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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 31 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 6 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.94% 1.58% 1.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.00% 11.76% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £588 £613 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.08% +44.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -45.67%
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
60 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.42% 13.46% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 42
Median daily rate £500 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £613 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +8.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton +2 6 £588 -4.08% 4
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) SOAP
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) SOA
2 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 11 (91.67%) REST
3 10 (83.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 10 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (66.67%) Microservices
4 8 (66.67%) Low Latency
5 6 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (33.33%) Middleware
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (25.00%) AOP
8 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
8 2 (16.67%) Mule
8 2 (16.67%) User Stories
8 2 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (16.67%) IBM
8 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (16.67%) MSMQ
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
9 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
9 1 (8.33%) TIBCO

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 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (16.67%) Mule
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Architect
2 7 (58.33%) Technical Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Developer
4 3 (25.00%) Integration Architect
4 3 (25.00%) Middleware Architect
5 2 (16.67%) Designer
5 2 (16.67%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Architect
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) .NET Technical Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) REST
2 11 (91.67%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) Middleware
4 2 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (16.67%) MSMQ
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) SOA
1 11 (91.67%) Software Engineering
2 10 (83.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 8 (66.67%) Low Latency
3 8 (66.67%) Microservices
4 3 (25.00%) AOP
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Data Transformation
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) Open Source
6 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (8.33%) WSO2