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 30 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 63 58 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing WCF 15 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.23% 1.79% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.07% 7.84% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
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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
296 268 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.30% 22.89% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 123 56
Average daily rate £365 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (85.00%) C#
3 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 15 (75.00%) ASP.NET
4 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
5 12 (60.00%) SQL
6 11 (55.00%) MVC
6 11 (55.00%) TDD
7 10 (50.00%) jQuery
8 9 (45.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (45.00%) HTML
9 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
9 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
10 6 (30.00%) Finance
11 5 (25.00%) SOA
11 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (25.00%) Web Services
11 5 (25.00%) NHibernate
11 5 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
12 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 4 (20.00%) WPF
12 4 (20.00%) Subversion
12 4 (20.00%) Scrum
12 4 (20.00%) EAI
12 4 (20.00%) XML
12 4 (20.00%) MSMQ
13 3 (15.00%) XSLT
13 3 (15.00%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Umbraco
1 3 (15.00%) Sitefinity
2 1 (5.00%) PegaRULES
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (20.00%) Subversion
3 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (5.00%) T4 Templates
5 1 (5.00%) ReSharper
5 1 (5.00%) FxCop
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Developer
2 13 (65.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Technologist
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (50.00%) jQuery
4 9 (45.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (45.00%) HTML
5 5 (25.00%) NHibernate
5 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (20.00%) XML
6 4 (20.00%) MSMQ
6 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (20.00%) WPF
7 3 (15.00%) Modernizr
7 3 (15.00%) XSLT
7 3 (15.00%) CSS
7 3 (15.00%) Sass
7 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
8 2 (10.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) MVC
1 11 (55.00%) TDD
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) SOA
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) EAI
5 3 (15.00%) Web Design
5 3 (15.00%) Web Development
5 3 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Workflow
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.00%) MVVM
7 1 (5.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) C#
2 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.00%) CA