The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 25 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 102 110 66
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -44
Contract jobs citing WCF 25 33 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.01% 1.11% 2.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.81% 4.16% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 67
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+78.94% -5.00%
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 of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
657 794 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.52% 26.78% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 487 533
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 31
Median hourly rate £31.27 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.82% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.94 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

WCF
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Suffolk -1 11 £465 +16.25%
Cambridgeshire +9 4 £438 +16.66% 5
Bedfordshire +6 4 £588 +17.50% 4
Hertfordshire +11 3 £350 -5.49% 10
Essex +2 3 £350 +16.66% 6
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 of England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 66 (91.67%) .NET
2 58 (80.56%) C#
3 27 (37.50%) SQL
4 24 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 24 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (30.56%) SOAP
5 22 (30.56%) Windows
5 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
6 21 (29.17%) WPF
7 20 (27.78%) SOA
7 20 (27.78%) Software Engineering
8 19 (26.39%) MVC
9 18 (25.00%) .NET Framework
9 18 (25.00%) XML
9 18 (25.00%) Visual Studio
10 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
11 15 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (20.83%) REST
12 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (18.06%) CRM
12 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
13 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 12 (16.67%) Finance
13 12 (16.67%) TDD
13 12 (16.67%) jQuery
14 11 (15.28%) Silverlight
15 10 (13.89%) Unit Testing
15 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (13.89%) Dynamics CRM

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.72%) IIS
3 6 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.17%) CMS
5 2 (2.78%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.78%) Mule
5 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.39%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) HTTP
1 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) FTP
3 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 15 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.56%) NUnit
4 3 (4.17%) MSTest
4 3 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.78%) Selenium
6 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.39%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.39%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.39%) NuGet
6 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 49 (68.06%) Developer
2 32 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 20 (27.78%) C# Developer
4 19 (26.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 10 (13.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (13.89%) C# WPF Developer
5 10 (13.89%) WPF Developer
6 9 (12.50%) C# WCF Developer
6 9 (12.50%) WCF Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Architect
7 8 (11.11%) CRM Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 8 (11.11%) Technical Architect
8 6 (8.33%) Applications Support
8 6 (8.33%) ASP Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
8 6 (8.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (91.67%) .NET
2 24 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 22 (30.56%) SOAP
4 21 (29.17%) WPF
5 18 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 18 (25.00%) XML
6 15 (20.83%) REST
7 13 (18.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (16.67%) jQuery
9 11 (15.28%) Silverlight
10 9 (12.50%) HTML
10 9 (12.50%) Web Services
10 9 (12.50%) WinForms
11 8 (11.11%) CSS
12 7 (9.72%) Entity Framework
13 6 (8.33%) Classic ASP
13 6 (8.33%) LINQ
14 5 (6.94%) Middleware
15 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 4 (5.56%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.56%) iPad
4 3 (4.17%) SCADA
5 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) Windows
2 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.78%) SOA
2 20 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 19 (26.39%) MVC
4 13 (18.06%) CRM
5 12 (16.67%) TDD
6 10 (13.89%) Unit Testing
7 9 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
8 8 (11.11%) OO
9 7 (9.72%) Change Control
9 7 (9.72%) Integration Testing
9 7 (9.72%) Low Latency
9 7 (9.72%) Microservices
9 7 (9.72%) Web Development
10 6 (8.33%) Capacity Management
10 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
10 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.94%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 58 (80.56%) C#
2 27 (37.50%) SQL
3 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.17%) XAML
6 2 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) Java
7 1 (1.39%) PHP
7 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Degree
1 4 (5.56%) PhD
2 2 (2.78%) ISEB
2 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.39%) MCITP
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.39%) VirtualBox
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) DevExpress
2 7 (9.72%) VMware
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle
3 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.78%) IBM
4 2 (2.78%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.39%) Capita
5 1 (1.39%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.39%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.39%) WSO2