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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 47 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.30% 2.87% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% 12.24% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£390 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -28.57%
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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 Oxford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
125 49 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 37.09% 23.44% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 27 25
Average daily rate £400 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 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 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) Web Services
2 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
4 6 (54.55%) C#
5 5 (45.45%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
5 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) WPF
7 2 (18.18%) Silverlight
7 2 (18.18%) Google
7 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 2 (18.18%) CMS
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) Open Source
7 2 (18.18%) Social Media
7 2 (18.18%) Puppet
7 2 (18.18%) Umbraco
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (18.18%) Sitecore
7 2 (18.18%) Zimbra
7 2 (18.18%) REST
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (18.18%) Google Search Appliance

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Umbraco
1 2 (18.18%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Zimbra
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) .NET Developer
3 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (36.36%) Senior Developer
4 4 (36.36%) Senior .NET Developer
4 4 (36.36%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
5 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Architect
6 1 (9.09%) Software Architect
6 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (9.09%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) Web Services
3 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET
4 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
5 3 (27.27%) WPF
6 2 (18.18%) Silverlight
6 2 (18.18%) REST
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Social Media
1 2 (18.18%) Google Search Appliance
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 1 (9.09%) Software Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCAD
1 1 (9.09%) MCSD
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCTS
1 1 (9.09%) MCPD
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Google
2 2 (18.18%) Sitecore