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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 77 46 53
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +7
Contract jobs citing WCF 27 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.65% 2.76% 2.92%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.68% 8.84% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £279 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £408 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -31.03%
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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
475 328 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 29.05% 31.21% 30.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 228 161
Average daily rate £335 £316 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.92% +6.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 13
Average hourly rate £37.04 £13.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.92% -68.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.00 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 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 30 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 52 (100.00%) .NET
2 43 (82.69%) C#
3 34 (65.38%) MVC
3 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (61.54%) SQL Server
5 29 (55.77%) Web Services
6 27 (51.92%) ASP.NET
7 23 (44.23%) .NET Framework
8 19 (36.54%) SQL
8 19 (36.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (34.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 16 (30.77%) Entity Framework
11 15 (28.85%) HTML
12 14 (26.92%) JSON
13 13 (25.00%) jQuery
13 13 (25.00%) Finance
14 12 (23.08%) CSS
14 12 (23.08%) Dapper ORM
15 11 (21.15%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
15 11 (21.15%) Scrum
16 10 (19.23%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (19.23%) VB.NET
17 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
17 8 (15.38%) TDD
18 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
19 6 (11.54%) WinForms
19 6 (11.54%) HTML5
20 5 (9.62%) TOGAF
20 5 (9.62%) WPF

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 10 (19.23%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.85%) CMS
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) SSL
1 1 (1.92%) CTI
1 1 (1.92%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.77%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (5.77%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.92%) NUnit
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (80.77%) Developer
2 20 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 12 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 9 (17.31%) Software Developer
4 9 (17.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (15.38%) Applications Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Architect
7 5 (9.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.77%) VB.NET Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Chief Architect
9 2 (3.85%) .NET Architect
9 2 (3.85%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.85%) VB Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Senior SQL Developer
9 2 (3.85%) VB6 Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Senior VB Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Senior VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (100.00%) .NET
2 29 (55.77%) Web Services
3 27 (51.92%) ASP.NET
4 23 (44.23%) .NET Framework
5 19 (36.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (34.62%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (30.77%) Entity Framework
8 15 (28.85%) HTML
9 14 (26.92%) JSON
10 13 (25.00%) jQuery
11 12 (23.08%) CSS
11 12 (23.08%) Dapper ORM
12 6 (11.54%) HTML5
12 6 (11.54%) WinForms
13 5 (9.62%) WPF
14 4 (7.69%) WF
14 4 (7.69%) LINQ
14 4 (7.69%) XML
14 4 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
15 3 (5.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.92%) iPhone
2 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (65.38%) MVC
1 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) Scrum
3 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 8 (15.38%) TDD
4 5 (9.62%) TOGAF
4 5 (9.62%) Workflow
4 5 (9.62%) Project Management
5 4 (7.69%) CRM
5 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (7.69%) Mobile Development
6 3 (5.77%) Web Development
6 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
6 3 (5.77%) OO
7 2 (3.85%) SOA
7 2 (3.85%) OOP
7 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 43 (82.69%) C#
2 19 (36.54%) SQL
3 11 (21.15%) JavaScript
4 10 (19.23%) VB.NET
5 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.69%) VB
6 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.85%) VB6
8 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) Degree
1 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Cisco
2 2 (3.85%) Avaya
3 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe
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