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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 31 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 27 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.23% 1.56% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 13.99% 7.46% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 6
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £313 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +103.07%

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
193 134 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.25% 20.90% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 92 74
Median daily rate £375 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +13.97%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 61 (100.00%) .NET
2 59 (96.72%) .NET Framework
3 52 (85.25%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (73.77%) JavaScript
5 39 (63.93%) Visual Studio
6 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
7 34 (55.74%) HTML
8 32 (52.46%) C#
8 32 (52.46%) Entity Framework
9 31 (50.82%) MVC
10 30 (49.18%) Web Services
11 29 (47.54%) CSS
11 29 (47.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (47.54%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (45.90%) CRM
12 28 (45.90%) Scrum
12 28 (45.90%) Dynamics CRM
13 25 (40.98%) NUnit
13 25 (40.98%) OOD
14 24 (39.34%) Moq
14 24 (39.34%) Subversion
15 23 (37.70%) SOLID
16 18 (29.51%) ASP.NET
17 15 (24.59%) XML
17 15 (24.59%) OO
18 14 (22.95%) SQL
19 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
19 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
20 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 28 (45.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (63.93%) Visual Studio
2 29 (47.54%) Visual Studio Team System
3 25 (40.98%) NUnit
4 24 (39.34%) Moq
4 24 (39.34%) Subversion
5 10 (16.39%) CruiseControl
6 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 2 (3.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Automotive
2 1 (1.64%) Electronics
2 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.64%) Marketing
2 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (100.00%) Developer
2 31 (50.82%) .NET Developer
3 28 (45.90%) CRM Developer
4 25 (40.98%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 16 (26.23%) Microsoft Developer
6 13 (21.31%) C# Developer
7 11 (18.03%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (14.75%) Senior Developer
9 6 (9.84%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (9.84%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (4.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Senior C# Developer
11 3 (4.92%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 2 (3.28%) Lead Developer
12 2 (3.28%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (100.00%) .NET
2 59 (96.72%) .NET Framework
3 34 (55.74%) HTML
4 32 (52.46%) Entity Framework
5 30 (49.18%) Web Services
6 29 (47.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 29 (47.54%) CSS
7 18 (29.51%) ASP.NET
8 15 (24.59%) XML
9 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (16.39%) jQuery
10 10 (16.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 1 (1.64%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.28%) iPad
2 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (85.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (50.82%) MVC
3 28 (45.90%) CRM
3 28 (45.90%) Scrum
4 25 (40.98%) OOD
5 23 (37.70%) SOLID
6 15 (24.59%) OO
7 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (11.48%) Service Management
8 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Front End Development
10 4 (6.56%) Data Protection
11 3 (4.92%) TDD
12 2 (3.28%) Automated Testing
12 2 (3.28%) Configuration Management
12 2 (3.28%) Content Management
12 2 (3.28%) Kanban
12 2 (3.28%) Planning Poker
12 2 (3.28%) User Stories
12 2 (3.28%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (73.77%) JavaScript
2 32 (52.46%) C#
3 14 (22.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 35 (57.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.64%) SAP