The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Halifax 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 26 16 28
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.55% 5.98% 1.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.35% 30.43% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate £350 £313 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
23 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 12.57% 19.66% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 16
Average daily rate £425 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
West Yorkshire

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

WCF
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSD
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle