The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 16 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 County Antrim 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 19 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 1.94% 8.97% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.55% 16.80% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 18 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
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 - - £36.50
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
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
44 125 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 42.72% 53.42% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 89 9
Average daily rate £375 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
Northern Ireland

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

WCF
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -5 2 - - 2
WCF
Northern Ireland

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
3 7 (63.64%) Web Services
3 7 (63.64%) SOA
4 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
5 5 (45.45%) OOD
5 5 (45.45%) XML
5 5 (45.45%) Data Management
5 5 (45.45%) OO
5 5 (45.45%) EDRMS
5 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 4 (36.36%) MVC
6 4 (36.36%) Oracle
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
7 3 (27.27%) Windows
7 3 (27.27%) WPF
8 2 (18.18%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (18.18%) LINQ
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (18.18%) jQuery
8 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) EDRMS
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) C# Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Senior C# Developer
3 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) WPF Developer
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
6 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
5 3 (27.27%) WPF
6 2 (18.18%) LINQ
6 2 (18.18%) jQuery
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (18.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) SOA
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) OOD
3 5 (45.45%) Data Management
3 5 (45.45%) OO
4 4 (36.36%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) TIBCO
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft