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 25 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 46 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing WCF 10 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.70% 1.66% 1.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.67% 7.09% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 7
Median daily rate £338 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £559 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £653 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £368
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
- +95.55%

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
150 141 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.47% 23.38% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 77 112
Median daily rate £338 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Median hourly rate £40.25 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.70 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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
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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Hertford - 2 - -
WCF
East of England

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) C#
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) MVC
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (61.54%) XSLT
4 8 (61.54%) CSS
4 8 (61.54%) XML
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 8 (61.54%) HTML
4 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
4 8 (61.54%) Entity Framework
4 8 (61.54%) .NET Framework
4 8 (61.54%) LINQ
4 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (53.85%) TDD
5 7 (53.85%) SOLID
6 6 (46.15%) Scrum
6 6 (46.15%) OOP
6 6 (46.15%) OO
6 6 (46.15%) IIS
6 6 (46.15%) XSL
6 6 (46.15%) VBScript
6 6 (46.15%) SOAP
6 6 (46.15%) REST
6 6 (46.15%) NHibernate
7 5 (38.46%) ReSharper
7 5 (38.46%) Refactoring

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 6 (46.15%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (38.46%) FxCop
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) ReSharper
1 5 (38.46%) StyleCop
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 4 (30.77%) Moq
3 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (92.31%) .NET Developer
3 7 (53.85%) C# Developer
4 6 (46.15%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (23.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (23.08%) C# WCF Developer
6 3 (23.08%) WCF Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Senior SQL Server Developer
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (61.54%) .NET Framework
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (61.54%) CSS
3 8 (61.54%) Entity Framework
3 8 (61.54%) HTML
3 8 (61.54%) LINQ
3 8 (61.54%) XML
3 8 (61.54%) XSLT
4 6 (46.15%) NHibernate
4 6 (46.15%) REST
4 6 (46.15%) SOAP
4 6 (46.15%) XSL
5 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET
5 5 (38.46%) AutoMapper
5 5 (38.46%) Dapper ORM
6 4 (30.77%) WF
7 3 (23.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Contactless
1 4 (30.77%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) MVC
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) SOLID
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
4 6 (46.15%) OO
4 6 (46.15%) OOP
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) Code Coverage
5 5 (38.46%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (38.46%) Refactoring
6 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
7 1 (7.69%) SDLC
7 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) VBScript
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Atlassian
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft