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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 68 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 26 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.64% 2.12% 1.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.07% 7.71% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 12
Average daily rate
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£316 £300 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.41% -0.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
368 454 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.28% 27.55% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 240 150
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 33
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
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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 +1 15 £316 +5.41% 7
Leicestershire -2 5 £313 +13.63% 2
Northamptonshire +2 3 £300 +50.00% 6
Derbyshire - 2 £925 - 3
Lincolnshire - - - - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 82 (97.62%) C#
2 77 (91.67%) .NET
3 43 (51.19%) SQL Server
4 36 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 35 (41.67%) WPF
6 33 (39.29%) Web Services
7 31 (36.90%) MVC
8 28 (33.33%) XML
8 28 (33.33%) HTML
9 26 (30.95%) SQL
10 24 (28.57%) CSS
11 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
11 23 (27.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (22.62%) jQuery
12 19 (22.62%) OO
13 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (17.86%) HTML5
14 15 (17.86%) Windows
14 15 (17.86%) Oracle
15 14 (16.67%) MVVM
15 14 (16.67%) Ajax
15 14 (16.67%) .NET Framework
16 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
17 12 (14.29%) PL/SQL
18 11 (13.10%) Visual Studio
19 10 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
19 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 10 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.76%) IIS
2 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.19%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (51.19%) SQL Server
2 23 (27.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Visual Studio
2 8 (9.52%) MSTest
2 8 (9.52%) NUnit
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (2.38%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.19%) MSI
7 1 (1.19%) Subversion
7 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.19%) Moq
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (91.67%) Developer
2 35 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 32 (38.10%) C# Developer
4 15 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 7 (8.33%) BizTalk Developer
6 7 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Programmer
7 3 (3.57%) Software Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (3.57%) C# Web Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (2.38%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (2.38%) WinForms Developer
8 2 (2.38%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (2.38%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.38%) Analyst
8 2 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (91.67%) .NET
2 36 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 35 (41.67%) WPF
4 33 (39.29%) Web Services
5 28 (33.33%) XML
5 28 (33.33%) HTML
6 24 (28.57%) CSS
7 19 (22.62%) jQuery
8 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (17.86%) HTML5
10 14 (16.67%) Ajax
10 14 (16.67%) .NET Framework
11 9 (10.71%) Silverlight
12 8 (9.52%) CSS3
12 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (8.33%) XSLT
14 6 (7.14%) JSON
14 6 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.19%) GIS
2 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.19%) RIA
2 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) MVC
2 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.62%) OO
4 14 (16.67%) MVVM
5 9 (10.71%) TDD
6 7 (8.33%) OOP
6 7 (8.33%) SOA
7 5 (5.95%) Web Development
8 4 (4.76%) Unit Testing
8 4 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.76%) Web Design
9 3 (3.57%) Workflow
9 3 (3.57%) Validation
9 3 (3.57%) OOD
9 3 (3.57%) UML
9 3 (3.57%) Scrum
9 3 (3.57%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.38%) Software Engineering
10 2 (2.38%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 82 (97.62%) C#
2 26 (30.95%) SQL
3 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
4 12 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.76%) XAML
7 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.19%) VB
8 1 (1.19%) Java
8 1 (1.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (8.33%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Oracle
2 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.76%) Telerik
4 1 (1.19%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.19%) Sage