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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 124 107 94
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.56% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.96% 2.34% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 8
Average daily rate £350 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £323 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £36.50
WCF
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
626 641 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.54% 23.75% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 373 306
Average daily rate £363 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +17.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Average hourly rate £23.75 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.22% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.25 £85.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 3 £475 +11.76% 1
Glasgow +1 2 £325 -23.52% 1
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) C#
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (82.35%) SQL Server
3 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 11 (64.71%) MVC
4 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
5 8 (47.06%) Finance
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 7 (41.18%) CSS
6 7 (41.18%) HTML
6 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
7 6 (35.29%) Web Services
7 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
8 5 (29.41%) NUnit
8 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (23.53%) SDLC
9 4 (23.53%) LINQ to SQL
9 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
9 4 (23.53%) LINQ
9 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (23.53%) Windows
9 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
9 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
9 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) DB2
4 2 (11.76%) MS Access
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) NUnit
2 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
2 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
3 3 (17.65%) ReSharper
4 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) C# Developer
3 8 (47.06%) .NET Developer
4 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 7 (41.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (29.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Developer
6 4 (23.53%) Web Developer
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Agile C# Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Applications Developer
7 2 (11.76%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
7 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
7 2 (11.76%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (11.76%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) ASP.NET
3 7 (41.18%) CSS
3 7 (41.18%) Entity Framework
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) .NET Framework
4 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
6 4 (23.53%) LINQ
6 4 (23.53%) LINQ to SQL
7 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (17.65%) jQuery
7 3 (17.65%) WPF
8 2 (11.76%) Ext JS
8 2 (11.76%) RESTful
8 2 (11.76%) SOAP
8 2 (11.76%) WinForms
9 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (23.53%) SDLC
2 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) OO
3 3 (17.65%) OOD
3 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) Database Optimisation
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 2 (11.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Sybase