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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 84 64 70
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Contract jobs citing WCF 46 87 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.73% 2.75% 1.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.88% 10.01% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 57 29
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £288 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +17.77%
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 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
782 869 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.38% 27.51% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 489 356
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 33
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.00 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -4 22 £400 +33.33% 13
Bedfordshire +4 14 £638 +50.00% 7
Suffolk -7 12 £400 +6.66% 6
Norfolk +7 8 £400 +24.03% 3
Hertfordshire +5 3 - - 6
Essex +1 2 £375 +25.20% 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 90 (84.91%) C#
2 79 (74.53%) .NET
3 61 (57.55%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (46.23%) SQL Server
5 42 (39.62%) MVC
6 41 (38.68%) XML
7 40 (37.74%) ASP.NET
8 38 (35.85%) HTML
8 38 (35.85%) BizTalk Server
8 38 (35.85%) TDD
8 38 (35.85%) jQuery
9 35 (33.02%) Web Services
10 34 (32.08%) SQL
10 34 (32.08%) Oracle
11 33 (31.13%) SOA
12 29 (27.36%) JavaScript
12 29 (27.36%) SOAP
13 28 (26.42%) CSS
13 28 (26.42%) .NET Framework
14 27 (25.47%) Finance
15 25 (23.58%) Scrum
15 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
16 22 (20.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (19.81%) OO
18 20 (18.87%) Windows
18 20 (18.87%) E-Commerce
19 18 (16.98%) XHTML
19 18 (16.98%) OOD
19 18 (16.98%) Multithreading
20 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (35.85%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (3.77%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.94%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.94%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Project
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (13.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (46.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) OLAP
2 6 (5.66%) Oracle OLAP
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (15.09%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.66%) Moq
4 3 (2.83%) JUnit
4 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.89%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.94%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 27 (25.47%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Back Office
2 5 (4.72%) Retail
3 3 (2.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (67.92%) Developer
2 32 (30.19%) .NET Developer
3 29 (27.36%) BizTalk Developer
4 28 (26.42%) C# Developer
5 21 (19.81%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (16.98%) Architect
7 13 (12.26%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (9.43%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 10 (9.43%) Senior Architect
9 9 (8.49%) BizTalk Consultant
9 9 (8.49%) Consultant
10 7 (6.60%) Senior Developer
10 7 (6.60%) Analyst
11 6 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (4.72%) BizTalk Architect
13 4 (3.77%) Firmware Engineer
13 4 (3.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 4 (3.77%) Lead Developer
13 4 (3.77%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (74.53%) .NET
2 41 (38.68%) XML
3 40 (37.74%) ASP.NET
4 38 (35.85%) HTML
4 38 (35.85%) jQuery
5 35 (33.02%) Web Services
6 29 (27.36%) SOAP
7 28 (26.42%) CSS
7 28 (26.42%) .NET Framework
8 22 (20.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (16.98%) XHTML
10 14 (13.21%) KnockoutJS
11 12 (11.32%) LINQ
12 10 (9.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (8.49%) HTML5
13 9 (8.49%) WPF
14 8 (7.55%) Entity Framework
14 8 (7.55%) ADO.NET
15 7 (6.60%) Middleware
16 5 (4.72%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.72%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.89%) EMV
4 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (57.55%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (39.62%) MVC
3 38 (35.85%) TDD
4 33 (31.13%) SOA
5 25 (23.58%) Scrum
6 21 (19.81%) OO
7 20 (18.87%) E-Commerce
8 18 (16.98%) OOD
8 18 (16.98%) Multithreading
9 10 (9.43%) Unit Testing
10 9 (8.49%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (6.60%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (5.66%) BDD
13 6 (5.66%) Use Case
13 6 (5.66%) System Testing
13 6 (5.66%) ETL
13 6 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (4.72%) Code Coverage
15 4 (3.77%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 90 (84.91%) C#
2 34 (32.08%) SQL
3 29 (27.36%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.49%) VB
5 5 (4.72%) VBScript
5 5 (4.72%) Groovy
6 4 (3.77%) Java
7 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.94%) PHP
8 1 (0.94%) C
8 1 (0.94%) C++
8 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Degree
2 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Firmware
Vendors
1 34 (32.08%) Oracle
2 25 (23.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.77%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.83%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.94%) Facebook
5 1 (0.94%) Twitter
5 1 (0.94%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.94%) Google
Ipswich
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago