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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 82 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing WCF 45 60 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.89% 2.34% 2.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.13% 8.03% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 38
Average daily rate £500 £394 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +16.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £372 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
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 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
631 747 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.48% 29.19% 28.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 447 388
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 44
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £23.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 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
Essex +11 12 £500 +33.33% 5
Hertfordshire +4 11 £625 +38.88% 6
Cambridgeshire -5 10 £315 -16.00% 7
Bedfordshire +6 7 £588 -7.84% 7
Suffolk -5 3 £373 -2.29% 1
Norfolk -10 2 £265 -33.75% 1
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 108 (93.91%) C#
2 94 (81.74%) .NET
3 55 (47.83%) SQL Server
4 51 (44.35%) Microsoft
5 48 (41.74%) SOA
5 48 (41.74%) ASP.NET
6 44 (38.26%) SQL
7 41 (35.65%) SOAP
8 35 (30.43%) REST
9 34 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (28.70%) MVC
11 29 (25.22%) TDD
12 28 (24.35%) Software Engineering
13 27 (23.48%) WPF
14 24 (20.87%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (20.00%) .NET Framework
16 22 (19.13%) MSMQ
17 21 (18.26%) Low Latency
18 18 (15.65%) BizTalk Server
18 18 (15.65%) Visual Studio
19 17 (14.78%) HTML
19 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
19 17 (14.78%) Windows
19 17 (14.78%) Finance
19 17 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
19 17 (14.78%) Reverse Engineering
19 17 (14.78%) RESTful
19 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (13.91%) E-Commerce
21 15 (13.04%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (15.65%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (6.96%) Confluence
2 8 (6.96%) Mule
3 7 (6.09%) Apache ServiceMix
4 6 (5.22%) IIS
5 5 (4.35%) CMS
6 4 (3.48%) ColdFusion
7 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.87%) Apache
8 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS Office
2 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.87%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.87%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (8.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (15.65%) Visual Studio
2 15 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (9.57%) JIRA
4 2 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.87%) Selenium
5 1 (0.87%) Subversion
General
1 17 (14.78%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.35%) Retail
4 3 (2.61%) Back Office
5 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.87%) Banking
6 1 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (60.00%) Developer
2 42 (36.52%) .NET Developer
3 37 (32.17%) Architect
4 33 (28.70%) C# Developer
5 30 (26.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (16.52%) Technical Architect
7 18 (15.65%) ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (14.78%) C# WCF Developer
8 17 (14.78%) WCF Developer
9 16 (13.91%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 16 (13.91%) Senior Developer
9 16 (13.91%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (13.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 15 (13.04%) C# WPF Developer
10 15 (13.04%) SQL Developer
10 15 (13.04%) WPF Developer
11 14 (12.17%) BizTalk Developer
12 13 (11.30%) E-Commerce Architect
12 13 (11.30%) Senior C# Developer
13 12 (10.43%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (81.74%) .NET
2 48 (41.74%) ASP.NET
3 41 (35.65%) SOAP
4 35 (30.43%) REST
5 27 (23.48%) WPF
6 24 (20.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (20.00%) .NET Framework
8 22 (19.13%) MSMQ
9 17 (14.78%) HTML
9 17 (14.78%) RESTful
10 15 (13.04%) jQuery
11 13 (11.30%) Web Services
12 12 (10.43%) Entity Framework
13 11 (9.57%) LINQ
13 11 (9.57%) XML
14 9 (7.83%) Ajax
14 9 (7.83%) Middleware
14 9 (7.83%) WinForms
15 8 (6.96%) AngularJS
16 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.04%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (7.83%) Data Integration
4 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.35%) SCADA
6 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.74%) iPad
6 2 (1.74%) iPhone
6 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.78%) Windows
2 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.74%) SOA
2 34 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (28.70%) MVC
4 29 (25.22%) TDD
5 28 (24.35%) Software Engineering
6 21 (18.26%) Low Latency
7 17 (14.78%) Reverse Engineering
7 17 (14.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (13.91%) E-Commerce
9 15 (13.04%) OO
10 14 (12.17%) Microservices
11 10 (8.70%) Data Transformation
11 10 (8.70%) Web Development
12 9 (7.83%) Data Modelling
12 9 (7.83%) DevOps
12 9 (7.83%) High Availability
12 9 (7.83%) Unit Testing
13 7 (6.09%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (6.09%) Integration Testing
13 7 (6.09%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 108 (93.91%) C#
2 44 (38.26%) SQL
3 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.74%) VBA
6 1 (0.87%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.87%) Java
6 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (1.74%) Degree
2 1 (0.87%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) QA
Vendors
1 51 (44.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.57%) DevExpress
3 7 (6.09%) Atlassian
3 7 (6.09%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.09%) WSO2
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle
5 2 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.74%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.87%) IBM
6 1 (0.87%) Siebel
6 1 (0.87%) TIBCO
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