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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 113 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing WCF 15 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 1.03% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.03% 3.38% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 14
Average daily rate
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£273 £344 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.72% +7.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £278 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £387 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+82.29% -20.00%
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UK

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
740 770 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.46% 30.60% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 415 283
Average daily rate £370 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 19 19
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
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 21 November 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
Edinburgh -20 11 £315 -11.57% 6
Glasgow -3 2 £200 -42.85% 6
Dundee +7 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
West Lothian - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - -
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UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 48 (96.00%) .NET
2 46 (92.00%) C#
3 30 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 28 (56.00%) SQL
5 27 (54.00%) SQL Server
6 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 21 (42.00%) Windows
7 21 (42.00%) MVC
7 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
8 19 (38.00%) HTML
9 16 (32.00%) WPF
10 15 (30.00%) jQuery
10 15 (30.00%) WinForms
10 15 (30.00%) .NET Framework
11 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (26.00%) TDD
11 13 (26.00%) Web Services
12 12 (24.00%) Visual Studio
12 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (24.00%) MVVM
13 11 (22.00%) UNIX
13 11 (22.00%) Finance
14 10 (20.00%) Banking
14 10 (20.00%) CSS
15 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
15 9 (18.00%) NHibernate
15 9 (18.00%) LINQ
16 8 (16.00%) T-SQL
16 8 (16.00%) XML
16 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (8.00%) IIS
1 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.00%) Umbraco
2 3 (6.00%) Sitefinity
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Intranet
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (54.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.00%) Subversion
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.00%) T4 Templates
5 1 (2.00%) FxCop
5 1 (2.00%) ReSharper
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (94.00%) Developer
2 26 (52.00%) .NET Developer
3 18 (36.00%) C# Developer
4 11 (22.00%) WPF Developer
5 7 (14.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Software Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Applications Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Programmer
9 2 (4.00%) .NET Programmer
9 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
10 1 (2.00%) C# Programmer
10 1 (2.00%) .NET Technologist
10 1 (2.00%) Consultant
10 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (96.00%) .NET
2 30 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 19 (38.00%) HTML
4 16 (32.00%) WPF
5 15 (30.00%) jQuery
5 15 (30.00%) WinForms
5 15 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 13 (26.00%) Web Services
7 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (20.00%) CSS
9 9 (18.00%) NHibernate
9 9 (18.00%) LINQ
10 8 (16.00%) XML
10 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (12.00%) Razor View Engine
12 5 (10.00%) XSLT
12 5 (10.00%) MSMQ
13 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 3 (6.00%) Castle Windsor
14 3 (6.00%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.00%) User Experience
2 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) MVC
2 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) TDD
3 12 (24.00%) MVVM
4 6 (12.00%) Scrum
5 5 (10.00%) Web Development
5 5 (10.00%) SOA
6 4 (8.00%) OO
6 4 (8.00%) EAI
6 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (6.00%) OOD
7 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.00%) Web Design
8 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Workflow
8 2 (4.00%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 46 (92.00%) C#
2 28 (56.00%) SQL
3 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
5 8 (16.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.00%) Korn
7 2 (4.00%) Perl
8 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) MCSD
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.00%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Sybase
3 3 (6.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.00%) CA