The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank - 27 23
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - 0.63% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 7.69% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
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
10 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.64% 8.23% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 15
Median daily rate £438 £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for WCF.

1 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) Web Services
2 11 (78.57%) TDD
3 8 (57.14%) .NET Framework
4 7 (50.00%) MVC
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
6 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
8 2 (14.29%) XML
8 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (14.29%) CSS
8 2 (14.29%) HTML
8 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (14.29%) HTML5
9 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (7.14%) VB
9 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 14 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 14 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (85.71%) C# WCF Developer
2 12 (85.71%) WCF Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (7.14%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) Web Services
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) TDD
2 7 (50.00%) MVC
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle