The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 57 59 82
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +23
Contract jobs citing WCF 37 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.41% 1.99% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.71% 9.76% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 9
Average daily rate £360 £355 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £365
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
England

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 East Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
425 287 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 27.71% 20.37% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 147 180
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -49.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £16.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £16.50 £37.50
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 the East Midlands

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -5 22 £366 +2.44% 4
Leicestershire 0 10 £275 +13.40% 3
Northamptonshire +13 2 £500 +66.66% 3
Derbyshire -15 1 £375 -16.66% 4
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 64 (92.75%) C#
1 64 (92.75%) .NET
2 48 (69.57%) SQL
3 42 (60.87%) JavaScript
4 39 (56.52%) ASP.NET
5 38 (55.07%) HTML
6 32 (46.38%) WPF
7 29 (42.03%) CSS
7 29 (42.03%) SQL Server
8 25 (36.23%) Oracle
9 24 (34.78%) MVC
10 22 (31.88%) PL/SQL
11 19 (27.54%) Web Services
12 16 (23.19%) Visual Studio
13 15 (21.74%) HTML5
13 15 (21.74%) .NET Framework
14 14 (20.29%) CSS3
14 14 (20.29%) CRM
15 13 (18.84%) Unix
15 13 (18.84%) Shell Script
15 13 (18.84%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (18.84%) Oracle Database
15 13 (18.84%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (17.39%) TDD
17 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (14.49%) MVVM
18 10 (14.49%) jQuery
18 10 (14.49%) Retail
19 9 (13.04%) Data Management
19 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 4 (5.80%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Firewall
1 1 (1.45%) Internet
1 1 (1.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (42.03%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.84%) Oracle Database
2 13 (18.84%) Oracle Database 10g
2 13 (18.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Visual Studio
2 9 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.45%) JIRA
3 1 (1.45%) MSTest
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (14.49%) Retail
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (63.77%) Developer
2 30 (43.48%) .NET Developer
3 17 (24.64%) Architect
3 17 (24.64%) WCF Developer
4 16 (23.19%) C# Developer
5 13 (18.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (18.84%) C# WCF Developer
6 12 (17.39%) SQL Developer
7 11 (15.94%) Designer
8 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 6 (8.70%) Analyst
9 6 (8.70%) Web Developer
10 5 (7.25%) .NET Architect
10 5 (7.25%) Support Analyst
10 5 (7.25%) Web Analyst
10 5 (7.25%) Web Support Analyst
11 4 (5.80%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (5.80%) WPF Developer
12 3 (4.35%) Applications Architect
12 3 (4.35%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (92.75%) .NET
2 39 (56.52%) ASP.NET
3 38 (55.07%) HTML
4 32 (46.38%) WPF
5 29 (42.03%) CSS
6 19 (27.54%) Web Services
7 15 (21.74%) .NET Framework
7 15 (21.74%) HTML5
8 14 (20.29%) CSS3
9 10 (14.49%) jQuery
10 9 (13.04%) Entity Framework
10 9 (13.04%) XHTML
10 9 (13.04%) XML
11 7 (10.14%) AngularJS
12 6 (8.70%) LINQ
13 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (4.35%) REST
14 3 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.35%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.90%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.45%) AS400
4 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Unix
2 2 (2.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) MVC
2 14 (20.29%) CRM
3 12 (17.39%) TDD
4 10 (14.49%) MVVM
5 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (13.04%) Data Management
5 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 8 (11.59%) Change Management
6 8 (11.59%) ITIL
6 8 (11.59%) OO
7 6 (8.70%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (5.80%) Front End Development
9 3 (4.35%) SOA
9 3 (4.35%) SOLID
9 3 (4.35%) TOGAF
10 2 (2.90%) Scrum
10 2 (2.90%) Web Development
11 1 (1.45%) Automated Testing
11 1 (1.45%) Line Management
11 1 (1.45%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 64 (92.75%) C#
2 48 (69.57%) SQL
3 42 (60.87%) JavaScript
4 22 (31.88%) PL/SQL
5 13 (18.84%) Shell Script
6 9 (13.04%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 25 (36.23%) Oracle
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
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