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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 61 52 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.63% 2.33% 3.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.96% 9.60% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 19
Median daily rate £300 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -43.58%
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
169 198 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.39% 24.32% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 145 104
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £9.00 £17.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% -52.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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
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 28 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WCF.

1 15 (100.00%) C#
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) MVC
3 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
4 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (46.67%) jQuery
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (33.33%) Entity Framework
6 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) CSS
8 3 (20.00%) SOAP
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (20.00%) REST
8 3 (20.00%) SOLID
9 2 (13.33%) Moq
9 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (13.33%) Retail
9 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (13.33%) Web Development
9 2 (13.33%) CMS

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 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (13.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Moq
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) MSTest
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (20.00%) WCF Developer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Architect
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Technical Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Lead C# Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Lead Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Agile C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior BizTalk Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (46.67%) jQuery
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 5 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (33.33%) Entity Framework
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (26.67%) CSS
5 4 (26.67%) HTML
6 3 (20.00%) REST
6 3 (20.00%) SOAP
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (13.33%) XML
8 1 (6.67%) Ajax
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (6.67%) HTML5
8 1 (6.67%) RESTful
8 1 (6.67%) StructureMap
8 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) SOLID
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 2 (13.33%) Web Development
7 1 (6.67%) Business Activity Monitoring
7 1 (6.67%) CQRS
7 1 (6.67%) CRM
7 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (6.67%) ERP
7 1 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.67%) SDLC
7 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
7 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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