The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank - 33 49
Contract jobs citing WCF 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.33% 0.77%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 10.20% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £575 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.97%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £41.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +14.48%
WCF
East of England

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 Bedfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
55 49 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.58% 13.07% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 71
Median daily rate £425 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.38% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) REST
2 5 (83.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (83.33%) Microservices
3 4 (66.67%) Middleware
4 3 (50.00%) Low Latency
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) MSMQ
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (33.33%) AOP
5 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (16.67%) Open Source
6 1 (16.67%) Mule
6 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
6 1 (16.67%) Apache ServiceMix

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (16.67%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
1 5 (83.33%) Technical Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Middleware Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Messaging Architect
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Architect
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Technical Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Designer
4 1 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) REST
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (33.33%) MSMQ
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Microservices
2 5 (83.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (50.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (33.33%) AOP
4 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) WSO2