The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the East of England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 72 61 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +40
Contract jobs citing WCF 78 67 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.58% 2.82% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.73% 9.72% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 25
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £215 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +16.90%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
893 689 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.50% 28.96% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 375 428
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 70
Average hourly rate £33.73 £31.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £22.66 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
WCF
England

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 July 2014.

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 July 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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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
Suffolk +3 34 £400 +10.26% 6
Cambridgeshire -8 20 £331 -22.05% 13
Essex -16 8 £400 +45.45% 8
Hertfordshire 0 6 £400 -9.09% 10
Norfolk -12 3 £288 +43.75% 2
Bedfordshire -28 3 £413 +10.00% 11
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 162 (94.19%) C#
2 158 (91.86%) .NET
3 119 (69.19%) ASP.NET
4 108 (62.79%) SQL Server
5 89 (51.74%) MVC
6 60 (34.88%) JavaScript
7 59 (34.30%) Web Services
8 58 (33.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 55 (31.98%) SQL
10 50 (29.07%) XML
10 50 (29.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 44 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 43 (25.00%) HTML
13 41 (23.84%) Microsoft
14 39 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
15 37 (21.51%) Windows
16 36 (20.93%) Visual Studio
17 35 (20.35%) jQuery
18 32 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 32 (18.60%) .NET Framework
19 30 (17.44%) CSS
19 30 (17.44%) TDD
20 27 (15.70%) LINQ
21 24 (13.95%) WPF
22 23 (13.37%) Silverlight
22 23 (13.37%) QA
23 22 (12.79%) Finance
23 22 (12.79%) SOAP
24 21 (12.21%) T-SQL
25 20 (11.63%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (10.47%) IIS
2 16 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.40%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.16%) CMS
6 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.74%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.74%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.74%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.74%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.74%) Internet
3 2 (1.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (62.79%) SQL Server
2 50 (29.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (9.30%) MySQL
6 13 (7.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.58%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.58%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 36 (20.93%) Visual Studio
2 20 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (8.14%) Subversion
4 10 (5.81%) JIRA
5 9 (5.23%) MSBuild
6 6 (3.49%) CruiseControl
7 5 (2.91%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.91%) NUnit
7 5 (2.91%) FxCop
7 5 (2.91%) StyleCop
7 5 (2.91%) MSTest
7 5 (2.91%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (2.33%) WiX
8 4 (2.33%) Moq
9 3 (1.74%) NuGet
9 3 (1.74%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.74%) QUnit
10 2 (1.16%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (12.79%) Finance
2 6 (3.49%) Games
3 4 (2.33%) Online Betting
3 4 (2.33%) Back Office
4 3 (1.74%) Banking
4 3 (1.74%) Advertising
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 153 (88.95%) Developer
2 82 (47.67%) .NET Developer
3 60 (34.88%) C# Developer
4 51 (29.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (15.12%) ASP.NET Developer
6 24 (13.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 23 (13.37%) Senior Developer
8 17 (9.88%) Senior .NET Developer
8 17 (9.88%) CRM Developer
9 16 (9.30%) Web Developer
10 15 (8.72%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 12 (6.98%) Senior C# Developer
12 9 (5.23%) Microsoft Developer
12 9 (5.23%) Architect
12 9 (5.23%) BizTalk Developer
13 8 (4.65%) Applications Developer
14 7 (4.07%) Technical Architect
15 5 (2.91%) Front-End Developer
16 4 (2.33%) Software Developer
16 4 (2.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (91.86%) .NET
2 119 (69.19%) ASP.NET
3 59 (34.30%) Web Services
4 58 (33.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 50 (29.07%) XML
6 43 (25.00%) HTML
7 35 (20.35%) jQuery
8 32 (18.60%) .NET Framework
9 30 (17.44%) CSS
10 27 (15.70%) LINQ
11 24 (13.95%) WPF
12 23 (13.37%) Silverlight
13 22 (12.79%) SOAP
14 20 (11.63%) REST
15 18 (10.47%) XSLT
16 17 (9.88%) Ajax
17 14 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 13 (7.56%) Reactive Extensions
18 13 (7.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
18 13 (7.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.74%) RIA
2 3 (1.74%) Data Integration
2 3 (1.74%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.58%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.51%) Windows
2 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.74%) UNIX
5 2 (1.16%) Android
6 1 (0.58%) Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (51.74%) MVC
2 39 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (17.44%) TDD
4 20 (11.63%) CRM
5 19 (11.05%) Migration
6 17 (9.88%) MVVM
6 17 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (9.30%) Workflow
8 14 (8.14%) Unit Testing
8 14 (8.14%) Scrum
9 13 (7.56%) E-Commerce
9 13 (7.56%) Multithreading
10 12 (6.98%) Data Migration
10 12 (6.98%) OOP
11 11 (6.40%) OO
12 8 (4.65%) B2C
13 7 (4.07%) Data Modelling
13 7 (4.07%) Project Planning
14 6 (3.49%) Dependency Injection
14 6 (3.49%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 162 (94.19%) C#
2 60 (34.88%) JavaScript
3 55 (31.98%) SQL
4 21 (12.21%) T-SQL
5 13 (7.56%) PHP
6 10 (5.81%) PowerShell
7 7 (4.07%) XAML
8 6 (3.49%) VBScript
8 6 (3.49%) Java
9 4 (2.33%) VB
10 2 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.58%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.58%) C++
11 1 (0.58%) Delphi
11 1 (0.58%) C
11 1 (0.58%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.23%) MCITP
3 8 (4.65%) Degree
4 3 (1.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 41 (23.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.49%) Oracle
3 3 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.16%) Twitter
4 2 (1.16%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.58%) IBM
5 1 (0.58%) Telerik
East Anglia
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Norwich
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Peterborough
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Luton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago