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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 139 117 105
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Contract jobs citing WCF 9 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.50% 0.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.46% 2.47% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 12
Median daily rate £310 £413 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.84% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £475 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
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
618 607 802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.71% 20.28% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 328 485
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £24.90 £18.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £40.00 £78.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

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
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 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Glasgow +5 7 £310 -27.05% 6
Edinburgh -16 2 £323 +14.15% 2
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) C#
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (62.50%) SQL
4 9 (56.25%) HTML
5 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (43.75%) MVC
6 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
7 5 (31.25%) CSS
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Entity Framework
9 3 (18.75%) Web Development
10 2 (12.50%) OO
10 2 (12.50%) Web Services
10 2 (12.50%) Windows
10 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (12.50%) HTML5
10 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
10 2 (12.50%) jQuery
10 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 2 (12.50%) WPF
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (12.50%) SDLC
11 1 (6.25%) LINQ

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) C# Developer
3 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Applications Developer
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
7 2 (12.50%) WCF Developer
8 1 (6.25%) .NET Applications Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Analyst
8 1 (6.25%) C# WCF Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Integration Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Senior Applications Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 4 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) jQuery
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) WPF
7 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.25%) LINQ
7 1 (6.25%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (6.25%) NHibernate
7 1 (6.25%) RESTful
7 1 (6.25%) SOAP
7 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (6.25%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) OOP
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) RAD
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Sybase
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter
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