The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 35 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.68% 0.23% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.99% 1.79% -
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
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 Northamptonshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
67 56 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 22.71% 13.15% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 19
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £9.75 - £22.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Northampton +15 2 £500 +66.66% 1
Kettering - 2 £500 - 1
WCF
East Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) SOLID
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) CMS
4 2 (33.33%) LINQ
4 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (16.67%) Line Management
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) RESTful
5 1 (16.67%) Ajax
5 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Architect
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Technical Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Azure Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (16.67%) CRM Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 2 (33.33%) LINQ
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) WinForms
4 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) MVC
1 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) SOLID
3 2 (33.33%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft