The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank - 19 21
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 1.77% 0.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 5.00% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £338 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
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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 Northern Ireland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.68% 35.40% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 11
Average daily rate £325 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland