The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cambridge region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 40 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.38% 0.26% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.11% 0.89% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £350 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +22.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
180 112 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.96% 28.64% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 48 84
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 29
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.53% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
WCF
Cambridgeshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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 27 (100.00%) C#
2 21 (77.78%) MVC
2 21 (77.78%) .NET
3 19 (70.37%) ASP.NET
4 16 (59.26%) MySQL
5 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
5 14 (51.85%) Web Services
6 12 (44.44%) REST
7 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (33.33%) PHP
8 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 8 (29.63%) SQL
9 8 (29.63%) XML
9 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
9 8 (29.63%) MSBuild
10 7 (25.93%) LINQ
10 7 (25.93%) Windows
11 5 (18.52%) CSS
11 5 (18.52%) HTML
11 5 (18.52%) Java
11 5 (18.52%) Games
11 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
11 5 (18.52%) Eclipse
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (18.52%) CruiseControl
11 5 (18.52%) Subversion
11 5 (18.52%) NUnit
11 5 (18.52%) JIRA
11 5 (18.52%) WPF

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (11.11%) CloudFront
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) MySQL
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MSBuild
2 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 5 (18.52%) Eclipse
2 5 (18.52%) NUnit
2 5 (18.52%) CruiseControl
2 5 (18.52%) Subversion
2 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.11%) WiX
4 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (18.52%) Games
2 4 (14.81%) Online Betting
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (96.30%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Web Developer
3 8 (29.63%) .NET Developer
3 8 (29.63%) C# Developer
3 8 (29.63%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Senior Developer
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Front-End Web Developer
6 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior SQL Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 19 (70.37%) ASP.NET
3 14 (51.85%) Web Services
4 12 (44.44%) REST
5 11 (40.74%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (29.63%) XML
7 7 (25.93%) LINQ
8 5 (18.52%) WPF
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 5 (18.52%) CSS
9 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
9 3 (11.11%) RESTful
9 3 (11.11%) HTML5
9 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (7.41%) HTML5 Canvas
10 2 (7.41%) Ajax
10 2 (7.41%) SOAP
11 1 (3.70%) CSS3
11 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) RIA
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) MVC
2 4 (14.81%) TDD
3 3 (11.11%) Multithreading
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Android Development
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.70%) BDD
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) C#
2 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) PHP
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
5 5 (18.52%) Java
6 3 (11.11%) XAML
7 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft