The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 11 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.08% 1.05% 2.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.33% 5.26% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +95.55%

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 Cheltenham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
12 19 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.00% 20.00% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 37
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for WCF.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) N-Tier

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (50.00%) HTML Developer
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) MVVM
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft