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 21 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
England / East Midlands
Rank 48 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing WCF 45 42 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.08% 2.78% 1.97%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.32% 9.81% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 18
Median daily rate £350 £355 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

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
436 428 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 29.80% 28.36% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 259 173
Median daily rate £350 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.66% +64.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +13 32 £368 - 8
Leicestershire +1 6 £277 -2.98% 3
Northamptonshire -14 4 £356 -28.75% 3
Derbyshire +2 1 £325 -13.33% 3
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 71 (98.61%) .NET
2 68 (94.44%) C#
3 39 (54.17%) JavaScript
4 37 (51.39%) WPF
5 34 (47.22%) .NET Framework
6 28 (38.89%) Web Services
7 27 (37.50%) ASP.NET
8 25 (34.72%) Oracle
9 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 24 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (30.56%) SQL
10 22 (30.56%) TDD
10 22 (30.56%) MVC
11 20 (27.78%) HTML
12 19 (26.39%) MVVM
13 18 (25.00%) PL/SQL
13 18 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (22.22%) Oracle Database
15 15 (20.83%) Dependency Injection
15 15 (20.83%) OO
15 15 (20.83%) XML
16 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
16 14 (19.44%) Shell Script
16 14 (19.44%) Unix
16 14 (19.44%) Entity Framework
17 12 (16.67%) MSTest
17 12 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (16.67%) CRM
17 12 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
18 11 (15.28%) Finance

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 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 12 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 12 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.78%) OLAP
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (16.67%) MSTest
3 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.78%) Selenium
5 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.39%) NUnit
5 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Electronics
2 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.39%) Marketing
2 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (62.50%) Developer
2 26 (36.11%) .NET Developer
3 20 (27.78%) C# Developer
4 18 (25.00%) Architect
5 14 (19.44%) WCF Developer
6 11 (15.28%) Software Developer
6 11 (15.28%) WPF Developer
7 10 (13.89%) Designer
8 9 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (9.72%) Analyst
10 6 (8.33%) C# WCF Developer
10 6 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (6.94%) .NET Software Developer
11 5 (6.94%) C# Software Developer
11 5 (6.94%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (5.56%) .NET Architect
12 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
13 3 (4.17%) .NET Solutions Architect
13 3 (4.17%) Technical Support
13 3 (4.17%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (98.61%) .NET
2 37 (51.39%) WPF
3 34 (47.22%) .NET Framework
4 28 (38.89%) Web Services
5 27 (37.50%) ASP.NET
6 20 (27.78%) HTML
7 15 (20.83%) XML
8 14 (19.44%) Entity Framework
9 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (6.94%) jQuery
11 4 (5.56%) CSS
12 3 (4.17%) AngularJS
12 3 (4.17%) HTML5
12 3 (4.17%) JSON
13 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 2 (2.78%) SOAP
14 1 (1.39%) Classic ASP
14 1 (1.39%) MSMQ
14 1 (1.39%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) Unix
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) MVC
1 22 (30.56%) TDD
2 19 (26.39%) MVVM
3 18 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (20.83%) Dependency Injection
4 15 (20.83%) OO
5 12 (16.67%) CRM
6 11 (15.28%) Automated Testing
7 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.33%) Data Management
10 4 (5.56%) Change Management
10 4 (5.56%) ITIL
11 3 (4.17%) Scrum
11 3 (4.17%) Test Automation
12 2 (2.78%) E-Commerce
12 2 (2.78%) Migration
12 2 (2.78%) Multithreading
12 2 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
12 2 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (94.44%) C#
2 39 (54.17%) JavaScript
3 22 (30.56%) SQL
4 18 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 14 (19.44%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.56%) Java
7 2 (2.78%) XAML
8 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) HNC
2 6 (8.33%) HND
3 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) Oracle
2 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.39%) Apigee
3 1 (1.39%) Google
3 1 (1.39%) SAP
3 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
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