The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Chester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 39 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.39% 0.66% 1.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 3.23% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
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 - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
96 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.50% 20.53% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 7
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -64.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
Cheshire

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Chester

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Chester region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (25.00%) Umbraco
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Umbraco Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) XAML
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO