The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 47 49 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -25
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.95% 0.71% 2.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.49% 3.75% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £285 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +17.77%
WCF
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
89 80 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.24% 18.96% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 56 34
Average daily rate £363 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £46.05 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.26% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £21.00 £30.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £21.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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
Blackpool - - - - 2
Preston - - - - 1
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Ajax
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) WPF
3 4 (50.00%) LINQ
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) WinForms
6 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (50.00%) Ajax
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (50.00%) WPF
3 4 (50.00%) LINQ
3 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 - £350 per day + £320 - £350 / Day
Posted: 3 days ago