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 21 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 23 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing WCF 12 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 5.61% 2.79% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.22% 11.11% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+82.29% -20.00%
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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 Bradford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
54 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 25.23% 25.14% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 11
Average daily rate £350 £291 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.17% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £234 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (91.30%) C#
3 20 (86.96%) ASP.NET
4 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
5 15 (65.22%) Web Services
6 11 (47.83%) MVC
6 11 (47.83%) XML
6 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (43.48%) CSS
7 10 (43.48%) HTML
7 10 (43.48%) SOA
8 9 (39.13%) Finance
9 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
9 8 (34.78%) jQuery
10 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
10 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
11 6 (26.09%) CMS
12 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
12 5 (21.74%) Oracle
12 5 (21.74%) Linux
12 5 (21.74%) XHTML
12 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
12 5 (21.74%) Zachman Framework
12 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
12 5 (21.74%) Coaching
12 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
14 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) Web Developer
3 9 (39.13%) .NET Developer
4 6 (26.09%) C# Developer
4 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (26.09%) .NET Web Developer
4 6 (26.09%) C# Web Developer
4 6 (26.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (26.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (21.74%) Architect
6 3 (13.04%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (13.04%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Web Tester
7 2 (8.70%) Web Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Tester
7 2 (8.70%) Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) QA Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (86.96%) ASP.NET
3 15 (65.22%) Web Services
4 11 (47.83%) XML
5 10 (43.48%) CSS
5 10 (43.48%) HTML
6 8 (34.78%) jQuery
7 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (21.74%) XHTML
8 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
9 3 (13.04%) SOAP
10 1 (4.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) MVC
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) SOA
3 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
5 5 (21.74%) Coaching
5 5 (21.74%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
5 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
6 3 (13.04%) OO
6 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.35%) System Testing
7 1 (4.35%) CRM
7 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft