The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank - 30 17
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford - 3.21% 7.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 11.11% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate - £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
WCF
West Yorkshire

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 Bradford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
44 63 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 24.58% 28.90% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 27
Average daily rate £500 £375 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +14.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £289 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -77.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford 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%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) B2C
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) WinForms
3 2 (50.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) Coaching
4 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (25.00%) WF
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (25.00%) Intranet
4 1 (25.00%) Extranet
4 1 (25.00%) OLTP

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Extranet
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) OLAP
2 1 (25.00%) OLTP
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (50.00%) WCF Developer
1 2 (50.00%) WinForms Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) WinForms
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) WF
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) B2C
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle