The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
UK / Scotland
Rank 97 121 108
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -13
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.35% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.82% 1.39% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Median daily rate £320 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £438 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
- -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.38 -

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
495 648 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.52% 25.42% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 370 371
Median daily rate £365 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 6
Median hourly rate £52.00 £22.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.11% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £21.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £34.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +20 3 £500 +5.26% 2
Fife - 3 £310 -
Glasgow +10 2 £350 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £275 -
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for WCF.

1 17 (94.44%) C#
2 16 (88.89%) .NET
3 13 (72.22%) MVC
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
4 11 (61.11%) WPF
5 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
6 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (44.44%) Web Services
7 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
8 7 (38.89%) SQL
8 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
8 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (38.89%) Entity Framework
9 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
9 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
9 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (16.67%) DevExpress
11 3 (16.67%) WinForms
11 3 (16.67%) jQuery
11 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 3 (16.67%) HTML

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 2 (11.11%) WPF Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# WCF Developer
6 1 (5.56%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (88.89%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) WPF
3 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (44.44%) Web Services
6 7 (38.89%) Entity Framework
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (16.67%) CSS
7 3 (16.67%) HTML
7 3 (16.67%) jQuery
7 3 (16.67%) WinForms
8 2 (11.11%) CSS3
8 2 (11.11%) HTML5
8 2 (11.11%) Kendo UI
9 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) MVC
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) OOD
5 2 (11.11%) Refactoring
5 2 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Workflow
5 2 (11.11%) Workflow Management
6 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) OOP
6 1 (5.56%) Wealth Management
6 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
4 3 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (5.56%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) DevExpress