The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 70 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing WCF 37 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.22% 2.18% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.57% 8.81% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 18
Median daily rate £370 £346 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% +2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £285 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £351
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -23.86%
WCF
England

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 East Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
489 386 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 29.40% 24.78% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 261 224
Median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +62.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +9 31 £370 -7.50% 3
Leicestershire -4 2 £413 +44.73% 1
Northamptonshire -15 2 £350 -30.00% 3
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 68 (98.55%) .NET
2 62 (89.86%) C#
3 37 (53.62%) JavaScript
4 34 (49.28%) WPF
5 30 (43.48%) .NET Framework
5 30 (43.48%) Oracle
6 27 (39.13%) Web Services
7 24 (34.78%) ASP.NET
7 24 (34.78%) HTML
8 23 (33.33%) MVC
9 22 (31.88%) SQL
10 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (27.54%) TDD
11 19 (27.54%) PL/SQL
12 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
13 16 (23.19%) MVVM
13 16 (23.19%) Oracle Database
14 15 (21.74%) XML
15 13 (18.84%) Shell Script
15 13 (18.84%) Finance
15 13 (18.84%) Unix
16 12 (17.39%) Entity Framework
17 11 (15.94%) OO
17 11 (15.94%) CRM
17 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
17 11 (15.94%) Oracle Database 10g
17 11 (15.94%) Oracle Database 11g
18 10 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (14.49%) Dependency Injection
19 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (4.35%) CMS
1 3 (4.35%) IIS
1 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
1 3 (4.35%) Umbraco
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (23.19%) Oracle Database
3 11 (15.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (15.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.90%) DTS
6 2 (2.90%) OLAP
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.90%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (28.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (13.04%) Visual Studio
3 8 (11.59%) MSTest
4 2 (2.90%) Selenium
5 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.45%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.45%) NUnit
5 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.45%) Electronics
2 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.45%) Marketing
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (60.87%) Developer
2 25 (36.23%) .NET Developer
3 16 (23.19%) C# Developer
4 14 (20.29%) Architect
4 14 (20.29%) WCF Developer
5 10 (14.49%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (14.49%) Designer
6 8 (11.59%) Analyst
7 7 (10.14%) C# WCF Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Software Developer
7 7 (10.14%) WPF Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) .NET Software Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Technical Support
11 2 (2.90%) Applications Architect
11 2 (2.90%) Oracle Analyst
11 2 (2.90%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (98.55%) .NET
2 34 (49.28%) WPF
3 30 (43.48%) .NET Framework
4 27 (39.13%) Web Services
5 24 (34.78%) ASP.NET
5 24 (34.78%) HTML
6 15 (21.74%) XML
7 12 (17.39%) Entity Framework
8 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (10.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (10.14%) JSON
10 6 (8.70%) SOAP
11 4 (5.80%) AngularJS
11 4 (5.80%) RESTful
12 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (4.35%) HTML5
12 3 (4.35%) jQuery
13 2 (2.90%) CSS
13 2 (2.90%) OpenID
13 2 (2.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Unix
2 6 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) MVC
2 19 (27.54%) TDD
3 16 (23.19%) MVVM
4 11 (15.94%) CRM
4 11 (15.94%) OO
5 10 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (14.49%) Dependency Injection
6 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 7 (10.14%) Automated Testing
7 7 (10.14%) Data Management
7 7 (10.14%) ITIL
8 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.70%) Change Management
9 5 (7.25%) API Integration
10 4 (5.80%) Multithreaded Programming
10 4 (5.80%) Multithreading
10 4 (5.80%) SOA
11 3 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (4.35%) Test Automation
12 2 (2.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (89.86%) C#
2 37 (53.62%) JavaScript
3 22 (31.88%) SQL
4 19 (27.54%) PL/SQL
5 13 (18.84%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.80%) XAML
7 3 (4.35%) Java
8 1 (1.45%) C++
8 1 (1.45%) Python
8 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Degree
2 4 (5.80%) HNC
2 4 (5.80%) HND
3 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
Vendors
1 30 (43.48%) Oracle
2 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.80%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.90%) Apigee
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) SAP