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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 46 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 12 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.59% 2.20% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.50% 5.29% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
Average daily rate
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£470 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.88% -5.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -44.57%
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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
160 170 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.48% 41.46% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 121 52
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +11.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £39.05 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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 12 (80.00%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) .NET
3 10 (66.67%) XML
4 9 (60.00%) Scrum
5 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (53.33%) WPF
6 7 (46.67%) MVC
7 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (40.00%) SQL
7 6 (40.00%) ADO.NET
7 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (40.00%) LINQ
7 6 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (40.00%) Banking
7 6 (40.00%) Time Management
7 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 5 (33.33%) SOAP
8 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (26.67%) Finance
9 4 (26.67%) Web Services
9 4 (26.67%) Windows
9 4 (26.67%) UML
9 4 (26.67%) MSMQ
9 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
9 4 (26.67%) WF
9 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
9 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
2 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) GSM
1 1 (6.67%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) RavenDB
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) ReSharper
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior BizTalk Developer
4 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) UI Developer
4 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Architect
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) UI Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 10 (66.67%) XML
3 8 (53.33%) WPF
4 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (40.00%) ADO.NET
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (40.00%) LINQ
5 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (26.67%) WF
6 4 (26.67%) Web Services
6 4 (26.67%) MSMQ
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (6.67%) HTML5
8 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
8 1 (6.67%) REST
8 1 (6.67%) CSS3
8 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (6.67%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Scrum
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) MVC
4 6 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Time Management
5 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
5 4 (26.67%) UML
6 3 (20.00%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) MVVM
8 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.67%) BPEL
8 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.67%) CRM
8 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) C#
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Rackspace