The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 26 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.10% 0.35% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.00% 2.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £500 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
WCF
Northamptonshire

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 Northampton region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
40 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 21.98% 13.48% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 11
Average daily rate £363 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

WCF
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) REST
3 3 (60.00%) SOLID
4 2 (40.00%) CMS
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) LINQ
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (20.00%) IIS
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) WinForms
5 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (20.00%) AS400

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 2 (40.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Technical Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) SOLID
3 1 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft