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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 110 95 100
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.76% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.69% 2.92% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.28%
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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
650 582 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.25% 26.01% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 304 329
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £63.75 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -1 6 £425 - 9
Edinburgh -8 5 £375 -6.25% 4
Aberdeen - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
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WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 28 (90.32%) C#
3 22 (70.97%) ASP.NET
4 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
4 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
5 15 (48.39%) MVC
6 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (38.71%) SQL
7 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
7 12 (38.71%) jQuery
8 11 (35.48%) Windows
8 11 (35.48%) Finance
9 10 (32.26%) Web Services
9 10 (32.26%) HTML
10 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
10 8 (25.81%) TDD
10 8 (25.81%) NHibernate
11 7 (22.58%) CSS
11 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (19.35%) WinForms
13 5 (16.13%) Scrum
13 5 (16.13%) OO
13 5 (16.13%) Sybase
13 5 (16.13%) IIS
14 4 (12.90%) Oracle
14 4 (12.90%) XML
14 4 (12.90%) OOD
14 4 (12.90%) Banking
14 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.23%) PegaRULES
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) Intranet
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.23%) T4 Templates
4 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.23%) ReSharper
4 1 (3.23%) FxCop
4 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) NUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (93.55%) Developer
2 21 (67.74%) .NET Developer
3 8 (25.81%) C# Developer
4 6 (19.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (12.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.23%) C# Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (70.97%) ASP.NET
3 12 (38.71%) jQuery
4 10 (32.26%) Web Services
4 10 (32.26%) HTML
5 8 (25.81%) NHibernate
6 7 (22.58%) CSS
6 7 (22.58%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (19.35%) WinForms
8 4 (12.90%) XML
8 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
8 4 (12.90%) WPF
8 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (9.68%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (9.68%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (9.68%) SOAP
10 2 (6.45%) ADO.NET
10 2 (6.45%) LINQ
10 2 (6.45%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.23%) DataPower
2 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) MVC
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) TDD
4 5 (16.13%) Scrum
4 5 (16.13%) OO
5 4 (12.90%) OOD
6 3 (9.68%) Web Development
7 2 (6.45%) UML
7 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.45%) Data Management
7 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.45%) SOA
7 2 (6.45%) Workflow
7 2 (6.45%) MVVM
7 2 (6.45%) Investment Management
7 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Data Management
8 1 (3.23%) Machine Learning
8 1 (3.23%) Coaching
8 1 (3.23%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (90.32%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Sybase
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Infragistics
4 1 (3.23%) CA
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