The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 45 47 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +32
Contract jobs citing WCF 28 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.81% 3.05% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 9.24% 9.28% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £331 £302
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £340 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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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 Leeds region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
303 291 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 30.45% 32.92% 33.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 199 225
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +104.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Leeds region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 54 (93.10%) .NET
2 48 (82.76%) C#
3 47 (81.03%) ASP.NET
4 33 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 25 (43.10%) Web Services
7 23 (39.66%) MVC
8 19 (32.76%) WinForms
9 18 (31.03%) VB.NET
10 17 (29.31%) Visual Studio
10 17 (29.31%) SharePoint
10 17 (29.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
11 16 (27.59%) SQL
12 15 (25.86%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (24.14%) Finance
14 13 (22.41%) Windows
14 13 (22.41%) PowerShell
14 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (18.97%) CMS
15 11 (18.97%) Scrum
16 10 (17.24%) Workflow
16 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
16 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (15.52%) jQuery
17 9 (15.52%) WPF
17 9 (15.52%) WF
17 9 (15.52%) CSS
17 9 (15.52%) XML
17 9 (15.52%) Oracle

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 17 (29.31%) SharePoint
1 17 (29.31%) SharePoint 2010
2 15 (25.86%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (18.97%) CMS
4 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (5.17%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.45%) Kentico
7 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) InfoPath
2 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (8.62%) EDRMS
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (3.45%) RavenDB
4 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (29.31%) Visual Studio
2 10 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.17%) MSTest
4 2 (3.45%) Subversion
4 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (3.45%) LLBLGen Pro
5 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Local Government
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (89.66%) Developer
2 29 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 16 (27.59%) SharePoint Developer
4 10 (17.24%) VB.NET Developer
5 7 (12.07%) C# Developer
6 5 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C# Web Developer
8 3 (5.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Web Developer
8 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.17%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.72%) Senior VB.NET Developer
10 1 (1.72%) ScrumMaster
10 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 1 (1.72%) Lead Architect
10 1 (1.72%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (93.10%) .NET
2 47 (81.03%) ASP.NET
3 25 (43.10%) Web Services
4 19 (32.76%) WinForms
5 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (15.52%) jQuery
6 9 (15.52%) WPF
6 9 (15.52%) WF
6 9 (15.52%) CSS
6 9 (15.52%) XML
7 7 (12.07%) HTML
8 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
8 5 (8.62%) Silverlight
8 5 (8.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (6.90%) NHibernate
10 3 (5.17%) LINQ
10 3 (5.17%) CSS3
10 3 (5.17%) XHTML
11 2 (3.45%) AppFabric
11 2 (3.45%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.45%) iPhone
3 1 (1.72%) PKI
3 1 (1.72%) Wiki
3 1 (1.72%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.72%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Android
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (56.90%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (39.66%) MVC
3 11 (18.97%) Scrum
4 10 (17.24%) Workflow
5 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
6 6 (10.34%) Web Development
7 5 (8.62%) SOA
7 5 (8.62%) OO
7 5 (8.62%) TDD
7 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.17%) MVVM
9 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.45%) OOP
10 2 (3.45%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (3.45%) Waterfall
11 1 (1.72%) Performance Testing
11 1 (1.72%) Kanban
11 1 (1.72%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 48 (82.76%) C#
2 18 (31.03%) VB.NET
3 16 (27.59%) SQL
4 13 (22.41%) PowerShell
5 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.17%) X++
8 2 (3.45%) VB
8 2 (3.45%) VB6
9 1 (1.72%) C++
9 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.72%) ISO 14001
1 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) Oracle
3 5 (8.62%) Kofax
4 2 (3.45%) Telerik
4 2 (3.45%) Sencha
4 2 (3.45%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.72%) SAP
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