The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 90 106 101
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing WCF 41 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.45% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.12% 0.84% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £350 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
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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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
801 598 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 28.36% 24.38% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 293 232
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -19.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Scotland region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 September 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
Glasgow - 19 £381 - 6
Edinburgh +11 18 £350 - 6
Aberdeen - 3 £350 -
West Lothian - - - - 2
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WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 45 (95.74%) .NET
2 43 (91.49%) C#
3 28 (59.57%) ASP.NET
4 27 (57.45%) SQL Server
4 27 (57.45%) SQL
5 20 (42.55%) JavaScript
5 20 (42.55%) Windows
6 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
7 18 (38.30%) WPF
8 17 (36.17%) HTML
9 15 (31.91%) WinForms
9 15 (31.91%) MVC
9 15 (31.91%) .NET Framework
10 13 (27.66%) jQuery
11 12 (25.53%) MVVM
12 11 (23.40%) UNIX
12 11 (23.40%) TDD
13 10 (21.28%) Banking
13 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (21.28%) Finance
13 10 (21.28%) Web Services
13 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (19.15%) LINQ
14 9 (19.15%) Oracle
14 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
14 9 (19.15%) Shell Script
15 8 (17.02%) CSS
15 8 (17.02%) T-SQL
16 7 (14.89%) NHibernate
16 7 (14.89%) XML

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (8.51%) IIS
1 4 (8.51%) Umbraco
2 3 (6.38%) Sitefinity
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) PegaRULES
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Intranet
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (57.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.64%) Subversion
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.38%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.26%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.13%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.13%) T4 Templates
5 1 (2.13%) FxCop
5 1 (2.13%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
1 10 (21.28%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (93.62%) Developer
2 25 (53.19%) .NET Developer
3 20 (42.55%) C# Developer
4 11 (23.40%) WPF Developer
5 8 (17.02%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Programmer
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (2.13%) .NET Technologist
9 1 (2.13%) C# Programmer
9 1 (2.13%) Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (95.74%) .NET
2 28 (59.57%) ASP.NET
3 18 (38.30%) WPF
4 17 (36.17%) HTML
5 15 (31.91%) WinForms
5 15 (31.91%) .NET Framework
6 13 (27.66%) jQuery
7 10 (21.28%) Web Services
7 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (19.15%) LINQ
9 8 (17.02%) CSS
10 7 (14.89%) XML
10 7 (14.89%) NHibernate
11 6 (12.77%) MSMQ
11 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 5 (10.64%) Razor View Engine
12 5 (10.64%) XSLT
13 3 (6.38%) Sass
13 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
13 3 (6.38%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
2 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.13%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) MVC
2 12 (25.53%) MVVM
3 11 (23.40%) TDD
4 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.77%) Scrum
5 6 (12.77%) SOA
6 5 (10.64%) OO
6 5 (10.64%) EAI
6 5 (10.64%) Web Development
7 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.38%) OOD
8 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Web Design
8 3 (6.38%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (4.26%) Dependency Injection
10 1 (2.13%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.13%) Coaching
10 1 (2.13%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 43 (91.49%) C#
2 27 (57.45%) SQL
3 20 (42.55%) JavaScript
4 9 (19.15%) Shell Script
5 8 (17.02%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.51%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.26%) Korn
7 2 (4.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) MCSD
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.13%) MCPD
1 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) Sybase
3 3 (6.38%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.13%) CA
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