The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 25 28 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.26% 1.19% 3.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.04% 4.88% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate £594 £638 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +82.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £638 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £638 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
WCF
Bedfordshire

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 Luton region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
46 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 25.00% 24.40% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 18
Average daily rate £390 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £638 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £45.20 - £29.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Luton

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 20 (100.00%) C#
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (95.00%) .NET
2 19 (95.00%) Low Latency
3 18 (90.00%) SOA
4 17 (85.00%) Software Engineering
4 17 (85.00%) SOAP
4 17 (85.00%) REST
5 15 (75.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 15 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (65.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (60.00%) MSMQ
8 11 (55.00%) Microservices
9 8 (40.00%) Data Transformation
9 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
9 8 (40.00%) SQL
10 7 (35.00%) Data Modelling
10 7 (35.00%) TDD
11 6 (30.00%) AOP
11 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (30.00%) Mule
12 5 (25.00%) JIRA
12 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
12 5 (25.00%) WSO2
12 5 (25.00%) Open Source
12 5 (25.00%) Confluence
12 5 (25.00%) Apache Camel
12 5 (25.00%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
13 3 (15.00%) Middleware

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 6 (30.00%) Mule
2 5 (25.00%) Apache ServiceMix
2 5 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Architect
2 14 (70.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Data Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Messaging Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Architect
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) .NET
2 17 (85.00%) REST
2 17 (85.00%) SOAP
3 12 (60.00%) MSMQ
4 5 (25.00%) Apache Camel
5 3 (15.00%) Middleware
6 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (65.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Low Latency
2 18 (90.00%) SOA
3 17 (85.00%) Software Engineering
4 15 (75.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 11 (55.00%) Microservices
6 8 (40.00%) Data Transformation
7 7 (35.00%) Data Modelling
7 7 (35.00%) TDD
8 6 (30.00%) AOP
9 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (25.00%) Open Source
10 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (10.00%) User Stories
12 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 5 (25.00%) WSO2
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) TIBCO