The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 28 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 6 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 16.22% 1.85% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 66.67% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£638 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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Bedfordshire

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 Bedford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
9 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 24.32% 20.37% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate £338 £350 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £350 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £420 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Bedford region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (66.67%) Web Services
4 5 (55.56%) .NET
4 5 (55.56%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (44.44%) Middleware
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 4 (44.44%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (33.33%) jQuery
7 2 (22.22%) CSS
7 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 2 (22.22%) HTML
7 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (22.22%) SOA
7 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (11.11%) Facebook
8 1 (11.11%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (11.11%) Twitter
8 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (11.11%) LESS
8 1 (11.11%) Xamarin
8 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) Facebook Platform
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) Middleware
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (11.11%) LESS
6 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (11.11%) HTML5
6 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (11.11%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
6 1 (11.11%) LINQ
6 1 (11.11%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Facebook
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter
2 1 (11.11%) Xamarin
2 1 (11.11%) Google