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 24 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 57 41 34
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.81% 2.61% 3.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.58% 12.67% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 23
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+18.24% +5.71%
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
251 150 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.51% 20.58% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 89 104
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% -36.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (84.21%) JavaScript
3 15 (78.95%) Visual Studio
4 14 (73.68%) .NET Framework
4 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (68.42%) HTML
5 13 (68.42%) CSS
6 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
8 10 (52.63%) CRM
8 10 (52.63%) C#
9 9 (47.37%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (47.37%) Marketing
9 9 (47.37%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
10 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
10 7 (36.84%) jQuery
11 6 (31.58%) Web Services
11 6 (31.58%) SQL
11 6 (31.58%) MVC
12 5 (26.32%) Finance
12 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
13 4 (21.05%) SOAP
13 4 (21.05%) Web Development
13 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
13 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (15.79%) REST

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 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (78.95%) Visual Studio
2 9 (47.37%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) Moq
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 9 (47.37%) Marketing
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Billing
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) .NET Developer
2 9 (47.37%) CRM Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Developer
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Lead .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Lead C# Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Lead Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) C# WCF Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior BizTalk Developer
7 1 (5.26%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (73.68%) .NET Framework
2 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (68.42%) CSS
3 13 (68.42%) HTML
4 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
5 7 (36.84%) jQuery
6 6 (31.58%) Web Services
7 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (21.05%) Entity Framework
7 4 (21.05%) SOAP
8 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (15.79%) REST
8 3 (15.79%) XML
9 2 (10.53%) Ajax
9 2 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (10.53%) LINQ
9 2 (10.53%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (10.53%) XSLT
10 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) CRM
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
4 4 (21.05%) Web Development
5 2 (10.53%) SOA
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) SOLID
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 1 (5.26%) EAI
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) TDD
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) JavaScript
2 10 (52.63%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) T-SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Java
6 2 (10.53%) XPath
7 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) CODA
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com