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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 85 93 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -33
Contract jobs citing WCF 39 39 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.54% 1.41% 2.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.35% 5.08% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 60
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £364 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £620 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
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
614 768 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.23% 27.84% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 433 475
Median daily rate £375 £385 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 33
Median hourly rate £30.50 £40.00 £35.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +12.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £32.91 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.08% +5.71%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Essex +16 15 £348 -7.33% 3
Cambridgeshire -5 8 £375 -6.25% 7
Suffolk -2 6 £440 +10.00% 2
Bedfordshire +5 5 £594 -6.86% 6
Hertfordshire +5 5 £381 +2.93% 6
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

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

1 76 (89.41%) .NET
2 72 (84.71%) C#
3 37 (43.53%) SQL
4 34 (40.00%) SOA
5 30 (35.29%) ASP.NET
6 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
6 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (32.94%) WPF
8 27 (31.76%) MVC
8 27 (31.76%) SOAP
8 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
9 26 (30.59%) Windows
10 22 (25.88%) REST
10 22 (25.88%) TDD
10 22 (25.88%) Software Engineering
10 22 (25.88%) .NET Framework
11 20 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (22.35%) Visual Studio
13 17 (20.00%) Finance
14 14 (16.47%) jQuery
15 13 (15.29%) OO
15 13 (15.29%) XML
16 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
16 12 (14.12%) HTML
16 12 (14.12%) E-Commerce
16 12 (14.12%) Unit Testing
16 12 (14.12%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (14.12%) DevExpress
17 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (12.94%) Middleware

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 8 (9.41%) IIS
2 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.88%) CMS
4 4 (4.71%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.35%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.35%) Mule
6 1 (1.18%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Office
2 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (11.76%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) HTTP
1 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.35%) FTP
3 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) Visual Studio
2 12 (14.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (3.53%) NUnit
5 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.35%) MSTest
6 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.18%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.18%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.18%) NuGet
6 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.18%) Selenium
6 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 17 (20.00%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Billing
4 1 (1.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (61.18%) Developer
2 39 (45.88%) .NET Developer
3 27 (31.76%) C# Developer
4 25 (29.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (21.18%) Architect
6 15 (17.65%) C# WPF Developer
6 15 (17.65%) WPF Developer
7 14 (16.47%) ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (16.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 14 (16.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (16.47%) C# WCF Developer
7 14 (16.47%) Senior Developer
7 14 (16.47%) WCF Developer
8 13 (15.29%) SQL Developer
9 11 (12.94%) ASP Developer
9 11 (12.94%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 11 (12.94%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (12.94%) Senior SQL Developer
9 11 (12.94%) Senior WPF Developer
9 11 (12.94%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (89.41%) .NET
2 30 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 28 (32.94%) WPF
4 27 (31.76%) SOAP
5 22 (25.88%) .NET Framework
5 22 (25.88%) REST
6 20 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (16.47%) jQuery
8 13 (15.29%) XML
9 12 (14.12%) HTML
10 11 (12.94%) Middleware
10 11 (12.94%) WinForms
11 10 (11.76%) MSMQ
12 8 (9.41%) Web Services
13 7 (8.24%) CSS
13 7 (8.24%) Entity Framework
14 6 (7.06%) Classic ASP
14 6 (7.06%) RESTful
14 6 (7.06%) Silverlight
15 5 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.59%) Data Integration
3 6 (7.06%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (7.06%) iPad
4 5 (5.88%) SCADA
5 2 (2.35%) iPhone
5 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.59%) Windows
2 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.00%) SOA
2 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.76%) MVC
4 22 (25.88%) Software Engineering
4 22 (25.88%) TDD
5 13 (15.29%) OO
6 12 (14.12%) E-Commerce
6 12 (14.12%) Unit Testing
7 11 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (11.76%) DevOps
8 10 (11.76%) Reverse Engineering
9 9 (10.59%) Change Control
9 9 (10.59%) Integration Testing
9 9 (10.59%) Low Latency
10 8 (9.41%) Microservices
10 8 (9.41%) Web Development
11 6 (7.06%) Capacity Management
11 6 (7.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (7.06%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (7.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (84.71%) C#
2 37 (43.53%) SQL
3 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.71%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.35%) XAML
7 1 (1.18%) C++
7 1 (1.18%) Java
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) PhD
2 3 (3.53%) Degree
3 1 (1.18%) ISEB
3 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.18%) MCITP
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.12%) DevExpress
3 8 (9.41%) Red Hat
4 7 (8.24%) VMware
5 5 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (2.35%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.18%) Capita
7 1 (1.18%) IBM
7 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.18%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.18%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.18%) WSO2
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