The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 10 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 13.86% 3.77% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 77.78% 42.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 0
Average daily rate £325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
WCF
West Yorkshire

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 Halifax region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
18 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 17.82% 8.81% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 10
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 21 (100.00%) C#
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (90.48%) Web Services
3 13 (61.90%) .NET Framework
4 12 (57.14%) MVC
5 11 (52.38%) Finance
5 11 (52.38%) TDD
6 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (33.33%) HTML
7 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
7 5 (23.81%) XML
7 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 5 (23.81%) WinForms
7 5 (23.81%) jQuery
7 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (19.05%) CSS
8 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
9 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 3 (14.29%) Oracle
9 3 (14.29%) XSD
9 3 (14.29%) XSLT
9 3 (14.29%) Windows
9 3 (14.29%) SOAP
9 3 (14.29%) XPath
10 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (9.52%) CMS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) CMS
1 2 (9.52%) Kentico
1 2 (9.52%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
2 19 (90.48%) .NET Developer
2 19 (90.48%) C# Developer
3 17 (80.95%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (76.19%) WCF Developer
5 14 (66.67%) C# WCF Developer
6 5 (23.81%) WinForms Developer
7 2 (9.52%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) CMS Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (4.76%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (90.48%) Web Services
3 13 (61.90%) .NET Framework
4 7 (33.33%) HTML
5 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
5 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (23.81%) jQuery
5 5 (23.81%) WinForms
5 5 (23.81%) XML
6 4 (19.05%) CSS
7 3 (14.29%) SOAP
7 3 (14.29%) XSD
7 3 (14.29%) XSLT
8 2 (9.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) MVC
2 11 (52.38%) TDD
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 3 (14.29%) XPath
4 1 (4.76%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) EPiServer