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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 62 43 37
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing WCF 11 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.35% 2.91% 4.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.70% 12.22% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 21
Median daily rate £378 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.81% +14.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -5.00%
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
234 180 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.71% 23.84% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 123 111
Median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £11.93 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (61.11%) C#
5 10 (55.56%) HTML
5 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
5 10 (55.56%) MVC
5 10 (55.56%) CSS
5 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
6 8 (44.44%) CRM
6 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 8 (44.44%) Web Services
7 7 (38.89%) Marketing
7 7 (38.89%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (33.33%) jQuery
9 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
10 4 (22.22%) SQL
10 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
10 4 (22.22%) SOAP
10 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
10 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (16.67%) TDD
11 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (16.67%) XML
12 2 (11.11%) Oracle
12 2 (11.11%) Finance

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 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.11%) Moq
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) MSTest
5 1 (5.56%) NUnit
5 1 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 7 (38.89%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 7 (38.89%) CRM Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Developer
5 4 (22.22%) C# Developer
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (16.67%) WCF Developer
7 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Lead C# Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Senior BizTalk Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 10 (55.56%) CSS
3 10 (55.56%) HTML
4 8 (44.44%) Web Services
5 6 (33.33%) jQuery
6 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (22.22%) SOAP
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (16.67%) XML
9 2 (11.11%) Ajax
9 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
9 2 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (11.11%) REST
10 1 (5.56%) CSS3
10 1 (5.56%) HTML5
10 1 (5.56%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) MVC
3 8 (44.44%) CRM
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) Web Development
7 1 (5.56%) Business Activity Monitoring
7 1 (5.56%) CQRS
7 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (5.56%) ERP
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.56%) SDLC
7 1 (5.56%) SOLID
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) JavaScript
2 11 (61.11%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) CODA
3 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com