The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 63 50 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs citing WCF 13 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.55% 0.61% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.96% 2.19% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
Average daily rate
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£550 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
218 137 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.95% 27.96% 35.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 72 186
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +13.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Welwyn Garden City -2 4 £550 +3.28%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 4
Ware - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (88.89%) C#
3 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
4 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
6 9 (50.00%) CSS
7 8 (44.44%) TDD
7 8 (44.44%) .NET Framework
8 7 (38.89%) Scrum
8 7 (38.89%) QA
8 7 (38.89%) LINQ
8 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (38.89%) BDD
9 6 (33.33%) FxCop
9 6 (33.33%) JIRA
9 6 (33.33%) Marketing
9 6 (33.33%) IIS
9 6 (33.33%) XML
9 6 (33.33%) XSL
9 6 (33.33%) XSLT
9 6 (33.33%) VBScript
9 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 6 (33.33%) Code Coverage
9 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
9 6 (33.33%) StyleCop
9 6 (33.33%) POCO
9 6 (33.33%) REST
10 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
10 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
10 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Couchbase
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) FxCop
1 6 (33.33%) JIRA
1 6 (33.33%) StyleCop
2 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
2 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.56%) Moq
4 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (5.56%) dotTrace
4 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) CruiseControl
4 1 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Lead Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Web Applications Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET
3 9 (50.00%) CSS
4 8 (44.44%) .NET Framework
5 7 (38.89%) LINQ
6 6 (33.33%) XML
6 6 (33.33%) XSL
6 6 (33.33%) XSLT
6 6 (33.33%) POCO
6 6 (33.33%) REST
7 5 (27.78%) jQuery
8 4 (22.22%) ADO.NET
8 4 (22.22%) HTML
9 3 (16.67%) Web Services
9 3 (16.67%) JSON
10 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
10 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) TDD
3 7 (38.89%) Scrum
3 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (38.89%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) Code Coverage
4 6 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
6 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (16.67%) MVC
7 2 (11.11%) SOA
7 2 (11.11%) MVVM
8 1 (5.56%) OOP
8 1 (5.56%) OO
8 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) VBScript
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
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