The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 98 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -15
Contract jobs citing WCF 4 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.28% 2.09% 2.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.81% 6.67% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 35 28
Median daily rate £340 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +103.07%

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 West Yorkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
493 615 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 34.14% 31.36% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 425 346
Median daily rate £400 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £10.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.58% -74.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing WCF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -13 3 £340 +4.61% 10
Halifax -6 1 £400 +23.07% 2
Bradford - 1 £340 -
WCF
Yorkshire

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WCF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (75.00%) Web Services
4 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (33.33%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (16.67%) MCITP
7 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) SOAP
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) CRM
7 2 (16.67%) WinForms
8 1 (8.33%) Scrum
8 1 (8.33%) TDD
8 1 (8.33%) Subversion
8 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
8 1 (8.33%) Use Case

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) ReSharper
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) YouTrack
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (41.67%) WCF Developer
4 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) CRM Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Architect
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Designer
6 1 (8.33%) Applications Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Architect
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) C# WCF Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Designer
6 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (75.00%) Web Services
3 8 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 8 (66.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (16.67%) SOAP
5 2 (16.67%) WinForms
5 2 (16.67%) XML
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCITP
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) DevExpress