The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 19 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.96% 0.92% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.41% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
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%
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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 Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
37 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 36.27% 22.94% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 17
Average daily rate £325 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

WCF
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (20.00%) WPF
5 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft