The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 23 28 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.05% 2.68% 3.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.26% 10.00% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
WCF
Gloucestershire

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
19 40 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 20.00% 26.85% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 8
Average daily rate £400 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Entity Framework
2 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) AMQP
3 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) JMS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) MCPD

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) AMQP
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 4 (80.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (80.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) JMS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) MCPD
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle