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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 26 18 35
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.52% 1.68% 3.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.44% 5.71% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
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
45 35 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 34.09% 29.41% 59.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 76
Average daily rate £325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £340
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 - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 October 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
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
WCF
West Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 4 (50.00%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (37.50%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
6 2 (25.00%) Back Office
6 2 (25.00%) JSON
6 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
6 2 (25.00%) Retail
6 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (12.50%) VB6
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (12.50%) Web Development
7 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (12.50%) WPF
7 1 (12.50%) WF
7 1 (12.50%) SQLite
7 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (12.50%) iPhone
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) RESTful
7 1 (12.50%) iPad
7 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQLite
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (12.50%) Xcode
General
1 2 (25.00%) Back Office
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 1 (12.50%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Development Team Leader
5 1 (12.50%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (12.50%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) JSON
6 1 (12.50%) WPF
6 1 (12.50%) WF
6 1 (12.50%) RESTful
6 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) Classic ASP
6 1 (12.50%) XSLT
6 1 (12.50%) WinForms
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
1 2 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
2 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) VB.NET
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) VB
4 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
4 1 (12.50%) VB6
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Infragistics