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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 48 26 40
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.78% 3.40% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.81% 12.33% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£405 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £340 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £428 £346
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 £35.00 £41.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +13.88%
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
105 73 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.47% 27.55% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 29 37
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
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 22 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
Luton -19 2 £388 - 5
Bedford - 1 £385 - 2
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) C#
2 11 (91.67%) Web Services
3 10 (83.33%) XML
3 10 (83.33%) XSLT
3 10 (83.33%) Visual Studio
4 8 (66.67%) HTML
4 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (58.33%) Subversion
6 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (50.00%) WSDL
6 6 (50.00%) B2C
7 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 4 (33.33%) IIS
8 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (25.00%) XSD
8 3 (25.00%) OO
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (25.00%) jQuery
8 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
9 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (16.67%) Silverlight
9 2 (16.67%) LINQ
9 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 2 (16.67%) MVC
9 2 (16.67%) Workflow

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (58.33%) Subversion
3 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (8.33%) MSTest
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Architect
1 6 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 5 (41.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (91.67%) Web Services
3 10 (83.33%) XML
3 10 (83.33%) XSLT
4 8 (66.67%) HTML
5 6 (50.00%) WSDL
6 3 (25.00%) XSD
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
7 2 (16.67%) Silverlight
7 2 (16.67%) LINQ
7 2 (16.67%) CSS
8 1 (8.33%) SOAP
8 1 (8.33%) ADO
8 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
8 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
8 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (8.33%) WPF
8 1 (8.33%) WF
8 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (50.00%) B2C
3 3 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) DSDM
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) RUP
5 1 (8.33%) UML
5 1 (8.33%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
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