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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 66 82 74
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing WCF 62 46 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.42% 2.02% 2.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.09% 6.92% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 35
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £288 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £420 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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
766 665 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.95% 29.15% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 364 432
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £11.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +11 30 £400 +6.66% 14
Hertfordshire +13 15 £388 +33.62% 14
Suffolk -11 9 £375 - 2
Bedfordshire -9 6 £638 +82.14% 8
Essex +2 2 £375 +15.38% 5
Norfolk - - - - 3
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 104 (90.43%) .NET
2 99 (86.09%) C#
3 68 (59.13%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (41.74%) TDD
5 43 (37.39%) MVC
6 42 (36.52%) ASP.NET
7 41 (35.65%) HTML
8 40 (34.78%) SQL Server
9 39 (33.91%) JavaScript
9 39 (33.91%) XML
10 37 (32.17%) SQL
11 36 (31.30%) .NET Framework
11 36 (31.30%) CSS
12 32 (27.83%) Web Services
12 32 (27.83%) Scrum
13 31 (26.96%) Finance
13 31 (26.96%) Oracle
14 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
14 30 (26.09%) jQuery
15 28 (24.35%) Windows
16 26 (22.61%) BizTalk Server
17 25 (21.74%) SOA
18 23 (20.00%) OO
18 23 (20.00%) SOAP
18 23 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 19 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET MVC
19 19 (16.52%) LINQ
20 18 (15.65%) Visual Studio
20 18 (15.65%) XHTML

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (22.61%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (7.83%) IIS
3 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.87%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.87%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.87%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.87%) Intranet
2 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (5.22%) OLAP
4 6 (5.22%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.61%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.61%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (15.65%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.22%) JIRA
3 6 (5.22%) FxCop
3 6 (5.22%) StyleCop
3 6 (5.22%) Moq
4 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.61%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.61%) MSTest
5 3 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.61%) JUnit
6 2 (1.74%) Subversion
6 2 (1.74%) ReSharper
6 2 (1.74%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.74%) QUnit
6 2 (1.74%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.87%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.87%) NUnit
General
1 31 (26.96%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Advertising
3 5 (4.35%) Back Office
4 4 (3.48%) Retail
4 4 (3.48%) Marketing
5 3 (2.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (77.39%) Developer
2 48 (41.74%) .NET Developer
3 37 (32.17%) C# Developer
4 29 (25.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (15.65%) BizTalk Developer
6 10 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 9 (7.83%) Architect
8 8 (6.96%) CRM Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Lead Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Senior C# Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (5.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Architect
11 5 (4.35%) BizTalk Consultant
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.35%) Consultant
11 5 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (90.43%) .NET
2 42 (36.52%) ASP.NET
3 41 (35.65%) HTML
4 39 (33.91%) XML
5 36 (31.30%) .NET Framework
5 36 (31.30%) CSS
6 32 (27.83%) Web Services
7 30 (26.09%) jQuery
8 23 (20.00%) SOAP
9 19 (16.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (16.52%) LINQ
10 18 (15.65%) XHTML
11 12 (10.43%) WPF
11 12 (10.43%) ADO.NET
11 12 (10.43%) XSLT
12 11 (9.57%) XSL
12 11 (9.57%) HTML5
13 10 (8.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (7.83%) POCO
15 6 (5.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.74%) EMV
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.87%) User Experience
5 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (59.13%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.74%) TDD
3 43 (37.39%) MVC
4 32 (27.83%) Scrum
5 25 (21.74%) SOA
6 23 (20.00%) OO
7 19 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (15.65%) OOD
8 18 (15.65%) Multithreading
9 16 (13.91%) E-Commerce
10 14 (12.17%) CRM
11 13 (11.30%) Unit Testing
11 13 (11.30%) BDD
12 11 (9.57%) Code Coverage
13 9 (7.83%) Regression Testing
13 9 (7.83%) Systems Analysis
14 8 (6.96%) MVVM
15 7 (6.09%) Use Case
16 6 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
16 6 (5.22%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 99 (86.09%) C#
2 39 (33.91%) JavaScript
3 37 (32.17%) SQL
4 11 (9.57%) VBScript
5 10 (8.70%) VB
6 9 (7.83%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.35%) Groovy
7 5 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.35%) Java
8 2 (1.74%) C++
9 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.87%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.87%) PHP
9 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (10.43%) Degree
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.48%) Firmware
Vendors
1 31 (26.96%) Oracle
2 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.87%) Facebook
3 1 (0.87%) Twitter
3 1 (0.87%) DevExpress
3 1 (0.87%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.87%) Google
Luton, Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £330 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago