The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 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 Edinburgh 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 76 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.21% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.72% 1.14% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.00%
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 £23.00 £42.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +18.30%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
348 176 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.86% 18.16% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 75 46
Average daily rate £400 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £413 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 £24.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
WCF
Scotland

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 10 July 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 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (50.00%) HTML
6 5 (35.71%) Web Services
6 5 (35.71%) jQuery
7 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Subversion
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (28.57%) EAI
7 4 (28.57%) SOA
7 4 (28.57%) Kerberos
7 4 (28.57%) XML
7 4 (28.57%) MSMQ
7 4 (28.57%) IIS
7 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
8 3 (21.43%) CSS
8 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (21.43%) SWIFT
8 3 (21.43%) MVC
8 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 4 (28.57%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 7 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (35.71%) jQuery
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 4 (28.57%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) MSMQ
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (7.14%) WPF
8 1 (7.14%) EDI
8 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) EAI
1 4 (28.57%) SOA
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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