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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 30 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.48% 1.08% 0.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.67% 3.92% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
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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 Northampton region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
60 51 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 28.57% 27.57% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 5 13
Average daily rate £442 £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £120.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (60.00%) SOA
6 5 (50.00%) XML
6 5 (50.00%) Windows
6 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (50.00%) AppFabric
7 4 (40.00%) MVC
7 4 (40.00%) CSS
7 4 (40.00%) HTML
8 3 (30.00%) SQL
8 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 2 (20.00%) HTML5
9 2 (20.00%) WPF
9 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 1 (10.00%) Web Services
10 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
10 1 (10.00%) IIS
10 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 1 (10.00%) LINQ
10 1 (10.00%) RIA
10 1 (10.00%) jQuery

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Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) AppFabric
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (20.00%) HTML5
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (20.00%) WPF
7 1 (10.00%) LINQ
7 1 (10.00%) jQuery
7 1 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) RIA
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft