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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 26 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.60% 1.00% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.57% 3.45% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£338 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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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
56 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 44.80% 29.00% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 16
Average daily rate £313 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £290 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £408 £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 17 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012

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Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Silverlight Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft