The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 52 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.78% 1.46% 2.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.18% 4.52% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 8
Average daily rate
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£340 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
WCF
East of 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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
157 155 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.34% 32.43% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 86 55
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £36.67 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.23% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £25.00 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £40.12 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Essex

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Brentwood - 1 £340 -
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) WPF
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) Entity Framework
4 3 (42.86%) CSS3
4 3 (42.86%) MVVM
4 3 (42.86%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) LINQ
6 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) Investment Management

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) WPF
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) Entity Framework
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) CSS
4 3 (42.86%) CSS3
4 3 (42.86%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (28.57%) LINQ
5 2 (28.57%) XML
6 1 (14.29%) WinForms
6 1 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (42.86%) MVVM
3 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle