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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 110 100 86
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.50% 0.89% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.90% 3.06% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 13
Average daily rate
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£335 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £286 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%
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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
737 719 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.46% 29.11% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 391 307
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 13
Average hourly rate £24.00 £33.50 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +67.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £32.50 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -15 9 £320 -15.78% 5
Glasgow -2 3 £350 - 5
Dundee +5 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
West Lothian - - - - 2
North Lanarkshire - - - -
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 49 (96.08%) .NET
2 46 (90.20%) C#
3 31 (60.78%) ASP.NET
4 27 (52.94%) SQL
4 27 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 24 (47.06%) JavaScript
6 21 (41.18%) MVC
7 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
8 19 (37.25%) Windows
9 18 (35.29%) HTML
10 16 (31.37%) jQuery
11 15 (29.41%) WPF
11 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (27.45%) WinForms
12 14 (27.45%) Finance
12 14 (27.45%) Web Services
13 13 (25.49%) Visual Studio
13 13 (25.49%) .NET Framework
14 12 (23.53%) TDD
14 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (21.57%) MVVM
16 10 (19.61%) Banking
16 10 (19.61%) UNIX
17 9 (17.65%) XML
17 9 (17.65%) CSS
18 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
18 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
18 8 (15.69%) NHibernate
18 8 (15.69%) LINQ
19 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (9.80%) IIS
2 4 (7.84%) Umbraco
2 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.88%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.96%) PegaRULES
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
1 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Intranet
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.96%) Big Data
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.84%) Subversion
3 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.88%) Mercurial
4 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.92%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.96%) T4 Templates
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.96%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.96%) FxCop
5 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (94.12%) Developer
2 27 (52.94%) .NET Developer
3 17 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 10 (19.61%) WPF Developer
5 7 (13.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (9.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Programmer
8 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Programmer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Architect
9 1 (1.96%) Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (96.08%) .NET
2 31 (60.78%) ASP.NET
3 18 (35.29%) HTML
4 16 (31.37%) jQuery
5 15 (29.41%) WPF
6 14 (27.45%) WinForms
6 14 (27.45%) Web Services
7 13 (25.49%) .NET Framework
8 12 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (17.65%) XML
9 9 (17.65%) CSS
10 8 (15.69%) NHibernate
10 8 (15.69%) LINQ
11 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (11.76%) Razor View Engine
13 5 (9.80%) XSLT
13 5 (9.80%) MSMQ
14 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 3 (5.88%) Sass
15 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) SWIFT
1 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) User Experience
2 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.96%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) UNIX
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) MVC
2 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.53%) TDD
4 11 (21.57%) MVVM
5 6 (11.76%) Web Development
5 6 (11.76%) Scrum
5 6 (11.76%) SOA
6 5 (9.80%) OO
7 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
7 4 (7.84%) OOD
7 4 (7.84%) EAI
8 3 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (5.88%) Web Design
8 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.92%) Automated Testing
9 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.92%) UML
9 2 (3.92%) Workflow
10 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 46 (90.20%) C#
2 27 (52.94%) SQL
3 24 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
4 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.92%) Korn
6 2 (3.92%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.96%) MCSD
2 1 (1.96%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) Sybase
4 3 (5.88%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.96%) CA
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