The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 52 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing WCF 5 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.75% 0.90% 1.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.13% 4.24% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £381 £370 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.93% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £356 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £391 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -43.58%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
121 165 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.17% 21.29% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 82 95
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

WCF
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WCF across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

WCF Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

WCF
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

WCF Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

WCF
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £463 - 1
Royston - 1 - -
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for WCF.

1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (80.00%) .NET
2 12 (80.00%) SOAP
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) REST
3 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
3 11 (73.33%) SOA
4 9 (60.00%) E-Commerce
4 9 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (60.00%) TDD
4 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 9 (60.00%) SaaS
4 9 (60.00%) DevOps
5 8 (53.33%) Data Integration
5 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (40.00%) Middleware
7 6 (40.00%) MSMQ
8 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 4 (26.67%) Retail
9 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
10 3 (20.00%) MVC
10 3 (20.00%) High Availability
10 3 (20.00%) jQuery
10 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 2 (13.33%) SOLID
11 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
11 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
11 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (60.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.67%) CruiseControl
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Architect
1 9 (60.00%) E-Commerce Architect
2 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
2 6 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (33.33%) Senior Architect
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Digital Architect
6 2 (13.33%) Digital Technical Architect
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C# WCF Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Technical Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) .NET
1 12 (80.00%) REST
1 12 (80.00%) SOAP
2 6 (40.00%) Middleware
2 6 (40.00%) MSMQ
3 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 3 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) NHibernate
5 2 (13.33%) WPF
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (6.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) SOA
3 9 (60.00%) DevOps
3 9 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 9 (60.00%) TDD
4 8 (53.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) High Availability
5 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
6 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) SOLID
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Content Management
7 1 (6.67%) CRM
7 1 (6.67%) ERP
7 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) System Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (13.33%) Sitecore