The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 26 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing WCF 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.52% 1.92% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.17% 9.09% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £22.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -45.67%
WCF
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 Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
24 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 12.44% 21.15% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
Median daily rate £475 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +8.00%

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands 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 the Midlands

WCF
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

WCF Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

WCF
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Midlands region with a requirement for WCF.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Umbraco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (100.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Azure SQL Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL