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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 43 47 63
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.91% 2.20% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.59% 6.93% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 2
Average daily rate £625 £450 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +55.17%
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
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
128 202 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.22% 31.81% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 108 127
Average daily rate £385 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +240.90%
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 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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
St Albans - 9 £625 - 3
Watford -6 1 - - 1
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 21 (100.00%) C#
2 16 (76.19%) .NET
3 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (66.67%) REST
4 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 12 (57.14%) SOAP
5 12 (57.14%) E-Commerce
5 12 (57.14%) SOA
5 12 (57.14%) TDD
6 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (42.86%) Data Integration
6 9 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (42.86%) SaaS
6 9 (42.86%) DevOps
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 7 (33.33%) MSMQ
9 6 (28.57%) Windows
9 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 6 (28.57%) Middleware
9 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
10 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
11 4 (19.05%) HTML
11 4 (19.05%) JIRA
11 4 (19.05%) Retail
11 4 (19.05%) RESTful
12 3 (14.29%) WPF
12 3 (14.29%) Web Services
12 3 (14.29%) Back Office

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (4.76%) CMS
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (42.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
3 4 (19.05%) JIRA
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Architect
1 12 (57.14%) E-Commerce Architect
2 10 (47.62%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
2 10 (47.62%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (38.10%) .NET Developer
3 8 (38.10%) Developer
3 8 (38.10%) Senior Architect
3 8 (38.10%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 6 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (28.57%) C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) C# WCF Developer
5 3 (14.29%) WCF Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Applications Developer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) C# Application Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) .NET
2 14 (66.67%) REST
3 12 (57.14%) SOAP
4 7 (33.33%) MSMQ
5 6 (28.57%) Middleware
6 5 (23.81%) .NET Framework
7 4 (19.05%) HTML
7 4 (19.05%) RESTful
8 3 (14.29%) Web Services
8 3 (14.29%) WPF
9 2 (9.52%) Ajax
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
9 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (9.52%) CSS
9 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
9 2 (9.52%) HTML5
9 2 (9.52%) iOS SDK
9 2 (9.52%) LINQ
10 1 (4.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Data Integration
2 2 (9.52%) iPad
2 2 (9.52%) iPhone
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 12 (57.14%) SOA
2 12 (57.14%) TDD
3 9 (42.86%) DevOps
3 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) API Design
4 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) iOS Development
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) MVVM
4 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Content Management
5 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) Objective-C
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Sitecore