The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Northamptonshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 28 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 12 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.32% 0.87% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.39% 7.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
69 28 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 19.11% 12.12% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 42
Average daily rate £325 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £425 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
East Midlands

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -3 7 £400 +45.45%
Towcester - - - - 3
Kettering - - - -
WCF
East Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 10 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (75.00%) XML
5 7 (58.33%) HTML
5 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (50.00%) MVC
6 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (41.67%) Windows
7 5 (41.67%) SOA
7 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (41.67%) AppFabric
8 4 (33.33%) Ajax
8 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 3 (25.00%) CSS
9 3 (25.00%) HTML5
10 2 (16.67%) RIA
10 2 (16.67%) jQuery
10 2 (16.67%) LINQ
10 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
10 2 (16.67%) IIS
10 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
10 2 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (16.67%) CSS3

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Developer
4 5 (41.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (41.67%) C# Developer
4 5 (41.67%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 9 (75.00%) XML
4 7 (58.33%) HTML
5 6 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (41.67%) AppFabric
7 4 (33.33%) Ajax
7 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (25.00%) CSS
8 3 (25.00%) HTML5
9 2 (16.67%) jQuery
9 2 (16.67%) LINQ
9 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (16.67%) CSS3
10 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (8.33%) Web Services
10 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) RIA
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) MVC
2 5 (41.67%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft