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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 18 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 2 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.04% 1.88% 8.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.56% 4.55% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 12
Average daily rate
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- £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.08%
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 £55.00 £24.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+129.16% -27.27%
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
36 66 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 36.73% 41.25% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 75
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £350
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 £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 December 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - - 2
Cannock - - - - 1
Lichfield - - - -
WCF
West Midlands

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) XAML
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) DirectX
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) SQLite
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) iPad
4 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (25.00%) iOS SDK
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (25.00%) SOA

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQLite
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) DirectX
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (25.00%) Classic ASP
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) XAML
4 1 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) VB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft