The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Kent 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 24 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing WCF 18 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.82% 3.58% 5.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.82% 16.95% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £390 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £43.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +22.53%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
101 59 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.26% 21.15% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 29 39
Average daily rate £275 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
WCF
South East

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Kent

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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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
Dartford - 2 - - 3
Maidstone - - - - 2
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stansted - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Cranbrook - - - - 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (95.45%) .NET
2 20 (90.91%) C#
3 19 (86.36%) ASP.NET
4 18 (81.82%) MVC
5 15 (68.18%) SQL Server
5 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (59.09%) SQL
6 13 (59.09%) XML
6 13 (59.09%) VB.NET
7 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
7 12 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 11 (50.00%) REST
8 11 (50.00%) OOP
8 11 (50.00%) T-SQL
8 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (50.00%) JSON
8 11 (50.00%) Unit Testing
9 8 (36.36%) HTML5
9 8 (36.36%) HTML
9 8 (36.36%) CSS
10 7 (31.82%) PHP
10 7 (31.82%) TDD
11 5 (22.73%) Telerik
11 5 (22.73%) DevExpress
12 4 (18.18%) Scrum
12 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
12 4 (18.18%) WPF
12 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
13 3 (13.64%) jQuery

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 8 (36.36%) .NET Developer
4 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
4 5 (22.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Programmer
6 3 (13.64%) .NET Programmer
7 2 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Tester
8 1 (4.55%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (4.55%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (4.55%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Programmer
8 1 (4.55%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (95.45%) .NET
2 19 (86.36%) ASP.NET
3 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (59.09%) XML
5 12 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 11 (50.00%) REST
6 11 (50.00%) JSON
7 8 (36.36%) CSS
7 8 (36.36%) HTML5
7 8 (36.36%) HTML
8 4 (18.18%) WPF
9 3 (13.64%) Web Services
9 3 (13.64%) jQuery
10 2 (9.09%) RESTful
10 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 2 (9.09%) FFmpeg
10 2 (9.09%) LINQ
10 2 (9.09%) NHibernate
10 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Streaming Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) MVC
2 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 11 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 11 (50.00%) OOP
4 7 (31.82%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Low Latency
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (4.55%) SOA
7 1 (4.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C#
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) VB.NET
3 11 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) PHP
5 2 (9.09%) XAML
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Telerik
1 5 (22.73%) DevExpress
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore