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 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 94 77 82
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing WCF 31 60 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.35% 2.33% 2.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.61% 8.51% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 41 50
Median daily rate £288 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £625 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £43.75 -
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 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
673 705 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.35% 27.33% 31.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 454 597
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 38 22
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% -0.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £31.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.92 £44.25 £43.75
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 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 5 December 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 5 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
Cambridgeshire +5 21 £281 -33.82% 11
Hertfordshire -10 4 - - 9
Norfolk - 3 £306 -
Suffolk -12 2 - - 4
Essex +4 1 £328 -18.12% 3
WCF
England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 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 of England region with a requirement for WCF.

1 40 (97.56%) C#
2 36 (87.80%) .NET
3 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
4 18 (43.90%) MVC
5 16 (39.02%) SQL
6 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
6 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (31.71%) .NET Framework
8 13 (31.71%) SOAP
9 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
9 11 (26.83%) REST
10 10 (24.39%) Scrum
11 9 (21.95%) XML
11 9 (21.95%) Windows
11 9 (21.95%) TDD
11 9 (21.95%) SOLID
12 8 (19.51%) MVVM
12 8 (19.51%) CRM
12 8 (19.51%) HTML
13 7 (17.07%) OOP
13 7 (17.07%) Data Protection
13 7 (17.07%) Dynamics CRM
13 7 (17.07%) WPF
13 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
14 6 (14.63%) Entity Framework
14 6 (14.63%) jQuery
14 6 (14.63%) Web Services
14 6 (14.63%) CSS
15 5 (12.20%) Microsoft

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 4 (9.76%) IIS
1 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (7.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
3 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.76%) Selenium
3 3 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (7.32%) FxCop
3 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.32%) JIRA
3 3 (7.32%) Moq
3 3 (7.32%) ReSharper
3 3 (7.32%) StyleCop
4 2 (4.88%) JMeter
4 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.44%) MSTest
5 1 (2.44%) NUnit
General
1 3 (7.32%) Electronics
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
1 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
1 3 (7.32%) Marketing
1 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (92.68%) Developer
2 28 (68.29%) .NET Developer
3 23 (56.10%) C# Developer
4 21 (51.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (12.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (12.20%) CRM Developer
6 4 (9.76%) WCF Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# WCF Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) C# WPF Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Developer in Test
8 2 (4.88%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (4.88%) WPF Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (87.80%) .NET
2 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET
2 15 (36.59%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (31.71%) .NET Framework
3 13 (31.71%) SOAP
4 11 (26.83%) REST
5 9 (21.95%) XML
6 8 (19.51%) HTML
7 7 (17.07%) WPF
8 6 (14.63%) CSS
8 6 (14.63%) Entity Framework
8 6 (14.63%) jQuery
8 6 (14.63%) Web Services
9 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (12.20%) LINQ
10 4 (9.76%) ADO.NET
10 4 (9.76%) Dapper ORM
10 4 (9.76%) NHibernate
10 4 (9.76%) Silverlight
10 4 (9.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Contactless
1 3 (7.32%) EMV
2 2 (4.88%) SCADA
3 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.44%) iPad
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) MVC
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (24.39%) Scrum
4 9 (21.95%) SOLID
4 9 (21.95%) TDD
5 8 (19.51%) CRM
5 8 (19.51%) MVVM
6 7 (17.07%) Data Protection
6 7 (17.07%) OOP
7 5 (12.20%) Web Development
8 4 (9.76%) BDD
8 4 (9.76%) Code Coverage
8 4 (9.76%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.76%) OO
8 4 (9.76%) Refactoring
9 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (7.32%) Mobile Development
9 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (97.56%) C#
2 16 (39.02%) SQL
3 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.76%) VBScript
4 4 (9.76%) XAML
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) C++
5 1 (2.44%) Java
5 1 (2.44%) PHP
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) MCITP
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.88%) PhD
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) ISEB
2 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Atlassian
2 3 (7.32%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) Siemens
3 1 (2.44%) Xamarin
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