The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Staffordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 16 21 30
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing WCF 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.47% 1.05% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.89% 3.13% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £308 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.77% -3.57%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
47 32 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 36.72% 33.68% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 27
Average daily rate £325 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.41 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.28% -74.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
West Midlands

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £288 - 2
Cannock - 2 - - 1
Stafford - - - -
WCF
West Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SOA
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) WinForms
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (30.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (30.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) VBScript
5 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (20.00%) MVC
6 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) Lotus
6 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
6 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
6 2 (20.00%) OOD
6 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET
6 2 (20.00%) VB
6 2 (20.00%) XSD
6 2 (20.00%) OOP
6 2 (20.00%) REST
6 2 (20.00%) LotusScript
6 2 (20.00%) DevExpress

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQLite
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Lead Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) PowerBuilder Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) WinForms Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) WinForms
3 3 (30.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET
4 2 (20.00%) XSD
4 2 (20.00%) REST
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 2 (20.00%) Ajax
4 2 (20.00%) WPF
4 2 (20.00%) WF
4 2 (20.00%) LINQ
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) WinRT
5 1 (10.00%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
3 2 (20.00%) OOD
3 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) MVVM
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) LotusScript
4 2 (20.00%) VBA
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Lotus
2 2 (20.00%) DevExpress
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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