The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 29 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.61% 3.46% 1.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.14% 12.50% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate
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£323 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £293 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
WCF
South East

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 Kent region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
99 80 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 32.57% 27.68% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 50 50
Average daily rate £315 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.50 £11.00 £170.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+222.72% -93.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Tunbridge Wells - 3 - - 4
Maidstone -3 1 £225 -25.00% 1
Rochester - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - -
Dartford - - - - 3
Folkestone - - - -
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 30 (93.75%) C#
1 30 (93.75%) .NET
2 19 (59.38%) ASP.NET
3 18 (56.25%) MVC
4 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
5 16 (50.00%) SQL
6 15 (46.88%) XML
7 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (40.63%) WPF
8 13 (40.63%) VB.NET
9 12 (37.50%) T-SQL
9 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 12 (37.50%) OOP
9 12 (37.50%) E-Commerce
9 12 (37.50%) REST
10 11 (34.38%) HTML
10 11 (34.38%) Unit Testing
10 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (34.38%) JSON
11 10 (31.25%) CSS
12 9 (28.13%) Oracle
12 9 (28.13%) HTML5
13 7 (21.88%) PHP
14 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (18.75%) TDD
15 5 (15.63%) Telerik
15 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
15 5 (15.63%) DevExpress
16 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (96.88%) Developer
2 15 (46.88%) .NET Developer
3 13 (40.63%) C# Developer
4 12 (37.50%) Web Developer
4 12 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (28.13%) WPF Developer
6 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (6.25%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Senior .NET Web Developer
8 2 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Programmer
9 1 (3.13%) Tester
9 1 (3.13%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (93.75%) .NET
2 19 (59.38%) ASP.NET
3 15 (46.88%) XML
4 14 (43.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (40.63%) WPF
6 12 (37.50%) REST
7 11 (34.38%) JSON
7 11 (34.38%) HTML
8 10 (31.25%) CSS
9 9 (28.13%) HTML5
10 3 (9.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (9.38%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
10 3 (9.38%) Web Services
10 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
10 3 (9.38%) RESTful
11 2 (6.25%) jQuery
11 2 (6.25%) XHTML
11 2 (6.25%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Streaming Media
2 1 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (3.13%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) MVC
2 12 (37.50%) OOP
2 12 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 11 (34.38%) Unit Testing
4 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) TDD
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Low Latency
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
6 2 (6.25%) OO
6 2 (6.25%) BDD
7 1 (3.13%) CRM
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (93.75%) C#
2 16 (50.00%) SQL
3 13 (40.63%) VB.NET
4 12 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 7 (21.88%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) XAML
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Telerik
2 5 (15.63%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.13%) Informatica