The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 83 88 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -39
Contract jobs citing WCF 20 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.36% 1.34% 2.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.38% 4.16% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 16
Median daily rate £340 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £307 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £600 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
WCF
West Yorkshire

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
591 553 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 40.20% 32.17% 28.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 393 208
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 2
Median hourly rate £13.25 £37.04 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.22% -25.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for WCF.

1 38 (97.44%) .NET
2 35 (89.74%) C#
3 30 (76.92%) SQL Server
4 25 (64.10%) MVC
5 21 (53.85%) .NET Framework
6 18 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (43.59%) Entity Framework
8 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
9 12 (30.77%) Pair Programming
10 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (25.64%) TDD
10 10 (25.64%) Web Services
10 10 (25.64%) HTML
10 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
11 8 (20.51%) NUnit
12 7 (17.95%) WPF
12 7 (17.95%) CRM
13 6 (15.38%) SOA
13 6 (15.38%) CSS
13 6 (15.38%) HTML5
13 6 (15.38%) Ansible
13 6 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (15.38%) Vagrant
13 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
14 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 5 (12.82%) SOAP
14 5 (12.82%) WF
14 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
14 5 (12.82%) WinForms

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) NUnit
2 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.38%) Vagrant
3 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.56%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (84.62%) Developer
2 24 (61.54%) .NET Developer
3 20 (51.28%) C# Developer
4 14 (35.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C# WCF Developer
5 4 (10.26%) WCF Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Mobile Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) ASP Developer
7 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (5.13%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (97.44%) .NET
2 21 (53.85%) .NET Framework
3 18 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (43.59%) Entity Framework
5 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 10 (25.64%) HTML
6 10 (25.64%) Web Services
7 7 (17.95%) WPF
8 6 (15.38%) CSS
8 6 (15.38%) HTML5
9 5 (12.82%) SOAP
9 5 (12.82%) WF
9 5 (12.82%) WinForms
10 4 (10.26%) XML
11 3 (7.69%) CSS3
11 3 (7.69%) JSON
11 3 (7.69%) XHTML
12 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 2 (5.13%) Razor View Engine
12 2 (5.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Android
1 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) MVC
2 12 (30.77%) Pair Programming
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.64%) TDD
4 7 (17.95%) CRM
5 6 (15.38%) SOA
6 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.26%) BDD
7 4 (10.26%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.69%) Kanban
8 3 (7.69%) OO
8 3 (7.69%) Workflow
9 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Case Management
10 1 (2.56%) Integration Testing
10 1 (2.56%) SDLC
10 1 (2.56%) Software Architecture
10 1 (2.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (89.74%) C#
2 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.26%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) VB.NET
4 2 (5.13%) VB
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Xamarin
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe