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 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
South East / Kent
Rank 31 44 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing WCF 8 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.93% 2.26% 4.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.41% 6.02% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 11
Median daily rate £400 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £363
% 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 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +103.07%

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
108 133 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 39.56% 37.57% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 116 48
Median daily rate £338 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £318 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +13.97%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WCF within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 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
Maidstone +7 2 £375 +7.14% 1
WCF
South East

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 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 Kent region with a requirement for WCF.

1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (88.89%) NUnit
2 8 (88.89%) MVVM
2 8 (88.89%) Moq
2 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 8 (88.89%) ReSharper
2 8 (88.89%) WPF
2 8 (88.89%) LINQ
2 8 (88.89%) Unit Testing
2 8 (88.89%) VB.NET
2 8 (88.89%) WinForms
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) ADO.NET
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) Client/Server
2 8 (88.89%) MSBuild
2 8 (88.89%) Caliburn.Micro
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (88.89%) Prototyping
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Finance

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 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Moq
1 8 (88.89%) MSBuild
1 8 (88.89%) NUnit
1 8 (88.89%) ReSharper
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Developer
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle Developer
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Developer
2 8 (88.89%) WCF Developer
2 8 (88.89%) WinForms Developer
2 8 (88.89%) WPF Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# WCF Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) ADO.NET
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (88.89%) Caliburn.Micro
2 8 (88.89%) LINQ
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 8 (88.89%) WinForms
2 8 (88.89%) WPF
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) MVVM
2 8 (88.89%) Prototyping
2 8 (88.89%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft