The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 16 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 Suffolk 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 13 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing WCF 23 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 8.91% 8.16% 4.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.56% 30.19% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 7
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
90 53 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 34.88% 27.04% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 37 50
Average daily rate £400 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
East of England

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WCF across the Suffolk region.

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 16 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
Ipswich +1 19 £375 +3.44% 6
Stowmarket - - - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 42 (95.45%) C#
2 32 (72.73%) .NET
3 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 18 (40.91%) CRM
4 18 (40.91%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (38.64%) Web Services
6 16 (36.36%) SOAP
6 16 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (34.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (31.82%) MVVM
9 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (29.55%) Windows
9 13 (29.55%) MVC
10 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 10 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (22.73%) XAML
11 10 (22.73%) Windows 8
12 9 (20.45%) Reactive Extensions
12 9 (20.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 9 (20.45%) WinRT
12 9 (20.45%) Finance
12 9 (20.45%) XML
12 9 (20.45%) TDD
12 9 (20.45%) WPF
12 9 (20.45%) Silverlight
13 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 8 (18.18%) jQuery
13 8 (18.18%) JavaScript

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
Business Applications
1 18 (40.91%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 16 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.82%) Moq
4 2 (4.55%) NuGet
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (95.45%) Developer
2 22 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 17 (38.64%) C# Developer
4 11 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (22.73%) Windows 8 Developer
6 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Developer
7 5 (11.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (9.09%) CRM Developer
9 3 (6.82%) UI Programmer
9 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (6.82%) UI Developer
9 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
10 2 (4.55%) Programmer
10 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 2 (4.55%) WPF Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Silverlight Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Web Developer
11 1 (2.27%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (72.73%) .NET
2 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 17 (38.64%) Web Services
4 16 (36.36%) SOAP
5 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (20.45%) Reactive Extensions
6 9 (20.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 9 (20.45%) WinRT
6 9 (20.45%) XML
6 9 (20.45%) WPF
6 9 (20.45%) Silverlight
7 8 (18.18%) jQuery
8 4 (9.09%) HTML
8 4 (9.09%) CSS
8 4 (9.09%) NHibernate
8 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (6.82%) JSON
10 2 (4.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (4.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) CRM
2 14 (31.82%) MVVM
3 13 (29.55%) MVC
4 9 (20.45%) TDD
5 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.18%) Workflow
6 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Migration
8 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (4.55%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.55%) Web Development
8 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.27%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 42 (95.45%) C#
2 10 (22.73%) XAML
3 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 8 (18.18%) SQL
4 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) MCITP
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
2 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.55%) Telerik