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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 86 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing WCF 42 58 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.66% 2.26% 1.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.47% 7.66% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 32
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £274 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £414 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +0.68%
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
768 757 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.42% 29.50% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 413 385
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 40 27
Average hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £11.50 £29.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -1 16 £375 +25.00% 13
Hertfordshire +22 12 £600 - 8
Bedfordshire -6 9 £638 +82.14% 4
Suffolk -15 6 £400 +6.66% 2
Norfolk - 3 £400 - 1
Essex +5 2 £375 +29.31% 6
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 92 (86.79%) .NET
2 91 (85.85%) C#
3 61 (57.55%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (39.62%) TDD
5 41 (38.68%) SQL Server
6 39 (36.79%) ASP.NET
6 39 (36.79%) MVC
7 36 (33.96%) XML
7 36 (33.96%) HTML
8 33 (31.13%) SQL
8 33 (31.13%) Oracle
8 33 (31.13%) jQuery
9 32 (30.19%) .NET Framework
9 32 (30.19%) JavaScript
10 30 (28.30%) Scrum
10 30 (28.30%) CSS
10 30 (28.30%) Finance
10 30 (28.30%) SOA
10 30 (28.30%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (25.47%) Web Services
12 26 (24.53%) Microsoft
13 23 (21.70%) Windows
14 22 (20.75%) OO
14 22 (20.75%) SOAP
15 18 (16.98%) Multithreading
15 18 (16.98%) XHTML
15 18 (16.98%) E-Commerce
15 18 (16.98%) OOD
15 18 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 30 (28.30%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (6.60%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.94%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.72%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (38.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.66%) OLAP
3 6 (5.66%) Oracle OLAP
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.94%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (15.09%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.66%) Moq
4 4 (3.77%) FxCop
4 4 (3.77%) StyleCop
4 4 (3.77%) JIRA
4 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.83%) JUnit
6 2 (1.89%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.94%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.94%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.94%) Subversion
7 1 (0.94%) MSTest
7 1 (0.94%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.94%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.94%) QUnit
7 1 (0.94%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (28.30%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Advertising
2 5 (4.72%) Retail
2 5 (4.72%) Back Office
3 2 (1.89%) Marketing
3 2 (1.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (71.70%) Developer
2 41 (38.68%) .NET Developer
3 31 (29.25%) C# Developer
4 23 (21.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (20.75%) BizTalk Developer
6 13 (12.26%) Architect
7 10 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (7.55%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.60%) Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 7 (6.60%) Senior Architect
10 6 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (4.72%) Lead Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
11 5 (4.72%) Consultant
11 5 (4.72%) BizTalk Consultant
11 5 (4.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (3.77%) Firmware Engineer
12 4 (3.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (86.79%) .NET
2 39 (36.79%) ASP.NET
3 36 (33.96%) XML
3 36 (33.96%) HTML
4 33 (31.13%) jQuery
5 32 (30.19%) .NET Framework
6 30 (28.30%) CSS
7 27 (25.47%) Web Services
8 22 (20.75%) SOAP
9 18 (16.98%) XHTML
9 18 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (14.15%) LINQ
11 11 (10.38%) KnockoutJS
11 11 (10.38%) ADO.NET
12 10 (9.43%) WPF
13 9 (8.49%) XSL
13 9 (8.49%) XSLT
14 8 (7.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 8 (7.55%) HTML5
15 7 (6.60%) POCO
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
5 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (57.55%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (39.62%) TDD
3 39 (36.79%) MVC
4 30 (28.30%) SOA
4 30 (28.30%) Scrum
5 22 (20.75%) OO
6 18 (16.98%) E-Commerce
6 18 (16.98%) OOD
6 18 (16.98%) Multithreading
7 16 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (10.38%) Unit Testing
8 11 (10.38%) BDD
9 9 (8.49%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (8.49%) Code Coverage
10 7 (6.60%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.66%) ETL
11 6 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (5.66%) CRM
11 6 (5.66%) System Testing
11 6 (5.66%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 91 (85.85%) C#
2 33 (31.13%) SQL
3 32 (30.19%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.49%) VBScript
4 9 (8.49%) VB
5 6 (5.66%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.72%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.72%) Groovy
7 4 (3.77%) Java
8 1 (0.94%) C
8 1 (0.94%) C++
8 1 (0.94%) PHP
8 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Firmware
Vendors
1 33 (31.13%) Oracle
2 26 (24.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (0.94%) Google
3 1 (0.94%) DevExpress
3 1 (0.94%) Facebook
3 1 (0.94%) Twitter
3 1 (0.94%) Xamarin
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridge
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago