The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 37 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.66% 0.42% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.31% 2.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +17.77%
WCF
Oxfordshire

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 Oxford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
97 50 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.80% 21.01% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 32 22
Average daily rate £410 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (69.23%) Web Services
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
5 7 (53.85%) Scrum
6 6 (46.15%) C#
7 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
7 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 3 (23.08%) WPF
10 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (15.38%) TDD
10 2 (15.38%) Silverlight
10 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (15.38%) Open Source
10 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
10 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (15.38%) Social Media
10 2 (15.38%) Puppet
10 2 (15.38%) REST
10 2 (15.38%) MSBuild
10 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (15.38%) Windows
10 2 (15.38%) SQL
11 1 (7.69%) MVC
11 1 (7.69%) Workflow
11 1 (7.69%) Finance
11 1 (7.69%) CMS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Umbraco
1 1 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Zimbra
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MSBuild
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) FxCop
2 1 (7.69%) StyleCop
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 10 (76.92%) .NET Developer
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
5 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Software Architect
6 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (69.23%) Web Services
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
5 3 (23.08%) WPF
6 2 (15.38%) Silverlight
6 2 (15.38%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (7.69%) HTML
7 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
7 1 (7.69%) WF
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
1 2 (15.38%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) Google Search Appliance
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) OO
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) EAI
4 1 (7.69%) OOD
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCAD
1 1 (7.69%) MCSD
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) MCPD
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Sitecore
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