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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 40 27 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.74% 4.66% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.77% 11.81% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +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 Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
104 144 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.14% 39.45% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 91 50
Average daily rate £325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (55.56%) SOAP
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) XML
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) BPEL
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
7 1 (11.11%) CSS3
7 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 1 (11.11%) CSS
7 1 (11.11%) HTML
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) SQL
7 1 (11.11%) MVC
7 1 (11.11%) WPF
7 1 (11.11%) LINQ
7 1 (11.11%) Groovy
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (11.11%) HTML5
7 1 (11.11%) Moq

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Moq
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Architect
4 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior BizTalk Developer
4 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) WPF
4 1 (11.11%) LINQ
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) BPEL
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Groovy
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft