The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 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 Northern Ireland 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 17 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.96% 0.85% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.14% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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 £30.00 £41.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +16.90%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
28 26 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.45% 22.22% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 19
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WCF
UK

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

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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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
County Antrim +6 2 £325 -13.33% 1
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) CSS
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) HTML

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft