The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 77 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.29% 0.81% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.55% 3.13% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £325 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £236 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £415 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £36.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-7.53% +0.68%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
258 319 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.75% 25.89% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 164 81
Average daily rate £350 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £18.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+163.88% -40.00%
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 Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Edinburgh region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) C#
3 12 (80.00%) MVC
3 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
5 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
6 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (60.00%) jQuery
7 8 (53.33%) Finance
8 6 (40.00%) TDD
8 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (33.33%) SQL
9 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 5 (33.33%) NHibernate
10 4 (26.67%) Scrum
10 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (26.67%) Web Services
11 3 (20.00%) HTML
11 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (20.00%) WinForms
11 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
12 2 (13.33%) Markit EDM
12 2 (13.33%) Castle Windsor
12 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
12 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
12 2 (13.33%) Data Management
12 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (26.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Programmer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Programmer
5 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Architect
6 1 (6.67%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
3 9 (60.00%) jQuery
4 5 (33.33%) NHibernate
5 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (20.00%) WinForms
6 3 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (13.33%) WPF
7 2 (13.33%) Castle Windsor
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
8 1 (6.67%) REST
8 1 (6.67%) CSS3
8 1 (6.67%) HTML5
8 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (6.67%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.67%) Derivative
2 1 (6.67%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) MVC
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Data Management
6 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
6 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Machine Learning
6 1 (6.67%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.67%) OOD
6 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
2 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Sybase