The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 32 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.30% 2.03% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.90% 13.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 0
Average daily rate
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£638 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +17.77%
WCF
East of 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 Bedfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
67 65 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.80% 14.64% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 34 19
Average daily rate £485 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Luton +11 9 £638 +50.00% 3
Bedford - 5 £638 - 2
Dunstable - - - - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) MVC
3 12 (66.67%) .NET
3 12 (66.67%) C#
3 12 (66.67%) jQuery
4 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (61.11%) SOA
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
5 10 (55.56%) E-Commerce
5 10 (55.56%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (55.56%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (38.89%) Web Services
7 6 (33.33%) XML
7 6 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (33.33%) Middleware
7 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
9 2 (11.11%) HTML
9 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 2 (11.11%) SQL
10 1 (5.56%) C
10 1 (5.56%) PHP
10 1 (5.56%) Java
10 1 (5.56%) C++
10 1 (5.56%) CSS
10 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 6 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) NServiceBus
2 1 (5.56%) Facebook Platform
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (55.56%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Architect
1 10 (55.56%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Architect
3 5 (27.78%) Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) BizTalk Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Web Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) .NET
1 12 (66.67%) jQuery
2 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 10 (55.56%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (38.89%) Web Services
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (33.33%) XML
5 6 (33.33%) Middleware
6 2 (11.11%) HTML
7 1 (5.56%) CSS
7 1 (5.56%) LESS
7 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) MVC
3 11 (61.11%) SOA
4 10 (55.56%) E-Commerce
5 6 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.56%) Facebook
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.56%) Google