The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 Lancashire 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 47 23 34
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.71% 2.38% 1.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.66% 9.62% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £285 £285 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.93%
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 £40.50 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
82 52 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.29% 24.76% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 32 61
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
North West

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Preston -15 1 - - 1
Skelmersdale - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
WCF
North West

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) POCO
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) WF
2 3 (75.00%) LINQ
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) VB
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) VB6
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) T4 Templates
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (25.00%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) POCO
2 3 (75.00%) WF
2 3 (75.00%) LINQ
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) Classic ASP
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) VB
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB6