The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 30 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.15% 2.13% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.70% 6.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£285 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £24.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -22.58%
WCF
West Midlands

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 Shropshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
54 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 31.03% 35.11% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 6
Average daily rate £350 £395 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +27.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £459 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Shropshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WCF across the Shropshire region.

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 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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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
Telford -3 2 £285 -
Shrewsbury - - - -
WCF
West Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
1 2 (66.67%) MCTS
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) MSBuild
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) WF
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) WiX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSD
2 1 (33.33%) MSI
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MSBuild
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) MSTest
2 1 (33.33%) WiX
2 1 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XSLT
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (33.33%) WF
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) XSD
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCTS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle