The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 38 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.42% 3.35% 5.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.12% 6.50% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 7
Median daily rate £450 £335 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% +6.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.88 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% -23.86%
WCF
South East

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 Kent region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
89 123 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 37.39% 51.46% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 99 30
Median daily rate £350 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
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 Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent 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 Kent

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in Kent

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 8 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 Kent region with a requirement for WCF.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (75.00%) CQRS
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (75.00%) MVVM
2 3 (75.00%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (75.00%) StructureMap
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 3 (75.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) WSDL
3 2 (50.00%) NHS
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) N-Tier

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Moq
1 2 (50.00%) MSTest
1 2 (50.00%) NUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# WPF Developer
2 2 (50.00%) WCF Developer
2 2 (50.00%) WPF Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (75.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) StructureMap
2 3 (75.00%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 3 (75.00%) WSDL
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) CQRS
2 3 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) MVVM
3 2 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 2 (50.00%) High Availability
3 2 (50.00%) Information Governance
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft