The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 Oxford 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 24 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.82% 0.94% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 12.50% 3.92% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -3.44%
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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
48 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 22.54% 23.94% 24.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 40
Average daily rate £250 £375 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +26.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £16.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
WCF
Oxfordshire

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (71.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (71.43%) REST
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) jQuery
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (57.14%) OOXML
4 4 (57.14%) Telerik
4 4 (57.14%) Subversion
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
4 4 (57.14%) XML
4 4 (57.14%) XSLT
4 4 (57.14%) Kendo UI
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Migration

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Couchbase
3 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Subversion
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (71.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 5 (71.43%) REST
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 4 (57.14%) Kendo UI
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) OOXML
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) XSLT
4 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Telerik