The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 31 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs citing WCF 36 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.11% 1.21% 1.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.06% 5.88% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 5
Median daily rate £366 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.61% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -23.86%
WCF
West Midlands

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 Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
239 136 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.90% 20.54% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 94 105
Median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £100.00 £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+614.28% -49.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham 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 Birmingham

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WCF.

1 48 (100.00%) .NET
2 45 (93.75%) .NET Framework
3 38 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (72.92%) JavaScript
5 34 (70.83%) Visual Studio
6 28 (58.33%) C#
7 25 (52.08%) Web Services
7 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
7 25 (52.08%) Entity Framework
8 24 (50.00%) HTML
9 22 (45.83%) CSS
9 22 (45.83%) MVC
10 21 (43.75%) OOD
10 21 (43.75%) CRM
10 21 (43.75%) Dynamics CRM
11 20 (41.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 20 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (41.67%) NUnit
11 20 (41.67%) Subversion
12 19 (39.58%) Moq
13 18 (37.50%) SOLID
13 18 (37.50%) Scrum
14 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET
15 14 (29.17%) SQL
16 13 (27.08%) OO
17 12 (25.00%) XML
17 12 (25.00%) jQuery
18 10 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
19 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (43.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (70.83%) Visual Studio
2 20 (41.67%) NUnit
2 20 (41.67%) Subversion
2 20 (41.67%) Visual Studio Team System
3 19 (39.58%) Moq
4 9 (18.75%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.42%) Marketing
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (100.00%) Developer
2 25 (52.08%) .NET Developer
3 21 (43.75%) CRM Developer
3 21 (43.75%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Developer
5 11 (22.92%) C# Developer
6 9 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.33%) SQL Developer
8 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.17%) C# WCF Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (4.17%) WCF Developer
9 2 (4.17%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (100.00%) .NET
2 45 (93.75%) .NET Framework
3 25 (52.08%) Entity Framework
3 25 (52.08%) Web Services
4 24 (50.00%) HTML
5 22 (45.83%) CSS
6 20 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 12 (25.00%) jQuery
8 12 (25.00%) XML
9 10 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (4.17%) LINQ
12 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 1 (2.08%) REST
12 1 (2.08%) SOAP
12 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.17%) iPad
2 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (45.83%) MVC
3 21 (43.75%) CRM
3 21 (43.75%) OOD
4 18 (37.50%) Scrum
4 18 (37.50%) SOLID
5 13 (27.08%) OO
6 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.58%) Service Management
8 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
10 2 (4.17%) Front End Development
10 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.17%) Web Development
11 1 (2.08%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (2.08%) ETL
11 1 (2.08%) Process Management
11 1 (2.08%) Programme Management
11 1 (2.08%) SOA
11 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) JavaScript
2 28 (58.33%) C#
3 14 (29.17%) SQL
4 2 (4.17%) Java
4 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) SAP