The first table below looks at the demand for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire 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 72 64 79
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing WCF 61 49 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.32% 2.32% 1.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.05% 8.18% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 12
Average daily rate £300 £313 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
758 599 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 28.87% 28.42% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 332 332
Average daily rate £315 £305 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £417 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
WCF
England

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire -13 41 £325 +4.00% 34
North Yorkshire +4 19 £300 +9.09% 13
South Yorkshire +1 1 £400 +89.34% 4
East Yorkshire - 1 £295 - 2
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

1 117 (94.35%) .NET
2 114 (91.94%) C#
3 86 (69.35%) SQL Server
4 78 (62.90%) ASP.NET
5 57 (45.97%) MVC
6 49 (39.52%) WPF
7 44 (35.48%) Microsoft
8 43 (34.68%) Visual Studio
9 41 (33.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 39 (31.45%) Web Services
10 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (27.42%) Windows
12 28 (22.58%) WinForms
13 27 (21.77%) SQL
13 27 (21.77%) Silverlight
14 26 (20.97%) OO
14 26 (20.97%) Finance
15 24 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (18.55%) Scrum
16 23 (18.55%) Oracle
17 22 (17.74%) SOA
18 20 (16.13%) BizTalk Server
18 20 (16.13%) jQuery
19 19 (15.32%) VB.NET
20 18 (14.52%) JavaScript
20 18 (14.52%) XAML
20 18 (14.52%) Software Engineering
20 18 (14.52%) Unit Testing
20 18 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
21 16 (12.90%) .NET Framework

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 20 (16.13%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (12.90%) CMS
3 13 (10.48%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (4.03%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (4.03%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.03%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (3.23%) IIS
7 1 (0.81%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) HTTP
2 4 (3.23%) Intranet
3 2 (1.61%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (69.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (3.23%) EDRMS
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (34.68%) Visual Studio
2 24 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.84%) NUnit
5 5 (4.03%) JIRA
6 4 (3.23%) Maven
6 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 4 (3.23%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.42%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (2.42%) Hudson
7 3 (2.42%) Subversion
8 2 (1.61%) MSTest
8 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.81%) JMeter
9 1 (0.81%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.81%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.81%) Selenium
9 1 (0.81%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.81%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 26 (20.97%) Finance
2 4 (3.23%) Local Government
3 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 110 (88.71%) Developer
2 63 (50.81%) .NET Developer
3 25 (20.16%) C# Developer
4 20 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (11.29%) Web Developer
6 11 (8.87%) Senior Developer
6 11 (8.87%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Developer
8 9 (7.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (5.65%) CRM Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 6 (4.84%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (4.84%) .NET Web Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Senior Web Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.03%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.03%) C# Web Developer
11 5 (4.03%) BizTalk Developer
12 4 (3.23%) VB.NET Developer
13 3 (2.42%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (94.35%) .NET
2 78 (62.90%) ASP.NET
3 49 (39.52%) WPF
4 41 (33.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 39 (31.45%) Web Services
6 28 (22.58%) WinForms
7 27 (21.77%) Silverlight
8 20 (16.13%) jQuery
9 16 (12.90%) .NET Framework
10 14 (11.29%) HTML
10 14 (11.29%) CSS
10 14 (11.29%) SOAP
11 12 (9.68%) XML
12 11 (8.87%) LINQ
13 10 (8.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 10 (8.06%) Middleware
14 7 (5.65%) WF
15 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 5 (4.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.42%) W3C
3 2 (1.61%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.61%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.61%) New Media
4 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.81%) EPoS
4 1 (0.81%) NHS
4 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.81%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.42%) Windows
2 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (45.97%) MVC
2 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (20.97%) OO
4 23 (18.55%) Scrum
5 22 (17.74%) SOA
6 18 (14.52%) Software Engineering
6 18 (14.52%) Unit Testing
7 14 (11.29%) Multithreading
8 12 (9.68%) Workflow
9 11 (8.87%) CRM
9 11 (8.87%) TDD
10 7 (5.65%) MVVM
10 7 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.84%) Web Development
12 5 (4.03%) Performance Testing
12 5 (4.03%) Content Management
12 5 (4.03%) OOD
12 5 (4.03%) UML
12 5 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (3.23%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 114 (91.94%) C#
2 27 (21.77%) SQL
3 19 (15.32%) VB.NET
4 18 (14.52%) XAML
4 18 (14.52%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.84%) Java
5 6 (4.84%) VB
5 6 (4.84%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.03%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.61%) C
8 1 (0.81%) C++
8 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.81%) VB6
8 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (1.61%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.81%) ISEB
2 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.55%) Oracle
3 5 (4.03%) IBM
4 4 (3.23%) Kofax
5 3 (2.42%) Perforce
5 3 (2.42%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.81%) Capita
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) HP
6 1 (0.81%) Citrix
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