The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Hertfordshire 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 62 56 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.90% 0.79% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.15% 2.42% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate £250 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
222 207 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.61% 32.75% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 124 134
Average daily rate £395 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.90 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
East of England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 1 £250 - 6
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
St Albans - - - - 2
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) LINQ
2 9 (75.00%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) CSS
3 8 (66.67%) IIS
3 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
5 6 (50.00%) Scrum
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (41.67%) jQuery
7 4 (33.33%) FxCop
7 4 (33.33%) StyleCop
7 4 (33.33%) JIRA
7 4 (33.33%) VBScript
7 4 (33.33%) HTML
7 4 (33.33%) Code Coverage
7 4 (33.33%) XML
7 4 (33.33%) XSL
7 4 (33.33%) XSLT
7 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (33.33%) POCO
7 4 (33.33%) QA
8 3 (25.00%) Oracle
8 3 (25.00%) Web Services
8 3 (25.00%) JSON
8 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) FxCop
1 4 (33.33%) StyleCop
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) NUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
4 1 (8.33%) Moq
4 1 (8.33%) dotTrace
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
1 11 (91.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Agile C# Developer
2 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) LINQ
2 9 (75.00%) CSS
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (58.33%) .NET Framework
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
5 4 (33.33%) HTML
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) XSL
5 4 (33.33%) XSLT
5 4 (33.33%) POCO
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (16.67%) HTML5
7 2 (16.67%) NHibernate
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) CSS3
7 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Kindle
1 2 (16.67%) RIA
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Code Coverage
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) VBScript
5 2 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (8.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft