services
15 24 (24.00%) Microsoft
16 23 (23.00%) LINQ
17 21 (21.00%) Web Development
17 21 (21.00%) Windows
18 19 (19.00%) WPF
19 17 (17.00%) XML
19 17 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 16 (16.00%) TDD
20 16 (16.00%) SharePoint
21 15 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
22 13 (13.00%) Logistics
23 12 (12.00%) InfoPath
23 12 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
24 11 (11.00%) SQL Server 2008
25 10 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
25 10 (10.00%) Subversion

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.00%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (7.00%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (7.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.00%) CMS
4 2 (2.00%) IIS
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.00%) SAS
5 1 (1.00%) Node.js
5 1 (1.00%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (12.00%) InfoPath
2 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (58.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (11.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (4.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (3.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (3.00%) ZAP BI
8 3 (3.00%) Couchbase
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (29.00%) Visual Studio
2 12 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (10.00%) Subversion
4 8 (8.00%) NUnit
5 6 (6.00%) FxCop
6 5 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (3.00%) JIRA
8 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.00%) PowerBuilder
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%) Finance
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%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.00%) Advertising
2 1 (1.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (86.00%) Developer
2 45 (45.00%) .NET Developer
3 23 (23.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 20 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 18 (18.00%) Web Developer
6 15 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (13.00%) .NET Web Developer
8 10 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (7.00%) Lead Developer
11 6 (6.00%) CRM Developer
12 5 (5.00%) Architect
13 4 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
13 4 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
13 4 (4.00%) Windows Mobile Developer
14 3 (3.00%) Software Developer
14 3 (3.00%) BizTalk Developer
14 3 (3.00%) Senior Developer
14 3 (3.00%) Analyst
14 3 (3.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (98.00%) .NET
2 74 (74.00%) ASP.NET
3 46 (46.00%) CSS
4 33 (33.00%) jQuery
5 30 (30.00%) HTML
6 28 (28.00%) .NET Framework
7 26 (26.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 25 (25.00%) Web Services
9 23 (23.00%) LINQ
10 19 (19.00%) WPF
11 17 (17.00%) XML
12 15 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (9.00%) XSLT
13 9 (9.00%) WF
14 8 (8.00%) NHibernate
15 7 (7.00%) WinForms
15 7 (7.00%) Spring.NET
15 7 (7.00%) Castle Windsor
16 6 (6.00%) XSL
17 5 (5.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.00%) Pocket PC
4 1 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (3.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 3 (3.00%) Windows Phone
3 3 (3.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (55.00%) MVC
2 21 (21.00%) Web Development
3 16 (16.00%) TDD
4 13 (13.00%) Logistics
5 10 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.00%) Workflow
7 8 (8.00%) Scrum
7 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.00%) CRM
8 7 (7.00%) SOA
9 6 (6.00%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (5.00%) AOP
10 5 (5.00%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.00%) OOP
11 4 (4.00%) MVVM
11 4 (4.00%) BDD
12 3 (3.00%) Mobile Application Development
12 3 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (3.00%) ERP
12 3 (3.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 94 (94.00%) C#
2 51 (51.00%) JavaScript
3 47 (47.00%) SQL
4 8 (8.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.00%) C++
7 3 (3.00%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.00%) Ruby
8 1 (1.00%) X++
8 1 (1.00%) PHP
8 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.00%) MCTS
2 1 (1.00%) MCITP
2 1 (1.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.00%) MCP
2 1 (1.00%) MCAD
2 1 (1.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.00%) Oracle
3 3 (3.00%) Ektron
4 1 (1.00%) Facebook
4 1 (1.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.00%) SAP
4 1 (1.00%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.00%) Sitecore
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