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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 56 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.24% 0.92% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.15% 3.00% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£619 £250 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+147.50% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £250 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £250 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.09% -0.62%
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
193 233 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.02% 30.66% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 131 141
Average daily rate £388 £395 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% -5.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015. 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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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
Watford +13 5 £300 +20.00% 2
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Welwyn - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Kings Langley - - - - 1
Radlett - - - -
St Albans - - - - 6
Waltham Cross - - - - 1
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (89.47%) ASP.NET
2 17 (89.47%) C#
3 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
4 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (52.63%) HTML
6 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
6 8 (42.11%) CSS
6 8 (42.11%) ADO.NET
6 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
6 8 (42.11%) MVC
6 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (36.84%) BDD
7 7 (36.84%) Scrum
7 7 (36.84%) TDD
7 7 (36.84%) LINQ
7 7 (36.84%) XML
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
8 6 (31.58%) SOA
8 6 (31.58%) XSL
8 6 (31.58%) XSLT
8 6 (31.58%) Code Coverage
8 6 (31.58%) VBScript
8 6 (31.58%) jQuery
8 6 (31.58%) HTML5
9 5 (26.32%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (26.32%) QA
9 5 (26.32%) WPF
9 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 4 (21.05%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) ReSharper
2 2 (10.53%) Moq
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.26%) FxCop
3 1 (5.26%) StyleCop
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Agile .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Architect
6 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (89.47%) ASP.NET
3 10 (52.63%) HTML
4 8 (42.11%) ADO.NET
4 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
4 8 (42.11%) CSS
4 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (36.84%) XML
5 7 (36.84%) LINQ
6 6 (31.58%) jQuery
6 6 (31.58%) XSL
6 6 (31.58%) XSLT
6 6 (31.58%) HTML5
7 5 (26.32%) WPF
8 4 (21.05%) SOAP
8 4 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (21.05%) POCO
8 4 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (15.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) EMV
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) MVC
3 7 (36.84%) Scrum
3 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) BDD
4 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
4 6 (31.58%) SOA
4 6 (31.58%) Code Coverage
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 3 (15.79%) OOP
7 3 (15.79%) OO
8 2 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (10.53%) Refactoring
9 1 (5.26%) MVVM
9 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C#
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) VBScript
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle