The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 39 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs citing WCF 14 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.24% 0.38% 2.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.20% 1.05% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 14
Median daily rate £348 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +25.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £435 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £33.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-67.40% -16.66%
WCF
East of 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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
125 190 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.94% 35.85% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 98 85
Median daily rate £350 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £274 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 10
Median hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £35.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% +6.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.60 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 Essex

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Essex

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 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
Colchester - 4 £348 -
Brentwood - 1 £363 - 1
Hockley - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £375 - 1
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 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 Essex region with a requirement for WCF.

1 26 (96.30%) .NET
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
3 17 (62.96%) C#
4 15 (55.56%) ASP.NET
5 13 (48.15%) Finance
5 13 (48.15%) SQL
5 13 (48.15%) MVC
6 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (33.33%) OO
6 9 (33.33%) WPF
6 9 (33.33%) DevExpress
7 8 (29.63%) Financial Institution
7 8 (29.63%) SOA
8 7 (25.93%) IIS
8 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (22.22%) jQuery
9 6 (22.22%) Network Load Balancing
9 6 (22.22%) VMware
9 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
9 6 (22.22%) Classic ASP
9 6 (22.22%) HTTP
9 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
9 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
9 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (22.22%) Capacity Management
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (18.52%) XML
10 5 (18.52%) SQL Server

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 7 (25.93%) IIS
2 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) HTTP
1 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Developer
2 20 (74.07%) .NET Developer
3 14 (51.85%) C# Developer
4 13 (48.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (33.33%) C# WPF Developer
6 9 (33.33%) WPF Developer
7 8 (29.63%) ASP Developer
7 8 (29.63%) Senior .NET Developer
7 8 (29.63%) Senior ASP Developer
7 8 (29.63%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (29.63%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 8 (29.63%) Senior C# Developer
7 8 (29.63%) Senior Developer
7 8 (29.63%) Senior SQL Developer
7 8 (29.63%) SOA Developer
7 8 (29.63%) SQL Developer
7 8 (29.63%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (96.30%) .NET
2 15 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (33.33%) WPF
4 6 (22.22%) Classic ASP
4 6 (22.22%) jQuery
5 5 (18.52%) XML
6 4 (14.81%) LINQ
7 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 3 (11.11%) ADO.NET
7 3 (11.11%) CSS
7 3 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 3 (11.11%) HTML
8 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (7.41%) HTML5
8 2 (7.41%) Web Services
9 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
9 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
9 1 (3.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) MVC
2 9 (33.33%) OO
3 8 (29.63%) SOA
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) Capacity Management
5 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (22.22%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
6 5 (18.52%) Web Development
7 3 (11.11%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) Document Management
8 2 (7.41%) Front End Development
8 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.70%) API Development
9 1 (3.70%) Dependency Injection
9 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
9 1 (3.70%) MVVM
9 1 (3.70%) User Stories
9 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) C#
2 13 (48.15%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) DevExpress
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft