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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 31 43 25
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing WCF 3 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.14% 1.68% 6.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.92% 3.50% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 16
Median daily rate £275 £356 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% +29.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+18.24% +5.71%
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
61 143 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.19% 48.15% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 79 68
Median daily rate £325 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%

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 24 August 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 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) MVC
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 6 (42.86%) CSS
5 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (35.71%) WPF
6 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
6 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
6 5 (35.71%) Entity Framework
7 4 (28.57%) SDLC
7 4 (28.57%) HTML
7 4 (28.57%) Banking
7 4 (28.57%) Wealth Management
8 3 (21.43%) Investment Management
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (21.43%) MVVM
8 3 (21.43%) Retail
8 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
8 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
8 3 (21.43%) Fund Management
8 3 (21.43%) TDD

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (14.29%) Moq
3 2 (14.29%) MSTest
3 2 (14.29%) NUnit
3 2 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (21.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (85.71%) .NET Developer
2 12 (85.71%) C# Developer
3 11 (78.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (71.43%) C# WCF Developer
4 10 (71.43%) WCF Developer
5 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (50.00%) SQL Developer
7 4 (28.57%) C# WPF Developer
7 4 (28.57%) WPF Developer
8 3 (21.43%) .NET Applications Developer
8 3 (21.43%) Applications Developer
8 3 (21.43%) C# Application Developer
8 3 (21.43%) HTML Developer
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
10 1 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
10 1 (7.14%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
3 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
3 5 (35.71%) Entity Framework
3 5 (35.71%) WPF
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (21.43%) NHibernate
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) StructureMap
5 3 (21.43%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (21.43%) WSDL
6 2 (14.29%) jQuery
7 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (7.14%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
1 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) MVC
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Wealth Management
4 3 (21.43%) CQRS
4 3 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (21.43%) Fund Management
4 3 (21.43%) Investment Management
4 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 3 (21.43%) MVVM
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 2 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (14.29%) High Availability
5 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
5 2 (14.29%) OO
5 2 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
6 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) XAML
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft