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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 20 34 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 4.74% 2.04% 1.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.65% 4.88% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
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£300 £290 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +47.27%
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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
51 82 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 26.84% 41.84% 35.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 20
Average daily rate £300 £290 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 22 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 May 2015, 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#
2 9 (90.00%) .NET
3 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (70.00%) MVC
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (60.00%) CSS
6 5 (50.00%) Web Services
6 5 (50.00%) SQL
6 5 (50.00%) HTML
6 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
7 4 (40.00%) WinForms
7 4 (40.00%) WPF
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (40.00%) XML
7 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
7 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (30.00%) Middleware
8 3 (30.00%) CRM
9 2 (20.00%) NUnit
9 2 (20.00%) Retail
9 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (20.00%) jQuery
10 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (10.00%) Waterfall

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) NUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) CSS
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) WinForms
5 4 (40.00%) WPF
5 4 (40.00%) XML
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 3 (30.00%) Middleware
7 2 (20.00%) jQuery
8 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft