The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 38 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.90% 0.61% 3.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.24% 1.89% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 12
Average daily rate
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£463 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.82% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £315 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%
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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 Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
134 106 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 40.24% 32.52% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 48 99
Average daily rate £400 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Cambridge region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) MySQL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
4 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (37.50%) NUnit
4 3 (37.50%) CruiseControl
4 3 (37.50%) Subversion
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (37.50%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) MSBuild
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) BPEL
5 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (37.50%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (12.50%) CloudFront
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) RavenDB
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
1 3 (37.50%) NUnit
1 3 (37.50%) CruiseControl
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) MSBuild
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) Moq
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Architect
2 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (37.50%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) LINQ
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) BPEL
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Groovy
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft