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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 78 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +11
Contract jobs citing WCF 27 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.72% 3.03% 2.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.37% 8.72% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 9
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £416 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -44.57%
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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
424 390 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 27.01% 34.79% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 276 157
Average daily rate £330 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £13.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.46% -65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.00 £43.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 56 (100.00%) .NET
2 46 (82.14%) C#
3 38 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (57.14%) MVC
5 31 (55.36%) ASP.NET
6 30 (53.57%) Web Services
7 29 (51.79%) SQL Server
8 21 (37.50%) .NET Framework
9 20 (35.71%) SQL
10 19 (33.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (26.79%) Entity Framework
12 15 (26.79%) Finance
13 13 (23.21%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
13 13 (23.21%) JSON
13 13 (23.21%) jQuery
14 12 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (21.43%) HTML
14 12 (21.43%) CSS
15 11 (19.64%) Dapper ORM
16 10 (17.86%) VB.NET
16 10 (17.86%) Scrum
16 10 (17.86%) WPF
17 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
17 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
18 8 (14.29%) TDD
19 7 (12.50%) WinForms
19 7 (12.50%) WF
19 7 (12.50%) Windows

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 13 (23.21%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.36%) CMS
4 3 (5.36%) Apache
5 2 (3.57%) IIS
6 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Intranet
2 1 (1.79%) Skype
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
2 1 (1.79%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (51.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.57%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.79%) NUnit
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
General
1 15 (26.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
3 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (80.36%) Developer
2 20 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 13 (23.21%) C# Developer
4 10 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (16.07%) Software Developer
5 9 (16.07%) Applications Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Architect
7 5 (8.93%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (8.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Chief Architect
9 3 (5.36%) VB6 Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Senior VB Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Senior VB6 Developer
9 3 (5.36%) VB.NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) VB Developer
9 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.36%) SQL Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Senior SQL Developer
10 2 (3.57%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (55.36%) ASP.NET
3 30 (53.57%) Web Services
4 21 (37.50%) .NET Framework
5 19 (33.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (26.79%) Entity Framework
8 13 (23.21%) JSON
8 13 (23.21%) jQuery
9 12 (21.43%) CSS
9 12 (21.43%) HTML
10 11 (19.64%) Dapper ORM
11 10 (17.86%) WPF
12 7 (12.50%) WF
12 7 (12.50%) WinForms
13 5 (8.93%) XML
14 4 (7.14%) LINQ
14 4 (7.14%) REST
15 3 (5.36%) HTML5
15 3 (5.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (57.14%) MVC
3 10 (17.86%) Scrum
4 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
5 8 (14.29%) TDD
6 6 (10.71%) Workflow
6 6 (10.71%) CRM
7 5 (8.93%) OO
7 5 (8.93%) Project Management
7 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.93%) TOGAF
7 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.36%) SOA
9 3 (5.36%) Mobile Development
10 2 (3.57%) OOP
10 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.57%) Web Development
10 2 (3.57%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 46 (82.14%) C#
2 20 (35.71%) SQL
3 13 (23.21%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.86%) VB.NET
5 6 (10.71%) VB
6 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
7 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.36%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) Cisco
2 2 (3.57%) Avaya
3 1 (1.79%) Kofax
3 1 (1.79%) Perforce
3 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) Adobe
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