The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 30 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.80% 4.48% 5.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.62% 10.00% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +13.88%
WCF
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
105 130 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 36.71% 44.83% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 31
Average daily rate £275 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -5 6 £375 +36.36% 5
Loughborough - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - - 1
WCF
East Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 16 (100.00%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) .NET
3 11 (68.75%) MVC
4 10 (62.50%) CSS
4 10 (62.50%) HTML
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (50.00%) WPF
5 8 (50.00%) jQuery
6 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
7 6 (37.50%) SQL
7 6 (37.50%) HTML5
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
9 4 (25.00%) Web Services
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
10 3 (18.75%) JSON
10 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
10 3 (18.75%) Silverlight
10 3 (18.75%) Telerik
10 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (18.75%) Ajax
10 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Blend
10 3 (18.75%) REST
10 3 (18.75%) CSS3

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (18.75%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Blend
1 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (43.75%) C# Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Navision Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) CSS
2 10 (62.50%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (50.00%) WPF
3 8 (50.00%) jQuery
4 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (37.50%) HTML5
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (18.75%) JSON
7 3 (18.75%) Silverlight
7 3 (18.75%) Ajax
7 3 (18.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (18.75%) REST
7 3 (18.75%) CSS3
7 3 (18.75%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) MVVM
2 3 (18.75%) Unit Testing
2 3 (18.75%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) XAML
5 1 (6.25%) VC++
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Telerik
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle