The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 25 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.17% 4.28% 1.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.33% 8.60% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
WCF
Leicestershire

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 Leicester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
36 93 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 26.09% 49.73% 40.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 33 29
Average daily rate £320 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) MVC
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (60.00%) HTML5
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) WPF
5 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (40.00%) Web Services
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (30.00%) User Experience
7 3 (30.00%) Silverlight
7 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (30.00%) JSON
7 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Blend
7 3 (30.00%) REST
7 3 (30.00%) CSS3
7 3 (30.00%) MVVM
7 3 (30.00%) Ajax

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Blend
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (30.00%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (10.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (60.00%) HTML5
5 5 (50.00%) WPF
6 4 (40.00%) Web Services
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (30.00%) Silverlight
7 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (30.00%) JSON
7 3 (30.00%) REST
7 3 (30.00%) CSS3
7 3 (30.00%) Ajax
7 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) MVVM
3 3 (30.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Telerik
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle