The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 86 70 54
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing WCF 55 78 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.80% 2.58% 2.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.68% 8.65% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 53
Average daily rate
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£383 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £268 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -28.57%
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 of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
823 902 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.95% 29.80% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 565 386
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 39
Average hourly rate £37.45 £33.73 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.04% +7.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.94 £21.75 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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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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
Cambridgeshire +7 27 £375 +13.20% 9
Suffolk -4 20 £425 +6.25% 7
Hertfordshire -6 4 £370 -7.40% 9
Bedfordshire +11 3 £575 +39.39% 4
Essex -11 3 - - 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 88 (90.72%) C#
2 65 (67.01%) .NET
3 45 (46.39%) SQL Server
4 43 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (39.18%) MVC
5 38 (39.18%) Web Services
5 38 (39.18%) BizTalk Server
6 37 (38.14%) XML
7 35 (36.08%) ASP.NET
8 30 (30.93%) SOAP
9 28 (28.87%) SQL
10 26 (26.80%) Microsoft
11 25 (25.77%) TDD
12 24 (24.74%) WPF
13 22 (22.68%) Scrum
13 22 (22.68%) jQuery
14 21 (21.65%) .NET Framework
15 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
16 18 (18.56%) ASP.NET Web API
17 16 (16.49%) MVVM
18 15 (15.46%) MS Excel
18 15 (15.46%) HTML
18 15 (15.46%) ASP.NET MVC
19 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
19 14 (14.43%) Entity Framework
19 14 (14.43%) Windows
19 14 (14.43%) SOA
20 13 (13.40%) CRM
21 12 (12.37%) Workflow
21 12 (12.37%) Dynamics CRM

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 38 (39.18%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (11.34%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.19%) IIS
4 4 (4.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.12%) Node.js
5 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.06%) Mule
6 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.03%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 15 (15.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (12.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) LDAP
2 1 (1.03%) GSM
2 1 (1.03%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) SNMP
2 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.03%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (46.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.03%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (12.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (10.31%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.25%) NUnit
4 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.09%) Subversion
6 2 (2.06%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.03%) ANTLR
7 1 (1.03%) MSTest
7 1 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.03%) GCC
7 1 (1.03%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.03%) Selenium
7 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.03%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (10.31%) Banking
2 7 (7.22%) Finance
3 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.06%) Back Office
5 1 (1.03%) Publishing
5 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (77.32%) Developer
2 33 (34.02%) BizTalk Developer
3 20 (20.62%) .NET Developer
4 16 (16.49%) Architect
5 8 (8.25%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (7.22%) CRM Developer
7 6 (6.19%) WPF Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Senior Architect
8 5 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 5 (5.15%) BizTalk Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.15%) Consultant
8 5 (5.15%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.09%) BizTalk Architect
10 3 (3.09%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.09%) Web Architect
11 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Developer
11 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (67.01%) .NET
2 38 (39.18%) Web Services
3 37 (38.14%) XML
4 35 (36.08%) ASP.NET
5 30 (30.93%) SOAP
6 24 (24.74%) WPF
7 22 (22.68%) jQuery
8 21 (21.65%) .NET Framework
9 18 (18.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (15.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (15.46%) HTML
11 14 (14.43%) Entity Framework
12 11 (11.34%) CSS
13 9 (9.28%) ADO.NET
13 9 (9.28%) Razor View Engine
14 8 (8.25%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (8.25%) LINQ
15 6 (6.19%) WF
15 6 (6.19%) HTML5
16 5 (5.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) PKI
1 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.09%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.03%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.03%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) Windows
2 1 (1.03%) Solaris
2 1 (1.03%) Linux
2 1 (1.03%) FreeBSD
2 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.33%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (39.18%) MVC
3 25 (25.77%) TDD
4 22 (22.68%) Scrum
5 16 (16.49%) MVVM
6 14 (14.43%) SOA
7 13 (13.40%) CRM
8 12 (12.37%) Workflow
9 9 (9.28%) Unit Testing
9 9 (9.28%) Time Management
10 8 (8.25%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (8.25%) E-Commerce
11 7 (7.22%) Migration
12 6 (6.19%) UML
12 6 (6.19%) Multithreading
12 6 (6.19%) Project Planning
13 5 (5.15%) Data Modelling
14 4 (4.12%) OO
14 4 (4.12%) Software Engineering
15 3 (3.09%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 88 (90.72%) C#
2 28 (28.87%) SQL
3 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.22%) VB.NET
5 6 (6.19%) Pascal
5 6 (6.19%) Delphi
6 5 (5.15%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.15%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.09%) Java
8 1 (1.03%) C++
8 1 (1.03%) C
8 1 (1.03%) VB
8 1 (1.03%) VB6
8 1 (1.03%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) Degree
2 5 (5.15%) CISSP
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) MCITP
4 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) HND
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.22%) CheckPoint
3 3 (3.09%) Sitecore
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle
4 2 (2.06%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.03%) Perforce
5 1 (1.03%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.03%) Rackspace
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