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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 132 95 108
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +13
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 36 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.12% 1.31% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 4.74% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £36.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+14.48% -12.65%
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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
660 759 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.12% 27.71% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 394 273
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.17% +24.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £35.75 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 28 August 2015. 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
Glasgow -11 4 £375 -9.09% 2
WCF
UK

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) C#
2 16 (84.21%) .NET
3 14 (73.68%) MVC
4 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
4 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET
5 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (42.11%) HTML
7 7 (36.84%) CSS
7 7 (36.84%) TDD
7 7 (36.84%) jQuery
8 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
8 6 (31.58%) WPF
8 6 (31.58%) WinForms
8 6 (31.58%) RESTful
8 6 (31.58%) SQL
9 5 (26.32%) Finance
9 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
10 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (21.05%) Scrum
10 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
10 4 (21.05%) Windows
10 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 4 (21.05%) SOAP
10 4 (21.05%) Web Services
11 3 (15.79%) Perl
11 3 (15.79%) Oracle
11 3 (15.79%) UNIX
11 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
11 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (10.53%) CSS3

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMTP
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) DB2
4 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) NUnit
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Fiddler
3 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
3 1 (5.26%) NCrunch
3 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) .NET Developer
3 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (26.32%) C# Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (5.26%) CRM Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (5.26%) WinForms Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET
3 8 (42.11%) HTML
4 7 (36.84%) jQuery
4 7 (36.84%) CSS
5 6 (31.58%) WinForms
5 6 (31.58%) RESTful
5 6 (31.58%) WPF
5 6 (31.58%) .NET Framework
6 5 (26.32%) Entity Framework
7 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (21.05%) SOAP
7 4 (21.05%) Web Services
8 2 (10.53%) XML
8 2 (10.53%) XSLT
8 2 (10.53%) Spring
8 2 (10.53%) Ajax
8 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
8 2 (10.53%) HTML5
8 2 (10.53%) JSON
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) MVC
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Web Development
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.79%) Perl
4 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.53%) Java
6 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.26%) C
6 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Sybase
2 2 (10.53%) Perforce