The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 27 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.40% 2.21% 2.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.93% 7.14% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£408 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +17.77%
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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 Liverpool region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
43 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 16.23% 30.88% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 16
Average daily rate £363 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £270 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (90.91%) SQL Server
1 10 (90.91%) Web Services
1 10 (90.91%) XML
1 10 (90.91%) BizTalk Server
1 10 (90.91%) REST
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (81.82%) HTTP
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) XQuery
2 9 (81.82%) XPath
2 9 (81.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) IIS
2 9 (81.82%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) MSMQ
3 8 (72.73%) MQSeries
3 8 (72.73%) Release Management
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (72.73%) Web Application Development
4 7 (63.64%) SOA
4 7 (63.64%) OOP
4 7 (63.64%) OO
4 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
5 1 (9.09%) MVC

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (90.91%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (81.82%) IIS
3 8 (72.73%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) BizTalk Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Applications Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) Web Services
1 10 (90.91%) XML
1 10 (90.91%) REST
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) MSMQ
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Release Management
1 8 (72.73%) Web Application Development
2 7 (63.64%) OOP
2 7 (63.64%) OO
2 7 (63.64%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
1 9 (81.82%) XQuery
1 9 (81.82%) XPath
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft