The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 42 47 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.37% 0.26% 2.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.76% 1.09% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£315 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -44.57%
WCF
South West

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 Gloucestershire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
126 92 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 28.77% 23.65% 24.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 54 38
Average daily rate £350 £313 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -14.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.75 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% +3.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.50 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £86.75 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Gloucestershire region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheltenham - 3 £295 - 1
Gloucester - 3 £315 -
WCF
South West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) ASP.NET
3 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
3 10 (76.92%) SQL
4 8 (61.54%) HTML
5 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
5 7 (53.85%) MVC
6 6 (46.15%) CSS
6 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (38.46%) Web Services
7 5 (38.46%) VB.NET
7 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
8 4 (30.77%) XML
8 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
9 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
9 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (23.08%) WPF
9 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
9 3 (23.08%) XSLT
9 3 (23.08%) Finance
10 2 (15.38%) CRM
10 2 (15.38%) Scrum
10 2 (15.38%) Java
10 2 (15.38%) C++
10 2 (15.38%) DHTML
10 2 (15.38%) XSD
10 2 (15.38%) Silverlight
10 2 (15.38%) LINQ

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (7.69%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) MSTest
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (69.23%) .NET Developer
3 7 (53.85%) C# Developer
4 6 (46.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (23.08%) Web Applications Developer
6 3 (23.08%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
6 3 (23.08%) Applications Developer
6 3 (23.08%) .NET Applications Developer
7 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (15.38%) Web Engineer
7 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
7 2 (15.38%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (7.69%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (7.69%) C# Application Developer
8 1 (7.69%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) ASP.NET
3 8 (61.54%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) CSS
4 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (38.46%) Web Services
6 4 (30.77%) XML
7 3 (23.08%) XSLT
7 3 (23.08%) WPF
8 2 (15.38%) Silverlight
8 2 (15.38%) LINQ
8 2 (15.38%) jQuery
8 2 (15.38%) XSD
8 2 (15.38%) DHTML
8 2 (15.38%) HTML5
8 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) OOD
4 1 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) RUP
4 1 (7.69%) DSDM
4 1 (7.69%) MVVM
4 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) VB.NET
4 4 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 2 (15.38%) C++
5 2 (15.38%) Java
6 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.69%) VB
6 1 (7.69%) XAML
6 1 (7.69%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter