The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 40 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.28% 1.35% 4.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 5.05% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Median daily rate - £470 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -45.67%
WCF
Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
103 99 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 28.77% 26.76% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 74 95
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.60 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge 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 Cambridge

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for WCF.

1 15 (100.00%) C#
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (86.67%) WPF
3 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 10 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 10 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 10 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 10 (66.67%) WinForms
4 7 (46.67%) Change Control
4 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (26.67%) OO
6 4 (26.67%) PhD
6 4 (26.67%) MVC
6 4 (26.67%) SCADA
6 4 (26.67%) Content Management
6 4 (26.67%) CMS
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
7 3 (20.00%) DevExpress
7 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (20.00%) SOA
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 2 (13.33%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) HTML
8 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
8 2 (13.33%) jQuery
8 2 (13.33%) Business Development
9 1 (6.67%) System Testing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 4 (26.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) NUnit
2 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 7 (46.67%) C# Developer
3 6 (40.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 6 (40.00%) WPF Developer
4 5 (33.33%) C# WCF Developer
4 5 (33.33%) WCF Developer
5 3 (20.00%) ASP Developer
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior SQL Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Senior WPF Developer
5 3 (20.00%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (86.67%) WPF
3 10 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 10 (66.67%) WinForms
4 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (20.00%) Silverlight
6 2 (13.33%) CSS
6 2 (13.33%) HTML
6 2 (13.33%) jQuery
7 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
7 1 (6.67%) CSS3
7 1 (6.67%) HTML5
7 1 (6.67%) MFC
7 1 (6.67%) RESTful
7 1 (6.67%) STL
7 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Change Control
2 7 (46.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Content Management
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Business Development
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (6.67%) OOD
6 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) VC++
4 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) PhD
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) DevExpress