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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 65 63 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing WCF 15 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.25% 0.45% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.82% 2.40% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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 £36.25 £41.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +15.27%
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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
311 208 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.00% 18.57% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 86 51
Average daily rate £390 £335 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.41% +6.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -
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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 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 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 14 (82.35%) C#
2 14 (82.35%) ASP.NET
3 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
4 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
5 9 (52.94%) HTML
6 8 (47.06%) T-SQL
7 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
7 7 (41.18%) Web Services
7 7 (41.18%) MVC
7 7 (41.18%) jQuery
8 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (35.29%) TDD
8 6 (35.29%) SOA
9 5 (29.41%) MSMQ
9 5 (29.41%) EAI
9 5 (29.41%) XML
9 5 (29.41%) Subversion
9 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (23.53%) Razor View Engine
10 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
10 4 (23.53%) WPF
10 4 (23.53%) Finance
11 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (17.65%) XSLT
11 3 (17.65%) CSS
11 3 (17.65%) Oracle
11 3 (17.65%) Sitecore
11 3 (17.65%) Git (software)

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (17.65%) Umbraco
1 3 (17.65%) Sitefinity
2 1 (5.88%) PegaRULES
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
2 5 (29.41%) Subversion
3 3 (17.65%) Mercurial
3 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (5.88%) ReSharper
5 1 (5.88%) FxCop
5 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.88%) MSBuild
5 1 (5.88%) T4 Templates
5 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Applications Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Technologist
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) ASP.NET
3 9 (52.94%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) Web Services
4 7 (41.18%) jQuery
5 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) MSMQ
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (23.53%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (23.53%) WPF
8 3 (17.65%) Modernizr
8 3 (17.65%) XSLT
8 3 (17.65%) CSS
8 3 (17.65%) Sass
8 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
9 2 (11.76%) WinForms
10 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
10 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) SWIFT
2 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
2 1 (5.88%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) MVC
2 6 (35.29%) SOA
2 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) EAI
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Web Design
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
4 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.88%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 8 (47.06%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) Sitecore
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) CA