The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 28 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.70% 1.50% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.25% 3.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
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£300 £306 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £40.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
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 Staffordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
97 51 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 44.91% 38.35% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 30 19
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £15.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 4 £300 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent +2 1 - - 1
Lichfield - 1 £363 - 2
WCF
West Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) C#
2 9 (90.00%) WPF
3 8 (80.00%) .NET
4 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (60.00%) XML
5 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
6 5 (50.00%) TDD
6 5 (50.00%) LINQ
6 5 (50.00%) Entity Framework
6 5 (50.00%) WinForms
6 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (40.00%) VBScript
7 4 (40.00%) OO
7 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (30.00%) XAML
8 3 (30.00%) DirectX
8 3 (30.00%) C++
8 3 (30.00%) Web Services
9 2 (20.00%) SOAP
9 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
9 2 (20.00%) SOA
9 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
10 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (10.00%) Retail

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) ReSharper
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (40.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Programmer
2 4 (40.00%) Programmer
2 4 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) C# Programmer
2 4 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) WPF
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (50.00%) LINQ
4 5 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 5 (50.00%) WinForms
5 3 (30.00%) DirectX
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (10.00%) JSON
7 1 (10.00%) jQuery
7 1 (10.00%) REST
7 1 (10.00%) NancyFx
7 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (10.00%) Ajax
7 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
7 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) SOA
4 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (40.00%) VBScript
5 3 (30.00%) XAML
5 3 (30.00%) C++
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) VB
6 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft